Timothy Gonchoroff, Texas Sculpture Group

From McAllen, Texas

Artist Statement:

Tim is a fiber and mixed media artist from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. His work focuses on traditional crafting processes including natural dyeing, weaving, carpentry, and many others as a conduit for investigating and documenting particular elements in environments that are products of an anthropogenic ecology. He is a self-taught weaver that uses a variety of non-traditional materials from unexpected sources such as plastic shopping bags, vinyl advertising banners, and videocassette tape. This piece is woven on a floor loom from repurposed vinyl advertisement banners.

Artist Biography:

Tim received his BA in Art History from the College of William & Mary (2010), a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2013), and an MFA in Sculpture & Dimensional Studies from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University (2015). Tim has exhibited internationally and has received a Fulbright grant (2016) to conduct research in Arctic Norway. Most recently, he was an Artist-in-Residence at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Tim currently lives in McAllen, Texas where he is the Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.