Tim Flowers joined the School of Art & Design Faculty in August of 2001. He received his MFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1985 and his BFA from the University of Oklahoma in 1983. Prior to his appointment at GSU he taught for 2 years at Louisiana State University in the Painting & Drawing area as a Professional-in Residence, and for 9 years as an adjunct in the Painting Department at the Rhode Island School of Design. In the summers of 1999, 2000 and 2002 he taught a study abroad course, Art in the Outback, through RISD and the University of New South Wales in Sydney.
Flowers’ teaching philosophy stems from a belief in building perceptual skills as a base for invention and self-expression, exploration and research. His recent drawings and oil paintings are based on landscape imagery taken from shadows in cemeteries, French clouds, the snowy woods of a 1999 residency at the Millay Colony for the Arts in upstate New York and in actual wilderness encountered while traveling in outback Australia. Starting with sketches from in the field, he searches for the border between transience and existence.
Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Shadows and Figments’ at the Peachtree Branch of the Fulton County Public Library, Atlanta, GA in 2007; ‘Shadowforms’ at Sycamore Place Gallery, Decatur, GA in 2004; ‘Unfamiliar Territory’ a solo exhibition at Mazmanian Gallery, Framingham State College, Framingham, MA in 1999; and ‘Natural Causes’ at the Rhode Island Foundation Gallery, Providence, RI in 1998. Other recent group shows include ‘The Secret Garden’ at River Gallery, Chattanooga, TN in 2002; ‘Painters Invite Painters’ at Foster Gallery, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA in 2001; ‘Tim Flowers and Acton Chin: Recent Works’ at Krause Gallery, Providence, RI in 1999; ‘Down to Earth: The Enduring Landscape’ at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI in 1998; ‘A Sense of Place’, at the Attleboro Museum, Attleboro MA in 1998; and various group and juried shows in Georgia, New York, New England, Louisiana, Texas and Montana.