FOUNDATIONS COORDINATOR, Senior Lecturer in Drawing and Painting
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 observation of the interiors or ‘wrong’ sides of foil masks. He is also inclined to use landscape sketches taken from shadows in cemeteries, French clouds, and other observed wilderness events. Choosing visually complex subjects, Flowers discovers power in the incomprehensible.
Recent exhibitions include the two-person show ‘Fanatic’ at Upfor Gallery, Portland, OR, 2014 and the three-person show ‘Grok’ at Kibbee Gallery, Atlanta GA, 2011. Other recent group shows include ‘August Geometry’ at Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2015; ‘Gathered: Georgia Artists Selecting Georgia Artists’ at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA, 2015; ‘Exhibition in Print: South’ New American Paintings, Issue #118, 2015.