Timothy FlowersPrincipal Sr. Lecturer Undergraduate Director Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design
Undergraduate Director and Principal 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 at Louisiana State University and 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 sketches taken from shadows in cemeteries, French clouds, and other observed landscape events. Choosing visually complex subjects, Flowers discovers power in the incomprehensible.
Recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition ‘Anonymous Portraits of People You Know’ at the WSAD Gallery, Atlanta, 2019; and the two-person show ‘Fanatic’ at Upfor Gallery, Portland, OR, 2014. Other recent group shows include ‘Parallel’ at Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, 2020; ‘Contrast: China-USA Painting Exchange Exhibition’ at Lu Gallery, Baoding City, China, 2019; ‘The High Rise Show’ at ShowerHaus Gallery, Atlanta, 2019; and ‘August Geometry’ at Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, 2015.