Tim Crowder

b. 1956, Sikeston, MO
The only thing that engages me is the mystery of the world. (Rene Magritte)
Greetings
Greetings

Tim Crowder’s practice transforms traditional art forms, such as landscape painting and found object sculpture, into sardonic, incisive commentaries on the world around us. Both aesthetically pleasing and philosophically stimulating, his works explore contemporary and sometimes controversial themes like overconsumption, climate change, human behavior, and psychology. Inspired by artists like Rene Magritte as well as Freudian theories, he analyzes concepts of reality, fantasy, form, and perception through the guise of surrealism. He depicts eccentric animals and everyday objects in strange but comforting landscapes, as if illustrations from unconventional children’s books. More recently, Crowder has begun examination of line, shape, and color through dramatically minimal abstractions of the animals and landscapes he captured in the past. Through his playful and provocative paintings, sculpture and installations, he raises questions about the mysterious nature of objects and the function of art itself.

Tim Crowder was born in Missouri and attended Memphis College of Art. He has participated in exhibitions across the United States, including Mobile Museum of Art, Arkansas Art Center, The Southern Living Idea House; Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago; Garner Narrative Contemporary Fine Art, Louisville; Vita Gallery, Portland; and Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA. He has received a number of awards, including the Purchase Award, Southeastern Juried Exhibition, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL; Grand Prize, Delta Invitational, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock; Purchase Award from the Red Clay Survey at the Huntsville Museum of Art, AL; and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. His work is featured in the collections of Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock; Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis; Chase Bank, New York; Crown Equipment Corporation, New Bremen, OH; Fidelity Investments, Memphis, Charlotte; Hilton Hotel Corporation, Memphis; Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL; JMB Corporation, Chicago; Landers & Associates, Memphis; The Prudential Co., New York; and Nordstrom's stores in Dallas, Miami, Detroit, Honolulu, Chicago, Seattle, Indianapolis, Tampa, and Tacoma.

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Greetings
Greetings
Greetings
Greetings
Greetings
Greetings
Paper and Wood Wall Sculpture
Paper and Wood Wall Sculpture
Paper and Wood Sculpture 1
Paper and Wood Sculpture 1
Paper and Wood Sculpture 2
Paper and Wood Sculpture 2
Paper and Wood Sculpture 3
Paper and Wood Sculpture 3
Ribba (small) #2
Ribba (small) #2
Ribba (small) #3
Ribba (small) #3
Ribba (small) #5
Ribba (small) #5
Ribba (small) #6
Ribba (small) #6
Ribba (small) #7
Ribba (small) #7
Ribba (small) #8
Ribba (small) #8
Ribba (small) #9
Ribba (small) #9
Small Paper and Wood Project 1
Small Paper and Wood Project 1
TIM CROWDER: Small Paper and Wood Project 2
TIM CROWDER: Small Paper and Wood Project 2
TIM CROWDER: Small Paper and Wood Project 3
TIM CROWDER: Small Paper and Wood Project 3
Small Paper and Wood Project 4
Small Paper and Wood Project 4
Small Paper and Wood Project 5
Small Paper and Wood Project 5
Small Paper and Wood Project 6
Small Paper and Wood Project 6
TIM CROWDER: Small Paper and Wood Project 7
TIM CROWDER: Small Paper and Wood Project 7
Small Paper and Wood Project 8
Small Paper and Wood Project 8
Small Paper and Wood Project 9
Small Paper and Wood Project 9
TIM CROWDER: Small Paper and Wood Project 10
TIM CROWDER: Small Paper and Wood Project 10
Small Paper and Wood Project 11
Small Paper and Wood Project 11
TIM CROWDER: Small Paper and Wood Project 12
TIM CROWDER: Small Paper and Wood Project 12
Small Paper and Wood Project 13
Small Paper and Wood Project 13
TIM CROWDER: Small Paper and Wood Project 14
TIM CROWDER: Small Paper and Wood Project 14
Smal and Paper Wood Project 15
Smal and Paper Wood Project 15
TIM CROWDER: Small Paper and Wood Project 16
TIM CROWDER: Small Paper and Wood Project 16
Small Paper and Wood Project 17
Small Paper and Wood Project 17
TIM CROWDER:  Small Paper and Wood Project 18
TIM CROWDER: Small Paper and Wood Project 18
Small Paper and Wood Project 19
Small Paper and Wood Project 19
Small Paper and Wood Project 20
Small Paper and Wood Project 20
Small Paper and Wood Project 21
Small Paper and Wood Project 21
TIM CROWDER: Small Paper and Woods Project 22
TIM CROWDER: Small Paper and Woods Project 22
Felt Drawing #3
Felt Drawing #3
Felt Drawing #5
Felt Drawing #5
Small Thoughts 22
Small Thoughts 22
Small Thoughts 23
Small Thoughts 23
Small Thoughts 25
Small Thoughts 25
Small Thoughts 26
Small Thoughts 26
Greetings
Greetings
paper, wood, latex, wire, shellac, acrylic, oil, enamel, spray paint, embroidery, pyrography, 34x22.25x2.25
2020
Greetings
Greetings
paper, wood, latex, wire, shellac, acrylic, oil, enamel, spray paint, embroidery, pyrography, 3ox22.5x.75
2020
Greetings
Greetings
paper, wood, latex, wire, shellac, acrylic, oil, enamel, spray paint, embroidery, pyrography, 30.75x22.5x.75
2020
Paper and Wood Wall Sculpture
Paper and Wood Wall Sculpture
mixed media, 44.25x10.25x2.5
2020
Paper and Wood Sculpture 1
Paper and Wood Sculpture 1
mixed media, 52x26x8.25
2020
Paper and Wood Sculpture 2
Paper and Wood Sculpture 2
mixed media, 56x20.25x5
2020
Paper and Wood Sculpture 3
Paper and Wood Sculpture 3
mixed media, 67x14.5x9
2020
Ribba (small) #2
Ribba (small) #2
felt on masonite, 6.75x5
2019
Ribba (small) #3
Ribba (small) #3
felt on masonite, 6.75x5
2019
Ribba (small) #5
Ribba (small) #5
felt on masonite, 6.75x5
2019
Ribba (small) #6
Ribba (small) #6
felt on masonite, 6.75x5
2019
Ribba (small) #7
Ribba (small) #7
felt on masonite, 6.75x5
2019
Ribba (small) #8
Ribba (small) #8
felt on masonite, 6.75x5
2019
Ribba (small) #9
Ribba (small) #9
felt on masonite, 6.75x5
2019
Small Paper and Wood Project 1
Small Paper and Wood Project 1
mixed media, 7x5x3.5
2020
TIM CROWDER: Small Paper and Wood Project 2
TIM CROWDER: Small Paper and Wood Project 2
mixed media, 6.75x4.75x3.25
2020
TIM CROWDER: Small Paper and Wood Project 3
TIM CROWDER: Small Paper and Wood Project 3
mixed media, 7x5.25x2
2020
Small Paper and Wood Project 4
Small Paper and Wood Project 4
mixed media, 6.5x6.6x2.75
2020
Small Paper and Wood Project 5
Small Paper and Wood Project 5
mixed media, 6.75x7x1.75
2020
Small Paper and Wood Project 6
Small Paper and Wood Project 6
mixed media, 5.5x5x2.75
2020
TIM CROWDER: Small Paper and Wood Project 7
TIM CROWDER: Small Paper and Wood Project 7
mixed media, 5x5.75x1.5
2020
Small Paper and Wood Project 8
Small Paper and Wood Project 8
mixed media, 5x5.5x3
2020
Small Paper and Wood Project 9
Small Paper and Wood Project 9
mixed media, 9.5x5x3.5
2020
TIM CROWDER: Small Paper and Wood Project 10
TIM CROWDER: Small Paper and Wood Project 10
mixed media, 7.5x3x1.75
2020
Small Paper and Wood Project 11
Small Paper and Wood Project 11
mixed media, 6.5x3.5x.75
2020
TIM CROWDER: Small Paper and Wood Project 12
TIM CROWDER: Small Paper and Wood Project 12
mixed media, 8x5.25x1
2020
Small Paper and Wood Project 13
Small Paper and Wood Project 13
mixed media, 4.75x7x1.5
2020
TIM CROWDER: Small Paper and Wood Project 14
TIM CROWDER: Small Paper and Wood Project 14
mixed media, 8x6x1.5
2020
Smal and Paper Wood Project 15
Smal and Paper Wood Project 15
mixed media, 5.75x3.75x3
2020
TIM CROWDER: Small Paper and Wood Project 16
TIM CROWDER: Small Paper and Wood Project 16
mixed media, 7x5.5x1.5
2020
Small Paper and Wood Project 17
Small Paper and Wood Project 17
mixed media, 6.75x4x3
2020
TIM CROWDER:  Small Paper and Wood Project 18
TIM CROWDER: Small Paper and Wood Project 18
Small Paper and Wood Project 19
Small Paper and Wood Project 19
mixed media, 5.5x4.25x2.25
2020
Small Paper and Wood Project 20
Small Paper and Wood Project 20
mixed media, 7.5x4.5x.75
2020
Small Paper and Wood Project 21
Small Paper and Wood Project 21
mixed media, 6.5x5x.75
2020
TIM CROWDER: Small Paper and Woods Project 22
TIM CROWDER: Small Paper and Woods Project 22
mixed media, 9.75x4x.5
2020
Felt Drawing #3
Felt Drawing #3
latex with felt on board, 61.5x49.5
2019
Felt Drawing #5
Felt Drawing #5
latex with felt on board, 61.5x49.5
2019
Small Thoughts 22
Small Thoughts 22
oil, enamel, wood filler and wire on wood, 5.5x7.5x1
2017
Small Thoughts 23
Small Thoughts 23
enamel, felt and wood filler on wood panel, 6.75x4.5x3.25
2017
Small Thoughts 25
Small Thoughts 25
latex, oil, enamel and wire on wood panel, 5x8x3.5
2017
Small Thoughts 26
Small Thoughts 26
latex, enamel and wire on wood, 8x4x2
2017

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