Painting (Major)

Timothy App

Timothy App received a BFA from Kent State University and an MFA from Tyler School of Art. He has taught painting and drawing at MICA since 1990 at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In 2008, he was named the Interim Director of the Hoffberger School of Painting, a graduate studio program devoted to painting, and served in that capacity through Spring of 2010. Prior to teaching at MICA Timothy taught at Pomona College and University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
Since 1968, Timothy has remained active in the studio and in the art world, with 20 one-person and 5 two-person exhibitions, as well as over 200 group shows. He has exhibited his work regionally, nationally and abroad. In 1988, his work was the focus of a 20-year survey exhibition accompanied by a catalog. He is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in painting and an individual artist's grant from the Maryland State Arts Council. His work is included in many private and public collections, including 11 museums of art. Two of Timothy's paintings were part of the Art for Embassies program through the Department of State and exhibited in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina from 2005 to 2007. His work was chosen for the 185th Annual Invitational Exhibition at the National Academy of Design in New York. In 2013, a forty-five year retrospective was held at American University's Katzen Art Center in Washington, DC. During his time at MICA, Timothy has twice received the Trustee's Award for Excellence in Teaching, and has been nominated for the Richard C. Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship at the San Francisco Art Institute. In addition to his painting and teaching, he has written on the work of other artists, lectured on his own work, juried many shows, and curated exhibitions of abstract painting.

One-Person Exhibitions:

  • Goya Contemporary, Baltimore, Maryland, "The Homage Paintings" (February-March 2009). Catalog essay by Kristen Hileman.
  • Angie Newman Johnson Gallery, Episcopal High School, Alexandria, Virginia, "Homage," (April 27-June 10, 2007). Catalog.
  • Goya Contemporary, Baltimore, MD.
  • District Fine Arts, Washington, DC.
  • Goya Contemporary, Baltimore, MD.
  • Goya Contemporary, Baltimore, MD.
  • Kiang Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
  • York College of Pennsylvania, York, PA.
  • Linda Durham Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
  • Wade Wilson Gallery, Chicago, IL.
  • Linda Durham Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
  • Anthony Ralph Gallery, New York, NY.
  • Linda Durham Gallery, Santa Fe, NM. (catalogue essay by William Peterson).
  • Anthony Ralph Gallery, New York, NY.
  • Linda Durham Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
  • University Art Museum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Linda Durham Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
  • Mattingly-Baker Gallery, Dallas, TX.
  • Jonson Gallery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Baum-Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA.

Group Exhibitions

  • Howard Community College, Columbia, Maryland, "The Grey Zone: Abstraction and/or Representation Paintings and Drawings by Timothy App and Howie Lee Weiss (January-February 2009).
  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, "Works on Paper: The Natalie and Irving Forman Collection," (August 15-November 30, 2008). Catalog essay by Lilly Wei.Denise Bibro Fine Art, Platform Project Gallery, New York, New York, (September 6-October 6, 2007). Curated by Scott Malbaurn.
  • McLean Project for the Arts, Mclean, Virginia, "Strictly Painting 6," (June21-July 28, 2007). Curated by Kristen Hileman.
  • Goya Contemporary, Baltimore, Maryland, "Point of View," (September 16-November 2, 2006)
  • J. Wayne Stark University, University Center Galleries, College Station, Texas (June 8-August 11, 2006); Perspective Gallery, Blacksburg, Virginia (September 1-October 20, 2006); Art Museum, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas (November 10, 2006-Januray 7, 2007); Salt Lake City Public Library, Salt Lake City, Utah (April 6-May 25, 2007); "By Any Means: Works from the National Drawing Invitationals." Curated by Donald D. Perry.
  • Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, Maryland, "Mapping the Alternative," 20th Annual Critics' Residency Program, (May 16-June 24, 2006). Catalog essays by Lilly Wei, Justin Gershin, Brooke Lampley, and Lauren Pennell.
  • Engaging the Structural, Broadway Gallery, New York, NY. (Essay by Lilly Wei).
  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, The Natalie and Irvine Forman Collection, (May-July 3, 2005).
  • American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center, Washington, DC, Soft Openings, (June 6-August 19, 2005).
  • American Embassy, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
  • Conversations with the Collection, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA. Conversations, Evergreen House, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE; Bevier Gallery, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, (catalogue, curated & essay by Barry Nemett).
  • Poetic Minimalism, District Fine Arts, Washington, DC.
  • Mixing Realities, Muzeum Okregowe W Bydgoszcy, Bdygoszcz, Poland.
  • Prints & Drawings, Goya Contemporary, Baltimore, MD.
  • Selected Prints, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA.
  • In Good Form, Kiang Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
  • Strictly Painting III, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA.
  • Painters Who Make Prints, University of Maryland, University College, College Park, MD; Kennedy Museum of American Art, Ohio University, Athens, OH, (catalogue, essay by Barbara Rose).
  • More than Paper & Ink, Villa Julie College, Stevenson, MD.
  • The Minimalist Tradition in New Mexico: That Certain Look, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya Japan.
  • Chance & Necessity, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD; St. Mary's College, St. Mary's City, MD; Ohio University, Athens, OH (catalogue by Robert Edelman).
  • 22nd Annual National Invitational Drawing Exhibition (catalogue).
  • Eppink Art Gallery, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS.
  • Not So Simple, Arts 901, Washington, DC.
  • Playing in the Dark Tower, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD.
  • Making Waves in the Mid-Atlantic, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD.
  • State of the Art, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD.
  • Geometric Abstraction, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD.
  • Between the Sexes, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD.
  • Zero Defect: The Recent Work of Timothy App & John Ruppert, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD.
  • Selections from the Permanent Collection, Museum of Albuquerque, NM.
  • Elemental Abstraction, Salisbury State Unversity, Salisbury, MD.
  • Freedom of Choice, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD.
  • Common Ground, Museum of Albuquerque, NM.
  • New Mexico Impressions: Printmaking 1880-1990, University Art Museum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Plane Truth, Mulvane Art Museum, Washburn University, Topeka, KS.
  • Painting Without Words, Jan Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
  • The Centennial Suite, (prints by 17 artists published by the Tamarind Institute) Albuquerque City & County Government Building, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Five New Painters, John Davis Gallery, New York, NY, (curated by Sean Scully).
  • Group Exhibition, Anthony Ralph Gallery, New York NY.
  • New Mexico '87, Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM, (catalogue).
  • Uncommon Space, Museum of Albuquerque, NM.
  • Five from New Mexico, Fox Fine Arts Center, University of Texas, El Paso, TX.
  • 1985 Invitational Exhibition, Roswell Museum & Art Center, NM.
  • Recent Acquisitions, Museum of Albuquerque, NM.
  • Group Exhibition, Sebastian-Moore Gallery, Denver, CO.
  • The Phoenix Biennial, Phoenix Art Museum, AZ, (catalogue, essay by Albert Stewart).
  • Geometric Formalism in American Art, University Art Museum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Group Exhibition, Mattingly-Baker Gallery, Dallas, TX.
  • Recent Acquisitions, University Art Museum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, (catalogue, essay by Meline Wortz).
  • Los Angeles Abstract Painting, University Art Museum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM ; University Art Gallery, University of California, Riverside, CA, (catalogue, essay by Melina Wortz).
  • Qualities of Vision, Riverside Art Center, Riverside, CA.
  • Abstract Drawings (from LA & Other Places), Baum-Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
  • A Painting Show, Mt San Antonio College, Walnut, CA.
  • Abstract Painting from Southern California, Emily H Davis Art Gallery, University of Akron, OH; University of North Dakota, Grand Fork ND.
  • Painting in the Contemporary Mode, Mt San Jacinto College, CA.
  • Southern California Works on Paper, Moreau Gallery, St Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN.
  • Two On Paper, Southeast Arkansas Arts & Science Center, Pine Bluff, AR.
  • Nine LA Artists, California State University, Bakersfield, CA.
  • Color at Tyler, Watson Art Gallery, Elmira College, NY, (catalogue by Richard Schiff).
  • Six Artists, Akron Art Institute, OH.

Awards & Recognition

  • Shared Prize, Strictly Painting 6, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, Virginia, (Curated by Kristen Hileman).
2003, 1994
  • Trustees Award for Excellence in Teaching, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.