Tim is a fiber and mixed-media artist from Virginia. His work focuses on traditional craft processes, including natural dyeing, weaving, carpentry, and many others, as a conduit for investigating and documenting particular elements in environments that are products of an anthropogenic ecology. He is a self-taught weaver that uses a variety of non-traditional materials from unexpected sources such as plastic shopping bags, vinyl advertising banners, and videocassette tapes. At HCCC, Tim will continue to introduce elements of materiality, narrative, and symbolism in large-scale weavings that incorporate imagery and text.
Tim received his Bachelor’s degree in art history from the College of William & Mary (2010) and his MFA in sculpture and dimensional studies from Alfred University (2015). He is also the recipient of a Fulbright Grant (2016) to research natural dyes in Arctic Norway. Prior to moving to Houston, he lived near the Texas-Mexico border in the Rio Grande Valley, where he taught sculpture at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg, Texas.
To learn more about his work, visit www.gonchoroff.com.
Image courtesy of the artist.