Buffalo Center, IA
In late 2008, Tim Wirth (M.F.A., painting, 2009) began organizing his studio practice around building square paintings that function as three-dimensional objects. His paintings combine elements of realism and the repeating patterns of modernism. Wirth's distinctive craftsmanship and exploration of tension, intrigue and humor have captured the interest of various collectors and critics, including “The Brooklyn Rail” founder and publisher Phong Bui, renowned art scholar and historian Karen Wilkin, and the legendary singer/songwriter John Mellencamp. His work is featured in public and private collections across the country and has been exhibited internationally. After journeying around the U.S., he now lives and works in his studio in Iowa.