Tim Clifford

Studio Building
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Studio Location
Objective (1-12), 2008-ongoing. First 12 of an intended group of 120 12x9 inch gouache on paper drawings
Salve, 2008, oil on paper, 72 x 80"
NO TRUST (flag study), 2009, gouache on paper, 14 x 20 3/8"
Absentia @ Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, Fall 2007
Color Belongs to the Past (#6), 2005, gouache and ink on paper, 30 x 22"
Artist's Statement

Connections, logical and illogical, apparent and hidden, exist in the gaps that lead from one idea to the next. Through a complex, forking maze of ideas, my work progresses with haphazard diligence through a realm that addresses: the architecture of animal burrows, 19th century barber poles, radio antennae, picket fences, conflicted borders, flags of refusal, security and paranoia, shooting range targets,"No Trespassing" signs, empty billboards, fields (all kinds), folly, mineral extraction, interference, noise, attention, and the periphery.


Tim Clifford was born in New Haven, CT received his B.A from Bard College and MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York. Over the past several years he has completed projects at Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, and for High Desert Test Sites 5 in Joshua Tree, California, curated by Andrea Zittel. His work was recently seen as part of Ted Riederer’s NEVER RECORDS project at the former Tower Records on Broadway in New York and Hope-A-Holic at the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Staten Island. In 2001 he was the recipient of the NYFA Sculpture Fellowship.