TIM SPELIOS 
6063 Palmetto St • Queens, NY 11385 • 917.445.5812 • speliosstudio@nyc.rr.com • timspelios.com
  

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016    Before Disembarking, Studio 10, Bklyn, NY
2013    Do Not Blow Horn Use Bell, Studio 10, Bklyn, NY
2012    a trampoline was found in a tree,  Studio 10 at Buschwick Basel, Starr Space, Bklyn
            Scissors, Paper, Glue, and Books I Can’t Cut Up, Studio 10 , Bklyn, NY
2006    No Tweeters Allowed, Long Island University (Brooklyn campus), Bklyn, NY
2000    A Shaker Under the Influence, Brooklyn Public Library, Installation, Bklyn, NY
1997    Almost Continuous, I Space, Chicago, IL, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
1995    Wingnut Wing, Century 23, Bklyn, NY
1991    Ocarina, Knitting Factory, NYC, NY
1986    Drawings and Sculpture, Rosa Esman Gallery, NYC, NY
1984    Sculpture, Rosa Esman Gallery, NYC, NY 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016    NomenColorature, Studio10, Brooklyn, NY
2015    Checkered History, Outpost, Queens, NY
2014    Redacted, Islip Museum, Islip, NY
            Pierogi XX: Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Pierogi Gallery, Williamsburg, BKLYN
2013    Clouds, Lesley Heller Workspace, NYC, NY
2011    Collage, Big & Small Casual Gallery, Long Island City, NY
            Summer Collage Show, Valentiine Gallery, Queens, NY
2010    Ten Years Hunting, Parker’s Box, Bklyn, NY
            Works on Paper, Big & Small Casual Gallery, Long Island City, NY
2009    Twin Twin lll, participating artist in Matt Freedman’s solo show, Big & Small
            Casual Gallery, LIC, NY
            Governors Island Art Fair, Governors Island, NY
2007    The Building Show, Exit Art, NYC, NY     
2006    B-Side, at Sarah Bowen Gallery, Bklyn, NY
2004    Six Outdoor Projects, Long Island University (Brooklyn campus), Bklyn, NY     
            Chicken Coop, collaboration with J. Muthata, Five Myles, Bklyn, NY
            Power T’s at Pierogi, Pierogi Gallery, Bklyn, NY
2003    The Decade Show, Schroeder Romero Gallery, Bklyn, NY
2002    Drawing Quirks 2, Parker’ Box, Brooklyn, NY
           25th Anniversary Benefit Selections Exhibition, The Drawing Center, NYC, NY
2001    Meditations, Project, Toronto, Canada
            Cross Pollination, Holland Tunnel Gallery, Bklyn, NY, and the Los Angeles
            Arboretum, LA, CA
2000    The Last Thing I Remember, IM n IL Gallery, Bklyn, NY
            The Super Duper New York Show, Pierogi, Bklyn, NY
1999    Natural Histories, Smack Mellon, Bklyn, NY
            Spelled Out, Keane Univ., James Howe Gallery, Wayne, NJ
1998    Late Stages of Organic Life, Space Untitled, NYC, NY
           Stairmasters, Stairmaster Gallery, NYC, NY         
           The Crest Hardware Show, Crest Hardware, Bklyn, NY
            Lost and Found, Smack Mellon Studios, Bklyn, NY
            Hybrid No. 15, The Kitchen, NYC, NY 1997
            Current Undercurrents, Pierogi 2000 flatfile at the Brooklyn Museum, Bklyn, NY, 
            Bedbugs at Snorewalls, Art Moving trilogy at 4 Walls, Bklyn, NY
            Mold Meets Team Fungus, Art Moving trilogy at Clementine & Team Gallery, NY
1996    Low Tide, Sauce Gallery, Bklyn, NY                 
             The Crest Hardware Show, Crest Hardware, Bklyn, NY
             The Art Exchange Show, Pierogi 2000, NYC, NY 
1995    Show and Tell, Bookworks, 450 Broadway Gallery,  NYC, NY
            Other Rooms, Pierogi  2000, at Feldman Gallery, NYC, NY
            Crest Hardware Show, Crest Hardware, Bklyn, NY
            Indoor/Outdoor, Century 28, Bklyn, NY 
1994    The Crest Hardware Show, Crest Hardware, Bklyn, NY
1993    Out of Town, the Williamsburg Paradigm, Krannert Art Museum,
            Univ. of IL at Urbana/Champaign
1992    The Salon of Mating Spiders, Herron Test Site, Bklyn, NY
1991    Loose Fit, Marymount Manhattan College, NYC, NY
1990    Three, Het Apollohuis, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

SOUND 
2016 -   Endless Broken Time: Tim Spelios and Matt Freedman, a monthly performance with
2015      Matt Freedman at Studio 10
2014     The Chairs, at Studio 10
2013    Discussion/Performance: Tim Spelios and Matt Freedman, A Short History of the
            con-TRAP-tion-SET
or Fly Swatters on Calf Heads, Studio 10, BKLYN NY
2012    Mr. Klopp, in association with his solo exhibition Scissors, Paper, Glue, and
            Books I Can’t Cut Up, 
recorded by and shown on Vernisage TV, Studio 10 , Bklyn, NY
2010    The Light Show,  Boiler, Pierogi, Bklyn
2009    Rare silent films from the collection of Mark Newgarden, guest with Dewanatron,
            the Boiler, Bklyn
2007    The Nancy Boys, w/Matt Freedman + David Weinstein at the SCOPE art fair NYC, NY,
            The Whole Kit and Caboodle, w/Matt Freedman, BAM Brooklyn Next Festival
            at Five Myles, Bklyn
2006    Theador Geisel Temporary Quartet, Roulette Intermedium Foundation, NYC, NY
2005    PS1 RADIO, guest DJ w/David Weinstein, gulf coast music survey after Katrina      
2004    Off, David Weinstein and Tim Spelios at Location One, NYC, NY    
2004    Lightening Sketch, performance with Matt Freedman and Tim Spelios at the Brooklyn
             Museums “Open House” exhibition     
2002    Mir, Smack Mellon, sound track for Ward Shelley and collaborators’ space station
             installation, Bklyn
2002-    Impossible Music, loop based electronic band toured internationally (founded in
1990     by Tim Spelios and David Weinstein)    
2001    Radio Show, CKLN in Toronto, Canada, “High and Dry”, a sound collaboration
            with Caroline Cox
2000    Bed of Sound, PS1, Long Island City, recordings by “Impossible Music”
           Sound Bytes, Rotunda, performances w/Gene Pool and David Weinstein, Bklyn, NY         
1998    Art at the Anchorage, “Not the Four Walls Slide and Film Club”, Creative Time,
            Bklyn, NY
1994-    No Safety, experimental rock band that toured internationally, and produced
1989     two CDs on KnittingFactory Works, “Spill“ and “Live at the Knitting Factory
1992    John Zorn’s Cobra, Live at the Knitting Factory, Knitting Factory Works 
1991-   Chunk, an electronic drumming trio, toured internationally and produced the “Life of 1989     Crime”, CD on Knitting Factory Works 
1988-    Jole Blonde / The Bedesman, PS122, NYC, NY
1980    The Chairs, Roulette, Intermedium Foundation, NYC, NY

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2016    Matt Freedman and Tim Spelios’s Endless Broken Time, Ander Mikalson,
            Bomb Magazine, NYC, fall 2015
2015    Best of Brooklyn Art 2015: The Past Conditional Edition, Paul D’Agostino,
            Brooklyn.com, NYC, 12/21/2015
            Bushwick’s 10 Best Contemporary Galleries, Ngoc Doan, Brooklyn.com,
            NYC, 12/12/2015
2013    Of Amoebas and Cinema: Tim Spelios, Paul D’Agostino, The L Magazine,
            NYC, 9/11/2013
            A Long Short List Of Gallery Shows to See This Fall, Jillian Steinhauser,
            Hyperallergic, 9/2013
2012    Vernissagetv.com, Scissors, Paper, Glue, and Books I Can’t Cut Up,
             Tim Spelios at Studio 10
             Hyperallergic, Alissa Guzman, Bushwick Basil very small art fair, June 4, 2012
             Bushwick Art Openings, L-Magazine, Mar 5, by Paul D’Agostino 
2008     Foundations of Art & Design, Alan Pipes, Laurence King Publishing, UK
2007    The Village Voice, March 8, The Building Show, R.C. Baker 2006
             The New York Times, April 14, Ken Johnson    
2000     Art Since 1940, Strategies of Being, Jonathan Fineberg, published by Abrams              
             The New York Times, December 15, Holland Cotter
1999     The Brooklyn Bridge, Sept/Oct, “Greetings From Greenpoint”, Tom Gilbert
1998     The Village Voice, June 23, 1998, Karen Angel
             The New York Times, May 1, Holland Cotter
             The New York Times, Nov 6, Roberta Smith
             Waterfront Week, March 26 to April 8, Susan Hamburger
1997     American Music in the Twentieth Century, Kyle Gann, published by Wadsworth     
1996     Time Out, June, Sarah Schmerler
1989     The New York Times, February 19, Jon Pareles
             The New York Times, September 13, Peter Watrous

VISITING ARTIST AND TEACHING
2008-   Associate Professor, Pratt Institute, Bklyn, NY
2016
2008    Fri. Gallery Talk: Artist & Professor Tim Spelios on Bruce Nauman,
            Hirshhorn Museum, Wash, DC
2008-    Adj Professor, Center for the Study of Modern Art, Univ. of Illinois
 2006    at Phillips Collection, Wash, DC     
2000    The Allen-Stevenson School, taught art and woodshop to K-9 grades, NYC

CURATING 
2002 -  Co-Founder and Co-Director of Flipside, an alternative exhibition space in
1997     Williamsburg, Bklyn, NY that promoted the exploration of diverse ideas and ways
            of working; Flipside’s eighteen exhibitions included seventy artists from 1997-2001

EDUCATION
1978    B.F.A. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign   

 


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