J. Tim Raymond
I am both inspired by the beauty found in the degradation of nature and concerned with the devastation to the environment caused by the manmade world. During this time of the Anthropocene, my painting represents an ongoing exploration of building textural surfaces of the warming planet onto imagery of land and sea--sticks and stones, fire and ice, and the mandmade structures of civilization.
Born in Kansas City, Missouri, J. Tim Raymond has resided in Western New York since the early 1990s after starting an art career in Baltimore, New York, and Austin. Represented for a time by the Jack Tilton Gallery in New York, he later worked as an instructor at University of Texas in Austin and Erie Community College in Buffalo. Raymond’s education includes an MFA from The Maryland Institute of Art and BFA from Cooper Union. His art reviews of local gallery exhibitions were published in the former free press journals, Art Voice and The Public. Additionally, he has been involved for several years with productions at the Subversive Theater Collective as an actor, set painter, and board member.
Raymond is an exhibiting member of Buffalo Society of Artists and a former member of the College Street Gallery Artist Collective. He has also served as a docent at the former Albright Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo AKG Art Museum). He has participated in numerous local group exhibitions, including Burchfield Penny, Albright Knox, Hallwalls, Big Orbit, Artspace Buffalo, HighTemp Art Space, Queen City, C.G. Jung Center and Art Dialogue.