Tim Liddy, ‘CIRCA 1962-65 (STRATEGO/LIFE)’, Exhibit by Aberson

With his recent paintings, Tim Liddy has both reasserted the construct of hyperrealist painting and developed a thoroughly unique advancement of that mode by extending the cultural reality of the indexed original. Based on the illustrated box lids of vintage board games, Liddy has recontextualized a subject, which evokes the underlying rules of life. Painted on copper or steel in the precise dimensions of the original, the metal is then manipulated to demonstrate the exact rips and tears from years of usage and includes trompe-l’oeil renditions of the scotch tape that might be holding the cardboard box together, the assorted stains, or the various graffiti of time. Liddy leaves no possibility of ambivalence, these works speak to a concurrent understanding of their original object identity and to themselves as works of art engaged in historical and psychological dialogue.

Born: 1963; Dearborn, Michigan


1991 Master of Fine Arts, Washington University, St. Louis MO

1989 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Center of Creative Studies, Detroit MI

1988-89 Studio Art Center International, Florence, Italy


1995- p. Associate Professor of Art, Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO



St. Louis Invitational Exhibition, Mitchell Museum of art at Cedarhurst, Mt. Vernon, IL

“Glitter” Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

Art Chicago 2010, Chicago, IL

“Pink” Galvak Gallery, Palm Beach, Fl


The Good Ol’ Days, Hespe Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Santa Fe Group Show, William Shearburn Gallery, Santa Fe, NM


Art Miami. Miami, FL

Miami/Basel International Art Fair (Bridge), Miami Beach, FL

“Stratagem” William Shearburn Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“And The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon”, Collector’s Contemporary, Singapore

“I Wont Grow Up” – Cheim & Read Gallery, New York, NY

Art Chicago 2008, Chicago, IL


Miami/Basel International Art Fair (Bridge), Miami Beach, FL

London Art 2007 (Bridge) London, England

KidderSmith Gallery, Boston, MA

“What’s Your Hobby?” – Fireplace Project, East Hampton, Long Island, NY

William Shearburn Gallery (Summer Group Show) St. Louis, MO

Art Chicago 2007, Chicago, IL

Saint Louis Painters Invitational, Daum Museum, Sedalia, MO


Miami/Basel International Art Fair (Bridge), Miami Beach, FL

Recent Work, OK Harris Gallery, New York, NY

Seen/Unseen, Roadhouse Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Outside the Lines, ParaQuad, St. Louis, MO

A Saint Louis Selection: Saint Louis Artist Guild, St. Louis, MO

Intertwined: Regional Arts Commission St. Louis, MO


Tim Liddy: A Ten Year Survey, Center of Contemporary Arts, St. Louis, MO

Paperwork, Regional Arts Commission, St. Louis, MO

Tim Liddy: Recent Work on Paper, William Shearburn Gallery, St. Louis, MO


Italy Tour Exhibition, Fontbonne University Gallery of Art, St. Louis, MO


Overseas Cultural Exchange Exhibition, Sun Yat-Seng Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan

The Italy Landscape Painting Exhibition, Fontbonne University, St. Louis MO

Art Cache, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO

Master Works on Paper, Bonsack Gallery, John Burroughs School, St. Louis, MO


The People Project, St. Louis, MO

Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO

Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO


Old & New, A.D. Brown Building, St. Louis, MO

Gallery Artists, William Shearburn Gallery, St. Louis, MO

St. Louis Landscape, Desmond Lee Gallery, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Napa/Sonoma Landscape Exhibition (curator), Fontbonne Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO

The People Project, St. Louis, MO

Recent Work, William Shearburn Gallery, St. Louis, MO

IN/FORM 6, St. Louis MO

Five Artists, Southwestern Illinois College, Granite City, IL


Painted Plates, St. Louis Community College at Forest Park, St. Louis MO

Go Figure (juror and curator), Art St. Louis

11th Annual National Art Competition, Truman State University, Kirksville MO


Gallery of the Cathedral Heritage Foundation, Louisville KY

41st National Exhibition of American Art, Chautauqua NY

Fontbonne Faculty Exhibition, Fontbonne College, St. Louis MO

William Shearburn Gallery, St. Louis MO

Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA) - 5th Anniversary Exhibition,

Saint Louis University, St. Louis MO


Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA), St. Louis MO

Documenting the Southwest - Landscape Tour Exhibition (curator and

contributor), Fontbonne Gallery of Art, St. Louis MO

National Horse Show, Invitational Exhibition, Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham MI


M.O.A.K. Regional Exhibition, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield MO

Spirit and Matter, Culver-Stockton College, Canton MO

Faculty Exhibition, Fontbonne College, St. Louis MO

The Figure in St. Louis, Fontbonne College, St. Louis

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