Tim Parsley

Assistant Professor, Studio Art (Painting and Drawing)
Program Director, Studio Art

Email: tparsley@sf.edu
Phone: 260.399.7700, ext. 8003

Professional Education

  • M.F.A. 2013 – Painting – Miami University, Oxford, OH
  • B.F.A. 2007 – 2d/3d split-concentration, Studio Art – University of Cincinnati, College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning, Cincinnati, OH
  • M.A. 1999 – Practical Ministries – Cincinnati Christian University, Cincinnati, OH
  • B.S. 1995 – Biblical Studies – Cincinnati Christian University, Cincinnati, OH

Clinical Expertise

  • Drawing
  • Advanced Drawing
  • Painting
  • Advanced Painting
  • Two-Dimensional Design
  • Graduate Drawing
  • Graduate Painting

Selected Awards and Recognitions

  • 2012 – Dedalus Foundation MFA Grant Nominee
  • 2009 – Juror’s Award: Drawing from Perception VI, The Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries, Wright State University (Ruth Miller, Juror) Dayton, OH

Professional Memberships

  • Member, Fort Wayne Museum of Art
  • Member, Artlink, Fort Wayne, IN
  • Member, Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati, OH

Selected Publications

Author:

  • Curatorial catalogue essay, Selections from the International Drawing Annual 8, Manifest Press, 2013
  • Curatorial catalogue essay, Small is Big: Paintings by Katherine Kehoe, Tim Kennedy, Eve Mansdorf, E.M. Saniga, and Ken Kewley, Manifest Press, 2013
  • Curatorial catalogue essay, Lost Horizons: Art About History, Manifest Press, 2012
  • “Why Draw?”, International Drawing Annual 6, Introduction, Manifest Press, 2011
  • “The Fecundity of Painting”, International Painting Annual 1, Introduction, Manifest Press, 2011
  • Curatorial catalogue essay, 6th Annual Rites of Passage, Manifest Press, 2010
  • Curatorial catalogue essay, First Contexts: Where Art Comes From, Manifest Press, 2010
  • Curatorial catalogue essay, BURB: Zones of Living, Manifest Press, 2009
  • Curatorial catalogue essay, Monochrome, Manifest Press, 2009
  • Curatorial catalogue essay, Mythography: An Exploration of Narrative, Manifest Press, 2009
  • Curatorial catalogue essay, 5th Annual Rites of Passage, Manifest Press, 2009 

Reviewed (as curator of exhibition):

  • Go Ahead… Touch Me!, by Jane Durrell, Sculpture Magazine, Dec., 2011
  • Go Ahead… Touch Me!, by Alan Pocaro, CityBeat, 2011
  • Fire in the Sky, (review of Looking Upward: Paintings by Ivan Fortushniak – Tim Parsley, curator), by Alan Pocaro, Aeqai online journal, 2010
  • Topographies: Works by Stephen Cartwright  (Tim Parsley, curator), by Jane Durrall, Sculpture Magazine, Vol.29 No.10, p.76-77
  • Mythography: Telling Stories Through Narrative Art (review of Mythography – Tim Parsley, curator), by Jane Durrell, CityBeat, 2009

Reviewed (as exhibiting artist):

  • Narrative Figuration, (Review of Narrative Figuration, Weston Gallery, Cincinnati, OH), by Sheldon Tapley, Aeqai (critical review e-journal)

Other Publications:

  • National Geographic Traveler, “The Golden Muse” mural full-page image included in article “Cincinnati Chill”, April 2014
  • “The Golden Muse” (mural, 2012) included in book Art For All: Celebrating Eighty Years of Masterworks at the Taft Museum of Art, Nielson/RR Donnelley, 2012
  • “Clean” (drawing, 2007) and description included in academic textbook: Drawing: Space, Form, and Expression (4th Edition) by Wayne Enstice and Melody Peters, Pearson Education, Inc., 2012
  • “Around Cincinnati”, (Radio Interview: WVXU) Reviews of Burb: Zones of Living and Topographies: Works by Stephen Cartwright (Tim Parsley, curator), 2010

 Selected Exhibition Record

(* Indicates solo exhibition)

2014 

  • *(Forthcoming) Oh Blindness to the Future, Kindly Given, Lupke Gallery, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN
  • Fort Side Story, Wunderkammer Company, Fort Wayne, IN

2013   

  • *After the Meridian Brightness, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Hiestand Galleries, Miami University, Oxford, OH
  • Slow Read (Invitational), Venue 222, Cincinnati, OH

2012

  • Insight, Hiestand Galleries, Miami University, Oxford, OH

2011

  • The Masters, ArtWorks Project Space, Cincinnati, OH
  • Narrative Figuration (Invitational), Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH  (Curator: Daniel Brown)
  • Drawing League (Invitational), Centre College, Danville, KY

2010

  • *Common Ground: The Domestic, Chase Public, (Invitational), Cincinnati, OH 2010
  • *Along the Lines, Cincinnati Art Museum (Invitational), Single-Day Event, Cincinnati, OH
  • Drawing League (Invitational), Baldwin Wallace College, Berea, OH
  • My American Road, ArtWorks Project Space, Cincinnati, OH
  • See America, (mural installation) Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH

2009

  • American Spirit, Cincinnati Art Galleries, Cincinnati, OH
  • In the Flesh (Invitational), Bromwells Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
  • Exposed 2009, ArtWorks Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
  • Drawing from Perception VI, The Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries, Wright State University, Dayton, OH (Ruth Miller, juror)
  • Figuration (Invitational), Sandra Small Gallery, Covington, KY

Research

Exhibition Curator – Manifest Creative Research Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

  • Selections from the International Drawing Annual 8, 2013
  • Small is Big: Paintings by Katherine Kehoe, Tim Kennedy, Eve Mansdorf, E.M. Saniga, and Ken Kewley, 2013
  • Lost Horizons: Art About History, 2012
  • Process: Drawings by David Kassan (solo show), 2012
  • Go Ahead, Touch Me, 2011
  • Looking Upwards: Paintings by Ivan Fortushniak (solo show), 2010
  • A Hundred Flowers Campaign: Works by Arthur Brum (solo show), 2010
  • First Contexts: Where Art Comes From, 2010
  • 6th Annual Rites of Passage, 2010
  • BURB: Zones of Living, 2009
  • Topographies: Works by Stephen Cartwright (solo show), 2009
  • Monochrome, 2009
  • 5th Annual Rites of Passage, 2009
  • Mythography: An Exploration of Narrative, 2009

Selected Community Service

2014   

  • Stage Design and Construction, “Cave of Wonders”, Aladdin, Haverhill Elementary School, Fort Wayne, IN
  • Concept Design Rendering, LEGO Character Display, Let Them Laugh Out Loud, Fort Wayne, IN

2010 – 2014

  • Instructor:  Muralist Workshop, ArtWorks, Cincinnati, OH

2013                           

  • Speaker: “What Those Who Teach Can Do” – The Art Institutes, Cincinnati, OH

2011 – 2012

  • Lead Artist: 2 mural commissions in Upper Manhattan, New York

2010

  • Lead Artist: Public mural project in the Mathare Slums of Nairobi, Kenya
  • Instructor: Drawing Camp, Manifest Drawing Center, Cincinnati, OH
  • Panel Participant: “The Domestic,” Chase Public Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2009                           

  • Speaker: “Art and the Church” – Cincinnati Christian University, Cincinnati, OH

Curriculum Vitae

View Tim Parsley’s curriculum vitae.