Kevin Titzer

Kevin Titzer

  Education

1- Bachelors of Science, Liberal Arts   University of Southern Indiana

Exhibitions

2013

“Troublesome Houses: Art Inspired By Will Oldham”   LVAA Gallery – Louisville, KY

2011

Dig For Fire: Art Inspired By The Pixies”            C.A.V.E Gallery – Los Angles, CA

“Secret Handshakes and Bird Calls”                   Goldesberry Gallery – Houston, TX

“Ghost Of A Chance” – Solo Exhibition              Thinkspace Gallery – Los Angles, CA

 

2010

“Gary Schott, Kevin Titzer”                                Goldesberry Gallery-Houston, TX

“Born Free” Group Exhibition                             Thinkspace Gallery – Los Angles, CA

“Picks Of The Harvest” Group Exhibition           Thinkspace Gallery – Los Angles, CA

“Love Conquers All” Group Exhibition               Thinkspace Gallery – Los Angles, CA

“Beyond Eden Art Fair”                                      Thinkspace Gallery – Los Angles, CA

“Five Year Anniversary”                                     Thinkspace Gallery – Los Angles, CA

 

2009 

“Solo Exhibition”                                             Garde Rail Gallery – Seattle, WA

“Three Person Exhibition”                      Snyderman Works Gallery – Philadelphia, PA

“Artrageous” Group Exhibition                           Estel Gallery – Nashville, TN

 

2008

“Camilla Engman, Sergio Mora, Kevin Titzer”   Lunar Boy Gallery – Astoria, OR

 “Scott Radke, Kevin Titzer”                             Thinkspace Gallery –Los Angeles, CA

  “All Dolled Up”                                                C1 Artspace –Toronto, Canada

  “Valery Milovic, Matt Sesow, Kevin Titzer”       Alcove Gallery – Atlanta, GA

2007

“Kings, Queens And Childhood Dreams”         Strychnin Gallery – London, UK

 Solo Exhibition”                                             Garde Rail Gallery – Seattle, WA

  “RE:Mission”                                                 Thinkspace Gallery – Los Angeles, CA

  “Hidden Depth”                                             Subtext Gallery – San Diego, CA    

  “Cult Of Children”                                          Black Maria Gallery – Los Angeles, CA

2006

“Andy Kehoe, Kathleen Lolley, Kevin Titzer”     Harmony Gallery – Los Angeles, CA

 “Roger Clayton, Chris Dean, Kevin Titzer”        Tag Gallery – Nashville, TN

 “Gus Fink, Shaunna Peterson, Kevin Titzer”     Alcove Gallery – Atlanta, GA

  Casey McGlynn, Kevin Titzer”                        Garde Rail Gallery – Seattle, WA

2005

“Mary Klein, Kevin Titzer”                                   Rogue Buddha – Minneapolis, M

Transformation 5: Works In Found Materials”   SCC Gallery – Pittsburgh, PA

 “Solo Exhibition”                                               Garde Rail Gallery – Seattle,

Mr. Hooper, Kevin Titzer”                                 Alcove Gallery – Atlanta, GA

 “Solo Exhibition”                                              C1 Artspace – Toronto, Canada

Steve Cull, Kevin Titzer”                        Chapman Friedman Gallery – Louisville, KY

 

 

2004

“Kevin Titzer, Bill Skrips”                             Zeek Gallery – Salam, OR

 “Grimms Fairy Tales Reinvented”               Society Of Arts & Craft – Boston, MA       

 “Mr. Hooper, Kevin Titzer”                          Yard Dog Gallery – Austin, TX

 “Solo Exhibition”                                         Garde Rail Gallery- Sea

Mr. Hooper, Kevin Titzer”                            Alcove Gallery – Atlanta, GA

“Snowball In Hell: Art Inspired by They Might Be Giants”  

                                                                    Garde Rail Gallery – Seattle, WA

2003

“Jon Langford, Kevin Titzer”                       Tag Art Gallery – Nashville, TN

Rik Catlow, Mr. Hooper, Kevin Titzer”       Tag Art Gallery – Nashville, TN

 “Melissa Meyer, Kevin Titzer”                   Chapman Friedman Gallery – Louisville, KY

2002

“The Griffen Brothers, Kevin Titzer”           Tag Art Gallery – Nashville, TN

 “Jon Langford, Kevin Titzer”                     Chapman Friedman Gallery – Louisville, K

 “Gadgets, Gizmos, & Games”                  Art Complex Museum – Duxbury, Mass

 

2001

“Once And Again”                                       OXOXO Gallery – Baltimore, MD

Jon Langford, Kevin Titzer”                       Tag Art Gallery – Nashville, TN

 “Spyglass”                                                 Gus Luckys Art Gallery – Minneapolis, MN

 “The Box”                                                 Chapman Fridman Gallery – Louisville, KY

2000

“The Elephant Project”                              Phukaewitaya School – Saraburi, Thailand

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Exhibitions provided upon request

 

 

Exhibitions Curated

2004         – Snowball In Hell: Art Inspired By They Might Be Giants

2011            – Dig For Fire: Art Inspired By The Pixies

2013            – Troublesome Houses: Art Inspired By Will Oldham

 

Acknowledgements

2006         – Indiana Arts Commission Individual Artists Grant

                 Funded visiting artist trip to Berlin
2000         – Indiana Arts Commission Individual Artists Grant

                  Funded visiting artist trip to Bangkok

1997         – Penland School of Craft Assistantship

1996         – Anderson Ranch Arts Center Scholarship

 

Visiting Artist

2007       – Collaboration with artist April Gertler –  Berlin, Germany

2000        – Project 304 Art Gallery –  Bangkok, Thailand

1999        – University of Wisconsin River Falls –  Wisconsin

 

Workshops Taught

2000         – The Elephant Project – Phukaewitaya School – Saraburi, Thailand

2000         – Lost And Found – Artworks Studio – Evansville, IN

 

Art Direction

2007         – Mock Orange music video (Song in D) Album: Captain Love, Wendsday records

2005         – Wood Diary short film Directed by David E. Mayers, Exit 7 media

Kevin Titzer creates three-dimensional sculptures using wood, metal, and other debris found near his home by the Ohio River. Born in 1972, the Evansville, Indiana, native has been making art for most of his life and has gained recognition in galleries across the country over the last few years.

“My process is fairly simple. I start off with driftwood that I collect from the Ohio River. Back at my studio I start to rough out the figure with hand tools. Typically the torso, legs, and base are all one piece of wood. The circumference of the base is the size of the log I started with. A head, arms, and hands are carved from smaller pieces of driftwood.

The next step is painting. I use many washes of acrylic paint on areas I want to represent skin. All of the wooden pieces are then attached with wooden pegs. When this is done I begin surfacing the outside with metal. In the past I have used rain gutters, candy boxes, ceiling tin, tackle boxes, and anything I can cut with hand sheers. This material is attached to the wood with many many tiny nails. Except for these nails and the paint, everything else I use to make my art is scavenged or recycled.

At the end of the process, I often fashion props for my figures to suggest a narrative. I enjoy telling open-ended stories with my work.”