Timothy McCool (born 1987 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American contemporary visual artist working in the mediums of drawing, painting, and installation art. McCool is a graduate of Boston College and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts. He currently lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts.
We're All Fine Here Now
We're All Fine Here Now was a show that took place at the Essex Art Center in Lawrence MA, from January to March in 2015. It highlighted some of the work previously shown in People of Earth! in addition to some new paintings and drawings. McCool was on view for the opening which several people attended, and for the deinstallation, which only one person attended.
People of Earth!
People of Earth! was a group exhibition featuring McCool alongside artists Alexander Squier and Chris Cavallero. The outer space themed show opened to much fanfare and celebration from the artistic and scientific community. Comments about the show ranged from "excellent" to "incredible," with NASA calling the show "a triumph" and God declaring "this is the best Art."
Look No Further
Look No Further was an art event that occurred at the Find & Form Space on Harrison Ave in Boston's Historic South End. There were paintings, many of them were small, some of them were medium sized. The painting was done with brushes mostly, but also included the usage of scraping implements and two forms of knife: palette and plastic disposable. The highlight of the evening came hours earlier in the mid-afternoon when a corgi visited the art space and wasn't interested in the artwork. The corgi paid tribute by leaving several of his hairs on the floor of the space. Several paintings, and this is true, were written about by an international group of art critics. Photographic evidence of this show remains in situ on other places of the Internet out of respect and also laziness.
You will love this someday
You will love this someday, was exhibited at Bentley University's McGladrey Art Gallery in March and April of 2014. The show consisted of a collection of approximately 70 pieces of wood of varying sizes painted in an amateur, flat, cartoonish style. Working primarily with the theme of memory, You will love this someday incorporated elements of nostalgia for the recent past and also the past past. The exhibition communicated certain things about people, relationships, and pizza. Many visitors remarked on the prevalence of animal imagery, with a particular emphasis on the role of dogs and how petting dogs feels good and is fun to do. The show also served as a commemoration of several houseplants which were lost due to neglect.
TROUBLE was a solo show that took place during the summer of 2013 at The Hallway Gallery in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. The drawings for TROUBLE were completed in a six week period over the summer of 2013. Completed in black marker on white paper, the drawings achieved a level of uniformity and consistency reflected strongly in the McCool wardrobe and speech patterns. The working title of the show was initially Me On a Skateboard Bringing You Flowers, which remains one of the most powerfully sentimental works associated with McCool.
These Things Take Time
In May of 2013, McCool was installed at Carroll and Sons Gallery. Alongside Timothy McCool, 300 drawings were exhibited for a month-long solo exhibition. A review which can no longer be found but which was posted on the blog of the Providence Journal described the show as "quaint."
2016 The Small Show, Godine Family Gallery, MassArt, Boston MA
2016 Whir: Real Fans, Replicas, and Robots, Gallery Kayafas, Boston MA
2016 Boston Does Boston 9, Proof Gallery, Boston MA
2015 Domesticated Space Travelers, Brooklyn Fireproof Gallery, Brooklyn NY
2015 24th Drawing Show: “FEELERS”, Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts
2015 We're All Fine Here Now, Essex Art Center, Lawrence, MA
2015 2015-2079: The Mars Research Era, Washington St. Art Center, Somerville, MA
2014 People of Earth!, Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA
2014 Broadside, 13FOREST Gallery, Arlington, MA
2014 Look No Further, Find & Form Space, Boston, MA
2014 Massachusetts, Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA
2014 You will love this some day, Bentley University Art Gallery, Waltham, MA Solo
2014 Doodle, Nave Gallery Annex, Somerville, MA
2013 Hallow's Eve, The Lily Pad, Cambridge, MA
2013 Town & Country, Hudson, Boston, MA
2013 Trouble, The Hallway Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA Solo
2013 These Things Take Time, Carroll & Sons Gallery, Boston, MA Solo
2013 Liking Is For Cowards, Go For What Hurts, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2012 No Red Dots, Goosefish Press, Boston, MA
2012 WIT, Mission Hill Gallery, SMFA, Boston, MA
2012 Proof of Purchase, Samsøn Projects, Boston, MA
2012 Art of the Small, American Tobacco Campus, Durham, NC
2012 All School Juried Drawing Show, Atrium Gallery, SMFA, Boston, MA
2012 Award Recipients and Graduating Students, Grossman Gallery, Boston, MA
2011 Profiles of the [dis]connected, Huret & Spector Gallery, Emerson College
2011 Type Show, Lincoln Arts Project, Waltham, MA
2011 Neighborhoods, Cafe dez Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
2011 180 Minutes, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA
2011 Presents: 3 Months of Mail Art, Hyperallergic HQ, Brooklyn, NYC