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Tim Prentice

Tim Prentice, kinetic sculptor, received a Masters Degree in architecture from Yale in 1960 and founded the award-winning firm of Prentice and Chan in 1965.
Ten years later, he established a studio in Cornwall, Connecticut to design and fabricate kinetic sculpture. His corporate clients include American Express, Bank of America, Mobil, AT&T., and Hewlett-Packard. In the last few years he has completed installations in Japan, Korea, Northern Ireland, and Australia.
His work grows out of the tradition of Alexander Calder and George Rickey, but in a recent review the critic Grace Glueck stated that his work's 'gently assertive character is very much his own.'

NOTES FROM THE ARTIST
In my current work in kinetic sculpture, I am trying to concentrate on the movement, rather than the object. I take it as an article of faith that the air around us moves in ways which are organic, whimsical, and unpredictable. I therefore assume that if I were to abdicate the design to the wind, the work would take on these same qualities.
The engineer in me wants to minimize friction and inertia to make the air visible. The architect studies matters of scale and proportion. The navigator and sailor want to know the strength and direction of the wind. The artist wants to understand its changing shape.
Meanwhile, the child wants to play.

 

EDUCATION
1960 - Master in Architecture, Yale University

RESIDENCIES AND WORKSHOPS
2004 - Pratt Museum, Homer, AK
1993 - Groton School, Groton, MA
1991 - Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT

SELECTED ONE MAN SHOWS
2008 - Maxwell Davidson Gallery, NYC Jan 19 - Mar 1
2007 - Lehman Art Center, North Andover, MA
2006 - Galerie Von Bartha, Basle, Switzerland Dec 10 - Jan 31
2006 - Maxwell Davidson, New York, NY Jan 10 - Feb 11
2006 - Savannah College of Art and Design, GA Mar 30 - Apr 30
2004 - Maxwell Davidson Gallery, NYC (2002,1997, 1994, 1992,1990)
2003 - New Arts Gallery, Litchfield, CT
2002 - Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO (2001, 2000, 1999)
2002 - Saint-Gaudens Site, Cornish, NH
2002 - Rockland County Center for the Arts, W. Nyack, NY
2001 - Cais Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2001 - Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
1999 - The Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT
1993 - Soma Gallery, San Diego, CA
1992 - Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, NY 1992
1991 - Neville-Sargent Gallery, Chicago, IL
1989 - Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT
1984 - Alan Stone Gallery, New York, NY
1983 - Paul Mellon Gallery, Wallingford, CT
1980 - Parsons-Dreyfus Gallery, New York, NY
1975 - Institute for Architectural and Urban Studies, New York, NY

INSTALLATIONS
2005 - The Katonah Museum, Katonah, NY
2004 - MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
1994-1998 - Decordova Museum. Lincoln, MA
1995 - Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT
1991-1994 - Citicorp at Court Square,Long Island City, NY
1990 - Artspace, New Haven, CT
1989 - Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT
1989 - Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT
1986 - Crossroads Site, Times Square, New York, NY
1986 - St. Peter's Church, Lexington Avenue, New York, NY

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
2005 - Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland.
2004 - Chesterwood, Stockbridge, MA.(2003, 1998,1996-1994, 1991-1987)
2004 - Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Switzerland
2004 - National Academy of Design, NY, NY
2004 - Outdoor Sculpture Competition, Collinsville, CT
1999 - Camberwell College of Arts, London, U.K.
1998 - American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY (1998, 1991)
1995 - Yale University, New Haven, CT
1995 - Hunter Museum, Chattanooga, TN
1994 - Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA
1993 - Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
1991 - Sculpture in the Park, Allentown, PA
1990 - Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA
1989 - The Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT
1988 - The Urban Center, New York, NY
1987 - Max Protech Gallery, New York, NY
1985 - Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Boston, MA
1984-1987 - Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition
1981 - Berkshire Art institute, Pittsfield, MA
1979 - Parsons-Dreyfus Gallery, New York, NY
1978 - Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
1978 - New Britain Museum of Art, New Britain, CT
1977 - Denise Rene Gallery, New York, NY
1975 - Institute for Architecture & Urban Studies, New York, NY

REPRESENTATIVE COMMISSIONS
2009 - 11 Times Square, New York, NY
2009 - Science Alley, Hartford, CT
2009 - The Home Group, Taipei, Taiwan
2008 - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
2008 - 1481 5th Avenue, New York, NY
2008 - Southern Oregon University,  Medford, OR
2008 - 100 Witmer Road, Philadelphia, PA
2008 - Conrac Facility, Hartsfield-Atlanta Airport, Atlanta, GA
2007 - Beecher School, New Haven, CT
2007 - New Castle County Courthouse, Wilmington, DE
2007 - Library, Coeur D'Alene, ID
2007 - University of Minnesota, Mineapolis, MN
2007 - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
2006 - City Group, New York, NY
2006 - Wells Fargo, Des Moines. IA
2006 - Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
2006 - Beecher School, New Haven, CT
2005 - United States Embassy, Yaounde, Cameroon
2005 - Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
2004 - The Bureau of the Public Debt, Parkersburg, WV
2003 - New York Hall of Science, Queens, NY
2003 - MITRE Corporation, McClean, VA
2003 - University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
2003 - Sunken Gardens, St. Petersburg, FL
2003 - University of Redlands, Redlands, CA
2002 - National Museum of Modern Art, Kwachon, Korea
2002 - Astrazeneca USBC, Wilmington, DE
2002 - Quad City International Airport, Rock Island, IL
2002 - Park Square West, Stamford, CT
2002 - University of Maine, Orono, ME
2002 - Palm Beach Gardens Civic Center, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
2002 - Wright State University, Dayton, OH
2001 - Samsung, Noble County, Seoul, Korea
2001 - Wells Fargo, Des Moines, IA
2001 - Jacksonville International Airport, Jacksonville, FL
2000 - Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI
2000 - Aurora Place, Sydney, Australia
2000 - Pershing Point Plaza, Atlanta, GA
2000 - Odyssey Millennium Project, Belfast, Ireland
2000 - Homer Babbidge Library, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
2000 - Nokia Visitors Center, Dallas, TX
2000 - Duke University Children's Hospital, Durham, NC
1999 - Rapid Transit, Yokohama, Japan
1999 - Coloradoís Ocean Journey, Denver, CO
1998 - Downtown Library, Sarasota, FL
1998 - Cardiovascular Research Center, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
1998 - Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT
1998 - McWane Center, Birmingham, AL
1997 - McCormick Exhibition Facility, Chicago, IL
1997 - Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, PA
1997 - COSI / Ohio's Center of Science & Industry, Toledo, OH
1997 - Metropolitan Boston Transit Authority, Beechmont Station, Boston, MA
1997 - University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
1996 - Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT
1996 - Connecticut State Commission on the Arts, Hartford, CT
1995 - Inventor's Hall of Fame, Akron, OH
1995 - Los Cerritos Center, Cerritos, CA
1994 - Fabindia, New Delhi, India
1994 - Hewlett Packard, Andover, MA
1993 - Civic Center, Tottori, Japan
1993 - Peak Galleria, Hong Kong
1992 - Federal Reserve Bank of New York, East Rutherford, NJ
1991 - Irving Art Center, Irving, TX
1990 - Tempozan Market Place, Osaka, Japan
1990 - Sioux City Public Library, Sioux City, IA
1989 - Summit Office Building, Raleigh, NC
1988 - Interlake, Oakbrook, IL
1988 - Hollister Inc., Libertyville, IL
1987 - Bradley International Airport, Windsor Locks, CT
1986 - New Jersey Bell, Freehold, NJ
1985 - Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
1984 - Crestar Bank, Richmond, VA
1984 - Mobil Research Facility, Princeton, NJ
1984 - Bank of America, New York, NY
1983 - L.K. Comstock, Pittsburgh, PA
1983 - INA Cigna Corporation, Wilmington, DE
1982 - Texas Commerce Bancshares, Houston, TX
1981 - The Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV
1981 - Mobil Oil, Fairfax, VA
1979 - American Charcuterie Restaurant, New York, NY
1978 - Barber Oil, NYC
1978 - American Express Headquarters, New York, NY
1976 - AT & T Long Lines, Bedminister, NJ

PRIVATE COLLECTION
Over one hundred private collectors

SELECTED ARTICLES AND REVIEWS
Sculpture Review - November 6, 2006
BASEL ZEITUNG - December 29, 2005
ART IN AMERICA - October, 2004
ARTistic FX Magazine - June-July Vol. 3 Issue 6, 2004
Sculpture - May, 2001
The New York Times - January 28, 2000
Denver Post - March 23, 1999
The New York Times - February 21, 1999
The Birmingham News - July 5, 1998
Review - February 1, 1997
The Boston Globe - July 28, 1994
The Sunday Republican - July 29, 1990
Catalog of the Connecticut Biennial - June 25, 1989
The New York Times - August 16, 1987

PERSONAL
1995-1998 Member, Board of Trustees, Hartford Art School
1992-1995 Member, Board of Trustees, Saint-Gaudens Trust
1975-1980 Adjunct Professor of Design, Columbia University, NY, NY
1975-1989 Fellow, American Institute of Architects
1974-1976 President, Municipal Art Society, New York, NY
1973-1974 President, New York Chapter, A.I.A.
1968-1969 Member of MOMA Commission on Architecture and Design
1965-1975 Partner, Prentice & Chan Architects, New York, NY
1953-1960 Yale University, B.A., M. Arch