Tim Whiten


An Image

To describe Tim Whiten as a Sculptor or draughtsman in the accepted meanings of those terms is simply not relevant to his present aims and procedures or to the objects themselves.

In his work, Whiten seems to have found a way to strike a balance between the Sacred and Profane. The result is a simultaneous embrace of the intimate and the infinite, the everyday and the sublime and access for the viewer to new vistas.

At times one can recognize a surrender to a greater power which can be both illuminating as well as frightening, but it also must be said that the work seeks to return the act of making and experiencing Art to the historic notion of a means of unification with the Divine.

-Michael Greenwood


Download Tim Whiten CV (PDF)


Tim Whiten was born in Inkster, Michigan in 1941. In 1964, he received a B.S. from Central Michigan University, College of applied Arts and Science, and in 1966 completed his M.F.A. at the University of Oregon, School of Architecture and Allied Arts. After immigrating to Canada in 1968 Whiten taught in the Department of Visual Arts at York University for 39 years; he is currently Professor Emeritus. Whiten's range of work has extended from ritual-performance to sculpture. Since 1962, his work has been presented in exhibitions throughout North America and internationally. Whiten's work is included in numerous private, public, and corporate collections, such as the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the de Young Museum in San Francisco, and the Legion of Honor in San Francisco. Tim Whiten lives and works in Toronto. He is represented by Olga Korper Gallery.

Show More