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Tim Hussey was born in Dover, Delaware in 1970 and grew up in Charleston, SC. He received his Bachelors in Fine Arts in 1992 from Rhode Island School of Design, spending his junior year at Parsons, Paris.

Shortly after graduating, he moved to New York City and landed a job at MTV, producing large-scale paintings during live programming. The exposure launched a fifteen-year editorial illustration and art direction career, showcasing his art and design in everything from Rolling Stone and GQ to The New York Times and Esquire, UK. He has received numerous awards from American Illustration, Print Magazine and The Society of Publication Designers, meanwhile teaching related courses at The School of Visual Arts, NY.

In 2000, Hussey made a conscious decision to shift his career toward contemporary painting. His art utilizes various media and contrasting subject matter to cross-pollinate and suggest a bigger picture, a narrative that has no end or beginning but urges the viewer to look deeper at its implications.

He has been represented in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, Charleston and Atlanta, but in 2016 decided to leave all galleries represent himself. His paintings have been exhibited in key solo exhibitions such as his recent show at LaunchLA, Shepard Fairey’s Subliminal Projects in Los Angeles, Nashville International Airport, Art Basel Miami, ArtHood’s “Great Promise” fundraiser for the prestigious Watermill Center, Slideluck Potshow, NY and his 10 year retrospective “Drown Then Swim” at the Waterfront Gallery in Charleston, SC. In 2009, filmmaker Adam Boozer shot a 45-minute documentary on Tim’s life and artwork, entitled “Running By Sight” which was an official selection at the DocMiami Film Festival and was aired at Comic-Con, 2011.

His murals can be seen in Santa Monica at the studio of Larry David and his memorial to the Mother Emanuel shootings can be seen in Charleston, SC.

Hussey’s art has appeared in: Publications: Dwell, Huffington Post, Architectural Digest, Harper’s, American Art Collector, Real Simple, NYArts Magazine and his book Drown Then Swim (forward by Shepard Fairey). TV Shows: Curb Your Enthusiasm, Chance

He currently divides his time between Los Angeles and Charleston with his wife Elise. {C}



2017      Badeschiff, KP Projects, Los Angeles

2016      LISTING, T. Hussey Studio, Charleston,SC

2015      Aphasia, The George Gallery, Charleston,SC

2015      Aurem In Terram, Charleston Music Hall

2014      True Story, LaunchLA, Los Angeles

                   It Want Wait, The George Gallery, Charleston, SC

2012      Confluence, Rebekah Jacob Gallery, Charleston, SC

2010      Tim Hussey : Drown Then Swim, Paintings and Drawings 2000-2010

                  City Gallery at Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC

                  Recent Work by Tim Hussey, Alan Avery Art Company, Atlanta, GA

                  All Day Rain, Rebekah Jacob Gallery, Charleston, SC

2009        Paper Stains, Rebekah Jacob Gallery, Charleston, SC

                  I Am For Now, Redux Studios, Charleston, SC

                  We Have Met, Rebekah Jacob Gallery, Charleston, SC

2008        aRCHIVE, Rebekah Jacob Gallery, Charleston, SC

2006        Fractions and Notions, Subliminal Projects Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2005        What’s More, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN

2003        Artist-in-Residence Show, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC

                  Flying Solo, Nashville International Airport, Nashville, TN

                  Figure of Speech,  Halsey Gallery, College of Charleston, SC

2001        Zero Withheld, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN

                  Recent Paintings by Tim Hussey, Anno Domini, San Jose, CA

                  Shed, CPOP Gallery, Detroit, MI

1999      Tim Hussey : Recent Work, Janer Gallery, New York, NY



2014      Contrast, George Gallery, Charleston, SC

2012      Great Promise, Watermill Center, New York, NY

2011      Slideluck Potshow, New York, NY

2010        Appropriations, Rebekah Jacob Gallery, Charleston, SC

                  Zeitgeist on Paper, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN

2009        The Imagist, Rebekah Jacob Gallery, Charleston, SC

                  May and June at Zeitgeist, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN

2008        Works on Paper, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN

2007        Green, Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

                  Art Basel Miami, curated by Mark Murphy, Miami, FL

                  Out of Our Minds, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN

                  Devilish Greetings, Copro-Nason Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2006        Straight Line Ending, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN

2005        Utopia, La Luz de Jesus, Los Angeles, CA

                  PictureMechanics, Exploding Head Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2004        Contemporary Charleston, The City Gallery, Spoleto Festival

                  Dialogue, The Abbey Church, San Diego, CA

2003        Ahead of Ourselves, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN

                  Switchyard IV, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN

2002        PictureMechanics, 69A Gallery, San Francisco, CA

                  Carnivals, Freaks and Oddities, CPOP Gallery, Detroit, MI

2001        guapo y fuerte, Anno Domini Gallery, San Jose, CA

                  Switchyard II, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN

2000        Switchyard, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN



2015      Solstice III Mural, Charleston, SC

2014      Lantana Studios, Santa Monica