Born in 1973 in Iowa City, Iowa.
Internationally, Canadian artist Tim Gardner is well-known for his precise watercolor paintings and oil pastel drawings. For his early work, he often used his brother’s snapshots of his friends as source material, capturing the sometimes excessive leisure activities of adolescent men from sporting to partying. He incorporates the Canadian landscape into much of his work, often pairing it with a lone figure, drawing a contentious parallel between the wildness of nature and the unpredictability of human behaviour. Gardner has had numerous solo exhibitions internationally, most recently at The National Gallery, London (2007) and SF MOMA, San Francisco (2006).