Tim Bavington

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Louie, Louie, 2013 / Public Art Installation unveiled at Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt GSA building, Portland, OR


Artist Biography

Music is the genesis of Tim Bavington's paintings. Through synthetic polymer paint, Bavington acts as a translator between the aural and the visual as he transforms guitar solos, melodies and bass lines into vertical bands of color. Tracks from bands such as The Darkness, Oasis and The Rolling Stones become vibrant bands of color, and bridge compositional concepts between seemingly unlike disciplines. Although Bavington has a method that designates sound to color and composition, the paintings are not literal translations; they remain open to intuition and decision-making, allowing for a distinct artistic presence.

Tim Bavington (b. 1966, England) received his BFA from the Art Center (CA) before making the permanent move to Las Vegas, where he completed his MFA at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (NV). His work is included in the public collections of Fredrick R. Weisman Collection (CA), Crocker Art Museum (CA), Honolulu Art Museum (HI), Albright-Knox Art Gallery (NY), Creative Artists Agency (CA), Joslyn Art Museum (NE), Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (CA), Portland Art Museum (OR), United Talent Agency (CA), Vivendi Universal (CA), Palm Springs Art Museum (CA), Denver Art Museum (CO), The Museum of Modern Art (NY), Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University (UT) and the McNay Art Museum (TX). He has exhibited at LeeAhn Gallery (Daegu), Jack Shainman Gallery (NY), Galerie Jean-Luc & Takako Richard (Paris), Space Gallery (London), Museum of Fine Arts (MA), Laguna Art Museum (CA), Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Buenos Aires, and the Texas Fine Arts Center (TX) among others.

For a full biography and curriculum vitae, please click the PDF download link below.


Tim Bavington

Tim Bavington

Jul 23 - Aug 29, 2015

Tim Bavington

Tim Bavington

Jan 7 - Feb 18, 2012



Jan 8 - Feb 12, 2011

Tim Bavington

Tim Bavington

Apr 24 - May 29, 2010

Selected Press

CODAmagazine - Transformative Walls II

Los Angeles Times - Tim Bavington's power rock goes acoustic at Mark Moore Gallery

Vegas Seven - UNLV Gets A Bavington

UNLV News Center - UNLV Department of Art Welcomes Tim Bavington to Faculty

AZ Redbook - Tim Bavington Exhibition

The Kingsmen Infamously Innocent 'Louie, Louie' - Back in Front of the Feds at Downtown Federal Building

Merrily Kerr Art Tours - Tim Bavington at Jack Shainman Galler

The Louie Report - LOUIE LOUIE as an art installation in Federal building

Oregon Live - Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt federal building

Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building - Art in Architecture Program

Huffington Post - Is Tim Bavington the Ed Ruscha of Las Vegas? (VIDEO)

Las Vegas Weekly - Best Public Art: "Pipe Dream"

UT San Diego - MCASD auction offers big names, unusual opportunity

Vegas Magazine - Places, Please

Las Vegas Review-Journal - Smith Center Symphony Park spires arising

New American Paintings - Must See Paintings Shows: January

Cool Hunting - New Work From Tim Bavington

ARTLOG - Must See Across the USA

Vegas Rated - PULSE: Color Code

Q Vegas Magazine - The Smith Center

LA Canvas - Mark Moore Gallery: The Kids Are Alright

ArtLTD - Artist Profile: Tim Bavington

The Week - Arts Reviews

Huffington Post - Top Summer Shows You Can Still Catch

Art in America - Tim Bavington Mark Moore

Elle Decor - Art Show: Tim Bavington

ARTnewsletter - Tim Bavington's Rock-Themed Art a Hit With U.S. Collectors

Daily Serving - Tim Bavington : Decade

Mark Moore Gallery Statements II - Tim Bavington

Los Angeles Times - Slower, Savory, Sensations

Sign On San Diego - Intervals is a Small, Solid Showcase

Daily DuJour - Seen: Tim Bavington @ Mark Moore

Seven - Society: Fresh Stripes

944 - Outside the Lines

ArtInfo - A Galloping Pulse

New York Times - Tim Bavington 'Up in Suze's Room'

Art + Auction - My Brilliant Career

Los Angeles Times - Christopher Knight

Art in America - Sin City Slicker

Artforum.com - Las Vegas Diaspora Review

Art+Auction -

Los Angeles Times - David Pagel

ArtForum - Christopher Miles

Los Angeles Times - Christopher Knight

Art Issues - David Pagel

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