Art doesn’t imitate life for Tim Hadfield. For this British artist, teacher and curator, art is life. Now a Pittsburgh resident, Tim, a professor in his 40th year of university teaching, was the founding head of the media arts department at Robert Morris University and continues to share his expertise with students there.
Also a practitioner, Tim has had 20 solo exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe. If you’re traveling across the U.S., Europe or the Far East, you stand a chance of running into some of his work. You’ll definitely find his paintings and drawings in galleries in Chicago and Hamburg, Germany.
As a curator, Tim organized the first open exhibition of Polaroid photography in the UK; shaped international faculty and student exhibitions in London, Hong Kong and Shanghai; and presented major exhibits at Savannah. He curated the international exhibits of two artist groups he founded while serving on nonprofit arts boards, DEEPSOUTH and the Gandhi group. In 2010, he also co-founded the nonprofit Sewickley Arts Initiative.
Tim earned an undergraduate degree in graphic design from Middlesex University, London; a Masters in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design, London; and a Dutch Government Scholarship to study painting and drawing at the Royal Academy in The Hague, Holland.