doublewed honeycomb fragment       install portrait       Art Across Oceans Quilt, front

Tim Abel is a current PhD student in Art Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and was recently a 2021 participant in the  Fiber + Materials in Practice Art Seminar (organized by Alonzo Pantoja). He was a recipient of the 2016 Racine Art Museum Artist Fellowship, He graduated from Minneapolis College of Art and Design’s MFA program with a focus in Printmaking and Installation and also holds an MA in Art Therapy from New York University. As an artist-practitioner, Tim Abel is interested in exploring the dimensional potential of paper and non-traditional materials like found fabric and fused plastic to explore the tactile quality of sewing through creating process-based and site-responsive works. He has exhibited his paper and plastic based-installations in soap factories, man-made lagoons and window-front galleries through out the Midwest.

Tim Abel brings ten years of experience in museums and non-traditional spaces to his practice and research as an artist-educator and administrator. This practice champions collaboration, inquiry, and conversation while positioning art and dialogue as a way to link critical thinking, social justice, and self-empowerment.

Other projects and process can be found on Instagram.