Mixed Emotions

 September 5th- September 26th, 2009

Tinney Contemporary presents works by Todd Alexander, Sisavanh Phouthavong and John Reed

Todd Alexander is an Atlanta artist, armed with imagery, technique, talent and emotion inspired by all walks of life. Born into a family of artists the young Todd experimented with watercolor and oil mediums, as well as hand-thrown pottery. He then pursued scientific illustration at the University of Georgia, working afterward to produce anatomically driven creations for the medical industry. Over the years Todd's creativity has evolved as he re-entered the studio, picking up his familiar paints and exploring alternative ways to express himself and his subjects.

Sisavanh Phouthavong is currently an Associate Professor of Art at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro where she teaches advanced level painting courses. She was born in Vientiane Laos in 1976. At the age of four, her family emigrated from Thailand to Winfield, Kansas. She attended the University of Kansas in Lawrence and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting in 1999. Sisavanh continued her education at Southern Illinois University of Carbondale where 2003 she received her Master of Fine Arts Degree in Painting and Drawing

John Reed is driven to paint by encounters experienced in everyday life. His unique approach to image making captivates emotion through use of bold color and innovative process. Reed graduated with honors from Tennessee State University and holds a Post Baccalaureate Studio Certificate from The Art Institute of Chicago. He has served as Guest Curator at LeQuire Gallery in Nashville and is currently Curator/Director at Tinney Contemporary Gallery.