Images Biography

Tiffany Calvert



Tiffany Calvert's work has been shown internationally including Lawrimore Project in Seattle, E.TAY Gallery in New York, and Cadogan Contemporary in London. She has been awarded residencies at the ArtOmi International Arts Center and Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and funding from the Great Meadows Foundation. She has been nominated for a Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant, and in 2010 received a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. Calvert uses traditional and emerging media to investigate the mutable nature of perception and the effect of media on the substantiation of the image. She is currently Assistant Professor of Art at the Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville and artist-in-residence at the Speed Art Museum for 2018-2019.


2005 MFA Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers

Advisor: Thomas Nozkowski

Committee: Thomas Nozkowski, John Yau, Hånneline Røgeberg

Scholars Award

1998 BA with Honors, Oberlin College

1997 Study Abroad, Syracuse University, Florence Italy

1995 Carnegie Mellon University (one semester study)

Solo, Two Person and Group Exhibitions

*denotes solo and two person exhibitions

2019 *Two person exhibition, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg PA

2018 Spring, Cadogan Contemporary, London UK

*Semper Augustus, Moremen Gallery, Louisville KY

Something Pretty: works by Tiffany Calvert, Angela Dufresne, Justin Favela,

Stephen Rolfe Powell and HuiMeng Wang, Morlan Gallery, Transylvania University, KY

Long term loan of two paintings to the Speed Museum, Louisville KY

2017 *Tiffany Calvert: Rainbow Chaos, Arkansas State University, AR

The Prolonged Gaze: Tiffany Calvert, Vian Sora, and Nhat Tran, guest curated by Mirada

Lash, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Speed Museum, Zephyr Gallery, Louisville KY

Synthesizing Nature, The Center for Contemporary Art, NJ

New Recruits, Cressman Center for Visual Arts, Louisville KY

2016 Verblist, curated by Mark Joshua Epstein, E.TAY Gallery, New York, NY

Synthesizing Nature, View Art Center, Old Forge NY

*every thing every where, Brick + Mortar Gallery, Easton PA

*Tiffany Calvert, tenure exhibition, Raritan Valley Community College, NJ

2015 *Solo exhibition, Carl & Sloan Contemporary, Portland OR

The Memory Palace, Cedar Crest College, PA

2014 The Last Brucennial, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, NY

The Dam Show, Reservoir Art Space, Queens NY

2013 Collapse, Visual Arts Center, Mississippi State University, MS

PILF #1, Sunset Park Studios, Brooklyn NY

Ortega y Gasset Gazette, online

2012 Humus: Landscape Painting Across a Spectrum of Abstraction, The Center for

Contemporary Art, NJ

Dystopian Delight, Mike Rollins Fine Art, New York, NY

Brooklyn Art Museum Brooklyn GO! Open Studios Project, Brooklyn NY

2011 Signs on the Road, Curatorial Research Lab @ Winkleman Gallery, NY, curated by Gogue

Projects, Camel Collective, Cathouse FUNeral

2010 Between Picture and Viewer: The Image in Contemporary Painting, SVA Chelsea Gallery, NY

One Night Stands, Mark J. Epstein studios, Brooklyn NY

2009 Jettison: New Ideas in Abstraction, Austin Peay State University, TN

What’s Left, M.R. Fine Art, New York NY

NeoRococo, Shore Institute of Contemporary Art, NJ

2008 *New Work, solo exhibition, Lisa Boyle Gallery, Chicago IL

The Prom: A Semi-Formal Survey of Semi-Formal Painting, Lawrimore Project, Seattle WA

Sprawling, Shore Institute of Contemporary Art, NJ

A Lawrimore Project Biennial, Lawrimore Project, Seattle WA

2007 Cabinet of Curious Ties, LAB Gallery, New York NY

A Drawing Show, Lisa Boyle Gallery, Chicago IL

Year_07 Art Projects, with Lisa Boyle Gallery, London UK

Benny’s Bungalow, Shore Institute of Contemporary Art, NJ

AquaArt Miami Fair, with Lisa Boyle Gallery, Miami FL

2006 *New Work, solo exhibition, Lisa Boyle Gallery, Chicago IL

Beast, Finesilver Gallery, Houston TX

Keeping it Real, The Garage, Jersey City NJ

Some Things Which Are Funny, and Some Things Which Are Quite Serious, Lisa Boyle

Gallery, Chicago IL

AquaArt Miami Fair, with Lisa Boyle Gallery, Miami FL

2005 Disputed Territories, City Without Walls Gallery, Newark NJ

Fresh Meat/Young Blood: New Jersey’s New Masters, Shore Institute of Contemporary Art, NJ

Moonstruck: The Hong Kong Artist’s Biennial, Hong Kong, China

7th Annual National Small Works Exhibition, Attleboro Museum Center for the Arts, MA

AquaArt Miami Fair, with Lisa Boyle Gallery, Miami FL

Thesis Exhibition, Mason Gross Galleries, NJ

2004 *New Work, solo exhibition, Lisa Boyle Gallery, Chicago IL

The Odds, City Without Walls Gallery, Newark NJ

New Works on Paper, Lisa Boyle Gallery, Chicago IL

Living in an Immaterial World, City Without Walls Gallery, Newark NJ

Faculty and Returning Students Graduate Exhibition, group curator and exhibiting artist,

Mason Gross Galleries, NJ

2003 One Inch, Quality Gallery, Brooklyn NY

The Thousand Symphonies, Fluxus performance with Philip Corner, Nicholas Hall, NJ

First Year Graduate Exhibition, Mason Gross Galleries, NJ

2002 Synesthesia, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago IL

2001 Artwork III, 847 W. Jackson Gallery, The Art Institute of Chicago IL

Annual Juried exhibition, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago IL

1999 Vital Signs, Cesar Chavez Gallery, San Francisco State University, CA

Re-Presentation, Boise State University 5th Biennial National Exhibition, Boise ID

Icarus, (Collaborative media performance/installation), Club 6, San Francisco CA

Palo Alto Regional Exhibition, IDEO Gallery, Palo Alto CA

1997 Code, Public Installation; Oberlin OH


2018 Public installation, in collaboration with Josh Azzarella, Bacchanal Annual Fundraiser, Speed

Museum KY

2017 Corportate commission, two large scale paintings (a 40”x72”), Omni Hotel, Louisville KY

Grants, Funded Residencies and Awards

2018 Speed Museum Artist-in-Residence, working with Erika Holmquist-Wall, Chief Curator and

Mary & Barry Bingham Sr., Curator of European & American Painting & Sculpture

Research and Innovation Grant; 'Tiffany Calvert: Tulip Mania and Data Manipulation',

University of Louisville Office of the Executive Vice President

2017 Nominee, Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant

Victor Olorunsola Endowed Research Award for Hybrid Painting in the Expanded Field: an

exploration of fresco on 3D modeled forms, University of Louisville

Great Meadows Foundation Professional Development Grant

2010 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

Chashama organization subsidized studio, Brooklyn NY

2008 Djerassi Alumni Artists’ Fellowship, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside CA

2007 Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside CA

2006 ArtOmi International Artists Residency, Omi NY

Artists Residency Program, Artists’ Enclave at I-Park, East Haddam CT

Geraldine R. Dodge Fellowship

2005 John Bettenbender Award, Rutgers

2003-5 Rutgers Scholars Awards


21C Hotel + Museum

Art Omi Collection

Hudson County Community College Foundation

Omni Hotel

Private Collections