TIM KNOWLES
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Chance plays a crucial part in my work, akin to scientific experimentation, a situation is
engineered in which the work is generated by factors beyond my control.  It is the wind, rippling
of water, motion of a vehicle, postmen, insects or players of a game that unwittingly determine
the outcome of the work.

Much of the work explores ways of drawing be it with ink, light or another form and
photography, film, the apparatus used in the works production and the title act as parts of a
puzzle allowing the viewer to understand the process by which the work was produced.

For Driven, Tim Knowles will present one his series of works where a drawing is produced in a
moving car, in some cases these works have been made as a car speeds around different
race tracks, whilst in others the act of delivering the work to the gallery produces the work
itself.  For these drawings, a mechanism holding a pen to paper is installed in the back of the
car, as the car accelerates the pen moves back and as it brakes it moves forward, turn left and
the pen moves right and vice versa.


FURTHER EDUCATION
Bath College of Higher Education, 1989  -  1992
Fine Art Degree - Sculpture;  BA Hons 2.1

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Knowles & Morland  [2 person show], Rokeby, London, UK, June , 2006
Present Future, Artissima, Torino, ITALY, Nov, 2002
Out of the Blue, 1000eventi, Milan, ITALY, Nov, 2001
Music of Chance, Zero, Piacenza, ITALY, Nov, 2001

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS / PROJECTS

Art on Wheels , Various Locations, Rome, ITALY, May, 2007,
ARTfutures 2007, Bloomberg Space, London UK, March, 2007
Ma come mia?, Paolo Bonzano Gallery, Rome, ITALY, Feb, 2007
Slow, Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth, UK, Jan, 2007
Square Root of drawing , Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, IRELAND, Sept, 2006
Our house is a house that moves, Living Art Gallery, Reykjavik, ICELAND, April, 2006
You’ll never know, Hayward Gallery Touring Exhibition, UK, 2006   -  , 2007
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery
The New Art Gallery, Walsall
The Lowry, Salford
Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea
Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston

ARTfutures, Bloomberg Space, London, UK, Nov, 2005
Art Caucasas, Tblisis, GEORGIA, Oct, 2005
Gage 2005, Hull Time Based Arts, Hull, UK, Feb, 2005

Artists Air Show [Artscatalyst project], Farnborough Air Field, Farnborough, UK, Sept, 2004
Guest, Jones, Knowles & Stockham, The Cut, Halesworth, UK, June , 2004
Our house is a house that moves, Gallery Skuc, Ljubljana, SLOVENIA, May, 2004

Our house is a house that moves, Pavel Haus, Laafeld, Nr Gratz, AUSTRIA, Oct, 2003
Touch Down, Gallery 54, Gothenberg, SWEDEN, Sept, 2003
Geographie und die Politik der Mobilitat, Generali Foundation,Vienna, AUSTRIA, Jan, 2003

Mapping the Process, Essor Gallery, London, UK, May, 2002
Prospects 2002, Essor Gallery project space, London, UK, May, 2002
Last Minute, Comune di Codogno, Codogno, ITALY, May, 2002
What if we were wrong, Spike Island, Bristol, UK, May, 2002

The sun and the rainfalll, Zero, Piacenza, ITALY, June, 2001
Ghosty, 1000eventi, Milan, ITALY, Jan, 2001

9.8m/s2, Zero, Piacenza, ITALY, Nov, 2000
Wreck of Hope , The Nunnery, London, UK, March, 2000

AWARDS / RESIDENCIES

Makrolab [Artscatalyst], Art / Science research Residency, Atholl Estate, Scotland, July, 2002
British Council in Rome, Grant Award, Nov, 2001
Art Omi, Art Omi International Symposium, New York State, USA, July, 1998
South West Arts Grant, Grant Award, June, 1998
South West Arts Grant, Travel research visit to Bordeaux, FRANCE, July, 1997
Latvian Residencies, Latvian Academy of Art, Riga, LATVIA, Aug, 1996
Latvian Open Air Museum, Pedvale, LATVIA, July, 1996

PUBLICATIONS

You’ll never know, Catalogue, Hayward Gallery Touring, South Bank Centre, 2006
Our house is a house that moves,  , Catalogue , Ministry of Culture Republic of Slovenia, 2004
Makrolab, Catalogue, The Arts Catalyst & Zavod Project Atol, 2003
Present Future, Catalogue, Artissima, 2002
Last Minute, Catalogue, Assessorato alla Cultura del Comune di Codogno, 2002

COLLECTIONS

Work in various private collections internationally including that of Giulio di Gropello, Italy and the Franchetti Collection, Italy.