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Chuck Tingley, artist
My current work is a reflection of my own personal memories, inspiration, longing, and lust. Through cycles of repression and displacement, painting is my way of stepping through the looking glass. Relying heavily on the human figure as my subject matter, fragments of dream and memory are refracted through a filter of emotion that is central to the theme of my work.
My works concentrate on the emotional foundations of cognition. Through this process, layers of pencil and paint are transformed, reduced, elaborated, stored, and recovered, until an ephemeral balance is struck between deconstruction and evolution. The figure dissolves back into the tempest abstraction from which it emerges. This end result doesn't offer resolution, or even a calculated narrative. Instead, it offers the viewer to connect the dots through their own sensation and perception.
- Chuck Tingley - Official website (online July 2015)
Chuck Tingley is a native of Buffalo, NY who received his BFA in painting from SUNY Buffalo State. He relocated to Lockport, NY in 2013 and currently maintains a studio in the Larkin District of Buffalo. His work has been published in Artvoice, The Public and Spark Magazine. Solo exhibitions of his work have been presented at the Olean Public Library in Olean, NY and El Museo Gallery and High-Temp Fabrication in Buffalo. He has also been included in group exhibitions at the Burchfield Penney Art Center and the Erie Art Museum in Erie, PA. Tingley has executed numerous public murals in Western New York including commissions for Artpark in Lewiston, NY and Glow Gallery in Buffalo. In 2015 he was awarded a Decentralization Grant from the New York State Council on the Arts.
- Chuck Tingley - Official website (online July 2015
ARTIST BIOAmerican, born 1983
Chuck Tingley is a Buffalo-based artist primarily focused on figurative representation in drawing and painting. Tingley’s realistically rendered figures are made dynamic and emotional through the expressionistic application of layers of paint and the inclusion of abstract designs hovering amid diaphanous backgrounds.
Tingley hopes that his work connects spiritually and psychologically with his viewers in a way that allows them to plumb their own passions and to build unique narratives based on their individual sensations and perceptions.
Tingley’s work has been published in regional publications, such as The Public and Spark Magazine. Solo exhibitions of his work have been presented at the Olean Public Library and El Museo and Hi-Temp Fabrication in Buffalo. He has also been included in group exhibitions at the Burchfield Penney Art Center and the Erie Art Museum in Pennsylvania. Tingley has executed numerous public murals in Western New York, including commissions for Artpark in Lewiston, Glow Gallery in Buffalo, and, most recently, Art Alley in Niagara Falls.
In 2015 and 2016, he received Decentralization Grants from the New York State Council on the Arts and in 2016, he was honored by Arts Services Initiative of Western New York as a finalist for the Artist of the Year Spark Cultural Award.
- Albright-Knox Art Gallery (online August 2018)