Timothy Cummings


Timothy Cummings is a self taught painter influenced by the Native American and
Colonial Spanish culture he crew up in and around in New Mexico. Cummings’ subject matter weaves the struggles of adolescent sexuality, identity, and gender classification with the narrative quality of fairy tales and fables through a lens of circus, gypsy, and vaudeville culture. The characters have a folk art meets Dutch renaissance quality about them in a theatrical setting. Cummings often works at an intimate scale that demands an up close and personal viewing experience.

Cummings worked on a series of lithographs and monoprints with master printer Phil
Sanders in the early 2000’s in San Francisco at Trillium Graphics. Cummings has
exhibited widely and internationally and is represented by Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco, CA and Nancy Hoffman Gallery in New York City. Known for portraiture, Cummings has made numerous commissioned portraits and has work in the many prominent private collections including the collection of Laura Lee Brown. After having lived in San Francisco for many years, Cummings returned to New Mexico where he now lives and works.