SELECTED EXHIBITIONS * indicates SOLO SHOWS
2021 *REFLECTIONS ON A TOOL OF OBSERVATION, National Academy of Science, Wash. DC
INSIDE OUT, UPSIDE DOWN, Phillips Collection, Juried invitational, Washington DC
2020 SHIFT, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean VA, curated by H. Thaggert, Sarah Tanguy
THE ART of PLANETARY SCIENCE 2020, University of Arizona
WPA and HICKOK COLE ART NIGHT/ MONTH 2020, Washington DC
2019 JWST EXHIBITION, NASA Goddard Space Center, MD
STRICTLY PAINTING 12, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean VA
WPA AUCTION SHOW, Washington, DC
T. ROWE PRICE / MARYLAND ART PLACE, Baltimore, MD
2018 THE TRAWICK PRIZE FINALIST EXHIBITION, Bethesda, MD
2017 JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE EXHIBITION, NASA Goddard Space Center, MD
2016 ARTIST FELLOWSHIP EXHIBITION, DC Commission on the Arts, Wash, D.C.
2015 THE TRAWICK PRIZE FINALIST EXHIBITION, Bethesda, MD
SONDHEIM PRIZE SEMIFINALISTS EXHIBITION AT MICA, Baltimore, MD
ARTIST FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM EXHIBITION, DC Commission on the Arts, Wash, D.C.
JURIED EXHIBITION, Cornelius Ayer Wood Gallery, Concord, MA.
2014 TRANSFORMATIONS, McLean Project for the Arts, VA, Curated by Jack Rasmussen.
ARTIST FELLOWSHIP EXHIBITION, DC Commission on the Arts, Wash, D.C.
POP UP @ BONOBOS, Bonobos Bethesda, MD, Curated by Adah Rose Bitterbaum.
2013 * HUBS + FEEDERS, DC Art Center, Washington DC. Curated by Ira Tattelman.
2012 * INDUSTRIAL SENTINELS, 410 GooDBuddY Gallery, Washington, D.C.
2010 JURIED EXHIBITION, Cornelius Wood Gallery, Concord, MA. Curated by J. Morrissey.
2003 NEW, Rockville Arts Place, Rockville, MD. Curated by Sam Gilliam.
2002 * TIMOTHY MAKEPEACE, Palais Royal, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
* CATENARY & PLANAR SPACES, The Octagon Museum / The Museum of the American-
Architectural Foundation, American Institute of Architects (AIA), Washington, D.C.
FUTUR SKULPTURE, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, Virginia. Curated
by Glenn Harper, Editor of Sculpture Magazine.
2000 NEW TALENT, Signal 66 Gallery, Washington, D.C. Juried by Tom Anton.
FALL SHOW, 901 E Gallery, Washington, D.C. Curated by Annie Gawlak.
1999 ANNUAL CORCORAN MUSEUM AUCTION SHOW, Corcoran Museum of Art,
Washington, D.C. Curated by Corcoran Selection committee.
ART FOR THE MILLENNIUM, Gallery 10 LTD, Washington, D.C. Invitational.
COUNCIL ROOM: THE ARTIST HERALDRY SHOW, Mclean Project for the Arts,
Emerson Gallery. McLean, Virginia. Curated by Andrea Pollan.
1998 *THIN 3-D, Auto-Ex Gallery, Washington, D.C. 1996
JURIED EXHIBITION, Washington Photography Center, Washington, D.C.
1995 * TIFFANY & CO. JEWELRY STORES, Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia, PA .
Sculpture and Prints in six exterior display cases.
1994 ACROSS BORDERS SCULPTURE EXHIBIT, Art Museum of the Americas (AMA),
Washington, D.C. Juried by Jack Cowart, Corcoran Gallery, and Belgica Rodriguez, AMA.
1993 ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION, 14 Sculptors Gallery, NYC, Juried by Donald Kuspit.
WASHINGTON SCULPTORS 10th ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION, Washington Square,
Juried by Marian Griffiths, NY Sculpture Center.
JURIED EXHIBITION, Fairfax County Council of the Arts, Annandale, VA. Juried by
Virginia Mecklenberg, National Gallery of American Art.
1992 SCULPTURE NOW, Washington Square, Washington, D.C. Juried by Jeremy Strick,
* RECENT PRINTS AND SCULPTURE, Catholic University Art Gallery, Washington, D.C.
THE ARTIST AND THE CHILD, Pyramid Atlantic Gallery, Riverdale, MD.
Curated by Helen Frederick, Director.
1991 * FORMWORK: ART INSPIRED BY INDUSTRIAL ARCHITECTURE, AIA National
Headquarters Gallery, Washington, D.C. Curated by the AIA Selection Committee.
SUMMER SCULPTURE, Strathmore Hall Art Center, Washington, D.C. Invitational.
1990 * ARNOLD & PORTER SCULPTURE SPACE, Washington, D.C. Curated by Sarah Tanguy,
International Sculpture Center.
1989 SCULPTURE ‘89, Washington Square, Washington, D.C. Juried by Howard Fox,
Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
NEIMAN MARCUS SALUTES THE ARTISTS, McLean, VA. Curated by
the McLean Project for the Arts.
1988 DC COMMISSION ON THE ARTS GRANT RECIPIENTS SHOW, Washington, D.C.
Sponsored by the DC Commission on the Arts.
D.C. COMMISSION ON THE ARTS -ARTIST FELLOWSHIP, 1992, 1988, 1987, 2016, 2017, 2020
STRICTLY PAINTING 12, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean VA, Finalist, 2019
TRAWICK PRIZE: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards, Finalist, 2018.
TRAWICK PRIZE: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards, Finalist, 2015.
SONDHEIM ARTSCAPE PRIZE, Semi-Finalist, 2015.
JUROR’S FIRST PRIZE, FUTUR SKULPTURE, awarded by Glenn Harper, Sculpture Magazine, 2001. SCULPTURE FELLOWSHIP, VERMONT STUDIO CENTER, 1999.
HAND HOLLOW FOUNDATION GRANT, 1999.
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS AND LETTERS, nomination for fellowship, 1996.
CORNELL UNIVERSITY, Ithaca, NY. Bachelor of Arts, 1984.
CORCORAN SCHOOL OF ART, Washington, D.C. Sculpture, 1981.
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, Washington, D.C. Photography, 1973-1976.
Washington Post, Editor’s Review, Mark Jenkins, 2013
Washingtonian Magazine, Editor’s Pick, Sophie Gilbert, 2013
Washington Post, “Building Blocks of Life”, Michael O’Sullivan, 2001
Northwest Current, “Finding the Right Pieces”, Matt Swenson, 2001
About the Artist
Timothy Makepeace’s artwork explores the interaction of engineering, science, architecture and nature. His subjects range from decaying industrial structures in the natural landscape to the newest NASA space telescope bound for solar orbit.
Makepeace examines the environmental and aesthetic impacts of industrial architecture and the forces nature exerts on man-made structures, focusing on the inherent, but often ignored, beauty of both. His space telescope works describe the exquisite geometry of the scientific instrument, the process of constructing it, and what the telescope will image after its launch.
Influenced by Constructivism, Makepeace investigates the interplay between realism and abstraction. He is both a photographer with a sculptor’s eye, and a sculptor with a photographer’s eye. His most recent works use these disciplines as a foundation for new large-scale photo-based charcoal drawings. Makepeace is a Washington, DC-based artist who received a BFA from Cornell University. He studied sculpture at the Corcoran School of Art and photography at the Smithsonian Institution, and has exhibited widely.