Timothy J. Karpinski grew up near the Appalachian Trail in the woods of New Jersey. As a child he was obsessed with building forts and damming streams. As time passed, skateboarding and art entered the picture. To this day, Karpinski still spends much of his time building forts, damming streams, skateboarding and making art. Inspiration also comes from his love of music, outer space, typography, yoga, gardening, children’s books, graffiti, and his love of nature and science. All of these elements are reflected in his work. Karpinski is that rare combo of ‘dreamer’ and ‘doer’. Many encompass one of these traits, seldom both. He is a master of wit, a lover of folk and owner of one of the finest art reference libraries this side of the Mississippi. Karpinski is currently living the dream in Portland, OR where he runs Together Gallery, holds down both a fort and a sailboat… and somehow still finds time to make some art and dam some streams.

“From a young age I’ve always been making things. Building forts turned into building skate ramps which lead to building art installations. I love the art making process, from the initial spark of the ‘idea’, the creation to the finished product. Art for me is very personal and everything i make is a direct reflection on my feelings about this world and my struggle and fascination with trying to understand it and find my purpose within it.”

Karpinski’s work has shown with White Walls (San Francisco), Stumptown Gallery (Portland), Suite 100 Gallery (Seattle), Together Gallery (Portland), and Lab 101 (Los Angeles) to name but a few and has also been profiled in such high profile events as Brave Art 2007 (Whistler, BC) and at art fairs including GenArt Vanguard 2008 in Miami with Thinkspace and this December’s Aqua Art Miami with White Walls and Shooting Gallery.

In 2004, Karpinski received his BFA focusing in Graphic Design and Painting from Castleton State College in Castleton, VT.

Artist Website: http://timothykarpinski.com

Current and Previous Works by Timothy Karpinski

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  • “On My Mind”

    (2008)
    $150
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    Acrylic / Ink / Graphite / Sewing on Paper
    10" × 12"
    25 × 30 cm

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    • Picks Of The Harvest: Batch IV
  • “Saying Goodbye”

    (2008)
    $375
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    Acrylic / Ink / Graphite / Sewing on Paper
    15" × 19"
    38 × 48 cm

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  • “Bedtime Story”

    (2008)
    $300
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    Acrylic / Ink / Graphite / Sewing on Vintage Paper
    2 FRAME DIPTIC: 11 x 14" + 5 x 7"
    11" × 14"
    28 × 36 cm

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  • “Thirteen”

    (2008)
    $120
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    Acrylic / Ink / Graphite / Sewing on Paper
    9" × 11"
    23 × 28 cm

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    • Picks Of The Harvest: Batch IV
  • “April Showers”

    (2008)
    $375
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    Acrylic & Graphite on Paper Sewn Together
    9" × 11"
    23 × 28 cm

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    • The Place I Call Home
  • “Home At Sea”

    (2008)
    $750
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    Handbuilt house shaped frames, acrylic and graphite on paper sewn together
    19" × 10"
    48 × 25 cm

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    • 20% proceeds to benefit Equality California
    • The Place I Call Home
  • “I’m Crazy About Cats”

    (2011)
    $250
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    Acrylic and graphite on hand-cut paper
    Framed
    6" × 8"
    15 × 20 cm

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    • This Is Forever
  • “Blooming Banjo”

    (2008)
    $225
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    Acrylic and graphite on paper sewn together
    5" × 12"
    13 × 30 cm

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    • The Place I Call Home
  • “Cat Cuddle Crib”

    (2008)
    $350
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    Handbuilt house shaped frames, acrylic and graphite on paper sewn together
    12" × 6"
    30 × 15 cm

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    • The Place I Call Home
  • “Home Poem”

    (2008)
    $125
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    Acrylic and graphite on paper
    5" × 7"
    13 × 18 cm

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    • The Place I Call Home
  • “Fingers Crossed”

    (2011)
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    Acrylic and graphite on hand-cut paper
    Framed
    6" × 8"
    15 × 20 cm

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    • This Is Forever
  • “He Tea”

    (2008)
    $275
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    Acrylic and graphite on paper sewn together
    9" × 9"
    23 × 23 cm

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    • The Place I Call Home
  • “Our Book Was Thick, I Skipped Chapters”

    (2008)
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    Acrylic and graphite on paper sewn together
    5" × 12"
    13 × 30 cm

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    • The Place I Call Home
  • “Key To Life”

    (2008)
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    Acrylic and graphite on paper
    5" × 7"
    13 × 18 cm

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    • The Place I Call Home
  • “Love Shack”

    (2008)
    $350
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    Handbuilt house shaped frames, acrylic and graphite on paper sewn together
    12" × 6"
    30 × 15 cm

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    • The Place I Call Home
  • “She Tea”

    (2008)
    $275
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    Acrylic and graphite in sewn together
    9" × 9"
    23 × 23 cm

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    • The Place I Call Home
  • “The Sky Is Blue & The Ocean Is Too”

    (2009)
    $550
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    Hand-cut paper, acrylic, graphite, & collage
    9/1/2002" × 16 1/2"
    23 × 41 cm

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    • Picks Of The Harvest: Art Walk 2010
  • “Something Is Missing”

    (2008)
    $200
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    Acrylic and graphite in vintage book
    8" × 11"
    20 × 28 cm

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    • The Place I Call Home
  • “Take Cover Take Pleasure”

    (2008)
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    Acrylic and graphite on paper sewn together.
    9" × 11"
    23 × 28 cm

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    • The Place I Call Home
  • “Moonstruck”

    (2011)
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    Acrylic and graphite on hand-cut paper
    Framed
    6" × 8"
    15 × 20 cm

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    • This Is Forever
  • “Under The Weeping Willow Tree, I Told You And You Told Me”

    (2008)
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    Acrylic and graphite on paper sewn together
    13" × 11"
    33 × 28 cm

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    • The Place I Call Home
  • “Inside The Secret Quiet”

    (2008)
    $450
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    Acrylic and graphite on paper sewn together
    12" × 9"
    30 × 23 cm

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    • The Place I Call Home
  • “Leaves Fall, I Fall”

    (2009)
    $750
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    Hand-cut paper, acrylic, graphite, & collage
    12" × 16"
    30 × 41 cm

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    • My Heart Never Sleeps
  • “The Thread That Binds”

    (2011)
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    Acrylic and graphite on hand-cut paper
    Framed
    6" × 8"
    15 × 20 cm

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    • This Is Forever
  • “The Universe Trips Me Out”

    (2011)
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    Acrylic and graphite on hand-cut paper
    Framed
    6" × 8"
    15 × 20 cm

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    • This Is Forever
  • “Ready To See My Sweetheart”

    (2009)
    $150
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    Hand-cut paper, acrylic, graphite, & collage
    4/1/2002" × 6/1/2002"
    10 × 15 cm

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    • My Heart Never Sleeps
  • “Timothy’s Telescope”

    (2011)
    $850
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    Acrylic, thread, and graphite on hand-cut paper
    Framed
    14" × 14"
    36 × 36 cm

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    • This Is Forever
  • “Type Writer”

    (2009)
    $1,000
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    Hand-cut paper, acrylic, graphite, & collage
    15" × 15"
    38 × 38 cm

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    • My Heart Never Sleeps
  • “Hold Tight To What Is Right”

    (2009)
    $375
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    Acrylic & graphite on hand-cut wood sculpture
    6" × 13"
    15 × 33 cm

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    • My Heart Never Sleeps
  • “Ppppprrrrfect Timing”

    (2011)
    $250
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    Acrylic and graphite on hand-cut paper
    Framed
    6" × 8"
    15 × 20 cm

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    • This Is Forever
  • “Moonlight Escape Vehicle”

    (2011)
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    Acrylic and graphite on hand-cut paper
    Framed
    8" × 6"
    20 × 15 cm

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    • This Is Forever
  • “Message In A Bottle”

    (2009)
    $500
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    Acrylic & graphite on hand cut wood sculpture
    (boy with bottle only)
    26" × 3"
    66 × 8 cm

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    • My Heart Never Sleeps
  • “Listen Close”

    (2011)
    $250
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    Acrylic and graphite on hand-cut paper
    framed
    6" × 8"
    15 × 20 cm

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    • This Is Forever
  • “Wake Up”

    (2008)
    $350
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    Acrylic & graphite on handcut watercolor paper sewen to found antique paper
    11" × 9/1/2002"
    28 × 23 cm

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    • Unsung
  • “Lost In The Dream Seas”

    (2008)
    $300
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    Acrylic & graphite on handcut watercolor paper sewen to found antique paper
    11" × 8/1/2002"
    28 × 20 cm

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    • Unsung
  • “Family Tree House”

    (2008)
    $600
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    Acrylic & graphite on handcut watercolor paper sewen to found antique paper
    13 1/2" × 17 1/2"
    33 × 43 cm

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    • Unsung
  • “Take Cover”

    (2008)
    $500
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    Acrylic & graphite on handcut watercolor paper sewen to found antique book
    13 1/2" × 17 1/2"
    33 × 43 cm

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    • Unsung
  • “Nest Tea”

    (2008)
    $250
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    Acrylic & graphite on handcut watercolor paper sewen to found antique paper
    8/1/2002" × 11/1/2002"
    20 × 28 cm

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    • Unsung
  • “Wintertime Tea Party 1”

    (2008)
    $250
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    Acrylic & graphite on handcut watercolor paper sewen to found antique paper
    8/1/2002" × 11/1/2002"
    20 × 28 cm

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    • Unsung
  • “Wintertime Tea Party 2”

    (2008)
    $250
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    Acrylic & graphite on handcut watercolor paper sewen to found antique paper
    8/1/2002" × 11/1/2002"
    20 × 28 cm

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    • Unsung
  • “Moonlight Escape”

    (2008)
    $275
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    Acrylic & graphite on diecut wood
    10" × 15"
    25 × 38 cm

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    • Unsung
  • “When We Met…”

    (2008)
    $850
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    Acrylic & graphite on found wood collage
    63" × 34"
    160 × 86 cm

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    • Unsung
  • “Night Owl Howl”

    (2012)
    $800
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    Paper sculpture (acrylic and graphite on handcut paper)
    Northern Spotted Owl / ON HOLD
    20" × 16"
    51 × 41 cm

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    • with Born Free USA Co-curated by Amanda Erlanson and Andrew Hosner
  • “Life Circle #2”

    (2008)
    $350
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    Acrylic & graphite on paper
    11" × 8"
    28 × 20 cm

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    • Looking Glass