For the past thirty years, Tim Nyberg has been a graphic designer and illustrator my entire career - creating anything and everything from logos, magazines, video titling and packaging to the set for Jerry Seinfeld's first HBO special. His clients range from Fortune 500 companies to the ma and pa business on the corner. A twenty-year hiatus from graphic design and commerical art to focus on his creation and tenure as Tim, the Duct Tape Guy (see DuctTapeGuys.com) led Tim back to the easel to do his own fine art.

 

"What I've enjoyed most about my excursion into "fine art" (which I prefer to call "fun art") has been the lack of a client and/or art director hovering over me determining when a piece is "finished". It's been quite freeing – and I think that shows in my art. Of course, the money isn't quite as predictable, but I'll take a liberated artist's spirit over money any day. (Make no mistake, my paintings are for sale and I do still have bills to pay.)"

 

About the diversity in Tim's painting styles:

I find that exploring and not being tied to one particular genre is quite valuable in the evolution of my work. The non-objective pieces I create during live music performances inform my tighter objective pieces and visa versa. Will I ever arrive at one particular style? I hope not... that would take all of the fun out of it. I love being surprised by spontaneity.

 

I relate to this quote by Pablo Picasso: "God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things."

 

gallery shows:

(most recent at top)

 

irish art - solo show - dubliner pub, st. paul - opens april 4th, 2017
northern lights juried exhibition - white bear center for the arts - opening march 23rd, 2017
stillwater public library gallery - bird art show (solo show) - march/april, 2017
A-Z-gallery, st. paul - Lowertown Art Show invitational

door prize for for portraiture - june 2016
chilkoot cafe - 5th anniversary show invitational  - june 2106
art-a-whirl: DRINK! may 2016
chilkoot cafe - one man show (birds), february 2014

showroom, uptown minneapolis(birds) november, 2014

white bear center for the arts - member show- winter 2014

three sister's eclectic arts, lowertown st. paul october - december 2014

A-Z-gallery, lowertown st. paul, juror's award december 2014

winter works... art opener, st. croix valley may 3-4, 2014

juried show, white bear center for the arts, april 2014

olive's white bear lake, mn - ongoing exhibition 2014

chilkoot cafe - one man show (coffee and tea), march 2014

jazz central - "good vibes" painting to the chris bates trio (january 8, 2014)

art preserve studio gallery, woodbury, mn - acrylic and whimsy show - dual show with mike judy (nov 2013)

sideshow entertainers, stillwater, mn library gallery (October-December 2013)

chilkoot cafe (one man show - "found glasses") november 2013

graphic designers as artists show, art raech st. croix, stillwater, mn october 2013

door prize for portraiture, baileys harbor, wi, june 2013

northern vineyards winery, stillwater, mn, spring 2013

chilkoot cafe - one man show (fish), april 2013

door prize for portraiture, baileys harbor, wi, june 2012

third avenue playhouse, lobby exhibit summer 2012

miller art museum, passion for pets show, winter 2012

miller art museum, juried show, fall, 2011

associated bank lobby exhibition - one man show, september 2011

the flying pig, algoma, wi, one-man show - "birds" avian in acrylic, fall 2011

corner cafe - one man show, sturgeon bay, wi summer 2011

trout museum of art, appleton, wi - members' exhibition, august, 2011

st. paul art crawl, fall, 2011

door prize for portraiture, baileys harbor, wi july 2011

brew - one man show, ellison bay, wi june 2011

bistro beverages, tamarack gallery, stillwater, mn summer 2011

one man show - bird art, the flying pig, algoma, wi, september 2011

the flying pig, algoma, wi (various originals and prints/cards), summer 2011

door prize for portraiture, baileys harbor, wi june 2011

st. paul art crawl, carleton artist lofts, april 2011

caggio gallery, featured exhibition, milwaukee april, may, june 2011

BBDO advertising, minneapolis - one-man show - 2010

dunn brothers coffee, minneapolis - featured artist 2010

story starters solo exhibition- the flying pig gallery and greenspace, algoma, wi 2010

"etudes" abstract studies - gallery 42, sturgeon bay, wi 2010

one man show - glas coffeehouse, sturgeon bay, wi, 2010

miller art center, sturgeon bay, invitational exhibit,

2010firefly trading company (ongoing exhibit)

jeffery taylor gallery (ongoing exhibit) - 2010/2011

door prize for portraiture, baileys harbor, wi - june, 2010

member's exhibition - appleton art center, appleton, wi 2009

avian and abstracts - gallery 42, sturgeon bay, wi 2009

faculty recitial - lawrence university / conservatory of music, appleton, wisconsin, 2009 performance art

one man show - grand reopening, gallery 42, sturgeon bay, wi 2009

juried show - miller art museum, sturgeon bay, wi, 2009 • JURORS AWARD hardy gallery 2009 collection invitational, ephraim, wi

one man show, glas coffeehouse, sturgeon bay, wi, 2009

eau claire jazz festival and art crawl - university of wisconsin, eau claire, 2009 performance art

member's exhibition, appleton art center, appleton, wi, 2008

one man show - jay's cafe, st. paul, mn, 2008

exhibition - bluefront café, sturgeon bay, wi 2008–present

juried show - miller art center, sturgeon bay, wi, 2008

guest artist - chagall exhibition, appleton art center, wi, 2008 performance art

one man show - Door County Memorial Hospital, 2008

juried show - hardy gallery, ephraim, wi, 2008

one man show - mr. hellsinki, fish creek, wi, 2008

one man show - fairfield center for contemporary art, sturgeon bay, wi, 2007

juried show - hardy gallery, ephraim, wi, 2007

one man show - kick coffee, sturgeon bay, wi, 2006

 

collections:

not in any particular order

Jerry Seinfeld (entertainer/comedian)

Dana Carvey (entertainer/comedian)

Dr. Russell Lucas, University of MN Heart Hospital

Diane Keaton (entertainer)

Gustavus Adolphus College

Bethel University

General Mills (Corporate)

General Steve Kelly

General Motors (Corporate)

Lawrence University

Mr. and Mrs. Carl and Sandy Zapffee

Rosewood Corporation

Dr. and Mrs. Lee Tomboulian

Mr. and Mrs. Philip Villasenor

DeWoskin Investments

Isuzu Corporate

Door County Candy Company

Fiduciary Management, Inc.

Hyundai Corporate

Roseville Area Schools

Warren Hanson (author)

BBG Entertainment

Joel Hodgson (entertainer/comedian)

Recycled Greetings

Longmeadow Press

Charlene Baumbich (author)

Fiduciary Management/Ted Kellner

Shea's Salon

Birch Lake Vision Centers

Meckler Music House

Electric Picture Company

Harper Perrenial

Schander Orthodontics

Evan Montgomery (musician)

Workman Publishing

Andrews McMeel Universal (publishers)

Orchard Supply Hardware

William Ersland (Illustrator)

Young Life

Habitat for Humanity

Door County Visitor Bureau

Bistro at Liberty Square

McDonald's Corporate (Minnesota)

LeBistro Restaurants

Mike McCartney (artist)

Triple Espresso Entertainment

Finnegan's Brewing

Bozell Advertising

Small World Market

Dr. Jankowski, Mayo Clinic

Kick Coffee

Aachen Germany Primeflex Corporation

Seymour Golf Club, Vancouver, BC

Joe Locke (musician)

and many other private collections