Tim Harding

b. 1950 St. Croix Falls, WI 

Lives and works in Minneapolis, MN 

Selected Works

After working in painting and photography, Tim Harding became intrigued with the intimacy of fiber and textiles - their textural, tactile richness, the inherent grid of the weave, the pliable plane. His pieces, comprised of cut, layered and stitched bits of silk, have a pixel-like quality reminiscent of pointillism. He uses "simultaneous contrast" - multiple solid colors in tight proximity - to create the kind of vibrant richness associated with the Impressionists. The layering process is a crucial aspect of Harding's work. He uses it to obscure and reveal images beneath the surface. Aiming to capture a visual feel of light, movement, depth - distortions of light in the form of reflections and refractions that allude to space above and below the surface.


Select Solo Exhibitions


The Fragmented Surface, Hillestead Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NB               


Tim Harding: Beyond the Kimono, Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA Conway


Tim Harding: Landscape Kimono, Center for Tapestry Arts, New York  

Select Group Exhibitions


Summer Survey, Marta Hewett Gallery, Cincinnati,OH

Interwoven, Marta Hewett Gallery, Cincinnati, OH   


International Fiber Biennial, Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA                         


Tim Harding & Jon Eric Riis, Bellvue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA

International Fiber Biennial, Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA


Fashion & Anti-Fashion, San Fransisco Museum of Fine Art, San Fransisco, CA

Kimono Variations, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY

High Fiber, Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.


Fiber Art International, Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY


Contemporary Art Quilts, Textiel Museum, Tilberg, Netherlands  


Kwangju International, Kwangju Museum of Art, Korea


The Kimono Inspiration, The Textile Musuem, Washington, D.C.


50 Years of American Craft, Minnesota Museum of Arts, St. Paul, MN


Color, Light,Surface, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York, NY

Museum Collections

Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York, NY

Fine Arts Museum of San Fransisco, San Fransisco, CA

International Folk and Craft Museum, Santa Fe, NM

Kwangju Museum of Art, South Korea

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN

Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY

Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI

Smithsonian Museum of American Art – Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C.