A R T I S T B I O
Spurchise, originally from Syracuse, New York, holds a B.A. in Studio Art and a B.A. in Art History having graduated in 2014 from Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York. He is skilled in both glassblowing and metal sculpture, and during his undergraduate career studied abroad in Cortona, Italy where he also showcased his work. Tim has worked as an instructional assistant for the glass department at Tidewater Community College in Portsmouth, Virginia, and as a staff instructor at the Chrysler Museum of Art Glass Studio in Norfolk, Virginia for about three years. Currently he is pursuing an M.F.A in glass at Southern Illinois University.
A R T I S T S T A T E M E N T
I create tangible objects from the intangible boarders between science, art, philosophy, and religion to develop pseudo-scientific installations of glass and metal. My work places a focus on the materials I use in order to create a sense of historical materialism.
Utilizing narrative, I tell stories with varying degrees of authenticity. Some stories are historical, while some are myth with only a grain of truth at the center. Often, stories are created in an attempt to explain the unexplainable, mining the past for hints of validity. This keeps us grounded as humans, providing us with bearings as we navigate life, like a landmark. When something unexplainable happens, we look for these landmarks, and when we cannot find them, we invent our own.