tyson-silo-03Tyson Grumm was born in Newcastle, Wyoming, in 1972. He studied at Southern Oregon University where he received his Bachelors in Fine Art in 1996.

Grumm’s freeze-framed images capture a world where the only clues to the past and the future can be derived from the figures located within fantastical surroundings. Consequently, each work reveals a story that is only partially told, enabling each viewer to contribute their own unique story to complete each of Grumm’s works. His paintings invite us into a unique and often nostalgic world of imaginative imagery. The artist relies on common objects from his surroundings to provide a certain degree of familiarity in his work. The motifs appear to him as he begins painting and then, begin to work themselves into his composition. His figures appear to be both characters and caricatures, distinctive and unusual, and often with historical significance. Created entirely in the mind of the artist, these colorful and imaginative works juxtapose seemingly incongruous elements, such as humans, wild animals, and whimsical back drops within each frame, resulting in a surreal topsy-turvy world.

Grumm has exhibited widely throughout the USA and internationally. His works can be found in many private and public collections in Europe and the USA.

BORN
1972 Newcastle, WY

EDUCATION
1996 B.F.A. Painting—Southern Oregon State University, Ashland, OR

EXHIBITIONS
2016
Rovzar Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Seattle, WA (June)

2015
Rovzar Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Seattle, WA
Sue Greenwood Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA

2014
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Curated Group Exhibition, Mesa, AZ
Rovzar Gallery, Two-Man Exhibition, The Usual Suspects, Seattle, WA

2013
Loch Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Toronto, ON
Rovzar Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Seattle, WA

2012
Obsolete, Inc., Solo Exhibition, Venice, CA (July)

2011
Obsolete, Inc., Solo Exhibition, Venice, CA (July)
Albemarle Gallery, Solo Exhibition, London, UK (November)

2010
Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Seattle, WA

2009
Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Seattle, WA
Albemarle Gallery, Eclectic Encounters, Group Exhibition, London, UK

2008
Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Seattle, WA
Loch Gallery, Group Exhibition, Toronto, ON
Robert Berman Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Santa Monica, CA

2007
Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Posers, Kirkland, WA (October)
Fay Gold Gallery, Contrapolations, Atlanta, GA
Schneider Museum, Southern Oregon University, Alumni Group Exhibition, Ashland, OR

2006
Albemarle Gallery, Selections from the T. P. Grumm Society, London, UK
Patricia Rovzar Gallery, A ‘Series’ of Odd Events, Kirkland, WA
Beppu Wiarda Gallery, Hobnobbers, Portland, OR

2005
Berman Turner Projects, Parables from the Niche, Santa Monica, CA (catalogue)
Albemarle Gallery, Eclectic Encounters, Group Exhibition, London, UK (catalogue)
Patricia Rovzar Gallery, —And a Cast of Thousands, Kirkland, WA
Hidell Brooks Gallery, Introductions, Group Exhibition, Charlotte, NC

2004
Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Characters of the Alphabet, Kirkland, WA
Jenkins Johnson Gallery, 6th Annual Realism Invitational, San Francisco, CA
Froelick Gallery, Clown Show, Group Exhibition, Portland, OR

2003
Robert Berman Gallery, LandLoper, Santa Monica, CA
Albemarle Gallery, Summer Exhibition, Group Exhibition, London, UK
Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Eclecticon, Kirkland, WA (catalogue)
Jenkins Johnson Gallery, Introductions— The Year of the Palindrome, Group Exhibition, San Francisco, CA
R2 Gallery, The New Collection, Group Exhibition, New York, NY

2002
Froelick Gallery, Eccentric Neighborhood, Portland, OR
Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Line of Flight, Annual Soloe Exhibition, Kirkland, WA

2001
Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Building Pieces in a Modern Style, Kirkland, WA
Victoria Boyce Gallery, Group Exhibition, Scottsdale, AZ
Storyopolis, Group Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA
Froelick Gallery, Winter Group Exhibition, Portland, OR

2000
Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Life is a Limerick, Kirkland, WA
Froelick Adelhart Gallery, Now See This: The Reintroduction of Tyson Grumm, Portland, OR

1999
Blackfish Gallery, Leonard’s Odyssey, Portland, OR
Nelson/Rovzar Gallery, The Last Works of Thomas Ginsbrow, Kirkland, WA

1998
Nelson/Rovzar Gallery, Annual Solo Exhibition, Kirkland, WA
Provenance Gallery, Eugene, OR
Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR

1997
Blackfish Gallery, The World I Didn’t Create, Portland, OR
Provenance Gallery, Group Exhibition, Eugene, OR

1996
Southern Oregon State University—Central Gallery, Invention of Flight, Ashland, OR (thesis)
Blackfish Gallery, Two-Person Exhibition, Portland, OR

BENEFIT EXHIBITIONS

2006       Bennington Center for the Arts, CT
2006       Venice Art Walk & Auction, Venice, CA
2005       Venice Art Walk & Auction, Venice, CA
2004       Venice Art Walk & Auction, Venice, CA
2000       8th— Annual Sitka Art Invitational, World Forestry Center, Portland, OR
1999       7th— Annual Sitka Art Invitational, World Forestry Center, Portland, OR
1997       5th— Annual Sitka Art Invitational, World Forestry Center, Portland, OR

CORPORATE AND PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Rosetta Inpharmatics, Seattle, WA
Catalysis Corporation, Seattle, WA
City of Portland, Oregon—Multnomah County Portable Works Collection
The Golf Course at Newcastle, Bellevue, WA
Oh Boy Oberto, Seattle, WA
Oregon State University—Valley Library, Corvallis, OR
Southern Oregon University—Office of the President, Ashland, OR

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2004 Grumm’s Fairy Tales, Southwest Art Magazine, Devon Jackson, Vol 34, number 4, Sep, 2004 pg 152-55
2003 Emerging Artists, Southwest Art Magazine, Vol 33, number 4, Sep 2003 pg. 126
2002 Review: Art—Eccentric Neighborhood, Kevin Vance, The Portland Mercury, Portland, OR, 18 April, p 24
The Frame Game: Tyson Grumm at Froelick Gallery, D.K. Row, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 21 April, D10
One Review: Froelick, Lisa Lambert, Willamette Week, Portland, OR, p 69
2000 Critic’s Picks: Downtown, D.K. Row, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 6 July, F1