Timothy Dagostino

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Adjunct Lecturer of Art
Music and Art

EMAIL: tdagostino@bmcc.cuny.edu


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Tim D’Agostino is a New York City based artist, educated at The Educational Center for the Arts in New Haven, CT, The Museum School in Boston, MA, Scuolo Lorenzo de’ Medici in Florence, Italy, and the School of Visual Arts in NYC. D’Agostino’s work attempts to emphasize the expressive immediacy and liquidity of scenes, characters, and moments – often using Greek mythology as source material – and the inward expression of abstraction and atmosphere through brushwork, strength in presentation of color, composition, value, and the effects of the contrast between defined forms and obscured environmental elements. His work blends figuration, landscape, and abstraction, and recently, combinations of various media such as oil paint and soft pastel on textured surfaces. D’Agostino’s more recent works have focused on exploring personal interpretations of particular Greek myths. In these mythical (often tragic) figures such as Odysseus, Marsyas, Asterion, Icarus… D’Agostino is attracted by the fact that it seems that there is an invisible hand that guides their actions – as much or as little – as they try themselves to work with or against these forces. The artist assumes that this applies to many classical myths, and artists in general. Nature and landscape, expressed through abstraction, is, for him, the key to the stories, and serve as not only a backdrop, but as essential characters.

“Landscape is the purest form of abstraction in art. We are all affected by our environment as elements of and within that environment. Light, color, form… all shape how we feel and how we respond to the space that we are in. I try to use landscape as an abstraction to translate myths, to shape the sentiment of the stories… and in fact landscape is often the silent character that holds the key to the motive forces of the narrative. What does it mean to be the god of the sun, or to exist at the center of a labyrinth? Transformation, or metamorphosis, is often an essential component of the material characters, as well as the landscape itself, and in turn the plasticity of paint and the illusion of the scene”.



1996-98 MFA Painting / School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

1995 Istituto Lorenzo de’Medici, Florence, Italy

1992-95 BFA Studio Art / Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT

1990-92 School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University, Boston, MA

1988-90 Educational Center for the Arts, New Haven, CT

Courses Taught

Research and Projects

2022 Networks: Occupy Project #3 / Organized by Eirini Linardaki in collaboration with ARCAthens/ Consulate General of Greece, New York, NY / Consulate General of France, New York, NY

2021 The Right To Silence / Curated by Sozita Goudouna / Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery, John Jay College, New York, NY

2020 Occupy Project #1 / Organized by Eirini Linardaki / Consulate General of Greece, New York, NY

2018 In The Studio / Shirley Fiterman Art Center, New York, NY

2018 The Greatest Show on Earth / Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2017 City of Gods / House of Yes + Paper Factory, Queens, NY

2017 Small Works / Sidney Mishkin Gallery, New York, NY

2017 Re:Search / Shirley Fiterman Art Center, New York, NY

2016 Marsyas Machine / Lefas Municipal Gallery, Athens, Greece

2015 At This Moment / Shirley Fiterman Art Center, New York, NY

2006 Rewind / Spoken Word Cafe, Brooklyn, NY

2005 Jasmine / E-31 Gallery, Athens, Greece

2004 Conversions / Bronx Council on the Arts, Bronx, NY

2003 Artists as Educators / Katharine Gibbs School, New York, NY

1999 Interviews / Kappatos Gallery, Athens, Greece

1998 Fall Exhibition / West Side Gallery, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

1988 Open Studio Exhibition / School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

1988 MFA Special Projects Part 3 Curated by Dan Cameron / Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY

1997 Open Studio Exhibition / School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

1997 Superball / Interlude Theater, New York, NY

1993 CSU Student Art Show / Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT

1992 Arts League Fall Show / Southern Connecticut State university, New Haven, CT


Honors, Awards and Affiliations

Additional Information

Website: http://www.timdagostino.com/