Tim Hailand American, b. 1965

When I discovered that it was possible to print my photographic portraits directly on toile de Jouy fabric, I felt I was on to something exciting! My contemporary subjects were able to mingle with and exist in the fictitious world of idealized classical pastoral abstractions of the toile de Jouy "reality", while collaborating with the readymade pattern of an anonymous designer. A predominant focus of my work has always been performance, and these new works synthesized my love of performance, design, readymades, and representation.

Tim Hailand was born in 1965 in Buffalo, New York and lives and works in Los Angeles. He studied at Parsons School of Design, New York. He has been awarded residencies at Robert Rauschenberg Studio, Captiva Island, Florida, and Claude Monet Giverny/Versailles Studio Residency, Giverny, France as well as at The World Views Studio Program, World Trade Center, New York. He has had solo exhibitions at CRG Gallery, New York, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen; Untitled  Projects, Berlin, Germany; Maloney Fine Art, Los Angeles; Steven Kasher Gallery, New York, and Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago. Group exhibitions include Leila Heller Gallery, New York; Rauschenberg Project Space, New York; Reflex Modern Art Gallery, Amsterdam, F.I.T. Museum, New York; and The Henry Art Museum, Seattle. His work is included in such public collections as the Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Museum of Modern Art archives, New York; Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, and the Progressive Collection, among others.