Tim Schwartz, Curriculum Vitae
tim.c.schwartz [at] gmail [dot] com
Tim Schwartz grew up in St. Louis, MO. He received a BA in Physics from Wesleyan University and an MFA in Visual Arts from the University of California, San Diego. In January 2010, he developed technology to help reunited missing people affected by the earthquake in Haiti and now organizes a group dealing with family reunification. In 2010, Schwartz spent four months traveling the country in a mobile research laboratory investigating what is lost as archives become digital.
“[He] makes his playful data mashups into sculptures using retired gadgets… Like a field scientist of the information age, Schwartz filters an overwhelming amount of data through the intuitive logic of old-fashioned tools such as weather gauges, maps, and charts. Taken together, his works constitute a kind of contemporary natural history museum in which we are the subjects being examined.”
-Lamar Clarkson, Modern Painters Magazine