About Michael Tieman

“I create my bronze sculpture as a three dimensional painting, texture becomes the Impressionistic impasto brushstroke, color is the play of light and shadows across the surfaces and detail is the impression of movement.”

MICHAEL TIEMAN

In 1968 Michael attended the Columbus College of Art and Design and in 1972 received his BFA. Taking his degree, Michael and his Canadian wife went to Vancouver B.C. Canada where he started out on a successful forty plus year international career in advertising design. In 1986 after working as the Sr. Graphic Designer at Expo 86, Michael relocated to Portland, Oregon with his family and in 2002, Michael and his wife Nancy settled in Cannon Beach.

As Michael Tieman sees it, “The role of an artist from the dawn of time has been as a visual storyteller. The stories my paintings and sculpture tell are ones of confidence, strength, passion, playful sophistication and the celebration of life.”

Tieman has sketched and painted since childhood and has spent over four decades as a working artist, both as a graphic designer and a fine artist. Following the encouragement of a gallery owner, Michael expanded his talents into bronze sculpture. Tieman’s sculptures are unique in that they are a combination of traditional figurative sculpture and his Impressionistic painting style.

Artist in Residence:

2007 – Present – Haystack Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR
2002 – 2007 – Artists Gallerie, Cannon Beach, OR

Upcoming Exhibitions

2012 – Haystack Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR, (May – Tuscany Painting Series)
Solo Exhibitions
2011 – Haystack Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR, (Sept. – and sculpture demo)
2010 – Haystack Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR, (Sept. – and sculpture demo)
2009 – Summa Health System’s Cancer Clinic, Akron, OH, (July, Public Sculpture “Courage” Unveiled)
2008 – Haystack Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR, (Aug, Paintings & Sculptures)
2006– Artists Gallerie, Cannon Beach, OR, (Jan)
2005– Artists Gallerie, Cannon Beach, OR, (Oct)
2004– Artists Gallerie, Cannon Beach, OR, (Oct)
2003 – Artists Gallerie, Cannon Beach, OR, (Nov)
2002 – Artists Gallerie, Cannon Beach, OR, (Aug)

Group Exhibitions

2011 – Haystack Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR,
(June-Aug. – “Tieman on Tuesdays” weekly gallery sculpture demo)
2011 – Cortile Gallery – Provincetown, MA – “Tour of America: Artist Invitational” exhibit
(Labor Day Weekend – Oct 3)
2010 – Haystack Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR, (Mar)
2009 – US Bank, Cannon Beach, OR, (Lobby, Dec. 2009- Dec. 2010)
2009 – Haystack Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR, (Stormy Weather Arts Festival, Nov – sculpture demo)