Tim Forcade is a multimedia artist employing painting, theatrical lighting, electronic systems and photography creating imagery inspired by light in all its forms. He has combined his education in drawing and painting (BFA 1970) and his decades experience as a commercial photographer with ongoing research and experiments with technology-based media. His work has been published, collected and exhibited nationally and internationally.
His obsession with art and technology began in the 1960’s. At that time Tim began work with projected light using paint, liquids, and motorized shutters to produce environmental compositions. At that time, he created his first series of abstract photographs using the figure, theatrical stroboscopic lights, and choreography. Throughout the 70s and 80s he designed and built his Light Machine Series — interactive electronic devices he used to transform sound into colored light compositions.
During the 80s and 90s Tim participated in the emergence and evolution of 2D and 3D computer graphics as an artist, author, and development team member. He taught and lectured extensively at conferences and colleges including Special Interest Group for Computer Graphics (SIGGRAPH), the University of Washington, the University of Kansas and Alberta College of Art.
His more recent work leverages his decades of experience as a professional photographer and artist skilled in computational photography and digital image processing. Recent solo exhibitions include The Kaufman Foundation, Kansas City Artists Coalition, Lawrence Arts Center and the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art.