Timothy Sawyer Shepard is an American collage artist working with paper, photography, cine film and music. He considers collage a metaphor for memory, consciousness and perception, themes which permeate his work.
Solo shows have been at Grosvenor Street Art Space, London (2013), the National Centre For Atmospheric Research in Boulder Colorado (2012-13), and The Lookout (Caroline Wiseman Modern & Contemporary) (2014) He has also exhibited with: Zeitgeist Arts Projects, Charlie Dutton Gallery, Caroline Wiseman Modern & Contemporary, London Art Fair, 20/21 British Art Fair, Standpoint Gallery and Collyer Bristow Gallery. His works are in private collections in the USA, UK, Japan, France and Germany.
Has created a number of album covers, including Paul Weller 22 Dreams (2008), and Kevin Ayers, The Unfairground (2007), which Shepard also co-produced. He has also filmed and directed a number of music videos including for Kevin Ayers, The Go-Betweens, and Bandante (George Vjestica - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds).
Set-up and curated the experimental music label, underground sounds (1996- 2000). underground sounds set about to challenge the recording industry model at the time by releasing sample based music on limited edition vinyl whilst making the label's catalogue freely available as mp3 downloads from the underground sounds website.
Worked as a project based studio assistant for Michael Kidner RA. (1993 – 2007), who beyond the studio was both a mentor and father figure.
Has been a guest tutor at Central St. Martins College of Art and a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art.
In 2012 worked with the enigmatic film maker CS Leigh as an Associate Producer and editor on the feature length documentary A Quiet American Ralph Rucci & Paris.
In 2003 was invited to be Artist in Residence at the Centre de Sculpture in Montolieu in the Montagne Noir, France. This residency lead to a commission from the French Ministry of Culture in a pilot scheme of inviting artists to interact with historic monuments and buildings.
Between 2008 and 2015 had a studio in the small hamlet of La Galaube, 10km north of Montolieu up in the Montagne Noir. It was here amidst the extraordinary primordial beauty of a mountain wilderness landscape that he made work in a roof top studio alongside innumerable spontaneous landscape interventions created during hikes in the mountain.
Was educated at Eton College and is a graduate of Georgetown University, Washington DC where he double majored in Fine Art (sculpture) and Theology after transferring from Columbia University, NYC.
Lives in Notting Hill, London with his 11 year old daughter, Willow.