Tiffany Calvert

Associate Professor


Tiffany Calvert received her BA from Oberlin College (1998) and her MFA from the Mason Gross School of Art at Rutgers University (2005). 

She has exhibited her work in the US and abroad including Lawrimore Project in Seattle, E.TAY Gallery in New York, Tinney Contemporary in Nashville, the Speed Museum in Louisville and Cadogan Contemporary in London. Residencies include the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, I-Park, and ArtOmi International Arts Center where she received a Geraldine R. Dodge Fellowship. Calvert has received grants from the Great Meadows Foundation and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Her work was recently profiled by critic John Yau in the online journal Hyperallergic.

Calvert’s curatorial projects include “Some Abstraction Occurs” at 65GRAND Gallery in Chicago and “Magic” at Mercer College (featuring work by Chris Martin, Karla Knight, Sarah Peters and others), which identified a trend in artists whose works address the otherworldly or magical. Calvert’s current paintings investigate the relationship between digital media and the reception and perception of images. Her work utilizes diverse technologies such as fresco, 3D modeling and artificial intelligence. 

Teaching Areas

Painting and Drawing

Selected Exhibitions

Past Performance as Indicator of Future Outcomes, Carnegie Center for Art & History, IN, 2021

S/ample Data, Tinney Contemporary, Nashville, 2020

Art in Doom, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, 2020

SH/FT: Tiffany Calvert + Alex Kanevsky, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg PA, 2018

Spring, Cadogan Contemporary, London UK, 2018

Something Pretty, Morlan Gallery, Transylvania University, KY, 2018

Tiffany Calvert: Rainbow Chaos, Arkansas State University, AR, 2017

Synthesizing Nature, The Center for Contemporary Art, NJ, 2017

Verblist, E.TAY Gallery, New York, NY, 2016

Solo exhibition, Carl & Sloan Contemporary, Portland OR, 2015             

"The Last Brucennial", The Bruce High Quality Foundation, NY, 2014

"Collapse", Visual Arts Center, Mississippi State University, MS, 2013

"Between Picture and Viewer: The Image in Contemporary Painting", SVA Gallery, NY, 2010


Awards and Residencies

Research and Innovation Grant; 'Tulip Mania and Data Manipulation', University of Louisville Office of the Executive Vice President, 2018

Speed Museum Artist-in-Residence, 2018

Victor Olorunsola Endowed Research Award; “Hybrid Painting in the Expanded Field: an exploration of fresco on 3D modeled forms”, University of Louisville, 2017

Great Meadows Foundation Professional Development Grant, 2017

Nominee, Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant, 2017

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, 2010

Chashama studio, Brooklyn NY, 2010

Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside CA, 2007

ArtOmi International Artists Residency, Omi NY, 2006

Artists Residency Program, Artists’ Enclave at I-Park, East Haddam CT, 2006

Geraldine R. Dodge Fellowship, 2006

Curatorial Projects

"All Things Being Equal…," an exhibition of works by Joy Garnett, Paul Pfeiffer, Steve DiBenedetto and others, Raritan Valley Community College NJ, 2010

"Some Abstraction Occurs: an exhibition of works by Pamela Jorden, Jasmine Justice, Wes  Sherman and Wendy White", curated by Tiffany Calvert, 65GRAND, Chicago IL, 2008