Printing by hand for 40 years in collaboration. Printmaker Tim Sheesley of Corridor Press continues printing original lithographs.
Making his own prints or working with other artists to create original lithographs, Tim has never lost his passion and love of the medium. “Every time I pull a print I am amazed that it works. I am delighted to honor the intentions of those artists that I’ve had the privileged to work with.”
We live and work on a 50 acre farm build in the 1800s. The small stream that runs through the property is the East Branch of the Otsdawa, where beavers build their dams and Horned Dace fish find shelter. We are enriched by the beauty and tranquility that surrounds us. Our flower gardens and small vegetable garden thrive near the trout and catfish pond.
Tim Sheesley is a printmaker who grew up in upstate New York, moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico then to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and returned to Otego, New York with his family in 1992. For 32 years he has been owner and master printer of Corridor Press, a collaborative professional lithography print studio originally established in Philadelphia and now in Otego. For the past fifteen years he has also been the gallery director at the State University of New York at Oneonta, Martin-Mullen Art Gallery. He completed his undergraduate degree from SUNY Oneonta, received the distinction of Tamarind Master Printer from the Tamarind Institute of Lithography at the University of New Mexico, and received his MFA in printmaking from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia.
His artwork has been shown nationally and internationally. A partial list of exhibitions includes, The Roberson Museum and Science Center, Binghamton, NY; Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, Utica,NY; The Mansion: Regional UCCCA, Oneonta, NY; The Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown, NY; Kirkland Art Center in Clinton, NY; Visions Gallery, Albany, NY; The Ink Shop, Ithaca, NY; The Corcoran Gallery, Washington DC; the George Mason Institute of Arts, Fairfax, Virginia; LaSalle University; University of Pennsylvania; The Hewlett Gallery at Carnegie-Mellon University; Glynn Vivian Museum and Art Gallery in Swansea, Wales; Breda School of Art Gallery, Breda, Netherlands; The Woodmere Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA; The Banister Gallery, Rhode Island College of Art; Tianjin Fine Arts College, Tianjin, China.
He has taught printmaking at Tyler School of Art, Temple University; The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Breda School of Art in the Netherlands, SUNY Oneonta, Colgate University, and Syracuse University. He has also performed numerous workshops, visiting artist positions and has curated and juried art exhibitions and competitions.