About the artist

Welcome to Timothy Poe Studio

The medium for “Artist & His Model” is Eglomise’ w Reflective Elements. A new genre of artistic expression, where I paint on the reverse or, back side of new plate glass mirror panels, the glass is my canvas. Incorporating the reflective coating as a design element and in this composition the remaining reflection is only an outline for color and most of the reflective coating is lost in process, creating windows of clear glass where I then paint to achieve the desired effect.

The color and remaining reflective coating are viewed from the front of the glass and the oil base Japan paint I use is similar to the type of paint Picasso painted with. Curators such as Eli Scaccia of M.A.D.S. gallery in Milano, Italy described this composition as a piece associated with European style or, Modernism.

Color and form are not controlled by my determination to create an exact representation of a person, place or thing, although perhaps a view through the looking glass into another dimensional world.

I want to hide objective reasoning, where subjective reason might stand in the forefront. These windows of abstract color and form are a behind the looking glass effort, a photo mosaic where neuroscience and imagination create opportunity for personal introspection. Consideration of life just out side of our present existence one might consider the origin of our existence, we see ourselves in the art, a reflection of creation.


Timothy Poe Studio

Timothy Poe is an Alabama native residing in Birmingham from 1989-2020. During the summer of 1995 he attended the Pilchuck Glass School learning lead crystal casting techniques. During this time 1993 thru1996 he self employed as a decorative painter specializing in faux graining and marbling techniques. he attended the University of Alabama in Birmingham earning a B.A. in Art Studio graduating in 1996. In this same year he developed a working glass & metal casting studio, restoring the former coal testing lab once part of the now dormant Republic Steel Works within the confines of Wade Sand and Gravel, Birmingham, Al. /www.thomasproject.org

In 2006 he developed “Antique Mirror Patina Solution”, a unique process for distressing and imprinting the silver / reflective coating on new mirror. This process allowed Timothy to create special effects using new mirror and led to the development of a new style / genre of decorative and fine art utilizing the reflective surface of new plate glass mirror.

His aesthetic artistic focus was then and remains multi media objects made in two and three dimensions with glass as the primary medium.

Drew McGukin Interiors, N.Y., N.Y.

Monier Gallery, Homewood, Al

Gallery Services, Birmingham, Alabama

Fig Home, Austin, Tx.

Modern Home, Miramar Beach, Florida

Earnest Gaspard & Associates, Atlanta, Ga.

Grand Bohemian Art Gallery, Birmingham, Al.

Found Style, El Dorado Ks.

Gallery Services , Birmingham, Al.

Park & Eighth Gallery,  Fort Worth, Tx

Rennier Project, Austin, Tx.

Mitchell Hill Gallery, Charleston, S.C,

Stark Galleries, Atlanta, Ga.

Loretta Goodwin Gallery, Birmingham, Alabama

Gallerie Alegria, Mountain Brook, Alabama

D.O.C.S. Gallery. New Orleans, La.

Ward Nasse Gallery, New York, New York.

Littlehouse Galleries, Homewood, AlabamaTimothy Poe Gallery, Birmingham, Alabama

Hotel Brazil, Mountain Brook, Alabama

Gallerie Dorita, Atlanta, GeorgiaLe Saint’s Gallerie, Prague Czech Republic

Bare Hands Gallery-Birmingham, Alabama

Fusion Gallery-Seaside, Florida

Tojo Gallery-Seaside, Florida

Eclectic Electric Gallery-Atlanta, Georgia

Vazada Studios-Birmingham, Alabama

Gallery at LeAnn’s-Montgomery, Alabama

Soho Gallery-Pensacola, Florida

110 Gallery, Atlanta, Ga.

Monier Gallery, December, 2022

Marburger Farm, Round Top, Tx. March, 2020, 2021, October, 2022

Women’s Board Show, Dec. 2019 / Jacksonville, Fla.

Marburger Farms, Round Top, Tx. Sept. 2019

Chicago Art, The Women’s Board / Antique & Jewelry show/ merchandise mart…Chicago, Il. May-2018

Round Top / Jimmys’ venue at Excess… April-2018

Fort Worth Art, Antique & Jewelry Show… January- 2017

Round Top / The Arbors… April 2016

Mitchell Hill Gallery, Charlston S.C. “Sojourn-2015”

Stark Galleries, Atlanta, Ga., Featured Artist, September 2014

Leonard Davenport Online, Bridge Hampton, N.Y. 2015

Huntington College-Montgomery, Alabama.


National Juried Exhibition.

X-8 group show, Birmingham Art Association.

Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival-Birmingham, Alabama

Thomas Project, Spring Show, Birmingham Alabama

Alabama State Council of the Arts, Alabama Artists Gallery, Montgomery, Alabama,

Magic City Art Connection, Birmingham Al.

Altamont School, Birmingham Al.

Timothy Poe Gallery, Birmingham, Al., January through May 2002

Magic City Art Connection, Birmingham, Alabama

Thomas Project, Fall Show- Birmingham, Alabama

University of Alabama at Birmingham Juried Annual

Student Exhibition. “Black Belt,” Award of Distinction.

University of Alabama at Birmingham Juried Annual

Student Exhibition.

St. Stephen’s Catholic Student Center, Birmingham, AL

*Solo exhibition.

Jewish Community Center, Birmingham, AL

*Solo exhibition.

Der Wunder-Kommer. Pilchuck Glass School.

Alabama State Council of the Arts, Alabama Artists Gallery, Montgomery

Drew McGukin Interiors / Chelsea, New York

Gallery Services / Birmingham, Al.

Modern Home, Miramar Beach, Florida

Fig Home, Austin, Tx.

The Rennier Project / Austin, Tx.

Market Hill / Round Top, Tx.

Ernest & Gaspard & Associates / ADAK / Atlanta, Ga.

Monier Gallery, Homewood, Alabama

2022-Anthony Freire / Victor Badillo , Chelsea, New York

2022-Todd Reeves-Miramar Beach, Florida

2022- Carolyn & Clark Cooper, Birmingham, Alabama

2022-Tom&Barbara Butler, Villarica, Georgia

2022- Linzi McConnell / Jamie Graves – Austin, Texas

2022- Elizabeth Rider – Austin, Tx

2022- Kathy Shuford – Dallas, Tx

2022- Lee Tosca – Los Angeles, California

2021- Sandra&William Stahlke, Bluffton, South Carolina

2002 to present… Various commissions in 2 / 3 dimensional objects including:

“Golden Cloud” -52 inch dia. / eglomise’ w reflective elements

Sarah West Designs, 2018

“Flow” 2016- Eglomise’ w reflective elements / BJCC. Birmingham, Al.

“Morning Flight” 2014 – Eglomise’ w reflective elements / Grand View Hospital, Birmingham, Al.

Robin and Caroline Wade. Exterior ornamental steels and glass door. 2001

Illumin 8 / Sidewalk Film Festival. Mural canvas project. 2003

Karen and Aileen Bouchard, post modern style walnut bed with pewter inlay. 2003

Karen and Aileen Bouchard, Exterior modernists style aluminum / glass gates. 2002

Robin and Caroline Wade. Exterior ornamental steels and glass door. 2001

Sidewalk Film Festival. Presentation awards. 2000 / 2001

Wade Sand and Gravel. Photo essay of quarry operations. 2000

East Thomas Community. Community marquee, brick and stainless steel. 2000

Robin and Caroline Wade, Stainless Steel Architectural sculptures. 2000

Kevin Godwin. Mural / backdrop painting for “Dead Cel Factor” band. 2000

Southeast Post Productions, Birmingham Al. Multimedia relief’s produced for “Apogee” an independent film by John Richardson. 2000

BIG communications, Birningham, Al. Adey presentation award. 2000

Harold & Joy Ososfski, New Orleans, La.

Cast Glass Fire Place Screen Covers. 1999/2000

Robin Wade, Birmingham, Alabama. Office Desk, 1999

Birmingham Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival, Presentation Awards. 1999

Herb & Ellie Sklenar, Birmingham, Alabama. Cast Glass Sculpture. 1999

Thomas & Shasta Brander, Birmingham, Alabama. Lead Crystal Protrait of daughter. 1998

Mr. and Mrs. James Lee, Birmingham, Alabama. Outdoor bronze sculpture. 1997.

Beth Sahlie, Birmingham, Alabama. Lead crystal portrait, 1997.

2003 Chekhov, The Cherry Orchard, Virginia Sanford Theater, Birmingham. 2003

2003 Illumine 8 Birmingham, Al. Interactive UV painting.

2002 A murder is announced. Dinner theater, Homewood Library

2002 Work Play Birmingham Alabama. Interactive UV light painting

2002 Spinning into Butter – Drama at Birmingham Festival Theater. Jan.7 through Feb. 3.

1999 Illumia 8 – B&A warehouse, Birmingham Alabama.

Interactive UV painting. An interactive dance party; during a four hour period I painted an 8’ diameter satellite dish with Florissant paints and chalk.

1999 Steel City Galleries*During selected Spin Cycling Classes at Steel City Fitness, I created spontaneous fluorescent chalk drawings. High-energy music choreographed by the spin instructor created an event considered a new performance art / happening in Birmingham, a performance art/happening.

2004 Birmingham Aids Outreach benefit auction2003 Birmingham Aids Outreach benefit auction2002 Birmingham Aids Outreach benefit auction2002 Altamonte School Benefit auction2002 Summerfest Cabaret benefit auction2001 Studio by the Tracks benefit auction2001 Birmingham Aids Outreach benefit auction2001 Oasis Women’s Center benefit auction2000 Studio by the Tracks benefit auction2000 Arlington School Benefit auction2001 Rotary Club International2000 Oasis Women’s Center benefit auction1999 Leukemia Society Benefit auction1999 Cancer Society Benefit auction1997, 1998 Birmingham Botanical Garden Auxiliary-Birmingham, Alabama1996-1998″You Gotta Have Art” Birmingham AIDS Outreach

Birmingham, Alabama

2002 Alabama public Television, Alabama at Work Series1999 Good Day Alabama Fox 6, interviewer J.J. Pruitt1998 Good Day Alabama Fox 6, interviewer J.J. Pruitt1997 Good Day Alabama Fox 6, interviewer J.J. Pruitt

“Trophies” Lee Ann Monitor, Birmingham Post Herald, October 6, 2000 PP 8-B, 6-B“Billy Idol” Patrick Garman, Managerie Magazine, Vol. 25, May 1999, pp 10,11“Industrial Strength Art,” Nancy Raabe, The Birmingham News, May 23, 1999, PP. 1F, 10F.“Arts Round-up,” Jane Longshore, Black & White, May 13-26, 1999, p. 18.“The Thomas Project, the Ruins of Birmingham’s Industrial Roots,” Steve Smith, Fun & Stuff, May 1999, p. 10.“Awards,” Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival Souvenir Program, May 7-9, 1999, p. 8.“Electrifying Art,” McKenzie Wren, Atlanta 30306, March, 1998, pp. 18-19.“Canvas,” Birmingham Magazine, November, 1998, p. 24.“Making Art at Wade Sand and Gravel,” Nancy Raabe, The Birmingham News, June 1, 1997, pp. 1F, 10F.“Spotlight Artist: Tim Poe,” Chuck Hinson, The DeFuniak Herald, October 23, 1997, P. 4-C.“Crystal Sculptures Tell Artist Story,” Michelle Finley, Over the Mountain Journal, November 6, 1997.

Robin and Caroline Wade, Birmingham, Al.Altamonte School, Birmingham, Alabama. June 17, 2001NallDr Sam Barker, Birmingham, AlJohn D Saxon, Birmingham, Al.Louise Fletcher, Los Angeles, Ca. Glass Sculpture.Harold & Joy Ososfski, New Orleans, La. Glass Sculpture.Mr. Will Ratliff, Birmingham, Alabama. Studio glass sculpture.Mr. Charles Collins, Birmingham, Alabama. Studio glass sculpture.Mr. and Mrs. James Lee, Birmingham, Alabama. Bronze sculpture.Mr. and Mrs. Robin Wade, Jr., Birmingham, Alabama. Multi-media sculpture.Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stockham, Birmingham, Alabama. Multi-media sculpture.Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bailey, Birmingham, Alabama. Studio glass sculpture.St. Mary’s-on-the-Highlands, Birmingham, Alabama. Multi-media sculpture.Mr. William Taylor, Ono Island, Alabama. Studio glass and multi-media sculpture.

Best in show / 2-D, Mixed Media.  44th Annual South Chamber Art Festival, Miami, Fla.

Member of the Board, Thomas Coke Works Project, 1997.I was the first full-time artist chosen to develop studio space at the former Republic Steel Works, Birmingham, Alabama. This historically significant facility is developing as an environment where artists of varied disciplines are restoring the buildings of Republic Steel to serve as studio space. My studio consists of the former coal testing lab and an adjacent rail car shed, that which was fully restored during the summer of 1996. Construction of a metal casting furnace, glass-casting furnace, burnout oven, annealing and casting ovens using primarily discarded materials and implements from institutional auctions.

Birmingham Museum of Art. “ Introduction to Glass Blowing.”Assistant to Matt Jenke. 1999Birmingham Museum of Art,

Contemporary Collectors’ GuildSeptember 1997

 A Brief History of the Studio Art Glass MovementBirmingham Museum of ArtJanuary 1996

Introduction to Gilding/Gold Leaf TechniquesUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham Special StudiesSeptember 1994

Introduction to Decorative Painting TechniquesSeptember 1995 Advanced Decorative Painting TechniquesAlabama Art SupplyOctober 1993

University of Alabama at Birmingham.B.A. in Art Studio 1996.Pilchuck Glass School. 1995.Object, Image, Language (juried class); emphasis in glass casting & mold-making techniques.Instructors: Steven Paul Day & Maria Porges.