Tim Best is a artist, currently based in Plano, Texas. Best’s practice of lens-based work approaches the intersection of desire and gender with curiosity, carefully interweaving ideas of gender fluidity, deviance from widely accepted codes of behavior, the power over one’s sexual desires, and connections to social assumptions of nature. The bodies in his work flow back and forth between uncanny interior and exterior spaces to create psychological narratives amid penetrative interventions into the printed image.
He received a Pollock-Krasner grant during his stay at the Santa Fe Art Institute’s Emergency Artists Residency. From 2008-2010 he was a member of the Dallas based artist collective 500x. In 2009 he received a Puffin Foundation Grant for his project Micro Expressions, and that same year Best was awarded a residency at Louisiana Artworks in New Orleans. In 2014 he graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and became a finalist in the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas CADD FUNd grant. Most recently he has been accepted for a residency at Picture Berlin in the fall of 2018.