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Chuck Tingley working on a portrait of George K. Arthur for The Freedom Wall

Chuck Tingley working on a portrait of George K. Arthur for The Freedom Wall. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

Chuck Tingley

American, born 1983

Chuck Tingley is a Buffalo-based artist primarily focused on figurative representation in drawing and painting. Tingley’s realistically rendered figures are made dynamic and emotional through the expressionistic application of layers of paint and the inclusion of abstract designs hovering amid diaphanous backgrounds. Tingley hopes that his work connects spiritually and psychologically with his viewers in a way that allows them to plumb their own passions and to build unique narratives based on their individual sensations and perceptions. Tingley’s work has been published in regional publications, such as The Public and Spark Magazine. Solo exhibitions of his work have been presented at the Olean Public Library and El Museo and Hi-Temp Fabrication in Buffalo. He has also been included in group exhibitions at the Burchfield Penney Art Center and the Erie Art Museum in Pennsylvania. Tingley has executed numerous public murals in Western New York, including commissions for Artpark in Lewiston, Glow Gallery in Buffalo, and, most recently, Art Alley in Niagara Falls. In 2015 and 2016, he received Decentralization Grants from the New York State Council on the Arts and in 2016, he was honored by Arts Services Initiative of Western New York as a finalist for the Artist of the Year Spark Cultural Award.
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