- 1966-2000 (Creation)
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1.5 m of textual records and graphic material 4 audio cassette tapes 4 film reels 3 audio reels 2 open reel videos
Name of creator
Timothy Melvin Zuck, Canadian artist and educator, was born in 1947 in Erie, Pennsylvania. He attended Wilmington College from 1966-1967 and 1968-1969. There he majored in philosophy and psychology and took a few courses in art history and sculpture. In 1967-1968, Zuck joined his parents on a year-long mission to India, where he studied at Madras Christian College. Zuck received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NLA.SCAD) in 1971. While at NLA.SCAD, he did performance, film, photographic and other process-oriented and conceptual projects. In Halifax Zuck met and married Robyn Randell. He then earned his Master of Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California in 1972. After completing his graduate studies, Zuck returned to NLA.SCAD in late 1972, where he was Assistant Professor until 1979. While teaching at NLA.SCAD, he continued to work on his conceptual projects. In 1975, Zuck began to focus on painting, in which he had no formal training. In 1979, he resigned from NLA.SCAD and began to paint full-time in Purcell’s Cove, near Halifax, Nova Scotia. Zuck became a Canadian citizen in 1983. The Zucks moved from Purcell’s Cove to Kingston, Ontario, where they lived from 1982-1984 and then lived for three years in downtown Toronto, where their daughter, Anna, was born in 1985. They then moved to Midland, Ontario. In addition to taking part in many artist expeditions, Zuck won a poster competition for the XV Olympic Winter Games in 1988 in Calgary, Alberta. He moved to Calgary in 2002 to teach at the Alberta College of Art and Design. Tim Zuck is represented by the Sable-Castelli Gallery in Toronto, Ontario and the Paul Kuhn Gallery in Calgary, Alberta. His work has been included in numerous group and solo exhibitions in Canada, the United States and Europe, and may be found in the collections of numerous Canadian galleries and museums.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Fonds was acquired from creator in 2001 and 2002.
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The fonds consists of personal and professional correspondence, exhibition and projects files, exhibition catalogues, newspaper articles and reviews of Tim Zuck’s work, multimedia records including art related photographs, films, audio cassette tapes, conceptual art projects, exhibition notices, financial records, and publications.
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Further accruals are expected.
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Audio and video reels are restricted pending transfer to an accessible format.
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Copyright of material in this fonds is held by the creator. Copyright belonging to other parties, such as that of photographs, may still rest with the creator of these items. It is the researcher’s responsibility to obtain permission for the reproduction of any part of the fonds.
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Originally prepared in 2002
Uploaded and adapted by Nirvana Chainani, 2019.