Timothy Nolan was born in 1962 in Tacoma, Washington and grew up primarily in Rhode Island. He received a B.A. in Political Science from Boston College in 1984, moved to New York in 1985 and studied painting at the Art Students' League where he was a merit scholar for two years. He received his M.F.A. from Queens College, CUNY, in 1992 and soon after moved to Los Angeles where he continues to work and live. He has exhibited extensively since the 1990s, with shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and Europe. Museum shows include the San Diego Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tucson, Arizona, the University Art Museum at California State Long Beach, the Weatherspoon Museum at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the Torrance Museum of Art in Torrance, California. His work is in the collection at the de Young Museum of Art, San Francisco, California and the Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon. He received a Durfee Foundation Artist Completion Grant in 2010, the COLA Fellowship Grant from the City of Los Angeles' Department of Cultural Affairs in 2008 and a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation in 2001. He has also received residency fellowships from the Corporation of Yaddo, The Ucross Foundation, The Edward F. Albee Foundation, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program and Stichting Kaus Australis in Rotterdam. His work has been reviewed and featured in the Los Angeles Times, the Huffington Post, LA Weekly, SF Weekly, San Francisco Chronicle, the New Yorker, Artweek, Artscene, and Artkrush, among other publications. He is currently represented by CB1 Gallery in Los Angeles and Marx & Zavattero in San Francisco.