Brooklynite TIM SPELIOStakes photos, assembles collage, plays drums, cuts up sounds, makes sulpture, and builds cabinets. He has shown his collage and installations at Exit Art, the Drawing Center, Sculpture Center, Smack Mellon Studios, Long Island University, Pierogi Gallery, and Parkers Box among others. Spelios has taught at Pratt Institure, and The University of Illinois at the Phillips Collection in D.C.. As part of the Friday Gallery Talks at the Hirshhorn Museum, Spelios discussed Bruce Nauman. Spelios has played drums internationally with the bands No Safety, and Chunk. During the burgeoning Williamsburg art scene of the 90s' Spelios, with Caroine Cox, co-founded and ran Flipside Gallery from 1996-2001, showing a wide range of innovative art forms.
Spelios began making collage in high school when he created flyers to promote performances of Mr. Klopp. His visual and musical pursuits brought him from Normal Illinois, to New York, via San Francisco.
Spelios continues to weave an improvised and convoluted personal narrative through his work. Mining obscure connections and reacting to the overlooked poetry in the mundane, he searches for his source material in flea markets, book stores, and the everchanging ephemeral urban landscape.