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Timothy John Berg's work deals with commonplace icons and symbols, everyday objects and stereotypical scenarios. His intention is to create work that is appealing to as many people as possible, not just an "art" audience. "By appealing to people's desires we are able to seduce them into a relationship with the work. Hopefully this allows them to meditate on its meaning and look past what is superficial or obvious."
Berg received his BFA magna cum laude from the University of Colorado in Boulder in 2000 and his MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2003. Currently he is an assistant professor at Pitzer College in Claremont, California. His recent exhibitions include a solo show at Dean Project in Long Island City, New York, and a group show entitled Confrontational Ceramics in White Plains, New York.