Micah Tiffin lives in Greenville, South Carolina and is a Studio Art and Humanities double major with a minor in Sociology and Anthropology from Wofford College. He is a dedicated professional in the arts and has worked as a Studio Assitant and Lab Monitor for the Studio Art Department. Outside of academics, he dedicates his time to arts education and advocacy by assisting with educational programs for youth through the Upstate Boys and Girls Club.
Micah’s first solo exhibition “Gummy Labyrinth” was on display in 2019 at the Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts as a part of the Whetsell Fellowship. Past exhibitions include “Invasive/Evasive” a campus-wide outdoor exhibition at Wofford College; the 2018, 2019, and 2020 Art and Art History Department Student Juried Exhibitions, and the Chapman Cultural Center’s POP UP GALLERY.
I walked into the mudroom, or the place we keep the cat’s litter boxes, and moved the homemade cow doorstop away from the door. Behind it, in one of the base cabinets, sat my dad’s acrylic paints. I was thinking about ambivalent objects and ambiguous spaces as is natural at three in the morning. I began to paint these objects and spaces, many having personal associations. Most of the logistics of these spaces were imagined as I had not left my house in a month. As I painted, I became obsessed with certain objects. Flamingoes, in particular, intrigued me. What I thought would be a contradictory image ended up complimenting each composition. Discoveries like this were accompanied with learning new ways to make marks on canvas. My work shifted from color gradients to more impressionistic pieces and back.
These paintings became a series of investigation. I was interested in learning new painting techniques and exploring these ambivalent spaces further. I was simultaneously working within a digital medium. The connections between the two bodies of work became apparent upon completion.