Corpus Mysticum: reEncountering the Church

Thursday, June 15, 2017–Sunday, August 6, 2017

The Gallery at the Sheen Center

Timothy Matthew Collins (b. 1981) is a collage artist, professional architectural designer based in New York City, and architecture professor at the City College of New York (CUNY). Inspired by philosophy and theology—especially the works of Giorgio Agamben, Walter Benjamin, Léon Bloy, and G. K. Chesterton—his art focuses on the interactions between collage and the miniature. His recent projects explore Christian Eschatology through mixed media architectural models that incorporate found objects.

Timothy’s work has been exhibited in numerous galleries in the United States, as well as Italy and Germany, and is part of several museums’ permanent collections including the National September 11 Memorial Museum. Timothy also contributes to the Church of St. Paul the Apostle as part of the Openings Collective—an initiative of the Paulist Fathers to facilitate dialogue with artists in New York City. He has co-curated group exhibitions in the church, created promotional media, and acts as a liaison between parishioners and artists.

Timothy obtained his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York and received a Master of Architecture degree from Syracuse University’s Graduate School of Architecture in Florence, Italy.