Timmy Sneaks American, b. 1989
Timmy is thrilled to be showcasing his talents in his hometown… Boston, with the hope of forging a path to strengthen an already thriving art and cultural community.
Timmy Sneaks is a mixed media artist, based in Boston, Massachusetts. Graduating from Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Illustration, Sneaks' pieces have been showcased in major markets including New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Austria to name a few. Sneaks' artistic style blends bright colors with iconic pop characters with influences from cubism, futurism, pop art, and abstract expressionism . He uses an array of mediums including acrylic, pastel, oil, collage, spray paint, and screen print. Timmy's collectors are diverse and span across the globe. Prior to painting full time, Timmy was a tattoo artist until around 2014, when he left tattooing and gave himself one year to pursue painting full time and build up a body of work that would lead him to Art Basel Miami 2015.
Sneaks’ says, “ I remember quitting the shop I was working at after reading an article about Leonardo DiCaprio buying a million dollars worth of Frank Stella who is one of my favorite artists. I told myself I would give it one year to paint everyday, all day and to get into Basel Miami for 2015. It started getting late into the year and I had no idea how Basel worked. I didn’t realize people booked their spots a year in advance and now it was already Fall. I sent out a ton of emails. A few weeks went by and one show, Spectrum Miami, emailed back and had a cancellation from someone and offered it to me. I took the booth without hesitation. I remember leaving Miami at the end of Basel, after selling a bunch of pieces, and realizing that I could actually do this.”
From then on Timmy has taken advantage of the use of social media and has leveraged his account to garner attention from major collectors, professional athletes, musicians, actors and others from around the world. Sneaks’ says of this, “ I’ve always said that social media is like walking around with a gallery in your pocket. We now have access to show millions of people our work that otherwise they would only see if it was hanging in a gallery in a city they traveled to”.
Atypical RenaissanceGroup Show: Timmy Sneaks, Tim Gianelli, Eleanor Arbor, Nygel Jones 2 Sep - 12 Oct 2021Pellas Gallery is pleased to present Atypical Renaissance, a group exhibition bringing together four local contemporary artists from within and beyond the gallery’s program. The showcase will feature a wide...
Timmy Sneaks14 May - 5 Jul 2021Timmy Sneaks is a mixed media artist, based in Boston, Massachusetts. Graduating from Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Illustration, Sneaks' pieces have been showcased in...