Originally from Iowa, Tim Van Ginkel earned an MFA in printmaking from The University of Iowa and a BFA in printmaking from Western Illinois University. Following his graduate studies Tim taught photography at Southeastern Community College before serving three years as an Instructional Assistant Professor at Illinois State University where he taught all levels of lithography. A mix of print and painting techniques, Tim's current work explore systems and structures of organization. The works can be seen as field notes of his observations, experiences, and his attempt to make personal associations. Drawing from source materials ranging from photographs to iconic symbolism, his work explores ideas of family, friends, and belief systems. Tim was previously an Assistant Professor of Printmaking at the University of New Mexico and co-taught a collaborative lithography class with the Tamarind Institute. He currently resides in Iowa.