Tiffani Love is a landscape painter originally from Northern New York. Much of her inspiration is derived from a deep connection she has developed with the raw, natural landscape of Ireland. Tiffani has exhibited her work in multiple solo and group shows, and has appeared in ZPlatt Literary/Arts Journal and on The Culture Trip. Her recent exhibition, Walking Across Ireland, featured new landscape paintings inspired by her 370 mile solo thru-hike across Ireland.
Tiffani is currently based in Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, Ireland, where she is pursuing her MFA degree at the Burren College of Art.
My paintings are driven by the history of a specific place, which creates a personalized energy for every landscape. I am in awe of the way landscapes shift over time. Nature constantly faces elements that trigger change, such as severe weather, erosion, and human interference. However, the landscape always adapts and endures, holding onto pieces of the past in the process. Through painting, I work to depict the energy, history, and vibrant sensations exuded by the natural world.
I have found inspiration in the places I have called home, Northern New York and Middle Tennessee. However, over the past five years, the primary source of inspiration for my work has been the landscapes of Ireland. No other place draws me in and challenges me like the Irish landscape. I am constantly working to deepen my understanding of its complex dualities, being playful and rugged, inviting and unforgiving. My artistic practice involves engagement with the landscape through the act of walking. This time alone in the landscape allows for a connection and communication between myself and the natural world. The more time I spend getting to know my subject, the better I can fully capture its essence in the paintings. In dedicating myself to my subject, I hope to inspire viewers to slow down and recognize the importance of the natural world.
2022 (Anticipated) MFA Studio Art, Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Ireland
2017 BFA Studio Art, State University of New York at Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY
2020 Walking Across Ireland, Three Brothers, Nashville, TN
2019 Three Brothers, Nashville, TN
2019 Landscapes of Ireland and Northern New York, Pouring Light Studios, Malone, NY
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 BFA Exhibition, SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY
2017 Migrating Passerines, Pouring Light Studios, Malone, NY
2016 Intersecting Novelties, Champlain Wine Company, Plattsburgh, NY
2016 Migrating Passerines, Pouring Light Studios, Malone, NY
2015 Fall Studio Selections, SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY
2015 Dingle Summer Art Exhibition, Beard Gallery, Cortland, NY
2015 SUNY Student Art Exhibition Series, SUNY Plaza, Albany, NY
2015 Migrating Passerines, Pouring Light Studios, Malone, NY
2015 Spring Studio Selections, SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY
2015 PAVA Clothesline Exhibition, SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY
2014 SUNY Student Art Exhibition Series, SUNY Plaza, Albany, NY
2014 Fall Studio Selections, SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY
2020 The Bernice P. Shaughnessy and Janet M. Shaughnessy Scholarship, Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Ireland
2016 Winkel Art Scholarship, SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESS
2017 The Culture Trip: 10 Emerging Contemporary Artists from Galway, Ireland to Follow, by James Hendicott, https://theculturetrip.com/europe/ireland/articles/10-emerging-contemporary-artists-from-galway-ireland-to-follow/
2017 Cover Image, ZPlatt Literary/Arts Journal, SUNY Plattsburgh
2016 Finalist, Sedona Art Prize, November 2016
2016 ZPlatt Literary/Arts Journal, SUNY Plattsburgh