© 2007 Bill Timmerman

© 2007 Bill Timmerman

I was born in New York City in 1959 and grew up in California. 

From an early age, I found solace in the natural world. As a young man, I enjoyed long walks in what wildness I could find around my home in Southern California. These places no longer exist except in my (and perhaps a few other’s) memory. 

As I grew older, a camera and a vehicle were pressed into service on these excursions and I began to travel to the desert. Books about the desert (natural and cultural histories, memoirs, tales of exploration) bounced along on the seat beside me.

Eventually, I moved to the desert to hear the sound of my footsteps in the dry air, to sit quietly in the shade of an ironwood, and to travel, as gently as possible, through wild landscapes.

I am grateful to live with my wife and two children in the Salt River Valley of Arizona. 
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My last name is pronounced “Larn” (rhymes with barn)






 MFA 1993            Arizona State University

1989/1990            University of Arizona (History of Photography)

 BA Art 1983         California State University, Long Beach


One Person Exhibitions

2014    Etherton Gallery, Tucson (three person exhibition)

2008    Tucson Botanical Gardens

2007    Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University

2006       Etherton Gallery, Tucson

1996      Access Gallery, Tucson

1996    Union Gallery, University of Arizona, Tucson    

1995    Greythorne Gallery, Scottsdale

1995    Finch Gallery, Phoenix (two person exhibition)

1994    Scottsdale Center for the Arts

1993    Maine College of Art

1993    Harry Wood Gallery, ASU (MFA Thesis Exhibition)

1989    Oasis Gallery, Tucson


Group Exhibitions

2016    Into the Night: Contemporary Art and the Nocturne Tradition   Tucson Museum of Art 

2013    What Are We Doing Here?  Modified Arts, Phoenix AZ

2012    Arizona Re-Viewed Art Intersection, Gilbert AZ

2010    A Grand View: Arizona Landscape Photography, 1871- 2010  Etherton Gallery, Tucson

2010    Skyhopping  Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

2010    Tucson Saguaro Photography Invitational  Temple Gallery, Tucson AZ

2007    Photo Los Angeles Santa Monica Civic Auditorium

1999    Selections from the Permanent Collection  Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

1997    Waterways: Past Present Future   Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

1997    Faculty Exhibition, Arizona State University Art Museum

1996    New Acquisitions Center for Creative Photography University of Arizona, Tucson

1995    Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Director’s Choice

1995    Faculty Exhibition, Mesa Community College


Awards/ Honors

2009  Nominee. John Gutmann Photographer Fellowship        

2008   Blurb Photo Book Now Competition 2008     Honorable Mention



 Among Unknown Tribes: Rediscovering the Photographs of Explorer Carl Lumholtz     

University of Texas Press   (co-author)   2014

View Camera Magazine July/August 2007

Journal of the Southwest         Summer 2007

Photographers of The West, the Snell and Wilmer Photography Collection 2007



 Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University

Fidelity Investments