Tim Youd

A performance and visual artist, Tim Youd is presently engaged in the retyping of 100 novels over a ten-year period. To date, he has retyped 65 novels at various locations in the United States and Europe. Residencies at historic writer’s homes have included William Faulkner’s Rowan Oak with the University of Mississippi Art Museum (Oxford, MS), Flannery O’Connor’s Andalusia with SCAD (Milledgeville and Savannah, GA), and Virginia Woolf’s Monk’s House (Rodmell, Sussex). His work has been the subject of numerous museum exhibitions, including CAMSTL, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College, Hanes Art Gallery at Wake Forest University, The New Orleans Museum of Art, Monterey Museum of Art, Hemingway-Pfeffer Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, University of Mississippi Art Museum at Rowan Oak, and the Lancaster Museum of Art and History. He has presented and performed his 100 Novels project at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) and LAXART, and retyped Joe Orton’s Collected Plays at The Queen’s Theatre with MOCA London. He lives and works in Los Angeles.


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Essential Arts: L.A. theater leaders plot a return to the stage Carolina Miranda, The Los Angeles Times
May 2, 2020
Art at Home: May 1-3 Shana Nys Dambrot, LA Weekly
May 1, 2020
LA artist plans to connect with St. Louis novelist William Gass — by typing in the garage Valerie Schremp Hahn, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 30, 2020
Tim Youd Will Retype William Gass' Mammoth "The Tunnel" On Livestream Sarah Fenske, St. Louis Public Radio
April 27, 2020
Editors’ Picks: 12 Events For Your Virtual Art Calendar This Week Sarah Cascone, Artnet News
April 27, 2020
Performance Artist Tim Youd ’89 Travels the World Sharing the Art of Being a Good Reader Billy McEntee, Holy Cross Magazine
April 22, 2020
9 Incredible Objects From Armory Art Fair Week 2020 David Behringer, Design Milk
March 25, 2020
Armory Art Preview: Tim Youd Will Type Sylvia Plath's "The Bell Jar" Into Abstraction Nena Hawke, BlackBook
February 27, 2020
Studio Visit: Tim Youd Gary Brewer, Art and Cake
January 9, 2020
Tim Youd's "Drawings of Paintings" Are Great Literature Turned Visual Art BlackBook
May 24, 2019
Studio Visit: Artist Tim Youd Julie Wolfson, Cool Hunting
May 24, 2019
Meet an Artist Monday: Tim Youd Shana Nys Dembrot, LA Weekly
May 20, 2019
Now on view in the Loeb: Tim Youd's literary pilgrimages Christian Flemm, The Miscellany News
September 19, 2018
Tim Youd: "The Hudson Valley Retyped" Shana Nys Dembrot, Whitehot Magazine
September 2018
The Novel in Performance Ralph Gardner Jr., WAMC Northeast Public Radio
July 21, 2018
Performance Artist Types "Ironweed" Line by Line in Albany Will Anderson, WAMC Northeast Public Radio
July 18, 2018
Recreating tale key by key Times Union
July 15, 2018
Retyping Ironweed at the Albany Institute All Over Albany
July 10, 2018
Retyping Ironweed at the Albany Institute All Over Albany
July 10, 2018
Man retyping Kennedy's "Ironweed" Paul Grondahl, Times Union
June 26, 2018
Artist retypes novels as performance art, this time Cheever's 'Falconer' at Sing Sing Jordan Fenster, The Journal News
June 9, 2018
Typing a Novel About Vassar, Word for Word, as Art James Barron, The New York Times
April 29, 2018
Artist Tim Youd Retypes St. Louis Dickson Beall, Webster-Kirkwood Times
March 7, 2018
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis revs up with spring exhibitions Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
January 18, 2018
What's up this week in Charlotte's visual arts? The Charlotte Observer
January 4, 2018
You can watch this artist’s odd "devotional" to creative writing in Chapel Hill Tammy Grubb, The Herald-Sun
December 1, 2017
Artist And Typewriter Find Temporary Home In ZSR Lillian Johnson, Old Gold & Black
November 17, 2017
Artist's Literary Pilgrimage Brings '100 Novels Project' To The Triad David Ford, WFDD
November 17, 2017
Tim Youd Michael Wilson, Artforum
October 2017
12 Habits of Highly Effective Artists, From Creative Exercise to Living in Airplane Mode Rachel Corbett, Artnet News
August 22, 2017
An Artist’s Meditative Project to Retype 100 Novels Allison Meier, Hyperallergic
August 15, 2017
Editors’ Picks: 11 Things to See in New York This Week Sarah Cascone and Caroline Goldstein, artnet News
August 7, 2017
Tim Youd: Ecstatic Reading Osman Can Yerebakan, The Village Voice
August 1, 2017
Tim Youd's first solo exhibition in New York City opens at Cristin Tierney Gallery Artdaily
July 13, 2017
Literary Ecstasy Pimploy Phongsirivech, Interview Magazine
July 13, 2017
lI "retyping" di Tim Youd Hemingway su due fogli Linda Terziroli, La Provincia di Varese
July 10, 2017
Riscrivo Addio alle Armi a modo mio: su un unico foglio Luca Gemelli, La Stampa
July 2, 2017
No conforming to type as novel project visits New York The Art Newspaper
July 2, 2017
Ribattere sulla storia Fabrizia Maselli, Exibart
May 31, 2017
Tim Youd riscrive "Augustus" al Museo dell'Ara Pacis The Parallel Vision
May 24, 2017
La performance di Tim Youd dentro l'Ara Pacis: Ricalcare (e perdere) le parole di un romanzo Helga Marsala, Artribune
May 24, 2017
Video | Progetto "100 romanzi," Tim Youd riscrive "Augustus" di John Williams all'Ara Pacis di Roma La Repubblica
May 24, 2017
Tim Youd riscrive "Augustus" di John Williams Oggi Roma
May 24, 2017
Tim Youd riscrive "Augustus" di John Williams SenzaBarcode Redazione
May 22, 2017
Roma, Tim Youd riscrive “Augustus” all’Ara Pacis per il progetto “100 Romanzi” Alberto Rossi, TgTourism
May 21, 2017
All'Ara Pacis la perfomance artistica parte dal libro QuotidianoNet
May 19, 2017
Tim Youd riscrive "Augustus" di John Williams il Tabloid
May 16, 2017
Tim Youd all'Ara Pacis: ribatterà a macchina il romanzo Augustus Roma Today
May 16, 2017
Roma, se il romanzo si ribatte a macchina: all'Ara Pacis la performance di Tim Youd La Repubblica
May 16, 2017
Tim Youd, l’artista che copia l’intero romanzo su un unico foglio Marco Bruna, La Lettura
April 30, 2017
Cristin Tierney Gallery announces representation of Tim Youd Art Daily
February 18, 2017
LGBT HISTORY MONTH: New exhibition inspired by Joe Orton to open its doors James Ledward, Scene
January 31, 2017
What the Artist Saw: Art Inspired by the Life and Work of Joe Orton | MOCA London All In London
January 31, 2017
Joe Orton exhibition to open in London Steve Orme, British Theatre Guide
January 31, 2017
Performance artist marks anniversary of Joe Orton’s death at library where book thefts led to prison Koos Couvée, Islington Tribune
January 27, 2017
What the Artist Saw boyz
January 26, 2017
What the Artist Saw: Art Inspired by the Life and Work of Joe Orton Mark Westall, FAD
January 25, 2017
"I've been flashed. I've been mooned": The Hollywood Boulevard adventures of artist Tim Youd, who is spending July retyping John Rechy's "Numbers" at Griffith Park Carolina Miranda, The Los Angeles Times
July 5, 2016
Tim Youd is just Flannery's type Coy Campbell, Connect Savannah
February 24, 2016
The Typewriter and the Capitol Rotunda Wallis Watkins, WRKF
January 27, 2016
100 Novels: Ecstatic Reading With Artist Tim Youd Lucie Monk Carter, Country Roads Magazine
January 20, 2016
Artist types, retypes novels onto single sheet in homage to the writing process Susan Larson, The New Orleans Advocate
November 28, 2015
Performance Artist Tim Youd Retypes "A Confederacy of Dunces" At NOMA Doug MacCash, The New Orleans Times-Picayune
September 29, 2015
Performance artist Tim Youd goes around typing up novels in public. What does it all mean? Walter Ryce, Monterey County Weekly
June 26, 2015
Tim Youd: 100 Novels Project Jan Austin, The Californian
June 26, 2015
Podcast l Tim Youd Types up Tribute to Writers Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam, The Dinner Party Download
March 13, 2015
Artist's new take on timeless dystopian masterpiece A Clockwork Orange Emma Flanagan, Manchester Evening News
March 11, 2015
US artist retypes Amis's Lucky Jim verbatim Alison Flood, The Guardian
March 10, 2015
Kingsley Amis novel retyped by artist Tim Youd BBC News
March 7, 2015
Performance Artist Retypes Novels on Typewriters Max Londberg, small talk
February 18, 2015
Los Angeles Artist Re-Types Two Kansas City Novels Cody Newill, KCUR
February 9, 2015
LAXArt gala serves up typing, tattoos and smashing taboos Adam Tschorn, The Los Angeles Times
September 29, 2014
Type, type, typing "Fahrenheit 451" to raise awareness of banned books Will Higgins, The Indianapolis Star
September 21, 2014
Banned Books Week: Incinerating a classic Dan Grossman, NUVO
September 17, 2014
Tim Youd and the art of typing James Chute, The San Diego Union-Tribune
May 21, 2014
Artist Interview: Tim Youd Fetishizes the Typewriter Natasha Shah, OC Art Blog
December 11, 2013
Elmore Leonard's South Florida Return: Artist Tim Youd to Re-Type "Get Shorty" During Art Basel The Miami New Times
November 12, 2013
Tim Youd: An Art of Sound and Word Juri Koll, The Huffington Post
September 17, 2013
Review: Tim Youd's "Post Office" is Bukowski to the letter Christopher Knight, The Los Angeles Times
July 24, 2013
Tim Youd Heats Up With "Post Office" Parking Lot Performance Lisa Derrick, Cartwheel Art
July 19, 2013
Performing Charles Bukowski's "Post Office" on a typewriter Avishay Artsy, KCRW
July 17, 2013