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Ty Pownall

Assistant Professor III of Fine Arts

Division: Fine Arts Division
Office: Cultural Arts Center (CAC) 116
Phone: 3105064902

  • M.F.A., Claremont Graduate University, 2008

Ty Pownall is an artist, curator, and educator living and working in Los Angeles, California. He was born in Thousand Oaks, CA in 1982 and received his M.F.A. from Claremont Graduate University in 2008. Pownall has shown recently with the DAC Gallery in Los Angeles, CA, The Imperfect Gallery in Philadelphia, PA, The Brand Library Gallery in Glendale, CA, and the Weisman Museum of Art in Malibu, CA. Pownall is currently an Assistant Professor of Fine Art at Pepperdine University.


  • Foundations in Sculpture
  • Explorations in Sculpture
  • Practices in Sculpture
  • Junior Interdisciplinary Studio: Research, Practice, Methods
  • Senior Studio in Sculpture

Key Awards/Affiliations:

  • Pepperdine Endowed Fellowship, 2013, 2016

Academic Interests:

  • Man-made landscapes
  • Myth making
  • Potential power of Symmetry
  • Relationship between rigidity and fragility
  • Unstable Structures
  • Voids

Selected Works:

  • Collectivists, Brand Library Gallery, 2017
  • History as I Know It, Imperfect Gallery, 2016
  • Four Rights to Place, DAC Gallery, 2015
  • Interplay, Blackboard Gallery, 2014
  • Sculptures and Wall Works, DAC Gallery, 2014
  • Land/Mark, Weisman Museum of Art, 2013
  • New Work, DAC Gallery, 2013