A native of Columbus, Ohio, Taimur Cleary holds a BA in art from Miami University in Ohio and a MFA from Pratt Institute in New York,. He has worked as an artist and educator throughout the U.S. and abroad. Since 2012, Cleary has been the Artist in Residence at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. A self-described lifetime teacher and student of painting, Cleary lists a varied collection of influences and interests which have informed his work including: “art history, perception, meteorology, memory, abstraction, photography, Gerhard Richter, Phenomenology, Don Delillo, wind, Monet, Manet, circadian rhythms, Mark Rothko, Modest Mouse, his grandfather, birds, Andrew Bird, cardinal directions, atmosphere, his students, the obliquity of the elliptic, e.e. cummings, reflections, Dana Saulnier, Willem DeKooning and travel… to name a few of the nameable.” The selection of Cleary’s work currently at Justus Fine Art Gallery focuses on the play of light across buildings in the context of landscape.