Tim Nikiforuk (b. 1975) is a Canadian artist whose work seeks to inhabit, and work within, the space between painting and sculpture. Best known for his richly textured, vividly coloured applications of gel and oils over substrates such as vinyl and panel, Nikiforuk infuses his paintings with a sense of immediacy and graceful swirling movement. Tim Nikiforuk received his BFA from the University of Calgary in 1999, and his MFA from the University of Connecticut in 2001. He currently lives and works in San Diego, CA.