Tim Rickett
Assistant Professor of 3D Media/Art Galleries Director
Spafford 209F

M.F.A., East Carolina University

B.A., Hastings College


Tim Rickett, an artist and educator based in Aberdeen in northeastern South Dakota, employs the practice of bricolage to create work that explores ideas of nostalgia, politics, history, and the Anthropocene. He graduated from Hastings College in 2016 with a BFA in sculpture and completed his MFA at East Carolina University in 2019. He is assistant professor of 3D media and gallery director at Northern State University.


Rickett co-curates exhibitions in the collective MidwestNice Art with Epiphany Knedler. His work has been exhibited at the Washington Pavilion, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Del Mar College Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show, Contemporary Arts Museum Raleigh, and a collaborative exhibition at the University of South Dakota. 


At Northern, Rickett teaches four levels of sculpture and ceramics, 2D and 3D design, senior capstone, and the graduate MSED art residency course in the summer. As gallery director, Rickett facilitates multiple visiting artists each year, bringing contemporary art to our Great Plains region while maintaining Northern's permanent collection, working with students and artists to display their artwork in Northern's many galleries, and serving on campus committees.