John Tindel
Visual Artist / Designer
Owner/Creative Director at Tindel Co.
Collaborative Partner in TINDELMICHI: Two Fat Southern Boys Who Paint.©
Member of Sunday Southern Art Revival

I am addicted to creating and arranging ideas. I used to have a fluffy artist statement.

John Tindel is a skilled visual artist, designer, and illustrator. His work is deeply rooted in the contemporary South, which he tries to understand and explore through the lenses of personal history and wit. His visual style is recognizable in the large variety of projects he coordinates and is defined by an experimental and stimulating use of techniques. John’s creative addiction keeps him involved in several projects at any given time.

“The techniques used in the my artwork was developed over the last 10 years.  Within the last 3 years a new technique has evolved using “one-time stencils” I hand cut directly onto the work using razor blades and tape.  Through layers and repetition of this technique, the dialog, pattern and colors evolve and mutate into my newest work.” -TINDEL *** Note to self: I NEED TO UPDATE THIS 11/16/11.


1999 John Tindel – B.F.A. Bachelor Fine Arts

Graphic Design / Marketing

University of South Alabama

Museum/University Exhibitons:

2013-2014 E-Merge: Contemporary Art at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

2011 – Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, Ga

2010 – Southern Art? – University of Georgia, Ernest G. Welch Gallery, Atlanta, Ga

2005 -Boca Raton Biennial, Boca Raton Museum of Art

Selected Solo Exhibitions:


“You Make Me Feel Special”, Kai Lin Gallery, Atlanta, Ga


PAPERCHASE, SpaceEight, St. Augustine, Fl.

BAPTISM BY FIRE, Barbara Archer Gallery, Atlanta, Ga (Nov. 16)


IMAGINARY BEINGS, DeFoor Centre, Atlanta, Ga


FOLK HYSTERIA and the Epic Freshness, Alcove Gallery, Decatur, GA

CONSENT TO DREAMS, Art Department Gallery, Atlanta, GA
A collaboration between John Tindel, Michi Meko, Alex Feliciano and Maxwell Sebastian


ELECTION, Art Department, Atlanta, GA


HAPPY BABY, Beep Beep Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Selected Group Exhibitions:

ILLUMINATE, Kai Lin Gallery, Atlanta, Ga.

BOMBAY Exhibit, Mason Murer Gallery, Atlanta,Ga – October 11, 2012

GreySCALE, ABV Gallery, Atlanta, Ga

FUN IS THE LAW, Parlor Gallery, Asbury, NJ – March 10th, 2012

MONSTERS, Kai Lin Gallery, Atlanta, Ga – Septmeber 9, 2011

THE SHOP GRAND OPENING: The Shop, New Orleans, LA, October 2011

LIKE A LOYAL SICKLY HORSE | Sunday Southern Art Revival | May 2011 | Kibbee Gallery, Atlanta

ARIZONA SB1070 – License to Ill, Archetype Gallery, Atlanta, Ga

AMERICA, Mint Gallery, Atlanta, Ga

The New Pan-African Ideal, Archetype Gallery, Atlanta, Ga

SCALE, Studio 900, Atlanta, Ga

CONSENT TO DREAMS, Art Department Gallery, Atlanta, Ga.

GREEN, The Art Department Gallery, Atlanta, Ga.

Tindel vs Michi , The Art Dept. , Atlanta, GA

Hambidge Foundation Annual Art Auction, 2008 -2011,  Rabun Gap, TN


Art ART PAPERS 9TH/10th/11th/12th Annual Art Auction, Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

RED DOT, New York, NY

Toyland, Alcove Gallery, Decatur, GA

Sons of the South, Rabbit Hole Gallery, Atlanta, GA

OTHERWORLDS, Foundation One Gallery, Decatur, Ga

Coast to Coast Butter Toast, Art Murmur Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

La Calaveras Pop, Foundation One, Decatur, GA

2006 Art Basel Scion Installation 3, Miami, FL

Redneck Graffiti, Castleberry Hills, Atlanta, GA

NYC Redneck Graffiti, Jack the Pelican, Brooklyn, NY

2005 Boca Raton Museum Biennial Exhibit, Boca Raton, FL

Corporate Collections:


W Hotel, Birmingham, AL

King & Spalding, Atlanta, GA

CW Network


Scion (Toyota Motor Corporation), Los Angeles, CA

MetroPark USA Inc; Atlanta, GA

Usher Raymond Recording Artist, Atlanta, GA


Race Often Factors Into Duo’s Art
Atlanta Journal Constitution, Felicia Feaster, November 29, 2012

Review: TindelMichi looks back to render new South in “Baptism by Fire” at Barbara Archer Gallery, Jerry Cullum, December 14, 2012

“Grown-Up Toys” John Tindel’s Works on Paper at Kai Lin Gallery, Bryan Alexander, August 22, 2013

“The New Pan-African Ideal at Archetype Gallery”, Ryan Nabulsi, April 24, 2010.

TindelMichi—Election for “Cring of the South”, Susannah Darrow, October 23, 2008

“Tindel Baits”
Atlanta Creatives Project, Neda Abghari, November 2008.

“Country Crunk”
Atlanta Magazine, Kimberly Turner, March 2007.

“La Calaveras Pop”
Creative Loafing, Debbie Michaud, February 7, 2007

“Spotlight: John Tindel”
CLOSER Magazine, Gabrielle Schaffer, June 2005

“Know Their Names”
The New York Sun, Johanna Lenander, September 12, 2005

“Double Trouble: Two artists find new inspiration in collaboration”
Creative Loafing, Felicia Feaster, September 2, 2004.

“5 Star Service, 4 Star Town”
ATL Mag, Chad Sheer, October 2004[/spoiler]

Grants & Awards:

2008 Forward Arts Foundation, finalist

Commissioned Design:

Good Food Truck

W Hotel

CW Network

Scion Toyota Motor Company

Soda Salon

Jose Cuervo

Jack Daniels

Sneaker Pimps

Music Midtown

Project Alabama

Café Tu Tu Tango

“Through the filter of an artist’s thought, imagination gains its physical shape.  Dialog forms within these images, the complex interwoven symbols of language. From our culture, these details gain strength and pattern. History and environment seek a deep root within these patterns.  As light attaches to a contemporary color palette, the emerging images showcase an inner dialog of culture and pattern.” – TINDEL (whisper voice)