Timothy Blum is a co-founder of Blum & Poe gallery. Blum and Jeff Poe opened their first space in Santa Monica in 1994. The gallery relocated to Los Angeles’ Culver City Art District in 2003, and established a 22,000 square foot complex there in 2009. Blum & Poe have since opened satellite locations in New York and Tokyo in 2014.
Blum & Poe have represented an influential roster of Japanese, Chinese, Korean, European and American artists, including Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, Mark Grotjahn, Dave Muller, Sam Durant and Anya Gallaccio. The gallery also recently began representing the Estate of Robert. Blum & Poe is noted for mounting experimental exhibitions that cross disciplines and engage a variety of themes such as social justice. Major shows include “Requiem for the Sun: The Art of Mono-Ha” (2012), “From All Sides: Tansaekhwa on Abstraction” (2014) and “The Avant-Garde Won’t Give Up: Cobra and Its Legacy” (2015).
Blum graduated from UCLA in 1987 and has lived and worked in Tokyo.