Newbold Bohemia

Newbold Bohemia (born Tim Schapker in 1965, Evansville, Indiana) mainly creates photos, although his work shares as much in common with painting as it does photography. Rather than using the camera to record the world around him, Bohemia prefers to work against the journalistic nature of photography. He creates his own world from scratch. In his studio he arranges still-lifes, builds sets, hires actors, and lights the scene. After capturing the image he often further enhances the work through digital or mechanical manipulation before printing the final work.

Although not formally trained as an artist, his work is heavily influenced by his education and work in psychology, marketing and graphic design. Visual organization and story telling are equally important to Newbold Bohemia, although one may take precedence over another is a particular body of work. His work often focuses on the everyday and mundane, as well as historical and societal references. Tension, conflict, and humor are often introduced to create new ways of seeing the world we think we know.

Newbold Bohemia currently lives and works in Chicago. His award-winning work has been exhibited throughout the United States.

In an Ideal World


Icarus & Other Mere Mortals



Dec. 17 - Jan. 26th PHOTOGRAPHY 2015, Carrie Haddad Gallery


Jan 24-March 2 Modern Artists, Carrie Haddad Gallery


June 21-28 Faetopia (group), Noe/Market Center, San Francisco, CA
May 4-June 15 Photo Regional 35 (PhotoGraphic purchase prize), Fulton Street Gallery, Troy NY
March 1-22 - The Skin Show - Featured Artist, Upstate Artists Guild, Albany, NY
Jan 26 – Meet the Artist - Newbold Bohemia (solo), American Hotel, Sharon Springs, NY


Oct 17 – Artist Lecture, Falsified Documents and Fabrications, Schenectady Photographic Society, Schenectady, NY
Aug 3, Sept 29 - Con.struct | a juried exhibition, Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
Aug 27 – Sept 3 – Gods, Mortals and Us, Burning Man, Black Rock City NV
June 16 – Art Fair at the American Hotel (invitational art fair), Sharon Springs, NY.
Jun 1 – June 24, 2012 – Living With Art (group), 17 Chapel, Albany Center Gallery Satellite, Albany NY
May 1 – May 31, 2012 - Captured Image Show (group), Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs NY
April 18 – May 19, 2012 – Emerging Artists 2012 (group), Limner Gallery, Hudson NY
Jan 20 – Feb 19 2012 – Best of 2011 (group), Photo Center of the Capital District, Troy NY

2011 and earlier

September 2011 – Honorable Mention, Members Show (group), Photo Center of the Capital District, Troy NY
July 2011 - Mere Mortals (solo), Romaine Brooks Gallery, Albany NY
June 2011 - Some Regulars (group), Art on Lark Festival, Oh Bar, Albany NY
September 2010 - Members Show (group), Photo Center of the Capital District, Troy NY
September 2010 - First Colony (environmental installation), Burning Man, Black Rock City NV
July 2010 - First Colony for First Friday (popup environmental installation), Albany, NY
June 2010 - The Pride Show (group), Romaine Brooks Gallery, Albany NY