Tim Eitel (b. 1971, Leonburg Germany) studied German language, literature, and philosophy at the University of Stuttgart from 1993- 1994. Eitel studied painting at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig from 1997- 2001, and was a Meisterschüler in the class of Professor Arno Rink from 2001- 2003. Eitel joined the Pace Gallery in 2006. Following his solo debut at PaceWildenstein with Center of Gravity (2006), Art Review magazine declared Eitel possibly “the best young painter working today.” Eitel has received a number of prestigious awards throughout his career, including the Marion Ermer-Preis (2003) and the Landesgraduiertenstipendium, Saxonia, Germany (2002). He was granted an artist’s residency in the International studio programme at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin in 2002. Eitel, who gained recognition as a co-founder of the collective art gallery, Liga, in Berlin, has participated in more than fifty exhibitions worldwide since 2000.