Ty Pownall is an American artist and curator currently working in Florence, Italy. Born and raised in Southern California, Pownall received his MFA from Claremont Graduate University in 2008. He has shown recently with Jason Vass in Los Angeles, CA / HilbertRaum Gallery in Berlin, Germany / The Weisman Museum of Art in Malibu, CA / Supermarket Art Fair in Stockholm, Sweden / Durden and Ray in Los Angeles, CA / The Brand in Glendale, CA / DAC Gallery in Los Angeles, CA / Studio Channel Islands Art Center in Camarillo, CA. Pownall is a Professor of Studio Art at Pepperdine University in Malibu California. He is a member of the art collective, Durden and Ray, a curatorial group which operates a gallery space in downtown Los Angeles.