Tim Kranz is a working studio artist and educator at Mott Community College in Flint. MI. Tim is originally from the Flint area and is a former Mott Community College student as well. While a student at MCC, Tim gained his studio art foundations in courses that eventually inspired him to want to give the same high quality of education to his students, regardless of where he taught. He graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint with a bachelor’s degree (B.F.A.) in Fine Art with a concentration in Drawing and Painting, a minor in Art History, and also double majored in Art Education. In 2010, he earned his field’s terminal degree, a Masters of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Studio Art-Painting from Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, MI. Since the fall of 2010 he has taught a large variety of studio art courses centered around drawing, painting, and design related topics and concepts at Mott Community College, the University of Michigan-Flint, and the Flint Institute of Arts. In addition to his teaching career, Tim maintains an art studio in downtown Flint where he creates paintings and other art works that he frequently displays in various art exhibitions. His work has been and can continue to be seen at galleries all across Michigan and has been displayed in Chicago Illinois, as well as in several private and institutional collections across the United States.