Tim Ebner attended the California College of Arts and Crafts, and received a BFA and an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 1982. He has regularly exhibited in Los Angeles galleries since 1982, and has been showing with the Rosamund Felsen Gallery since 1991. He has taught at CalArts, Otis College of Art and Design, Occidental College, Claremont College, UCLA, Art Center College of Art & Design, and is currently  a professor at California State University, Los Angeles.

Ebner's work has appeared in exhibitions at Newport Harbor Art Museum; the New Museum, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art, LA; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; List Visual Art Center, MIT; “the BiNational: Art of the Late Eighties,” Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston and Museum of Fine Art, Boston which traveled to Dusseldorf (catalogue); “Donation Panza de Biumo: 100 Works,” Cantonal Museum of Art, Lugano, Switzerland; “Selections From the Permanent Collection,” Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and “Art in the Embassies,” US Department of State, US Embassy, Rangoon. The artist lives in Los Angeles.