Artwork

Tommy White

GF Contemporary, 2019

Tommy White

GF Contemporary, 2019

Santa Fe

After the Storm, 2017

Tommy White

After the Storm, 2017

graphite and acrylic on panel

23 x 23 in

$1,800.00

Bumble Boy, 2017

Tommy White

Bumble Boy, 2017

graphite and acrylic on panel

23 x 23 in

$1,800.00

Ghost Rockets, 2019

Tommy White

Ghost Rockets, 2019

graphite and acrylic on panel

45.50 x 45.50 in

$4,500.00

Goat Weed, 2014

Tommy White

Goat Weed, 2014

graphite and acrylic on panel

59.50 x 39.50 in

$3,800.00

King of the Woods, 2018

Tommy White

King of the Woods, 2018

graphite and acrylic on panel

49.50 x 35.75 in

$3,800.00

Old Kings, 2015

Tommy White

Old Kings, 2015

graphite and acrylic on panel

39.50 x 59.50 in

$3,800.00

Sputter Bug, 2014

Tommy White

Sputter Bug, 2014

graphite and acrylic on panel

37.25 x 37.25 in

$2,800.00

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Tommy White
Bio Tommy White, born in Detroit, received his M.F.A. from Clemson University in the discipline of painting and a B.A. from Michigan State University in ceramics. His work is included in many private collections as well as the permanent collections of the Mobile Museum of Art in Alabama, Crayola Corporation, and Capital One Corporation. He has exhibited in over twenty states, the District of Columbia, Melbourne, Australia, and Seoul, South Korea. After working in higher education for nearly two decades, Tommy refocused his attention to his professional practice and enjoys working in his studio located in Denver, Colorado. Artist Statement My painting is more about your seeing than it is about my seeing. Though I’ve created the artwork, the information at hand relates to how each one of us goes about navigating within our contingent world. Metaphorically, my paintings explore relationships between environment, psyche, and one’s ability to rationalize. Environment is characterized by any tangible force affecting an individual’s physical and/or conscious/unconscious self. The monochromatic fields and grids depict this. Psyche is represented by the lyrically ornate, complex black and white imagery. These disparate elements attempt to develop a sense of harmony and poise. Upon further examination, one can recognize that the environment is slightly off-kilter, positioning the psyche to seek balance. By amassing and manipulating accessories of value (perceived or actual), a psychological and rational remedy is sought. This might resemble the positioning weights on a scale … or how children of different sizes maneuver on a teeter-totter to achieve equilibrium. Formally, my investigations focus on three primary concerns: subtleties of color, visual activity, and pareidolia (psychically charged imagery). I attempt to optically animate each composition by combining these elements pictorially. This effect varies from piece to piece, ranging from readily apparent to something quite subtle. In some cases, a viewer may actually begin to lean slightly as a physiological response. In the end, my paintings function visually from a distance as well as up close. Each piece should be observed for a period of time, allowing for both the “psyche” and “environment” time to become dominant against the other. This might take a bit of effort, but this activity will allow a dialogue to develop between the two. Further, my intent is that the viewer will then assimilate these ideas in a sort of self-reflective practice (a mandala if you will). By doing this, a new cognizant rationale may develop, allowing the viewer to navigate through his/her everyday environment with fresh insight and balance. CV Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions 2018 Organic Archetype: Julie Anderson and Tommy White, Mai Wyn Fine Art, Denver, CO 2017 Frankenstein’s Garden, The Art Store, Charleston, WV Night Garden, Art Space, Richmond, VA 2016 off-kilter, Holt-Russell Art Gallery, Baker University, Baldwin City, KS 2014 Monochroptical, William Busta Gallery, Cleveland, OH 2011 Simple Does Not Equal Easy, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO Color and Form, JRB Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK Formed and Informed: Harold Edwards and Tommy White, The Art Store, Charleston, WV 2010 Different Territory, Kansas City Artists Coalition – Mallin Gallery, Kansas City, MO Exploring Color, Amarillo College, Amarillo, TX 2008 Dialogue and Optimism, Main Art Gallery, Richmond, VA 2004 Moving Pictures, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA 2001 Faculty Focus, Eight Solo Exhibitions by VCU Faculty, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA 1993 Masters of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, Rudolph E. Lee Gallery, Clemson University, Clemson, SC Selected Juried and Group Exhibitions 2019 Jackson Hole Fine Art Fair (via, Mai Wyn Fine Art), Snow King Events Center, Jackson, WY And Now for Something New’ Vol. 2, LeMieux Galleries, New Orleans, LA, Jurors: Laura Richens, Curator of the Carroll Gallery, Tulane University and Dale Newkirk, Director of Galleries at Southeastern Louisiana University. The Art Project 2 (Pop Up Exhibition), 40 West Arts District, Lakewood, CO, Curator: Sarah Fox Horsefield, Professional Artist Summer Steals, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA Spring Group Show, Mai Wyn Fine Art, Denver, CO, Curator: Mai Wyn Schantz 2018 Winter Group Show, Mai Wyn Fine Art, Denver, CO, Curator: Mai Wyn Schantz The Art Project, Lakewood, CO 2017 Off the Cuff, Reynolds Gallery Pop Up Exhibition, 91 Newbury Street, Boston, MA Kindred Spirits, Mai Wyn Fine Art, Denver, CO, Curator: Mai Wyn Schantz Artists Auction: a Dan Tranberg Memorial Scholarship Benefit, Bonfoey Gallery, Cleveland, OH 2016 In Pursuit of Happiness, University House, Seattle, WA, Curator: June Sekiguchi 2015 Abstracted: Lost in Thought, The Art Store, Charleston, WV Selections, University House, Seattle, WA 2014 NOADA ARTExpo, (one of six artists represented by William Busta Gallery), Transformer Station, Cleveland, OH The Grand Opening, The Art Store, Charleston, WV 2013 The 20, Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY Hold the Wall: Trends in Contemporary Painting, The Galleries at Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH, Curator: Dan Tranberg, Cleveland Institute of Art faculty member New Work, The Art Store, Charleston, WV Color-Form-Action, Beachwood Center Art Gallery, Beachwood, OH DayGlo: 2 Show Your Colors (Sponsored by DayGlo Corporation), Doubting Thomas Gallery, Cleveland, OH 2012 Drawing Muchness, University of North Florida Art Gallery, Jacksonville, FL, Curator: Raymond Gaddy, Gallery Director Art at the X National Juried Exhibition, Xavier University Art Gallery, Columbus, OH, Juror: Bill Seitz, Gallery Director, Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center SECAC 2012 National Juried Exhibition, Durham Arts Council, Durham, NC, Juror: Charles Joyner, Professor of Art and Design at NC State Engage, Whitdel Arts, Detroit, MI, Juror: Phillip Olla, PhD, CENG, CITP, FMBCS 2011 Chroma, Space 301, Mobile, AL, Curator: Jason Guynes, Chair of Art Department, University of South Alabama 2010 Texas National 2010, The Cole Art Center, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX, Juror: Judy Pfaff, Artist Galex 44, Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL, Juror: Jim Richerson, President and CEO of Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences 23rd Annual McNeese National Works on Paper, Abercrombie Gallery, Lake Charles, LA, Juror: Peter Frank, Senior Curator at the Riverside Art Museum and Art Critic for Huffington Post Texas Oklahoma Art Prize, Wichita Falls Museum of Art, Wichita Falls, TX, Juror: Janis Goodman, Professor Corcoran College of Art and Design, Art Reviewer for PBS Selected Paintings, National Weather Center, Norman, OK 2009 Skylark Prize Competition Group Exhibition, Skylark Fine Art Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA, Juror: Peter Frank, Senior Curator at the Riverside Art Museum and Art Critic for Huffington Post GROUP, Wells Fine Arts Center Gallery, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX No, Seriously: Humor and Happiness in Contemporary Art, Space 301, Mobile, AL, Curator: Jason Guynes, Chair of Art Department, University of South Alabama Small Works 09, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia 12 x 12, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, Oklahoma City, OK Art in Academia: 12th Annual SECAC Member’s Exhibition, Space 301, Mobile, AL, Juror: Paul Richelson, Chief Curator at the Mobile Museum of Art Think Small 5, Art6 and ArtSpace Galleries, Richmond, VA Small Wonder, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA 2008 Diamonds in the Rough: An Exhibition of Six Artists, Piedmont Arts, Martinsville, VA The Other Show, Art Gallery at PVCC, Charlottesville, VA Third Coast National, K Space Contemporary, Corpus Christi, TX, Juror: Josh McPhee, Artist and Author Painting, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO, Juror: Ron Thomas, Artist and Professor Not So Silent Night, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA 2007 …And the Levee Broke: Meditations on the Power of Water, Mims Gallery, Rocky Mount, NC The Circular Exhibition, Hun Gallery, NY and Gallery Ho, Seoul, South Korea Think Small 4, Art6 and ArtSpace Galleries, Richmond, VA 2006 FISHHOUSE, Secret Garden Gallery, Ocracoke Island, NC Aha! Epiphanies and Breakthroughs, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL, Juror: Byron Roche, Owner of Byron Roche Gallery in Chicago ANJE, 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL, Jurors: Roald Nasgaard, FSU Art Dept. and Omar Thomson of Florida A&M Art Dept. …And the Levee Broke: Meditations on the Power of Water, C3 Gallery, Richmond, VA; Metcalf Gallery at California Baptist University, Riverside, CA; Youth Art Connection Gallery, Atlanta, GA; Newark Gallery, Newark, OH 2005 Big Ideas Invitational, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA Think Small 3, Art6 and ArtSpace Galleries, Richmond, VA Thumbnails, Main Art Gallery, Richmond, VA 2004 Annual Small Works Invitational, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA 7th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Montpelier Fine Arts Center, Montpelier, VA, Juror: Diego Sanchez, Artist Indulge, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA 2003 Think Small 2, ArtSpace Gallery, Richmond, VA 25x25, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA Art to Go, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA 2002 1708 Small Works Invitational, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA Eliminate Art, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA 2001 Think Small, Artspace Gallery, Richmond, VA The Enduring Landscape, Greater Reston Art Center, Reston, VA, Juror: J.W. Mahoney, Freelance writer and Registrar of the Smithsonian-Hirshhorn Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. 2000 In Dreams: The New Surrealist, Altamira Galleries, Raleigh, NC 1999 Juried Exhibition 1999, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA, Juror: Kinshasha Holman Conwill, Director Studio Museum of Harlem Juried Regional Exhibition, Staunton Augusta Arts Center, Staunton, VA 1996 15th Annual September Competition, Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA, Juror: Eleanor Heartney, Art Curator and Critic, Contributing Editor for Art in America Magazine Picture This – The Narrative Power of Art, A.C.T. Gallery, Detroit, MI Southeastern Juried Exhibition (Triennial), Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL Juror: Donald Knaub, Director of the Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art Wichita State University 1995 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Rudolph E. Lee Gallery, Clemson University, Clemson, SC The Upstate Invitational, Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC Triennial 95, South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, SC; Traveling Exhibition: Rutledge Gallery, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC; Stanback Museum, South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, SC; McMaster Gallery, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC; Halsey Gallery, College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina; Rudolph E. Lee Gallery, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina (Juried) Liquitex Excellence in Art Student Grant Program’s Purchase Award, Recipients Exhibition, American Council for the Arts, New York, NY 1993 Punch Line - Artist Rendered Humor, Galleria Mesa, Mesa, AZ 18th Annual Juried Exhibition, Anderson County Arts Center, Anderson, SC Artista Vista, Vista Studios Gallery, Columbia, SC Significant Collections Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL Capital One Financial Corporation, Richmond, VA Crayola Corporation, Easton, PA Markel Corporation, Henderson, NV Rudolph E. Lee Gallery, Clemson University, Clemson, SC Vista LifeSciences, Inc., Englewood, CO Anthony Elms, Chief Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia and Co-Curator of 2014 Whitney Biennial Awards and Honors 2013 Nominee for the Arts Award, Young Audiences, Cleveland, OH Faculty Development Grant, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH 2012 Faculty Development Grant, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH 2009 Highly Commended, Painting Joint Winner - Small Works 09 Exhibition Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia Research Council Grant, Office of the Vice President for Research, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 2008 Solo Exhibition Award – Painting National Juried Exhibition, Foundry Arts Centre, St. Charles, MO 2007 “Best of” Selection - ...And the Levee Broke: Meditations on the Power of Water; Mims Gallery, North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, NC 2006 Third in Show - ANJE, All-Media National Juried Exhibition, 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL 2004 Third in Show – 7th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Montpelier Fine Arts Center, Montpelier, VA 1996 Museum Purchase Award, Southeastern Juried Exhibition, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL 1994 Liquitex Excellence in Art Student Grant Program Purchase Award 1993 Second in Show – 18th Annual Juried Exhibition, Anderson County Arts Center, Anderson, SC
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