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Tommy White

BIOGRAPHY

Education 


       M.F.A., 1993


       Painting, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina


 


       B.A., 1989


       Ceramics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan



Solo Exhibitions 


2011


Simple ≠ Easy, Foundry Art Centre (upcoming)


St. Charles, Missouri


 


2010


Recent Work, Kansas City Artists Coalition - Mallin Gallery


Kansas City, Missouri


 


Amarillo College


Amarillo, Texas


 


2008


Dialogue and Optimism, Main Art Gallery


Richmond, Virginia


 


2004


Moving Pictures, 1708 Gallery


Richmond, Virginia


 


2001


Faculty Focus – Eight Solo Exhibitions by VCU Faculty,


Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University,


Richmond, Virginia


 


1995


Triennial 95, South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, SC;


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, SC; Rudolph E. Lee Gallery, Clemson


University, Clemson, SC (Curated)


 


1993


Masters of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, Rudolph E. Lee Gallery,


Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina


 


 


Juried and Group Exhibitions 


2011


Chroma, Space 301 (upcoming)


Mobile, Alabama


 


Formed and Informed, The Art Store, Charleston, WV


 


2010


Texas National 2010, The Cole Art Center, Stephen F. Austin State University


Nacogdoches, Texas


Juror: Judy Pfaff, Artist


 


Galex 44, Galesburg Civic Art Center


Galesburg, Illinois


Juror: Jim Richerson, President/CEO Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences


 


23rd Annual McNeese National Works on Paper, Abercrombie Gallery


McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana


Juror: Peter Frank, Senior Curator at the Riverside Art Museum


 


Texas Oklahoma Art Prize, Wichita Falls Museum of Art


Wichita Falls, Texas


Juror: Janis Goodman, Professor of Fine Art, Corcoran College of Art and Design; Art Reviewer for PBS/WETA Around Town, Washington, DC


 


Selected Paintings, National Weather Center


Norman, Oklahoma (Curated)


 


2009


Skylark Prize Award Winners Group Exhibition


Skylark Fine Art Gallery, West Hollywood, California (International Juried)


Juror: Peter Frank, Senior Curator at the Riverside Art Museum


 


GrOUp, Wells Fine Arts Center Gallery


Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas


 


The Sketchbook Project Exhibition


Art House Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia


Museum of Contemporary Art DC, Washington, DC


Laconia Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts


Antena Gallery, Chicago, Illinois


Soulard Art Market, St. Louis, Missouri


3rd Ward Gallery, Brooklyn, New York


Museum of Design Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia


Chicago Art Source Gallery, Chicago, Illinois


 


No, Seriously: Humor and Happiness in Contemporary Art


Space 301, Mobile, Alabama


Curator: Jason Guynes, Chair of Dept. of Art, University of South Alabama


 


Small Works 09


Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia


 


12 x 12, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition


Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


 


Art in Academia:12th Annual SECAC Member’s Exhibition


Space 301, Mobile, Alabama


Juror: Paul Richelson, chief Curator at the Mobile Museum of Art


 


ThinkSmall 5, Art6 and Artspace Galleries


Richmond, Virginia


 


Small Wonder, 1708 Gallery


Richmond, Virginia


 


2008


Diamonds in the Rough, Piedmont Arts, Affiliate of Virginia Museum


of Fine Arts, Martinsville, Virginia (Curated)


 


The Other Show, Piedmont Virginia Community College Gallery


Charlottesville, Virginia (Curated)


 


Third Coast National, K Space Contemporary


Corpus Christi, Texas


(National Juried) Juror: Josh MacPhee, Artist and Author


 


Painting, Foundry Art Centre


St. Charles, Missouri


(National Juried) Juror: Ron Thomas, Artist and Professor


 


Not So Silent Night, 1708 Gallery


Richmond, Virginia


 


2007


The Circular Exhibition, Hun Gallery


Term I: New York, New York (curated)


 


The Circular Exhibition, Gallery Ho


Term II: Seoul, South Korea (curated)


 


Think Small 4, Art6 and ArtSpace Galleries


Richmond, Virginia (curated)


 


By Way of Example, Lightwell Gallery at the University of Oklahoma


Norman, Oklahoma


 


…And the Levee Broke: Meditations on the Power of Water,


Mims Gallery, North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount,


North Carolina (Final installment of National curated -


Traveling Exhibition)


 


2006


Silent Night, 1708 Gallery


Richmond, Virginia (curated)


 


FISHHOUSE, Secret Garden Gallery


Ocracoke Island, North Carolina (curated)


 


Aha! Epiphanies and Breakthroughs, Union Street Gallery


Chicago Heights, Illinois (National Juried)


Juror: Byron Roche of Byron Roche Gallery Chicago


 


ANJE, 621 Gallery


Tallahassee, Florida (National Juried)


Jurors: Roald Nasgaard of Florida State University Department of Art and Omar Thompson of Florida A&M University Visual Arts Program


 


Ten Reasons to Collect Art, 1708 Gallery


Richmond, Virginia (curated)


 


The Fox School, Plant Zero


Richmond, Virginia (curated)


 


…And the Levee Broke: Meditations on the Power of Water,


C3 Gallery, Richmond, Virginia; Metcalf Gallery at California Baptist University, Riverside, California; Youth Art Connection Gallery supported by Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia;


Newark Gallery, The Ohio State University at Newark, Newark, Ohio


(National Traveling curated Exhibition)


 


2005


Big Ideas, 1708 Gallery


Richmond, Virginia (curated)


 


Think Small 3, Art6 and ArtSpace Galleries


Richmond, Virginia (curated)


 


Thumbnails, Main Art Gallery


Richmond, Virginia (curated)


 


Off the Wall, 1708 Gallery


Richmond, Virginia (curated)


 


2004


Annual Small Works Invitational, 1708 Gallery


Richmond, Virginia (curated)


 


7th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Montpelier Fine Arts Center


Montpelier, Virginia (National Juried Exhibition)


 


Indulge, 1708 Gallery


Richmond, Virginia (curated)


 


2003


Think Small 2, ArtSpace Gallery


Richmond, Virginia (curated)


 


25x25, 1708 Gallery


Richmond, Virginia (curated)


 


Art to Go, 1708 Gallery


Richmond, Virginia (curated)


 


2002


1708 Small Works Invitational, 1708 Gallery


Richmond, Virginia (curated)


 


Eliminate Art, 1708 Gallery


Richmond, Virginia (curated)


 


2001


Think Small, Artspace Gallery


Richmond, Virginia (curated)


 


The Enduring Landscape, Greater Reston Art Center


Reston, Virginia (Tri-State Juried)


Juror: J. W. Mahoney, Free Lance Writer and Registrar of the Smithsonian-Hirshhorn Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC.


 


2000


In Dreams: The New Surrealist, Altamira Galleries


Raleigh, North Carolina (National Juried)


 


1999


Juried Exhibition 1999, Peninsula Fine Arts Center


Newport News, Virginia (National Juried)


Juror: Kinshasha Holman Conwill, Director of The Studio Museum of Harlem


 


Juried Regional Exhibition, Staunton Augusta Arts Center


Staunton, Virginia (Six State Regional Juried)


 


1996


15th Annual September Competition, Alexandria Museum of Art


Alexandria, Louisiana (International Juried)


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, Michigan (National Juried)


 


Southeastern Juried Exhibition (Triennial), Mobile Museum of Art


Mobile, Alabama (13 State Regional Juried)


Juror: Donald E. Knaub, Director of the Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art Wichita State University


 


1995


25th Anniversary Exhibition, Rudolph E. Lee Gallery


Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina (Curated)


 


The Upstate Invitational, Greenville County Museum of Art


Greenville, South Carolina (Curated)


 


Liquitex Excellence in Art Student Grant Program’s Purchase Award


Recipients Exhibition, American Council for the Arts,


New York, New York (International Juried)


 


1994


Punch Line - Artist Rendered Humor, Galleria Mesa


Mesa, Arizona (National Juried)


 


1993


18th Annual Juried Exhibition, Anderson County Arts Center


Anderson, South Carolina (State Juried)


 


Artista Vista, Vista Studios Gallery


Columbia, South Carolina (Curated)


 


Awards/Honors


2009


Highly Commended - Painting (Joint Winner) Small Works 09


Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia


 


2008


Solo Exhibition Award - Painting National Juried Exhibition


Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, Missouri


 


2007


“Best of” Selection - ...And the Levee Broke: Meditations on the Power of Water Mims Gallery, North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, North Carolina


 


2006


Third in Show - ANJE, All-Media National Juried Exhibition


621 Gallery, Tallahassee, Florida


 


2004


Third in Show – 7th Annual National Juried Exhibition


Montpelier Fine Arts Center, Montpelier, Virginia


 


1996


Museum Purchase Award, Southeastern Juried Exhibition


Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama


 


1994


Liquitex Excellence in Art Student Grant Program Purchase Award


 


1993


Second in Show – 18th Annual Juried Exhibition


Anderson County Arts Center, Anderson, South Carolina


 


 


Corporate and Public Collections


Mobile Museum of Art


Mobile, Alabama


 


Capital One Financial Corporation


Richmond, Virginia


 


Binney and Smith, Inc.


Susidiary of Hallmark, Inc


Easton, Pennsylvania


 


Rudolph E. Lee Gallery


Clemson, University


Clemson, South Carolina


 


 


Reviews/Articles


Thomas B. Harrison, “‘No, Seriously:’ Space 301 exhibit examines Humor and HAppiness in Contemporary Art”, Article about exhibit, Press-Register,


Mobile, Alabama, July 12, 2009, Living Section, Page 1.


 


Peter Frank, “The Juror’s Viewpoint: The Skylark Prize”, article about the artists chosen for the Skylark Prize Competition and Group Show, Fabrik Magazine, Los Angeles, California, Jan/Feb 2009, Pages 16-22.


 


Brendan Fitzgerald, “And now for something completely different…


Your guide to the wildest art show in town”, article about the Other


Show at PVCC, C’ville, Charlottesville, Virginia, May 27, 2008.


 


Holly Kozelsky, Six Artists, Six Styles”, article about the Diamonds in the Rough exhibition at Piedmont Arts, Martinsville Bulletin, Martinsville, Virginia, January 13, 2008, Page B1.


 


Jason Coates, “Kid and Play - Two artists embrace their inner child,” Article regarding the solo exhibitions of Tommy White and Benjamin Jones held at the 1708 Gallery of Richmond, Virginia. (Photographs of artist’s work included.) Style Weekly Magazine, Richmond, Virginia, November 17, 2004. Arts & Culture section, page 29.


 


Elizabeth Bland, “A Penchant for Creativity,” Article on Christopher Westhoff’s winning the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship award. Christopher Westhoff was a former student of mine. I was interviewed and quoted for the article. The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, Virginia, Wednesday, July 9, 2003, Page C1.


 


Will Jones, “Civic Boosters Cast Nets for Art,” Article about “Go Fish” project sponsored by 1708 Gallery along with photograph of artwork in progress, Richmond Times Dispatch, Richmond, Virginia, May 25, 2000, Front Page.


 


Max Helperen, “Surrealism Shows Many Faces,” The News & Observer, Issue 11, Raleigh, North Carolina, March 17, 2000, Page 23.


 


Alice B. Story, “September Competition – ‘Juror: Contemporary Art Plays a Game with the Art of the Past’,” The Town Talk, An article about the exhibition including a photo of artwork, Alexandria-Pineville, Louisiana, September 6, 1996, Pages C1 and C3.


 


www.Liquitex.com/gallery_images/twhite, website displaying award winning artists for Liquitex Excellence in Art Student Grant Program, 1995 – Present.


 


Jeffrey Day, “Greenville Museum Scores with Trio of Diverse Exhibits,” The State, Issue 205, Section F, Columbia, South Carolina, July 23, 1995, Page 2.


 


Staci Sturrock, “Upstate Invitational Review,” The Greenville News, Issue 151, Article and photograph of painting displayed on front page of Arts Section, Greenville, South Carolina, June 11, 1995, Page F1.


 


Artifacts, photograph of artwork on cover and articles about artists in the Triennial 95 exhibition, Columbia, South Carolina, Jan-Feb-Mar 1995, Volume III, 1 - 2.


 


Art in America, award winning artwork displayed in “Excellence in Art – Liquitex Purchase Award Recipients,” Volume 82, Number 2, New York, New York, February 1994, Pages 94 - 95.



Teaching Experience


Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio


2010 - Present


Assistant Professor - Painting


 


University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma


2007 - 2010


Assistant Professor


 


Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia


2006 – 2007


Adjunct Faculty


 


2003 – 2006


Assistant Professor (12-month non-tenure track appointment)


 


2001 – 2003


Adjunct Faculty and Advisor


 


1998 – 2001


Adjunct Faculty


 


J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Richmond, Virginia


1997 – 1999


Adjunct Faculty


 


Averett University, Central Virginia Campus, Richmond, Virginia


1996 – 1998


Adjunct Faculty


 


Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina


1991 – 1993


Graduate Assistant


 


Service and Administrative Experience


University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma


2007 - Present


Assistant Professor


 


Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia


2005 --- 2006


Interim Director of the Art Foundation Program


2004 --- 2005


Administrative Director of the Art Foundation Program


2003 – 2004


Academic Coordinator of Art Foundation Program and Director of Pre-Art


Foundation Program


 


 


Professional Related Experience


2010


Visiting Artist and Lecturer


Syracuse University, Syracuse. New York


 


2009


Session Chair/Panelist, Maybe your students don’t want to be like you


Southeastern College Art Conference, Mobile, Alabama


 


Advanced Painting Studio (workshop) with Peter Halley


Anderson Ranch Arts center, Snowmass, Colorado


 


2008


Guest Lecturer


Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia


 


2007


Speaker/Panelist, Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE)


Open Session, College Art Association National Conference,


New York, New York


 


2006


Contributor, THINKTANK Symposium (FATE sponsored)


Chicago, Illinois


 


Juror, Carytown Artwalk


Richmond Public Schools, Richmond, Virginia


 


2005


Juror, June Competition


Petersburg Regional Art Center, Petersburg, Virginia


 


Juror, Inaugural Student Exhibition


J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Richmond, Virginia


 


2004


Curator, Associate Artists Members Exhibition – Off Center


1708 Gallery, richmond, Virginia


 


Professional Organizations/Affiliations


2008 - Present


Mid America College Art Association (MACAA), Board Member


 


1996 – Present


College Art Association (CAA), Member


 


2006 --- 2008


Foundations in Art: Theory & Education (FATE), Member


 


2006


Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC), Member


 


2005 – 2006


National Council of Art Administrators (NCAA), Member


 


2000 – 2006


1708 Gallery, Non-Profit Contemporary Art Space, Artist Member, Member of Board of Directors and Exhibition Committee, Richmond, Virginia


(www.1708gallery.org)


 


1996 – 2007


Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Member


Richmond, Virginia