ARTIST BIO + CV

Tom’s solo and collaborative practice utilises fragmented moments and symbols as potential sites for contemplating the psychological frameworks and technological networks that surround us. Tom has exhibited in Australia, Japan and Italy and has been a finalist in Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award, the Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, the CLIP Award and The Blake Prize. In 2013, Tom was awarded a Clitheroe Foundation Mentorship, allowing him to spend a year working with Ken Unsworth. He has recently undertaken residencies with the Museo de Arte Moderno (MAM) Chiloé, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA), North Metro TAFE (formerly Central Institute of Technology), Tenjinyama Art Studios and is currently a studio artist at Parramatta Artists Studios.  Tom is also part of momo doto, an ongoing collaboration with Brisbane-based artist Dominique Chen.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS / PERFORMANCES
2018   washing away the dust (with minimalist work) — Firstdraft (forthcoming)
2018   the foam that floats on stagnant pools — c3 Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne 
2017   downstream dreams — Moana Project Space, Perth 
2017   seeing 眼  in the stream — Tenjinyama Art Studio, Japan
2015   Boundless Planes — some.center, Sydney
2014   House of Kardia — Lawton House, West Perth
2012   On the Verge — The Film & Television Institute (FTI), Fremantle
2011    Dark Shapes / Miniature Colours — MKDC Gallery, Perth

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS / PERFORMANCES
2018   sounds to scratch the surface (with Dominique Chen) — The Unconformity, Tasmaina  (forthcoming)
2017   Warp (curated by Amy Marjoram) — Fremantle Arts Centre (FAC)
2017   Antarctica (curated by Nadim Samman & Alexander Ponomarev) — Antarctic Pavilion, Italy
2017   Bunbury Biennale (curated by Caro Lunel) — Bunbury Regional Art Gallery (BRAG)
2016   Radical Ecologies (as part of the ‘cene) curated by Andrew Varano, Leigh Robb & Nadia Johnson — PICA
2016   Speed (curated by Bianca Acimovic) — Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA)
2016   Twelve Grrowls (as part of the ‘cene) — Paper Mountain, Perth
2016   The Blake Prize — Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (CPAC), Liverpool
2016   Assembly (performance choreographed by Nicola Conibere) — 20th Biennale of Sydney
2015   Proximity (curated by Kelli McCluskey & Sarah Rowbottam) — Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA)
2015   Fisher’s Ghost Art Award — Campbeltown Arts Centre
2015   Bunbury Biennale (curated by Caro Lunel) — Bunbury Regional Art Gallery
2015   Fremantle Print Award — Fremantle Arts Centre
2014   Embrace — M Contemporary, Sydney
2014   PUBLIC House — FORM, Perth     
2013   Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney
2013   Bright Lights, Small City (curated by Karys McEwen)— Buratti Fine Art, Fremantle
2013   Contemporary Landscapes in Photography — PCP Gallery, Perth
2013   #AFOMFT — Beaufort St Festival, Perth
2012   FotoFreo Festival, Fremantle
2010   Human Rights Art & Film Festival (HRAFF), Freerange Gallery, Perth

AWARDS / GRANTS / RESIDENCIES
2018   Parramatta Artists Studios (NSW) — One Year Studio Tenancy
2017   Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio (Japan) — Artist Residency
2016   Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) — Studio Residency
2016   North Metro TAFE — Artist Residency
2016   Museo de Arte Moderno (MAM) Chiloé — Studio Residency
2016   SITUATE Art Lab, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart
2016   Department of Culture and the Arts (DCA) WA, Creative Development
2015   Proximity Artist Lab — Helen Cole (UK) — AGWA
2015   Fremantle Arts Centre – AiR studio seven
2015   Proximity Mentorship (Dr David Williams)
2015   Department of Culture and the Arts (DCA) WA , Artflight
2014   Future/Forward Travel Bursary, NAVA
2014   Fremantle Arts Centre – AiR studio one
2014   Claremont Art Award Finalist (painting)
2014   White Elephant Arts  – Studio Residency
2013   Clitheroe Foundation Emerging Sculptor Mentorship (Ken Unsworth AM)
2013   Mindaroo Foundation Interstate Freight Grant
2013   Alcoa Aluminium Materials Grant
2013   Apache CLIP Awards – Finalist  
2012   Feast your Eyes ‘Container Project’ – Winner

COLLECTIONS
Wesfarmers Collection (WA)
City of Bunbury Art Collection (WA)
MAMA Collection (NSW)                                 










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