Austin Thomas

EDUCATION

    New York University, Master in Studio Art
    University of Colorado, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017    Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY
2015    Seed Space, Nashville, TN
2014    Hansel and Gretel Picture Garden, New York, NY
2013    Robert Lehman Art Center, Brooks School, North Andover, MA 
2012    Heiner Contemporary, Washington, DC 
2010    Storefront, Brooklyn, NY 
           William Busta Gallery, Cleveland, OH 
2009    Kris Graves Project, Brooklyn, NY 
2006    Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA (Project Space)
2003    Debs&Co., New York, NY (Project Space)
           Bower House, San Antonio, TX
           The Fresh Up Club, Austin, TX
           Art House, Austin, TX
           Black & White Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2002    Diane Pruess Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1999    Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY
1998    Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT
           Art in General, New York, NY
1996    Troyer Fitzpatrick Lassman Gallery, Washington, DC

GROUP EXHIBITIONS/PERFORMANCES (SELECTED)

2016    “The Best of Both Worlds,” Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
           “Making the Future,” David&Schweitzer Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY
           “New Prints,” Guttenberg Arts, Guttenberg, NJ 
           “Expand and Flourish,” Proto Gallery, Hoboken, NJ
2015    “Paper Constructions,” Victory Hall Drawing Rooms, NJ                  
2014    “Four Loko,” Proto Gallery, curated by Julie Torres, Hoboken, NJ
           “Zurtopia,” Zürcher Gallery, New York, NY
           “Living and Sustaining a Creative Life,” Aberson’s Exhibits, Tulsa, Ok
2013    “To be a Lady,” Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Singapore 
           “Burying the Lede,” Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY
           “Stash,” Heiner Contemporary, Washington, DC
           “Unhinged,” Piergoi, Brooklyn, NY 
2012    “To Be A Lady: 45 Women in the Arts,” 1285 Avenue of the Americas Gallery, 
            New York, NY 
           “What I Know,” curated by Jason Andrew, NYCAMS, New York, NY
           “Heroes,” curated by Julie Torres, Small Black Door, Ridgewood, Queens
           “Charting the Not,” Centotto, Brooklyn, NY
           “Project Space,” Norte Maar, Brooklyn, NY
           “ARTic Flow,” curated by James Prez, Index Art Center, 585 Broad Street, NJ
 2011  “Round Up, the Final Show,” Storefront, Brooklyn, NY
          “Copia Cartacea,” Studio 10, Brooklyn, NY
          “Blindspot,” AIRPLANE, Brooklyn, NY
2010   “UCross: Twenty-Seven Years of Visual Arts Residencies,” Nicolaysen Art Museum
          “Bibliophilia: Art and the Word,” Hotchkiss Library, Sharon, CT
          “Depthless,” Statler Waldorf Gallery, Los Angeles, NY
          “New Year, New Work, New Space,” Storefront, Brooklyn, NY
2009   “X Mixed Greens Anniversary Exhibition,” New York, NY
          “Neverandagain,” Curated by Elissa Levy, ISCP, Brooklyn, NY
         “The Bushwick Biennial,” Pocket Utopia, Brooklyn, NY
         “Out of the Blue,” Co-organized with Joy Episalla, Joy Garnett & Amy Lipton,         2007  “Inside/Outside: Habitat,” Sculpture Park, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA
         “Public Art Syposium,” Grossman Gallery, Lafayette College, Easton, PA
2006  “Garden Improvement,” Glyndor Gallery and Grounds, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY
         “Out of the Blue,” Co-organized with Joy Episalla & Amy Lipton, Abington Art          
         Center, Jenkintown, PA 
2005   “The 48th Corcoran Biennial,” Corcoran Museum, Washington, DC*
2004   “Danica Phelps, Mark Lombardi and Austin Thomas,” Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell
          College, Grinnell, IA*
         “Playpen,” The Drawing Center, New York, NY*
         “Drawings by Sculptors,” Black & White Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 
2003  “High Desert Test Sites,” Joshua Tree, CA*
         “Breaking Ground,” White Columns, New York, NY
         “Float,” Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, Queens
        “World Speak Less Dumb,” Uplands Gallery, Melbourne, Australia 
        “Inscribing the Temporal,” Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Austria
        “Serious Fun,” Castle Gallery, The College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY*
        “Ballpoint Inklings,” Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
2002 “Periphera,” Murray Guy, New York, NY 
2001 “Hospitality,” A Constructed World Project, Foxy Productions, Brooklyn, NY
        “Temporary Residents,” Public Art Fund, Metro Tech Commons, Brooklyn, NY*
        “Interval: New Art for a New Space,” The Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY
        “Brewster Project,” Brewster, NY 
        “Let’s Get to Work,” Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA
       “Toothfairy Retribution Manifesto,” Debs&Co., New York, NY 
       “Luck of the Drawn,” Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
2000  “Collector’s Choice,” Exit Art, New York, NY
         “human/nature,” Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY
1999  “A Conversation Piece,” A.R.T. (Art Resources Transfer), New York, NY
         “SIK (Stones I’ve Known) Circle,” Exit Art, New York, NY, performance piece
         “SiteProjectsDC,” The Washington Projects for the Arts/Corcoran, Washington, DC
1998  “The Project Wall,” A.R.T. (Art Resources Transfer), New York, NY
1997  “Current Undercurrent, Working in Brooklyn,” Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn,NY
         Troyer Fitzpatrick Lassman Gallery, Washington, DC
        “Generations,” A.I.R., New York, NY
         “domestic setting,” Post Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
         “Four Montalvo Artists Work on Paper,” Villa Montalvo, Saratoga, CA
1996   “The Art Exchange Show,” 4C, New York, NY
          “4+1,” In Collaboration, Akron, OH
1995   “Vital Matrix,” domestic setting, Los Angeles, CA*
          “Artist Multiples,” Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
         “Members Choice: Emerging Artists,” A.I.R., New York, NY

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2012-2015  Pocket Utopia Gallery, New York, NY (LES and Chelsea, NY)
2010          “Camp Pocket Utopia,” in collaboration with Norte Maar, Rouses Point, NY
2010          “Ocketopia,” Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, NY
2007-09      Pocket Utopia, Exhibition, Salon, Residency and Social Space, Brooklyn, NY 

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

2016    Space, Time Summer Residency, Guttenberg Arts, Guttenberg, NJ 
2013    Elizabeth Foundation Studio Award (2 year Award)
2011    Elizabeth Foundation Studio Award (2 year Award)
2010    NYC Percent for Art Commission, Humboldt Plaza, Brooklyn, NY
2005    Public Art Commission, Arlington County, VA
           Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Residency, New York, NY 
2004    Annual Grinnell College Sculptural Award, Grinnell, Iowa
           Smack Mellon Studio Award, Brooklyn, NY
2001    Public Art Fund Commission, New York, NY

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

*     A catalog accompanied the exhibition.