Tom Birkner
The University of Texas at El Paso, Fox Fine Arts Rm. A350
El Paso, Texas 79968

Education
1997                  M.F.A., The Pennsylvania State University, Visual Art
1993                  B.A., Rutgers University, Visual Art

Teaching Experience
2014-present     The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX
                          Assistant Professor of Art, Painting

2011-2012         Parsons The New School for Design, Paris, France  
                          Adjunct Professor, Summer Intensive Studies Program- Pre-college Drawing and Painting.

2008-2010         Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY        
                          Adjunct Professor, Summer Intensive Studies Program - Drawing and Painting

1998-2007        Drew University, Madison, NJ
                         Adjunct Lecturer of Art

1996-1997        The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
                         Teaching Assistant, Teacher of Record

Presentations and Publications

2016                 The El Paso Museum of Art, Artists On Art
2014                 The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX, Art and Soul
2006                 Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY
2003                 1st Beijing International Art Biennale, Presented and published, History’s Grace: Painting In
                         A Post-Modern World
2001                 Philadelphia Arts Alliance, Panelist, Direct Dialogue: Making It
2000                 The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, Presentation: Graduate Seminar
1993                 Rutgers College Quarterly, Essay, Media Language and the American Electorate

Awards

2018                 Helene Wurlitzer Foundation Residency, Taos, NM
2017                 Rachelle Thiewes Endowment Award, UTEP Department of Art
                         Joshua Tree Highland Artists Residency, Joshua Tree, CA
2004                 New Jersey State Council On The Arts Fellowship
1999                 Dodge Foundation Fellowship to attend The Vermont Studio Center
1997                 Creative Achievement Award (The Pennsylvania State University)
                         New Jersey State Council On The Arts Fellowship
1995                 Posey Foundation Grant
                         Graham Fellowship (The Pennsylvania State University School Of Art)
1993                 George and Clara Muller Scholarship (Rutgers University)

Gallery Representation

Paul Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
         
Solo Exhibitions

2016                 El Paso Museum of Art, Artists On Art, El Paso, TX 

2015                 Paul Thiebaud Gallery, Chromatic Fictions, San Francisco, CA

2014                 Jones Lang La Salle Americas, Scenes From The Long Drive, San Francisco, CA

2011                 Paul Thiebaud Gallery, Little People/Big Picture, San Francisco, CA     

2010                 The Chapin School, The Rain Paintings, Princeton, NJ

2008                 DFN Gallery, Jersey Girls, New York, NY
                         Ocean City Arts Center, Ocean City, NJ

2007                 White Flag, Industrial Works, Lambertville, NJ

2006                 Paul Thiebaud Gallery, Recent Paintings, San Francisco, CA
                         DFN Gallery, Motorscape, New York, NY

2005                 Dorothy Young Center for the Arts, Drew University, Madison, NJ

2004                 DFN Gallery, Jersey World, New York, NY
                         Riverrun Gallery, New Paintings, Lambertville, NJ

2003                 Paul Thiebaud Gallery, Scenes from the Long Drive, San Francisco, CA
                         Riverrun Gallery, New Paintings, Lambertville, NJ

2002                 Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
                         Fondazione Corrente/Museo Trecanni, American Solitude, Milan, Italy

2000                 Marella Arte Contemporanea, The Horrible Garden, Milan, Italy
                         Oxford Gallery, Rochester, NY

1999                 DFN Gallery, New York, NY
                         Bologna Art Fair, Marella Arte Contemporanea, Bologna, Italy

1998                 DFN Gallery, Vanishing Point, New York, NY
                         Marella Arte Contemporanea, Rust, Milan, Italy

1997                 Marella Arte Contemporanea, Little Deaths, Sarnico, Italy
                         Reali Arte Contemporanea, Brescia, Italy
                         Oxford Gallery, Rochester, NY
                         Zoller Gallery, Pennylvania State University, MFA Thesis Exhibition, University Park, PA

1996                 Riverrun Gallery, The Waiting Paintings, Lambertville, NJ
                         The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA

1995                 The Pingry School, Bernardsville, NJ

1993                 Blackburn and Yates Gallery, Frenchtown, NJ

1991                 Genest Gallery, …and the Pursuit of Hapiness, Lambertville, NJ
                         Blackburn & Yates Gallery, Frenchtown, NJ

1990                 The Lebanon Township Museum, Lebanon, NJ
                         Blackburn and Yates Gallery, Frenchtown, NJ

Group Exhibitions

2017                 Gerald Peters Gallery, Convergence, Santa Fe, NM
                         Joshua Tree Art Gallery, JTHAR 2017 Exhibition, Joshua Tree, CA
                         Art Market San Francisco, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA
                         The University of Oklahoma, National Weather Center Biennial, Norman, OK
                         Seattle Art Fair, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, Seattle WA 
                         EXPO Chicago, Chicago, IL 

2016                 Art Market San Francisco, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA
                         EXPO Chicago, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
                         The Rubin Center for the Arts, 2016 Biennial Faculty Exhibition, The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX
                         Mills Building Showcase, El Paso, TX

2015                 Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco, San Mateo Event Center, San Mateo, CA
                         EXPO Chicago, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
                         Las Cruces Museum of Art, Here and Now, Las Cruces, NM
                         Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, CA

2014                 Gerald Peters Gallery, Offramp: Paintings by Tom Birkner and Don Stinson, Santa Fe, NM   
                         Art Miami, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, Miami, FL
                         Etherington Fine Art, Marfa, TX
                         EXPO Chicago, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, Chicago, IL
                         ART MARKET, Fort Mason Pavillion, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013                 Gerald Peters Gallery, Dwellings: Paintings By Chris Benson, Tom Birkner, And Peri Schwartz, Santa Fe, NM
                         Art Miami, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, Miami, FL
                         EXPO Chicago, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
                         art MRKT, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
                         ArtAspen, Gerald Peters Gallery, Aspen, CO

2012                 Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, Houston, TX
                         Art Miami, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, Miami, FL
                         EXPO Chicago, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
                         artMRKT San Francisco, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CA  
                         Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, Palm Springs, CA
                         LA Art Show, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA

2011                 artMRKT San Francisco, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CA
                         Art Chicago 2011, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, Chicago, IL
                         The Lawrenceville School, Presence, Lawrenceville, NJ

2010                 Noyes Museum of Art, Flashpoint: Tom Birkner and Alyssa Monks, Oceanville, NJ
                         Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Shades Of Blue, Santa Monica, CA
                         Della Pina Arte Contemporanea, Trame, Pietrasanta, Italy
                         San Francisco Fine Art Fair, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
                         Art Chicago 2010, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL
                         DFN Gallery, Summer Show, New York, NY                                               

2009                 Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, The American Scene, Wilmington, DE
                         Etherington Fine Art, Presenting Gallery Artists, Marfa, TX
                         Scope Miami, Della Pina Arte Contemporanea, Miami, FL,
                         Scope Basel, Della Pina Arte Contemporanea, Basel, SW

2008                 Art Miami, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, Miami, FL
                         VeronArt, Della Pina Arte Contemporanea, Verona, Italy
                         ART 20, DFN Gallery at the Armory, New York, NY
                         Art Chicago, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, Chicago, IL

2007                 LA Art Fair, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
                         Bridge Art Miami, DFN Gallery, Miami, FL
                         Bridge Art London, DFN Gallery, London, England

2006                 Bridge Art Fair ‘06, DFN Gallery, Miami, FL
                         Art Chicago, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2005                 Trenton State Museum, NJ State Council on the Arts Fellowship Exhibition, Trenton, NJ
                         DFN Gallery, The City, New York, NY
                         San Francisco Int’l Art Exposition, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco
                         DFN Gallery, 10th Anniversary Show, New York, NY
                         Bologna Art Fair, Marella Arte Contemporanea, Bologna, Italy             
       
2004                 DFN Gallery, Innocence Found, New York, NY
                         San Francisco Int’l Art Exposition,  Paul Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco                                             
                         Bologna Art Fair, Marella Arte Contemporanea, Bologna, Italy

2003                 1st  Beijing International Art Bienniale, Beijing, China (Monologue)
                         DFN Gallery, The Burbs, New York, NY (Catalogue)
                         Etherington Fine Art, Vineyard Haven, MA
                         Art Chicago 2003, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, Chicago, IL
                         Art NY, Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York, NY
                         San Francisco International Art Exposition, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CA
                         Bologna Art Fair, Marella Arte Contemporanea Bologna, Italy
                         MiArt, Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy

2002                 Artissima, Turin Italy
                         Art Chicago 2002, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, Chicago, IL                 
                         DFN Gallery, First Annual Tribeca Works On Paper Show, New York, NY
                         Bologna Art Fair, Marella Arte Contemporanea, Bologna, Italy

2001                 Basilica Palladiana, "Generazionale: Indagine Sulle Nuove Generazioni", Vicenza, Italy, Curated By Beatrice Buscaroli,                                 (Catalogue)
                         Paul Theibaud Gallery, San Francisco Int’l Art Exposition, San Francisco, CA              
       
2000                 Art In General, Private Worlds, New York, NY, Curated By Arnold Mesches And Joan Semmel
                         DFN Gallery, Summer, New York, NY
                         Olde English Pine, Lambertville, NJ

1999                 Veneziarte, Venice, Italy
                         The Painting Center, New York, NY
                         Gale Gates Et. Al., Size Matters, Brooklyn, NY
                         Marella Arte Contemporanea, Bologna Art Fair, Bologna, Italy
                         New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts, Collectors Edge, Summit, NJ

1998                 Logetta Del Trentanove, New York Stories: Tom Birkner, Steve
                         Dibennedetto, Stephen Ellis and Robert Yarber, Faenza, Italy, (Catalogue)
                         Marella Arte Contemporanea, Bologna Art Fair, Bologna, Italy
                         Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey Arts Annual,Montclair, NJ, (Catalogue)
                         Jersey City Museum, New Jersey State Council On The Arts Fellowship Exhibition                                 
1996-1998        Jersey City, NJ, (Catalogue)
                         Concept Art Gallery, Artist As Curator , Pittsburgh, PA
                         Oxford Gallery, In The Present Tense, Rochester, NY " 1997      
                         Marella Arte Contemporanea, Bologna Art Fair, Bologna, Italy
                         Oxford Gallery, The Seasons, Rochester, NY       
                         Big Ten Conference Art Exhibition, Chicago, IL

1996                 The Newark Museum, Confrontations; Paintings By Tom Birkner, Mary Alice Copp And Michael Peglau, Newark, NJ        
                         Woodmere Art Museum, Creative Artists Network: Selections 1984-1996, Philadelphia, PA, curated by Ann Temkin                                       (Catalogue)
                         Oxford Gallery, In The Present Tense, Rochester, NY
                         Creative Artists’ Network, Philadelphia, PA

1995                 Wayne Art Center with The Creative Artists Network, Philadelphia, PA
                         Oxford Gallery, Rochester, NY    
                         Creative Artists’ Network Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
                         Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
                         Rutgers University, Painting Through Progression, New Brunswick, NJ
                         Riverrun Gallery, The American Scene, Lambertville, NJ 
                         Coryell Gallery, Lambertville, NJ

1992                 Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ 
                         Philadelphia Sketch Club, 132nd Annual Small Works Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA
                         Blackburn and Yates Gallery, Frenchtown, NJ

1991                 Blackburn and Yates Gallery, Frenchtown, NJ

1990                 Rutgers University, The George Street Project, New Brunswick, NJ
                         Blackburn and Yates Gallery, Frenchtown, NJ

1989                 Blackburn and Yates Gallery, Frenchtown, NJ

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Books
Fichner-Rathaus, Lois. “Foundations of Art and Design, 1e & 2e”, (Ohio: Cengage Learning, 2005, 2015).
Chinese Artists Association. Jin Shangyi, ed. The Album of the First Beijing International Art Biennale (Beijing: The People’s Fine Arts Publishing House, 2003).

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