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Hollis Brown Thornton
Aiken, SC

About the Artist

Hollis Brown Thornton (USA, 1976) was born and raised in Aiken, South Carolina. In spring of 1999, Thornton received his B.F.A. from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina. During this time, he studied painting with "Philip Mullen":http://philipmullen.com. Following college graduation, Thornton occupied a studio space at "Gallery 701":http://www.701cca.org/ in Columbia, South Carolina, where he had his first solo exhibition in early 2000. It was in preparation for this show that he began developing the pigment transfer process.

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About the Artist

Hollis Brown Thornton (USA, 1976) was born and raised in Aiken, South Carolina. In spring of 1999, Thornton received his B.F.A. from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina. During this time, he studied painting with "Philip Mullen":http://philipmullen.com. Following college graduation, Thornton occupied a studio space at "Gallery 701":http://www.701cca.org/ in Columbia, South Carolina, where he had his first solo exhibition in early 2000. It was in preparation for this show that he began developing the pigment transfer process.

Thornton moved to Chicago in August 2001, taking employment as a gallery director at "Mongerson Gallery":http://www.mongersongallery.com (3 1/2 years) and Assistant Preparator at "Russell Bowman Art Advisory":http://www.bowmanart.com (2 years). His relationship with the "Linda Warren Gallery":http://www.lindawarrengallery.com/ began in the spring of 2004, which continues to this day. While in Chicago, it became apparent that the South was a significant aspect of Thornton’s work and it ultimately drove him to return home. Since August 2005, Thornton has been working out of his warehouse studio in Aiken, SC, as a full time artist.

As of August 2005, Thornton has been working out of his warehouse studio in Aiken, South Carolina, as a full-time artist. In April 2011, he and his wife opened the contemporary clothing boutique, "Threads":http://www.ilovethreads.com in downtown Aiken.

Artist’s Work

Arcade
Cd 2
Memories of a dying universe
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Memories of a Dying Universe

By Hollis Brown Thornton

Vhs entry hall wallpaper
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VHS (Entry Hall Wallpaper)

By Hollis Brown Thornton

Cassettes vhs atari
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Cassettes, VHS & Atari

By Hollis Brown Thornton

Marie anotinette
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Marie Anotinette

By Hollis Brown Thornton

Chewbacca 2
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Chewbacca

By Hollis Brown Thornton

Osiris mountain
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Osiris Mountain

By Hollis Brown Thornton

Candles
Closing credits at the end of the movie
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Closing Credits at the End of the Movie

By Hollis Brown Thornton

Vhs 008
Atari jellyfish wallpaper
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Atari (Jellyfish Wallpaper)

By Hollis Brown Thornton

Luke skywalker
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Luke Skywalker

By Hollis Brown Thornton

Far above the atmosphere 1
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Far Above the Atmosphere

By Hollis Brown Thornton

Astronaut 3
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Astronaut

By Hollis Brown Thornton

Bigger
Boombox
Pcb printed circuit board roygbiv
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PCB (Printed Circuit Board) Roygbiv

By Hollis Brown Thornton

Atari flower wallpaper
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Atari (Flower Wallpaper)

By Hollis Brown Thornton

Unexplained mysteries of the universe
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Unexplained Mysteries of the Universe

By Hollis Brown Thornton

Jellyfish wallpaper
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Jellyfish Wallpaper

By Hollis Brown Thornton

Howl 2
3 12 inch floppy disk
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3 1/2 Inch Floppy Disk

By Hollis Brown Thornton

Vhs
The land between solar systems
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The Land Between Solar Systems

By Hollis Brown Thornton

Sunset 12
Chewbacca 3
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Chewbacca

By Hollis Brown Thornton

Earth on back of turtle
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The Earth on the Back of Giant Turtle

By Hollis Brown Thornton

Selected Exhibitions

  • The Land Between Solar Systems, Linda Warren Gallery
    Chicago, IL, 2013
  • Unexplained Mysteries of the Universe, Aisho Miura Arts
    Tokyo, Japan, 2012
  • 2 Year Anniversary Exhibition at POVevolving Gallery
    Los Angeles, 2010
  • Hollis Brown Thornton: The Geography of Space at Sumter County Gallery of Art
    Sumter, SC, 2009
  • The Earth on the Back of the Giant Turtle at Linda Warren Gallery
    Chicago, IL, 2008

Press and Accolades

  • Notastereotupe Interview
    May 5, 2010
  • Sycamore Street Press Interview
    April 8, 2010
  • Designious Times Interview
    April 7, 2010

Education

  • University of South Carolina, BFA
    Columbia, SC,1999