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Tom Robinson

Chicago, IL

About Tom Robinson

Chicago, IL

Tom Robinson — artist, curator, arts administrator, competition founder and judge, teacher, innovator — has been a driving force in the Chicago art scene for over 30 years.

Tom studied design at Ohio State University. Discharged from the Navy at age 27, he began creating and building two and three dimensional art and furniture and never looked back.In addition to creating art, Tom is also a curator and master at art installation and has done so for a wide variety of public and private clients.

Along with the other directors of "Windy City Arts":, Tom curated a show called "Flights of Imagination". A non-juried show that exhibited the work of 100 artists at Chicago's prestigious Cultural Center. The Center's Curator, "Greg Knight": refered to the display as one of the best installed shows exhibited at the Center.

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Other works by Tom Robinson

Selected Exhibitions

  • “The Make Believe Competition”
    Chicago, 2010
  • Lubeznik Art Center - “Regional Masters”
    Michigan City, 2009
  • 33 Collective Gallery - “4th Annual National Self Portrait Competition”
    Chicago, 2008
  • Spertus Museum - "Alphabet Project"
    Chicago, 2007
  • Art Institute of Chicago -"Chicago Contemporary Decorative Arts"
    Chicago, 2000

Press and Accolades

  • New American Paintings ed. 95
    Sept. 2011
  • New American Paintings ed. 17
    Sept. 1998
  • New American Paintings ed. 4
    Sept. 1995


  • Ohio State University, BFA
    Columbus, Ohio,1968 

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