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Tom Robinson

Tom Robinson

About the Artist

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":http://www.windycityarts.org/, Tom cu…

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About the Artist

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.

Artist's Work

Both shocked when that first part ended 2
Tom robinson

light coming from the side proved the best

By Tom Robinson

That certainly wasnt very fair
Tom robinson

that certainly wasnt very fair

By Tom Robinson

It was simple to destroy the past two
Tom robinson

it was simple to destroy the past, two

By Tom Robinson

Both shocked when that first part ended
Tom robinson

both shocked when that first part ended

By Tom Robinson

And she had certain things i liked
Tom robinson

and she had certain things i liked

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

Education

  • Ohio State University, BFA
    Columbus, Ohio,1968