Taylor O Thomas

Taylor O Thomas

Tampa, FL, United States

About Taylor O Thomas

Taylor O. Thomas is an American painter using gestural painting as a means of making manifest human tendencies, ways of seeing, and the interconnection between the body and the mind. Her paintings have been exhibited in galleries and private collections across the United States, Italy, Spain, Singapore, and China. In 2012, Thomas graduated magna cum laude from Davidson College with a BA in Studio Art. She was then awarded a Graduate Fellowship by the University of South Florida, earning her MFA in 2019.

Thomas is the recipient of an inaugural Innovate Artist Grant, a Peripheral Vision Publication Fellowship, a two-time role as Publication Juror for Friend of the Artist, a Regional Artist Project Grant by the Arts and Science Council of Charlotte, North Carolina, and a residency fellowship to attend Benaco Arte in Sirmione, Italy. Other residencies include MassArt: Art New England and Deli Grocery New York. Thomas currently lives and works in Tampa, Florida.

For more information: taylorothomas.com

Education

MFA, University of South Florida, 2019
MFA coursework, San Francisco Art Institute, 2015
BA magna cum laude in Studio Art, Davidson College, 2012

Exhibitions

SOLO* / DUO EXHIBITIONS
2018 *Re-Lined, Sozo Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2017 Over Rules, ARTicles Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL
2016 *The Chase, Arthouse3, Tampa, FL
2015 *MFA Summer Review, SFAI, San Francisco, CA
2014 *Taylor O. Thomas, Sozo Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2012 *Life Lines, Smith Gallery, Davidson, NC

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2020
Group Show, Alessandro Albanese, Milan, Italy (forthcoming winter)

2019
Magic Wave, Young Space online exhibition, co-curated by Kate Mothes and Mark Joshua Epstein
Future Starts Slow, Launch F18, New York, NY
Crocodile Tears, curated by Kate Mothes of Young Space, Morgan Fine Arts Building, Brooklyn, NY
Supper, Deli Grocery New York, Brooklyn, NY
Extra Butter, USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL

2018
LaGrange Southeast Regional Exhibition, LaGrange Art Museum, LaGrange, GA
Small Things Considered, Leu Art Gallery: Belmont University, Nashville, TN
I See an Omen, Benaco Arte, Sirmione, Italy
Epigraphs, Carolyn M. Wilson Gallery, Tampa, FL

2017
3rd Annual Competition & Exhibition, LA Artcore, Los Angeles, CA
Context II, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO
Contemporary Abstraction, Core New Art Space, Denver, CO
41st Juried Student Art Exhibition, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

2015
*Edge and Over, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
T.G.I.F., Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Working Hypothesis, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Home | Art Tour, The Road Gallery, New York, NY

2014
Influenced Art, Warehouse242 Gallery, Charlotte, NC
Art Design and Everyday Objects, The Red Arrow Gallery, Nashville, TN
Ensworth Benefit Auction, OZ, Nashville, TN
Homegrown, Cornelius Art Center Gallery, Cornelius, NC

2013
Artclectic, University School of Nashville, Nashville, TN
SCAPES, Suntrust Gallery, Durham, NC
Barnstormers Charity Auction, Organized by Brett James, Nashville, TN

2012
Alumni Exhibition, Ensworth Art Center Gallery, Nashville, TN
Fresh Emerging Artists Exhibition, AVA Gallery, Chattanooga, TN
Senior Group Exhibition, Smith Gallery, Davidson, NC

2011
Davidson Women’s Leadership Exhibition, Lilly Gallery, Davidson, NC
Carolina Art Soiree, SouthPark Morrison, Charlotte, NC

2010
Juried Art Exhibition, Van Every Gallery, Davidson, NC


*Co-Curator and Promotional Director for the exhibition.