Tom Green

Artwork     EXHIBITS     News/Press     CV/BIO     Drawing    Painting    Print    Watercolor   
Featured Piece
Tom  Green Five Conditions

Five Conditions
- Acrylic on paper , 1997
14 x 18 in
CALL FOR PRICE

Artist Statement for The Constant Artist exhibit at Katzen Arts Center.

It’s like a disease. It gets into your mind and body and takes over. I’ve been addicted to art all my life. I used to read biographies of artists and think, “This is the life.” I looked and looked at great art in galleries, art magazines, museums. I found fellow travelers; I found minds and sensibilities that I took from and learned from.

In the beginning, my work was somewhat derivative of many art styles. But I wasn’t original yet. Eventually, I found my own voice.

Now it’s my job, and the hours are flexible. Being creative is being as free as you can get. You don’t have to answer to anybody. Except yourself.

I go on walks and look around me. I notice things that resonate with me. Ideas and images fly around in my head that I sometimes catch with my “net” and put in my black book, which I always carry. Later I go back and develop my ideas into my work.

My goal is not to make beautiful paintings. If it’s interesting or puzzling, then it’s alive. If it resonates, it works; it provokes a curiosity that goes beyond the visual image. The pleasure I get from painting is like the pleasure one gets from play I’m totally absorbed. I suspend thinking My curiosity and instincts guide me to make things I’ve never seen before. It’s like a mathematician solving a problem that’s never been revealed before.

It’s a process of putting down something and seeing what follows. The magic is in what follows. There’s not much deliberation but a spontaneous reaction to what comes before.

I know enough about the formal qualities of art: form, color, composition. I know it when I see it. It’s similar to music when your ears tell you something is right; you don’t need someone to explain it. It’s content that I often don’t fully understand, but I’m not preoccupied with content because the audience carries so much perceptual baggage. I like to make my art ambiguous to keep things open to interpretation The best response to a painting is to get into it as a child would—not trying to interpret it but reacting to it at an emotional level.

When I finish a piece I let it go. I send it out where it lives in the world, open to interpretation. The response to it is part of its life and also an extension of my life into other lives. -- Tom Green, Cabin John, MD

PRESS

Beloved D.C. Artist Tom Green and his Surrealistic, Graphic Vocabulary

Saturday, May 9, 2015
MORE

EXHIBITIONS

From The Back Room (February 2017)
Friday, February 3, 2017 - Friday, March 3, 2017
MORE

Altered States: A Psychedelic Legacy
Friday, December 2, 2016 - Saturday, January 28, 2017
MORE

Holiday Group Show
Friday, December 2, 2016 - Saturday, December 31, 2016
MORE


Tom  Green Five Conditions Five Conditions
Acrylic on paper   1997
14 x 18 in
Call For Price Framed
GRET7026
Tom  Green Hard Rain Hard Rain
Acrylic on canvas   1998
66 x 48 in
Call For Price
GRET7086
Tom  Green In Came Yellow In Came Yellow
Acrylic on canvas   2007
43.75 x 77.5 in
Call For Price
GRET7135
Tom  Green New Cosmology New Cosmology
Acrylic on canvas   2006
65.5 x 77.5 in
Call For Price
GRET7134
Tom  Green New Day New Day
Acrylic on canvas   2009
77 x 101.5 in
Call For Price
GRET7136
Tom  Green Protean Scene Protean Scene
Acrylic on canvas   2010
52 x 64 in
Call For Price
GRET7133
Tom  Green Signpost Signpost
Acrylic on canvas   1986
72 x 48 in
Call For Price
GRET7087
Tom  Green Thought Thought
Acrylic on canvas   1993
72 x 60 in
Call For Price
GRET7088
Tom  Green Two Conditions Two Conditions
Acrylic on canvas   1983
72 x 60 x 1.5 in
Call For Price
GRET7023
Tom  Green What Next_ What Next?
Acrylic on canvas   1980
48 x 72 x 1.5 in
Call For Price
GRET7022
Tom  Green 4-4-73 4-4-73
Watercolor on paper   1973
14 x 17 in
Call For Price
GRET7111
Tom  Green As Noted III As Noted III
Acrylic on paper   2008
30 x 22 in
Call For Price
GRET7075
Tom  Green As it is As it is
Acrylic on board   2008
15 x 18 in
Call For Price
GRET7094
Tom  Green Bird Bird
Lithograph   2008
3 of 20
22.25 x 28 in
Call For Price
GRET7118
Tom  Green Cell Window Cell Window
Acrylic on board   2011
15 x 9 in
Call For Price
GRET7107
Tom  Green Construction Construction
Acrylic on paper   1994
14 x 17 in
Call For Price Framed
GRET7127
Tom  Green Corpus Corpus
Acrylic on paper   1994
21.125 x 24.5 x 1.5 in
Call For Price Framed
GRET7027
Tom  Green Early Days Early Days
Acrylic on paper   1999
11.5 x 14.5 in
Call For Price
GRET7080
Tom  Green Figure Figure
Acrylic on paper   1988
30 x 22 in
Call For Price Framed
GRET7122
Tom  Green Fragment Fragment
Acrylic on paper   1988
56 x 45 x 1.5 in
Call For Price
GRET7060
Tom  Green Free Free
Acrylic on paper   1997
12 x 11.5 in
Call For Price
GRET7084
Tom  Green Gadjet Gadjet
Acrylic on paper   1987
19.75 x 25.5 x 1.5 in
Call For Price Framed
GRET7028
Tom  Green Garden Garden
Acrylic on paper   1994
14 x 17 in
Call For Price Framed
GRET7126
Tom  Green Ghost Inventory Ghost Inventory
Lithograph   1989
30 x 25 in
Call For Price Framed
GRET7129
 NEXT >

3, 6, 12, 24, 48, 120, Works per page

formatting

 

Tom  Green

Tom Green

Tom Green Biography

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2009    POINT OF VIEW, Civilian Art Projects, Washington, D.C.
2007    INVENTORY, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia  ( catalog )
2003    RECENT PAINTINGS, Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano, Lima, Peru
1998    CHRONICLES, Troyer Fitzpatrick Lassman Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1998    FRIEZE 1998, W.P.A. / Corcoran Project Space, Washington, D.C.
1995    PAINTINGS, Troyer Fitzpatrick Lassman Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1993    FRIEZE,  Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD.
1991    RECENT PAINTINGS, Baumgartner Galleries, Washington, D.C.
1989    WORKS ON PAPER, Baumgartner Galleries, Washington, D.C.
1988    NEW WORK, Baumgartner Galleries, Washington, D.C.
1986    FRIEZE, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD.
1985    NEW WORK, Middendorf Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1984    TEN YEARS, Ace Gallery, Washington, D.C
1981    TWELVE DRAWINGS, Jack Rasmussen Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1980    RECENT WORK, Jack Rasmussen Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1979    PICTURES, Jack Rasmussen Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1977    12 PICTURES, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C.
1973    NEW WORK, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (catalog)
1973    INSTALLATION, Salisbury State College, Salisbury, MD.
1972    INSTALLATION, St. Mary’s College, St. Mary’s City, MD.
1972    FOUR SITUATIONS, Open Studio, Washington, D.C.
1971    INSTALLATION, St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD.
1968    MODULAR PAINTINGS, Longwood College, Farmville, Va.
1968    NEW PAINTINGS, Hinckley Brohel Gallery, Washington, D.C.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012    SIX PAINTERS, Civilian Art Projects, Washington,D.C.
2011    PATTERN: Three Generations of Shape and Color: Thomas Downing, Tom Green,
                 Linling Liu; Carroll Square Gallery, Washington, D.C.
2011    IN UNISON, 20 Washington Artists, Kreeger Museum, Washington, D.C,
2010    CATALYST 1975 . 2010, 35 years of Washington Project for thr Arts, American
                 University Museum, Washington, D.C.
2010    SIX PAINTERS, Gallery 447, Cambridge, MD.
2009    FORWARD MOTION X 4,  Momento Gallery, Washington, D.C.
2008    GREEN/HANER, Salve Regina Gallery, Catholic University, Washington, D.C.
2007    NO REPRESENTATION, Warehouse Gallery, Washington, D.C.
2006    HEART OF DC, Wilson Building, Washington, D.C. ( catalog )
2006    RECENT ACQUISITIONS,  American University Museum,  Washington, D.C.
2006    REMEMBERING MARC AND KOMEI,  American University Museum,  Wash., D.C.
2004    IN AMERICA NOW, Don O’Melveny Gallery, West Hollywood, California
2004    SUMMER SHOW, Signal 66, Washington, D.C.
2003    ARTICULATING THE INTANGIBLE, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, Va.
2003    FRESH, National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, George Town, Grand Cayman, B.W.I.
2002    PUSHING PAPER, Hand Workshop Art Center, Richmond, VA.
2002    ABSTRACTION & ILLUSION, Troyer Gallery, Washington, D.C.
2001    REMEMBERING THE PRESENT, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD.
2001    CROSSCURRENTS, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
2000    THOUGHT AS PLACE, Signal 66, Washington, D.C.
2000    REMEMBERING THE PRESENT, Kreeger Museum, Washington, D.C. (catalog)
1999    HAND PRINT WORKSHOP INTERNATIONAL, PRINT SHOW, Gallery K, Wash., D.C.
1999    WATERCOLOR INVITATIONAL, Marlboro Gallery, Largo, MD.
1999    COUNCIL ROOM, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA.
1998    CHANCE AND NECESSITY, Maryland Art Place, Balt., MD. (touring with catalog)
1996    EVOLVING FORMS / EMERGING FACES, Zimmerli Art Mus., New Brunswick, N.J.,
                 (catalog)
1995    THE ART OF WORK, THE WORK OF ART, Pyramid Atlantic, Riverdale, MD.
                 (touring with catalog)
1994    LASTING IMPRESSIONS, Susquehana Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA.
1994    EVOLUTION OF THE PRINT, Addison / Ripley Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1993-    CROSSING OVER / CHANGING PLACES, Pyramid Atlantic, Riverdale, MD.
1997         (touring internationally with catalog )
1992    RECENT ACQUISITIONS: WORKS ON PAPER, Nat’l Mus. of American Art, Wash.D.C.
1992    UR, Blagden Alley Arts Building, Washington, D.C.
1991    COLLABORATION: PRINTS AS PROCESS, Brody’s Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1991    POSTCARDS, Gallery K, Washington, D.C.
1990    WASHINGTON – MOSCOW EXCHANGE, Tretykov Gallery, Moscow, Russia and
                  McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, Va.
1990    ICONICITY, Rockville Arts Place, Rockville, Maryland
1990    ART AGAINST AIDS, 406 Seventh Street, Washington, D.C.  ( catalog )
1988    RECOLLECTIONS, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C.  ( catalog )
1988    WASHINGTON PRINT SHOW, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
1988    EVOCATIVE PAINTING, Anton Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1988    NATURAL SELECTION, Spaces, Cleveland, Ohio
1987    GROUP SHOW, Baumgartner Galleries, Washington, D.C.
1987    GROUP SHOW, McIntosh / Drysdale Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1986    ABERRANT ABSTRACTION, Jones Troyer Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1985    SEEING, THINKING, FEELING, Maryland Arts Place, Baltimore, MD.
1984    GROUP SHOW, Baumgartner Galleries, Washington, D.C.
1984    350 YEARS OF MARYLAND ART, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD. ( catalog )
1984    CAPITAL ART, William’s College, Williamstown, Massachusetts
1984    ABSTRACT PAINTINGS AND SCULPTURE, Gallery K, Washington, D.C.
1983    SIGNS AND SYMBOLS, Maryland Arts Place, Baltimore, Maryland
1981    NINETEEN AMERICANS, Guggenheim Museum, New York, N.Y.  ( catalog )(
1980    INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE CONFERENCE, Washington, D.C.
1979    WASHINGTON ARTISTS AT H.E.W., Institute of Museum Services, Washington, D.C.
1979    CONTEMPORARY WASHINGTON ARTISTS, Washington Project for the Arts,
                 Washington, D.C.
1978    WORKS ON PAPER, Chuck Levitan Gallery, New York, N.Y.
1978    SUMMER, Jack Rasmussen Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1977    SECOND ANNIVERSARY SHOW, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C.
1975    DRAWINGS FROM THE STUDIOS OF WASHINGTON ARTISTS, W.P.A., Wash., D.C.
1975    WORKS ON PAPER, NEW YORK AND WASHINGTON, Gallery 641, Washington, D.C.
1975    WHITNEY BIENNIAL, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, N.Y. ( catalog )
1975    INAUGURAL EXHIBITION, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C.
1975    NORTH, EAST, WEST, SOUTH, AND MIDDLE, Moore College, Philadelphia, PA.
1973    WASHINGTON SCULPTURE, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA.
1973    WASHINGTON ARTIST’S DRAWINGS, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
1973    UNSTRUCTURED SITUATIONS, (performance) Harold Rivkin Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1973    SCULPTURE INVITATIONAL, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD.
1972    PROCESS PARKWAY, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA. ( catalog )
1971    EIGHT WASHINGTON ARTISTS, Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond, Va.
1970    NEW SCULPTURE, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.  ( catalog )
1968    EIGHT YOUNG WASHINGTON ARTISTS, Jewish Community Center, Wash., D.C.
1967    MARYLAND REGIONAL EXHIBITION, Baltimore Museum of Art, Balt., MD. (catalog)
1966    MARYLAND REGIONAL EXHIBITION, Baltimore Museum of Art, Balt., MD. (catalog)
1965    CORCORAN AREA EXHIBITION, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (catalog)
1965    TWO PERSON SHOW, R STREET GALLERY,  Washington, D.C.

EDUCATION

1969    M.A. ( painting )  University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
1967    B.A. ( fine arts )  University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

AWARDS

2008    Finalist in the Bethesda Painting Awards,  Bethesda, MD.
2002    Residency Fellowship,  Vermont Studio Center,  Johnson, Vt.
1997    Residency Fellowship,  Virginia Center for the Creative Arts,  Amherst, Va.
1996    Individual Artist Award, Maryland State Arts Council
1980    Artist Fellowship Grant, National Endowment for the Arts
1978    Artist Fellowship Grant, National Endowment for the Arts

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Guggenheim Museum, New York, N.Y.
Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD.
Rutgers Center for Innovative Printmaking, New Brunswick, N.J.
Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano, Lima, Peru
D.C. Public Library, Washington, D.C.
American University, Washington, D.C.
Artery Organization, Bethesda, Maryland
The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.
KPMG Consulting, Washington, D.C.
Wilson Building Collection, Washington, D.C.

 

Tom Green Description

Artist Statement for The Constant Artist exhibit at Katzen Arts Center.

It’s like a disease. It gets into your mind and body and takes over. I’ve been addicted to art all my life. I used to read biographies of artists and think, “This is the life.” I looked and looked at great art in galleries, art magazines, museums. I found fellow travelers; I found minds and sensibilities that I took from and learned from.

In the beginning, my work was somewhat derivative of many art styles. But I wasn’t original yet. Eventually, I found my own voice.

Now it’s my job, and the hours are flexible. Being creative is being as free as you can get. You don’t have to answer to anybody. Except yourself.

I go on walks and look around me. I notice things that resonate with me. Ideas and images fly around in my head that I sometimes catch with my “net” and put in my black book, which I always carry. Later I go back and develop my ideas into my work.

My goal is not to make beautiful paintings. If it’s interesting or puzzling, then it’s alive. If it resonates, it works; it provokes a curiosity that goes beyond the visual image. The pleasure I get from painting is like the pleasure one gets from play I’m totally absorbed. I suspend thinking My curiosity and instincts guide me to make things I’ve never seen before. It’s like a mathematician solving a problem that’s never been revealed before.

It’s a process of putting down something and seeing what follows. The magic is in what follows. There’s not much deliberation but a spontaneous reaction to what comes before.

I know enough about the formal qualities of art: form, color, composition. I know it when I see it. It’s similar to music when your ears tell you something is right; you don’t need someone to explain it. It’s content that I often don’t fully understand, but I’m not preoccupied with content because the audience carries so much perceptual baggage. I like to make my art ambiguous to keep things open to interpretation The best response to a painting is to get into it as a child would—not trying to interpret it but reacting to it at an emotional level.

When I finish a piece I let it go. I send it out where it lives in the world, open to interpretation. The response to it is part of its life and also an extension of my life into other lives. -- Tom Green, Cabin John, MD

Top of Page

David Richard Gallery, LLC
211 East 121st Street, New York, NY 10035 | p (212) 882-1705
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday or by appointment

1570 Pacheco Street, A1, Santa Fe, NM 87505 | p (505) 983-9555 | f (505) 983-1284
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday, or by appointment


ManagedArtwork.com