THOM O'CONNOR

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THOM O'CONNOR
Born: Detroit, Michigan, 1937
Professor, University at Albany, Albany, New York, 1962 - 2000
EDUCATION
Cranbrook Academy of Art, M.F.A.
Florida State University, B.A.
University of Michigan
SELECTED ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2015 Bleu Acier, Tampa, Florida
Thom O'Connor
2013 Bleu Acier, Tampa, Florida
Thom O'Connor : Polymer Prints
2011 Albany Center Gallery, Albany, New York
Thom O'Connor : Then & Now : Small Prints
2008 McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, North Carolina
2005 Lake Wales Art Center, Lake Wales, Florida
Brad Cooper Gallery, Tampa, Florida
2000 Museu de Arte do Espirito Santo, Vitoria, Brazil
1999 University Art Museum, University at Albany, Albany, New York
Koussevitzky Art Gallery, Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
1998 Raleigh Contemporary Gallery, Raleigh, North Carolina
W.D.O. Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina
1993 Haenah-Kent Gallery, New York, New York
1992 Haenah-Kent Gallery
1991 Albany Center Galleries, Albany, New York
1990 Taidegraphik, Helsinki, Finland
1988 Sarajevo Academy Gallery, Yugoslavia
1987 Taidegraphik, Helsinki, Finland
Museum of Modern Art, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
1984 Gallery Strindberg, Helsinki, Finland
1983 Kalundborg Art Center, Denmark
1982 University Art Museum, University at Albany
1980 American Center, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBIT
2015 Tokyo International Mini Print Triennial, TAMA University, Tokyo
2nd Global Print 2015, Douro, Portugal
89th Annual International Print Exhibition, The Print Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2014 International Group Exhibition, Electron Salon, Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts
The Boston Printmaker, Cannery Gallery, San Francisco, California
15th Biennial of Small Graphics, Ostròw Wielkapolski 2014, Town Museum, Poland
9th International Digital Miniprint Centre d'Artistes Voix Visuelle, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
“The Landscape Today and Tomorrow”, Lederer Gallery, SUNY Geneseo, Purchase Award
2013 2013 North American Print Biennial Boston Printmakers, 808 Gallery, Boston University
An Armory Show, Opalka Gallery at the Sage Colleges, Albany, New York
Big & Bold, Albany Institute Collection
9th Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, Connecticut
2012 “8th British International Mini Print Exhibition”, londonprintstudio, London, England, Printmaking Today Award
2011 “Tradition”, Oxford Gallery, Rochester, New York
Sint-Niklaas 25th Small Prints Biennial, Sint-Niklaas, Flanders, Belgium
8th Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, Connecticut
2010 “Here and There” Two Degrees of Separation, Burns Art Atrium, Union College, Schenectady, New York
60th Fine Arts Exhibition, Ridge Art of Winter Haven, Florida, Special Prize
Compact Prints, Umbrella Studio, Townsville, Australia
Bimpe VI, Miniature Prints, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
American Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Prints, University of Iowa
2009 4th International Digital Miniprint Exhibition, Ottawa, Canada, Honorable Mention
Black & White, Ridge Art Association, Winter Haven, Florida, Special Prize
7th Mini Print Biennial, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, Connecticut
International Print Biennial Varna, Varna, Bulgaria
International Triennial of Graphic Art, National Museum, Bitola, Macedonia
2008 Compact Prints, Umbrella Studio, Townsville, Australia
Pacific States National Biennial, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Juror's Award
5th International Biennial of Graphic Arts, St. Carles de la Rapita, Spain, Special Prize
Biennial of Francavilla al Mare, Italy
3rd International Biennial of Art, Beijing, China
1st Footprint International, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, Connecticut
2007 International Print Biennial Varna, Varna, Bulgaria
15th Florida Printmakers Nationals, Dunedin Art Center, Dunedin, Florida
Museum of Florida Art, Deland, Florida
Black & White, Ridge Art Association, Winter Haven, Florida
Cooperstown National, Cooperstown Art Center, Cooperstown, New York
2nd International Digital Miniprint Exhibition, Bravo East, Ottawa, Canada
2006 3rd “aniGMA”, Novosibirsk State Museum, Novosibrisk, Russia
4th International Miniature Print Exhibition, Vancouver. British Columbia, Canada
4th Biennale Internazionale di Grafica 2006, Francavilla al Mare, Italia
Compact Prints 2006, Australia
International Digital Miniprint Exhibition, Bravo East, Ottawa, Canada
Metropolia, Triennial in Krakow, Krakow, Poland
2005 International MiniPrint De Sarajevo, Bosnia
Pacific Rim International Print Exhibition, Hilo, Hawaii, Juror's Award
Boston Printmakers, H. Hunt Award
Tokyo International Mini-Print Triennial, Japan
5th Liege International Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art, Liege, Belgium
Fine Arts Exhibition, Ridge Art Association, Winter Haven, Florida, Third Prize
15th Mini Print International, Roberson Museum, Binghamton, New York, Honorable Mention
International MiniPrint Biennial Cluj, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
5th International Miniature Print Biennial, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, Connecticut
Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region, Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany, New York, Purchase Award
International Print Exhibition, Croquis House, Buenos Aires-Argentina, Museum of Engraving
4th Novosibirsk International Biennal of Contemporary Graphics, Novosibirsk, Russia
International Print Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Varna, Bulgaria
2004 Florida Printmakers, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
Black & White, Ridge Art Association, Winter Haven, Florida
Photo & Intaglio, GCCA, Catskill, New York
Lessedra World Art Print Annual, Sofia, Bulgaria
3rd Biennial Miniature Prints, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Bookmarks, Charleroi, Belgium
III Biennal Arte Grafico, de Sant Charles de la Rapita, Spain & Francavilla al Mare, Italy
Iowa Biennial of Contemporary Miniature Prints, University of Iowa
Compact Prints 2004, Queensland, Australia
“Graphium” Mini Print International, Timisoara, Romania
Oxford Gallery, Rochester, New York
2003 4th Color Ingraphic Art, Art Gallery, Wozownia, Poland
5th British International Miniature Prints, Dumfries, England
International Print Triennial, Krakow, Poland, Academy Prize
Lessedra World Art Print Annual, Sofia, Bulgaria
Virualite/Realite, Charlerio, Belgium
North American Print Biennial, Boston, Massachusetts
2002 2nd Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
12th International Print Biennial, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
Made in New York 2002, Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, New York
The Journey, Rice Gallery, Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany, New York
Virtual Constructions, Brad Cooper Gallery, Tampa, Florida
2001 Albany to Wexford, Wexford Art Center, Wexford, Ireland
Places to Rest, Broward College Fine Arts Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
13th Small Prints Exhibition, Purdue University Galleries, West Lafayette, Indiana
Boston Printmakers 2001, Boston University Gallery, Boston Massachusetts
16th National Biennial Exhibition, Los Angeles Printmaking Society
Relative Unfoldings, Cultural Centre, Abu Dhabi
3rd Minnesota National Print Biennial, University of Minnesota
2000 23rd National Print Biennial, Silvermine Guild, Connecticut
International Print Triennial 2000, Krakow, Poland
Biennial Miniatures de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Honorable Mention
Small Prints: 60 Square Inches, Purdue University Galleries, West Lafayette, Indiana
International Print Exhibition Vitoria 2000, Vitoria, Brazil
13th Small Print Exhibition, Parkside, Kenosha, Wisconsin
4th British International Miniature Print Exhibition, Bristol, England
1999 Under Pressure, Union College, Schenectady, New York
1998 O'Connor, Grindle, Smith, Foreman Gallery, Hartwick College Oneonta, New York
22nd National Print Biennial, Silvermine Guild, Connecticut, Honorable Mention
Miniature Prints, Bankside Gallery, London, England and Ceri Richards Gallery, Swansea, Wales
1997 3rd British International, Bristol, England
Intergrafia '97, Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava, Czechoslovia and BWA Contemporary Art Gallery, Katowice, Poland
International Print Triennial '97, Krakow, Poland
Pressed and Pulled VI, Georgia State University, Marietta, Georgia
Mini Print Internacional, Barcelona, Spain
1996 4th Biennial of Graphic Arts, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
On Paper, Finnish Paper Art Center, Porvoo, Finland
Delta National Small Prints, Arkansas State University, Fayetteville, Arkansas
The Democratic Print, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
Printwork '96, Barrett House Galleries, Poughkeepsie, New York
Beyond Boundaries, Richmond Art Center, California
Mini Print Internacional Cadaques, Barcelona, Spain
Thom O'Connor, Allen Grindle, Roger Bisbing, The Rice Gallery, Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany, New York
Graphica Creativa, Alvar Aalto Museum, Jyvaskyla, Finland
Sapporo International Print Biennale, Japan, Sponsor's Prize
Light Aberrations, University of Texas, San Antonio, Texas
1995 Print Triennial Consumenta, Nuremberg, Germany
Boston Printmakers, Duxbury Arts Center, Massachusetts, Utrecht Prize
Monotype Biennial, Lahti Museum, Lahti, Finland
Small Prints, Joensuu Museum, Finland
1994 International Graphic Triennale, Krakow, Poland
1993 Small Prints, Galerija Graficki Koletiv, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
American Prints, University of Texas, San Antonio, Texas
Works on Paper, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
1992 Monotype Biennial, Lahti Museum, Lahti, Finland
1989 Intergrafik '89, Berlin, East Germany
1987 Print Biennial of Taiwan
Premio Internazionale, Biella, Italy
1986 International Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia
1985 International Biennial, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia
1984 Intergrafik '84, Berlin, East Germany
International Mail Art Exhibition, Fiatal Muveszek, Budapest
Contemporary American Prints, U.S. Consulate, Leningrad, USSR
1981 The New York Landscape: Poets and Artists, University Plaza Gallery, Albany, New York
CAPS (Creative Artists Public Service) at the New York State Museum, Albany, New York
1980 Detroit Print Symposium, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
AWARDS
Printer Fellowship and Artist-Teacher Fellowship, Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Los Angeles
C.A.P.S. Grant
National Endowment in the Arts
Research Fellowship, Research Foundation, State University of New York
Rissanen Prize, Kuopio, Finland
Fullbright Award, Yugoslavia
 
Visiting Artist:
Joensuu Graphic Arts Center
Vassar College
University of Wisconsin
University of Michigan
Cincinnati Art Academy
Williams College
University of Vermont
University of Massachusetts
Minneapolis School of Art
Cranbrook Academy of Art
Clemson University
Penland School
Central School, London
Penn State University
Nordic School of Art, Kokkola, Finland
Emile Mattieu Workshop, Zurich
Tukha Workshop, Helsinki
Lahti Art Institute, Lahti, Finland
University of the Arts, Belgrade
Academy of Art, Helsinki
Hermitage Museum, Leningrad, USSR
Swedish Academy of Fine Arts
PUBLICATIONS (BOOKS)
Night Dreams, 1985
Dreams of Kuopio, 1984
Daydreams, 1983
Witches of Salem, 1972
Wizards, Cabalists, Mystics and Magicians, 1966
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Thom O'Connor's work is represented in the collections of over forty colleges and universities and in the following museum collections:
California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, California
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California
Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, California
San Diego Art Museum, San Diego, California
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
National Collection of Fine Arts Washington D.C.
Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.
Ringling Museum, Sarasota, Florida
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
Addison Gallery, Andover, Massachusetts
Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, Michigan
Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, New York
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York
Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, New York
Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
New York Public Library, New York, New York
Roberson Center, Binghamton, New York
Rochester Memorial Museum, Rochester, New York
Schenectady Museum, Schenectady, New York
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio
Philadelphia Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
British Museum, London, England
Rijksakademie Museum, Amsterdam, Holland
Steedelsches Kunstinstitute, Frankfort, Germany
Pushkin Museum, Moscow
Hermitage Museum, Leningrad