Tom Curtis

Born: March 27, 1953 Elk City Oklahoma USA

MFA San Francisco Art Institute 1981
BFA San Francisco Art Institute 1979
AA Rose State College, Oklahoma City, 1973
Midwest City High School Midwest City, OK 1971

Selected Exhibitions

Upcoming exhibition “Contemporary Artists from Hawaii” group miniatures, 2019 Venice Biennale organized by the Imago Mundi Project Venice Italy

“Sketchbook Show” group show Koa Gallery Honolulu Hawaii 2016

"Works on Paper" group exhibition @ Pauahi Tower Honolulu Hawaii 2015

1132 Bishop Street gallery Honolulu, Hawaii 2-person exhibition 2015

"On the Edge" group exhibition, Pauahi Tower Honolulu Hawaii 2014

"Light" Photography group exhibition, Pauahi Tower Honolulu Hawaii 2013

Pecha Kucha presentation, Honolulu museum school of art, Honolulu Hawaii 2012

"Elemental Transmissions" Solo Exhibition, Ka'Ikena restaurant, Kapiolani Community College 2012

"Painters who Teach - Teachers who Paint" Pauahi Tower Honolulu Hawaii 2012

“Fine Art Fine Craft” at Bishop Tower Honolulu group exhibition 2012

"Mixed Media Miniature" exhibitions Koa Art Gallery Honolulu 2011-2017

"Artists in the Round" SomArts Cultural Center San Francisco, CA 2007

“Full Circle” one-person exhibition at “Starstruck” gallery Petaluma CA. 2007

“Artists Alley” gallery representation San Fran., CA 2006-2007

"Arrivaderci" solo exhibit San Rafael, CA 2006

Art SF gallery "Hell Iz Other People" Group (portrait) exhibition San Fran, CA 2005

Fruitful Grounds gallery, San Francisco CA Solo Show 2003

"Selections from the Mirth Collection” group Show at Terrain gallery San Fran, CA 1997

Copperfield Gallery One person show, Petaluma, CA 1996

"Future tribe" at "Gathering of the Tribes" Installation performance Shoreline Amphitheater San Mateo, CA 1990

"Museek" performance at Bill Graham's Wolfgang’s Feral Theater SF, CA 1986

"Return of Tut" Installation at the Art Hotel SF, CA 1985

“Working Live" Installation and performance Emmanuel Walter Gallery SF, 1985

Mill Valley Film Festival video "Skeptical Vessel" 1984, "Happenstance" 1985

"Massa Confusa" theatrical performance work San Francisco CA 1983

MFA Graduate exhibition, Emanuel Walther gallery, San Francisco Art Institute 1981

ARE gallery 3 person and 2 person shows 1980 and 1982 San Fran., CA

“New Work” solo show Redmoon Gallery San Francisco 1980

Diego Rivera Gallery 3 person show Sept. 1979 San Fran Art Institute

"Discovered in New York" Solo multimedia Performance San Fran. Art Institute Theater 1978

Teaching experience
The Art of Stained and Leaded Glass, El Centro College Fort Worth Texas 1975-'76
Teaching Assistant to Ivan Majdrakoff and Tom Akawie San Francisco Art Institute 1980-81
San Francisco State Univ. Creative arts dept. "Multimedia Art" 1987-'88

San Francisco Art Institute Painting Award 1979
Sony "Visions of US" Video Competition American Film Institute 1983-84
Political Cartoon Award, Oklahoma Collegiate Press Assoc. 1973
"Young Artist Award"  Oklahoma Art Center 1969-71

Special Projects
San Francisco Art Institute Alumni Website "The Internet as an art medium" '96
Art direction for "Love Bomb" "The Tubes" rock band video 1993
"Earth Versus the Flying Saucers" Video animation for the Residents CD ROM "Freak Show" 1986
"Skidzone" Ambient video art for nightclubs 1984
"The Desert Project" Black Rock Desert Nevada environmental sculpture with Ann Lorraine Labriola 1978
Saks Fifth Avenue Construction Wall Mural Project 1980
"Ethnic Notions"  video project, Digital graphics; director Marlon T. Riggs 1986