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 and Performance / Installations

"Painters who Teach - Teachers who Paint" Pauahi Tower Honolulu Hawaii  2012
"Mixed Media Miniature XIV" Koa Art Gallery, Honolulu Hawaii 2011
"2 Pi r"  Main Gallery, SomArts Cultural Center San Francisco, CA July 2007
"Full Circle" Solo exhibition, Starstruck Boutique gallery  Petaluma, CA 2007
Solo painting exhibit "Arrivaderchi" Mill Valley, CA 2006
"Hell Iz Other People"  Art SF Gallery  portrait exhibition  San Francisco CA 2005
Fruitful Grounds Gallery San Francisco, Calif. Solo Show 2003
"Ha!" Selections from the Mirth Collection Terrain Gallery  Group Show San Francisco, CA 1997
“Pedagogical Practices 125:”  Terrain Gallery  San Francisco, CA 1996
Solo exhibiton, Copperfield’s Gallery  Petaluma, CA 1996
"Futuretribe" Installation and performance Shoreline Amphitheater, Sunnyvale, CA 1990
"Museek" performance at Bill Graham's Wolfgangs Feral Theatre1986 San Francisco, CA
"Return of Tut" Installation at the Art Hotel, San Francisco CA 1985
“Working Live" Installation and performance Emmanuel Walter Gallery, San Francisco, CA 1985
Video premier "Skeptical Vessel"  1984, "Happenstance" 1985,  Mill Valley Film Festival, Mill Valley CA 
"Take a Look"  video at Club 181 San Francisco, CA 1983
"Siege of State" Installation sound sculpture performance San Francisco State Univ. 1981
ARE Gallery,  selected paintings, sculpture, and installations   1980 and 1982 'San Francisco CA
Solo  exhibition, Redmoon Gallery San Francisco CA. 1980
Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute 3 person show 1979
"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