County: King County
GAP Award 2012
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Tom Hughes currently lives and works in the Puget Sound area. His dad is a poet. He tries to read difficult books. His artwork has been exhibited internationally; most recently at Global Village 2012, in the Netherlands, France and Denmark, and earlier in Rome and Brasilia, Brazil. Domestic exhibitions highlights include Alternating Currents: Beyond/In WNY, Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY, and the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art in Staten Island, NY. Hughes earned his MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Tom received a 2012 GAP to defray costs of producing his solo debut exhibition at Gallery4Culture in Seattle. This major installation piece will be a construction of one of several temporary cardboard architectural structures. The structures will house text that will function as inner narrative and stream of consciousness for the structure.
Fort Sully, cardboard, latex paint, enamel on acrylic, screws and bricks, 2012.
The Shotgun Method, particle board, enamel on acrylic, electrical lights, 2010.
A time machine, for now, cardboard, enamel on acrylic, composite view of installation, 2011.