ARTIST

SCULPTURE

RESUME | REVIEWS
CONTACT | ESSAYS

GALLERY | ALUMINUM | RUBBER | LIGHT | CAGES | BOTTLES | STONES
FIGURATIVE | INSTALLATION | ROOMS WITH VIEWS | PUBLIC


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Education

B.F.A. Northern Illinois University - 1972
M.F.A. School of the Art Institute of Chicago - 1986

Academic Appointments

Graduate Advisor, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1993
Instructor, First Year Program, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1994-1995
Visiting Artist, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL 1995
Visiting Artist, Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN 1996
Visiting Professor, DePaul University, 1997 to 2001

Other Positions

Graphic Designer, 1972-1986
Set Designer, New Dance Consort, Chicago, IL 1980-1981
Curator, MoMing Dance and Art Center, Chicago, IL 1983-1985

One-Person Exhibitions

1988

Pascal de Sarthe Gallery, San Francisco, CA (catalog)

1990

Seibu-Shibuya Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (catalog)
Haku Gallery, Osaka, Japan (catalog)

1991

Pascal de Sarthe Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1992

More Equal, Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY

1993

University of Illinois at Springfield, Springfield, IL

1995

Tough Gallery, Chicago, IL

1996

South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, IN (catalog)

1997

The False Self, Fassbender Gallery, Chicago, IL

1998

Walking on the Bottom of the Ocean, NIU Art Museum, Chicago Gallery, Chicago, IL (catalog)

1999

Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL (catalog)

2003

Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois, "Rooms with Views"

2005

Northern Illinois University Museum, DeKalb, IL (Super-Spatial)


Group Exhibitions

1979

N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, IL (performance installation)

1980

C.G. Jung Institute, Evanston, IL

1981

W.P.A. Gallery of Environmental Art, Chicago, IL
Chicago Artists at Chicago CircleUniversity of Illinois, Chicago, IL (installation)
MoMing Dance and Art Center, Chicago, IL (performance installation)

1982

The Ojai Foundation, Ojai, CA (permanent installation
Self Interest MoMing Gallery, Chicago, IL
Artists Make Music Phyllis Needlman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Edgewood Orchard Gallery, Door County, WI
Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL (installation)
New Work/New Talent Phyllis Neddlman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Arthur Baer Memorial CompetitionBeverly Arts Center, Chicago, IL
Artists Make Furniture Phyllis Neddlman Gallery, Chicago, IL

1985

Sculpture Overview, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL (catalog)
Rockford and Vicinity ShowBurpee Art Museum, Rockford, IL

1986

Raw Light State of Illinois Art Gallery, Chicago, IL
Two-person exhibit: Richard Rezac, Thomas Skomski (catalog), Feature Gallery, Chicago, IL

1987

Individuals, Compass Rose Gallery, Chicago, IL
Fellowship Show, School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL
Space Probe , Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL (catalog)

1988

L'or Et Son Mythe Grand Palais, Paris, France (catalog)
Pascal de Sarthe Gallery Chicago International Art Exposition, Chicago, IL (outdoor installation)
Redefining the Object Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH
      Group Exhibit: R. Artschwager, C. Eckart, J. Holzer, J. Koons,
      D. Lipski, S. Sherman, T. Skomski, H. Steinbach, R. Wentworth (catalog)
University Art Galleries, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
      (Same group exhibit as in Cleveland, catalog)
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, WI
Northern Illinois University Gallery, Chicago, IL (alumni exhibit)

1989

Biokinetic, University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, Six Sculptors (catalog)
Western Washington University Gallery, Bellingham, WA, Six Sculptors (catalog)
Pascal de Sarthe Gallery, Chicago International Art Exposition, Chicago, IL
Sculpture Chicago, Chicago, IL (temporary outdoor installation, catalog)
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (five person exhibit)

1990

Pascal de Sarthe Gallery, Chicago International Art Exposition, Chicago, IL
Betsy Rosenfield, Chicago, IL
Rose Esman Gallery, New York, NY
Basel Art Fair, Galerie Dorthea Van Der Koelen, Switzerland
Riky Renier Gallery, Chicago, IL

1991

Raumzeichen, Galerie Dorothea Van Der Koelen, Mainz, Germany
      Group Exhibit: Lore Bert, Daniel Buren, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Marcel Floris,
      Jannis Kounellis, Jan Van Munster, David Rabinowitch, Thomas Skomski

1992

Northern Illinois University Gallery, Chicago, IL

1993

Volume: No Noise, Klein Art Work, Chicago, IL
Sangamon State University, Springfield, IL
Sequence of Forms, Sculpture by Illinois Artists, Chicago Cultural Center & State Of Illinois Art Gallery, Chicago IL
Museum Of Contemporary Religious Art, St. Louis, MO,
Group exhibit: Paul Kos, Thomas Skomski, Michael Tracy

1994

Tough Gallery, Chicago, IL (four-person exhibit)
Museum Of Contemporary Religious Art, St. Louis, MO (four person exhibit)

1995

Contemporary Art Center Of Peoria, Peoria, IL,
      Group exhibit: Adam Brooks, Thomas Skomski, Francis Whitehead
Zalaegerszeg Cultural Center, Hungary

1996

Art Cologne 96, Fassbender Gallery, Cologne, Germany
Art Chicago Group Exhibition, Fassbender Gallery, Chicago, IL
Northern Illinois University Gallery, Chicago, IL
Survey of American Sculpture, Snite Museum, Notre Dame, IN

96/97

Cultured Pearl, Seoul Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Seoul, Korea
      11 American Artists, 11 Korean Artists
Cultured Pearl, Seoul Art Center, Seoul, Korea 11 American Artists, 11 Korean Artists

1997

Insight - Four Chicago Artists, Tidbit Gallery, Portland, OR
Then and Now, Fassbender Gallery, Chicago, IL
Small Sculpture, Indiana University Art Gallery, Gary, IN
Art Chicago 97, Navy Pier, Fassbender, Chicago, IL

1998

Reality Bites: Approaches to Representation in American Sculpture, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
      Group Exhibit: Donald Judd, Hans Haacke, Jo Hormuth, Robert Gober,
      Joseph Kosuth, Claes Oldenburg, Charles Ray, Joe Scanlan, George Segal,
      Vincent Shine, Thomas Skomski.
The Book Transformed, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
Chicago Abstraction, Klein Art Works, Chicago, IL
Art Chicago 98, Navy Pier, Fassbender Gallery, Chicago, IL
Sculpture Today, Fassbender Gallery, Chicago, IL

1999

Art-in-Architecture Maquettes, Illinois State Museum, Chicago, IL
Post Minimalism, Fassbender Gallery, Chicago, IL (four person exhibit)
Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, IL (five person exhibit)

 

Awards, Grants and Commisions

1982

Arthur Baer Memorial Competition, Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, IL

1984

Full Merit Scholarship, School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL

1986

Illinois Arts Council Exhibition Grant

1986

Fellowship Competition Award, School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL

1989

Chicago Artists Abroad Grant

1989

Sculpture Chicago Art-In-Progress Symposium Award, Chicago, IL

1989

Design Award, State of Illinois Visitors Center Outdoor Sculpture, Springfield, IL

1989

Commission Award from City of Chicago 1/2% for Art for Harold Washington Memorial Library, Chicago, IL

1991

Commission Award from Illinois, 1/2% for Art, University of Illinois at Springfield, IL

1994

Illinois Arts Council Individual Artist Grant

1995

Commission Award from Illinois, 1/2% for Art, Illinois State University Science Building, Bloomington, IL

1998

Illinois Arts Council Project Completion Grant

1999

Research Assistance Grant, DePaul University

2004

Dupage County Courthouse Campus outdoor sculpture/installation, Wheaton, IL

2007

Chicago Transit Authority, Rockwell station, "Hidden Movers"

Bibliography

Reviews, One-Person Exhibits

Brunson, Jamie; San Francisco Chronicle, March 1988, Pascale de Sarthe Gallery, Los Angeles
Donahue, Marlena; Sculpture Magazine, March 1992, Pascal de Sarthe Gallery, Los Angeles
Melrod, George; Art in America, December 1992, Rosa Esman Gallery New York
Artner, Alan; Chicago Tribune, May 1995, Tough Gallery
Artner, Alan; Chicago Tribune, November 1997, Fassbender Gallery, Chicago
Camper, Fred; Chicago Reader, May 1998, Northern Illinois University Museum Gallery, Chicago
Krainak, Paul; Sculpture Magazine, November 1998, Fassbender Gallery, Chicago

Reviews, Group-Exhibits
(Reviews are listed in which the artist is singled out for critical mention).

Palmer, Laurie; New Art Examiner, May 1986, Rezac/Skomski, Feature Gallery, Chicago
Taylor, Sue; Chicago Sun-Times, January 1987, Space Probe, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago
McKracken, David; Chicago Tribune, June 1990, Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago
Bellos, Alexandria; The Riverfront Times, June 1993, Cross Examination, M.O.C.R.A. St. Louis
Bettendorf, Elizabeth; State Journal Register, May 1994, Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, St. Louis
Shepley, Carol Ferring; St. Louis Post-Dispatch, February 1994, Post-Minimalism and the Spiritual; Four Chicago Artists
Holg, Garrett; Chicago Sun-Times, March 1993, Sequence of Forms, Chicago Cultural Center and State of Illinois Art Gallery
Risberg, Debra; Dialogue Magazine; Peoria Center for Contemporary Art, November 1995
Camper, Fred; Chicago Reader, May 28, 1998, Reality Bites, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
Hawkins, Margaret; Chicago Sun-Times, May 1, 1998, Reality Bites, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

Catalog Essays, Interviews and Articles
(Essays treating a body of the artist's works)

Stodder, Carole; Profile: Thomas SkomskiChicago Artists Coalition Newsletter, 1983
Luecking, Stephen; essay, catalog of Sculpture in the CentrifugeEvanston Art Center, 1985
Luecking, Stephen; article, Recent Trends in Chicago SculptureNew Art Examiner, 1986
Mesmer, Sharon; article, Breaking Down BarriersChicago Life Magazine, 1986
Cameron, Dan; essay, catalog of Redefining the ObjectCleveland, 1988
Novakov, Anna; essay, catalog of one-person exhibit, Pascal de Sarthe Gallery, San Fransisco, 1988
Adrian, Dennis; catalog of Sculpture Chicago Symposium1989
Blinderman, Barry; essay, catalog of Biokinetic: Poetry Through Motion Illinois State University, Bloomington, IL, 1989
Cameron, Dan; essay, catalog of solo exhibitions, Seibu, Tokyo, Haku Gallery, Osaka, Japan, 1990
Kond, Yukio; essay, catalog of solo exhibitions, Seibu, Tokyo, Haku Gallery, Osaka, Japan, 1990
Kirshner, Judith; Interview, Journal of Contemporary Art, vol. 5, No. 2, 1992
McKracken,/Artner; essay, Portraits of Five Chicago Artists, Chicago Tribune, May, 1993
Donahue, Marlena; essay, catalog of solo-exhibition, South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, IN, 1996
Cassidy, Victor; essay, Thomas Skomski, Behind the Studio Door Chicago Artists News, 1996
Kirshner, Judith; essay, catalog of solo-exhibition, Northern Illinois University Museum Gallery, Chicago, IL 1998
Brunetti, John; essay, catalog of solo exhibition, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL, 1999

Gallery Representation

Pascal de Sarthe Fine Art
5620 Wilkinson Rd.
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
 
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