THOMAS FRONTINI CV

EDUCATION

The Ohio State University, Masters of Fine Art, 1992

Cleveland Institute of Art , Bachelor of Fine Art, 1990

The Institute for Art and Restoration - Florence, Italy, 1989

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2020

Gibson Contemporary Gallery, New York

 

2019

Gama Gallery- Istanbul, Turkey

 

2016

Richard Levy Gallery- Albuquerque, New Mexico

Fischer Galleries- Jackson, Mississippi

 

2015

Jack Meier Gallery- Houston, Texas

Art Expo New York- New York

The William & Joseph Gallery- Santa Fe, New Mexico

 

2014

Gama Gallery- Istanbul, Turkey

William Busta Gallery (painting exhibition)- Cleveland, Ohio

The Gallery 4- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1305 Gallery- Cincinnati, Ohio

William Busta Gallery (sculpture exhibition)- Cleveland, Ohio

International Izmir Festival- Izmir, Turkey

Macao Arts Festival- Macao, China

 

2013

William Busta Gallery- Cleveland, Ohio

LAUNCH LA Gallery- Los Angeles

Gama Gallery- Istanbul, Turkey

 

2012 William Busta Gallery- Cleveland, Ohio

 

2007 Cat Street Gallery- Hong Kong

 

2006 Lawrence Asher Gallery- Los Angeles

 

2005 Convivium33 Gallery- Cleveland, Ohio

 

2004 Heights Arts- Cleveland, Ohio

 

1995 Space 700- New York

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2019

GX Gallery - London

 

2018

Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair- Istanbul, Turkey

CAN Triennial - Cleveland, OH

GX Gallery - London

"The Annual Midyear Juried Show" The Butler Institute of American Art - Youngstown, OH

Art New York (with Gama Gallery) - New York

Launch LA - Los Angeles

Art Ankara (with Gama Gallery) - Ankara, Turkey

Cat Street Gallery- Hong Kong

LA Art Show (with ArtAttendent) - Los Angeles

The Gallery 4 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

2017

"The Annual Midyear Juried Show" The Butler Institute of American Art - Youngstown, OH

"Birds of America: The Paintings of Larry Rivers and Others" 101 / Exhibit - Los Angeles

 Art Palm Springs (with Richard Levy Gallery) - Palm Springs, California

 

2016

Aqua Art Fair (Art Basel)- Miami

“Sweet 16” Coagula Gallery (curator: Andi Campognone)- Los Angeles

“Summer Selects“ MK Projects - Los Angeles

Launch LA - Los Angeles

Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair- Istanbul, Turkey

Singapore Art Fair (with Gama Gallery) - Singapore

New York Art Fair (with Gama Gallery)- New York

LA Art Show (with Gama Gallery)- Los Angeles

 

2015

New York Art Fair- New York

Chalk Farm Gallery- Santa Fe, New Mexico

The William & Joseph Gallery- Santa Fe, New Mexico

 

2014

Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair- Istanbul, Turkey

Beijing Art Fair- Beijing, China

Chalk Farm Gallery- Santa Fe, New Mexico

The William & Joseph Gallery- Santa Fe, New Mexico

Art Basel- Miami, Florida

World Wide Art LA- Los Angeles

 

2013

Jeffrey Leder Gallery- New York

"Earthward" Skylight Gallery (curator: David Gibson)- New York

"Open Show" Gallery 825 (curator: Charlie Manzo)- Los Angeles

La Grange National- La Grange, Georgia

Cat Street Gallery- Hong Kong

Marji Gallery- Santa Fe, New Mexico

 

2012

"The Quantum Effect" The Active Space (curator: David Gibson)- Brooklyn, New York

William Busta Gallery- Cleveland, Ohio

The Corner Gallery- New York

La Grange Art Museum- La Grange, Georgia

Cat Street Gallery- Hong Kong

Cross Gate Gallery - Lexington, Kentucky

 

2011

Cat Street Gallery- Hong Kong

Cross Gate Gallery- Lexington, Kentucky

 

2010

MOCA- Cleveland, Ohio

Cat Street Gallery- Hong Kong

Cross Gate Gallery- Lexington, Kentucky

Wall Gallery- Cleveland, Ohio

 

2008

Tatar Gallery- Toronto, Canada

Cat Street Gallery- Hong Kong

The Ohio State University- Columbus, Ohio

 

2007

Spaces Gallery- Cleveland, Ohio

"Side by Side" MOCA (curator: Anna Vejzovic Sharp) - Cleveland, Ohio

Cat Street Gallery- Hong Kong

Lawrence Asher Gallery- Los Angeles

Ballard Fetherston Gallery- Seattle, Washington

 

2006

Lawrence Asher Gallery- Los Angeles

Convivium 33 Gallery- Cleveland, Ohio

Ballard Fetherston Gallery- Seattle, Washington

 

2005

"8-Hour Drawings" Bowman Penelec Art Galleries : Allegheny College- Allegheny, Pennsylvania

"NEO + One" Murray Hill Galleries (curator: Ellen Rudolph)- Cleveland, Ohio

"Man and Beast" Emily Davis Gallery : University of Akron (curator: Mark Soppland)- Akron, Ohio

Lawrence Asher Gallery- Los Angeles

Palm Beach Community College- Lake Worth, Florida

ALL Gallery- New Haven, Connecticut

Convivium 33 Gallery- Cleveland, Ohio

Heights Arts- Cleveland Heights, Ohio

 

2004

Elevation Art Gallery- Cleveland, Ohio

"Pareidolia" Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (curator: Eleanor Antin)- Santa Ana, California

The Cleveland Foundation Art Gallery (curator: Joanne Cohen)- Cleveland, Ohio

"In America Now" Don O'Melveny Gallery (curator Peter Frank)- West Hollywood, California

"Modern Visionaries: Mind, Spirit, and the Imagination" Caladan Gallery- Beverly, Massachusetts

"It's a Wonderful Life: Psychodrama in Contemporary Painting" SPACES Gallery- Cleveland, Ohio

 

2000

James Graham & Sons Gallery- New York

 

1999

James Graham & Sons Gallery- New York

 

1998

James Graham & Sons Gallery- New York

 

1995

Space 700- New York

 

COLLECTIONS

 

Private Collection, Netherlands

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Ohio

Private Collection of Agnes Gund, New York

 

AWARDS

 

2005

Finalist - Pelham Art Center Alexander Rutsch Award and Exhibition for Painting

 

2004

Top Award: In America Now, group exhibition - Don O'Melveny Gallery, West Hollywood, CA (juror Peter Frank)

 

1992

Sara Jane Pyne Materials Grant - The Ohio State University

Harold and Bernice Louis Scholarship - The Ohio State University

 

1991

Jurors Award - Chattahoochee Valley Arts Museum

Honorable Mention in Painting - Bridgeport Area Arts Council

 

1990

Award of Excellence - Ohio Watercolor Society

Special Mention in Painting - Cleveland Museum of Art

Handmade Book Competition - Jessica R. Gund Memorial Library

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

Karen S. Chambers, "Two Different Views of Nature for Solway Gallery", Cincinnati.com, Feb 16 2014

Bursa Sonmezisik, "Paradise of the Future", Haber Toplam, Feb 08 2014

Jen Hitchings, "The Quantum Effect at The Active Space Brings a Touch of Mystery", Bushwick Daily, Jan 14 2013

Megan Koester, "William Wray and Thomas Frontini at LAUNCH Gallery", Fabrik, Mar 06 2013

D. Dominick Lombardi, "Earthward Bound", Huffington Post, Nov 11 2013

Joseph Clark, "Beasts of Burden : Welcome to Thomas Frontini's zoo", Cleveland Scene Magazine, Dec 19 2012

Dennis Knowles, "Interview", The Sound of Applause Arts Show PBS WVIZ TV, Jan 26 2006

Jesse Tinsley, "Art Lover Transforms Old Church into Gallery", Cleveland Plain Dealer, Jan 22 2006

Elenore Welles, "Review: Thomas Frontini at Lawrence Asher Gallery", ArtScene Vol. 25 No. 7, March 2006

Dan Tranberg, "Water, Water Everywhere" Plain Dealer, Jan14 2005

Judy Birke, "Closer Inspection", New Haven Register, Mar 12 2005

Peter Frank, "Calender * Picks of the Week", LA Weekly, Mar 15 2005

Rick Vocicka, "Inner Animal", The Bushtelite, Mar 22 2005

Akron University Press, May 07 2005

"Review: Man + Beast", Northern Ohio Live, May 08 2005

Amy Bracken Sparks, "The Crying Game", Angle: a journal of arts+ culture, October 2005

Lyz Bly, "Ironically Iconic", Cleveland FreeTimes, Dec 16 2005

Zachary Lewis, "Capsule reviews of current area art exhibitions", Cleveland Scene Magazine Dec 21 2005

"Two Page Spread", Direct Art Magazine Volume 11, Spring/Summer 2005

"Review : A Wonderful Show about Alienation at Spaces Gallery", The Plain Dealer, Mar 14 2004

Michael Gallucci, "When Dreams Die: A new exhibit laughs at everyday hopelessness", Cleveland Scene Magazine, Mar 25 2004

Lyz Bly, "Perchance to Dream: The art of dark imaginings at Spaces", Cleveland Free Times, Mar 31 2004

"Review: It's a Wonderful Life" Psychodrama in Contemporary Painting", Angle Magazine, Apr 18 2004

Amy Bracken Sparks, "Works of beauty and great skill illuminate universal questions", The Plain Dealer, June 18 2004

Joe Jancsurak, "Art for art's sake: alternative art and unusual themed exhibits contribute to success of 25-year-old, artist-run gallery", Art Business News, July 01 2004

Amy Bracken Sparks, Second Annual Literary Issue "Featured Artist", Angle: A Journal of Arts + Culture Vo.2 No.15, Jul/Aug 2004

Daniella Walsh, "Grand Illusion. The show 'Pareidolia,' featuring artworks composed of everyday objects, is humorous and profound.", Orange County Register, Sept 15 2004

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Adjunct Professor - Cleveland Institute of Art, 2005

Paper Conservation - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1992-97

GraduateTeaching Associate - The Ohio State University, 1991-1992

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