About the Artist

Artist BiographyThom Wright  

My art interest initially centered in abstract landscape and figurative painting, influenced both by 20th century European modernists and American expressionist painters.  My subject matter moved toward contemporary issues, including technology, geopolitics, and impacts of climate change. My abstract expressionist painting style also migrated towards inclusion of industrial materials, found objects and mixed media, which reflect influences of my technical background.  These issues and processes continue in my art work. My art education has many sources throughout my 45 years making art. After retiring from my first career in aerospace engineering, I reentered art schools full time, earning an MFA in Drawing and Painting from Cal State University Long Beach.

Thom Wright – Artist Resume

Selected Exhibitions (*Solo Shows)

2019    ORANGE COUNTY FAIR 2019, Fine Arts, Painting and Mixed Media

2018    ART VENTURE 2018, Juried show of all-media fine art, sponsored by the Costa Mesa Art League, and presented at the Segerstrom Center for Performing Arts in Costa Mesa, CA.

            INSPIRED 2018, Juried show of all-media fine art from the members of the Artist Council of the Huntington Beach Art Center, director Kate Hoffman, Huntington Beach, CA.

2017    INSPIRED 2017, Juried show of all-media fine art from the members of the Artist Council of the Huntington Beach Art Center, director Kate Hoffman, Huntington Beach, CA.

            NATURE PREVAILS, Juried show from members of Southern California Artists, Inc., curated by gallery owner, Mark Chamberlain, at BC Space Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA.

2016    MUSIC, Juried show of fine art from the members of the Artist Council of the Huntington Beach Art Center, director Kate Hoffman, Huntington Beach, CA.

            ART START, Juried all-media show of California artists, Carolyn Yarnell, Director of Exhibitions, at Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA), Santa Ana, CA.

2015 LAAA Annual Open, Juried all-media show of the Los Angeles Art Association, Los Angeles, CA.

Art Related Experience

2016    Juror for the Sunset Beach Annual Art Festival, Sunset Beach, CA.

2015    Juror for the Sunset Beach Annual Art Festival, Sunset Beach, CA.

2014-15 Programs Chairperson, Artists Council of the HB Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA.

            Juror for the First Inaugural Art Exhibition, of the Artists Council of the Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, C

Art Related Experience

2016    Juror for the Sunset Beach Annual Art Festival, Sunset Beach, CA.

2015    Juror for the Sunset Beach Annual Art Festival, Sunset Beach, CA.

2014-15 Programs Chairperson, Artists Council of the HB Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA.

            Juror for the First Inaugural Art Exhibition, of the Artists Council of the Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, C

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