THOMAS WOOD


Born in 1951 in eastern Washington, Wood began college as a student of chemistry before studying fine art, completing his degree at Fairhaven College. In 1976 he purchased a Hunter Penrose etching press and since then has lived and worked in Bellingham, Washington. In 2000 he was a visiting instructor at Il Bisonte School of Graphic Arts in Florence, Italy, and returned there in 2006 with a group of Pacific Northwest he had organized for a special cultural exchange. The artist has also been invited to speak or conduct workshops through such organizations as The Whatcom Museum, Gage Academy and North Cascades Institute.

EDUCATION
1980  B.A., Fairhaven College, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
1974  Cornish Institute, Seattle, WA
1970-72  Washington State University, Pullman, WA

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015 Recent Prints and Paintings, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
2014 Under the Inspiration Tree, Lucia Douglas Gallery, Bellingham, WA
2013 Northwest Land, Sea, and Sky, Lisa Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA
2012 Thomas Wood : A Print Retrospective, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
2012 Thomas Wood: Intaglio Prints 1998–2012, Lisa Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA
2012 Myth and Metaphor: Intaglio Prints of Thoams Wood, Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2010 Northwest Landscapes, Lisa Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA
2010 Boulevard Park Studies and New Work, Lucia Douglas Gallery, Bellingham, WA
2009 Cypress Island to Harts Pass, Lisa Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA
2009 Installation of Mural for the Porch, Boulevard Park, Bellingham, WA
2008 Thomas Wood - Prints - Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
2007 Venezia, Paintings, Prfints, and Glass, Lisa Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA
2006 New Prints and Paintings, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
2006 Recent Allegorical Paintings, Lisa Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA
2005 Northwest Landscapes, Lisa Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA
2004 Paintings, Monotypes and Prints, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
2004 Harvest: Paintings and Prints, Lisa Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA
2003 New Paintings and Prints, Lisa Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA
2002 Recent Prints and Paintings, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
2002 Thomas Wood - Prints, B. Beamesderfer Gallery, Highland Park, New Jersey
2002 Night Paintings and Other Works, Lisa Harris Gallery, Seattle, Washington
2001 Paintings and Prints, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
2000 Etchings, IL Bisonte Gallery, Florence, Italy
1999 New Work, Lisa Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA
1999 Thomas Wood: 25 Years of Printmaking, Museum of Northwest Art, LaConner, WA
1998 25 Years of Printmaking, Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, WA
1998 New Pastels and Oils, Lisa Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA
1998 Paintings and Prints, Lucia Douglas Gallery, Bellingham, WA
1997 New Prints, Quartersaw Gallery, Portland, OR
1996 Prints and Paintings, B. Beamesderfer Gallery, Highland Park, NJ
1996 Recent Pastels, Oils and Etchings, Lisa Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA
1996 New Etchings and Monoprints, Quartersaw Gallery, Portland, OR
1995 Recent Work, Lisa Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA
1994 Oil Paintings from Holland, Lucia Douglas Gallery, Bellingham, WA
1994 New Work, Lisa Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA
1994 Monotypes and Drawings, Fine Impressions Gallery, Seattle, WA
1993 Etchings, Vermeer Gallery, Nantes, France
1993 Etchings, B. Beamesderfer Gallery, Highland Park, NJ
1992 Pastels, Oils, and Prints, Lisa Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 Winter Group Exhibition, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
2015 Boston Printmakers 2015 Print Biennial, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
2014 Ink This! Contemporary Print Arts in the Northwest, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
2014 Summer School: Recognizing Teaching Artists, Lisa Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA
2012 Loenardo Sciascia Prize d'Estampes, Fondazione Federica Galli, Milan, Venues in Palermo, Formello, Fabriano, Florence and Venice, Italy
2011 A Paper Trail – Prints from the Collection, Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, WA
2011 Fate of the Forest, Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, WA
2011 Prints USA, 2011, Award, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO
2009 Boston Printmakers North American Print Biennial, Award, Boston University, Boston, MA
2009 83rd Annual International Print Competition, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA
2009 John Cole - Estate Paintings and Artists in His Circle, Lisa Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA
2008 Thomas Wood – Prints, Winsor Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2006 - Across the Water, Pacific Northwest Printmakers, Fondazione II Bisonte, Florence, Italy
2006 Ten Expressions of the Night Sky, Lucia Douglas Gallery, Bellingham, WA
2005 - 58th National Open Print Exhibition, Hutton award - American Color Print Society, Cheltenham Art Center, PA
2005 Pacific Northwest Printmakers in Florence, Lucia Douglas Gallery, Bellingham, WA
2003 - Cornish College Alumni Exhibition, WA State Convention & Trade Center, Seattle, WA
2001 75th Annual International Competition: Printmaking, The Print Center, The Jacqueline and Jay Zemel Purchase Award, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2000 Northwest Portraiture, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA
2000 Northwest Printmaking, Davidson Gallery, Seattle, WA
1999 From Here to the Horizon: Artists of the Rural Landscape, Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, WA
1997 Boston Printmakers Member's Show, Boston, MA
1997 Northwest Print Council Show, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA
1997 Beyond Seattle, Artspace Gallery, Seattle, WA
1996 A Collective Endeavor: Art Fair/Seattle 1992 to 1995, Seafirst Gallery, Seattle, WA
1995 Alumni Exhibition, Cornish Institute of Art, Seattle, WA
1995 New Paintings - Joseph Goldberg and Thomas Wood, Lucia Douglas Gallery, Bellingham WA
1994 Stone and Press Galleries, New Orleans, LA
1994 Languages of Landscape, Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Olympia, WA
1988 40th North American Print Exhibition, Brockton Art Museum, Brockton, MA
1987 39th North American Print Exhibition, Danforth Museum of Art, Framington, MA
1987 Landscapes - Thomas Wood, Susan Bennerstrom, John Cole, Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, WA


SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Ackerley Communications, Inc., Seattle, WA
Archille Bertarelli Collection of Prints, Castello Sforzesco, Milan, Italy
Bellevue Club Hotel, Bellevue, WA
Bonneville Power Administration, City of Portland, OR
IL Bisonte School of Graphic Arts, Florence, Italy
Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA
Museum of Northwest Art, LaConner, WA
New York Public Library, New York, NY
Northwest Building Corporation abd Laird Norton Corporation, Seattle, WA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers, Bellingham, WA
Service Graphics, Indianapolis, IN
Sara Lee Corporation, Chicago, IL
Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Bellingham, WA
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Washington Trust Bank, Seattle, WA
Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, WA
Westin Hotel, Seattle, WA


BIBLIOGRAPHY
Thomas Wood: Intaglio Prints 1998–2012, Exhibition Catalog, Bellingham: Tadpole Press, 2012
100 Artists of the West Coast II, Tina Skinner, Schiffer Publishing, 2009
Il Bisonte sono io -- Due Mostre Per Ricordare Maria Luigia Guaita E 50 Anni Del Bisonte, published by Galleria Il Bisonte, Florence, 2009
Howard Junker, ZYZZYVA, Spring 2007, XXIII, 1, p.130 (illustration)
Bonnie Gangelhoff, “Beauty and Truth,” Southwest Art , March, pp. 100-103
John Witte, “Thomas Wood Ten Prints,” Northwest Review, Volume 40, Number 2, 2002 pp. 67-76
Kitty Harmon, The Pacific Northwest Landscape: A Painted History, Sasquatch Books, 2001, p.119
Fiona Cohen, “Artist finds kindred spirits at Italian school”, The Bellingham Herald, May 1, 2000 (illustrated)
Gianni Caverni, “Le inquietanti creature di Wood," il Cerriere de Firenze, April 15, 2000 (illustrated)
Pino Di Blasio, “Il mondo mitologico di Thomas Wood”, La Nazione, April 7, 2000
“Thomas Wood al Bisonte,”Cartellone, April 7, 2000 (illustrated)
Regina Hackett, “Bellingham artist’s exhibits display his diversity”, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, May 22, 1999 (illustrated)
Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Thomas Wood 25 Years of Printmaking, catalog, 1998
Lois Allan, Contemporary Printmaking in the Northwest, Sidney: Craftsmen House, 1997
Lois Allan, Artweek, review, April 1997 (illustrated)
Tom McTaggart, “The Power of Light”, Seattle Weekly, March 8, 1995 (illustrated)
Matther Kangas, Seattle Times, review, February 3, 1994
Eileen Watkin, “Printmaker cross-breeds species to poke fun at human race”, New Jersey Star-Ledger, May 2, 1993 (Illustrated)
Lee Goss, Journal of the Print World, review, Fall, 1991 (illustrated)