Thomas Lawson  (Scottish, 1951) 

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Thomas Lawson Biography
1951   Born, Glasgow, Scotland
1973   University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland
1975   University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
1979   Graduate Center, City University of New York, New York, NY
1982 - 1983   NEA, Artists Fellowship, Painting
1985 - 1986   1986-85 NEA, Artists Fellowship, Painting
1987   Art Matters, Inc, Project Grant
1989 - 1990   NEA, Artists Fellowship, Painting
1979 - 1991   both NEA, Visual Artists Forums and NYSCA Visual Arts Panel funded REAL LIFE Magazine annually
1997   Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio Center Residency, Lake Como
1999   Visual Art Projects, Artists Research Fellowship, Glasgow Visual Art Projects, Artists Research Fellowship, Glasgow
2002   Lewis Walpole Library Fellowship, Farmington, CT
2003   Ucross Foundation Residency, Wyoming
  Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA
Selected Exhibitions
2010   ON PTG: Michelle Grabner, Thomas Lawson, Carrie Moyer, Scott Reeder, Julius Cæsar, Chicago, IL
2009   The Pictures Generation: 1974 – 1984, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
2009   Thomas Lawson: 1977 – 1987, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angels, CA (solo)
2007   History/Painting, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2007   A Palindromic Life, South La Brea Gallery, Inglewood, CA
2007   Natural Geographic, Norma Desmond Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2007   Benefit Auction, MoCA, Los Angeles, CA
2006   Benifit Auction, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA
2005   The Empire Strikes Back, ATM, New York, NY
2004   The Undiscovered Country, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2004   Suburban, Chicago, IL (solo)
2001   Sleeper, Edinburgh, Scotland (solo)
2000   Chairs, Patios and Faces, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2000   The Empire Strikes Back, ATM, New York, NY
2000   Exurbia, Gallery Luisotti, Los Angeles, CA
1998   Project Wall, Rosamund Felsen, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1997   Pacaembu, Laboratoire, Sao Paulo, Brazil
1996   Benefit Auction, Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA
1995   Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, England (solo)
1995   Occupato, Burnett Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1994   Painting in the British Arts Council Collection, Chapter Arts, Cardiff, UK, and elsewhere American Fine Arts, New York, NY
1993   Monumental Propaganda, ICI, New York, NY, Moscow, Russia, and elsewhere
1993   The Categories of Robert Smithson, Name Gallery, Chicago, IL
1993   Sylvie Ferre, Lyon, France (solo)
1992   Sylvie Ferre, Lyon, France (solo)
1992   Unfair, Tanja Grunert Galerie, Koln, Germany
1992   American Fine Arts, New York, NY
1992   FAR Bazaar, Old Federal Reserve Building, Los Angeles, CA
1991   El Sueno Imperativo, Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain
1990   A New Necessity, First Tyne International, National Garden Festival, Tyneside, UK
1990   Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, England (solo)
1990   Third Eye Centre, Glasgow, Scotland (solo)
1990   Battersea Arts Centre, London, England (solo)
1989   Metro Pictures, New York, NY (solo)
1989   T.O.O. Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (solo)
1989   A Forest of Signs, MoCA, Los Angeles, CA
1989   Art Of Renewal, Orchard Gallery, Derry, Northern Ireland
1988   Group Show, Public Art Fund, City Hall Park, NY
1988   Frontier Production, Critical Art Ensemble, Tallahassee, FL
1988   Kuhlenschmidt/Simon, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1987   The Party's Over, Metro Pictures, New York, NY (solo)
1987   Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, England (solo)
1987   La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA (solo)
1987   Art Against AIDS, citywide exhibition, New York, NY
1987   Working in Brooklyn: Painting, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
1986   Correspondence, Laforet Museum, Tokyo, Japan
1986   Rooted Rhetoric, Academia di Belli Arti, Napoli, Italy
1986   The Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
1986   Por Encima del Bloqueo, Il Bienal de la Habana, Centro Wilfredo Lam, Havana, Cuba
1986   Civic Virtues, City University Graduate Center Mall, New York, NY (solo)
1985   Metro Pictures, New York, NY (solo)
1985   Americana, a Group Material project at the Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum, New York, NY
1985   Anniotanta, Galeria Communale d'Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy
1985   The Public Art Show, Nexus Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1984   The Heroic Figure; thirteen artists from the US, Museum de Arte Moderne, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Santiago, Spain and Caracas, Venezuela
1984   New York Now, Nordjullands Kunstmuseum, Denmark
1984   Artists Call: Against US Intervention in Central America, city-wide exhibition, New York, NY
1984   A Decade of New Art, Artists Space, New York, NY
1984   The Heroic Figure, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
1984   Drawings: After Photography, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, OH
1984   Contemporary Perspectives 1984, Center Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
1984   OR Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (solo)
1984   Christminster Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1983   Metro Pictures, New York, NY (solo)
1983   Richard Kuhlenschmidt Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1983   La Forma e l'Inform, Galeria d'Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy
1982   Metro Pictures, New York, NY (solo)
1982   Painting, Metro Pictures, New York, NY
1982   The Human Figure, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
1982   Art and the Media, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1982   New Figuration in America, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
1982   Image Scavengers, ICA, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
1981   Figuring, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY
1981   On Location, Texas Gallery, Houston, TX
1981   Metro Pictures, New York, NY (solo)
1980   Mercer Union Gallery, Toronto, Canada (solo)
1980   Nuova Immagine, Palazzo del Triennale, Milan, Italy
1980   Illustration & Allegory, Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York, NY
1979   Nuova Immagine, Palazzo del Triennale, Milan, Italy
1979   Illustration & Allegory, Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York, NY
1977   In Camera, Artists Space, New York, NY (solo)