Thomas Woodruff  (American, 1957) 


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Thomas Woodruff Biography
  Born in New Rochelle, NY, 1957
  MFA, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, 1994
  BFA, Cooper Union, New York, NY, 1979
  Awarded Willard Cummings Memorial Prize, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME, 1978
  Chairman, Illustration and Cartooning Department, The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, 2000-Present
  The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, Thesis Workshop Director, MFA Media Arts Department, 1988-Present
  Bard College, MFA Program, Milton Avery Art Center, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, 1994
  Undergraduate Painting and Drawings Instructor, The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, 1983-1987
Selected Exhibitions
2010   Freak Parade, Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (solo)
2009   Freak Parade, Selby Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida (solo)
2008   Solar System (The Turning Heads), P•P•O•W, New York, NY (solo)
2008   Freak Parade, Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI, Indianapolis, Indiana (solo)
2008   Bomb Scare, Headquarters Studio, New York, NY
2007   Freak Parade, University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach California (solo)
2006   Freak Parade, University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois (solo)
2006   High Drama: Eugene Berman and the Legacy of the Melancholic Sublime, Long Beach Museum, Long Beach, California
2005   Idols of Perversity, Bellwether, New York, New York
2005   Then as Now, Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes University, PA
2004   21, P.P.O.W, New York, NY
2004   6th Annual Realism Invitational, Karen Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004   Birdspace: A Post-Audubon Artists Aviary
2003   The Burbs, DFN Gallery, New York, NY. Curated by Rick Davidman, Peter Drake and John Nickle
2003   Look Up! Contemplating the Skies, New York Academy of Sciences, New York, N.Y. Curated by Thomas Woodruff
2002   Nocturnal Missions, Marguerite Ostreicher Fine Arts, LA (solo)
2001   Designing Salome, Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI (solo)
2001   Self-Made Men, DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY
2000   Apple Cannon, The Contemporary Museum Honolulu, HI (solo)
1999   All Systems GO: Mission Poesy, P.P.O.W. New York, NY (solo)
1999   All Systems Go: Mission Anemone, Debs & Co. New York, NY (solo)
1999   Requiem, Nexus Contemporary Art Center Atlanta, GA
1999   Eye on America, Norman Rockwell Museum Stockbridge, MA
1999   Vanitas: Reflections of conceit & desire, Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College Atlanta, GA
1999   Wildflowers, Katonah Museum of Art Katonah, NY
1999   Feast for the Eyes: Contemporary Still Lifes, Museum of Art and Science Melbourne, FL
1999   Bodies of Resistance, Real Art Ways Hartford, CT
1998   Remembering Beauty: The Seductive and Nostalgic Nature of American Landscape, South Bend Regional Museum of Art South Bend, IN
1998   Wishful Thinking, James Graham & Sons New York, NY
1998   Divining Nature, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art Winston-Salem, NC
1998   Animal Tales: Contemporary Bestiary and Animal Painting, Whitney Museum of American Art Champion, Stamford, CT
1998   My Wild Life, Marguerite Oestreicher Fine Arts New Orleans, LA (solo)
1997   Nosegays and Knuckle Sandwiches, The Atlanta College of Art Atlanta, GA (solo)
1997   Apple Canon, P.P.O.W. New York, NY (solo)
1997   In Memory of Pleasure, The John Michael Kohler Arts Center Sheboygan, WI
1997   Debs & Co. New York, NY
1997   Devotional Rescue: The Paintings of Laurie Hogin, Fred Stonehouse and Thomas Woodruff, The Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati, OH
1997   Art and Provocation: Images from Rebels, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art Boulder, CO
1996   Anuual Summer Watercolor Exhibition, P.P.O.W. New York, NY
1996   Screen Memories, K & E Gallery New York, NY
1996   Anima Mundi, James Graham & Sons New York, NY
1996   Menu du Jour, Silverstein Project Space New York, NY
1996   New Traditionalists, curated by Maria Porges, University of Oregon Museum of Art Eugene, OR
1996   Birds!, Thomas Barry Fine Arts Minneapolis, MN
1996   Wheel of Fortune, Artists Interpret The Tarot, curated by Amy Lipton, Lombard/Freid, New York, NY
1995   Terrestrial Bodies, curated by Christopher Sweet, Zoller Gallery, Pennsylvania State University University Park, PA
1995   Wheel of Fortune: Artists Interpret the Tarot, curated by Amy Lipton, Lombard/Freid Fine Arts New York, NY
1995   The Secret Charts, P.P.O.W. New York, NY (solo)
1995   Greenville County Museum of Art Greenville, SC
1994   Jan Baum Gallery Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1994   Fallen Idylls: American Figurative Painting, curated by P.P.O.W. and Christopher Sweet, Art Miami '94 Miami, FL
1994   American Art Today '94, Florida International University Miami, FL
1994   Babies and Bambies, Arti et Amicitae Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1994   Arabesque, P.P.O.W. New York, NY
1994   Truth Be Told: It's All About Love, Lennon, Weinburg, Inc. New York, NY
1994   Don't Leave Me This Way: Art in the Age of AIDS, National Gallery of Australia Canberra, Australia
1994   Intimate Observations, curated by Jennifer Gross, The Baxter Gallery, Maine College of Art Portland, ME
1992 - 1994   From Media to Metaphor: Art About AIDS (Traveling exhibition), Musee d' Art Contemporain de Montreal Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1993   Beyond Loss: Art in the Era of AIDA, Washington Project for the Arts Washington, D.C.
1993   Eye Tattooed America, curated by D.E. Hardy, Ann Nathan Gallery/Objects Chicago, IL
1993   , Stiebel Modern New York, NY
1993   The Anxious Salon, MIT List Visual Arts Center Cambridge, MA
1993   Urgent Nostalgia, COCA Seattle, WA
1993   The QUESTION MARK GIRL - 'She Looks Towards the Future' {The Ethnic Variations}, P.P.O.W. New York, NY (solo)
1992 - 1993   The Language of Flowers, Paul Kasmin Gallery New York, NY
1992   Mind and Beast: Contemporary Artists and the Animal Kingdom, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau WI
1992   Romance and Irony in Recent American Art, The Parrish Art Museum Southhampton, NY
1992   Good Work, The Cooper Union Alumni Relations Department Cooper Union, New York, NY
1992   Tattoo Collection, Urbi Et Orbi Paris, France
1992   Andrea Rosen New York, NY
1992   In a Vivid Array, The Saint Louis Art Museum Saint Louis, MO (solo)
1992   After Flash, Parker/Mark Gallery Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1991   Loon Ballade, Queens Museum Queens, NY (solo)
1991   Chromatic Aberration, P.P.O.W. New York, NY
1991   Personal Mythologies, Marc Richards Gallery Los Angeles, CA
1991   Still Lifes, Jon Oulman Gallery Minneapolis, MI
1990   NATURE/nature, Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL
1990   To My Valentine, Jon Oulman Gallery Minneapolis, MI
1990   Paul Benney/Thomas Woodruff, The Alpha Gallery Boston, MA
1990   White Columns New York, NY
1989   Landscape, Betsy Rosenfield Gallery Chicago, IL
1989   Landscape Constructions, Richard Green Gallery Los Angeles, CA
1989   Evening Skies: Artists' Interpretation of the Cosmos, The Noyes Museum Oceanville, NJ
1989   Romance & Irony in Recent American Art, Art Gallery of Western Australia Perth, Australia
1989   Update '89, White Columns New York, NY
1989   Objects on the Edge-Contemporary Still Life, Rosa Esman Gallery New York, NY
1989   Rosabelle, Believe, P.P.O.W. New York, NY (solo)
1989   The Spectre of the Rose, White Columns New York, NY (solo)
1989   Hold Still, Braunstein/Quay Gallery San Francisco, CA (solo)
1989   Betsy Rosenfield Gallery Chicago, IL (solo)
1988   The $1,000 Show, John Davis Gallery New York, NY
1988   Art for Your Collection, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design Providence, RI
1987   Fire, Alexander Wood Gallery New York, NY
1987   Unreal: Conceptual Realism, Alexander Wood Gallery New York, NY
1987   SCIENCE FAIR: A cycle of sixty paintings, Alexander Wood Gallery New York, NY (solo)
1987   TWELVE MONTHS: Nudes with objects and words, 56 Bleecker Gallery, Ltd. New York, NY (solo)
1986   Oneric, Semaphore Gallery New York, NY
1986   Drawn and Quartered, White Columns New York, NY
1985   Tension, Taghinia-Milani Gallery New York, NY
1985   Works on Paper, Semaphore Gallery New York, NY
1985   True to Life Dramas, Taghinia-Milani Gallery New York, NY (solo)
1982   New Drawing In America, The Drawing Center New York, NY
1981   Selections 14, The Drawing Center New York, NY
1981   100 Square Feet, Public Illuminations Gallery New York, NY
1979   One Twelve Workshop, New York, NY
1979   Houghton Gallery New York, NY