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THOMAS FRONTINI (b. 1967 Canada)

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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