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Jason Tomme is a multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in NYC. Notions relating to “Location and Nature” are starting points for drawings, paintings, sculptures, and photographs. The description “Location and Nature” serves as both literal and philosophical inquiry into the “Hilarities of Existence” resulting in varied subjects, ranging from his home states of Nevada and Idaho to the stilted, congested, but fascinating ecology of ficitonal potted plants that mirror the cosmopolitan and diasporic environment of NYC. His work has been shown in numerous group and solo shows including the Chinati Foundation Artist in Residency, Las Vegas Art Museum, Mary Boone Gallery, Socrates Sculpture Park, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, Theodore:Art, and Fernwey Gallery.

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Jason Tomme

Born in Las Vegas, NV 1978

Lives and works in New York City

 

Education

 

2004 MFA, Yale University

2002 BFA, University of Nevada Las Vegas

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2016    Cashmere Yer, Fernwey Gallery, Chicago IL

2014    In a Desert_On an Island_In a Room, Theodore:Art, NYC

2010    Paper Lead Poem, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, NYC

2008    Chinati Foundation Artist in Residence , Locker Plant, Marfa, TX

2006    Look Into the Crystals, BUIA Gallery, New York, NY

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Two Person Exhibitions     

 

2009    Jason Tomme, Jonathan Callan, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, NYC

 

Group Exhibitions

 

2016     Romeo: Inaugural Exhibition, Romeo, NYC.

                 3 AM Eternal, 3901 Main St, Dallas, TX. Curated by Suzanne Weaver, Nicklass Stewart,

                 David Quadrini.  

2015     Oceans 11, Curated by Billy Sullivan, Ille Arts, Amagansett, NY.

                 Inside the Episode, Curated by Jack Pierson, Launch F18, NYC.

                 Salon Zurcher w/Theodore Art, Zurcher Gallery, NYC.

2014     The Morning After, Curated by Chason Matthams, Tyler Wood Gallery, San Francisco,   

                 CA.

2012     All in All, Ruth Phaneuf Fine Arts, LIC Queens, NY.

                 Final Frontier curated by Matt Jones, 340 Morgan, Brooklyn, NY.

                 Group Show, Budapest Art Fair, curated by Jean-Michel Ross.

2011     Against The Way Things Go, Curated by Andrea Hill, Gaser/Grunert Gallery, NYC.

                 Vista, Socrates Sculpture Park, Curated by Alyson Baker, Queens, NY.

2010     Shape Language, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, NYC.

                 Irrelevant: Local Emerging Asian Artists who Don't make Work About Being Asian

                 Arario Gallery, NYC.

2009    Art Basel, Miami, Nicole Klagsbrun, December.

                 Open House, Curated by Nancy Barton and Michael Cohen,          

                 Strauss Institute, NYC.            

                 Objection Affection, Presented by BOFFO, One Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn NY.

                 20 Years, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, NYC.

 

2008    View 14: Hooking Up, Curated by Klaus Kertess, Mary Boone Gallery, NYC.

2007    Diaspora, The Emergence of Contemporary Art from the Neon Homeland, Curated           

                 by Dave Hickey Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas and 2008 travels to The Laguna    

                 Art Museum, Laguna beach, CA.     

                Horizon, curated by David Humphrey, EFA gallery, New York, NY.

2006     Breezer, BUIA Gallery, New York, NY.

2005     In the Ring, BUIA Gallery , New York, NY.

2004     Protuberance(s), BUIA Gallery , New York, NY.

                  MFA Thesis Exhibition: Jason Tomme: Plus One Minus One, Yale University,

                  New Haven CT.

                  Cross Town Traffic, Eli Whitney House, New Haven, CT.

2001     Special, Contemporary Arts Collective, Las Vegas, NV.

2000     Hypergraphic, Grant Gallery, Las Vegas, NV.

 

 Press

 

2014    “Adam Putnam and Jason Tomme  Will Splinter Your Mind”, Village Voice Oct. 2014.

                “It’s good to be lonely: Jason Tomme at Theodore Art”, Sept. 2014, Two Coats of Paint.

2011    “Jason Tomme”, Minchki Blogspot,

                http://minchki.blogspot.com/2011/08/artist-jason-tomme.html.

                “Socrates Summer Exhibition”, Boromag,

                http://boromag.com/arts/socrates%E2%80%99s-summer-exhibition-2011/

2010    "Seven Artists of the Week" Chicago Art Review, www.chicagoartreview.com, Sept.

                "Tomme In the Room" Picks and Reviews, Art Slant, www.artslant.com, Fall 2010.

                "Photo Abstractions", Haber Art Reviews, Fall 2010.  

                 Review of "Shape Language", New Yorker, July 26, 2010.

                 “Beyond Hello Kitty..” Hyperallergic, http://hyperallergic.com/7958/asian-arario-gallery/.

                 “September 2010 Artists” Interview Magazine,      

                 http://www.interviewmagazine.com/art/september-2010-artists#_.

                 Jason Tomme @ Nicole Klagsbrun, Artnews

                 http://www.artnews.org/nicoleklagsbrun/?exi=23973&Nicole_Klagsbrun&Jason_Tomme.

2009      "Grids, Daubs, and Burns", John Haber, www.haberarts.com/kassay.htm.

                  "Jonathan Callan, Jason Tomme, Mika Rottenberg" PAPERMAG ARTS, Mary     

                  Logan Barmeyer, Jan 22, 2009.

2008      "Fourteen/Hooking Up at Mary Boone Gallery”, Art Fag City, Oct 28 2008.

                  "Chinati Foundation Newsletter volume 13". page 72-73.

                   "Chinati Visiting Artist", "Big Bend Sentinel" pages 1 & 6, June 19, 2008.

                    "Sin City Slickers", Art in America, Swenson, Kirsten, page 63-67 (photo),

                     Feb 2008.

2007      Knight, Christopher "Embracing and Refining Las Vegas Gaudy",

                   Los Angeles Times, Page E1, Tuesday November 20, 2007.

                   “Las Vegas Diaspora”, Art Daily ,

                   http://artdaily.com/news/22758/Las-Vegas-Diaspora--.

                   The-Emergence-of-Contemporary-Art-from-the-Neon-Homeland#.VMf7AIrF_HN

                   “Hickey Does Vegas”, Two Coats of Paint.

                   http://www.artslantstreet.com/articles/show/18783.

2006        "Editors' Picks," Artinfo.com, New York, NY, January, 2006.

2004         Finch, Charlie "Christmas Shopping." Artnet.com, New York, NY Dec. 21, 2004.

 

 

Books, Catalogues, and Publications

 

Groundskeeper: Fuk Prefab ll, By Jason Tomme, 250 pg. Contributing essay by Nasi Lemak.

Chinati Foundation Newsletter, Volume 18, 2013, Photos and Essay: Robert Irwin at the Whitney Museum.

Exhibition Catalog: Objection Affection, Presented by BOFFO, 2009.

The Highlights: Essay: The Voodoo of Robert Irwin, June 2009.

Chinati Foundation Newsletter, Volume 13, 2009, pg 72-74.

Exhibition Catalog:  Diaspora, The Emergence of Contemporary Art from the Neon Homeland, Essay by Dave Hickey, 2007.