“Thomas Swanston’s current body of paintings reminds us that the overarching theme of migration carries a multitude of connotations; most notably, migration speaks to the mystical movement through space and time, from one location to another then, with an ultimate return Home. The recurring pattern of Sandhill crane migrations speaks to us of nature’s ability to hold both as true: rhythmically change and a remaining consistency, throughout the seasons. To the end, such is the human life. Like migratory cranes, physical and spiritual travelers alike explore new & familiar places, to return to the one singular locale that they call “Home.” In their seasonal Migration and in their triumphant return from near extinction back into the cycle of life, Sandhill cranes uniquely notify the viewer that all journeys have a purpose and an end, no matter how long they might be or how far away from home they take us.” Thomas Swanston’s studio practice connects passion with purpose.

STUDIES
1980
MFA, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

1978
BA, Hobart College, Geneva, NY
London Studies New York Studio School, New York, NY

SELECT SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013 Bill Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2011 Flanders Gallery, Raleigh, NC
2010 Bill Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
-- Flanders Gallery - Umstead, Raleigh, NC
2008 Lowe Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2007 The Bill Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2005 Lowe Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
-- The Studio, Middleburg, VA
2002 Horizon Gallery Santa Fe, NM
2000 Barkin Leeds Ltd Atlanta, GA
1997 Lowe Gallery Atlanta, GA
-- Gomez Gallery Baltimore, MD
1993 M-13 New York, NY
-- Municipal Gallery Atlanta, GA

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2011 Soren Christensen, New Orleans, LA
-- Fellowship Gallery, Fairhope, AL
2010 Soren Christensen, New Orleans, LA
2009 Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
-- The George Segal Gallery, Montclair, NJ
2008 Lyon and Lyon Fine Art, New Orleans, LA
2007 Audubon Artists, New York City, NY
2006 Studio Swan, "A Select Group", Atlanta, GA
-- Studio Swan, "Gail Foster and Tom Swanston: New Work", Atlanta, GA
2005 Soho Myriad, Atlanta, GA
-- 707 Contemporary, Sante Fe, NM
-- Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2004 Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2003 Studio Eleven Lexington, VA
-- The Studio Middleburg, VA
-- Sun Trust Plaza Atlanta, GA
2000 Handsel Gallery Santa Fe, NM
-- Lenox, Atlanta, GA
1999 Twinhouse Gallery Atlanta, GA
-- City Gallery East Atlanta, GA
1998 Holter Museum of Art Helena, MT
-- Alexandria Museum Alexandria, LA
-- Georgia State University, Art & Design Atlanta, GA
1996 Muscarelle Museum of Art Williamsburg, VA
1995 Stanback Museum Columbia, SC
-- McIntosh Gallery Atlanta, GA
-- Gibbes Museum Charleston, SC
-- City Gallery East Atlanta, GA
1994 Haggin Museum Stockton, CA
-- Spazi Contemporary Arts Center Housatonic, MA
1993 Hastings Seed Building Atlanta, GA
-- Fay Gold Gallery Atlanta, GA
-- Galerie Mesa Mesa, AZ
-- Columbia College Columbia, MO
1992 Fay Gold Gallery Atlanta, GA
-- Sheppard College Sheppardstown, WV
-- University of Richmond Richmond, VA
-- SW Texas State University San Marcos, TX
-- Museum Without Walls, Bemus, NY
1991 The Lowe Gallery Atlanta, GA
-- Exhibit ‘A’ Gallery Atlanta, GA
-- King Plow Arts Center Atlanta, GA
1990 The Lowe Gallery Atlanta, GA
-- Parsons School of Design New York, NY
1988 Urban Institute for Contemporary Art Grand Rapids, MI

SELECT PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Alembik, Fine and Callner, Atlanta, GA
Almaty Esentai Park, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Alston Bird Atlanta, GA Alston Bird, Atlanta, GA
Atlantis III Grand, Paradise Island, Bahamas
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
Childress Klein Properties, Atlanta, GA
DLA Piper, Atlanta, GA
Drew, Eckill & Farnham, Atlanta, GA
Epstein, Becker & Green, Boston, MA
Ethan Allen International, Danbury, CT
Fannie Mae, Atlanta, GA
Fleishman-Hillard, Atlanta, GA
Four Seasons , Palo Alto, CA
Four Seasons , Jackson Hole, WY
Four Seasons, Marrakech, Morocco
Frito-Lay, Atlanta, GA
GE E-Commerce, Atlanta, GA
Goizueta School of Business, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Grady Hospital,9A, Atlanta, GA
Hartsfield International Airport, Atlanta, GA
Hilton, Atlanta, GA
Hyatt Regency, Richmond, VA
IDI, Atlanta, GA
Insignia Centennial Tower, Atlanta, GA
Intercontinental, Chicago, IL
IXL Enterprises, Atlanta, GA
King Plow Arts Center, Atlanta, GA
Marriott, Austin, TX
Mass Mutual, Boston, MA
Northside Hospital, Women’s Center, Atlanta, GA
Raines and Raines, NY, NY
Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, UAE
Ritz-Carlton, Osaka, Japan
Ritz-Carlton, Shenzhen, China
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Saks, Long Island, NY
Scient, Atlanta, GA
St. Regis, Atlanta, GA
Sterling Drug, Philadelphia, PA
Tremont Plaza, Baltimore, MD
Westin, St. John US Virgin Islands
W Hotel, Atlanta, GA
XL, Pembroke, Bermuda

SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY

2008
Smith, Clint. The Mansion. Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles (August)
Dzurica, Georgia. Green EcoManor: Sustainable Style. Veranda (May-June)
Alam, Rumaan. Three Green Homes. Domino (March)
Smith, Clinton. Summer Simplicity: 2008 Designer Showhouse. Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles (Summer)

2007
Reinventing the Green House. Garden and Gun (Spring) Building Green.
The Atlanta-Journal Constitution (February 1)

2006
Golden, Nichole. StudioSwan Features “new works.” The Newnan Times-Herald (November 17) Lerner, Jonathan. Rustic Revolution in the Hill Country. Atlanta Peach Magazine (Winter)

2005
Frank, Peter. Go: Gail Foster, Thomas Swanston, Tremain Smith. The LA Weekly (October 21-27) Laughinghouse, Amy. White Hot. Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles (March)

2004
Cullum, Jerry. A Blending of Styles, The Atlanta Journal Constitution (September) Gleim, Sarah. Double Take for Art’s Sake, Atlanta Magazine’s Home (Fall) Pendley Koser, Karin. An Art Museum Within Its Walls, A+ (Spring)

2003
Pendley Koser, Karin. Unconventional Art at the Georgia International Convention Center, Supplement to Atlanta Business Chronicle (March)
Cullum, Jerry. Art Seen and Heard, The Atlanta Journal Constitution (January)

2001
Cullum, Jerry. Hot Spots, Georgia, Art Papers (July/August)
Jones, Jennifer. Bridging the Gap – With Art. The Northside Neighbor (May)

2000
Fox, Catherine. Minding Their Beeswax, The Atlanta Journal (September 15)

1999
Blaise, Oma. Two of a Kind, Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles (September)
Cullum, Jerry. Words help forge a fiery intensity, The Atlanta Journal (June 18)

1998
Frank, Peter. Ana 27-National Juried Exhibition, Holter Museum of Art Exhibition Catalogue

1997
Cullum, Jerry. Pleasure and Personal Pigrimage, (Lowe Gallery) Exhibtion Catalogue
Dorsey, John. Paintings Suggest Grasping At Fog, Baltimore Sun, (March 7)
Guiliano, Mike. In the Abstract, City Paper, (March12)

1995
Blaise, Oma. People, Short Takes, Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles (November)
Locke, Donald. Visual Arts Review, Creative Loafing (October 4)
Cullum, Jerry, Figuratively Speaking, The Atlanta Constitution (September 29) Schwartz, Carolan. Revival of the Figure, (City Gallery East) Exhibition Catalogue
Carey, Erika. A Sense of Place, (Gibbes Museum of Fine Arts) Exhibition Catalogue
Day, Jeffrey. Artists reveal Transformation after Transplantation, The State (July 2)
Greenberg, Suzie. The Yankees are Coming!, The Herald, (June 29-July12)

1993
Cullum, Jerry. Sedate November a Worthwhile Experience, The Atlanta Constitution (November 17)
Prochaska, Tom. Showcase ’93: (Beaverton Arts Commission) Exhibition Catalogue
Jinkner-Lloyd, Amy. Set & Subset, Creative Loafing (September 3)
Cullum, Jerry. Visual Arts Review, The Atlanta Constitution (March 19)

1992
Trader, Beverly. So Long Soho, Atlanta Magazine (March 19)

1991
Ruhstaller, Todd. Stockton National, (Haggin Museum) Exhibition Catalogue
Carbrey, Agnes. The Lexington News-Gazette (July 24)

1990
Levy, David. Ten Years Later, (Parson’s School of design) Exhibition Catalogue

1987
Perry, Pam. Urban & Endangered Landscape Engineering, Creative Loafing (December 8)

MOVIES and TELEVISION
Featured art work: The Clearing; Robert Redford, Helen Mirren and Willem Defoe
Fled; Stephen Baldwin, Laurence Fishburne and Salma Hayek
Drop Dead Diva; 3 Seasons

PUBLIC ART PROJECTS
2003
Atlanta Cow Parade, Atlanta, GA

2000
Atlanta All Star Ball, Atlanta, GA

 

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