Mark S. Thomas                                                                                                                          Resume

 

marksthomasartworks@gmail.com

www.marksthomasartworks.com  

Cell ( 510) 409 1057

1066 47th Ave Studio #8

Oakland, ca. 94601

 

 

I am an Oakland based contemporary abstract artist with an extensive background in fiber art and commercial design. I currently create acrylic and mixed media works on Birch wood panel and paper.

 

 I have participated in many of our nations most competitive juried fine art and craft shows, including the Smithsonian craft show, the Philadelphia Museum of art and craft show, La Quinta arts festival and the Sausalito arts festival. I have won numerous art and design awards and on two occasions I was invited to show my work in China. In the summer of 2007 I was commissioned, by the city of tracy, Ca. to create 5 large scale fiber art pieces for permanent exhibition in the lobby of the newly remodeled Grande Theater Center for the Arts. 

 

Selected Exhibitions & Awards 

 

Artworks Downtown virtual group exhibition 2020

Light Space Time virtual Art Exhibition - “Patterns” 2020

East Bay Open Studio shows - 2018 and 2019

Japan's Art Olympia international - honorable mention - 2019 

Artworks Downtown group exhibition - San Raphael, California- 2014

5 large scale fiber art pieces for permanent exhibition in the lobby of the 

remodeled Grande Theater Center for the Arts in Tracey California- 2007

La Quinta Arts Festival...Best of Show - 2006

Sausalito Arts Festival...2nd place Fiber art - 2005

Mill Valley Art Festival...Award of Excellence - 2003

CraftsBoston...Award of Excellence - 2003

Niche Award...Retailers Award of Excellence - 2003

Sausalito Arts Festival...1st place Fiber Art - 2004

Sausalito Arts Festival...2nd place Fiber Art - 2005

Mill Valley Art Festival...Award of Excellence - 1999 

 

Publications

 

Magazines

“Circle Quarterly Art Review” edition #8                Summer 2022

“American Artwork" curated by Howard Eige         2023 edition            

“American Artwork" curated by Tom Palmer          2021 edition               

“Ornament“ Magazine (Smithsonian feature)          Spring 2002

“Ornament” Magazine (feature article)                    Summer 2002

“Faerie Magazine” (feature photo spread)               Autumn 2006

 

Books

“The Fiberarts Book of Wearable Art”                    Katherine Duncan Aimone

“Memory On Cloth...Shibori Now”                        Yoshiko Wada

“The Surface Designer’s Handbook”                      Holly Brackmann

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Design program

Los Angeles, California

 

Los Angeles Trade Technical College, commercial Design program

Los Angeles, California