Work included in: "Centering the Margin" San Francisco

March 4th, 2012

Apophenia will be shown as a newly configured 4 channel piece in a group show at Root Division, opening March 7!  Sean Regan collaborated.

ROOT DIVISION PRESENTS: Second Saturday March 2012 Centering The Margin Curated by Anthony Ryan Second Saturday Reception: March 10, 7-10 pm Centering the Margin is an artist-curated project highlighting artwork that concerns itself with spaces, events and artifacts that exist just outside of our field of vision and attention. If our contemporary existence is marked by an emphasis on spectacle and constant stimulation, then Centering theMargin is a show that documents those things that fall outside this type of vision. These are things that require a change of speed or shift in focus to perceive them. This show hopes to draw connections between artists concerned with margins, edges and interstitial spaces through diverse approaches and varied platforms of concept, representation and materials. Artists: Jason Adams Brian Caraway Susanna Corcoran Lizzy Cross Michael Hall Robin Johnston Anna Kell Sarah Newton Byron Peters Christine M. Peterson Anthony Ryan Michael Ryan Jenny Salomon* Keith Southern Eric Theise Chris Thorson Cara Tomlinson Devon Tsuno * Root Division Studio Artist Opening Reception: Saturday, March 10, 2012 7-10 pm Exhibition Dates: March 7-24, 2012 Gallery Hours: Wednesday- Saturday, 2–6 pm (or by appointment) ROOT DIVISION 3175 17th Street (between South Van Ness & Shotwell) San Francisco, CA 94110 415.863.7668

I am a 2012 Oregon Arts Commission Fellowship Winner

March 4th, 2012

Here is the press release. I am thrilled to be in such company! Amazing that 5 out of the group are all directly connected to University of Oregon!02-02-12_OAC-Awards-Individual-Artist-Fellowship-Introducing-Joan-Shipley-Award

Brochure for "One to Other: New Paintings and Objects" Clough-Hansen Gallery, Memphis.

November 1st, 2011


A Few Images From Memphis Show: One To Other, October 28-December 7

November 1st, 2011

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Catalog for Game Theory

October 11th, 2011

Check out this beautifully written catalog by Cable Griffith. I am so happy to be included!Game_Theory_Book_2

Installation in Seattle: Game Theory

August 28th, 2011

Installation shot of Meditation Code Drawings and Apophenia


Video of Apophenia Installation

June 13th, 2011

Catalog for Sums: New Work

May 20th, 2011

The catalog for my current show is available here as a pdf. The show will be up until March 13th. tomlinson_catalog click to download pdf

Some images of the show and opening follow:

Images of Northview Show

May 19th, 2011


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3 16x20 paintings oil/wood

3 16×20 paintings oil/wood

Bon Mots, each 8"x6", oil on linen

Bon Mots, each 8″x6″, oil on linen

12 collages/Budapest Color Inventory, each 12"x9"

12 collages/Budapest Color Inventory, each 12″x9″

Exhibit at North View Gallery: "Occupied"

April 21st, 2011

Here is a link to the press release of the new show now up at North view Gallery at PCC-Sylvania. Lots of small paintings and works on paper as well as some new objects. I will be talking on the work Wednesday, 2/23 at 4pm