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Tom Burckhardt

Tom Burckhardt was born in New York City in 1964. He attended SUNY Purchase and graduated with a BFA in painting in 1986, after which he attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
His work has been the subject of over thirty solo exhibitions at institutions including the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, TX; the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, NY; and the Knoxville Art Museum in Knoxville, TN. Burckhardt was a participant of the 2016 Kochi-Muziris Biennale in Kerala, India and an artist in residence at the Yaddo Foundation in New York State in 2019 and Pepper House, Kochi, India in 2020.
He has received numerous grants and awards, including three grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, a Guggenheim Foundation Grant, two Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants, and the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Award from the American Academy. He currently teaches part-time at SUNY Purchase.
Tom Burckhardt, Gruntled, 2023  Oil on linen 34 x 28 inches
Tom Burckhardt, Future Rapture, 2023 Oil on linen 77 x 64 inches
Tom Burckhardt,  Shabby Lingo, 2023 Oil on linen 70 x 60 inches

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  1. […] Tom Burckhardt chatted with us about his show, Ulterior Motif, running through April 6 and George Adams Gallery. The title, of course, hints at the phrase ulterior motive, which Burckhardt admits is “kind of a dad joke.” On a deeper level, the paintings in the show have quite a lot of motifs making them on one level abstract paintings, but also speak to his interest in the idea that a line in a painting has no conscious ability to know it’s being laid down but can suddenly snap into place as something depictive. To learn more, listen to the complete interview. […]


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