Thomas Whittaker Kidd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bio

Thomas Whittaker Kidd is a Los Angeles based artist born in Fall River, Massachusetts, who exhibits paintings, drawings and sculpture nationally. His solo exhibitions in Los Angeles were at ACME and Carl Berg Gallery. David Pagel for the Los Angeles Times reviewed these two exhibits.

Kidd’s work was in group exhibitions at Lombard-Fried Projects in New York, First Street Gallery, New York, Alchemy Gallery, Boston, 8th San Jose Institute Of Contemporary Art, San Jose, California, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA, and Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

Kidd was curator of the exhibit, The Unruly and the Humorous, at Angles Gallery in Los Angeles, California. Kidd was also curator of Created Worlds and Altered Histories at JK Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

He lectured on his artwork at UCLA, California Polytechnic State University and San Jose State University. His work was included in To Live and Paint in LA, at the Torrance Art Museum in Torrance, CA in 2012.

Kidd is a blogger for “IMAGEBLOG” on the Huffington Post in the Arts section. Below is a link to Kidd’s most recent post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/thomas-whittaker-kidd/thomas-whittaker-kidd-on-_0_b_3315035.html

More information and images at thomaswhittakerkidd.com

and at the following links.

http://www.acmelosangeles.com/exhibitions/2004-6-thomas-whittaker-kidd/

http://www.carlberggallery.com/exhibitions.php?exhibition=90

http://articles.latimes.com/2004/jul/02/entertainment/et-galleries2

http://www.anglesgallery.com/ssp_director/exhibitions.php?id=63

http://www.torranceartmuseum.com/live_and_paint_recut.php

http://www.artslant.com/la/articles/show/2244

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Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Born in Fall River, Massachusetts

Education
12/94 San Jose State University, MFA (painting)
5/90 Massachusetts College of Art, BFA (painting)
Award: 2-D Department Honorarium. 1990
1986 Rhode Island School of Design, interior architecture

Solo Exhibitions
2007 Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, High Tide, paintings
Kruglak Gallery, Mira Costa College, Oceanside, CA, Love and Casualty, paintings
2004 ACME. Los Angeles, CA, Building and Dumping, paintings
2001 Cuesta College Art Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA, New Earth, paintings
1997 Frederick Spratt Gallery, San Jose, CA, Released In The Dark, paintings
1993 ASI/University Union Gallery, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA, Internal          Images, paintings

Selected Group Exhibitions
2015 Durden & Ray, Within The Cave, Los Angeles, CA curated by Susan Lizotte
2014 Edward Cella Art and Architecture, (future group exhibition fall 2014),painting
BG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, Three-Winged Chrysalis, painting
Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA, 5×5: Celebrating Five Years, drawing
BG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, Orgone Accumulators, paintings
2013 BG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, HaHa The Art of Humor, painting
BG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, Objectified II, painting
El Camino College Art Gallery, Torrance, CA, Personal Tales, paintings
LA Mart, MAS: ATTACK, Los Angeles, CA, paintings
2012 JK Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Created Worlds and Altered Histories, paintings, curated by Thomas Whittaker Kidd
Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA, To Live and Paint in LA, painting
2010 Creative Arts Center, Manhattan Beach, CA, A Step Beyond, paintings
The Huffington Post, 7 Rings (web exhibit), drawing
2008 Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, The Unruly and the Humorous, paintings,
curated by Thomas Whittaker Kidd
Narrows Gallery, Fall River, MA, Canvas and Cocktails, painting and drawings
2007 Domestic Setting, Los Angeles, CA, Mar Vista, paintings and drawings
Aqua Art Miami-Wynwood, Miami, FL, paintings
2006 Pharmaka Art, Los Angeles, CA, Small Wonders, drawing, juried by Tyler
Stallings
2002 Lombard-Freid Projects, New York, NY, Friends and Family, paintings
2001 Bert Green Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA, Intrinsic Vision, paintings
Long Beach City College Art Gallery, Long Beach, CA, All Systems Go: New
Millennium-New Works, paintings
1998 Museum of Arts Downtown Los Angeles, CA, Love Hate and the Absence of Either, paintings
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA, paintings
1996 LRC Art Gallery, Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria, CA, paintings
1995 First Street Gallery, New York, NY, National Competition Exhibition, paintings,curated by Sidney Goodman
Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA, Lifelines, painting, curated by James Steward Works/San Jose, San Jose, CA, paintings
1994 San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA, paintings
8th Street Gallery, Albuquerque, NM, Dark Side, paintings, curated by John Pacheco
1993 San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA, paintings
1990 Copley Society, Boston, MA, paintings
1989 Alchemy Gallery, Boston, MA, The Absinth Society, paintings

Bibliography

David Pagel, ‘6018 Wilshire’ at Edward Cella: Last show before the wrecking ball, Los Angeles Times, Nov. 3, 2014
Wagley, Catherine, “Don’t Take it Too Seriously”, ARTslant, September 22, 2008
Pagel, David, “Ordinary folks in odd situations”, Los Angeles Times, October 26, 2007
Pagel, David, “The Delight Is In The Details”, Los Angeles Times, July 2, 2004
Gottlieb, Shirley, “Open To Interpretation”, Press Telegram, March 2, 2001
La Barbera, Jeanne, “Social Undercurrents Guide Show”, San Luis Obispo County
Telegram-Tribune, Jan. 2, 1993