Selected works by Tom Mcgrath

Tom Mcgrath
Untitled (Car)

2004

oil on panel

142.2 x 244 cm
Painting from the democratic, almost childlike vantage point of a car passenger seat, the artist uses cool, neutral tones of beige, grey and brown to create an atmosphere of detached melancholy. Tom McGrath's driving landscapes are an investigation not so much of the landscape itself, but rather of our movement through it - and the effect that that movement can have on our environment, both perceptually and culturally. The road, a motif central to a great deal of American music, literature and art, is here employed as a psychological map of the passengers inside, as a metaphor of their running to or from something, or indeed of their not knowing where to go.
Tom Mcgrath
Untitled

2005

oil on canvas

218.4 x 284.5 cm

Tom Mcgrath's Biography

Tom McGrath - Biography Exhibitions

Tom McGrath

1978
Born in Milford, CT

Lives and works in New York, NY

Education

2002
MFA Columbia University School of the Arts, NYC

2000
BFA The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York

Selected EXHIBITIONS

2006
Kantor/Feuer Gallery, Los Angeles

2004
LFL Gallery, New York
Lia Rumma, Naples, Italy
After Matisse/Picasso, PS1/MOMA, New York
Autumn, Sixty Seven Gallery, New York

2002
LFL Gallery, New York
Resistance is Futile, curated by David Hunt, Angstrom Gallery, Dallas
Thesis exhibition, Mink Building, Columbia University, New York
Choose your own adventure, LeRoy Nieman Center for Print Studies, New York

2001
Gloss, LeRoy Nieman Center for Print Studies, New York

2000
The second to last show, Cooper Union, New York

1999
How I stopped worrying and learned to love the paint, Cooper Union, New York