Thomas Butter has exhibited in NYC and internationally since 1980. In the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Walker Art Center and others. Reviewed in Art in America, Artforum, The New York Times, The New Yorker, ArtNews and more. Recipient of 3 NEA Grants and 2 NY Foundation Grants. Faculty at RISD, Tyler, Yale, Harvard, Univ. of the Arts, Boston Museum School and others. Faculty at Parsons The New School for Design in the Fine Arts Dept. since 1988, Director of the MFA Pgrm. ’06-’07.
Other teaching experience: Yale University, Harvard University, RISD, Tyler School of Art, Brandeis University. Awards: New York Foundation for the Arts; National Endowment for the Arts. Selected exhibitions: Academy of Arts and Letters, NYC; Meguro Museum, Japan; Curt Marcus Gallery, NYC; Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Pence Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Grace Borgenicht Gallery, NYC. Selected collections: Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; New School University, NYC. BFA Philadelphia College of Art, PA; MFA, Washington University, St. Louis, MO.