TOM SUOMALAINEN

b. 1939 Duluth MN
BA University of Minnesota, Duluth MN
MFA Tulane University, New Orleans LA

Recent Group Exhibitions:

“Plane and Pedestal” Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, Greensboro, NC

Governor’s North Carolina Craft Exhibition, Executive Mansion, Raleigh NC

“Wildlife” Milton Rhodes Gallery, Sawtooth Building, Winston-Salem NC

“The Nature of Craft and the Penland Experience” Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, NC

“Strength in Numbers” Milton Rhodes Gallery, Sawtooth Building, Winston-Salem NC

“Fiber, Clay & Mixed Media, Three Master Artist/Craftsmen” Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA

Solo Exhibitions:

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC

Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, Greensboro NC

Peden II, Raleigh NC

Somerhill Gallery, Chapel Hill NC

Carol Saunders Gallery, Columbia SC

The Arts, Chapel Hill NC

The Signature Shop and Gallery, Atlanta GA

Frances Marion College, Florence SC

Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte NC

The Federal Reserve, Washington DC

North Carolina Central University, Durham NC

High Point Theatre Gallery, High Point NC

Greenwich House Pottery, New York NY

Wesley Foundation, Chapel Hill NC

Other Exhibitions:

The Craft Museum of Finland, Jyvaskyla, Finland

Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota, Duluth MN

W. H. Moring Art Center, Asheboro, NC

Asheville Art Museum, Asheville NC

Winthrop Galleries, Winthrop College, Rock Hill SC

Glaxo, Inc. Research Triangle Park NC

Renwick Gallery, National Museum of American Art, Washington DC

High Museum of Art, Atlanta GA

Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory NC

New Visions, Ithaca NY

Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture, University of TN, Knoxville TN

Scripps College, Claremont CA

Fairtree Gallery, New York NY

Northern Telecom, Research Triangle Park, NC

New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ

Palazzo Venezia, Rome Italy

The Waterworks Gallery, Salisbury, NC

Dulin Gallery of Art, Knoxville TN

Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse NY

Western Carolina University, Cullowhee NC

Clemson University, Clemson SC

Spirit Square Arts Center, Charlotte NC

Work Included in the Collections of:

Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC

Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, NC

North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh NC

Guilford College, Greensboro NC

Northern Telecom, Research Triangle Park NC

RJR/Nabisco, Winston-Salem NC

Old Salem, Inc, Winston-Salem NC

Wachovia Bank and Trust, Winston-Salem NC

Nations Bank, Charlotte NC

Weatherspoon Gallery, Greensboro NC

Duke University Museum of Art, Durham NC

Private Collections in Europe, Scandinavia, Asia and USA

Teaching Experience

Penland School of Crafts, Penland NC

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg TN

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester NY

Cooper Square Art Center, New York NY

Sawtooth School for Visual Art, Winston-Salem NC

High Point University, High Point NC

North Carolina Governors School, Winston-Salem NC

Bolton Elementary School, Winston-Salem NC

Awards and Honors

Southeastern Seven 8 Fellowship, SECCA/NEA 1984

The North Carolina Prize, The New York Times Co. Affiliate Newspapers in NC 1984

“Artist of the Year” Sawtooth School for Visual Art, Winston-Salem NC 1987

“A Celebration of NC Artists” United Arts Council, Greensboro NC 1990

Regional Artist Project Grant, Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, Winston-Salem NC 2010

Recent Publication

“The Living Tradition: A North Carolina Directory of Potters and Ceramic Artists In the 21st Century”, NC Pottery Center, Seagrove NC 2009