Tom Thayer View Work Biography Press

b. 1970, Chicago, IL

Solo Exhibiitons

Superrational Searching, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY

Crossing the Methane River, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY

Tom Thayer: Scenographic Play, Tracy Williams Ltd., New York, NY

Collaborative Exhibitions

Dave Miko and Tom Thayer: Baseless Legion of Architects Rent Asunder, Eleven Rivington, New York, NY

Dave Miko and Tom Thayer: New World Pig, The Kitchen, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

Paper, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Organzied*, curated by Robert Janitz, Galerie Sobering, Paris, France
Baseless Legion of Architects Rent Asunder, collaboration with Yuji Agematsu, Jenny Borland, Whitney Claflin, Bill Hayden, Matt Hoyt, John Jines, Dave Miko, Andrei Koschmieder, Ben Morgan-Cleveland, Annie Ochmanek, Bob Phelan, Sam Pulitzer, Colleen Rochette, Joanna Spinks, Annette Weintraub and Bo Wilsdorf, Eleven Rivington, New York, NY

2012 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Utopia/Dystopia: Construction and Destruction in Photography and Collage, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX
The End, curated by John Connelly and Michael Bühler Rose, Vogt Gallery, New York, NY
You'll never look at me from the place from which I see you, curated by Kristen Chappa, SculptureCenter, New York, NY
Matt Hoyt, Dave Miko, Tom Thayer, organized by Dave Miko, Doyers Space,
New York, NY

Adam Marnie and Tom Thayer, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY

Betwixt & Between, curated by Liza Statton, ARTSPACE, New Haven, CT
ITWAN, curated by Jay Sanders, organized by Matt Williams, International Project Space, Birmingham, UK
Zone Zero, Port d'Or, Brooklyn, NY
Punctuation Programme, curated by Matt Williams, Limoncello Gallery, London, UK
A Lettuce Slaughter in the Woods, organized by Dave Miko, Real Fine Arts, Brooklyn, NY
Knight's Move, curated by Fionn Meade, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY
Dave Miko in the Company of Friends, Mitchell Algus Gallery, New York, NY

Looking Back: The White Columns Annual, selected by Jay Sanders, New York, NY

Performances and Screenings

An Evening with Tom Thayer, curated by Stephanie Weber, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Tom Thayer: Phantasmagoria & Other Works, organized by Spencer C. Yeh, Spectacle, Brooklyn, NY
Tony Conrad / Amen Dunes & Tom Thayer / Lee Noble: Ten Years Alive on the
Infinite Plain, organized by Triple Canopy, Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, NY
NNCK Gitanjali, organized by Keith Connolly, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY

"Cultural Studies*" a benefit for Triple Canopy, Grand Harmony, New York, NY

Scenographic Play, Tracy Williams Ltd., New York, NY
"The Future Has Two Faces" a benefit for Triple Canopy, Picture Ray Studio, New York, NY
PRODIGIUM minimus: a pre-show performance for NUMINA lente, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center, New York, NY

Inchoative Listening + Centerless Portrayal: Yuji Agematsu, Circuit Des Yeux, Tom Kovachevich, Mother Earth, and Tom Thayer, organized by Keith Connolly and Jay Sanders, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY
Keith Connolly and Tom Thayer, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Tom Thayer, Performance for Dave Miko's Greater New York 2010 Exhibition, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY

Hair Stylistics/Masaya Nakahara, Tom Thayer, Hot Garbage, Ei Arakawa/Michiko, Issue Poject Room, Brooklyn, NY

Amolvacy (music) Tom Thayer (video), Monkey Town, Brooklyn, NY Annual Benefit, PS122 Gallery New York, NY

Amolvacy, Tom Thayer, The Living Theater, New York, NY


The Sound of Art, limited edition vinyl LP, curated and published by Paddy Johnson/Art Fag City, New York, NY
S(f) x 1/fx, limited edition sound and video DVD, published by Cardboard Mirror, North Bergen, New Jersey

Tom Thayer, s/t limited edition vinyl LP published by Cardboard Mirror, Murfreesboro, TN

Mark 4 SUM-3 (AA, R6 x4), audio CD published by Crank Satori, Chicago, IL

Selected Bibliography

Street, Ben. “Tom Thayer,” Paper. London: Saatchi Gallery, 2013. (exhibition
“Tom Thayer: Ad Intium,” The Harvard Advocate, Winter 2013, Harvard College,
Cambridge, MA.
Dillon, Noah. “Dave Miko and Tom Thayer,” Art in America, June/July 2013: 162.
"Tom Thayer and Dave Miko: Moving Images." New American Paintings. March 27.
"Dave Miko & Tom Thayer at Eleven Rivington, New York." Mousse Magazine. February 19.
Ammirati, Domenick. "Dave Miko and Tom Thayer." Critics' Pick, Art Forum. February.
"Dave Miko & Tom Thayer: The creative duo share their studio playlist." Modern Painters. February.

Guzman. "Double-Take: The Whitney Biennial 2012," Times Quotidian. July 8.
Palmerton, Elwyn. "Tom Thayer," Artillery. June/July.
Russeth, Andrew. "'I Am Thinking How Happy I Am': Lutz Bacher Brings 2012 Whitney Biennial to a Close," The New York Observer. May 24.
Harrison, Helen A. "Déjà vu at the Whitney," The Sag Harbor Express. May 4.
Jovanovic, Rozalia. "Puppets and Black Sabbath: Tom Thayer's Genuine Gesture". Modern Painters. April.
Johnston, Paddy and Benjamin Sutton. "5 Art Stars You Need to Know". The L Magazine. April 13.
Vogel, Carol. "Biennial Tweaks Its Boundaries" The New York Times. February 17.
Saltz, Jerry. "Leaving Babylon". March 1.
Saltz, Jerry. "Whitney Biennial 2012: Leaving Babylon". March.
Budick, Ariella. "Whitney Biennial 2012". March 6.
"Tom Thayer, Installation View - Those Records Play Very Slowly!". February 28.
Moran, Jarrett and Amanda Ryan. "Whitney Biennial Guide". February 28.
Sifferlin, Alexandra. "Utopia/Dystopia: Construction and Destruction in Photography and Collage"., LightBox blog. March 7.
Kazakina, Katya. "Armory Show Spills Art Over Two Huge Piers: Our Guide". March 10.
Nathan, Emily. "Whitney Biennial 2012: Risky Situations". March.
Esplund, Lance. "Killer, Security Guard Enliven Whitney Biennial: Lance Esplund". March 1.
Pollack, Maria. "Be Here Now: Eccentric Historicism Emerges at the 2012 Whitney Biennial". February 28.
Heinrich, Will. "Post-Post-Millenial: The New Museum Triennial and the Whitney Biennial". February 28.
Zilkha, Bettina. "Bettina's Take: Whitney Biennial 2012". February 29.
Sussman, Elizabeth and Jay Sanders. "Whitney Biennial 2012" (catalogue), Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
"Utopia/Dystopia: Construction and Destruction in Photography and Collage on View at the MFAH". January 19.
"Artist's Choice Workshop, Tom Thayer". March.

Zevitas, Steven. "12 Painters to Watch in 2012". December 27.
Davis, Ben. "Dave Miko and Tom Thayer". Modern Painters. February 7.
Smith, Roberta. "Dave Miko and Tom Thayer: New World Pig". The New York Times. February 4.
Sherwood Pundyk, Ann. "Adam Marnie, Tom Thayer and Ruby Sky Stiler". The Brooklyn Rail. February 3.
Smith, Roberta. “Tom Thayer Scenographic Play”. The New York Times. January 28.
Kitnick, Zak. "Dave Miko and Tom Thayer's New World Pig". IDIOM: They are here, tight like a boot. January 22.
Saltz, Jerry. "Up Close and Personal". New York Magazine. January 21.
"Goings on About Town: Art, Dave Miko and Tom Thayer". The New Yorker. January.
"Goings on About Town: Art, Short List, Tom Thayer". The New Yorker. January.
Russeth, Andrew. "Tom Thayer, Scenographic Play at Tracy Williams, Ltd". 16 Miles of String. January 18.
"Adam Marnie + Tom Thayer @ Derek Eller Gallery". Fee's LIST. January 11.
Goldstein, Andrew. "Tom Thayer, 'Scenographic Play' at Tracy Williams, LTD". ARTINFO: Editor's Picks. January 12-18.
"Dave Miko and Tom Thayer: New World Pig". Art Fag City: Recommended Shows. January 6.

Johnson, Paddy. "Art fag City: The Artist as Chess Piece". The L Magazine. May 20.
"Goings on About Town: Art, Knight's Move". The New Yorker. July 20.
Meade, Fionn. Knight's Move. New York: SculptureCenter (catalog).
Russeth, Andrew. "Tom Thayer at Sculpture Center, Queens". 16 Miles of String. May 7.
Assaf, Zeina. "Tom Thayer". Art Boars: An Art and Cultural Source. June.
Daley, Elizabeth. "I Carved this Video". Queens Chronicle. May 20.

Coley, Byron, and Thurston Moore. "Bull Tongue". Arthur Magazine. July.
Dolman, Larry. "Record Reviews". Blastitude: #26. Winter/Spring.

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