Vita

 

Tom Morton

52 Baker Street

Amherst, MA 01002

(413) 253-2783  

tommortonart@aol.com

http://www.tommortonart.com/

Education

Master of Fine Arts.,University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Master of Arts, Counseling. Portland State University, Oregon.

Bachelor of Arts, Amherst College


Exhibitions and Curating

Amherst Biennial, Amherst, Massachusetts, juried exhibition  “Ford” installation with video.   Fall 2010

Gallery A3, Amherst, Massachusetts,

     “Espacios Interiores “ Constructions, video installation, paintings

with Lourdes Morales,and Justin Griswold,             

June 2010

Paper City Studios, Holyoke, Massachusetts,

“Inner Tube” sculpture in “Maverick Mechanisms” group show,         May 2010

Gallery A3, Amherst, Massachusetts,

     “The Republic of Distance” Constructions, video, with Rebecca Muller,        May 2009

The Nacul Center “Still Fans” a group show curated in honor of the Nacul Center,   November 2009

Paper City Studios, Holyoke, Massachusetts,

“Last Supper” video installation with Bruce Fowler,                     October, 2008

Gallery A3, Amherst, Massachusetts,

“Last Supper” video installation with Bruce Fowler,                         March 2008

Gallery A3, Amherst, Massachusetts,

“Color Fields” painting, collage, with Dorothy Osterman,                    April 2008

Gallery A3, Amherst, Massachusetts,

“Homeground” group show, painting, collage,                   September 2006

Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton, Massachusetts,

     “Keeping the Flame” group show. Curator and Exhibitor,        December 2006

Cataumet Art Center, Bourne, Massachusetts.  Group show             Summer 2006

Cataumet Art Center, Bourne, Massachusetts.  Group show             Summer 2005

Cataumet Art Center, Bourne, Massachusetts.  Solo retrospective show                    July 2004

Arno Maris Gallery, Westfield State College, Westfield, Massachusetts.

     Faculty show, 

   October 1999

Leverett Crafts and Art Center, Leverett, Massachusetts.

     Solo and group shows, exhibitor and curator, 1993-2005.

Swansboro Gallery, Wellfleet, Massachusetts,        1995-1997.

Amherst Community Art Center, Amherst, Massachusetts,

    Solo and group shows, exhibitor and curator, 1992-1993.

Mount Wachusetts Community College Gallery, Gardner, Massachusetts.

     Solo shows,     

    March 1992, February 1994.

Northampton Studios, Northampton, Massachusetts.

Solo and group shows, curator and exhibitor, 1990-1991.

Fauve Gallery, Amherst, Massachusetts,        1990.

Student Union Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts,

    Group show,        1990.

Robert Frost Library, Amherst College, Solo show, 1989


Video Production

Still Fans 2010  Part 1 of “Celebrating Nacul”. Documenting a group art show at the Nacul Center, Amherst, Massachussetts, with interviews

Moving into Stillness 2010 Part 2 of “Celebrating Nacul” A dance concert by Alicia Morton, with interviews

Night Visions and Waking Dreams 2008.  A dance concert by Alicia Morton

Images of the Goddess. 2007  A dance concert produced by Alicia Morton for the Guest Lecturer Series at Westfield State College.  70 minutes.

Keeping the Flame Fall 2006.  Dance concert produced by Alicia Morton with a group art exhibit curated by Tom Morton, at Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton, Massachusetts.

60 minutes.

Mardi Gras 2007, New Orleans.  45 minutes.

Artists’ Profiles Series

oJohn Grillo, 2006, 30 minutes.

oPeter McLean 2006, 45 minutes

oJulian Janowitz 2005 45 minutes

oShorts (available for viewing on  http://www.tommortonart.com./

oHermaphrodite 1.

o Hermaphrodite the Second.

o Fort.,

o Last Supper.

oThe Republic of Distance


Teaching Experience

Adjunct Professor, Westfield State College, Westfield, MA

Teaching Art History and Studio Art classes, at all levels.

                                                                                                    1997 to 2009.

Adjunct Professor,  American International College, Springfield, MA. Teaching Art History and Studio Art classes1995 to 2005.

Adjunct Professor, Mount Wachusetts Community Collge, Gardner, Massachusetts. Teaching art history1993 to 1997

Teaching assistant, studio art. University of Massachussetts, Amherst.                                                                        1985 to 1988

Taught studio and academic classes in community settings.             1986-to the present

Taught developmentally challenged people at Belchertown State School, Belchertown, Mass.                                                                   1979-1985

Administration

Managing Director, Leverett Crafts and Arts Center, Leverett, Massachusetts.

Restored and maintained the organization’s viability.  Established working relationships with community groups.  Responsibilities included directing the Barnes Gallery, including curating, organizing and teaching in educational programs, financial reporting, program development, property management and  other aspects of the organization.     1993 to 2005

Co-director, Amherst Community Arts Center, North Amherst, Massachusetts.

Responsibilities included Gallery Director, program development, teaching.         1992-1993

Co founder and director, Northampton Studios, Northampton, Massachusetts.  Offering classes in the arts for children and adults, gallery exhibits and performance production.1990-1992


Graphic Arts

Hamilton I Newell Printing.  Design, production and technical work in offset printing. 1987 to1997

Has produced graphics and publicity for numerous events and organizations.