My work can be distilled in two distinctive points of interest. One would be the tradition of the hand made object and its inherent ability to reflect nature. This is often a technical aspect that imbues its own meaning and beauty into the subject. The subject is almost always ripped from pop culture, and reflects various attributes of contemporary and historical life.
1992 B.F.A. Cornell University
1991 Roberto Einaudi Architecture Program / Palazzo Massimo, Rome, Italy
Third Person,The Herbert F. Johnson Museum, and Milstein Hall, College of Architecture, Cornell University Ithaca, NY
Holding a Peach, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
It’s You, Galerie Bertrand & Grunder, Geneva, Switzerland
Ashby Lee Collinson, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, Portland, OR
High House, PICA Time Based Arts Festival, Portland, OR
Hercules, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
Arrangement in Flesh Color and Black, Galerie Bertrand et Gruner, Geneva, Switzerland
Arm & Arm, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
WE APPEAL TO HEAVEN, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
DO, DON’T drawing + sculpture, CCC, Astoria, OR
The Black Show, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
Drawing, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
Calliope and the Clown, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
The Answer is Nothing, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
Peccadilloes, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
Megan Murphy and Storm Tharp, Ochi Gallery, Ketchum, ID
Sarah Awad and Storm Tharp, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA
Ben Durham and Storm Tharp, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery (project space), New York, NY
Abandon: The work of Jim Hodges and Storm Tharp, Saranac Art projects, Spokane, WA
SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
The Power of Paper, Saatchi Gallery, London, England
Spill, Drake Hotel, Toronto, Canada
oomph, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
I am who I am. The Portrait Reconsidered, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA
Whitney Biennial 2010, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (curated by Francesco Bonami and Gary Carrion-Murayari)
Human Being, TBA Festival, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
ADAA Drawing Exhibit, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY
20 Years, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY
Volta 5, Galerie Bertrand & Gruner, Basel, Switzerland
Suddenly: Where We Live Now, Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA
Catch All, “PDX Across the Hall”, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
Volta 4, Galerie Bertrand et Gruner, Basel, Switzerland Works on Paper, Galerie Bertrand et Gruner, Geneva, Switzerland
CENTENNIAL, Crawl Space, Seattle, WA, curated by Elizabeth Brown and Bruce Grenville
Portland? Fuck Portland!, RocksBox, Portland, OR, curated by Patrick Rock
2006 Oregon Biennial, Portland Art Museum, Portland OR, curated by Jennifer Gately
The Portrait Show, The Hall Gallery, Portland, OR, curated by Levi Hanes
2005 Artist Residency Exhibition, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR
War Drawings, Mount Hood Community College, Portland, OR, curated by Pat Barrett
Oregon Annual, Artcentric, Corvallis Arts Center, Corvallis, OR
Crafty, for Core Sample, Portland, OR, curated by Jon Raymond
Draw, for Core Sample, Portland, OR, curated by Malia Jensen
Northwest Annual Exhibition, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA, curated by Sue Spaid
Oregon Biennial, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR, curated by Kathryn Kanjo
Oregon Biennial, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR, curated by Kathryn Kanjo
The Uncommon Book; I Thought Hope Was Home, Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Humanities, Sun Valley, ID
The Tool Show, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, OR, curated by Paul Arensmeyer
Semi-Finalist, 1st Annual Contemporary Northwest Art Award, Portland Art Museum, curated by Jennifer Gately (PAM) and James Rondeau (Art Inst. Of Chicago)
Individual Fellowship, Oregon Arts Commission, Salem, OR
Oregon Biennial, Museum Award, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR, curated by Kathryn Kanjo
Oregon Biennial, Juror’s Award, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR, curated by Kathryn Kanjo
Wieden and Kennedy Creative Grant, Portland, OR
Recipient/Invitational - "Connective Conversations/Inside Oregon Art 2011 and 2012
Curator - Reader on a Black Background, The Lumber Room, Portland, OR
Essay - “Reader on a Black Background,” The Lumber Room, Portland, OR
Essay - “Equivalents,” The Lumber Room, Portland, OR
PSMNLS, Lecture: "Lonely People, Sensuous Pictures”, Portland State University, Portland, OR
LOVELY PETALUMA FILM SERIES, Presenting: "Elizabeth Taylor, 7 Performances," Small A Projects, Portland, OR
Essay: “I Have Nothing To Say And I’m Saying It – Gerhard Richter at SF MoMA”
The Organ Review of Arts, Jan-Feb, 2002
Costume design for “Bambi”, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Collaboration: James Canfield, choreography, Thomas
Lauderdale, composer, Malia Jensen, sets
History of Photography, adjunct instructor, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
Crow’s Shadow Institute for the Arts, Pendleton, OR
The Lumber Room, Portland, OR
Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
Oregon College of Art and Craft
Vermont Studio Center
Whitney Museum of American Art
Portland Art Museum
Portland Institute of Contemporary Art
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University
Emilie Seldon, "It's a Peach," Bomb Magazine, Sept. 27th.
Steven Zevitas, "12 Must-See Painting Shows," New American Paintings, Sept.
Langner, Erin, “The Atmosphere of Painted Spaces” New American Paintings, September
“Storm Tharp,” iDN Extra 04: Most Wanted, volume 1, 2011.
Speer, Richard. “Storm Tharp: Storm Tharp’s prints highlight sexy group show at PDX Contemporary.” Willamette Week, June 8th, 2011.
Kunitz, Daniel. “Brush in the Water.” Modern Painters, April 2011: p. 18.
King, Sarah S. “Storm Tharp: Nicole Klagsbrun.” Art in America, March 2011: p. 148-149.
Bund, Wayne. “The Year in Visual Art.” Just Out, Dec. 17, 2010: p. 34.
“Visit: Storm Tharp at Nicole Klagsbrun,” OAKAZINE, December 8, 2010.
Bovee, Katherine, “Storm Tharp, Portland, OR,” ART PAPERS, Sept/Oct. 2010, p. 59.
Snyder, Stephanie, “Critics Picks: Storm Tharp,” Artforum, August 2010.
Motley, John, “Storm Tharp’s eighth show at PDX Contemporary Art features latest work ‘Hercules’,” The Oregonian, July 30, 2010.
Stangel, Matt, "Perfect in the Middle: Storm Tharp's Hercules," Portland Mercury, June 24.
Douglas, Sarah, “Whitney Biennial ‘2010’,” Modern Painters, May 2010.
Speer, Richard, “Painter Profile: Storm Tharp,” art ltd., May/June 2010.
Row, D.K., “Review: Portlanders shine in 2010 Whitney Biennial,” The Oregonian, March 4.
Wolff, Rachel, “Best of the Whitney Biennial,” photo credit, The Daily Beast, February 25.
Keith, Kelsey, “Art Olympics: Ranking the Whitney Biennial,” Flavorwire, February 24.
Gilsdorf, Bean, “Interview with Storm Tharp,” Daily Serving, January 4.
Row, D.K. “Hotel Art Goes High-end at The Nines,” Ultimate Northwest, The Oregonian, December 2008.
Row, D.K., “Storm Tharp at PDX Contemporary Art,” The Oregonian, November 6
Lake, Eva, Art Focus, KBOO Community Radio, November
Motley, John, “The Slippery Line Between Reality and Representation,” The Portland Mercury, November
Pierce, Ryan, “Interview with Storm Tharp,” PORT, November 5
Snyder, Stephanie. “Storm Tharp: Arrangement in Flesh Color and Black,” PLAZM, Issue 29, August
Art Talk AM on the Radio, KPSU, April
“Emerging Artists,” Phillips Art Expert, Phillips de Pury, January
Jahn, Jeff, “Best of 2007,” PORT, January
“Storm Tharp,” Oregon Art Beat, Oregon Public Broadcasting, October
Cover, “Storm Tharp,” Shift Magazine, Shift Japan, June
http://www.shift.jp.org/en/archives/2007/08/storm_tharp.htmlRaymond, Jon, “Storm Tharp,” Modern Painters, June
Raymond, Jon, “Storm Tharp,” Artforum, March
Allan, Lois, “Storm Tharp at PDX Contemporary Art,” Artweek, March
Motley, John, “Storm Tharp: We Appeal to Heaven,” The Portland Mercury, Jan 11 – Jan 17
Jahn, Jeff, “Virtuoso Vindicated,” PORT, January 10
Norris, TJ, “Storm Tharp: We Appeal to Heaven,” Unblogged, January 10
Row, D.K., “First Thursday: Post-holiday feasting for the eyes,” The Oregonian, January 4
Jablonski, Jeanine, “This Is Gonna Be Good…,” Oregonlive.com, January 2
Sabatier, Julie, “State of the Art: Portland Art Museum spotlights three queer artists in biennial exhibition,” just out, vol. 23, no. 19, August 4
Bowie, Chas and John Motley “Two Views on the 2006 Oregon Biennial,” The Portland Mercury, August 3
Raymond, Jon, “Schims: Less Gloom in Doom Town,” Modern Painters, November
Natascha Snellman, I Heart Darkness: Interviews by Natascha Snellman, 2nd Cannons Publication
Row, D.K., “High Voltage Theatrics, The Oregonian, March 18
Dirks, Ryan, “James Lavadour and Storm Tharp,” The Portland Mercury, March 17
Row, D.K., “Storm Tharp and James Lavadour,” The Oregonian, March 4,
Row, D.K., “Reflections of an Artist,” The Oregonian, December 8
Busse, Phil, “Storm Tharp,” The Portland Mercury, November 28
Boas, Pat, “Storm Tharp at PDX,” Artweek, May
“Artist Storm Tharp picks up every stitch,” Portland Tribune, March 20
Row, D.K., “Establishing a presence: Storm Tharp is a bright, emerging artist, up to something different,” The Oregonian, May 21
Row, D.K., “Behold, Desire: Review,” Willamette Week, December 17
Roth, Robin, “The garments of sin and a Warholian spin,” Willamette Week, December