Thomas Martinez Pilnik

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EDUCATION

2023                Master of Fine Arts, Studio Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
2020                Master of Education, Postsecondary Administration, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
2016                 Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art & Cognitive Science, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS, PROJECTS, AND INSTALLATIONS

2021                 Your Local Package Store, Dye & Bleach House Gallery, Willington, CT
                          Ai Que Coisa Feia, Zaratan – Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon, Portugal
                          Functional Obsolescence, Shed, Willimantic, CT
2020                 Louis Vuitton Has its Own Island, Shelter in Place Gallery, Boston, MA
2019                 A Song for David, Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy, Providence, RI
                          A Pesca Milagrosa, McKenzie Gibson Studios, Warren, RI
2016                 Daphne: UVA Thesis Show, Ruffin Gallery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
2015                 At Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner, Ruffin Gallery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS, PROJECTS, AND INSTALLATIONS

2022               To Be Announced, Lauren Powell Projects, Los Angeles, CA (Upcoming)
                        Like Spilling, Alexey von Schlippe Gallery, Groton, CT
                        ARTPM, Buoy Gallery, Kittery, ME
                        I Ran Out of Reasons, The Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT
2021               A Great Big Xmas Show, The Latent Space, Chicago, IL
                        Hammer Time, Zaratan – Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon, Portugal
                        It’s Still the Side of a Ramp, Arena Gallery, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
                        It’s Just the Side of a Ramp, Arena Gallery, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
2020               Black Summer, Meet the Youngs & SWANK, Los Angeles, CA
                        Protest in Place, SoLA Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
                        Behind the Times, Solo Show & Alyssa Davis Gallery, New York, NY
2019               2814 Salon Show, BLDG Nº2, Los Angeles, CA
                        Let’s Hang, Art Share L.A., Los Angeles, CA
                        We Rise, LA Department of Mental Health, Los Angeles, CA
2013                On The Fly, Betsy and John Casteen Arts Grounds, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA                                  

RESIDENCIES, AWARDS, AND GRANTS

2022               Artist in Residence, Stove Works, June 2-30, 2022, Chattanooga, TN
                        Conference Participation Award, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
2021               Artist in Residence, Zaratan - Arte Contemporânea, July 1-30, 2021, Lisbon, Portugal
2020-2023    Crandall Fellowship, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
2019               Visiting Artist, Philson Art Studio, December 16-21, 2019, Miami, FL
                        Artist in Residence, McKenzie Gibson Studios, June 1 – September 1, 2019, Warren, RI
                        Art Share L.A. Spotlight, Los Angeles, CA

PRESS, PRESENTATIONS, AND PUBLICATIONS

2022               Panel: I Ran out of Reasons, The Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT, March 31
2021               Article: From Portugal to Connecticut, The Neighbors Paper, November 1
                        Talk: Collecting, Hoarding, Archiving, Zaratan – Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon, Portugal, July 30
                        Article: Ai, Que Coisa Feia, Direção-Geral das Artes Portugal, July 20
2020               Article: Meet UConn’s MFA Studio Art Class of 2023, Hyperallergic, September 14
                        Article: Protest as Art, Art and Cake Los Angeles, July 31
2019                Article: LA’s Most Fascinating Trash, Of Spiders and Strawberries Magazine, June 5

COLLECTIONS

California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2022               Instructor of Record, Foundation: Criticism and Interpretation, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
2021                Instructor of Record, Basic Studio (Sculpture), University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
                        Teaching Assistant to Chris Sancomb, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
2020               Teaching Assistant to Monica Bock, John O’Donnell, and Cora Lynn Deibler, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

PROFESSIONAL ART & DESIGN EXPERIENCE

2019               Studio Assistant, Kevin Flint (Dystopian Studios), September 2019-January 2020, Los Angeles, CA
                        Gallery Assistant, Paul Kopeikin Gallery, November 2019, Los Angeles, CA
2016               Gallery Assistant, Kate Werble Gallery, Summer 2016, New York, NY
                        Assistant, Artspace, Summer 2016, New York, NY