Biography

Thomas Glassford studied art at The University of Texas at Austin, where he received his BFA. He moved to Mexico City in 1990, and joined a young avant-garde of Mexican, European, and American artists living in the city. Since the early 1990s, Glassford has used everyday materials--ranging from gourds to broomsticks, anodized aluminum to melamine plates--to create architectural or installation-scale works. He transforms these materials into rhythmic and often abstract creations, reminiscent of Minimalist sculpture and Op Art paintings of the 1960s.

Quote

"Fragmentation speaks more clearly to the realities of our lives than the false, flat image we are accustomed to seeing. There, everything is always backwards."

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016

Siphonophora, Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City, Mexico.

2015

Solar Plexus, Quint Gallery, La Jolla, CA, USA

2014

Thomas Glassford: Afterglow, Arts Brookfield, Houston, TX, USA

 

Afterglow, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, TX, USA

2013

Afterglow, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA, USA

2012

Thomas Glassford, Galeria Il Ponte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy

2011

Pteridomania, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, TX, USA

2010

Xipe Totec, Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco, UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico

 

Afterglow, Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City, Mexico

2008

Implosion is Compulsory, Quint Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA, USA

 

Between Earth and Sky, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, TX, USA

2006

Cadáver Exquisito, Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Artes (MUCA), UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico

2004

Thomas Glassford, Finesilver Gallery, San Antonio, TX, USA

 

Pleasure Garden, Galería OMR, Mexico City, Mexico

 

Desdoblamientos, Galeria Principal de La Escuela de Artes. UAEMéx, Toluca, Mexico

 

Thomas Glassford, Arcaute Arte Contemporaneo, Nuevo León, Mexico

2003

Museo Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico

 

Event Horizon, Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City, Mexico

2002

Finesilver Gallery, San Antonio, TX, USA

 

Stripes and Solids, Quint Gallery, La Jolla, CA, USA

 

Fuente/ Exhibition Agua – Wasser, Temple of San Agustín (Ex National Library), Mexico City, Mexico

2001

DESIRE, Galería OMR, Mexico City, Mexico

 

ASTER, La Torre de los Vientos, Mexico City, Mexico

2000

Fuente Parabólica, Museo de La Alhóndiga, Festival International Cervantino, Guanajuato, Mexico

1998

Neoprene Dreams, Sala Diaz, San Antonio, TX, USA

1997

Diversiones, Galeria de Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico

1996

Autogol: Oaxaca, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca, Mexico

 

New Work, Milagros Contemporary Art, San Antonio, TX, USA

 

The Privilege to Contemplate the Theories of Black Holes, ExpoArte ’98, Guadalajara, Mexico

1995

Autogol Monterrey, Museo de Monterrey, Mexico

1994

Autogol, Ex-Convento del Carmen, Guadalajara, Mexico

1993

Natural Acts, Moody Gallery Houston, TX, USA

1992

Arteria, Curare: Espacio Crítico Para Las Artes, Mexico City, Mexico

1991

Laredo, Laredo Junior College Art Gallery, Texas

 

Hydraulics and Mechanics, N. No. O Gallery, Dallas, TX, USA

1990

Obra Nueva, Estudio Lic. Verdad, Mexico City, Mexico

1986

Drawings and Wall Pieces, Flood Gallery, Austin, TX, USA

Selected Public Collections

Art Center/Instanbul, Borusan Center for Culture and Arts, Turkey

Associacao Beneficente Alzira Denise Hertzog da Silva, Brazil

Bruce and Diane Halle Collection, Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO), Miami, FL, USA

Colección Valdemarín, Madrid, Spain

Collezione “La Gaia,” Italy

Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA, USA

Gelman Collection, Mexico

Jerry I. Speyer Collection

La Colección Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico

Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL, USA

Montblanc International Collection

Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo, Bajadoz, Spain

Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Artes (MUCA), Mexico

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), Houston, TX, USA

Neeley Collection

Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ, USA

Richard E. Peeler Art Center, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN, USA

Televisa Collection, Mexico

Vergel Foundation, New York, NY, USA

The SPACE Collection, Irvine, CA

The West Collection, Oaks, PA

 

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