Xipe Tótec, 2010, LED neon flex, aluminum, and electrical hardware, Exterior of 24-story building, Commissioned by Tlatelolco University Cultural Center (CCUT), UNAM, Mexico City.
Thomas Glassford, Siphonophora (Installation view), 2016. Museo Universitario Del Chopo, Mexico DF
Aster 350 T12/5000K, 2001, Fluorescent light, acrylic, ballasts and wiring, 145 × 145 dia. in., in the permanent collection of Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH).
Thomas Glassford, Yisus, 2018. Lacquer on MDF, 47 7/32 x 35 13/32 inches.
Thomas Glassford, Compound, 2018. Lacquer on MDF, 47 3/16 x 35 3/8 inches.
THOMAS GLASSFORD (b. 1963, USA/Lives in Mexico City)
"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."
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.
Art Center/Instanbul, Borusan Center for Culture and Arts, Turkey
Associacao Beneficente Alzira Denise Hertzog da Silva, Brazil
Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX, USA
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, México City, México
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), México
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), Houston, TX, USA
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ, USA
Richard E. Peeler Art Center, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN, USA
Televisa Collection, Mexico
The SPACE Collection, Irvine, CA, USA
The West Collection, Oaks, PA, USA
Vergel Foundation, New York, NY, USA