SELECTED SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
Tom Stanley: Scratching the Surface, Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston, S.C.
Tom Stanley, 1992-2017: Drawing in Paint, if ART Gallery, Columbia, S.C.
Alf Ward/Tom Stanley: The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing, Rock Hill Center for the Arts.
Works in Black & White, Winthrop University Galleries, Rock Hill, S.C.
Drawings Across the Sea, Casa-Museu Abel Salazar, Porto, Portugal.
Road to Nowhere, The George Gallery, Charleston, S.C.
Slide Script Paintings, Hampton III Gallery, Greenville, S.C.
Recent Work, The George Gallery, Charleston, S.C.
Glossary: Untitled Paintings, if ART, Columbia, S.C.
Untitled Exhibition, Dalton Gallery, Clinton Junior College, Rock Hill, S.C
Two-person collaboration with Shaun Cassidy, Charlotte Country Day Gallery, Charlotte, N.C.
S.C. Triennial Revisited, 701 Center for Contemporary Arts, Columbia, S.C.
Red and White and Black, one-person exhibition, Art Space, Raleigh, N.C.
Collaboration of Fragments: Shaun Cassidy and Tom Stanley, Sumter Gallery of Art, Sumter, S.C.
Anna Redwine: Life in One Breath and Tom Stanley: The Neighborhood, if ART Gallery, Columbia, S.C.
Floating/Grounded: Kathe Rice Stanley and Tom Stanley, Center for the Arts, Rock Hill, S.C.
One-Person Exhibition, Glance Gallery, Raleigh, N.C.
The Neighborhood and Other Recent Works, The Gallery at Carillon, Charlotte, N.C.
One-Person Exhibition, Floating, Ken Kirschman Artspace, NOCCA Riverfront, New Orleans, La.
One-Person Exhibition, across the river, New Works by Tom Stanley, Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, N.C.
Figure of Speech: Tom Stanley and Tim Hussey, Halsey Gallery, Charleston, S.C.
One-Person Exhibition, Tom Stanley: Black Mountain Drawings, Jeanne Rauch Gallery, Gaston College, N.C.
Tom Stanley and Alf Ward, Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery, Coastal Carolina, Conway, S.C.
One-Person Exhibition, en route to orleans, an installation for the McColl Center for Visual Arts, Charlotte, N.C.
One-Person Exhibition, Recent Work, USC Sumter Gallery, Sumter, S.C.
One-Person Exhibition, Installation of en route to hamlet, Spirit Square, Charlotte, NC.
One-Person Exhibition, Installation of en route to hamlet, Jeremiah Miller Gallery, Greensboro, N.C.
Tom Stanley and Gene Merritt, Meteor Gallery, Columbia, S.C.
One-Person Exhibition, Tom Stanley Paintings, Sarratt Gallery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.
One-Person Exhibition, Recent Paintings, University of South Carolina, Spartanburg, S.C.
Two Person Exhibition, Chelsea Gallery, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, N.C.
One-Person Exhibition, Tom Stanley Paintings, Isaac Hathaway Arts Center, University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff, Ark.
One-person exhibition, Tom Stanley: Recent Work, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Ga.
One-Person Exhibition, McDonald Art Gallery, Charlotte, N.C.
Two-Person Exhibition, Tom Stanley and Kevin O-Farrell, Humanities Center, Richmond, Va.
Two-Person Exhibition, Bob Kopf and Tom Stanley, Winthrop College Gallery, Rock Hill, S.C.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Across the Board: New Works, If Art, Columbia, S.C.
701 Biennial, 701 Center for Contemporary Art, Columbia, S.C.
By Way of the South, Curated By Justin Van Hoy, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco.
Abstraction in South Carolina Since 1950, South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, S.C.
Commentary/Exhibition of Southeastern Artists, Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, N.C.
Color, Fields, Forms & Fractures, if ART Exhibition, Columbia, S.C.
State Art Collection: Contemporary Conversations, 701 Center for Contemporary Art, Columbia, S.C.
Carolina Contemporary Collection: The Art of Healing, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, S.C.
4Oth Anniversary South Carolina Arts Commission, Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, S.C.
20th Anniversary Juried Exhibition, South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, S.C.
Mark B. Coplan Collection of Art, S.C. State Museum, Columbia, S.C.
Introductions, Barbara Archer Gallery, Atlanta, Ga.
NASCAR Inspired, Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, N.C.
Alumni Invitational, McMaster Gallery, University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C.
State Art Collection, part II, 1992-2006, Sumter Gallery of Art, Sumter, S.C.
Memory and Place, Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Salisbury, N.C.
Homegrown Southeast, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Sommerwende International Arts Festival, gallery twenty-four, Berlin, Germany
South Carolina Birds, Sumter Gallery of Art, Sumter, S.C., and Burroughs Chapin Art Museum, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Triennial 2004, South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, S.C.
Une Collection: Homage a Geneviève Roulin, Furor et La Galerie du Marché, Lausanne.
New American Paintings, #46. The Eighth Open Studios Southern Competition in Print, Boston, Mass.
Maker Versus Material, Curator: Bank of America and Trizec Properties, Charlotte, N.C.
La Collection Geneviève Roulin, Musée de la Halle Saint Pierre, Paris.
Public Art and Landscape in the Charlotte Region, The Gallery at Carillon, Charlotte, N.C.
Reconstruction Eden, Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, N.C.
New American Paintings, #28. The Fifth Open Studios Southern Competition in Print, Boston, Mass.
Collaborations/James M. Steven, McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C.
Just Racin': Artists Look at NASCAR, Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, Greensboro, N.C.
Triennial '98, South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, S.C.
Works on Paper, Zone One Contemporary, Asheville, N.C.
Our Connection to the Land, Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, Greensboro, N.C.
Gary Komarin, Michael Nakoneczny & Tom Stanley, MOFA, New Orleans, La.
Combined Talents, 1996 Florida National, Fine Arts Museum, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla.
KY/SCnyc (curator/Fiona Ragheb), National Art Club, New York, N.Y.
18th Annual Invitation Exhibition, Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Salisbury, N.C.
Chiaroscuro - A Contemporary Study of Light and Dark, Montgomery Museum or Art, Ala.
Art Automat, Context Inaugural Exhibition, Charlotte, N.C.
Invitational Exhibition, Zone One Contemporary, Asheville, N.C.
Music of the Canvas with composer David Ott, Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Salisbury, N.C.
Carolina Artscapes 92, Adams Outdoor, the Mint Museum and the Arts and Science Council, Charlotte, N.C.
Homecoming: Artists Celebrate Their Teachers, Spirit Square Center for the Arts, Charlotte.
Group Exhibition, Gilliam and Peden Gallery, Raleigh, N.C.
Best Painting, Springs Traveling Exhibition, Lancaster, S.C. and Southeast United States.
Crayon Show, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, N.C
Off the Beaten Path, Limbo Gallery, Charlotte, N.C.
Directors and Curators, Winthrop College Gallery, Rock Hill, S.C.
Drawing/Seven Points of View, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Va.
Drawing Invitational, Winthrop College Gallery, Rock Hill, S.C.
Positive/Negative, 2-D National, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tenn.
College of Mainland Print and Drawing Exhibition, Texas City. Texas.
Arkansas Art '83, Mabee Fine Arts Center, Arkadelphia, Ark.
14th Annual Arkansas Exhibition, Southeast Arkansas Arts Center, Pine Bluff, Ark.
Exhibited, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, N.C.
South Carolina Arts Commission Juried Exhibition, Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, S.C.
Biennial, Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, N.C.
37th Southeastern Juried Exhibition, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, N.C.
SELECTED COMMISSIONS, COLLECTIONS AND PUBLIC ART
CATS (Charlotte Area Transit System), Blue Line Extension, Public Art and Design for Tom Hunter Stations.
Five wall pieces for the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha (collaboration with Shaun Cassidy).
Public Art Commission in Progress: Time Further Out in collaboration with Shaun Cassidy, Arts & Science Council, Matthews, N.C., Sports Complex.
Public Art Commission, Winthrop Monolith and River Walk Gathering Area in collaboration with Shaun Cassidy, Hardin Family Garden, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, S.C.
Collection, Ashley River Tower, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, S.C.
Public Art Commission, Balancing Act, with Shaun Cassidy, Provident Community Bank, Simpsonville, S.C.
Public Art Commission, Journey, with Shaun Cassidy, Local Government Federal Credit Union, Raleigh, N.C.
Collection, South Caroline State Museum, Columbia, S.C.
Collection, South Carolina Arts Commission, Columbia, S.C.
Collection, B.F. Goodrich, Charlotte, N.C.
Collection, Womble, Carlyle, Standridge and Rice, Charlotte, N.C.
Collection, Jean de Matini et Geneviève Roulin, Lausanne, Switzerland.
Collection, First Charter Center, Charlotte, N.C.
Collection, Duke University, Durham, N.C.
Collection, Kennedy Covington Lobdell & Hickman, Rock Hill, S.C.
Carolina Artscapes '92, Public Art Billboard Commission, Charlotte, N.C.
Collection, North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, Asheville, N.C.
Riverworks, Public Art Commission, Arkansas College Campus, Funded by the Arkansas Arts Council, Batesville, Ark.
Collection, University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C.
Collection, Nations Bank, Charlotte, N.C.
Collection, Davidson College, Davidson, N.C.
Stations of the Cross, Commission for Monk's Chapel, Belmont Abbey College, Belmont, N.C.
PUBLICATIONS AND EXHIBITION CATALOGS
Hampton III Gallery Publication, An Archelogy of Memory by Maria Clara Paulino.
Tom Stanley: Discovering What’s Next by Wim Roefs.
Tom Stanley Paints Himself Out of a Corner, digital catalogue with essay by Barbara Schreiber.
Red and White and Black, Art Space brochure with essay by Lia Newman.
Tom Stanley, The Neighborhood, Essay by Wim Roefs, If ART, Columbia, S.C.
The Drama Issue Five, the A to Z Issue, Joel Speasmaker, Brooklyn.
South Carolina Birds, Essay by Wim Roefs, Sumter Gallery of Art, Columbia, S.C.
New American Painting #46, Eighth Open Studios Southern Competition, Open Studio, Press, Boston, Mass.
Geneviève Roulin, published by Jean de Martini & Furor, Switzerland.
New American Paintings #28, The Fifth Open Studios Southern Competition, Open Studio Press, Boston, Mass.
The Carolinas Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, An Exploration of Social and Economic Trends, 1924-1999; funding from the Duke Endowment, Charlotte, N.C
Triennial 98, South Carolina State Museum/South Carolina Arts Commission, Columbia, S.C.
Combined Talents: The Florida National 1996, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla.
NY/SCnyc: Works by Contemporary Artists from Kentucky and South Carolina, essay by J. Fiona Ragheb, The National Arts Club, New York.
3 Artists II, Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Salisbury, S.C.
Chiaroscuro: Montgomery 1994 Biennial, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, essay by Jane Kessler, Montgomery. Ala.
REVIEWS AND ARTICLES
Tom Stanley – Slide Script Paintings by Terry Jarrard-Dimond Stuido 24-7.
Artist Tom Stanley Takes us on a Road to Nowhere by Scott D. Elingburg (the Post and Courier).
Art in Process: In the Studio with Tom Stanley by Lisa Rubenson for HappeningsCLT.
“Arts Infusion: Gallery Work Is in Tom Stanley’s Veins,” by Karen Martin, Winthrop Magazine, Rock Hill, S.C.
“Chasing a mystery,” by Richard Maschal, The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, N.C. 2004
“Floating Down a Mysterious River,” by Lauren Hoyt, The Herald, Rock Hill, S.C.
“Modern Ideas and Mythology: Two Artists Dog Deep in Different Ways,” by Amy Wisher, Creative Loafing, Charlotte, N.C.
“Dog Days in Eden: Reexamining the American Landscape,” by Scott Lucas, Creative Loafing, Charlotte, N.C.
"Hamlet reveals uneasy icons with common structures, by Jane Grau, The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, N.C.
"en route to hamlet: the work of Tom Stanley," by Teri Tynes, Free Times, Columbia, S.C.
"Stanley's show meanders through a captivating landscape," by Dawn Hinshaw, The State, Columbia, S.C.
"Creative curators," by Jeffrey Day, The State, Columbia, S.C.
"Exhibits to see before they pack up for the season," by Jane Grau, The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, N.C.
"3 of 4 painters give a traditional lay of the landscape at Green Hill Center," by Tom Patterson, Winston-Salem Journal, Winston-Salem, N.C.
"Conversation With the Past," by Jane Grau, Creative Loafing, Charlotte, N.C.
"Best of Both Worlds," by Linda Brown, Creative Loafing, Charlotte, N.C.
"Layers and Series," by Karl F. Volkmar, The New Orleans Art Review, New Orleans, La.
"Artist adds more steps in his journey through life," by Tom Patterson, The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, N.C.
"A Curious Eye," by Pat FitzGerald, The Herald, Rock Hill, S.C.
"3 artists transform the ordinary," by Tom Patterson, The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, N.C.
"Merritt and Stanley: Two men, one show," by Pat FitzGerald, The Herald, Rock Hill, S.C.
"Roadside Attractions," by Sandy Seawright, Break Magazine, Charlotte, N.C.
"Hothouse flora and fauna thrive in WCU galleries," by James Thompson, Asheville Citizen- Times, Asheville, N.C.
"Geometric Grace," by Steven Litt, The News and Observer, Raleigh, N.C.
AUTHORED ARTICLES AND ESSAYS AS CURATOR
“Artist Gene Merritt,” Paperwork, The Drawings of Gene Merritt, Tom Stanley; designed by John Foster, St. Louis.
Entry about artist Gene Merritt, The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 23: Folk Art,
University of North Carolina Press.
Exhibition Essay, “Fact-Family-Fantasy,” Artspace, Raleigh, N.C.
“Journey to the Cradle of Humankind,” Introductory Essay for Winthrop’s South by South Africa Project, Two Worlds Outside: Nukain Mabusa and Joshua Samuel, Winthrop University Galleries, Rock Hill, S.C.
“Notes on Memory and Observation in the Drawing of Gene Merritt,” Musée de la Création Franche, Bègles, France.
Essays on Gene Merritt and Brooks Yeomans, Eternity Has No Door of Escape, Galleria Gottardo, Lugano, Switzerland.
L'Art Brut Fascicule 21, Collection de l'Art Brut Monograph Series, Essays about Artists Gene Merritt and Brooks Yeomans.
Exhibition Essay, “Portraits et Personnages,” Winthrop University Galleries.
Film Writer, Remembering Ed: The Last Precisionist, S.C. ETV.
"Tom Stanley Explores the World of Gene Merritt," Raw Vision, London and New York.
"Outside of What," essay for magazine Hanatsubaki, Tokyo, Japan.
Announcement Essay for Gene Merritt Exhibition, Collection de l'Art Brut, Lausanne, Switzerland.
Exhibition Essay, "Gifts of Survival," Catawba Pottery: Legacy of Survival/Seven Master Potters, South Carolina Arts Commission, Columbia, S.C.
"New Craft/New Art," Essay for Crafts of the Carolinas, South Carolina Arts Commission, Columbia, S.C.
Author and Organizer of Education Kit, Across Generations: Catawba Potters and Their Art, South Carolina Humanities Commission.
Exhibition Essay, Somar Invitational Exhibition, Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Salisbury, N.C.
Exhibition Essay, "Jeremiah Miller: In the Wild," Gibbes Museum Exhibition, Charleston, S.C.
Exhibition Essay, “Worth Keeping: Found Artists of the Carolinas”, Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, S.C.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Recipient, Medal of Honor in the Arts, Winthrop University.
Faculty Research Grant, Drawings Across the Sea, Casa-Museu Abel Salazar, Porto, Portugal.
Featured Artist, South Carolina Art Education Association Conference.
Presidential Citation, Winthrop University.
Higher Education Award, South Carolina Art Education Association.
United Way Community Champion, United Way of York County.
Faculty Research Grant with collaborator Shaun Cassidy, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, S.C.
Faculty Research Grant for Curriculum Development, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, S.C.
Recipient, Ben Audrey Volunteer Award, Arts Council of York County.
Presidential Citation, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, S.C.
Regional Artist Project Grant, Arts and Science Council, Charlotte, N.C.
Awarded Sabbatical for Spring 2004.
Faculty Research Grant for Curriculum Development (Benny Andrews Project), Winthrop University, Rock Hill, S.C.
Presidential Citation, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, S.C.
“Best In Charlotte: Critics Choice Award for Best University Gallery,” Creative Loafing.
“Best In Charlotte: Critics Choice Award for Best Curated Exhibition,” Creative Loafing.
Artist Project Grant, South Carolina Arts Commission, Columbia, S.C.
Regional Designation Award in the Arts, Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games.
“Best University Gallery of 1994,” The Charlotte Observer.
Certificate of Recognition, Community Appearance Commission, City or Salisbury.
Artist Project Grant, Arkansas Arts Council, Little Rock, Ark.
M.F.A. in Painting, University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C., 1980
M.A. in Applied Art History, University of S.C., Columbia, S.C., 1980
B.A. in Studio Art, Belmont Abbey/Sacred Heart Colleges, Belmont, N.C., 1972
Winthrop University, Rock Hill, S.C
2007-2017: Chair, Department of Fine Arts; Professor of Fine Arts; Advisor, M.F.A. Program
2005-2010: Coordinator of ACE Projects at Winthrop
1990-2010: Director, Winthrop University Galleries.
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Salisbury, N.C.
Livingstone College, Salisbury, N.C.
1987-1989: Instructor of Art History and Appreciation
Barry University, Miami, Fla.
1983-1985: Assistant Professor of Art
Arkansas College, (now Lyon College) Batesville, Ark.
1980-1983: Assistant Professor of Art and Historic Preservation
Central Corrections Institute, Columbia, S.C.
1979-1980: Instructor of Art
Greg Copeland Inc., Passaic, N.J. and New York, N.Y.
1975-1977: Resident Designer