Charlotte Observer article about residency at McColl Center for Art + Innovation, click here.

Gibbes Museum of Art Visiting Artist series video, click here: video

Tom Stanley: Layers: On-Site Installation, 02 June – 27 March, 2019, Chapel of House Museum Abel Salazar, University of Porto, Portugal.

This on-site installation used paint, plates and a shelf as a starting point. I employed the technique of sgraffito, or drawing into wet paint, because it requires an immediate physical and visual response. The working process since my arrival in Porto has been informed by actually working in the museum Chapel and developing a conversation with what Abel Salazar (1889 -1946) had done here. Little of the earlier Chapel has been changed as these new elements have been added. Blue paint was selected to honor the dominant color in traditional Portuguese tile making. I painted the plates in the Chapel with the outside door open for ventilation. Abel Salazar also made the five copper plates displayed in the Chapel with the outside door open. I hope he was watching what has happened anew, that life and art making continue here. I wish to thank Casa-Museu Abel Salazar and its staff for this opportunity. I also wish to thank the Luso-American Foundation for their support of this project. – Tom Stanley, June 2018 

Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Award 

Tom Stanley was named a 2018 recipient of the Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Award.  Read more in the Charleston City Papers and the South Carolina Arts Commission Hub.

Visiting Artist at Gibbes Museum of Art

Tom was in residence at the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, South Carolina, February 28-April 6, 2018.  Public access hours to his studio (with the exception of March 7 and 8) are:  Wednesdays, 5–8 p.m. | Thursdays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. | Saturdays, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.  Read more about it at the Gibbes Blog.

Luncheon Lecture: Tuesday, March 13, 12 p.m.  

Gallery Talk:  Wednesday, March 14, 5:30 p.m.

Selected Essays & Reviews

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2017 - Tom Stanley Calm and Chaos by Amy Mercer Stockwell for The Art Mag

2017 - Tom Stanley and His Art by Sunny Hubler for CQ Exclusive

2016 - An Archaeology of Memory by Clara Paulino for Hampton III Gallery

2016 - Slide Script Paintings by Terry Jarrard-Dimond

2016 - Artist Tom Stanley takes us on a ‘Road to Nowhere’ by Scott D. Elingburg for The Post and Courier

2015 - Art in Process: In the Studio with Tom Stanley by Lisa Rubenson for HappeningsCLT

2011 - Tom Stanley Paints Himself Out of a Corner by Barbara Schreiber

2005 - Arts Infusion by Karen Martin for Winthrop Magazine