Tom Waldron

Born: 1953, Minneapolis, MN

Biography

Tom Waldron transforms Hydrostone, steel plates, wood, and concrete into elegant sculptures composed of geometric angles, dynamic curves, and surface transitions defined by a razor-thin line. His work is included in the collections of the Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Albuquerque Museum; Albuquerque Public Library; Cedars Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles, CA; City of Durango, CO; Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe; Scripps Hospital, La Jolla, CA; and University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque. Waldron lives and works in Corrales, NM.

The shape of a sculpture is an attempt to integrate practical concerns such as stability, safety, and durability with more visceral or purely aesthetic responses to the work. Usually I try to make my sculptures in such a way that the internal relationships all seem resolved; the sculptural space or tension is between the object and the viewer. The sculptures are in some way incomplete until they are installed and start to alter their surroundings. They begin to carve the space and light of the installation area into different shapes and tones.
-Tom Waldron

Education
1979 University of New Mexico
1976 B.A., University of Minnesota
1972-1973 University of Notre Dame

 

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions
2016
Tom Waldron: Recent Sculpture, William Siegal Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2014
Leslie Sacks Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA
2012
William Siegal Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2010
William Siegal Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2008
Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2007
William Siegal Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2005
Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
2002
Linda Durham Gallery, New York, NY
2001
Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA
2000
Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1999
Conlon Siegel Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1996
Conlon Siegel Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1993
Linda Durham Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1992
Works Gallery, Long Beach, CA
Linda Durham Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Selected Group Exhibitions
2015
Coordinates, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
2014
Charles Christopher Hill & Tom Waldron, Leslie Sacks Contemporary,
Santa Fe, NM
2013
Nautilus, William Siegal Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2012
Thinking New Mexico:  A Centennial Exhibition, NM State University Art Gallery, Las Cruces NM
2011
20 in 2011, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
505, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
2005
Quint Gallery, La Jolla CA
Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY
2004
Contemporary Arts in the Public Realm, Magnifico Artspace, Albuquerque, NM
2002
Linda Durham Contemporary Art, New York, NY
2000
The Minimalist Tradition in New Mexico, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM
1999
artist’s choice, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
1998
Finding the Familiar, Nashville, TN
1997
Group Show, New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
1996
Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
1994
El Mundo del Arte de Nuevo Mexico, Guadalajara, Mexico
1991
Group Show, New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe
1990
Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
Albuquerque Museum of Fine Art, Albuquerque, NM
1987
Albuquerque Museum of Fine Art, Albuquerque, NM

Collections

Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Albuquerque Museum of Fine Arts, Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque Public Library, City of Albuquerque, NM
Cedars Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles, CA
City of Durango, CO
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Elmhurst Arts Museum, Elmhurst IL
New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, NM
Scripps Hospital, La Jolla, CA
State of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
University of New Mexico, Gallup, NM
University of New Mexico Hospital, Albuquerque, NM

Awards

Please contact the gallery for this information.

Press

2015
Wes Pulkka, Local art show includes pinhole photos by former UNM professor, Venue, Albuquerque Journal, May 3
2014
Charles Christopher Hill and Tom Waldron, Artwork.LA, September 11
2012
Marina La Palma, Tom Waldron: New Sculpture, THE Magazine, July p. 65
2011
Jon Carver, 505, THE Magazine, May
2005
Arden Reed, Tom Waldron, Art in America, September, p. 160
Rinchen Lhamo, Tom Waldron: Sculpture, THE Magazine, July
Wesley Pulkka, Clean, Pure shapes are thrilling to behold, Albuquerque Journal, July 17, F5
2004
LeAnne Potts, Coffee Filters?, Albuquerque Journal, Feb 12, A1, 3
2002
Donald Kuspit, Tom Waldron, Artforum, April, p. 140
1999
Susanna Carlisle, Tom Waldron, THE Magazine, September pp. 6
1996
Jan Adlmann, Contemporary Art in New Mexico, Craftsman House, pp.194-197, 225
1995
Jan Adlmann, Report from Santa Fe, Art in America, Jan. pp. 50-52
1993
Universe of Tom Waldron, THE Magazine, October pp.6-7
1990
Fred Stern, Letter from America, Mizue, Spring p. 126
William Peterson, Ten for the 90’s, Artnews, April p. 152
1989
William Peterson, Tom Waldron, Artspace, Nov/Dec pp. 34-35

Press Release

2016
Unstructured Merriment at Richard Levy Gallery

2015
Coordinates at Richard Levy Gallery

2011
20 in 2011
 
at Richard Levy Gallery
505 at Richard Levy Gallery

2005
New Sculpture at Richard Levy Gallery