Tom Brydelsky

Born in 1957, Tom Brydelsky lives in New York. His mixed-media encaustic paintings are an investigation into the nature of perception, memory, and the living environment. They have appeared in galleries, art fairs and non-profit spaces throughout the U.S. and Europe.

He has had numerous one-person shows at Gruen Galleries, Chicago, IL. and Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York, NY and in addition to various non-profit spaces. The painting, Sojourn, appeared in the November 2009 issue of Architectural Digest and his work was featured on the television specialFashioning a Home with Clinton Kelly.

Of his work, Brydelsky says, "Initially, using a series of photographs I have taken, I manipulate a picture digitally incorporating various textures and colors to re-invent the feeling that a particular environment or object evoked. The resulting image is printed using archival inks and paper, mounted onto a wood panel and becomes the base for an encaustic painting. The translucent quality of encaustic directly applied to the surface augments whatever atmospheric condition the image holds. In addition, it is a media that allows for a broad range of surface textures and, by its very nature, speaks of the fragility of life and memory." 

He has extensive teaching experience and was the Studio Art Lab Coordinator at the Guggenheim Museum in New York for many years. He has taught workshops to adults and children at Bank Street College of Education, the Queens Museum of Art, NY and in conjunction with his solo exhibitions in Fayetteville, AK and Asheville. NC.

His work is in public and private collections in the United States and Europe.

Education

1992  BFA, Empire State College CUNY, New York, NY
1977-81  Art Students League, New York, NY

Solo Exhibitions

2012    New Works by Tom Brydelsky, Encaustic Landscapes, Gruen Galleries, Chicago, IL 
2011    Encaustic Landscapes by Tom Brydelsky, Gruen Galleries, Chicago, IL 
2010    New Work by Tom Brydelsky, Gruen Galleries, Chicago, IL 
2009    Landscape, Process, Memory, New Work by Tom Brydelsky, Gruen Galleries, Chicago, IL 
2008    Tom Brydelsky, Gruen Galleries, Chicago, IL 
2007    Tom Brydelsky, Encaustic II, Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York, NY
            Tom Brydelsky, Encaustic Landscapes
, Gruen Galleries, Chicago, IL
2006    Tom Brydelsky, New Work, Gruen Galleries, Chicago, IL
1998    Exploring Artists Visions, Walton Art Center, Fayetteville, AR
1996    Tom Brydelsky/Mixed Media, Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC 
1995    Object, Essence, Memory, Works by Tom Brydelsky, C.A.G.E., Cincinnati, OH
            Vertical Series, Works by Tom Brydelsky, Northern Indiana Arts Association, Munster, IN
1993    Urban Alchemy, New Works by Tom Brydelsky, Laura Sprague Gallery, Joliet College, Joliet, IL

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012    Paradiso, Bill Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
            Group Show, Christopher Morgan Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
            Studio Artists, Cheryl Hazan Contemporary Art, New York, NY
2011    The Eloquence of Trees, Bill Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
            ArtHamptons, Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York, NY
            On Exhibit, New Work by Tom Brydelsky, Diana Levine Fine Art, Boston, MA 
            Architectural Digest Home Design Show, Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York, NY
            ArtChicago, Gruen Galleries, Chicago, IL
            Group Show, Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
            New Still Life & Landscape Paintings, Mark Gallery, Engelwood, NJ 
            The Writings on the Wall, Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York, NY
2010    Studio Artists, Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York, NY
            Five Centuries of Art, Hecksher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY
            AD 20/21- Art and Design of the 20th and 21st Centuries, Diana Levine Fine Art, Boston, MA 
            Group Show, Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta, GA 
            Winter Group Show, Mark Gallery, Engelwood, NJ 
2009    The Ninth Annual Red Show, Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York, NY
            Group Show, Mark Gallery, Engelwood, NJ
            Voices and Visions, Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY
            Susan G. Komen Build for the Cure, 
Charlotte, NC
            Fifth Annual BAMart Silent Auction
, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY
            Spring Sequence, Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York, NY 
2008    Blank Canvas Benefit, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ
            The Eight Annual Red Show, Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York, NY
            Some Wonderful Things, Part II, Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art, Sarasota, FL
            Group Show, Steps Gallery, London, England
2007    The Seventh Annual Red Show, Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York, NY
            Scope Art Fair Miami, Sacco Gallery, Miami, FL
            Bridge Art Fair Miami, Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York, NY
            Art London and Bridge Art Fair London, Belloc Lowdes Fine Art, Chicago. IL
            Ladies and Gentleman..., Sacco Gallery, Miami, FL
            Petal Fusion II, Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York, NY
            Affordable Art Fair, Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York, NY
            Art in Embassies: Cape Town, South Africa, U.S. Department of State, Washington D.C. 
2006    The Sixth Annual Red Show, Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York, NY
            The 9th Annual Postcards From the Edge Benefit, Visual Aids, New York, NY
            The Third Annual Art Auction Benefit, Sunnyside Community Center, Sunnyside, NY
            Group Miniatures Show, Phoenix Gallery, Park City, UT                                                                                           Blank Canvas Benefit, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ
            Petal Fusion, Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York, NY
            Lots of Landscapes, Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art, Sarasota, FL
            The Pavilion Show, Cheryl Hazan Gallery, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY
2005    The 5th Annual Red Show, Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York, NY
            The Encaustic Show, Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York, NY
            Group Show, Gruen Galleries, Chicago, IL
            10@16, DSA Fine Arts, Beacon, NY
2004    The 4th Annual Red Show, Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York, NY
            6th American Print Biennial, The Marsh Art Gallery, University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, VA; 
            Curator: Marjorie B. Cohn, Carl A. Weyerhaeuser Curator of Prints, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University
            New Prints 2004/Spring, International Print Center, New York, NY                                                                           Curator: Barry Walker, Curator of 20th Century Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
2003    NorthEast Prints 2003, Ben Shahn Center Galleries, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ 
            Curator: David W Kiehl, Curator of Prints, Whitney Museum of American Art
2002    Twenty-Fifth Small Works Exhibition, New York University, New York, NY 
            Curator: Barbara Millstein, Curator, Brooklyn Museum of Art

Selected Collections

Hecksher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY
Archer Daniels Midland Company, Decatur, IL
William Patterson University, Wayne, NJ 
Private collections throughout the United States and Europe