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Ceramic Tile Painting
Art Size: 10 3/4" W x 10 3/4" H.
Framed Size: 12 1/2" W x 12 1/2" H x 1 5/8" D.

Thomas Marino

My work focuses on color and light to achieve an atmospheric or celestial appearance. My Primary intent with this "style" is to explore the process of transformation and the awakening of our Spirit. Symbols that I use such as the circle, triangle and spiral are for their universal and unifying meaning, which beckons us to a higher reality. In the process of transforming the clay, we too are also transformed.

Selected Exhibitions/Shows/Awards
Toledo Federation of Arts Society Juried Exhibition, Center for the Visual Arts, Toledo OH; Best of Show, June 2022.
20 North Gallery, "The Alchemist's Dream", Letts, Marino, Muir, Oct. 2021, Toledo, OH.
Hawk Gallery, "Silver Earth and Skyscapes", 2-person exhibit, July 2021, Columbus OH.
Toledo Federation of the Arts Juried Exhibition, 20 North Gallery, Toledo, OH, honorable mention, October 2020
CraftForms, 25th International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Fine Craft, Wayne Art Center, 2019; Wayne, PA.
Ohio Designers Craftsmen Guild, "Best of…" juried competition, 2022, 2020, 2019, and numerous other years; Ceramics Monthly purchase awards 1991,1994; Columbus, OH.
Hawk Gallery, Group Show, Sept. 2019; Columbus, OH.
Habitat Galleries, 48th International Glass Invitational Exhibition, May 2019, Royal Oak, MI.
11th International Ceramics Competition, honorable mention; Sept. 2017, Mino, Japan; selected for traveling show.
Zanesville Museum of Art, "Crucible Series: New Ceramics", Solo Exhibition, lecture, Feb. 2016; Zanesville, OH.
Zanesville Prize in Contemporary Ceramics, Sept. 2014; Zanesville, OH.
Toledo Area Artist Show, Toledo Museum of Art, various years from 1979 through 2013; Third Prize, 2012; Honorable Mention and Toledo Potters Guild Award, 2013; Toledo, OH.
Crocker Museum of Art, "The Vase and Beyond: The Sidney Swidler Collection of the Contemporary Vessel", Oct. 2010; Exhibition for permanent collection; Sacramento, CA.
Perimeter Gallery, SOFA Chicago 2011, 2012; Invitational Exhibit, July 2002, Chicago, IL.
Sherrie Gallery, "Columbus Exhibit", July 2012; Group Invitational Show, March 2008; other group shows; Columbus, OH.
Crosby Festival of the Arts, 1980 - 2021; Best of Show, 2013; Purchase Award, 1997; numerous other awards; Toledo Botanical Garden; Toledo, OH.
Art on the Mall, 1993 - 2022; Best of Show, 2022, 2018, 2010; Purchase Award, 1996; various other awards; Toledo, OH.
American Gallery, "Light and Flame", solo show, 2006; "Light and Shadow", solo show, 2002; "All Ohio Ceramics Invitational", 2001; Toledo Potters Guild 50th Anniversary Juried Exhibition, 2001; "Millennium Ceramics", solo show (with original music composed by Tim Story) 1999; other group shows; Sylvania, OH.
Parkwood Gallery, Toledo Potters Guild 60th Anniversary Exhibition, Oct. 2011; Toledo, OH.
20 North Gallery, "Crosby Festival of the Arts Award Winners Invitational Exhibition", 2009; "10th Anniversary Invitational Show", 2003, Toledo, OH.
Center for Visual Arts (CVA), Toledo Potters Guild Juried Exhibition, 2007, Toledo, OH.
Sandusky Cultural Arts Center, Invitational Shows, 2004, 2003, 1997, 1995, 1993 "Art That Heals", Sandusky, OH Selected Exhibitions/Shows/Awards, cont. Findley University, "Three Person Ceramics Invitational", 2002, Findley, OH.
National Ceramics Invitational, Bowling Green State University, 1994, Bowling Green, OH. Monroe County Community College, solo invitational show and lecture, 1994, Monroe, MI.

Selected Collections
Racine Art Museum, 2022, Racine, WI.
American Museum of American Art, 2021, Elkhart, IN.
Zanesville Museum of Art, 2016; Zanesville, OH.
Canton Art Museum, 2012; Canton, OH.
Crocker Art Museum, 2010 (Sidney Swidler Collection); Sacramento, CA.
Block Museum, 2006 (painting of ceramic plate design); Evanston, IL.
American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA), from Ceramics Monthly purchase awards, Ohio Designers Craftsmen Guild "Best of…" juried exhibitions, 1991, 1994; Panoma, CA.
University of Toledo Alumni Association, 1996; Toledo, OH.
Monroe Community College, 1994; Monroe, MI.
The Dali Lama, presented gift, 1991; Findley, OH.

Selected Publications
Members Bulletin, Winter 2016, Zanesville Museum of Art, "Crucible Series, New Ceramics by Tom Marino.
Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics, Exhibition Catalogue, pg. 36; 2014.
Canton Museum Magazine, Spring 2013, pg. 9, Canton Museum of Art, recent acquisition.
The Vase and Beyond: The Sidney Swidler Collection of the Contemporary Vessel, Diana L. Daniels, Martha Drexler Lynn, Exhibition Book Catalogue, pg. 271, 2010.
Dialogue Magazine, "Tom Marino: Millennium Ceramics", Danielle Mason; March/April 2000.
The Blade, Newspaper article, "Creative Collaboration, Works by potter and musician complement each other", October 31, 1999; Toledo, OH; various other The Blade articles.

Abbreviated Education/Personal
Ceramic classes, various workshops: self-taught.
Presented ceramic talks, demos, mini workshops.
Extensive glaze development.
Numerous one-person and group exhibits; various awards.
Member: Toledo Museum of Art; Toledo Potters Guild; Ohio Designer Craftsmen Guild.
BS Chemistry, Michigan Technological University; graduate work.
Research Chemist, Product and Market Development career.
Extensive world travel

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