Tom Orr

With hand drawn lines overlaying a field of narrow, vertical stripes, Tom Orr’s Waterfall prints capture the sense of movement and space of a cascade. Shimmering moire’ patterns and subtle tonal differentiations between the two sets of lines enhance this dynamic visual phenomenon. Orr has previously explored this theme in gallery-based installations and public sculpture commissions, and the Waterfall series are his first published print editions.

 

Born 1950, Dallas, TX
Lives and works in Dallas, TX

EDUCATION
1973 BFA Sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2011
Onagadori, Blue Star Contemporary Art, San Antonio, TX
2010
Ghost Stories, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX
Tom Orr – Recent Work, Brookhaven College, Dallas, TX
2008
Maquettes by Tom Orr, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX
2006
Identity, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX
1999
H2O and Other Elements, Turner & Runyon Gallery, Dallas, TX
1998
Installation, Tulsa Artist Coalition, Tulsa, OK
1994
Installation, Amarillo Museum, Amarillo, TX
Tom Orr – Recent Work, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
1993
Tom Orr, One Person Exhibition, Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX
1991
Tom Orr, Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX
New Constructions, Dallas Visual Art Center, Dallas, TX
1979
Tom Orr, Recent Work, 500 Exposition Gallery, Dallas, TX

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2011
Modern Ruin, Down and Dirty, Fort Worth, TX
Silver, 25th Anniversary Exhibtion, University of Texas, Arlington, TX
Art In Container, Kobe Biannial, Kobe, Japan
Texas Biennial, Austin, TX
Collections, Cultures and Collaborations, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Imprints, 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX
2010
Transmissions, Fort Worth Contemporary Art, Fort Worth, TX
Modern Ruin, site specific installation in a failed WaMu Bank, Dallas, TX
Sustenance, site specific installation in a vacant factory, Dallas, TX
2009
Performance/Art, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Cedarhurst Biennial Sculpture Exhibition, Mitchell Museum, Mount Vernon, IL
Three Sculptors, Texas Women’e University, Denton, TX
2008
New Print 2008/Autumn, International Print Center NY, New York, NY
Aqua Art Miami, Manneken Press, Aqua Hotel, Miami Beach, FL
More Than This, CADD Art Lab, Dallas, TX
Group Hug, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX
Triple Vision: Ted Kincaid, Tom Orr, Susie Rosmarin, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX
Your Favorite Artist Was a Member: 30 Years at 500X, 500X, Dallas, TX
2007
Group Exhibition by Gallery Artists, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX
Elemental, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX
Texas Biennial, Dougherty Arts Center, Austin, TX
2006
Inaugural Group Show, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX
2005
21st Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture in Japan, Ube City Museum, Japan
Space Invaders, Gene Binder Gallery, Marfa, TX and Univ. of TX at Dallas
Parings, Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, Dallas, TX
A Friend in Deed, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX
2004
One Hundred Drawings, The University of Dallas, TX
Mavens, The University of Dallas, TX
2003
Opposite Attraction, Untitled Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK
Invitational, 500 X Gallery, Dallas, TX
2002
Essential Space, Belo Sculpture Series, The McKinney Ave. Contemporary, Dallas, TX
New American Talent, The Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin, TX
Modalities of the Visible: A Survey of Contemporary Art in North Texas, Brookhaven College, Dallas, TX
Percent for Art Dallas II, The Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, TX
2001
Hung, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX
2001
Biennial Exhibition, McKinney Ave Contemporary, Dallas, TX
Braille, Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, TX
2000
Living and Working in Texas, Park Central, Dallas, TX
Art-Man-Nature, Anniversary Invitational, Connemara Conservatory, Allen, TX
Vision and Movement 2000: Public Art/Public Transit, The Gallery at UTA, Arlington, TX
1999
Mount Rushmore, Turner & Runyon Gallery, Dallas, TX
Percent for Art, City of Dallas, Bathhouse Cultural Center, Dallas, TX
1998
20 x 500, 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX
9th International Osaka Triennial, Osaka Foundation of Culture, Osaka, Japan.
Installation: Within the Floating World, Tom Orr and Frances Bagley, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI.
To Float: Tom Orr and Frances Bagley, Irving Art Center, Irving, TX
1997
Second Texas Annual, The Contemporary Art Center, Ft. Worth, TX
Floating Mountain, Center for Research in Contemporary Art, University of Texas at Arlington, TX
1996
Sun and Star Japan Festival
, Two Person Exhibition with Yonekichi Tanaka at One Ferris Plaza and Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX
Relatively Speaking: Two Person Invitational, Galveston Art Center, Galveston, TX
Two Person Invitational, Parchman Stremmel Gallery, San Antonio, TX
Establishment Exposed, Dallas Visual Art Center, Dallas, TX
1995
Made in Texas, Parchman Stremmel Gallery, San Antonio, TX
Group Invitational, Mitchell Museum, Mt. Vernon, IL
6th International Osaka Triennial, Osaka Foundation of Culture, Osaka, Japan. (Bronze
Prize) 
2nd Fujisankei Biennale International Exhibition for Contemporary Sculpture
,
(Prize for Excellence) Utsukushi- Ga- Hara Open-Air Museum, Nagano, Japan
Simple Things, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX
Structure and Form, Two Person Invitational, City Art Center, Oklahoma City, OK
1994
Abilene 13th Annual Sculpture Exhibition, Abilene, TX
Abstract Matters, Brookhaven College, Dallas, TX
Group Exhibition, Hakone Open Air Show Museum, Hakone, Japan
1993
500X at 15, 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX
Texas Biennial, State Fair Grounds, Dallas, TX
1992
Forty Views, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX
Contact 92, Trammel Crow Center, Dallas, TX
Collectors Show, D- Art Visual Art Center, Dallas, TX
1991
New Constructions, D-Art Visual Art Center, Dallas, TX
Burn Invitational, Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX
The Vessel, 501 2nd Ave, Dallas, TX
Woodworks, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX
31st Annual Invitational, Longview Museum, Longview, TX
Three person Invitational, Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX
1989
Two Person Exhibition, 3309 Studio, Dallas, TX
The Constructed Image, Southern Methodist Univ. Dallas, TX
Installations, Connemara Sculpture Park, Allen, TX
Self Portrait Invitational, Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX
1988
Autorama, Brookhaven College Invitational, Farmers Branch, TX
Art in Architecture, Plano Cultural Arts Center, Plano, TX
X 500 X Invitational, 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX
Two Person Invitational, East Texas State University Commerce, TX
City Place, Dallas, TX.
City Fair, Commission Installation Plaza of the Americas, Dallas, TX.
Excellence €88, Trammel Crow Bld. Dallas, TX.
Zoomorphism, Animals in Art, Brookhaven College, Dallas, TX. Autorama Invitational
1987 500 X Gallery Dallas, TX. Invitational
1985 Madonna Show, Madonna Touring Exhibit, Alternate Gallery Dallas, TX.
1984
University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX. Invitational
Theater Gallery Dallas, TX. Three Person Invitational

COLLECTIONS
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Dallas, TX
American Airlines Collection, Dallas, TX
UT Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX.
Frito Lay Collection, Regional Headquarters, Dallas, TX
Nations Bank Corporate Headquarters, Charlotte, N.C.
Utsukushi-Ga-Hara Open-Air Museum, Nagano, Japan
Osaka Foundation of Culture, Osaka, Japan
Belo Corporation, Dallas, TX
Billingsley Company Collection, Dallas, TX
El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX
W Hotel, Dallas, TX
One Arts Plaza, Dallas, TX
Conoco/Phillips, Houston, TX
Corgan Associates, Dallas, TX

AWARDS
2011 Pollock Krasner Individual Artist’s Grant
Exhibition Prize, Kobe Biennial, Kobe, Japan
2008
Bernard Kuntz Sculpture Award, Cedarhurst Art Center/Mitchell Museum, Mount Vernon, IL
2001 Hanley Award, Best of Show, McKinney Ave Contemporary Biennial
1999 Visiting Artist Fellowship, Brandywine Press, Philadelphia, PA
1995 The Award for Excellence, Fujisankei Biennale, Nagano, Japan
1995 Bronze Prize, 6th International Osaka Triennial, Osaka, Japan
1989 The Assemblage Award for 3 Dimensional Art, Dallas, TX

PUBLIC ART
2011/13 Love Field Airport entrance installation, Dallas, TX
Battan Railway project, El Paso, TX
Firestaion #27, San Antonio, TX
2006 Set and costume design of Dallas Opera’s 50th Anniversary production of Nabucco, Dallas, TX
2002-2005 International Terminal, DFW Airport, Dallas, TX
2001 Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Plano Station Design. Plano, TX
2001 Water Theater, White Rock Lake Bathhouse, Dallas, TX (with Frances Bagley)
1996 Sun and Star Japan Festival, Installations at One Ferris Plaza, Dallas, TX
1993 Prairie Basin, public art work winning design for Plano Texas Municipal Center
1989 Installations of Wave for Connemara Conservatory, Public Art Park, Allen, TX
1991 Collaborative public elevator design with Green Architects, Dallas, TX

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