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

1973 BFA Sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design

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

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
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
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
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
Group Exhibition by Gallery Artists, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX
Elemental, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX
Texas Biennial, Dougherty Arts Center, Austin, TX
Inaugural Group Show, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX
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
One Hundred Drawings, The University of Dallas, TX
Mavens, The University of Dallas, TX
Opposite Attraction, Untitled Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK
Invitational, 500 X Gallery, Dallas, TX
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
Hung, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX
Biennial Exhibition, McKinney Ave Contemporary, Dallas, TX
Braille, Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, TX
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
Mount Rushmore, Turner & Runyon Gallery, Dallas, TX
Percent for Art, City of Dallas, Bathhouse Cultural Center, Dallas, TX
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
Second Texas Annual, The Contemporary Art Center, Ft. Worth, TX
Floating Mountain, Center for Research in Contemporary Art, University of Texas at Arlington, TX
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
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
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
Abilene 13th Annual Sculpture Exhibition, Abilene, TX
Abstract Matters, Brookhaven College, Dallas, TX
Group Exhibition, Hakone Open Air Show Museum, Hakone, Japan
500X at 15, 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX
Texas Biennial, State Fair Grounds, Dallas, TX
Forty Views, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX
Contact 92, Trammel Crow Center, Dallas, TX
Collectors Show, D- Art Visual Art Center, Dallas, TX
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
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
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.
University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX. Invitational
Theater Gallery Dallas, TX. Three Person Invitational

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

2011 Pollock Krasner Individual Artist’s Grant
Exhibition Prize, Kobe Biennial, Kobe, Japan
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

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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