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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

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