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The Evicted Printer Screenprint thumb Winged Woman Screenprint-Mixed Media thumb Rain People Screenprint thumb A Simple Plan Screenprint-Mixed Media thumb Somebody's Children Exhibition Poster thumb
Lone Figure Detail Monoprint-Mixed Media thumb Pink Nudes Monoprint Screenprint thumb Man Looking Up Monotype thumb Inky Gets His Revenge Screenprint thumb The Schizophrenic Mixed Media Drawing thumb
Head Monotype thumb Standing Figure Screenprint-Mixed Media thumb Untitled Monoprint Screenprint thumb Vallejo Mug Shots Screenprint-Mixed Media thumb Gulf War 1991 Monotype thumb
McCole Commission Panel thumb McCole Commission Panel Detail thumb Shame May Be Fatal Screenprint on Panel thumb The Raven Series Screenprint thumb Walking Man Series Screenprint-Mixed Media thumb
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The Evicted Printer

Screenprint
Winged Woman

Screenprint/
Mixed Media
Rain People

Screenprint
A Simple Plan

Screenprint/
Mixed Media
Somebody's Children

Exhibition poster
Lone Figure (detail)

Monoprint/
Mixed Media
Pink Nudes

Monoprint/Screenprint

Eastside Editions, Sonoma, CA
Man Looking Up (series)

Monoprint
Inky Gets His Revenge

Screenprint/
Mixed Media
The Schizophrenic

Mixed Media Drawing
Head

Monotype
Standing Figure

Screenprint/
Mixed Media
Untitled

Monoprint/Screenprint

Eastside Editions, Sonoma, CA
Vallejo Mug Shots (series of 36)

Screenprint/
Mixed Media
Gulf War, 1991 (series)

Monoprint
McCole Commission Panel

Screenprint/
Mixed Media on Panel
McCole Commission Panel (detail)

Screenprint/
Mixed Media on Panel
Shame May Be Fatal (detail)

Screenprint on Panel
The Raven Series

Screenprint
Walking Man Series

Screenprint
Mixed Media
El Camino College group show

Vallejo Mug Shot Series (partial)
The Evicted Printer Screenprint Winged Woman Screenprint-Mixed Media Rain People Screenprint A Simple Plan Screenprint-Mixed Media Somebody's Children Exhibition Poster Lone Figure Detail Monoprint-Mixed Media Pink Nudes Monoprint-Screenprint Man Looking Up Monotype Inky Gets His Revenge Screenprint-Mixed Media The Schizophrenic Mixed Media Drawing Head Monotype Standing Figure Screenprint-Mixed Media Untitled Monotype Screenprint Vallejo Mug Shots Screenprint-Mixed Media Gulf War 1991 Monotype McCole Commission Panel Screenprint-Mixed Media McCole Commission Panel Detail Shame May Be Fatal Detail Screenprint on Paper The Raven Series Screenprint Walking Man Series Screenprint-Mixed Media Vallejo Mug Shots Series Group Show
EDUCATION

MFA 1992 Printmaking with High Distinction
California College of Arts and Crafts
Oakland, CA
MFA Candidate
1968-70
Sculpture
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
BA 1966 Philosophy/Theology
Christian Brothers College
Memphis, TN
1964-66 Memphis Academy of Art
Major in studio art
Memphis, TN
1960-67 Member of the Christian Brothers
(a Catholic teaching Order)


PROFESSIONAL

1972 – present

In 1972 founded the screen printing studio, The W.O.R.K.S, in San Francisco, CA. Continues as a master printer for limited editions, working with artists, designers, architects, museums and publishers. Moved studio to old town Vallejo, CA. in 2002.

TEACHING

1993 – present Associate Professor & current Chair, Printmaking Department
California College of the Arts (formerly CCAC)
Oakland, CA
1993 – present Workshop instructor
Kala Art Institute
Berkeley, CA
1993, 1994, 1996 Workshop instructor
Penland School of Crafts
Penland, NC
1998 – present Workshop instructor
Mendocino Art Center
Mendocino, CA
1991 – 92 Graduate teaching assistantships
California College of Arts and Crafts
Oakland, CA
1974 – 75 Screen printing instructor (founded program)
Academy of Art College
San Francisco, CA
1965 – 72 High school teacher
San Francisco, CA; Lansing, MI; Memphis, TN


AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

Work in the field of screen printing has received local and national awards, honored by both the San Francisco Art Directors Guild and the New York Art Directors Association. Have placed in national juried competitions and won Purchase prizes in the last 6 years. International and national coverage of studio work in various publications. Prints and mixed-media work in numerous private collections, here and abroad. Honored by the California State Legislature in 2004 for his community service in the revitalization of old town Vallejo, CA.

INTERNATIONAL

Currently working with a community of artists in Berlin and Stuttgart, Germany producing and collaborating on print projects, gallery work and foreign shows, including invitational exhibits. A personal interest in Germany's " Die Brücke" is motivating a scholarly visit to Berlin's Die Brücke Museum for further research.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
(Please check back soon as I am updating this information.)


“Celebrating Vallejo’s Urban Forest”, February 21 – May 1, 2009,
The Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum, Vallejo, CA

“Kala Artists’ Annual Exhibition”, December 11 – March 28, 2009, Kala Art Institute,
Berkeley, CA

“2008 Faculty Exhibition” September 3 – 19, 2008,
Oliver Art Center, CCA, Oakland, CA

“Taste 2008 Exhibition” April 9 – 26, 2008, Invitational exhibition, Root division,
San Francisco, CA

“Celebrating a Centennial, Contemporary Printmakers at CCA,”
October 11, 2007, tour and presentation, de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA

"Paper Cuts 3" works on paper by Bay Area MFA candidates
September 8 – November 3, 2007, Curator, Fetterly Gallery, Vallejo, CA.

"Impressions/The Printed Image" August 27 – September 21, 2007,
El Camino College of Art Gallery, Torrance, CA.

"14 CCA Alumni visual Artists, a juried exhibition" April 5 – May 25, 2007,
Garage Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

"The Art of a Community" Group show, Arts Benicia, January 20 – February 18, 2007,
Benicia, CA.

"Fresh" artists' annual exhibition, December 7 – January 27, 2007,
Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA.

"Small Works" Group show, December 9 – January 6, 2007
Fetterly Gallery, Vallejo, CA.

"Paper Cuts (again)" works on paper by Bay Area MFA candidates
September 17 – October 29, 2005, Curator, Fetterly Gallery, Vallejo, CA.

"Altered Scores: visual encores for sheet music" Group show, June 12 – July 2, 2005,
Fetterly Gallery, Vallejo, CA.

"New Perspectives: Art & Artifact" Group show, March 12 – April, 2005,
Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum, Vallejo, CA.

"Vallejo Mug Shots, New Work by Thomas Wojak"
Solo show, January 15 – February 26, 2005
Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum, Vallejo, CA

"Paper Cuts" works on paper by Bay Area MFA candidates
July 10 – August 28, 2004, Curator, Fetterly Gallery, Vallejo, CA

"Printmaking & Process: An overview of contemporary practice"
June 12 – July 18, 2004, Co-curator and exhibitor, Arts Benicia,
Benicia, CA

"The Print, from traditional to digital"
April 18, 2004, Lecture on screen printing, The McCune Collection,
JFK Library, Vallejo, CA

"Drawing"
November 15 – January 3, 2004, Fetterly Gallery, Vallejo, CA

"Vallejo Artists' Guild Invitational 2003: PHOTOGRAPHY"
July 19 – August 30, 2003, Fetterly Gallery, Vallejo, CA

"Arts Benicia Print Show & Sale", Co-Curator
July 18 – 27, 2003, Arts Benicia Center Gallery, Benicia, CA

CCA: Faculty Show
1996-2007, Oliver Art Center, Oakland, CA

CCAC: Yozo Hamaguchi Scholarship Exhibition, Juror
2002 & 2003, 2004, California College of the Arts
"Boesner Universalkasten"
2002, Zürich & Hamburg, Germany

"California Small Works 2001: 13th Annual Juried Exhibition of Small Work"
Juror's Award Recipient
Juror: Kenneth Baker
September 19 – December 2, 2001, Sonoma Museum of Visual Art,
Santa Rosa, CA

Die Auktion "Come In" Invitational Hamburger Museum
October 1996, Hamburg, Germany

"Invitational" traveling print exhibit
August – November 1995, CKS Partners, Inc., Campbell, CA

"Invitational" Jubilaums-Ausstellung
1995, Galerie Kinter, Remshalden-Geradstetten, German

"Printmaking Possibilities: A 20-Year Retrospective of the Kala Art Institute"
1995, UC Berkeley Museum, Blackhawk, CA

"Images and Objects 1994"
Jurors: Philip Linhares & Virginia Breier
April 1994, ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, CA

Scholarship Auction Exhibit
August 1993, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

"One by One, Monotype Invitational"
July 1993, Op Arts Gallery, San Francisco, CA

"Hand Writing"
a collaborative site specific invitational work with Nance O'Banion
June 1993, California Crafts Museum, Ghirardelli Square,
San Francisco, CA

Invitational Show
May 1993, Barbara Anderson Gallery, Berkeley, CA

"June Juried Exhibition"
Juror: Susan Cummins
May 1993, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes, CA

"Prints on Purpose"
Jurors: Sharon Simpson & Jeremy Stone
January 1993, Village Theatre Gallery, Danville, CA

"Alumni Show" Art and the Art of Grilling
October 1992, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA

"Pacific Prints, 1992"
Jurors: Alan May, Donald Farnsworth & Karin Breuer
August 1992, Pacific Art League of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA

"Blurred Visions" MFA Exhibition
May 1992, Downtown Gallery, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA

"The Family Series" Six editions contracted for publication
Riverwalk Gallery, Key West, FL

"Pacific Prints 1990"
Jurors: Beth Van Heosen, Bonnie Earls-Solari & Charles Gill
1990, Pacific Art League of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA

"Nineteenth Annual Works on Paper"
Juror: Ivan Karp
1989, University of Texas

"Photo-Derived, An Exhibit"
Juror: Joel-Peter Witkin
November 1989, Indiana University

"Fish, An Exhibit"
July 1989, Hockaday Center for the Arts, Kalispell Montana
Print selected for traveling show to 5 National Galleries for the year 1990. Dahl Fine Arts Center, Rapid City, SD; Memorial Art Museum, South Dakota State University; Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, MN; Pritchard Art Gallery, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID; Artwest Gallery, Jackson Hole, WY

"West Coast Works on/of Paper"
3rd Place Award and Purchase Prize
Juror: Donald Farnsworth
May 1989, Humbolt State University, Humbolt, CA


"Prints Pacific" Works on Paper , 1988, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA

"Somebody's Children", 1982, The W.O.R.K.S, San Francisco, CA

 





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