EDUCATION

New York University, Master in Studio Art

University Of Colorado, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2005

Black&White Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (forthcoming)

2003

Debs&Co., New York, NY (Project Space)

Bower House, San Antonio, TX, The Fresh Up Club & Art House, both Austin, TX 

(Fall Tour of PERCHANCE: A Floating Scenic Overlook)

Black & White Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2002

Dianepruess Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1999

Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY

1998

Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

Art in General, New York, NY

1996

Troyer Fitzpatrick Lassman Gallery, Washington, DC

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES

2005

Corcoran Biennial, Corcoran Museum, Washington, DC

2004

Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA

"Drawings by Sculptors," Black & White Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 

"High Desert Test Sites," Joshua Tree, CA

"Breaking Ground," White Columns, NY, NY

"Float," Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, Queens

"World Speak Less Dumb," Uplands Gallery, Melbourne, Australia 

"Tasty Buds," The Work Space Gallery, New York, NY 

"Inscribing the Temporal," Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Austria 

"Crossings: Artistic and Curatorial Practice," a multi-site exhibition in conjunction 

with 2003 College Art Association, New York, NY

2002 

"Serious Fun," Castle Gallery, The College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY*

"Ballpoint Inklings," Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

"Periphera," Murray Guy, New York, NY 

2001

"Hospitality," A Constructed World Project, Foxy Productions, Brooklyn, NY

"Temporary Residents," Public Art Fund, Metro Tech Commons, Brooklyn, NY *

"Interval: New Art for a New Space," The Sculpture Center, LIC, NY

"Brewster Project," Brewster, NY 

"Let's Get to Work," Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA (traveling exhibition)

"Toothfairy Retribution Manifesto," Debs&Co., New York, NY 

"Luck of the Drawn," Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

"Mixed Greens at Space 101," Brooklyn, NY

"Snapshot!," Contemporary Art Museum, Baltimore, MD

2000 

"Collector's Choice," Exit Art, New York, NY

"human/nature," Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY, 

1999 

"A Conversation Piece," A.R.T. (Art Resources Transfer), New York, NY

"SIK (Stones I've Known) Circle," Exit Art, New York, NY, performance piece

"SiteProjectsDC," The Washington Projects for the Arts/Corcoran, DC

1998

"The Project Wall," A.R.T. (Art Resources Transfer), New York, NY

1997 

"Current Undercurrent, Working in Brooklyn," Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY

Troyer Fitzpatrick Lassman Gallery, Washington, DC

"Generations," A.I.R., New York, NY

"domestic setting," Post, Los Angeles, CA

"Four Montalvo Artists Work on Paper," Villa Montalvo, Saratoga, CA

1996 

"The Art Exchange Show," 4C, New York, NY

"4+1," In Collaboration, Akron, OH

1995 

"Vital Matrix," domestic setting, Los Angeles, CA*

"La Posada Hotel," Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA

"Artist Multiples," Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

"Members Choice: Emerging Artists," A.I.R., New York, NY

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS & BIBLIOGRAPHY

2003

Miki Garcia, GlassTire.Com " En el Camino con Austin Thomas/On the Road with Austin Thomas," October/November

Jane Harris, Time Out New York "Breaking Ground," October 16-23, p. 83

Steve Dollar, New York Newsday "Summer Art That's Like a Lazy Day," Sunday, August 17, p. D01

The New Yorker "Goings On: Art, Galleries, Brooklyn," April 14, p. 17

2002

Holland Cotter, The New York Times "Rain or Shine, Residing Outdoors," Friday, August 9, p. E31

Art in America, "Summer Art Getaway," July, p. 17

2001

Edward J. Sozanski, The Philadelphia Inquirer "Grab bag ideas on art's direction," Sunday, December 2, p. H04 (picture pH05)

Time Out New York "Around Town: The Public Art Fund's New Commissions For Metro Tech Commons," November 1-9, p. 54 Friday, October 5, p. E28 

Carol Vogel, The New York Times "Inside Art: For Public Art, A New Scrutiny," Friday, October 5, p. E28 

Michael Risinit, The Journal News (Putman) "Project gives interactive role to the

public," July 27.

New American Paintings Number 32, Open Studio Press, p. 154-157

2000

Ken Johnson, The New York Times "Human/Nature," Friday, July 21, p. E30

1999

Sarah Douglas, The New York Times/New York Times Today (online version), "Austin Thomas: sik[ness]," Thursday, June 29

Michael O' Sullivan, The Washington Post, "Artists taking their ideas to the Streets," Friday, June 25, p. N60

1997

Ferdinand Protzman, The Washington Post, "David Sheldon and Austin Thomas," Thursday, December 4, p. D7

"It's Only Money," CNN Television Broadcast, June 2

1996 

Anastasia Aukeman, ARTnews: The Cutting Edge, "Small Budgets, Large Ambitions," Fall/Winter Special Edition

1994

Donald Russell, Washington Review, "Art Sites 6," June/July

 

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

2004

Smack Mellon Studio Award, Brooklyn, NY

2002

The Hungarian Multicultural Center Residency Program, Hungary

2001

Public Art Fund Commission, NYC

1996

Ucross Foundation Residency Program, Clearmont, WY

Villa Montalvo Artist Residency Program, Saratoga, CA