DAVE THOMAS


Born in Fresno California, grew up in Santa Cruz California

Studied painting at California Institute of Arts with Allan Hacklin, Paul Brach and Pat Steir along with classmates: Eric Fischl, David Salle, Ross Bleckner.

BFA & MFA California Institute of the Arts


Lives and works in Boise Idaho & McCall Idaho



Exhibitions:



2013

December-January, Herrett Center/Jean B. King Gallery at the College of Southern Idaho, “Paper/Printmaking” Group Show. Showing new work from (Western Landscape Series)


April-May, 75th Annual Guild Hall Artist Members Exhibition, East Hampton NY.


January-February, Yellowstone Art Museum 45th annual benefit, Billings Montana. Work from SummerWork series 2012.


January-February, Missoula Art Museum 41st annual benefit, Missoula Montana. Work from SummerWork series 2012.


2012

November-December new paintings from SummerWork Series at Linen Gallery, Boise ID.


July-September Seattle Design Center, Bilinear Art Consulting/Gallery, 5701 6th Ave S, Suite 260 Seattle.


April 4th - July 1st  “Recent Paintings & Drawings by Dave Thomas” Columbia Tower Club, 75th floor of Columbia Tower, 701 5th Ave, Seattle WA.


January 5th - February 18th  “Time Line Paintings” Solo Show, Linen Gallery, Boise ID.


2011

November 29th - December 22nd  “Time Line Paintings” Solo Show, House Gallery, Salt Lake City UT.


September - October, Solo Show, The OK Hotel Gallery, Seattle WA.


July, Salt Lake City Biennial, House Gallery SLC UT.


March-April “Calendars” Pete Grady & Dave Thomas, Rosenthal Gallery, College of Idaho, Caldwell ID, curated by artist/professor Garth Claassen.


February, Solo Show “Small Studies for Large Paintings” Galerie Belle Ame, Eagle Idaho.


2010

April, “Two Painters” Fonnie Davidson & Dave Thomas, Galerie Belle Ame, Eagle Idaho.


February – April, “The Artist’s Guide to the LA Galaxy” Group show, West Los Angeles College Art Gallery, curated by Michael Arata & Qi Peng.


2009

June, River Locqa Event “June Salon”  Studio Show.


August – October, “Three Painters” Karelia Dubowski, Lorin Humphreys, Dave Thomas, VengaWorks, Meridian Idaho.


2008

January – February, Group Show “We Are One” Missoula Art Museum, Missoula Montana.


2007

Cover Art for New CD “Look What I Found” by Seattle Composer Tom Baker, www.tombakerquartet.com


August, “Fresh Paint” Group Show, J Crist Gallery, Boise Idaho.


June, Boise Weekly Open Studios: B.O.S.C.O.


NW Artist Registry, Jury Member for 2007 www.nwartistregistry.com


February, Group Show, Woman of Steel Gallery, Boise Idaho.


January – March, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings Montana, 39th Annual Art Auction & Exhibition.


2006

April, Solo Show, “Don’t Take Me Alive” J Crist Gallery, Boise Idaho.


July – September, “Steel, Stone, Paper & Paint” Sculpture by Mark Stasz Paintings by DaveThomas Eagle Rock Art Museum, Idaho Falls Idaho.


June, Boise Weekly Open Studios: B.O.S.C.O.


November – December, Group Show, ArtsWest, Seattle Washington.


November – January, Solo Show “Dave Thomas Paintings & Drawings” Woman of Steel Gallery, Boise Idaho.

2005

November, J Crist Gallery, Boise Idaho


October, “Underneath Idaho” a Projekt Locqa Event, Davis Art Gallery, Idaho State University, Pocatello Idaho.


June, Projekt Locqa Event, “June Salon”.


April, Projekt Locqa Event “April Salon”.


March – April, Solo Show “New Paintings from Unpainted Psalm Series” Basement Gallery, Boise Idaho.


June, Boise Open Studios: B.O.S.C.O.


April – May, CalArts/Chouinard Alumni Auction, Valencia California.


2004

November – December, Basement Gallery, Holiday Group Show, Boise Idaho.


June, Boise Open Studio: B.O.S.C.O.


April – May, “Unpainted Psalm Series Works on Paper” Basement Gallery, Boise Idaho.


2002 – 2003

Basement Gallery, Boise ID.


1990 – 1992

23nd Invitational, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings Montana.


Montana 3-D, Group Show, Hockaday Art Museum, Kalispell Montana.


William Traver Gallery, Seattle WA.


Michael Moloney Gallery, Santa Monica CA.


22rd Invitational, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings Montana.


Bridge Street Gallery, Bigfork Montana.


November 1991 “Dave Thomas, 10 Year Survey” Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings Montana.


1982 – 1988

Bebe Kezar Gallery, Whitefish Montana.

Sea Star Gallery, Bigfork Montana.

Hockaday Art Museum, Kalispell Montana.

Markus Gallery, Las Vegas NV.

Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum ID.


1971 – 1975

Comsky Gallery, Beverly Hills CA. “Dave Thomas & Milton Avery Estate”.

Santa Anna College Art Gallery, “7 Painters from CalArts”.

Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX. “CalArts Review”.

Cal State University Northridge Art Gallery. “Painters from CalArts”.

Long Beach State University Art Gallery. “Southern California Up and Coming”

Comsky Gallery, Beverly Hills CA. Group Show,

Logiudice Gallery, NYC.


Teaching:

Painting Professor, Boise State University (BSU) Spring 2006


Corporate Collections:

Security Pacific, Los Angeles / United Aircraft, New Haven CT / B of A, Los Angeles / Jackson Jet Center, Boise ID / Les Bois Partners, Boise ID.


Private Collections:

CA, NV, WA, MT, NY, TX, ID, CO, FL, NM, OR, 


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