Education:

2009 BA in Studio Art, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Selected Exhibitions:

2019   Wynorrific Times: Roberto Lugo and Mat Tomezsko, Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

           Second Nature: The Poetics of Re-presentation, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

           NOW, Solo Show, Thomas Hunter Projects, New York, NY

2018   CORE: Mat Tomezsko, Gregory Coates, Leora Brecher, NoBA Artspace, Bala Cynwyd, PA

           Into The Light, Arts + Crafts Holdings, Philadelphia, PA

           Art in the Open: Selections from 2010-2018, Invitational, presented by CFEVA, Art in City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

           A Winter Juried Collection, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

           The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

2017  Jarring, Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington, DE

          The Woodmere Annual: 76th Juried Exhibition, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

          Emerging Artists: Young Philadelphia Artists, Invitational, The Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

          #45: Artists React to the New Political Landscape, Iona College, New Rochelle, NY

          Welcome True and Untrue, Gallery 5, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA

2016  Government Cheese, Lillstreet Arts Center, Chicago, IL

          Wild Mouth, Project Space at Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD

          Art in the Open, CFEVA, Philadelphia, PA

          The Life and Times of Roberto Lugo, Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

          From the Wheel To the Wall, Garcia Squared Contemporary, Kansas City, MO

2015  The City Real & Imagined, Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

          Body Mass, New Boone Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2014  Navigation Puzzle: 2014 Members’ Juried Exhibition, Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington, DE

          `Murica: A Patriotic Art Show, PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia, PA

          Art in the Open, University City Arts League, Philadelphia, PA

          On The Edge: Looking With New Eyes, The Artists’ House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2013  Juvenile In Justice, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA

          #Hashtag, InAsMuch Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK

2012  Art in the Open, Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia, PA

          Happier and Happier, Archive Space at Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2011  Danger Danger Danger Danger, The Danger!Danger! Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2010  Your Swimming Brain, Fleisher Ollman, Philadelphia, PA

          Summer in the City, Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2009  Guilty Pleasures, Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

 

Public Art Projects and Installations:

2019  Revolutionary Philadelphia

          Design Finalist for Septa Art In Transit - Independence Hall Station

          Free Paint

          Community painting events at Spruce Street Harbor Park (DRWC) and the Oval+ (Phila Parks)

          Community partners include the Barnes Foundation, Blick Art Materials, Golden Seconds Program, and more. 

2018  Flowering Axes 

          5th Street Vehicular Tunnel Mural, Delaware River Port Authority and Mural Arts

          New Market West, Mission First Housing Group, Percent For Art Program - Design Finalist

          City Reach Church Mural, Tacony, Mural Arts - Design Finalist

2017  Symbols and Sources

Series of 45 street banners along Torresdale Avenue in Tacony in Northeast Philadelphia. Developed from paintings created during artist residency at the Tacony Library and Arts Building (LAB) through Mural Arts

2016 14 Movements: A Symphony in Color and Words

          A mile-long temporary painting installation in center city Philadelphia during 2016 Democratic

          National Convention. Located on Broad Street median spanning 14 blocks south of City Hall

          Supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, DNC Host Committee, and Mural Arts

2014 The Near Future

Temporary painting installation at the Spruce Street Harbor Park, Philadelphia, PA

Collaboration with Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, Art in the Open, and InLiquid

2012  Here Is Your Mirror

Temporary public painting installation at “pop-up garden” near Rittenhouse Square. Collaboration with Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and Mural Arts. Located at 19th and Walnut

2011 Look Long and Look Good

Installation of 30 public paintings located on Main Street in Manayunk

Collaboration with Mural Arts, Manayunk Development Corporation
 

Residencies and Artist Talks:

2018 Guest Artist for studio visits with undergraduates at Tyler School of Art

2017 Guest Speaker at Teacher Institute at the Barnes Foundation

         Artist Talk and Workshop demonstrating approach to community art and public art practice at                       

         the Teacher Institute at the Barnes Foundation, a professional development program for teachers

         Tacony LAB Artist Residency

         A civic improvement-focused residency, housed in a storefront library on the Torresdale Avenue                                                               Commercial Corridor in Northeast Philadelphia. Mural Arts

2013 There Is No

Series of over 100 paintings, programming, and exhibitions through InLiquid

Developed through a teaching residency addressing urban violence at the Covenant House in Kensington through the Mural Arts 

2012 Arts & Artists Outdoors

Resident artist leads after school program for ages 10-14 in creating artwork inspired by outdoor spaces and nature. Collaboration with Depts of Parks and Recreation, Mural Arts Art Education

Piccoli Rec Center, Juniata, Philadelphia, PA

2011 Arts & Artists Outdoors

Resident artist leads after school program for ages 10-14 in creating artwork inspired by outdoor spaces and nature. Collaboration with Depts of Parks and Recreation, Mural Arts Art Education

Feltonville Rec, Feltonville, Philadelphia, PA

Awards and Recognition:

2017 Public Art Network Year in Review

14 Movements: A Symphony In Color And Words was selected by Americans for the Arts Public Art Network Year in Review as outstanding public art for 2016

2009 Art and Art Education Achievement Award In Painting (Tyler School of Art)

2009 Faculty Award In Art/Art Education for Strong Studio Work (Tyler School of Art)

Selected Curatorial Projects:

2020  Once Home, InLiquid Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2019  Material Message, Thomas Hunter Projects, New York, NY

2018  Let’s Connect - Guest Curator, The Barnes Foundation & Mural Arts

         Entrances and Exits, The InLiquid Gallery

         Winged Woman: The Art of Arlene Love and Contemporary Parallels, The Painted Bride

2017 Configuration: Nicholas Kripal, Park Towne Place North Tower Gallery

Vibrant Affects, Thomas Jefferson Hospital Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, presented by Revolvd

2016 Breaking Forward, Lacey & Phillips Gallery

Output Art, CRUXspace Gallery

2015 The City Real & Imagined, The Painted Bride

Simulate/Permeate, Rowan University Gallery

2014 Noise, The Philadelphia Art Alliance

Collections:

The University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School - Colonial Penn Building

Temple University - Fox School of Business - Alter Hall

Capital One, Wilmington Delaware

The Free Library of Philadelphia

Private collections in Philadelphia and the surrounding area; New York, NY; Baltimore, MD; Portland, ME; and beyond.

 

Selected Bibliography:

"The Terrible and the Beautiful, Lugo and Tomezsko’s ‘Wynorrific Times’ at Wexler Gallery" Natalie Sandstrom, Artblog, 2019

“Banner Day in Tacony”, William Kenny, Northeast Times, 2017.
“The Story Behind the Broad Street Center Lane Mural for the DNC”, Jenna Eason,  Billy Penn, 2016.
“Six Artists Reimagine The City In New Exhibit”, Aubrey Nagle, Philly Voice, 2015.
“Wine, Cheese, and Lawyers To Help You Clean Up Your Wrap Sheet”, Michael Mechanic, Mother Jones, 2013.

“A Sugar Coated Reality,” Monica Yant Kinney, Philadelphia, Inquirer, 2012.

“Illustrating Manayunk One Person At A Time”, Chip Schwartz, Knight Foundation, 2011.

Professional Experience:

May 2018 - Present

Gallery Registrar at Wexler Gallery

201 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

August 2018 - Present

Contributing Writer at PaintGuide

March 2014 - May 2018

Curator, Exhibition Manager, and Preparator at InLiquid Art+Design

1400 N. American St. #314 Philadelphia, PA 19122 

Freelance Art Installation

2015 - Present 

  • Minima Gallery 

  • bahdeebahdu

  • Mural Arts

  • Old City Jewish Art Center

  • Various private collectors

 

October 2011 - March 2014

Programs and Events Coordinator, Philadelphia Art Alliance      

251 S. 18th Street. Philadelphia, PA 

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