Tom Parish
















    Tom Parish, B. 1933, Hibbing Minnesota, is an American Painter who worked from Venice as his primary resource and inspiration since 1986. His home studio is in Detroit, Michigan. For 35 years he was a professor of painting in the School of Art at Wayne State University in Detroit. He is now a Professor Emeritus.

    Prior to Detroit, Tom Parish worked in Philadelphia, North Dakota, Saint Louis and Chicago.




SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITION


2018   Visual Echo, Modonna Dell-Orto, Venice, Italy

2017    Serenissima - Detroit Athletic Club, Detroit, MI

2017    Il Polso, Modonna Dell'Orto, Venice, Italy

2015    Venezia!, Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, Mi

2014    “Venezia”, Courtyard Church Madonna del Orto, Venice, Italy

2013    “Tom Parish”, Ellen Kayrod Gallery, Detroit, MI

2012    Canti Silenziosi Di Venezia, Museo Diocesano di Venezia Sant’Apollonia, Venice, Italy

2011        Tom Parish, DAC, Detroit, Mi

2010    “Tom Parish in Venice”, Gruen Gallery, Chicago, IL.

2009    “Tom Parish Grandi Finestre/Large Windows”, Scoleta dell’Arte-Battioro e Tiraoro, Venice, Italy

2009    Detroit Artists Market

2008    Gruen Galleries, Chicago, IL, 1998–2004

2007    “Cantos Veneziana,” Gruen Gallery, Chicago, IL

2005    “Ancora Venezia,” Gruen Gallery, Chicago, IL

2004    Gruen Galleries, Chicago Ill

2002    “Tom Parish Selected from Detroit Collections,” Retirement Exhibition, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

2002    Gruen Galleries, Chicago, Il.

2001    Gruen Galleries, Chicago, Il

2000    Gruen Galleries, Chicago, Il

1996    Tom Parish, School of Art Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

1991    Tom Parish, Gilman Gruen Galleries, Chicago, Il.

1992    Tom Parish of Zarna, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

1999    Gruen Galleries, Chicago, IL

1989    Recent Paintings, Sheldon Ross Gallery, Birmingham, Mi

1988    Tom Parish Paintings, Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, MI

1986    Tom Parish, Inaugural Exhibition, Illinois Center Building

1986    Tom Parish Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI

1986    Tom Parish, Detroit Artists Market

1985    Tom Parish, 55 Mercer Gallery, New York, NY

1984     Tom Parish, Wayne State University Det. Mi

1984    Tom Parish, Gilman Galleries, Chicago, IL

1981     Tom Parish, Gilman Galleries, Chicago, IL

1977     Tom Parish, Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI.

1975    Tom Parish Wayne State University, Det., Mi

1974    Tom Parish Recent Paintings,” Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY

1972     Tom Parish, University of Windsor, Windsor,On.t, Canada

1971    Tom Parish, Gilman Galleries, Chicago, IL.

1966    Tom Parish, Gilman Galleries, Chicago, IL 

1963     Tom Parish, Gilman Galleries, Chicago, IL







SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITONS

2012     Parish-Parish-Parish, Gruen Gallery, Chicago, IL

2012     “Imago Mundi”, Beneton Foundation, Querini Stampalio, Venezia, It

2011        Biennale Internationale Firenze, Florence, It

2009    “Hegarty/Parish Revisited”, Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI

2005    “Save Venice,” Salander O’Rielly Galleries, New York, NY

2004    “100 Works from the Wayne State Collection,” Scarab Club, Detroit, MI

2001    Parish, Father Daughter, Gruen Gallery, Chicago, Ill.

2001        Delta College, Saginaw, Mi

1999    Marygrove College, Detroit, Mi

1994    Sketchbooks, Detroit Artis Market, Mi

1990    Roger Ramsay, Inc., Chicago, IL

1989    Gallery Group Show, Roger Ramsay, Inc., Chicago, IL

1989    Environmental Figures, Buckham Fine Arts Project, Flint, Michigan

1987    “Landscapes and Cityscapes,” New Orleans Institute of Contemporary Art, LA

1987    From A to Z, Detroit Artists Market, Det. MI

1983    Cross Portraits, Detroit Focus Gallery, Det. MI

1982    Opening Exhibition - the New Gilman Gallery, Chicago, 

1982    Detroit - The Summer Months, Park West Gallery, Southfield, Mi

1981     Detroit - The Summer Months, Park West Gallery, Southfield Michigan

1981    Gallery Group Show, Cantor-Lemberg Gallery, Birmingham, MI

1981    8 at 1010 Beaubien, Detroit Focus Gallery

1980     Gallery Group Show, Sheldon Ross Gallery, Birmingham, MI

1980     Tom and Shirley Parish, Willis Gallery, Detroit, MI

1980     Detroit - Something to Remember us By, Detroit Artist Market, Detroit MI

1989    Gallery Group, Roger Ramsey Inc.  Chicago, Il

1975    Invention and Innovation, Kresge Museum, MichiganState Un. Lansing Mi.

1975    “Michigan Painters,” University of Michigan School of Art, Ann Arbor, MI

1979     Gallery Group Show Lee Hofman Gallery, Birmingham, MI

1978    Recent Works, Detroit Artists Market

1978    Detroit Artists Invitation, Detroit BAnk and Trust

1977    Michigan Painters, Calvin College, MI

1977.       Biannual - New York, Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY

1976    Martha Jackson Gallery, Salute to “76”, New York, NY

1975    “Invention and Innovation,” Kresge Museum, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI

1973    “New Images,” Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY

1972    Landscape Now Detroit Artists Market

1971    The Forsythe Sage I, Detroit Group Show

1970    The Forsythe Sage II, Detroit Group Show

1970    Criteria 70, Bloomfield-Birmingham Art Association, Birmingham, MI

1969    “American Painting and Sculpture,” Krannert Museum, University of Illinois,
        Champagne Urbana, Il

1968    “American Painting,” Allan County Museum, Ohio

1967    “American Painting Since the Armory Show,” Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI

1965    “The Butler Annual,” Butler Institute of American Art, Akron, OH

1965.    “The Chicago and Vicinity Show, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL

1964    Chicago Art Institute , Chicago and Vicinity Show, Chicago IL.

1964    The Butler Annual, Butler Intsitute of American Art, Akron, OH

1963.        Boston Print Makers, Boston Museum of Art, Boston, MA

1962    American Prints, Lewis College, Joliet,IL 

1961    “National Academy of Design Annual,” New York, NY

1959    "National Academy of Design Annual," New York, NY.

1959    Northwest Printmakers International, Seattle Museum of Art, Seattle, Washington

1957    Philadelphia Art Alliance Annual, PA

1957    Annual Fellowship Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

1956    Philadelphia Print Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1955    Philadelphia Print Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1954    Philadelphia Print Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania




SELECTED AWARDS

1993    Richard A. Florshiem Art Fund Grant

1993    Awards in the Visual Arts S.E.C.C.A., one of 10 National Awards

1990      Sabbatical Leave to Venice, Italy, WSU

1988    Detroit Institute of Arts, OMAP award

1986    Arts Foundation of Michigan, Annual Award in Visual Arts

1986    Michigan Concerned Citizens for the Arts, Annual Publication

1971    Visiting Artist Grant, Michigan Council for the Arts, Houghton, Mi

1972    Visiting Artist Grant, Michigan Council for the Arts, Houghton, Mi

1970    Visiting Artist Grant, Oxbow Academy Sugatuck, Mi

1966    Butler institute of American Art, OH, purchase Prize 

1961    North Dakota Annual university of North Dakota, Purchase Prize 

1955    Logan Prize, Chicago Art Institute

1956    Cresson European Traveling Scholarship, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts







Public Collections




Ristorante San Marco, Venice Florida

Ristorante Antica Sacrestia, Venice, Italy

Texas Spine and Joint Hospital, Tyler, Texas

Dykema Gosset, Detroit

Uptown Savings & Loan, Chicago

Harry Abrams Publishing, New York

Martha Jackson Collection, Buffalo, New York

Vincent Price, Chicago IL

Compuware, Detroit, Mi.

Uptown Federal Saving & Loan

Price Waterhouse Coopers, Chicago, IL

Kemper Insurance Co., Chicago, IL

First National Bank, Chicago, IL

Wayne State University, Detroit, MI




PUBLICATIONS




2017     Catalogue, Tom Parish Il Polso Dell’Acqua 

2012     La Nuova 9/14/12

2012    Corrier del Veneto,  9/e5/12 Parish e la Venezia Magica

2012    L’illustre, n.8 Al Museo Diocesano Canti Silenziosi Di Venezia pg. 49 & 56

2010    Art in American, Tom Parish in Venice

2010     Catalogue, Tom Parish in Venice - Solo at gruen GAlleries, Chicago IL

2010    Tom Parish in Venice -  exhibition Catalogue, Solo at Gruen Galleries, Chicago, Il.

2010    New City Art Review, Tom Parish/Gruen Galleries

2010    Shore Magazine, Real Surrealis Tom Parish open at Gruen Gallery in Chicago

2010    Chicago Now, Tom Parish’s Venice at Gruen Galleries

2009    Exhibition Catalogue, Tom Parish: Grande Finestre/Large Windows - solo Exhibition at Scoletta         Dell Arte, Dei Battioro e Tiraora, Venice It

2009    Articao, Tom Parish Venezia - Scolett del Tiraoro e Battioro

2009    Venezia. net.TomParish: Large Windows

2002    The detroiter.com, Tom Parish: Paintings selected From Detroit

















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