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Tom Parish, (American 1933-2018). Hibbing, Minnesota was an American Painter who worked from

Venice as his primary resource and inspiration since 1986. His home studio was in Detroit, Michigan.

For 35 years he was a professor of painting in the School of Art at Wayne State University in Detroit.

He became a Professor Emeritus.


He is warmly remembered for inspiring generations of painting students at Wayne State University.




SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITION


2018   Visual Echo, Madonna del Orto, Venice, Italy

2017    Serenissima - Detroit Athletic Club, Detroit, MI

2017    Il Polso
, Madonna del 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, Detroit Athletic Club, 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    Tom Parish Solo Exhibition, Detroit Artists Market, MI

2008    Tom Parish Solo Exhibition 1998 - 2004, Gruen Galleries, Chicago, IL

2007    Cantos Veneziana, Gruen Gallery, Chicago, IL

2005    Ancora Venezia, Gruen Gallery, Chicago, IL

2004    Tom Parish Solo Exhibition, Gruen Galleries, Chicago IL

2002    Tom Parish Selected from Detroit Collections, Retirement Exhibition,

            Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

2002    Tom Parish Solo Exhibition, Gruen Galleries, Chicago, IL

2001    Tom Parish Solo Exhibition, Gruen Galleries, Chicago, IL

2000   Tom Parish Solo Exhibition,  Gruen Galleries, Chicago, IL


1999    Tom Parish Solo Exhibition, Gruen Galleries, Chicago, IL


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


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


1991    Tom Parish, Gilman 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, IL

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

1986    Tom Parish, Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI

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, Detriot, Mi

1974    Recent Paintings, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY

1972    Tom Parish, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada

1971    Tom Parish, Gilman Galleries, Chicago, IL

1966    Tom Parish, Gilman Galleries, Chicago, IL 

1963     Tom Parish, Gilman Galleries, Chicago, IL



SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS


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'Reilly Galleries, New York, NY

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

2001    "Parish, Father/ Daughter," Gruen Gallery, Chicago, IL

2001    "Group Exhibition," Delta College, Saginaw, Mi

1999    "Group Exhibition," Marygrove College, Detroit, Mi

1994    "Sketchbooks," Detroit Artis Market, Mi

1990   "Group Exhibition," Roger Ramsay, Inc., Chicago, IL

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

1989   "Environmental Figures," Buckham Fine Arts Project, Flint, MI

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

             New Orleans, LA

1987    "From A to Z," Detroit Artists Market, Detriot, MI

1983    "Cross Portraits," Detroit Focus Gallery, Detriot, MI

1982    "Opening Exhibition - the New Gilman Gallery,"  Gilman Gallery, Chicago, IL

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 Show," Roger Ramsey Inc.  Chicago, Il

1975    "Invention and Innovation," Kresge Museum, Michigan State University. 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, Detroit, MI

1978    "Detroit Artists Invitation," Detroit Bank and Trust, Detriot, MI

1977    "Michigan Painters," Calvin College, MI

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

1976    "Salute to '76," Martha Jackson Gallery, 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, Detroit, MI

1971    "The Forsythe Saga I," Detroit Group Show, Detroit, MI

1970    "The Forsythe Saga II," Detroit Group Show, Detriot, MI

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, Lima, 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 and Vicinity Show," Chicago Art Institute,  Chicago IL.

1964    "The Butler Annual," Butler Institute 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," Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

1957    "Annual Fellowship Exhibition," Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, AP

1956    "Group Show," Philadelphia Print Club, Philadelphia, PA


1955    "Group Show," Philadelphia Print Club, Philadelphia, PA

1954   "Group Show," Philadelphia Print Club, Philadelphia, PA



SELECTED AWARDS


1993    Richard A. Florshiem Art Fund Grant, MI

1993    Awards in the Visual Arts S.E.C.C.A., 

1990    Sabbatical Leave to Venice, Italy, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

1988    Detroit Institute of Arts, OMAP award, Detoit, MI

1986    Arts Foundation of Michigan, Annual Award in Visual Arts, MI

1986    Michigan Concerned Citizens for the Arts, Annual Publication, MI

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 Saugatuck, MI

1966    Butler Institute of American Art, OH, purchase Prize, OH 

1961    North Dakota Annual, University of North Dakota, Purchase Prize, N.D.

1955    Logan Prize, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL

1956    Cresson European Traveling Scholarship, Pennsylvania Academy of the

            Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA


SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:


Ristorante San Marco, Venice Florida

Ristorante Antica Sacrestia, Venice, Italy

Texas Spine and Joint Hospital, Tyler, Texas

Dykema Gosset, Detroit, MI

Uptown Savings & Loan, Chicago, IL

Harry Abrams Publishing, New York, NY

Martha Jackson Collection, Buffalo, NY

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


RECENT 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 America, Tom Parish in Venice

2010     Exhibition Catalogue, Tom Parish in Venice, Gruen Galleries, Chicago IL

2010    Tom Parish, New City Art Review, Gruen Galleries, Chicago, IL

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

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

2009    Exhibition Catalogue, Tom Parish: Grande Finestre/Large Windows - solo Exhibition at Scoletta         

            Dell Arte, Dei Battioro e Tiraora, Venice, Italy

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

2009    Tom Parish: Large Windows, Venezia.net, Venice, Italy

2002    Tom Parish: Paintings selected From Detroit, 
TheDetroiter.com,  Detroit, MI