bio

Tom is a North Carolina multimedia artist, sculptor and painter. His work spans over 30 years and includes large and small mosaic installations, commissioned paintings and portraits, public art and teaching. Originally from a beach community in southern California, he moved to Charlotte in his early 20s.

 

Media & News
Charlote Observer

"Bitter HB2 dispute basis for provocative restroom art show in Charlotte"

Charlote Observer

"Secrets of the City: Pieces of Charlotte"

 

Creative Loafing

"Teeter Tiler"

 

Public Art Archive

"Find New Ground"

 

McColl Center for the Arts

"Alumni Artist-in-Residence Tom Thoune"

 

Charlotte Area Transit System

"Tom Thoune: Camden Wall"

 

Charlotte Area Transit System

"Artist in Residence"

 

Charlotte Area Transit System

"Public Art Video Tour

(Tom's segment starts at 21:45 min)

 

McGill Rose Garden

"Thomas Thoune to lead Coal Rainbow project"

 

 

 

In the Works

 

Don't Ask Don't Tell

Crumbs of Tolerance

Camouflage is a French word

Quien es mas macho?

Bills Pop-Up

Air Series

Exhibitions 

 

2015

Winter Group Show

Studio K, Charlotte, NC

 

2015

Tom Thoune/Matt Horick

(click above link for video)

Two-person pop-up exhibition

The Dwelling, Charlotte, NC

 

2015

9th Street Cover Up

Papel picado window covering

Projective Eye Gallery

UNC Charlotte City Center

Charlotte, NC

 

2014, 2015

Studio Party 14, Studio Party 15

Group exhibition and benefit for the arts

McColl Center for Art + Innovation

Charlotte, NC

 

2014

The Appian Way

Two-person exhibition

Studio K, Charlotte, NC

 

2001, 2005

Resident Artists Exhibition

McColl Center for Art + Innovation

Charlotte, NC

 

2003

Thresholds: Expressions of Art & Spiritual Life

Inaugural and traveling exhibitions

Eleanor Heartney, curator

South Carolina Arts Commission

Charleston, SC

 

1997, 2006

Artist Fellowship Recipients Traveling Exhibition

North Carolina Arts Council

Charlotte, NC

 

1990

Shared Histories

Three-person exhibition

Spirit Square Center for the Arts

Charlotte, NC

Grants & Awards 

 

2011-2012

Artist Project Grant

For the purchase of a digital kiln.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Arts & Science Council

 

2010  

Piney Grove mural project

Teaching ancient mosaic techniques to 6th grade art students.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Arts & Science Council

 

2009 

SPARC Award 

Creation of mosaic mural, with strong teaching component, at Gates County High School.

North Carolina Arts Council

 

2009 

Artist Project Grant

For the purchase of a welder.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Arts & Science Council

 

2009 

Artist Project Grant

For study of ancient mosaic techniques in Ravenna, Italy.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Arts & Science Council

 

2009

Artist Project Grant

Collaborative "Coal Rainbow" project at McGill Rose Garden, Charlotte, NC.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Arts & Science Council

 

2005 

CAT Residency

McColl Center for Art + Innovation

Sponsored by Charlotte Area Transit Authority

 

2001
Summer Affiliate Residency 
McColl Center for Art + Innovation
Charlotte, NC
 

1996 

Artist Fellowship

North Carolina Arts Council

 

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