Tom Holland Edit Profile
Student, University California-Berkeley, 1954-1956; student, Willamette U., Salem, Oregon, 1956-1958; student, University California-Santa Barbara.
Holland is known for creating a style of art that may use fiberglass (or fibreglass), aluminum (or aluminium), epoxy paint, plywood, beads, oil paint, palette knives, marble, copper, paper, and clay. For clay he uses watercolor, acrylic urethane, and ceramic glazes. Holland began his formal art education at the University of California at Berkeley, where he was influenced by David Park before traveling to Chile as a Fulbright Grant recipient.
Holland's early academic art influence was David Park at Berkeley, but his artistic style continued to develop through his travels and personal experiences. Contemporary practice
His beginning as a painter was labeled "funky". His work has been described as taking inspiration from Cubism, Futurism, and Constructivism, and he has been called one of California's most important contemporary artists and was featured in Art in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945–1980: An Illustrated History.
Holland works primarily with fiberglass and aluminum to create free-standing and wall installations, a style that has been said to encompass Abstract Expressionism (8). He creates his art by riveting metal to the fiberglass or aluminum, then using epoxy paint to add other elements to the piece which add depth, light, and color. His work has been labeled exhilarating and visually challenging, playing games and distorting the three-dimensional space.
1966 : Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Los Angeles
1970 : Neuendorf Gallery, Hamburg
1972 : Felicity Samuel Gallery, London
1972 : San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
1980 : James Corcoran Gallery – Santa Monica
1982 : Corcoran Gallery
1983 : Bank of America Galleries, Santa Monica
1989 : Persons and Lindell Gallery, Helsinki
1994 : San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose
1995 : Triton Museum, Silicon Valley
2002 : John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco
2013 : Samuel Lynne Galleries, Dallas
1973 : Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1965 : University of Texas, University Art Museum, Austin
1969 : Corcoran Gallery
1970 : Museum of Modern Art, New York
1977 : Watson/de Nagy & Company
1981 : Museum of Modern Art, New York
1984 : San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
1996 : Los Angeles County Museum, of Art, Los Angeles
2004 : The National Academy, New York
2005 : Tucson Museum of Art
Berkeley Art Museum
Charles Schwab Company
Chicago Art Institute
Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art
Denver Art Museum
Di Rosa Collections
Federal Reserve Bank, San Francisco
Los Angeles County Museum* Mayfield Fund
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Oakland Museum of California
The Official Residence of the United States Ambassador to Switzerland
Palm Springs Desert Museum
San Francisco Art Institute
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art Collection
Seattle Art Museum
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Whitney Museum of American Art.
Married Judy, 1958; children: Randolph, Brenden, Joel.