Ongoing Opportunities to view work:

The Road Gallery                  Rachel Nash Gallery          Nomad Collective
New York City, NY               Dallas, TX                          Nashville, TN

Please feel free to contact me with interest in individual viewings and studio visits.


Second LaGrange Southeast Regional Exhibition
“Body Inscription” will be included at the LaGrange Art Museum alongside other artworks representative of artists living and working in the Southeastern U.S.  The exhibition opening will be February 16 from 7-9pm, and the works will be on view through April 20, 2018. 

Body Inscription – acrylic and oil paints, oil stick, pastel, and graphite on canvas – 84 x 72 inches – 2017

Art Meets Fashion in St. Petersburg, FL
Ten paintings are currently featured at St. Pete’s Verve. Boutique, a massive clothing store owned by local entrepreneur, Susie Wheldon.  Susie and I decided to collaborate throughout the holiday season, in hopes that visual art could be experienced by those who may not frequent the typical gallery settings. All works are available for purchase and on view through January.


Countdown to a Cure NYC
Six paintings are heading to Chelsea Pier this November in support of an organization near and dear to my heart, Nephcure Kidney International.  Each work will be for sale during and after the event, with a portion of proceeds going directly to NKI’s efforts to expand kidney disease research and awareness.  To read more about my personal relationship to NKI and the details behind the gala, click the image below:
Nephcure Countdown to a Cure Exhibition


Context II at the Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO
“How Comfort Comes” is included among a show of works that emphasized interactions (both subtle and obvious) between literary and visual arts.  Poet and essayist, Jason N. Vasser, served as the juror for the Context II exhibition.


LA Artcore 3rd Annual Competition and Exhibition
“Shapes of Doubt” and “Lose Myself at Night” left my studio for a while to visit Los Angeles for LA Artcore‘s exhibition at the Brewery Annex Gallery.


41st Juried Art Exhibition, Carolyn M. Wilson Gallery, USF, March 31-April 14
Pictured below: NYC Art Critic, Jerry Saltz, and me in front of my piece, “Let Her Eat Light,” which was one of the student works included in the show.
Jerry Saltz and Taylor O. Thomas

Over Rules, ARTicles Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL, February 11-March 10


Music and Masterpieces, August 25
My work will be for sale during this community-driven event that honors a cause worth supporting:  For their seventh year, the Noah and Thisbe Scott Foundation will host their annual art auction to raise funds and awareness for children and families affected by pediatric neuromuscular diseases.  For more information on ticketing and involvement, please click the image below.

TNSF_Art Donation Event

Taylor O. Thomas : The Chase, March 4-6

This solo exhibition will present TOT drawings and select paintings from the recent series, The Chase, to the Tampa Bay community.  A big thanks to Head Curator, Katherine Gibson of Arthouse3, and Pop-Up Gallery host, Palori Loft, for making this exhibit possible.

Be sure to check out 83 Degrees ‘s article on the exhibition and its collaborators. 
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Shortlist for International Emerging Artist Award!
Excited to have made it through the first round of Dubai’s international contemporary art competition, IEAA.  We will see how the rest of the jury process unfolds, but a big TOT thanks for their consideration thus far!  You can take a look at the Live Shortlist (which includes my painting, “Mercy Over Rules,”) as their decisions continue:
IEAA Shortlist- Mercy Over Rules



“Artclectic,” University School of Nashville, Nashville, TN 
Looking forward to another great year of bringing works to Artlectic and contributing to USN’s Endowment Fund for Innovative Teaching! 

Interview – The Morning Stir, July
I had the pleasure of speaking with Cristina M. Wilson, founder and owner of “The Morning Stir,” about all-things art, branding, faith, and future goal-making. Tune into the podcast series:

“Edge and Over,” Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA, July:

“T.G.I.F.” Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA, July

“Working Hypotheses,” Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA, June

Publication Feature – ArtAscent “Unknown” Issue, June
ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal is an international art magazine, showcasing emerging and indie artist and writers from around the world.  Two works from my Absurdity Series were featured in the magazine’s most recent issue, which sought to explore concepts and manifestations of the “unknown.”  Click below to read the full digital publication:

Purpose Re-Collection, 69x84 inches | Suffering Stand, 72x84 inches
Purpose Re-Collection, 69×84 inches | Suffering Stand, 72×84 inches

Interview – Peachy the Magazine, February

Want some thoughts on my process and current work directions?–Peachy the Magazine was kind enough to feature my thoughts in their February publication:


Interview – The Road Gallery, December 
I had the pleasure of sharing the thoughts behind my current work with Neil Jacobs, Owner and Curator at The Road Gallery.
Read the article and enjoy:


“Take Art Home,” The Red Arrow Gallery, Nashville, TN, December-January

“Influenced Art,” The Gallery at Warehouse242, Charlotte, NC, November-January
For event information: Warehouse242 , and for thoughts behind my personal experience: Supporting Community

“Artclectic,” University School of Nashville, Nashville, TN, October
—Awarded Best Two-Dimensional Artist

“Art in the Village,” Ballantyne Village, Charlotte, NC, September-October

“Taylor O. Thomas : Featured Artist Exhibition,” Sozo Gallery, Charlotte, NC, June-September

ABC’s “Nashville,” episode 221, air date: May 7 / 10PM EST.
Grid in Blue and Under Covers and were hung in select scenes:


“Tenebrae,” Warehouse 242, live painting event and collaboration: April 18 / 7 PM EST.

A Warehouse 242 collaborative service: visual artists, writers, speakers, and musicians came together, developed work, and dug into the content and perspectives surrounding Good Friday. A progress shot of one of my responses:

phase 1 of collaborative painting with Joel Hopper, inspired by the following phrase: grown from ash and sent to the shoulder of his world, she wept for failure--just & ragged.
phase 1 of collaboration with Joel Hopler. Inspired by the phrase: “grown from ash and sent to the shoulder of his world, she wept for failure–just & ragged.”


“Home Grown,” Cornelius Arts Center Gallery, Cornelius, NC, November-January 2014

“Artclectic,” University School of Nashville, Nashville, TN, October
 Proceeds Benefit the Artclectic Endowment Fund for Innovative Teaching.

“SCAPES,” Durham Art Guild: Suntrust Gallery, Durham, NC, May

New spring season brings new studio space!  Currently serving as JC Thomas Marketing‘s first Artist-in-Residence:


“Alumni Art Exhibition,” Ensworth Art Center Gallery, Nashville, TN, November
“Fresh 2012 Emerging Artists Exhibition,” AVA Gallery, Chattanooga, TN, October
“Studio Art Majors ’12 Group Exhibition,” Smith Gallery, Davidson, NC, May
“Juried Student Art Exhibition,” Van Every Gallery, Davidson, NC, April
—Awarded Best in Show for sculptural installation, Number 20 (2012)
—Awarded Best in Painting Category for Stain Behind Bars (2011)
“Life Lines: A Solo Exhibition,” Smith Gallery, Davidson, NC, March


“Carolina Art Soiree,” Southpark Morrison, Charlotte, NC, May                                                                                    
“Taylor Thomas: Solo Artist Showcase,” Charlotte, NC, April
“Juried Student Art Exhibition,” Van Every Gallery, Davidson, NC, April
“Davidson Women’s Leadership Conference Group Exhibition”, Lilly Gallery, Davidson, NC, March


“Juried Student Art Exhibition,” Van Every Gallery, Davidson, NC, April