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More About WM's Tom Butter

More About WM's Tom Butter
Tom Butter at work.

Tom Butter, 54, has been living in NYC since 1977, and now also lives in Sullivan County, NY. He has been exhibiting sculpture, drawings and prints in NYC and internationally since 1980. Included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Walker Art Center, and the Penna. Academy of Fine Arts among others. His work has been reviewed in many art publications, and is the recipient of 3 NEA Grants and 2 New York Foundation Grants. Butter has been on the faculty at many east coast fine art programs, including RISD, Tyler, Yale University, Harvard, University of the Arts, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and many others. A member of the faculty at Parsons in the Fine Arts Department since 1986, he was recently Director of the MFA Program ’06-’07. Wrote “Some Thoughts on Eva Hesse” for The Brooklyn Rail Aug. ’06. Other interests: beekeeping, the philosophers Stanley Rosen, John Searle, and Jay Bernstein, jazz, splitting wood, walking 3 mi./day, the poetry of William Bronk, Sharon Olds, and Jane Hirshfield, the work of composer and musician Cedar Walton, writers J.M. Coetzee and William Gaddis. Last two great books read: The Road by Cormac McCarthy, Gilead by Marilynn Robinson. Website: www.tombutter.com

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Thomas Butter

Thomas Butter has been living in NYC since 1977, and showing since 1981. He is currently on the Adjunct Faculty in the Fine Arts Department at Parsons the New School for Design, and has taught at many colleges and universities on the east coast, including RISD, Harvard, Yale, Tyler, MICA, University of the Arts, and many others.  
thom.butter@gmail.com website: www.tombutter.com


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