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Tom Fitzgibbon is an electrical engineer/computer programmer but has a mother, sister, partner, son, relatives and friends in the arts. Osmosis does work.


He has been making electronic art since grade school in Carmel Valley, California, producing odd assemblages of wood, computers, lights and wire. Projects at Carnegie Mellon University included band lighting, art work, neon fabrication and theater lighting for Scotch'n'Soda.


Some works are small Joseph Cornell sized painted boxes but also larger works including wall pieces, outdoor public art, display cases and store signs. With no formal art training, but surrounded by artist friends and family, this outsider artist tends to mirror street life with vibrant, saturated colors or quietly lit constructions with a variety of incandescent, LED, neon, laser and other light sources. The pieces are dynamic (e.g., detecting faces and reacting), programmed (using Python or modified C language) or serene, waiting for the viewer to draw their own conclusions. Some influences are Sonnier, Nauman, Tinguely, Cornell, Turrell, Holzer, Corley, Burchfield and Miyajima.


In the last several years Tom Fitzgibbon has curated and managed many art shows at the icebox4.com salon in Williamsburg, Brooklyn while continuing to make his own works.

Private Collections

Mark DiSuvero, Tom Otterness, Dick and Miles Bellamy, Coleen Fitzgibbon, Walter Robinson, John Beech, Bill Jensen and Margrit Lewczuk


Shows

2024

In Recurrent, a three person show at ArtUp Gallery, Margaretville, Opening June 7th, 2024

Curated "Pull~Push" Show at icebox4.com, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, opening June 6th, 2024

Curated "Necessity, a Mother" Show at icebox4.com in May 2024

In group show at BirdCage gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in February 2024

In group show at Hudson Guild Gallery 75th Anniversary Show through January 30, 2024

2023

Curated "Nidus - Distraught Earth" group show at icebox4.com opening Thursday September 14th, 6-8pm

Curated "The Portrait Show" group show at icebox4.com opening Thursday May 18th, 6-8pm - Through June 6th

Curated "All Fools Show" group show at icebox4.com opening Thursday April 6th, 6-8pm - Through April 27th

In juried group show at Pictor Gallery, Chelsea, NYC Jan 2023

2022

Show opening November 5th 2022 at icebox4.com Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Show opening October 2022 at icebox4.com Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Show opening September 2022 at icebox4.com Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Curating 2022 Shows at icebox4.com in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Opened new gallery for local artists, icebox4.com in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC 2022

Solo show opening Thursday December 2nd, 5:30pm at 119 Ninth Avenue between 17th and 18th Street, Chelsea, NYC at Guild Gallery II. Work can be viewed 24/7 in the storefront windows until February 2022.

2021

Solo show opening Thursday December 2nd, 5:30pm at 119 Ninth Avenue between 17th and 18th Street, Chelsea, NYC at Guild Gallery II. Work can be viewed 24/7 in the storefront windows until February 2022.

Work "Roundabout" chosen by NYC Parks Dept as their "wreath as the main image promoting the Wreath exhibition this year, including on the invite, our website, and on one of the posters for the show." Show runs Dec 2nd - Jan 6th at Arsenal Gallery, 830 5th Avenue.

2020

Hudson Guild Public Art Installation October 2020 - Chelsea 441 W. 26th St. Dec 2020- Mar 2021

Solo - Chelsea NYC Hudson Guild Gallery - 441 W. 26th St., NYC - Through Feb 25th

3 Person Show - Greenkill Gallery, Kingston, NY - June 2020 - Cancelled by Covid

NYC Solo Show - WillArt Gallery - Summer Brooklyn NY - Cancelled by Covid

2019

Solo - Chelsea NYC Show Scheduled - December - February

Popup

Group - 311 Gallery, Raleigh, NC - February

2018

Solo -  Hudson Guild Gallery - "Light4Days" - November - January

Group - Greenpoint Gallery - February

Group - Juried Show in Raleigh, NC - March

2017

Group - Sideshow Gallery - December - January

Solo - Popup Gallery - March

2016

Group - Sideshow Gallery December

Group - Infocus Gallery June

2015

Group - PingPong Gallery April

Group - Sideshow Gallery December

2000-2014 Group show, public art, costume art and commercial signs