Founded in Chicago in 2003 as a multi-disciplined design and fine
art studio. studiotwentysix2 integrates painting, printmaking and graphic design to offer an eclectic mix of client-based design and research / concept-driven paintings and limited edition prints.
The mission is simple: produce well crafted thought-provoking
work in a variety of mediums.
Tom has worked as an artist, graphic designer and design educator.
He received a Master of Fine Art in Visual Communication from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (where he was awarded a full-tuition merit scholarship), and has taught graphic design at the university level for several years.
Tom’s design work has appeared in Communication Arts and HOW magazine; he exhibits his fine art work regularly, and has been included in group shows from New York and Chicago, to the Palace of Culture in Sofia, Bulgaria. Tom regularly speaks and writes about graphic design, his thoughts on education, and approach to mixed-media work.
As version 3.0 of the studiotwentysix2 site, I wanted to use this opportunity to improve upon the earlier versions in a few different aspects. First, larger images — I felt it was important to show the
work in as much detail as possible, especially for the complex projects. Second, a complete overview of work — while the work available on this site is only a fraction of the whole, it adequately represents the styles and mediums that I explore on a regular basis. It is difficult at times to successfully integrate art and design into a single venue, but I have moved beyond the “what is art or design” argument, into simply creating work that I find interesting, if you can’t appreciate that,
then so be it. Third, I wanted to include a lot more writing and opinion, without the aid of images. Aside from project descriptions, I have kept the written portions of this site free from the distraction of visual
aides. I don’t want the reader to skim or become unnecessarily distracted from the written word.
With that being stated, please enjoy your visit. Feedback or questions about the work and writings contained on this site are always welcome.Saw something you liked on the old version? click here
studiotwentysix2 is based in Cincinnati, OH. To get in touch with Tom, please call or email.
p. (513) 254 3424e. firstname.lastname@example.org