Tom McGlynn is an painter and multi -media artist, writer, and independent curator based in the NYC area. His work is represented in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, and The Cooper- Hewitt National Design Museum of the Smithsonian, among other national and international institutional collections. He is a contributing writer to The Brooklyn Rail and maintains the poetry blog, seeing/saying. He is also the founding director of Beautiful Fields, an organization dedicated to socially- engaged curatorial projects. A recent project “Memphis Social” was awarded a franchise grant from the New York -based organization supporting independent curatorial projects, apexart.
Two poems, included in a special, Hurricane Sandy, edition of The Brooklyn Rail, October 2013
"Following the Social" essay for catalogue brochure, "Memphis Social", May 10-18, 2013.
Contemporary art, photography, painting, sculpture, drawing, socially-engaged art, American social history, aesthetic theory, critical writing, poetry
Awards and Honors:
Apexart franchise grant award," Memphis Social", 2013