Thomas Macker

(b. 1982, Los Angeles, California)

Thomas Macker (b. 1982, Los Angeles) is a multi-media artist living in Wyoming. He received his MFA from CalArts in Photography and Media in 2011, and currently works as the photography department head for the arts and education nonprofit, the Art Association of Jackson Hole, where he is also a curator for the organization’s gallery. Macker was a 2015 Wyoming Art’s Council fellow, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. Recent exhibitions include the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Wyoming, The Beirut Art Center in Beirut, Lebanon, the University of Wyoming Art Museum and a solo exhibition at the Nicolaysen Contemporary Art Museum.


2011 MFA, Photography and Media, CalArts, Valencia, California
2004 BFA, Visual Art, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


2016 Arts for All Grant Recipient from the Cultural Council
2015 Wyoming Arts Council Fellow, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Holdout, Klowden Mann, Culver City, California
Holdout, The Center for the Arts, Jackson, Wyoming
2016 objectvoid, Mint Gallery, Columbus, Ohio (two person)
objectvoid, Neon Heater, Columbus, Findlay Ohio (two person)
, The Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, Wyoming
2015 ⁂ (Asterism), Klowden Mann, Culver City, California
2013 (sign) [show] {trade}, gallery km (now Klowden Mann), Santa Monica, California
2012  From/For All Our Failings, Loft Gallery, Art Assoc., Jackson, Wyoming
2011 For All Our Failings, Acre Projects, Chicago, Illinois
For All Our Failings, D300 Gallery-CalArts, Valencia, California
2010 Western Heritage, Teton Artlab, Jackson, Wyoming
Remote Sensing, Lime Gallery-CalArts, Valencia, California

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 Came from the Super Volcano, Visions West Contemporary, Denver, Colorado
2016 The Oil & Gas Show, curated by Emma Saperstein, LEVEL Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2015 WAC Biennial, University of Wyoming Art Museum,  Laramie, Wyoming
Hunter Time: Daniel Barroca, Harry Dodge, Mala Gina, Thomas Macker, Yoshua Okón, Courtney Stephens, Allan Sekula, Ben Tong, curated by Arjuna Neuman, In the Pines, Jackson, Wyoming
Human/Kind Episodes, The Center Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming
2014 Wyoming Art Party, Art Association of Jackson Hole & Lander Art Center, Jackson, Wyoming
The Animals – with Alan Sekula, Rachel Rose and Arjuna Neuman, Beirut Art Center, Beirut, Lebanon
2013 Shift 20/20, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Wyoming
2011 The Delta, Alexys Schwartz Projects, West Hollywood, California
Intimacies, curated by Alex Segade, Mike Kelley’s Studio, Los Angeles, California
Reversevent, 1128 5th Ave, Venice, California
NEXT: The Invitational Exhibition of Emerging Art, Acre Projects, Chicago, Illinois
2010 The Super Volcano III, Teton Artlab, Jackson, Wyoming
2009 Nueva California, 2614 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, California
Wild Ones, D300 Gallery-CalArts, Valencia, California
There’s Something in the Way, D301 Gallery-CalArts, Valencia, California
2008 Various Photographs – Curated by Tim Barber, New York Photo Festival, Dumbo, New York
You Rule Me, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Turn, Shotgun Space Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Harold Summer Equinoganza, Kenilworth Club, Chicago, Illinois
Somber and Bright, Cliff Dweller Club, Chicago, Illinois
NFO XPO, Harold Arts, Chicago, Illinois
2007 HAROLD, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
2004 AMP Exhibition, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Curatorial Projects

2018 Fire in the Mountains, Co-curated with Andy Kincaid, Heart Six Ranch, Moran, Wyoming
2015 Physico/Electro: DIY and ‘Maker’ Art (Adrienne Adar, Mike Fleming, Daniel Kent, Andrew Neumann, “BBQ Dave” Sheinkopf, and Roopa Vasudevan), Art Association Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming
On/Off: Virtual Art in Real Life
(LaTurbo Avedon, Peter Burr, Eric Fleischauer, Jason Lazarus, Sara Ludy, & Brenna Murphy), Art Association Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming
Cudelice Brazelton, Valerie Green, Lee Hunter, Ryan Thompson: Village of/For Things, ITP Space, Jackson, Wyoming
2014 Arjuna Neuman: Hot Forest, ITP Space, Wyoming
Michael Ray-Von: Opening a Social Orifice, ITP Space, Wyoming
Vanessa Maltese: wallwallwallwall, ITP Space, Wyoming
2013 Nicolas Grenier and Travis Diehl: Downwelling & Shadow Spills, ITP Space, Wyoming
Akina Cox / Rachel de Joode / Gracie DeVito / Anne Vieux: After the Spectacle, ITP Space, Wyoming
BBQ Dave Sheinkopf: Paint it Forward, ITP Space, Jackson, Wyoming
Robin Juan: In Good Taste, ITP Space, Jackson, Wyoming
Greg Stimac: Lost Spike, ITP Space, Jackson, Wyoming
Northwest Contemporary,  Art Assoc. Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming
Benjamin Funke: Relapsed, ITP Space,  Jackson, Wyoming
2012 Jackson Hole Photography Competition, Art Assoc. Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming
If Not At All: Ed Lavino, Art Association Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming
2011 Reversevent, 1128 5th Ave, Venice, California
2009 Nueva California, (Kean O’ Brien / Ben Driggs / Grant Ernhart /Esteban Schimpf), 2614 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, California

Art Fairs

2014 Photo LA, Los Angeles, California
2012 Miami Project, gallery km (now Klowden Mann), Miami, Florida
artMRKT, gallery km (now Klowden Mann), San Francisco, California
Art Platform, gallery km (now Klowden Mann), Los Angeles, California
2011 NEXT: The Invitational Exhibition of Emerging Art, Acre Projects, Chicago, Illinois
2008 NFO XPO, Harold Arts, Chicago, Illinois
NEXT: The Invitational Exhibition of Emerging Art, Harold Arts, Chicago, Illinois


2010 ACRE Residency, Steuben, Wisconsin
2008 Harold Arts Residency, Chesterhill, Ohio

Selected Bibliography

2018 ‘Fire in the Mountains’ — Organized by Andy Kincaid and Thomas Macker at Heart Six Ranch,” Fluxo, July 25.
‘Fire in the Mountains’, Off-site Group Show // Heart Six Ranch, Moran, Wyoming,” tzvetnik, July.
2017 Thomas Macker at Klowden Mann,” Art Viewer, August 5.
Thomas Macker,” Worldwide-X, August 2.
Thomas Macker’s Holdout in Klowden Mann,” Blouin Art Info, July 28.
Thomas Macker,” Wall Street International, July 15.
Don’t ‘Holdout’,” Jackson Hole News & Guide, May 31.
Holdout by Thomas Macker,” Jackson Hole Community Radio, April 29.
Show explores modern warfare’s complexity,” Jackson Hole News & Guide, April 19.
‘Holdout’ by Thomas Macker at Nicolaysen Art Museum,” Fluxo, January.
2016 Conner, Elysia, “Conceptual exhibit offers uncommon experience,” Casper Journal, November 22.
‘Objectvoid’ by Thomas Macker and Andy Kincaid at MINT, Columbus,” tzvetnik, November.
‘objectvoid’ by Thomas Macker and Andy Kincaid,” Fluxo, November.
Daly, Meg, “Provocative new work by Thomas Macker tackles wartime aesthetics,” Planet Jackson Hole, October 18.
Wise, Hannah, “Story Bubbles up in ‘Oil & Gas Show’,” Dallas Morning News, January 31.
Wise, Hannah, “Dallas art gallery curates conversation centered on oil and gas industry,” Guide Live, January 28.
2012 “Thomas Macker,” Capricious, April 10.
Niner, Katy, “Photographer Constructs Unbygone Pictures,” JH News and Guide, January 11.
2011 Steciw, Kate, “Go Here! Do This!,” The Photography Post, February 11.
2010 Sanders Kayla Diane, “Out with the Spectacle,” JH Weekly, August 25.
Niner, Katy, “Photographer Depicts Whirling West,” JH News and Guide, August 25.
“CalArts,” Tryharder, July 7.
2008 Colberg, Joerg, “Thomas Macker,” Conscientious,  April 1.

Selected Publications

2013 (sign) [show] {trade}, In The Pines Books
2011 JH Review, Spring Issue
2009 The Collector’s Guide to Emerging Art Photography, Humble Arts Foundation
2008 Various Photographs, Tiny Vices, New York Photo Festival Catalog Harq, Issue #1, Harold Arts
The Independent, Arts Feature, “Shifting the arguments over gendercontrol”-Vice/


2013 TPG, Play and Concept
Teton County Library and Center for the Arts, Into the Arts (Two part lecture series)
Center for the Arts, Conversation with Janet Bishop (Curator of Painting and Sculpture at SFMOMA)
2012 Culture Front Live, (sign) [show] {trade}
West Virginia University, College of Creative Arts, (sign) [show] {trade}


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