THOMAS NOZKOWSKI (b. 1944) received a B.F.A. from The Cooper Union Art School in New York City in 1967. The artist, who is known for his small-scale abstract paintings, began exhibiting in group shows in 1973, and made his solo debut in 1979. By 1982, the Museum of Modern Art, New York had acquired a painting from an early one-person exhibition for their permanent collection. Nozkowski’s paintings have been featured in more than 300 museum and gallery exhibitions worldwide, including nearly 70 solo exhibitions.
In 2007, Nozkowski’s works were included in Robert Storr’s exhibition at the Italian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, Think with the Senses, Feel with the Mind – Art in the Present Tense. He has been honored with four awards from The American Academy of Arts and Letters: the Merit Medal for Painting (2006), the Award in Painting (1999) and the Purchase Prize (1998, 1999). He has also received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship (1993); a New York State Foundation for the Arts fellowship Award (1989), a New York State Creative Artists Public Service Grant (1985) and the National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Grant (1984).
Nozkowski’s work can be found in numerous collections worldwide, including the Brooklyn Museum; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; The Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Ireland; The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Morgan Library and Museum, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The New York Public Library, New York; The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Yale University Art Gallery, among others. Thomas Nozkowski lives and works in New York City and High Falls, New York.