Born: Saigon, Vietnam
Lives and works in New York, NY

Education

  • BFA – University of Texas, El Paso
  • MFA – Yale University

Exhibitions

Solo

2016

  • Green Go Home (collaboration with Rirkrit Tiravanija) (upcoming), Vargas Museum, Manila, Phillipines
  • With the Beatles (upcoming), Mednarodni Graficni Likovni Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Green Go Home (upcoming), Untitled Miami, Miami, FL
  • Green Go Home (upcoming), Youngworld, Detroit, MI
  • Revolver (upcoming), Patagonia Bowery, New York, NY
  • Dymaxion Chronofile, LOOC Art at Art on Paper, New York, NY

2015

  • Green Go Home (collaboration with Rirkrit Tiravanija), NF Galeria at Untitled Miami, Miami, Florida
  • Dark Side of the Moon, China Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing, China
  • Green Go Home (collaboration with Rirkrit Tiravanija), Galería NF, Madrid, Spain

2014

  • Mañana is a Question (collaboration with Rirkrit Tiravanija,Miguel Cardenas, and Angélica Teuta), ArtBo Fair, Bogotá, Colombia
  • Green Go Home (collaboration with Rirkrit Tiravanija), The Pitch Project, Milwaukee, WI

2013

  • Dark Side of the Moon, UMass Lowell, Lowell, MA
  • Tomas Vu, Galerie Le Manifeste, Paris, France
  • Green Go Home (collaboration with Rirkrit Tiravanija), Gavin Brown Enterprise, New York, NY

2012

  • Tomas Vu: New Work/New York, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
  • Contra la Pared, Centro Colombo Americano, Bogota, Colombia

2011

  • Tomas Vu, Galerie Quynh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

2010

  • Into the Universe, Monserrat College of Art Galleries, Beverly, MA

2009

  • Flat Land: An Installation, Red Lines, Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
  • Flat Land III, Two Lines Gallery, Beijing, China

2008

  • Flat Land II, P.H2O Arte di Cuneo Rome, Italy
  • Flat Land, AMSTE arte contemporanea, Milan, Italy

2007

  • Ardizón & Editionswerkstatt, Bregenz, Austria

2006

  • Black Ice, Von Lintel Gallery, New York

2005

  • Opium Dream, AMSTE arte contemporanea, Milan, Italy

2003

  • Lost World, Gallerie O’Artoteca, Milan
  • Lost World II, RubbleMaster, Linz, Austria

2001

  • Opium Dreams, Museum Haus Kasuya, Yokuska, Japan

1998

  • East of the Sun, Milwaukee Institute for Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI

1995

  • Napalm Mornings, Union Gallery, University of Texas at El Paso, TX

Group (Selected)

2016

  • International Printmaking Union Show (with CAFA museum), Beijing, China
  • Hallway Hijack (with the Brooklyn Rail), 66 Rockwell, Brooklyn, NY

2015

  • 100 Years 100 Artists, Carreau du Temple (with Sobering Galerie), Paris, France (upcoming)
  • East to West, Southampton Arts Center, Southampton, NY
  • Surface of Revolution, Southampton Arts Center, Southampton, NY
  • DRAW: Mapping Madness, Dali Contemporary Art Museum, Dali, China
  • Scope NY, New York, NY

2014

  • DRAW: Mapping Madness, Inside Out Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • Big Picture Show, IPCNY, 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery, New York, NY
  • Current: Bridging Post Digital Technologies, Academy of Art, Cannery Galleries, San Francisco, CA

2013

  • Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1, New York, NY
  • 30th Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 4-3-2-1, Matthias Kuper Galleries Beijing, Beijing, China
  • Art Aqua Miami, Miami, FL

2012

  • Contra la Pared, Centro Colombo Americano, Bogota, Colombia
  • Focus Asia, 2012 Art Toronto, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto
  • Inside Out 2012, Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • Future and Reality, Fifth Beijing International Art Biennale, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

2011

  • When After Comes Before: Philip Chen & Tomas Vu, A+D Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
  • New Prints 2011/Summer, IPCNY, New York, NY
  • To Ho Chi Minh City with Love: A Social Sculpture, curated by Phong Bui, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Publisher Spotlight: LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies, Pace Prints, New York, NY

2010

  • The American Contemporary Printing Exhibition, The National Art Museum of China (NAMOC), Beijing
  • The American Contemporary Printing Exhibition, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • The American Contemporary Printing Exhibition, Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China
  • The American Contemporary Printing Exhibition, Guan Shanyue Art Museum, Shen Zhen, China

2009

  • Lost Paradise, the Nature Somewhere Else, AMSTE arte contemporanea, Milan, Italy
  • Ten Years of Process and Collaboration 1998-2008, Museum of the Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, China
  • Contemporary Prints, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • New Prints 2009/Winter, International Print Center New York, New York, NY
  • Contemporary Mythology, Gallery Korea, New York, NY
  • Formalities of Seeing: Selected Work from the Collection of Stephen Mishol, Dugan Gallery University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA.

2008

  • Modern Mythology, Creative Pier Arts Center, New York, NY
  • Boston High Tea: Master Print Series, Sunshine Museum, Songzhuang, China
  • Boston High tea: Master Print Series, Two Lines Gallery, Beijing 798, China

2007

  • Orpheus Selection: In Search of Darkness, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Queens, NY
  • AmplePROOF, Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • US 4, Galerie Edition Stalzer, Vienna, Austria

2006

  • Organische Abstraction, Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany
  • Conversations, Ambrosino Gallery, Miami

2004

  • Lost World II, Rubblemaster, Linz, Austria
  • Vierzig Plus. Versuche zur Erotik, Vienna, Austria
  • Art for a Landmine-Free World, PaceWildenstein, NY, NY
  • Do A Book: Asian Artists’ Summer Project 2004, Plum Blossoms Gallery, NY, NY
  • Annual Exhibition, National Academy Museum, NY, NY (catalogue)
  • Earthly Delights, Huntington and Bakalar Galleries, Boston, MA (Catalogue)
  • East of the Sun, A Gallery, University of Michigan, Flint, Michigan

2003

  • Homeland, Sawhill Gallery, James Madison College, Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • Pulp Fiction: Views from the Subconscious, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney, Australia
  • Lost World, O’Artoteca, Milan, Italy

2002

  • Spring Print Show, ICPNY, NY, NY
  • Hotel, Motel, Triple Candie, NY, NY

2001

  • Asilah Festival International Group Exhibit, Asilah, Morocco
  • Schrattenberg Summer Festivales, Scheifling, Austria
  • Hybrid Ids, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA
  • Through the Looking Glass: Caricature and Revision, Studio 7, Washington D.C.

2000

  • Faculty Show, Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, CO
  • Drawing Show 2000, Mills Gallery, Boston, MA
  • Rapture, Huntington and Bakalar Gallery, Mass College of Art, Boston, MA
  • Sensuality, Watkins Gallery, American University, Washington D.C.

1999

  • Faculty Group Show, Provincetown Fine Arts work Center, Provincetown, MA
  • Hotel Pupik, Summer 99 Intermediales Schrattenberg, Schiefling, Austria
  • Works on Paper, Gallery 1.1.1. Ottawa, Canada
  • 4th Biennale Print Show, Kochi City, Japan
  • East Meets West, Scarscone-Hartley Gallery, University of Tampa Bay, Tampa Bay, FL

1998

  • Prints, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, NY, NY

1997

  • One Art Two Art Forms, Chinese Culture Institute, Boston, MA
  • A Thought Intercepted, California Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, CA
  • New England Foundation For the Arts Fellowship Winners In Fort Point, Boston, MA

1995

  • Places Far and Near, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI
  • Recent Paintings, Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, PA
  • Ancestors, Asian American Arts Centre, NY, NY
  • Faculty Show, Huntington Gallery, Boston, MA

1994

  • Rediscovering Vietnam, University of California at San Diego, CA
  • Faculty Show, Copley Society, Boston, MA

1993

  • Group of Seven, Pittsburg Center for the Arts, Pittsburg, PA
  • Faculty Show, Bennington College, Bennington, VT

1992

  • American Prints Exhibition, Gallery OH, Japan
  • American Prints Exhibition, Gallery M (Millhouse 2F), Japan

1991

  • Works on Paper, Dome Gallery, New York, NY

1990

  • Art for Peace in Central America, Traveling show: Texas, Arizona, California, Mexico

1988

  • Border Images (Two person show with Rufino Tamayo), Museum of Juarez, Juarez, Mexico

Presentations and Lectures

2016

  • Studio talk with the 92nd Street Y, New York, NY

2015

  • CAFA Museum, Beijing, China
  • Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

2014

  • Inside Out Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • Academy of Art, Cannery Galleries, San Francisco, CA

2013

  • UMass Lowell, Lowell, MA

2012

  • Sonoma State University, Sonoma, CA
  • Denison University, Granville, OH
  • Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia

2011

  • San Art, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA

2010

  • Columbia College, Chicago, IL
  • RedLine Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

2008

  • Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
  • Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT

2007

  • Presentation for Travelling Exhibition of Neiman Center for Print Studies, Museum Moderner Kunst (MUMOK), Vienna, Austria
  • Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria

2006

  • Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
  • School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2005

  • American University, Washington, D.C.
  • Brandeis University, Boston, MA
  • Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
  • School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2001

  • Asilah Festival Foundation for the Arts, Asilah, Morocco
  • American University, Washington D.C.
  • Visiting Artist, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
  • Visiting Artist, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

2000

  • Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

1999

  • University of South Florida at Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL
  • Intermediales Symposium in Dschwar Berg-Schen, Austria
  • Asiatic Diaspora, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

1997

  • College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY
  • Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA

Curatorial

2016

  • International Printmaking Union Show (with CAFA museum), Beijing, China
  • Hallway Hijack (with the Brooklyn Rail), 66 Rockwell, Brooklyn, NY

2015

  • Commedia, International Print Center, New York, NY, Juror/ Curator
  • Come Together, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, New York, NY

2014

  • DRAW: Mapping Madness, Inside Out Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • The Portrait Show, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, New York, NY
  • United Against Speculation (with Rirkrit Tiravanija), LeRoy Neiman Gallery, New York, NY

2013

  • Tomas Vu: Artists with Artists, Annual Magazine, Vol. 6, in print

2012

  • Inside Out 2012, Inside Out Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • All You Need is Dynamite (with Rirkrit Tiravanija), LeRoy Neiman Gallery, New York, NY

2011

  • Up Against the Wall Motherf***** (with Rirkrit Tiravanija), LeRoy Neiman Gallery, New York, NY

Academic Teaching Experience

  • 2002 – present LeRoy Neiman Associate Professor of Visual Arts
    Columbia University, New York, NY
  • 1996-2001 Assistant Professor of Art in Visual Arts
    Columbia University, New York, NY
  • 1993-1996 Assistant Professor
    Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
  • 1992 Salzman Visiting Lecturer
    Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
  • 1991-1992 Instructor
    Bennington College, Bennington, VT

Grants and Awards

  • 2016 Ljubljana Residency
  • 2015 Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program
  • 2013 Audience Award for Best Artist, 30th Biennial of Graphic Arts Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 2002 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Award
  • 2001 Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship Award
  • 1996 New England Foundation for the Arts Grant in Painting
  • 1990 Alice Kimball Traveling Fellowship
  • 1988 Ford Foundation Fellowship
  • 1986 Rudy Montoya Grant for Artists

Reviews and Interviews (selected)

2016

  • “Tomas Vu Presents Temporal Snapshots at Art on Paper”,” Caroline Wall, Whitewall Magazine, March 8, 2016
  • “Technophilia: Tomas Vu,” Saskia Krafft, BMoreArt, Januray 11, 2016

2015

  • “El Enemigo está Dentro,” Oscar Alonso Molina, ABC Cultural, September 12, 2015
  • “Rirkrit Tiravanija y Tomas Vu, Canciones Gringas,” El Cultural, September 10, 2015
  • “Channel Surfing with Tomas Vu,” Sharon Butler, Two Coats of Paint, March 8, 2015
  • “Sara Zielinski Interviews Tomas Vu,” Sara Zielinski, Huffington Post Blog, May 22, 2015

2014

  • “Tomas Vu: Flatlands,” David A. Willis, Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Fall 2014

2011

  • “Cosmos World of Tomas Vu-Daniel Comes on Show,” My Tran, Saigon Times, May 15, 2011
  • “The Earth Is Flat,” Christiana Nualart, The Word, June 2011

2009

  • “Review: Tomas Vu-Daniel at RedLine Milwaukee” Mary-Louise Schumacher, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov 17, 2009

2008

  • “Tomas Vu Daniel – Flat Land,” Veronica Pirola, Artkey Magazine, January 5, 2008
  • “Flat Land,” MISNA, April, 2008

2006

  • “Tomas Vu at Von Lintel,” Elisa Decker, Art in America, November 2006, page 207
  • “Tomas Vu: Black Ice, Von Lintel Gallery May 4 – June 3, 2006,” Gandalf Gavan, The Brooklyn Rail, May 2006, page 26

2005

  • “Tomas Vu Daniel,” Zancetta, Alberto, Espoarte 37, October/November 2005, page 75
  • “Tomas Vu Daniel at Amste arte contemporanea,” Lissone, Mosca, Maria Paola, Arte e Critica 43, July-September 2005, page 73
  • “Tomas Vu Daniel at Amste arte contemporanea,” Lissone, Di Raddo, Elena, Tema Celeste, September-October 2005, page 119

2001

  • “Tomas Vu-Daniel” Japan Times, July 5, Tokyo, Japan
  • “Caricature at Studio 7,” Jessica Dawson, The Washington Post, April 5, Washington D.C.
  • “Groups du Jour,” Christopher Mills, The Boston Pheonix, June 20, Boston, MA
  • “Hybrid Ids,” Mary Sherman, The Boston Herald, June 18, Boston, MA
  • “Assorted Artists Capture Rapture,” Christine Temin, The Boston Globe, February 2, Boston, MA

2000

  • “Pure Rapture,” Joanne Silver, The Boston Herald, January 28, Boston, MA
  • Interview of Rapture, The Chronicle, WCVB, July 6, 7:00PM, Boston, MA
  • Interview of Rapture, WGBH, January 26, 8:00PM, Boston, MA
  • “Drawing Show,” Paul Parcellin, Reto-Rocket.com, June 26, Boston, MA
  • “BCA Drawing Show,” Cuong, South End News, Boston, MA

1999

  • “‘East of the Sun’ is a Ray of Light,” Mary Ann Marger, St. Petersberg Times, November 19, Tampa, FL
  • “‘East of the Sun’ East meets West when six artists bridge the cultural gap”, Joanne Milani The Tampa Tribune, November 21,1999.
  • “Sensationally Diverse,” Adrienne M. Golub, Weekly Planet, November 18-24, Tampa, FL

1998

  • “East or West,” Nathan Guequierre, Shepherd Express, April 2, Tampa, FL
  • “One Art Form, Two Cultures,” Doris Chu, Chinese Cultural Institute, July 24, Boston, MA

1996

  • “Places Far and Near,” Fred Liang, October 31, Milwaukee, WI

1995

  • “1960-1975 Viet Nam,” Paul Haeder, University of Texas at El Paso, November 4, El Paso, TX
  • “Cue,” James Auer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, November 12, Milwaukee, WI

1992

  • “Visiting Artist Vu-Daniel,” Barbara Blumenthal, Brandeis Reporter, November 20, Waltham, MA

1987

  • “Anti-Apartheid Theme…,” Patrick McDonnell, The Prospector, November 5, El Paso, Texas

Bibliography (Recent Catalogues)

2016

    The Woven Tale Press, “Tomas Vu: Dymaxion Chronofile.”

2014

  • DRAW: Mapping Madness, Exhibition catalogue, Beijing, China

2013

  • Annual Magazine, curator and editor
  • Interruption: The 30th Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Black Dog Publishing, London, UK
  • 5th Beijing Biennial, Beijing, China

2012

  • Inside Out 2012, Inside Out Art Museum, Beijing, China

2009

  • Flatland, P.S. 1 MoMA, Queens, New York
  • Ten Years of Process and Collaboration 1998-2008, Central Academy of Fine Art Museum, Beijing, China

2008

  • Boston High Tea: Master Print Series, Sunshine Museum, Songzhuang, China

2007

  • AmplePROOF, Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

2006

  • Floating Forms, Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany