Thomas Osorio (b. 1991, Dover, OH) makes work detailing his subjective relationship with reality including his fascination with the transient nature of experience, the possibility of a metaphysical plane of existence, past personal experiences of his own lacking of an understanding between what was real and unreal, and the zeitgeist of the early 21st century.

The work manifests the transformation of traditional painting practices through the digital medium. Osorio strives to create a reflection of the psychological makeup of current digital culture. Osorio has exhibited his work in New York City, Chicago, Cincinnati, and online. In 2014 Osorio received his BFA from Pratt Institute and in 2018 his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He lives and works in Denver, Colorado.

2018 MFA in Art and Technology Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2014 BFA in Painting, minor in Art History, Pratt Institute

Selected Group Exhibitions
The Arts Club of Chicago, "Drawing Room", Chicago, IL
Interlochen Center for the Arts, “Faculty Visual Arts Exhibition”, Interlochen, MI
Mooch Gallery, “Spring in Motion”, Chicago, IL
Sullivan Galleries, “MFA Show”, Chicago, IL
Lincoln Hall, “SaveMoneySaveLife”, Chicago, IL curated by Santiago X
Slayer Gallery, “Neon Jewels”, Online
The Center for Contemporary Art, “2016 Juried Show”, curated by Jonathan Goodman
Palisades906, “Salon Show”, Brooklyn, NY
Mayson Gallery, “My Generation”, New York, NY

Awards and Honors
Joseph & Emily Gidwitz Scholarship - SAIC
SAIC Incentive Scholarship - SAIC
Presidential Merit Based Scholarship - Pratt Institute

2019 Grunewald Guild, Leavenworth, WA

2018 Interlochen Center for Visual Arts - INT Painting, HS Drawing for Non Majors
2017 School of the Art Institute of Chicago - Art & Street Culture (TA)
2017 School of the Art Institute of Chicago - Painting Studio: Collage (TA)
2016 ArtWorks Cincinnati - “We Are Walnut Hills” - Teaching Artist

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