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The Politician

Men In Sacks

Thomases created three Men in Sacks inspired by a Goya lithograph of the same title. The three are displayed as one sculpture on a large mock chessboard. They are not attached to the base so that the ensemble can be rearranged at whim.

The General

The Priest

Matt Thomases


Group Exhibitions
  • “Artscape”: Melville Sesquicentennial, Captain Ahab,
    April 2012 - April 2013
  • Nu-ART Public Exhibition, Pittsfield, MA
    October - November 2009
  • “Artscape”: A Public Art Project, Pittsfield, MA
    October 2005 - October 2007
  • Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Concord, NH
    June-October 2005
  • The Palm Springs Desert Museum, 36th Annual Juried Competition,
    February - March 2005
  • Art Institute and Gallery, “Tension and Release” Exhibit, Salisbury, MD,
    October - November 2003
  • John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, 23rd Annual Outdoor Show, Port Jefferson, NY,
    June - August 2003
  • Sculpture at Noble Horizons, 4th and 5th Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Salisbury, CT, Summer 2002-03
  • National Sculpture Society, “Portraits: Public and Private,” New York, NY,
    March - June 2003
  • Ramapo College, “Sited Outside,” Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, Ramapo, NJ,
    April - June 2003
  • Jean Stephen Galleries, Minneapolis, MN, October 2002-June 2003
  • Gallery West, 6th Annual National Juried Show, Alexandria, VA, February 2003
  • Steamboat Springs Indoor Sculpture Exhibit, Steamboat Springs, CO,
    September 2002
  • The Marshall Gallery “In Remembrance,” 9/11 Exhibit, Greensboro, NC,
    September 2002
  • C.W. Nelson, 5th Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, Sandisfield, MA, Summer 2002
  • Elaine Beckwith Gallery, Jamaica, VT, six sculptures on display,
    May 1996 - June 2002
  • Summerfare International Arts Festival, Oradell, NJ, Juried Competition, July, 2000
  • Sculpture in the Park, Loveland, CO, Juried Competition, August, 1997
Solo Exhibitions
  • Joy Horwich Gallery, Chicago, IL, October 1996
  • UAHC Office Building, Fifth Ave., New York, NY, Summer 1996
  • Williams Art Center, Lafayette College, Easton, PA, March 1996
  • NHC Institute, University of Hartford, CT, August 1994
Publications and Awards
  • Palm Springs Desert Museum, Sculpture Award, 1st Prize, February - March 2005
  • Manhattan Arts International, Showcase Award, 20th Anniversary International Art Competition, Summer 2003
  • Sculpture Forum, Award for Dancer II, Spring 1998
  • Manhattan Arts International, Dealer’s Choice Award, 6th Annual Competition, Summer 1997
Lectures, Discussions, and Workshops
    "Seeing Shapes and the Meaning of Shapes"
  • Temple Emmanuel, Closter, NJ, September 2001
  • Williams Arts Center, Lafayette College, Easton, PA, April 1996
  • NHC Institute, University of Hartford, Hartford, CT, August 1992 and 1994
Art Studies and Apprenticeships
  • St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY — Summer Session, Sculpting in wire,
    clay and cement
  • Fleisher Art School, Philadelphia, PA — Evening Program, Sculpting in clay
  • Brooklyn Museum Art School, Brooklyn, NY — Sculpting in clay
  • The Art Students League of New York, NY — Drawing Classes
  • The Sculpture Center, New York, NY — Modeling and Welding Classes
  • Sculpting apprenticeship in mold-making, wax and metal chasing, New York, NY
  • Lafayette College, Easton, PA — B.A. International Affairs, History,
    Magna Cum Laude
  • Columbia University, New York, NY — M.A. Economics

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