• Success

    Photograph with found medals
    5"x8"  |  2015

  • Rat Tail

    Mixed media
    40" x 60"  |  2014

  • Rat Tail (detail)

    Mixed media
    40" x 60"  |  2014

  • B Ball Collection

    gesso on photographs
    variable  |  2016

  • B Ball Collection (detail)

    gesso on photographs
    variable  |  2016

  • Just One Of My Many Honors

    Found trophies modified with dymo labels
    variable  |  2016

  • Self Portraits (Easy Mark)

    Gesso and ink on photographs
    40" x 60" each  |  2016

  • Self Portrait with Penstripes and Action Figure Accessories

    penstripping, action figure accessories
    74" x 29"  |  2015

  • Self Portrait with Penstripes and Action Figure Accessories (detail)

    penstripping, action figure accessories
    74" x 29"  |  2015

THOMAS STURGILL Website CV

Nashville, TN | Sculpture, Mixed Media, Photography, Drawing, Installation
Bio:

Thomas Sturgill was born and raised in Pound, Virginia, a rural company town whose heyday had long passed. In 2002, he received his undergraduate degree in sculpture from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Sturgill received an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Carnegie Mellon University in 2006. He has exhibited domestically and internationally. He works both solo and collaboratively. Sturgill is a founding member of the artist collective, Pulled Resources. Thomas Sturgill currently lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee and teaching Foundations at Middle Tennessee State University.

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Statement:

My work has always addressed the interactions between humanity and things. I find this the most straightforward and honest description of my fascinations. These tangible bits of culture are interesting, clever, and fall into systems that structure lives. Coupled with our cognitive needs to classify, our culture has developed into a culture of things. Largely, I find myself asking a few basic questions. What is the history of a thing? What are the interactions between an object and its user? And what are the benefits or results of an objects introduction? These questions, whose intents are broad and inconclusive, provide me a structure for analysis, a way of approaching an all to accustomed environment.

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