May 12 – August 26, 2016
Opening reception: Thursday, May 12, 5:00-6:30pm
Kevin Tolman creates abstract works primarily influenced by the natural world and informed by a sense of place. He can often be found working under the trees at a large easel next to his studio near the Rio Grande. His pieces are created slowly in layer after layer. By taking risks and paying attention to the chance circumstances that arise during this process, he allows each piece to reveal its individual direction and character.
Born in Detroit, Michigan in 1949, Kevin Tolman attended classes at the Detroit Institute of Arts and Cass Tech as a youth, and he is a graduate of the Art School of the Society of Arts and Crafts in Detroit. In 1981 he moved to the Ramah Navajo Reservation in western New Mexico. Feeling at home in the Southwest, he later settled in a north valley area of Albuquerque, building an adobe house and studio in 1987.
For over four decades, Kevin Tolman has been exhibiting his work in galleries, museums, and universities across the United States, where his paintings are included in numerous private, corporate, and public collections. His work has also been exhibited internationally in Canada, Mexico, Germany, France, England, and Portugal.