Born in Minneapolis, MN, painter Thomas John Carlson holds a BFA from the Ringling College of Art and Design and earned his MFA from the New York Academy of Art where he also stayed on as a fellow.
Living in the NYC area for the last 12 years, he founded the Jersey City Art School in 2009. He shows his works around Jersey City, Eden Rock Gallery in St Barthelemy, and group shows around Manhattan.
His work ranges from mid-sized oils that deal with surrealistic subject matters with impressionistic use of color and opacity, and smaller works from his travels.
Residencies include travels to St. Barths, Italy, Istanbul as well as sites in the Rocky mountains and Vermont.