ABOUT THE ARTIST
Thomas Brewer received a B.A. in Art Education and Ceramics from Southern Illinois University Carbondale (1973). After graduating he worked as a studio potter for nine years and began teaching art in 1982. He completed an M.A. in Art from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (1985) and then a Ph.D. in Art Education from Florida State University (1989). He taught K-Post Graduate art and art education for 35 years and was the Coordinator of Art Education at UCF from 1996 to December 2015. He served in three similar university positions before relocating in Orlando. Brewer was also awarded a 2013-14 J. William Fulbright Teaching/Research Fellowship to Iceland. His research and scholarship in Visual Arts Education has focused on student learning, curriculum and instruction, assessment, and education policy.
Thomas Brewer has exhibited throughout the United States and abroad, with recent solo exhibitions at at Mjólkurbúðinni Listagilinu, Akureyri, Iceland, 2016 (with Gils Artist Residency) and William Carey University, Hattiesburg, MS, 2015. His studio work has been included in exhibitions throughout the Southeast and National exhibitions include: American Crafts Council Spotlight Exhibitions; Ohr Rising: Gulf States Competition; in 2008 A Twist on Tradition: National Juried Exhibition and Jersey Shore Clay National, Platters and Pourers National; Red Heat: Contemporary Works in Clay 2010; and Functional/Dysfunctional National Juried Ceramics Competition 2013.
Brewer has had a studio and residence in New Smyrna Beach since 2000 and has been represented by Arts on Douglas since 2006.
Recent Exhibitions at Arts on Douglas: