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Education

M.F.A University of California Santa Barbara, 2016
B.F.A. Western Carolina University, 2012


Represented by

Bender Gallery - Asheville, North Carolina
Silo 118 - Los Angeles, California
The Basic Premise Gallery – Ojai, California


Solo Exhibitions

2020
Upcoming: The Basic Premise, Ojai, CA
2019
Anamnesis: I came as a dreamer and left as a dream – Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
Everything is True, Nothing is Permitted, Bender Gallery – Asheville, NC
2018
The End is the Beginning – Santa Barbara Center for Art Science and Technology, CA
Bright Abyss: Sunrise in the West – The Basic Premise, Ojai, CA
2017
American Gothic – Red Barn Project Space, UC Santa Barbara, CA
Into Nothing – Architectural Foundation, Santa Barbara, CA
2016
The Darkest Day – Red Barn Project Space, UC Santa Barbara, CA
Montani Semper Liberi – Glass Box Gallery Room 1330, UC Santa Barbara, CA
2015
Histories of Ambiguity – with Patrick Gilbert, Napa Gallery, CSU Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA
Cabin Fever – Glass Box Gallery, UC Santa Barbara, CA
2014
Twenty Years of Progress – Pink Dog Creative, Asheville, NC
Twenty Years of Progress – Trafo Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
2013
apotheosis - The Artery, Asheville, NC
2012
Americarcana - Push Gallery, Asheville, NC
Untitled Show - The Skinny, Sylva, NC
2011
Prophecy - Grace Centre Gallery, Mills River, NC
2008
New Paintings - Pump Gallery, Asheville, NC.


Group Exhibitions and Fairs

2020
Upcoming: Bardo Arts Center, Cullowhee, NC
Out There – Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
UCSBMFA 20/20, Sullivan Goss, CA
100 Grand – Sullivan Goss, Santa Barbara, CA
2019
Wit and Whimsy: Selections from the Collection of Nancy and Michael Gifford – Channing Peake Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
100 Grand – Sullivan Goss, Santa Barbara, CA
Satan’s Perimeter – ArtShare LA, Los Angeles, CA
In Times Like These – Pink Dog Creative, Asheville, NC
Full Bodied – Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
Art Without Limits – Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, Ojai, CA
POV – Santa Barbara Center for Art Science and Technology, CA
Blue: An Homage to Picasso – Glenn Dallas Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
2018
Wasted on the Banks of Lethe – The Basic Premise, Ojai, CA
Infinite Shades – Glenn Dallas Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
Protest – ArtShare LA, Los Angeles, CA
Incendiary Devices – POST Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Barry McGee: SB Mid Summer Intensive – Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara, CA
The Artists of UCSB – Sullivan Goss, Santa Barbara, CA
The Crew: Underpinnings - Santa Barbara Center for Art Science and Technology, CA
The Future Can Only Be Told In Reverse - CCS Gallery, UC Santa Barbara, CA
Open Show – curated by Anna Katz, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
Alumni Exhibition – Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina U, Cullowhee, NC
100 Grand – Sullivan Goss, Santa Barbara, CA
Art Without Limits – Art From Scrap, Santa Barbara, CA
2017
Personal Vacation – curated by Chris Davies, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
Open Studios and Exhibition – Chateau Orquevaux, Orquevaux, France
100 Grand – Sullivan Goss, Santa Barbara, CA
Stepping Into the Unknown – Silo 118, Santa Barbara,CA
Black and White (Mostly…) – Silo 118, Santa Barbara, CA
Out of Place – Ridley-Tree Art Museum, Westmont College, Montecito, CA
Expo Contemporary – The Reef, Los Angeles, CA
Artists Without Limits – Wildling Museum, Solvang, CA
Artists Without Limits – Art From Scrap, Santa Barbara, CA
2016
Beyond Walls – Casa Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
UCSB 2016 MFA Exhibition – AD&A Museum, Santa Barbara, CA
LightWorks – Isla Vista, CA
2015
Unintended Consequences – The ArtsFund, Santa Barbara, CA
Surface Tension – Saatchi Art at Parasol Projects, New York, NY
Open Studios – MeetFactory, Prague, Czech Republic
UCFZ – Gone Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
Current Focus – Red Barn Project Space, UC Santa Barbara, CA
2014
Look Again – The Artery, Asheville, NC
2013
Seeing is Believing – Upstairs Artspace, Tryon, NC
2012
Parallax - Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina U, Cullowhee, NC
44th Annual Juried Art Exhibit – Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina U, Cullowhee, NC
2011
Color Study - Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC
State of the Art, Art of the State - Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC
2010
Alchemy Art Salon - Sante Fe, NM
Line in Landscape - Upstairs Artspace, Tryon, NC,
2009
Oh Kaos! - Flood Gallery, Asheville, NC.
Bring Us Your Best - Transylvania Arts Council, Hendersonville, NC.
Sightings - Upstairs Artspace, Tryon, NC.
2008
Group Exhibition - Three Flights Up Gallery, Knoxville, TN.
The Doors of Asheville - Exhibition and Auction, Asheville, NC.
Group Exhibition - Front Gallery, Asheville, NC.
Landscape and Location - Statesville, NC.
2007
The Doors of Asheville - Exhibition and Auction, Asheville, NC.
2006
Transformations in Form - The North End Gallery, Asheville, NC.
The Doors of Asheville - Exhibition and Auction, Asheville, NC.
The NCCCS Art Show - NCCCS Headquarters, Raleigh, NC.
2005
Underground Art Show - LAAFF Festival, Asheville, NC.
Student/Faculty Art Show - A-B Technical Community College, Asheville, NC.
2004
For The Birds - Transylvania Arts Council, Brevard, NC.


Curated Exhibitions

2018
The Crew: Underpinnings – co-curated with Debra Herrick, Ph.D,
Santa Barbara Center for Art Science and Technology, Santa Barbara, CA
2017
Somewhere or Nowhere At All - Red Barn Project Space, UC Santa Barbara,CA

Public Projects

2016
Outpost – a temporary public art installation, Isla Vista, CA


*Professional and Teaching Experience *

Current
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA
Preparator for Works on Paper and Textiles

Current
Santa Barbara Office of Arts and Culture, CA
Lead Preparator and Exhibitions Designer

2017-2020
Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, CA
Museum Preparator

2018
Carpinteria Arts Center, Carpinteria, CA
‘Working from Photographs’ workshop

2016-2017 Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria, CA,
Lecturer of Visual Art - Drawing

2015-2016 UC Santa Barbara, CA
Graduate Teaching Assistant,
Visual Literacy, Printmaking, Painting, Photography, Drawing, Reader for 1C Visiting Artist Lecture Series

2011-2012 Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University
Museum Intern

2005-2012
IFACS, Atlanta, GA
Decorator and Restoration Specialist

2005-2009
Asheville, NC.
Studio and Personal Assistant to artist Randy Shull

2001-2006
Althos Publishing. Raleigh, NC.
Graphic Artist

1998-2002
Fuquay-Varina, NC.
Editorial Cartoonist


Residencies

2018 Community Artist – Squire Foundation, Santa Barbara, CA
2017 Chateau d’Orquevaux, Orquevaux, France
2016 Red Barn Project Space, AiR for 2016/17, UC Santa Barbara, CA
2015 MeetFactory, Prague, Czech Republic
2014 Studio Trafo – Trafacka Projects, Prague, Czech Republic


Public Lectures and Media Appearances

May 21, 2019 – BizArts Workshop, speaker, AWOL, Santa Barbara
Januray 16, 2019 – Art in Environmental Activism, panel discussion, Santa Barbara Public Library
December 13, 2018 – The Unrealized Immigrant, panel discussion, SBCAST, Santa Barbara
April 28, 2018 – ACDC Conference round table organized by Artists Without Limits, SBCC, Santa Barbara
March 16, 2018 – Art and Antiques Talk Show with Elizabeth Stewart, KZSB 1290 AM
March 18, 2017 – ‘Art(ists) of Survival’ with curator Maiza Hixson, Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOTg_MrXb0s&t=1s
November 3, 2016 – From Concept to Career, panelist, CSU Channel Islands, CA
May 27, 2016 – Art and Antiques Talk Show with Elizabeth Stewart, KZSB 1290 AM
February 25, 2016 – Towned Podcast
March 11, 2015 – Cabin Fever, Visual Literacy series, UC Santa Barbara, CA


Performances

November 2, 2017 – Window to the Arts, live painting pop up event sponsored organized by Silo 118 and Squire Foundation, 927 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
April 7, 2012 – (Re)Happening at Black Mountain College, Black Mountain, NC
December 3, 2011 - Variations on the Long Note in conjunction with exhibition John Cage: A Circle of Influences – Black Mountain College Museum, Asheville, NC


Collections

Projekt Atol, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Santa Barbara Office of Arts and Culture, Santa Barbara, CA
Richard and Cissy Ross, Santa Barbara, CA
Nancy Escher, Ojai, CA
Western North Carolina Museum of Fine Arts, Cullowhee, NC
The Ray Griffin/Thom Robinson Collection, Asheville, NC
Lisa Belcher, Glencoe, IL
Paul and Cherry Saenger, Asheville, NC
Trip Huxley, Asheville, NC
John Geck, Greenville, SC
Laurie and John Meyer, Asheville, NC
Lynn Cunningham Brown, Santa Barbara, CA
Virginia Chomley, Vancouver, BC, Canada


Awards and Fellowships

2017
Golden Ticket Fellowship, Chateau d’Orquevaux, France
2016
Artist in Residence Fellowship, UC Santa Barbara, CA
2015
Florimbi/Simon Award, UC Santa Barbara, CA
Howard Fenton Award for Painting, UC Santa Barbara, CA
Department of Art Block Grant, UC Santa Barbara, CA
UCIRA Grant, University of California, CA
New American Paintings Artist, MFA Edition
Graduate Teaching Assistantship, UC Santa Barbara, CA
2014
Regents Special Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, UC Santa Barbara, CA
Regional Artists Project Grant, Toe River Arts Council, NC
2012
Undergraduate Research Grant awarded by the Honors College of WCU, research “A Study of Issues Concerning the Production of Photographic Collagraphs”
Philosophy essay “The Reversal of the Noir Hero” accepted to NCUR 2013
Member Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society
Independent Study and Research Abroad, Czech Republic, Summer
Best in Show, 44th Annual Juried Art Exhibit, Fine Art Museum of WCU, juror Stephen Wicks, Cullowhee, NC
Dean’s List, Western Carolina University School of Art
2011
WCU School of Art and Design Scholarship
2010
Michael Patrick Metcalf Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Honorable Mention, 10th Annual Juried Exhibition, Grace Gallery, juror Craig Drennen, Mills River, NC,
Honorable Mention, A-B Tech Student Art Show, juror Richard Tichich, Asheville, NC. Dean’s List, AB Technical Community College, Fall, Asheville, NC
2009
Best 2-D work, A-B Tech Student Art Show, juror Robert Tynes, Asheville, NC.
2008
Honorable Mention, Bring Us Your Best Juried Exhibition, Hendersonville, NC.


Press

Waldrep, Megan. “Immigration and Artistic Representation.” Santa Barbara Sentinel. February 2, 2019
http://santabarbarasentinel.com/blog/2019/immigration-and-artistic-representation-a-panel-discussion-featuring-artist-tom-pazderka-presented-by-lum-art-zine/
Herrick, Debra. “Tom Pazderka: Interview With an (Inward) Immigrant.” LUM Art Zine. November 27, 2018. https://www.lumartzine.com/articles/tom-pazderka-interview-with-an-inward-immigrant
Dambrot, Shana Nys. “Santa Barbara Painter Tom Pazderka Makes Art From the Ashes.” LA Weekly. April 25, 2018. http://www.laweekly.com/arts/in-the-wake-of-the-thomas-fire-santa-barbara-painter-tom-pazderka-makes-art-from-the-ashes-9399255
Woodard, Josef. “The World is a Campus.” Scene Magazine. May 18-24, 2018. P. 27-28
Botts, Jackie. ‘’Stepping Into the Unknown’ Explores Political Anxiety.’ August 9, 2017. http://www.independent.com/news/2017/aug/09/stepping-unknown-explores-political-anxiety/
Silo 118 Presents Black and White “(Mostly)” May 24, 2017. http://sbseasons.com/2017/05/silo118-presents-black-and-white-mostly/
Dark Mountain. Dark Mountain Project. Issue 11. Spring 2017. P. C3
Anamesa Interdisciplinary Journal, New York University. Fall 2016. Vol. 14. No. 2. p. 99
Calitri, Joanne A. “Pazderka Curates Group Showcase.” Montecito Journal. March 16-23, 2017. Vol. 23. Issue 11. Pg. 41
Donelan, Charles. “Into Nothing.” Santa Barbara Independent. March 9-16, Vol. 31. No. 582. Pg. 49
Donelan, Charles. “UCSB MFA Exhibition 2016.” Santa Barbara Independent. May 25, 2016.
Woodard, Josef. “Forging New Pathways.” Scene Magazine. May 27, 2016.
Lazo, Gabriel. “Grads Present Theses at AD&A.” The Daily Nexus. May 26, 2016
Trafology. Prague: Astron a.s. 2015. p. 80
Anamesa Interdisciplinary Journal. New York University. Fall 2015. Vol 13. No. 2. p. 23-25
Calitri, Joanne A. “Unintended Consequences.” Montecito Journal. Nov 19-26, 2015. Vol. 21 Issue 46. Pg. 26
Woodard, Josef. “Art: Rough, Ready and Meditative” Scene Magazine. Nov 13, 2015
Osborn, Lisa. “Unintended Consequences” Edhat. Nov 14, 2015. http://www.edhat.com/site/tidbit.cfm?nid=161549
Caldwell, Ellen. “On Monuments and Memories, Flags and Fire: the Art of Tom Pazderka” New American Paintings Blog. July 29, 2015.
http://www.newamericanpaintings.com/blog/monuments-and-memories-flags-and-fire-art-tom-pazderka
New American Paintings. MFA Edition. 2015
“Review: UCSB Open Studios”. Santa Barbara Independent. Nov 11, 2014. http://www.independent.com/news/2014/nov/11/review-ucsb-mfa-open-studios/
Sherard, Kyle. “State of the Arts: Past and Present Tense.” Mountain Xpress, Aug. 12, 2014, http://mountainx.com/arts/state-of-the-arts-past-and-present-tense/
Motsinger, Carol. “Turning the Page.” Asheville Citizen-Times. July 28, 2014
Brown, A. Will. “Fan Mail: Tom Pazderka.” Daily Serving. Jan 31, 2014. http://dailyserving.com/2014/01/fan-mail-tom-pazderka/
Art Bets. Mountain Xpress. Vol 19. No. 34. March 13-19,2013
The Laurel of Asheville. March 2013. pg. 65
“Talking the Walk”. Mountain Xpress. Vol 19. No. 2. Aug. 1-7, 2012
Nomad, WCU’s Journal of Art and Literature, 2012
TV Appearance. WLOS. Summer, 2011
Clark, Paul. “A Mid-Century Modern Tale”. Asheville Citizen-Times. February 25, 2011
Tech Talk. ABTCC. May 2010. Vol 16. Issue 5.
Doors of Asheville 2010 Calendar
AB Technical Community College Annual Report. 2008-2009
Tech Talk. ABTCC. February 2006. Vol 12. Issue 2.

Authored Articles and Essays

“The Art World’s Grim Fate Online.” LUM Art Zine. July 9, 2020. Online. https://www.lumartzine.com/articles/covidartworld
“On Art: What Is the Alternative When There Is No Alternative?” The Philosophical Salon. June 29, 2020. Online. https://thephilosophicalsalon.com/on-art-what-is-the-alternative-when-there-is-no-alternative/
“Technological Slavery 2.0: Ghosts of Hypernormalization and the Role of Art in a Pandemic.” 3 AM Magazine. April 13, 2020. Online.
https://www.3ammagazine.com/3am/technological-slavery-2-0-ghosts-of-hypernormalization-and-the-role-of-art-in-a-pandemic/
“Mark Churchill: Building Dwelling Thinking.” LUM Art Zine. March 9, 2020. Online. https://www.lumartzine.com/articles/markchurchill
“Can Landscape be Contemporary? – 22 Miles: Ojai Valley Landscapes.” LUM Art Zine. March 5, 2020. Online. https://www.lumartzine.com/articles/ojaimuseum
“Jane Mulfinger: West is South, The Atkinson Gallery”. LUM Art Zine. December 6, 2019. Online. https://www.lumartzine.com/articles/janemulfinger
“The Oxnard Plain at The Basic Premise.” LUM Art Zine. Oct 3, 2019. Online. https://www.lumartzine.com/articles/2019/10/3/the-oxnard-plain-at-the-basic-premise
“HK Zamani Revisits Prague with Tom Pazderka”. LUM Art Zine. No 1. Winter 2020. November 5, 2019. https://www.lumartzine.com/articles/2019/11/5/6d77a6is3cch7lakezitmtil9o7jm9
“Dug Uyesaka: pulp n’glue – remix vol. 1, Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara.” LUM Art Zine. No 1. Winter 2020. November 5, 2019. https://www.lumartzine.com/articles/2019/11/5/6d77a6is3cch7lakezitmtil9o7jm9
“HK Zamani in Dialogue with Tom Pazderka.” LUM Art Zine. September 11, 2019. Online. https://www.lumartzine.com/articles/2019/9/11/hk-zamaninbspin-dialogue-with-tom-pazderka
“James Benning at MCASB: An Insider’s Review.” LUM Art Zine. July 3, 2019. Online. https://www.lumartzine.com/articles/jamesbenning
Catalog Essay for “Vessel: New Paintings by James Petrucci.” April, 2019. The Basic Premise.
“Jimmy Miracle, a Story Teller.” LUM Art Zine. April 4, 2019. Online. https://www.lumartzine.com/articles/2019/4/4/jimmy-miracle
“Enter a Hele Rae Show a Blank Slate, The Good Luck Gallery.” LUM Art Zine. March 14. Online. https://www.lumartzine.com/articles/helenrae
“LA Art Show and Its (Dis)contents.” LUM Art Zine. February 7, 2019. Online. https://www.lumartzine.com/articles/2019/2/7/la-art-show-and-its-discontents
“Black Metal Art Critic’s Take on “Paper and Clay,” Vita Art Center, Ventura.” LUM Art Zine. December 28, 2018. Online. https://www.lumartzine.com/articles/2018/12/28/black-metal-art-critics-take-on-paper-and-clay-vita-art-center-ventura
“Jane Handel: Unrepentant Sensualist at The Basic Premise, Ojai.” LUM Art Zine. October 2, 2018. Online. https://www.lumartzine.com/articles/jane-handel-unrepentant-sensualist-at-the-basic-premise-ojai
“Sally England and China Adams, Porch Gallery, Ojai. LUM Art Zine.” October 1, 2018. Online. https://www.lumartzine.com/articles/sally-england-and-china-adams-porch-gallery-ojai-review
“Dug Uyesaka: pulp n/glue – remix vo. 1, Architectural Foudnation of Santa Barbara.” LUM Art Zine. September 1, 2018. Online. https://www.lumartzine.com/articles/dug-uyesaka-s-pulp-n-glue-remix-vol-1-at-the-architectural-foundation-a-review
“Contemporary Bear Area Artists, Sullivan Goss.” LUM Art Zine. August 13, 2018. Online. https://www.lumartzine.com/articles/contemporary-bear-area-artists-at-sullivan-goss-a-review
“Studio visit: New Paintings by Mike Nava, The Basic Premise, Ojai”. LUM Art Zine. July 21, 2018. https://www.lumartzine.com/articles/coming-soon-mike-nava-studio-visit-at-the-basic-premise
“Ideology of the Cabin.” Dandelion Journal. Birkbeck University of London. Vol 7. No. 1. 2016. www.dandelionjournal.org
“Nostalgia and the Cabin.” Dandelion Journal. Birkbeck University of London. Vol7. No. 1. 2016. www.dandelionjournal.org