Thomas Cummins Residency
Friday, October 25th, 2019
7pm – 9pm
Thomas Cummins will be using his residency to create a new portfolio by using Bethany’s building, its 25 acres and the greater town of Ossining as his subjects. He will be shooting large-format panoramic nocturnal photographs focusing on how the exterior environment necessarily shapes our interior. This exhibition will present his new works and include a discussion of his photography.
Photographer and Painter
Thomas Cummins is a photographer and painter based out of his hometown of San Antonio, Texas. His photographs of architecture capture vast empty spaces and disclose how individuals define themselves throughout surrounding social structures. Cummins received his BA and BFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin and his MFA from Maine College of Art. During the course of his studies, he was accepted to study art abroad at Chelsea College of Art and Design in London, England as well as in Mexico at the Instituto Allende in San Miguel de Allende. He has received grants and fellowships from ArtPace, Artist Foundation of San Antonio, The Cultural Collaborative, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and the Cy Twombly Foundation. Cummins has also attended over a dozen residencies including Yaddo and internationally abroad at Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany; Baie Sainte-Marie Residency, New Edinburgh, Nova Scotia, Canada; RaumArs, Rauma, Finland; and the National Center for Contemporary Art in Kronstadt, St. Petersburg, Russia.