Artist’s Project: Thomas Lawson


A suite of drawings and a removable 18" x 22" poster by the artist, critic, and educator.

Los Angeles-based artist Thomas Lawson has been showing paintings and creating temporary public works internationally since the late 1970s. Selections of his work from the 1980s were included in historical survey shows at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and Magasin in Grenoble. His essays have appeared in art journals, including Artforum, and in many exhibition catalogs. From 1979 to 1992, Lawson published and edited REALLIFE magazine with Susan Morgan, and he was co-editor of Afterall journal from 2002 to 2009. In 2010, he launched East of Borneo, an online magazine and archive. Lawson, Dean of the School of Art at California Institute of the Arts since 1991, has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Guggenheim Foundation.