Tom Hubbard (Attleboro, MA) approaches his work with foundations built through his design training and strong belief that the solution is often derived from the problem in question, allowing each project to evolve organically. Through a diligent process of inquiry, research, and immersion, he explores, interprets, and distills visual opportunities into solutions that are specific, unique, and meaningful. Informed by current events, and exploring themes of loss, memory, and the passage of time, Hubbard aims to allow the viewer to freely interpret his abstract forms that reference industrial implements to discern their forms, markings, and meanings.
Hubbard received his BFA from Indiana University (Bloomington) and continues to interact with myriad colleges, universities, museums, and institutions to present lectures and workshops. Over the course of his career, Hubbard has been awarded numerous grants, residencies, and honors including an Individual Artist’s Grant by the Indiana Arts Commission in 2004, Open Studio Residency at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in 2014, and named Merit Fellow & Resident Artist at The Steel Yard in 2019. Additionally, he has received recognition through numerous print and broadcast sources including The Indianapolis Star, Chicago Sun Times, The Hague/Amsterdam Times, The Veteran, Ceramics Monthly, Ceramics: Art & Perception, and at TEDxAugusta (GA).
Hubbard’s work has been featured in group and solo exhibitions nationally and internationally at venues including the Herron School of Art (Indianapolis, IN), National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum (Chicago, IL), Haagse/Kunstkring (Den Haag, The Netherlands), Kent State University (Kent, OH), and the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (IN) with works additionally included in various collections including the Chicago Public Library (IL), University of Saint Francis (Fort Wayne, IN), the Robby Poblete Foundation (Vallejo, CA), and the Fort Wayne Museum of Art (IN).