Education

M.F.A.    2011    Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University

Four-Year Certificate     2009    The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Studio Residency for Studies in Fine Art    2007    Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Australia                                                                          

      

Publications/Articles

New American Paintings, Northeast, Issue #122    2016

Bonn Rundschau, “Lob Der Senkrechten”, Bonn, Germany    2013

Philadelphia Inquirer, Lively Time Line “Abstract Invitational”    2008

Exit Strategy catalogue, published on behalf of public and private donors in Queensland, Australia.    2007

 

Exhibitions 

Solo

Thomas Paul Raggio – Breakdown                                                                                                              James Oliver GalleryPhiladelphia, PA    2014                                                                                 

Thomas Paul Raggio / Citibank                                                                                                                Morristown, NJ    2013 

Thomas Paul Raggio //                                                                                                                                  Dylan Gallery, Philadelphia, PA    2013

Thomas Paul Raggio                                                                                                                                    Simon Gallery, Morristown, NJ    2012

 

Group

JOG 10                                                                                                                                        James Oliver GalleryPhiladelphia, PA    2016

Forces                                                                                                                                        James Oliver GalleryPhiladelphia, PA    2016

5 to Watch: Exceptional Graduates From The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts                              Avery Galleries, Bryn Mawr, PA    2015

Blind Date – Junge Positionen                                                                                                                   Galerie Gisela Clement, Bonn, Germany    2013

Ghost in the Machine, curated by Stephen Westfall                                                                                Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY    2011

NOWHERE                                                                                                                                                     White Box Gallery (SoHo), New York, NY    2011

MFA Thesis Exhibition: Round 1                                                                                                                 Mason Gross School of the Arts Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ    2011

The Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions Gallery at the Heldrich Hotel                                             Heldrich Hotel, New Brunswick, NJ    2011

CAA MFA Exhibition at Hunter Times Square Gallery, curated by Wendy White                                        New York, NY    2011

WLCM BCK                                                                                                                                                     New Brunswick, NJ    2010

Abstract Invitational, Delaware County Community College, curated by Bill Scott                                   Media, PA    2008

Exit Strategy                                                                                                                                         Queensland College of Art, Brisbane, Australia    2007

67th Union League Gala                                                                                                                            Union League, Philadelphia, PA    2007

Local Emerging American Artists                                                                                                Philadelphia, PA    2006

 

Teaching Experience

Instructor for Art Appreciation Art, Rutgers Arts Online - Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ    I teach an online course for all majors called Art Appreciation.  This course is an introduction to the art terms and ideas that will give you a way to appreciate what you see.  Examining the formal elements of design in two-dimensional and three-dimensional art and discusses the basic making of the work, with descriptions of the tools and the processes.    2010 - On-going

Part Time Lecturer for Visual Thinking Studio Course, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ    This course deals with the possibilities of personal creativity between two-dimensional and three-dimensional work.  Students will learn different methods of approaching a composition and comprehending the process.  There are readings that coincide with in-class and homework assignments to enhance the level of thought.  Critiques are an essential part of the course that brings forth individual perspectives and group dialogue.    2010 - 2011                                                                                   

Instructor for the Extension Division, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University[Two Courses], New Brunswick, NJ                                                                                                                                       Portfolio Development Course                                                                                                       This course was designed to give essential information to individuals that want to pursue art as a career.  During the twelve-week sessions, I focus on drawing and painting development for creative compositions that can be used in the portfolio.  I present slide talks about historic and contemporary artists, presentation of work, and how to talk about art.                                                                                                             

Drawing for Kids    This was twelve sessions on the essential fundamentals for kids to understand different mediums in art and have hands on experience.  While working they also received historic information about the different mediums.    2010 - 2011 (both courses)

Taught for the Educational Department in the Historic Museum at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA    I worked on many different programs offered through the educational department in the historic museum.  I gave tours through the historic museum and talked about the collection to all ages.  There was an outreach program to the Philadelphia public and private schools to come and learn about certain paintings in the collection.  I would bring the students to the painting, give them the historic background on the piece, and talk about the artist.  The students would interact by using material provided to draw a diagram of the composition.  I also taught a Saturday class designed for all ages that offered the opportunity to work on art related projects.    2008 - 2009

 

Research Experience

Research Assistant to Professor Al Gury, Philadelphia, PA    I was the research assistant from September 2009 to early January 2010 for Professor Al Gury.  The educational book he was writing is called, Color for Painters: A Guide to Traditions and Practice.  During this time, I was working very closely with rights and reproductions of various museums, galleries, and private estates for images.  The involvement in this process gave me the necessary knowledge for writing a book for publication.    2009 - 2010

Painting Assistant for Diane Burko, Philadelphia, PA    I worked with the artist in her studio and helped with many art related material.    2008

Assistant for the Sculpture and Painting Departments for the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA    I assisted in the painting department overseeing the Chair’s Office and working on department projects.  One of my main projects was documenting all the casts in the historic cast hall.  This project involved researching the origin of the cast, photo documenting, and providing information about the pieces.  I also assisted the sculpture department in the foundry, wood-shop, plaster/clay, & marble studios.    2005 - 2006

 

 

Awards / Honors

Leon Golub Fond    2010                                                                                             

Cuff / Sammak award for Abstraction    2009                                                             

The Elena and Will Barnett award for geometry in abstraction    2009

Michael G. Capuzzi Jr. Endowment for outstanding achievement at the                                           Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts    2007

The Ruth and Wes Tanseer bond for excellence in the study of fine arts    2005