Tom Torluemke

There's Only One Way Out / 2017 / watercolor on paper / 22 1/2" x 30" / PLS INQ
Rocky Road / 2017 / watercolor on paper / 40" x 52" / PLS INQ
Just Passing By / 2017 / watercolor on paper / 52" x 40" / PLS INQ
Impersonator / 2003 / watercolor on paper / 7 1/8" x 14 3/4" / PLS INQ
Deep Roots / 2017 / watercolor on paper / 22" x 30" / PLS INQ
Pheromones / 2003 / watercolor on paper / 20" x 11" / PLS INQ
Without Exception / 2003 / watercolor on paper / 10" x 29 1/2" / PLS INQ
In Search Of The Lost Sole by The Sea / 2017 / watercolor on paper / 51" x 71" / PLS INQ
The Moment Before Random / 2017 / watercolor on paper / 24" diameter / PLS INQ
Smooth Like Nylon / 2003 / watercolor on paper / 29 1/2" x 11 3/4" / PLS INQ
Nothing Has It's Place / 2016 / watercolor on paper / 15" diameter / PLS INQ
Everybody Should Take A Toke From The Peace Pipe / 2017 / watercolor on paper / 24" diameter / PLS INQ
Quizzical / 2017 / watercolor on paper / 72" x 51" / PLS INQ
Around The Corner of Darkness / 2003 / watercolor on paper / 15" x 11" / PLS INQ
Leaning & Gleaming / 2003 / watercolor on paper / 11" x 15" / PLS INQ
What's Behind The Collection / 2017 / watercolor on paper / 72" x 51" / PLS INQ
Following the Forms / 2011 / acrylic on canvas / 13" x 10" / PLS INQ
Sundown Showdown / 2013 / acrylic on canvas / 24" x 18" / PLS INQ
Patterns of Yew / 2012 / acrylic on canvas / 20" x 16" / PLS INQ
Beauty and the Bleak / 2013 / ink on paper / 48" x 120" / PLS INQ
Love Endures If You Endure Love / 2014 / acrylic on paper on MDF / 58 3/4" x 60 5/8" / PLS INQ
Guardian Angel / 2014 / acrylic on paper on MDF / 50" x 36 3/4" / PLS INQ
Installation view of Tom Torluemke's "Blind Man's Bluff," 2015
Installation view of Tom Torluemke's "Blind Man's Bluff," 2015
Installation view of Tom Torluemke's "Blind Man's Bluff," 2015
Installation view of Tom Torluemke's "Blind Man's Bluff," 2015
Day Dream / 2015 / irregular shaped painting, acrylic on paper on MDF / 60" x 49.5" / PLS INQ
Family Portrait / 2015 / irregular shaped painting, acrylic on paper on MDF / 60" x 51.5" / PLS INQ
Marooned / 2014 / irregular shaped painting, acrylic on paper on MDF / 60" x 60" / PLS INQ
Natural Imaginings As If I Were Em’rynn / 2015 / irregular shaped painting, acrylic on paper on MDF / 60" x 53.25" / PLS INQ
B For Butter Baby / 2014 / acrylic on paper on MDF / 26" x 40" / PLS INQ
BFF / 2014 / acrylic on paper on MDF / 37" x 50.25" / PLS INQ
Cool The Rushing Mist / 2014 / acrylic on paper on MDF / 60.25" x 90" / PLS INQ
Don’t Play With Your Milk, Drink It! / 2014 / acrylic on paper on MDF / 34.75" x 60.25" / PLS INQ
D-volving Among Advancement / 2014 / acrylic on paper on MDF / 50" x 68.5" / PLS INQ
Flooded Prison / 2014 / acrylic on paper on MDF / 26" x 39.75" / PLS INQ
Ghost Of The Falls / 2014 / acrylic on paper on MDF / 54.75" x 22.75" / PLS INQ
Here, Have A Seat and Let’s Talk About It / 2014 / acrylic on paper on MDF / 39.75" x 26" / PLS INQ
It’s Usually A Good Idea To Bring Home Flowers / 2014 / acrylic on paper on MDF / 50.25" x 30" / PLS INQ
Joseph Albers, He’s Just So Heavy / 2014 / acrylic on paper on MDF / 36.75" x 50" / PLS INQ
Shasta Relish / 2014 / acrylic on paper on MDF / 22 5/8" x 30.5" / PLS INQ
Sipping Oil / 2014 / acrylic on paper on MDF / 30" x 22.25" / PLS INQ
The Entertainer / 2014 / acrylic on paper on MDF / 49.25" x 29.75" / PLS INQ
What’s A Mustache Ride? / 2014 / acrylic on paper on MDF / 51.5" x 38.25" / PLS INQ
Soap On A Rope / 2014 / acrylic on paper on MDF / 22.5" x 30" / PLS INQ
Bad Fortune / 2014 / charcoal and graphite on board / 40" x 32" / PLS INQ
Control Freak / 2014 / charcoal and graphite on board / 32" x 40" / PLS INQ
Cry Me A River / 2014 / charcoal and graphite on board / 32" x 40" / PLS INQ
Oh My Goodness, What A Beautiful Day For A Hike! / 2014 / charcoal and graphite on board / 40" x 32" / PLS INQ
Happy Smokers / 2014 / charcoal and graphite on board / 32" x 40" / PLS INQ
Doing A Little Missionary Work / 2014 / charcoal and graphite on board / 32" x 40" / PLS INQ
What Goes On Under The Table? / 2014 / charcoal and graphite on board / 32" x 40" / PLS INQ
Rolled Over / 2010 / acrylic, wood and masonite / 56" x 96" / PLS INQ
Self Examination / 2014 / concrete / 46" x 34" x 16" / PLS INQ
Jacks / 2013 / concrete / 36" x 48" x 48" / PLS INQ
Tie The Knot / 2013 / concrete / 18" x 38" x 20" / PLS INQ
Hold Your Head Up High / 2013 / concrete / 72" x 14" x 16" / Sold
Split Decision / 2014 / concrete / 42" x 32" x 36" / PLS INQ
Early Spring / 2013 / acrylic on wood mobile / 49" x 24" x 18" / PLS INQ
Starship / 2013 / acrylic on wood mobile / 68" x 18" x 32" / PLS INQ
Subterrainian Surprise / 2013 / acrylic on wood mobile / 60" x 30" x 24" / PLS INQ
Blue Bird / 2013 / acrylic on wood mobile / 54" x 46" x 47" / PLS INQ
Searching For Center / 2013 / acrylic on wood mobile / 62" x 27" x 25" / PLS INQ
Sap's A Risin / 2013 / acrylic on wood mobile / 66" x 18" x 32" / PLS INQ
Poised For Something / 2013 / acrylic on wood mobile / 55" x 22" x 26" / PLS INQ
A Vigil at Michael Jackson's Childhood Home The Night He Died / 2012 / watercolor on paper / 40" x 54" / PLS INQ
Reflecting Upon What's Gone By / 2012 / wood and acrylic / 76" x 30" x 27" / PLS INQ
Forever Is Impossible / 2012 / wood and acrylic / 38" x 73.5" x 50" / PLS INQ
Samson / 2011 / acrylic on paper / 44" x 26" x 24" / PLS INQ
Marie Antoinette / 2011 / acrylic on paper / 26" x 24" x 22" / PLS INQ
Ring Around The Rosie / 2011 / acrylic on canvas / 76" x 116 5/8" / PLS INQ
At Least The Remainder Are Colorful / 2011 / acrylic on paper / 20.5" x 19" x 17" / PLS INQ
Another Small Island / 2011 / acrylic on paper / 19" x 16" x 14.5" / PLS INQ
Waiting For A Kiss / 2011 / acrylic on canvas / 76.75" x 128.75" / PLS INQ
It Feels Different Each Time / 2011 / acrylic on canvas / 75" x 67" / PLS INQ
Say Uncle / 2011 / acrylic on canvas / 68.25" x 45.5" / PLS INQ
The First To Find Him / 2009 / acrylic on paper on board / 30" x 60" / PLS INQ
Royko's Ribfest / 2009 / watercolor on paper / 11" x 14.5" / PLS INQ
Conversing Over A Lite Beer / 2009 / watercolor on paper / 11" x 14.5" / PLS INQ
Artist In The Studio / 2009 / acrylic on paper / 36" x 49" / PLS INQ
Dressed To Kill / 2004 / inlaid paper collage / 96" x 192" / PLS INQ
Under The Bell / 2000 / acrylic on canvas / 58.25" x 98.25" / PLS INQ
Oh, That Tickles / 2000 / acrylic on canvas / 24" x 30" / PLS INQ

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (selected)

2017 – Sweet and Sour, Linda Warren Projects, Chicago, IL

2015 – Blind Man’s Bluff, Linda Warren Projects, Chicago, IL
2013 – Hardball, Mt. Comfort Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
2013 – Fearsome Fable – Tolerable Truth, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
2012 – You Know, We’re All In This Together, Legion Arts, Cedar Rapids, IA
2012 – Ring Around The Rosie, Linda Warren Projects, Chicago, IL
2011 – Stick A Needle in Your Eye, MDW Fair (October), Chicago, IL, Linda Warren Projects
2011 – Punch, MDW Fair (April), Chicago, IL, Linda Warren Projects
2011 – Precious and Few, Illinois Institute Of Art, Chicago, IL
2010 – The Exhibitionist, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL
2009 – After Glow – Paintings by Tom Torluemke, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
2009 – Sordid Sheets: 25 years of works on paper by Tom Torluemke, Indiana University NW, Gary, IN
2008 – All Chlorophylled Up: 25 years of watercolor landscapes, Uncle Freddy’s Gallery, Highland, IN
2005 – Wet & Wild, CSPS, Cedar Rapids, IA
2004 – Getting Along, Legion Arts, Cedar Rapids, IA
2004 – In the Company of Strangers, Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso, IN
2002 – One and the Same, Ruschman Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
2002 – Bounce, South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, IN
2002 – Tomfoolery, Century Gallery, Chicago, IL
2002 – His & Hers – Third Coast, Chicago, IL
2001 – Interrupted, MN Gallery, Chicago, IL
2001 – Falling Flat, Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN
2001 – In Indiana, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
2000 – Carnival of Images, Center for Visual & Performing Arts, Munster, IN
1998 – ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL
1998 – ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL
1994 – William J. Bachman Gallery, Center for Visual & Performing Arts, Munster, IN
1993 – ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL
1991 – Abel Joseph Gallery, Chicago, IL
1990 – Abel Joseph Gallery, Chicago, IL
1989 – Local Options, Chicago, IL
1989 – R.H. Love Galleries, Chicago, IL
1988 – Glencoe Public Library, Glencoe, IL
1988 – R.H. Love Galleries, Chicago, IL
1988 – I-Zimbra, Chicago, IL
1987 – R.H. Love Galleries, Chicago, IL
1987 – Steiner Gallery, Chicago, IL
1986 – R.H. Love Galleries, Chicago, IL
1985 – R.H. Love Galleries, Chicago, IL
1983 – Palatine Municipal Building, Palatine, IL
1982 – Synergism, Inc., Chicago, IL

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selected)

2015 – Steamroller Project, Lubeznik Center, Michigan City, IN
2014 – Exposition Chicago, Navy Pier, Linda Warren Projects
2014 – Steamroller Print Project, Walnut Ink, Michigan City, IN
2013 – The Society of Smallness: The Mansion, Chicago, IL, curated by Annie Morse
2013 – Birdhouse Museum’s 11th Annual Cardboard Show, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL
2013 – RISK, IIC Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
2013 – Little Man Pee Pool Party, The Whiz Paddler’s Lament, curated by Paul Nudd, Antena Gallery, Chicago
2013 – The Bus: 29 Hooligans From Chitown, La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2012 – I Can Arrange That, curated by Chris Groh and Chris Silva, Walnut Ink Gallery, Michigan City, IN
2012 – Mindstreams, curated by Gabriel Villa, Triton College, River Grove, IL
2012 – Dock 6 Exhibit curated by Oscar Arriola, Chicago, IL
2012 – Art For Water, Fundraiser, Waterkeepers Alliance, Mathew Marks Gallery, New York, NY
2011 – Fast Forward, Efroymsom Fellowship Retrospective, iMOCA, Indianapolis, IN
2011 – 2012 Write Now, curated by Nathan Mason, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
2011 – UPLIFT, Believe, Inn, Chicago, IL
2011 – E-Glued, Collage Show, Woodstock Courthouse Gallery, Woodstock, IL
2011 – East Meets West, Chicago, IL
2011 – NEXT Art Fair, Chicago, IL, Linda Warren Gallery
2010 – Group Show, curated by Ed Marzewski, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2010 – Get It Together, Chicago Cultural Center Tourism Center
2009 – Super Bad Ass Art, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL
2009 – Kinsey Institute Juried Erotic Show, Bloomington, IN
2007 – The Inland See: Contemporary Art Around Lake Michigan, curated by James Yood, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
2006 – Humuers Exposition 2, San Diego, CA, curated by Kevin Freitas
2006 – Humuers Exposition, West Los Angeles College, Culver City, CA, curated by Kevin Freitas
2006 – Art As Authority, San Diego, CA
2005 – Nowhere’s Lost Carnival, Banker’s Boxes: Performance/Installation, Chicago, IL
2005 – Fun With Dead Bodies, Rotofugi, Chicago, IL
2005 – Indianapolis Environmental Wow, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art
2004 – Drawn, Leadbased Gallery, Brooklyn NY
2004 – Inspired by Nature, International Arts Club, Chicago, IL
2004 – Art Chicago, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
2003 – Student/Teacher, Uncle Freddy’s Gallery, Hammond, IN
2003 – Murmur, Geiman Loft, Chicago, IL
2003 – In and Around, Uncle Freddy’s Gallery, Hammond, IN
2003 – Stray, represented by Uncle Freddy’s Gallery, sponsored by Thomas Blackman, Chicago, IL
2003 – Valparaiso University Faculty Art Exhibition, Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso, IN
2003 – Transitions, Contemporary Gallery, Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN
2001 – Stray, represented by MN Gallery, sponsored by Thomas Blackman, Chicago, IL
2001 – Gallery of the Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI
2001 – A Very Nice Day with Grey, Hammond, IN
2000 – Critic’s Choice, Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, IL
2000 – 50TH Mid-States Art Exhibition, Evansville Museum, Evansville, IN
2000 – Art Wyoming 2000, Casper, WY
2000 – An American Experience – A View of Ourselves, Winston Salem, NC
2000 – 58th Annual Exhibit Audubon Artists, New York, NY
1999 – Lacare Art League Exhibition, Purdue University, Hammond, IN
1997 – 1998 International Traveling Print Exhibit – Taller de Grafica Galligo, Chicago, IL
1997 – Present, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
1994 – 1997 – Faculty Exhibition, American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL
1996 – 11th Area Artist Association Juried Exhibit, John G. Blank Arts Center, Michigan City, IN
1993 – 1994 – Carnaval Surreel-Auction, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1993 – Genesis through Revelation, R.H. Love Galleries, Chicago, IL
1993 – Talking Stick, Crux Gallery, Chicago, IL
1992 – Stars and Stripes Forever, R.H. Love Galleries, Chicago, IL
1990 – 1992 – Around The Coyote, Chicago, IL
1992 – Chicago Diversity, Ludwig Drum Factory, Chicago, IL
1992 – Target Choice, World Tattoo Gallery, Chicago, IL
1991 – Chicago for Chicago, World Tattoo Gallery, Chicago, IL
1991 – Logan Square Community Association Auction, Chicago, IL
1991 – Wicker Park/Bucktown Charity Auction, Chicago, IL
1990 – Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, IL
1990 – Showcase ’90, Chicago, IL
1989 – Near Northwest Art Council, Chicago, IL
1988 – Harlin Museum, West Plains, MO
1988 – Baer Competition, Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, IL
1988 – New York `88 International Art Competition, Larchmont, NY
1987 – North Shore Art League Members’ Show, Chicago, IL
1984 – 1987 – Old Orchard Exhibition, Skokie, IL
1986 – American Artists Professional League, New York, NY
1986 – Artist’s Liaison, The Design Center of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
1986 – ASI – Artists Society International, San Francisco, CA
1986 – Batavia Society of Artists, Batavia, NY
1986 – Foundry Gallery Erotica, Washington, DC
1986 – Metro Art International, Scarsdale, NY
1986 – Mississippi Watercolor Society, Jackson, MI
1986 – National Society of Artists, Sante Fe, TX
1986 – Nepenthe Mundi Society, Kansas City, MO
1986 – North Coast Collage Society, Hudson, OH
1984 – 1986 – North Shore Art League Members’ Show, Skokie, IL
1986 – Oak Park Art League, Oak Park, IL
1986 – Orange County Watercolor Society, Florida, NY
1986 – Peace In The Arts, Bah’ai International Peace Conference, San Francisco, CA
1984 – Chicago Area Artists, Evanston, IL
1982 – 1984 – Chicago Artists Guild, Chicago, IL
1984 – Midwest Watercolor Society, Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, WI
1983 – Midwest Watercolor Society, Davenport Art Gallery, Davenport, IA
1982 – Adirondacks National, Old Forge, NY
1982 – Arts in Action, Rosemont, IL
1982 – Midwest Watercolor Society, West Bend Museum of Art, West Bend, WI
1981 – Alabama Watercolor Society, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
1981 – Louisiana Watercolor Society, New Orleans, LA
1981 – Marietta National, Marietta, OH
1981 – Tolenteen Center, Olympia Fields, IL
1980 – Monroe Gallery, Chicago, IL

REPRESENTATION

2010 – Present Linda Warren Projects, Chicago, IL
2000 – 2008 Ruschman Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
1985 – 1996 R.H. Love Galleries, Chicago, IL
1995 – 1996 Tom Maloney, Artist Representative, Chicago, IL
1995 Space Gallery, Chicago, IL
1990 – 1993 Abel Joseph Gallery, Chicago, IL

PUBLIC/PRIVATE COMMISSIONS (selected)

2012 – The Delight Of Accomplishment, West Lafayette, IN Redevelopment Commission,
2012 – The Reader, wood mobile, Crown Point, Community Library, Crown Point, IN
2011 – Simple Pleasures, 46 for XLVI Super Bowl, City of Indianapolis, IN painted mural 14 x 350’
2011 – Togetherness, Outdoor Steel Sculpture Commission, Centennial Park, Munster IN
2010 – We Care, Community Hospital Network, wood mobile commission, Indianapolis, IN
2009 – 10 – Reaching For The Stars, Purdue University Calumet, commissioned fiberglass sculpture
2008 – Book Of Life, Indianapolis/Marion County Public Library, painted mural commission for the Indianapolis Special Collections Room, 8 feet by 128 feet, acrylic on canvas
2008 – Teaching the Young to Fly , Gilbert Wilson Memorial Mural Project, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN outdoor painted mural
2007 – 08 – Light the Way Public Art Project, Great Ideas Competition, Arts Council of Indianapolis, winner-.
2007- 08 – New Indianapolis International Airport, A Work of Heart & The Glory of Sports in Indianapolis terrazzo floor design commissions; each design approximately 1,000 sq. ft.
2007 – Jesus Speaks to the Children Andrean High School, exterior mosaic mural, 12 x 26’, Merrillville, IN
2005 – Carl Becker & Son, LTD, The Luthier, 3 panels 5 x 2’ acrylic on canvas
2003 – Mural – indoor (8 x 15’), Historical Mural, Former Woolworth’s store window, Hammond, IN
2003 – Window Display (8 x 150’), Former Former JC Penney’s store, Hammond, IN
2003 – Mural – indoor (5’ Dia.), Residence, Mr. & Mrs. Garriup, (Garriup Constr., Munster, IN)
2001 – Mural – outdoor (7×144’), Ivy Technical College, East Chicago, IN
2000 – Mural – outdoor (12×83’), West Calumet Complex Community Project, East Chicago, IN
2000 – Mural – indoor (various), Catholic Family Charities, East Chicago, IN
1999 – Mural – outdoor (35×50’), History of Hobart’s Economic Growth, Hobart, IN
1999 – Mural – indoor (9×50’), Four Seasons for Children’s Day Care Center, River Grove, IL
1998 – Mural – outdoor (49×29’), The Hugging Wall, Hammond, IN
1998 – Children’s book illustration for The Big Book of Songs and Rhymes, New York, NY
1996 – Mural – outdoor (17×80’), Historic Pullman District of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1995 – Mural – outdoor (17×75’), rural Midwest theme, Community Center, Hammond, IN

EDUCATION

1998 BFA, American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL
1979 Associates, American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL

REVIEWS & MEDIA COVERAGE (selected)

2013 – The Shortlist: Best Five Things to Do In Chicago in January, Chicago Magazine, January, 2013
2013 – Yes, You May Touch the Art—but Touch Wisely, Chicago Magazine by Jason Foumberg, February 13, 2013
2013 – Review: Fearsome Fable Tolerable Truth, New City Arts, by Alan Pocaro, Febraury 26, 2013
2013 – Review: North & South, Strong Exhibits, Paul Klein, Artletter, January 18, 2013
2012 – Review of Ring Around The Rosie Exhibit at Linda Warren Projects, Art, Ltd Magazine, written by James Yood
2012 – Cedar Rapids Mural Reveals Post-Flood Optimism, Iowa Public Radio, by John Premble
2012 – Marathon Man, Cedar Rapids Gazette, written by Sam Lane, June 4, 2012
2012 – Your Face Could Be On A Mural, Des Moines Register, written by Michael Morrain. May, 24, 2012
2012 – Spotlight, Chicago, Tom Torluemke, by, Kevin Freitas, Reviewer Magazine online, April 10, 2012
2012 – THE FIFTH DOWN; Everything Indy: An Artful Makeover for Some Blighted Areas, by Mike Tanier The New York Times, February 12, 2012
2011 – Tom Torluemke: Gallery Representation Case Study, Parts 1 & 2, Jeriah Hildewine, Chicago Art Magazine
2010 – Awkward Moments, Review, Temple Shipley, Chicago Weekly of the U of Chicago Newspaper, 9/29/10
2010 – #1 of the Top Five Exhibits of the Week, Bad at Sports, 9/24/10
2010 – The Catharsis of Hillbilly Nudity, Review, Paul Klein, Huffington Post, September 23, 2010
2009 – Tom Torluemke and Others at the Chicago Cultural Center, Albert Stabler, Proximity Magazine, 7/27/09
2007 – Andrean project hardest of Highland artist’s career, Gary Post Tribune, IN, Mike Hutton – Aug 2,
2006 – Indy gives generous nod to Airport Art.(Indianapolis Airport Authority) Art Business Newsm 3/1/06
2006 – Sights For Soaring Eyes. The Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis, Indiana) Publication Date: 18-JAN-06
2005 – Terminal’s floor design remains sketchy, The Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis, Indiana) Theodore Kim, Publication Date: 07-NOV-05
2005 – NUVO -Great Ideas, Jan 12, 2005
2004 – Finalists named for art project -Indianapolis Business Journal (IN) – November 8, 2004
2004 – Lake Magazine, “Artfelt: The Saga of Uncle Freddy”, by Lois Berger
2004 – Dialogue Magazine, “Public Works Revival”, by Julianna Thibodeaux
2003 – Post –Tribune, “Dressed to Kill”, Article by Carolina Procter, Gary, IN
2002 – NUVO, Review by Julianna Thibodeaux (One in the Same exhibit), Indianapolis, IN
2002 – South Bend Tribune, Review by Julie York Coppens, (Bounce exhibit). South Bend, IN
2001 – The Reader, Review by Fred Camper (Interrupted exhibit), Chicago, IL
2000 – Hammond Press (“Holy Family Mural”), Hammond, IN
1999 – The TIMES, Hammond, IN
1999 – Post-Tribune (“Carnival” show), Hobart, IN
1998 – The TIMES (Director of Outreach art program), Hammond, IN
1996 – Bob Sirot, FOX-TV, Channel 32-WFLD (Pullman Mural TV interview), Chicago, IL
1996 – Chicago Tribune (Pullman Mural), Chicago, IL
1996 – The TIMES (Seedling Grant, Caldwell Elementary School), Valparaiso, IN
1995 – Calumet Press, Hammond, IN
1993 – Tom Higgins Show, Channel 56-WYIN (Lincoln Opera), Merrillville, IN
1993 – U.S. Cable – Channel 16 (Lincoln Opera), Munster, IN
1993 – The TIMES (Lincoln Opera), Hammond, IN
1992 – Victoria Lautman Show, WBEZ Radio, Chicago, IL
1992 – PBS-TV, Channel 11-WTTW, Chicago, IL
1992 – Chicago Tribune (by David McCracken), Chicago, IL
1987 – The TIMES, Hammond, IN
1986 – Chicago Sun-Times (Ultrasound Images), Chicago, IL
1986 – Chicago Tribune (Ultrasound Images), Chicago, IL
1986 – Local News, ABC-TV, Channel 7 -WLS (Ultrasound Images), Chicago, IL
1986 – Local News, CBS-TV, Channel 2-CBS (Ultrasound Images), Chicago, IL
1986 – David Balm Show (Ultrasound Images)
1986 – Local News, NBC-TV, Channel 5-NBC (Ultrasound Images), Chicago, IL
1986 – Pioneer Press (Ultrasound Images), Chicago, IL
1986 – Channel 26 – Richard H. Love, American Art Forum (Ultrasound Images), Chicago, IL

PUBLICATIONS

PROXIMITY MAGAZINE
Studio Feature, Tom Torluemke – Issue 7 – April, 2010

IND The Art Of IT All, 2009
Airport Art Feature, Tom Torluemke – Page 84 & 85

ART AS AUTHORITY
Feature essays, Janvier 08, 2007 Exposé – Tom Torluemke
Janvier 23, 2007 Exposé part II – Tom Torluemke – his paintings, by Kevin Freitas

DIALOGUE MAGAZINE
2004, Feature article, Public Works Revival, by Julianna Thibodeaux
January/February Edition

ARTS INDIANA
2001, Feature article, February Edition

THE WORKBOOK / 1996 VOL. 18, 1996
940 North Highland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038

CHICAGO ART REVIEW, AN ILLUSTRATED SURVEY OF THE CITY’S
MUSEUMS, GALLERIES & LEADING ARTISTS
1989, Les Krantz / American References, Inc.
919 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

TOM TORLUEMKE: IMAGES FROM ULTRASOUND
1986, Richard H. Love / Haase-Mumm Publishing Company, Inc.
Amart Book and Catalog Distributing Co., Inc.
100 East Ohio Street, Room B-20, Chicago, IL 60611

AWARDS / HONORS / RESIDENCIES / GRANTS

2014 – Keynote Speaker, Tippecanoe Arts Federation, BRAVO for the Arts, awards reception
2012 – VAN – Visual Artists Network, One – Week Residency, Legion Arts, Cedar Rapids, IA
2011 – Keynote Speaker, South Suburban College, High School Art Festival
2008 – GREAT IDEAS Competition Winner, “Light the Way” public art project, Arts Council of Indianapolis, Indiana
2007 – Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship, $20,000
2004 – Finalist, Great Ideas Public Art Competition, City of Indianapolis
2000 – 1st Prize, An American Experience: A View of Ourselves, Winston Salem, NC
2000 – Individual Artist’s Grant – Indiana Arts Commission
1999 – Honorable Mention, Art Wyoming 2000, Casper, WY
1996 – 1996 Seedling Grant – State of Indiana Board of Education
1996 – Favorable review by First Lady Hillary Clinton, Gallery 37 Quilt Project, Chicago, IL
1995 – Appreciation Award, Christian Community Center/ Calumet Region, Hammond. IN
1988 – Certificate of Excellence, New York ’88 International Art Competition, Art Horizons Exhibition, Larchmont, NY
1986 – Certificate of Excellence, North Coast Collage Society Exhibition, Hudson, OH
1986 – Honorable Mention, Nepenthe Mundi Society Exhibition, Kansas City, MO
1986 – Certificate of Excellence, Metro Art International Exhibition, Greene Street Gallery, Scarsdale, NY
1986 – Favorable Review by art historian & New York Times critic Mr. Hilton Kramer, Ultrasound, R.H. Love Gallery, Chicago, IL
1985 – New Jersey Chapter Award, 2nd Place, American Artists Professional League Exhibition New York, NY
1985 – Personal invitation by internationally known modern master, Kenneth Nolan, to work on the installation of his show
1984 – MWS Letters Award, Midwest Watercolor Society, Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, WI
1983 – Internorth Foundation Award, Midwest Watercolor Society, Davenport Art Gallery, Davenport, IA
1982 – Daniel Smith Award, Midwest Watercolor Society, West Bend Museum of Art, West Bend, WI

PERMANENT / PRIVATE COLLECTIONS (selected)

American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL
Amoco Corporation, Chicago, IL
Andrean High School, Merrillville, IN
Carl Becker & Son Violins, Chicago, IL
Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso, IN
Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, IL
Indianapolis International Airport Authority
Indianapolis Marion County Central Library Foundation
Town of Munster, IN
NiSource, Merrillville, IN
Purdue University, Hammond, IN
State of Illinois Building, Governor’s Office, Springfield, IL
Former Illinois Governor Jim Thompson, IL
Omar Vizquel, Seattle, WA
Sebastian Zens, Munich, Germany

LECTURES

2013 – TEDx Talk, Expose Yourself, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
2013 – Exhibiting Artist Lecture, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago IL
2012 – Lecture on Beauty to students at the School of The Art Institute of Chicago
2010 – Career Development for Artists, Arts Council of Indianapolis
2006 – Leaving the Information Age for the Conceptual Age, Lecture at Hammond Rotary
2005 – Visualize This, a conceptual art project with Tom Torluemke and the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce, Hammond, IN
2005 – Outreach Art Experience for Professionals, Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce and the Hammond Yacht Club
2004 – Brauer Museum of Art, In The Company of Strangers, Valparaiso University
2003 – Munster Rotary, Arts Influence, Center for Visual & Performing Arts, Munster, IN
2002 – Hammond Rotary, Art and Beyond, Woodmar Country Club, Hammond, IN Indianapolis Museum of Art, Robert Colescott, sponsored by The Society of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, IN
2002 – Indianapolis Museum of Art, Larry Zox, Colorfield Painting and OP Art vs. Superflat Sponsored by The Society of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, IN
2001 – The School at the Art Institute of Chicago, The Past Fifteen Years, a lecture on personal work to an audience of Graduate Students, Chicago, IL
2001 – LaCare Art League, Self-Promotion for the Artist, a lecture presented to members and guests

COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTIONS

2013 – Juror, Chesterton Art Center, 62nd Annual GFWC Chesterton Women’s Club Art Show
2012 – Panelist, City Of Chicago, CAAP Grant Review
2012 – Speaker, Bibich Elementary School, Dyer, IN
2011 – Juror, Around the Fountain Art Fair, Lafayette, IN
2011 – Panelist, City Of Chicago, CAAP Grant Review
2010 – Keepin’ It Real, Career Development Talk, Paul Henry’s Gallery, Hammond, IN
2006 – Juror, Real People, 2006, Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, IL
2006 – Juror, Indiana University, Student Exhibition, Gary, IN
2005 – Visualize This, a conceptual art project with Tom Torluemke and the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce, Hammond, IN
2004 – Juror, Park Full of Art Fair, Griffith, IN
2004 – Juror, Myth, Magic, Metaphor, National Competition, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL
2004 – Juror, Illiana Artists Regional Juried Competition, Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN
2004 – Juror, Art in the Park, Griffith, IN
2003 – 53rd Annual Chesterton Woman’s Club Exhibition, Chesterton Art Center, Chesterton, IN
2002 – 2003 – Creative Director for Arts Inside Out: an interactive arts festival representing all of the arts; visual, music, poetry, literature, dance and theater.
2002 – Panelist, Indiana Arts Commission, Arts Organization Support Grant Review
2002 – President, Hammond Commission for the Arts & Humanities, Hammond, IN
2001 – Vice President-elect, Lacare Art League, Northwest IN Region
2000 – Mural, Outdoor (12’ x 83’), West Calumet Complex Community Project, worked with children from the housing complex, drawing, coloring and executing community mural for their community, East Chicago, IN
2000 – Panelist, Individual Artists Grant Review, Indiana Arts Commission, Indianapolis, IN
2000 – Participant in the “Quality of Life” committee, Hammond, IN
2000 – Participant in Mayor’s Commission for the Arts & Humanities, Hammond, IN
1997 – Juror, Pallet & Chisel Arts Association, Life & Imagination, Chicago, IL
1996 – Juror, Oakbrook Invitational Art Festival, Oakbrook, IL
1996 – Director, R.H. Love Contemporary Gallery, Inc., Chicago, IL
1996 – 1993 – Juror, Chicago Graffiti Mural Competition, sponsored by C.T.A., Chicago, IL
1995 – 2005 – Juror, Inkin’ Lincoln’ National Tattoo Competition, Rosemont, IL
1995 – Juror, Area Artist Association Exhibit, John G. Blank Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN
1995 – Director, Visual Arts Program, Christian Community Center, Hammond, IN
1993 – Juror, North Shore Art League’s Old Orchard Art Exhibition, Northbrook, IL
1990 – Juror, Celebrating New Expressions, a high school student competition sponsored by Kraft Foods and Youth Communications, Chicago, IL
1989 – 1990 Served on a Board of Directors for Sgraffito: Artists’ Resource Center.
1989 – Panelist (one of four), Sexual Imagery in Art and Advertising: a discussion, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
1986 – Juror, North Shore Art League’s Old Orchard Art Exhibition, Northbrook, IL