Thomas Buildmore - Overkill Studio

Thomas Buildmore

United States

Graffiti, Conceptual Art, Neo-pop

Thomas Buildmore
Thomas Buildmore
United States
October 17, 2015
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Thomas Buildmore is an American curator, and conceptual and neo-pop artist known for his graffiti and paintings. In 2004, Buildmore graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA). His artworks are recognized and highly acclaimed by numerous publications such as the Philadelphia Inquirer, The Boston Herald and The Boston Globe. Thomas opened an art studio in 2007, called Overkill Studio (sometimes written OVRKILL Studio), in Boston, Massachusetts. Two years later, he moved to Philadelphia. With the help of photographer and artist Dan King, Thomas opened Overkill Studio Philadelphia. It is a large space, where many artists may enjoy and develop their artistic expression.

NeoPop Works

Thomas Buildmore - B Company Series, 2012
Thomas Buildmore – B Company Series, 2012

Together with fellow artist Scott Chasse, Buildmore is behind an art project/installation/exhibition titled Paint it Now. The project was held in 2012 at Space 1026, and it involved eighteen local and visiting artists creating black-and-white paintings on the gallery’s walls. Buildmore and Chasse were the first artists to “take the brush”, breaking the ice and allowing the other artists to build up on their creations. None of the artists who participated in the installation were paid to do so, because as Thomas said, “it’s not about money.”

Thomas Buildmore - Alfred and Happy Time, 2011
Thomas Buildmore – Alfred and Happy Time, 2011

Buildmore participated in many exhibitions, both solo and group. Semiopticon is one of his more notable one-man exhibitions. It was held at Leonard Pearlstein Gallery in Philadelphia in 2009. He was also one of the artists whose works were displayed at Woodward Gallery’s group exhibition Sur-Real in 2014.

At Converge Gallery in Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Thomas Buildmore - Like a Ball and Chain, 2013
Thomas Buildmore – Like a Ball and Chain, 2013

Thomas Buildmore is represented by Lot F Gallery from Boston, and Woodward Gallery from New York City.

All images copyright © the artist

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2014Soho FlowersGourmet Garage New York NYSolo
2013ZoetropeCalico Gallery, Brooklyn NYSolo
2013Falling AwakeIndy hall, Philadelphia PA Solo
2013Animal MotherLot F Gallery, Boston MASolo
2013PedigreeNew Art Center of Newton, Newton MAGroup
2013FlashBack Friday's Throwback Thursday'sCalico Gallery, Brooklyn NYGroup
2013Below the SurfaceConverge Gallery, Williamsport PA Group
2013The Night is DarkParlor Gallery, Asbury Park NJGroup
2013DetailWoodward Galley, New York NYGroup
2013Born AgainCalico Gallery, Brooklyn NYGroup
2012Summer SelectionsWoodward Gallery, New York NYGroup
2012Paint it Now PhiladelphiaSpace 1026, Philadelphia PAGroup
2012MisappropriationLot F Gallery, Boston MAGroup
2011Space Savers ProjectPhiladelphia PAGroup
2011Clandestine TherapySlingluff Gallery, Philadelphia PAGroup
2011Heat Beat'nPandemic Gallery, Brooklyn NYGroup
2011Paint it Now BrooklynFowler arts collective, Brooklyn NYGroup
2010Shock TherapyPandemic Gallery, Brooklyn NYGroup
2010Grew Up and Blew UpSalt Gallery, Philadelphia PAGroup
2010Paint it Now IIThe Distillery Gallery, Boston, MAGroup
2010Gone PrintinProjects Gallery Philadelphia PAGroup
2009SemiopticonLeonard Pearlstein Gallery, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA Solo
2009Pandemic 37Pandemic Gallery, Brooklyn, NYGroup
2009Great OutdoorsartBREAK Gallery, Brooklyn NYGroup
2009Work to Do112 Green Street (formerly 112 workshop), Manhattan, NYGroup
2009Cut CopyT&P Fine Art, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2009ArtageddonThe Distillery Gallery, Boston, MAGroup
2009FragmentsD.D.R. Project, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2009Mom & PopismGawker Media Headquarters, New York, NYGroup
2009Devastate your Real EstateFourth Wall Project, Boston, MAGroup
2008Paint it Now The Distillery Gallery, Boston, MAGroup
2008Writer’s StrikeLott Gallery, Chelsea, NYGroup
2007-09The Wall at CentralCentral Square, Cambridge, MAGroup