Thomas Kegler

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Thomas Kegler

ARC Associate Living Master TM

American 21st Century Realist artist

Born 1970

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CONTACT INFO:

Address: PO Box 95
East Aurora, New York 14052
Phone: 716-655-4271
E-mail: thomaskegler@thomaskegler.com
Website: www.thomaskegler.com

Artists Statement
Poetry of Place


Through my work, I strive to bring an awareness and respect for God's creations and their temporal qualities. They provide an infinite supply of beauty and inspiration. I paint traditionally - mirroring a time when academic training and processes were embraced and nurtured. This approach has given me the skills and knowledge to express myself through hand, head and heart.

I wanted to be a painter from the time I could first hold a brush. Many of my earliest memories are of exploring at the kitchen table with my siblings using paper, cardboard, crayons, scissors and glue. Today, using oil paints, my visions and emotions are given a voice through the infinite variations of color notes. Experiences are what I am called to paint...the materials, technique and subject are the vehicle.

Painting is a humbling experience...often the more you learn and grow, the more challenging it becomes. The many hours and days spent interacting with my subjects have opened my eyes to subtleties such as intricate color and value shifts, and beauty in the overlooked. Something new is revealed each time I visit the canvas. I paint daily - it is as necessary to my life as breathing.

Nature itself has been the most humbling instructor. I am awestruck at the visual inspirations that emerge around me in the outdoors. The sounds, smells, and tactile qualities that I experience while in field cannot help but be infused in the work. I strive to impart a universal quality that makes the viewer feel he has been there and can relate to the image.

Whether in the field or the studio, painting is integral to my life...a product of my faith and experiences.

"With Humility comes Wisdom" - Proverbs 11:2

Biography

Renowned artist, Thomas Kegler, is a self-taught painter, producer, and certified teacher residing in Western New York. He is recognized as an Associate Living Master by the prestigious Art Renewal Center, Master Roycroft Artisan, member of the NYC Salmagundi Club, Painting Instructor for the Grand Central Academy in New York City, and Senior Fellow with the Hudson River Fellowship. Kegler's traditional oil paintings of landscapes, still life, and figures draw from the Masters' approach to the canvas. Revisiting the processes and techniques of the "Old Masters" in light of classical and contemporary subjects guides his expression of life's subtleties.

Kegler's work has been shown nationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions at many distinguished galleries. His paintings reside in several prominent collections throughout the United States. His work and processes have been featured in notable magazines and publications including American Arts Quarterly.

Kegler is committed to the consistent growth and development of his skills and to the promotion of art education with an emphasis on classical techniques. He has self-produced an instructional documentary video focused on traditional plein air painting approaches. Kegler regards the act of painting as an opportunity to celebrate the beauty of creation - portraying temporal experiences as poetic statements.

PRESS
  • Plein Air Magazine: Featured an article "Painting Directly from Nature" - Dec/Jan 2015
  • Drawing Magazine: Featured on the cover and an 8 page article "Understanding the Anatomy of the Landscape" - Winter 2013
  • American Art Collector Magazine: Featured in Article "Nature Morte: Collecting Still Life" - January 2013
  • American Painting Video Magazine: Featured "Painting En Plein Air: Resolving the Landscape with Thomas Kegler" video review - Fall 2012
  • Plein Air Magazine: Featured in article "The Hudson River Fellowship: Landscape Painting in the 19th Century Tradition" - Fall 2011
  • American Art Collector Magazine: Feature Article "Revealing the Natural World" - June 2011
  • American Art Collector Magazine: Feature Article "Pursuit of Beauty" - November 2010
  • American Painting Video Magazine Feature Interview - Fall 2010

Galleries

Thomas' work is currently represented by these fine Galleries.
  • John Pence Gallery- San Francisco, CA
  • Trees Place - Orleans, MA
  • Cavalier Galleries - Greenwich, CT
  • SR Brennen Galleries - Palm Desert, CA
  • Lacuna Galleries, Santa Fe, NM
  • Edgartwon Art Gallery - Martha's Vineyard, MA
  • Meibohm Fine Arts - East Aurora, NY
  • Beacon Fine Art Gallery - Red Bank, NJ
  • Oxford Gallery - Rochester, NY

VITAE

AFFILIATIONS

  • Associate Living Master - Art Renewal Center
  • Master Roycroft Artisan - East Aurora, New York
  • Member of the Salmagundi Club, New York City
  • Painting Instructor for the Grand Central Academy in New York City
  • Senior Fellow, Hudson River Fellowship
  • Member of the Buffalo Art Club, Buffalo, New York
  • Member of the Oil Painters of America

EXHIBITIONS/EVENTS/HONORS

2015
  • American Masters Exhibition & Sale 2015
    Salmagundi Club, New York City, NY
  • International Art Renewal Center Salon Exhibition
    MEAM in Barcelona Spain & Salmagundi Club in NYC
  • Annual Members Exhibit & Sale - Philip Isenberg Memorial Award
    Salmagundi Club, New York City, NY
  • Solo Exhibition: "Interludes of Light"
    Meibohm Fine Art, East Aurora, NY
  • Group Exhibition: "Still Life & Florals"
    John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • "MANmade Art: A Cross-Generational Survey"
    Kenan Center, Lockport, NY
  • Group Exhibition: "The Condition of Music"
    Oxford Gallery: Rochester, NY
  • "Landscapes Across America"
    Trees Place Gallery, Orleans, MA
  • Group Landscape Exhibition
    Grand Central Atelier & Eleventh Street Arts New York, NY
  • Art Renewal Center Salon 2015 Finalist
    Honorable Mention in Landscape

2014
  • American Masters Exhibition & Sale 2014
    Salmagundi Club, New York City, NY
  • Artist Residency Recipient
    La Napoule Art Foundation & Grand Central Atelier Chateau de La Napoule, France
  • Group Exhibition: "A Moveable Feast"
    John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Group Exhibition: Trout Unlimited
    Burchfield Penny Art Center Buffalo, NY
  • Art Renewal Center Salon 2014 Finalist
  • Group Exhibition: "Proverbs and Commonplace"
    Oxford Gallery: Rochester, NY
  • Instructor/ Senior Fellow - Grand Central Atelier/Hudson River Fellowship with Jacob Collins
  • Taught Summer Intensive Landscape - Workshop: Jackson, NH - Senior Fellow - group presentations

2013
  • PleinAir Salon
    Best Nocturne
  • Designated as Associate Living Master through the Art Renewal Center
  • Art Renewal Center Salon 2013 Finalist
    Honorable Mention in Landscape
    Honorable Mention in Still Life
  • Still Life Group Show
    John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Salon International 2013 Juried Exhibition
    Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art
    San Antonio, Texas
  • Oil Painters of America: Juried Salon 2013
  • Instructor/ Senior Fellow - Grand Central Atelier/Hudson River Fellowship with Jacob Collins
    - Taught Summer Intensive Landscape Workshop: Jackson, NH
    - Senior Fellow - group presentations

2012
  • Oil Painters of America: National Online Showcase -
    Third Place Winner - Fall
  • Still Life Group Show
    John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Gallery Artists Group Show
    John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Art Renewal Center Salon 2012 Finalist
  • Group Exhibition: "Well Crafted"
    Burchieled Penny Art Center
    Buffalo, NY
  • Salon International 2012 Juried Exhibition
    Honorable Mention
    Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art
    San Antonio, Texas
  • Group Exhibition: Mill Road Scenic Overlook
    Meibohm Fine Art Gallery: East Aurora, NY
  • Instructor/ Senior Fellow - Grand Central Atelier/Hudson River Fellowship with Jacob Collins
    - Taught Summer Intensive Landscape Workshop: Jackson, NH
    - Senior Fellow - group presentations

2011
  • Solo Show - John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • "Magestic Landscapes" Group Show
    John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • "Trompe L'oeil" Group Show
    John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • "Recent Arrivals" Show
    John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Two Person Show - Oxford Gallery: Rochester, New York
  • "Traditions" Group Exhibition
    Oxford Gallery: Rochester, New York
  • "Size Matters" Show
    John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Instructor/ Senior Fellow - Grand Central Atelier/Hudson River Fellowship with Jacob Collins
    - Taught Summer Intensive Landscape Workshop: Catskill Mountains Hunter, NY
    - Senior Fellow - group presentations

2010
  • Solo exhibition of recent paintings
    Meibohm Fine Art Gallery: East Aurora, NY
  • Oil Painters of America Juried National Show
    Legacy Gallery: Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Hudson River Fellowship with Jacob Collins - Senior Fellow in Summer Intensive Workshop:
    The Institute for Classical Architecture and Classical America: Hunter, NY
  • Landscape Group Show
    Cavalier Galleries: Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Juried Group Exhibition
    Art Dialogue Gallery: Buffalo, NY
  • Juried "Thumb Box" Group Exhibition
    Buffalo Society of Artists: Tonawanda, NY
  • "Let There be Light" Group Exhibition
    Oxford Gallery: Rochester, NY
  • Solo exhibition of recent paintings
    Meibohm Fine Art Gallery - East Aurora, NY

2009
  • Small Works Group Show
    Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich, CT
  • Boston International Art Show
    Represented by Arcadia Gallery, New York, NY
  • Hudson River Revival: Contemporary Landscape Painting Group Show
    Springville Museum of Art - Utah
  • Juried National Exhibition:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    Oil Painters of America
  • Juried Regional Exhibition:
    Corse Gallery & Atelier Jacksonville, Florida
    Oil Painters of America
  • Hudson River Fellowship with Jacob Collins - Senior Fellow in Summer Intensive Workshop:
    The Institute for Classical Architecture and Classical America: Hunter, NY
  • Three Person Exhibition
    Art Dialogue Gallery: Buffalo, New York
  • "Night" Group Exhibition
    Oxford Gallery: Rochester, New York

2008
  • Juried National Exhibition
    Hudson Valley Art Association - Old Lyme, Connecticut
    Recipient of the Dumond Memorial Award
  • Juried National Exhibition
    Missoula, Montana
    Oil Painters of America
  • Albright Knox Art Gallery Collector's Gallery
  • Hudson River Fellowship with Jacob Collins - Senior Fellow in Summer Intensive Workshop:
    The Institute for Classical Architecture and Classical America: Hunter, NY
  • Two person exhibition of recent paintings
    Kenan Center - Lockport, New York
  • Juried members group exhibition
    Western New York Artist's Group
    Buffalo, New York
  • Invited Group exhibition
    Western New York Artist's Group
    Buffalo, New York
  • "Awakenings" group exhibition
    Oxford Gallery
    Rochester, New York
  • "Collectors Gallery" joint exhibition
    Albright Knox Art Gallery
    Buffalo, New York

2006-7
  • "Artists Among Us" group exhibition
    Burchfield Penny Art Center
    Buffalo, New York
  • "Collectors Gallery" group exhibition
    Albright Knox Art Gallery
    Buffalo, New York
  • Cover Art for Ani Difranco's Compilation CD "Canon"
  • Solo exhibition of recent paintings
    Meibohm Fine Art Gallery
    East Aurora, New York

07 May 2017 to 21 January 2018

Painting Niagra, Thomas Kegler


5795 Lewiston Rd, Niagara Univ, NY


ARC Associate Living Master Tom Kegler will be exhibiting his work, "Niagra Falls". This exhibition includes 15 plein air paintings and related studies as well as works from the Castellani Art Museum collection.