ongoing & upcoming . . . .

  "An Edge in the Ocean" at Traver Gallery in Seattle, April 3 - 27.
   A virtual reality tour of my studio.


  at Traver Gallery in Seattle, April 3 -27, "An Edge in the Ocean"

Where Earth Love the Night, 2014

2013, 2012

  Workin, workin, workin


  at Toomey Tourell Fine Art in San Francisco, April 19 - June 1, showing "How the Light Gets In" with Lisa Bartleson

Night Flight (oblique detail), 2011

  The Chair Project, a partnership between Pratt Fine Arts and Seattle Design Center.
This is the product of my collaboration with designer Gretchen Evans.

chair project

"She Fancied Herself a Refined But Dangerous Raconteuse"
on display at Nordstrom, 5th and Pine


   at Aqua Art Miami, part of Miami Basel, at Toomey Tourell Fine Art.

   Particular Moment at Traver Gallery.

from left: Alli Collins (!), Cider Well, Whisperin' and Inception.   More installation shots coming very soon . . . .

   February, my good friend Mark Bennion at Traver Gallery.


   November, my good friend Eric Olson at Gallery IMA.

   November, Mark Zipel at Traver Gallery.

   September, part of "Featured Artists" show at Seattle Art Museum Gallery

   August, September, exhibiting in By Degrees,  at SOPA Fine Arts in  Kelowna, British Columbia.

Tom DeGroot

Communique (detail), September 09

Summer, Fall 08
  November, Scott Bailey at Lawrimore Project.

   I've been awarded a GAP Grant from Artist Trust to upgrade safety equipment in my studio.

   July, exhibiting in Play,  at SOPA Fine Arts in  British Columbia.

  website overhaul

Spring 08
   A review of my April show Primal Logic at Traver Gallery in Tacoma . . . . .

Installation view of the show.  Click on the image for a larger view.

  Thanks to the crowd who made it to the opening, you can view all the work online here.  

  April,   Jeffery Simmons at Kucera.

  March,  Susan Dory at Winston Wachter Fine Art 

details from  my upcoming show. . .

February 08

   Exhibiting in Substance and Color, at Costello/Childs Contemporary in Scottsdale.

    My work has been selected for a Merit Award in the 2008 Poncho Art Auction

Late 07

Spring Rain, detail

   Open studio at Salty Dog Studios

   December,  Juan Alonso at Francine Seders Gallery.  

   November,  Donald Cole at ArtXchange.  

   "Coriolis" image in the rotogravure section of the Seattle Times.

Summer 07
   Exhibiting in  Light + Latitude at SOPA Fine Arts in Kelowna, British Columbia.

  July,  Chris Bruch at Lawrimore Project. The sculpture of Chris Bruch combines simple materials like paper, plywood, wood strips, and even steel strapping in modular processes to arrive at economical and elegant forms.  This is about how exquisite craft can instill simple forms with a living presence.

An installation shot of Queen Harvest and Dial, at Common Threads at Fresh Paint Art Advisors in Culver City, CA. 

   Kate Sweeney at Gallery 110
   Shaun O'Dell and Claude Zervas at James Harris Gallery.
   Patricia Hagen at Punch Gallery

Early 07
   Representation in Southern California now at Fresh Paint Art Advisors in Culver City.

   Memo,  published in Visual Codec's "One Shot"

   May, I debut a new body of work in Life,  Dot Dot Dot  at Artisans On Taylor in Port Townsend, with friends Eric Olson and Counsel Langley.

      Dime,  16 x 16, resin on wire mesh, and detail

   February,  Leipzig painters at the Frye Museum.

  January,  Drake Deknatel  at Catherine Person Fine Art

   Exhibiting in Recycled Art, at Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Salem ,Oregon

  Exhibiting in New Faces/New Work at Costello/Childs Contemporary, my representation in Phoenix.

  Exhibiting in Expressions Northwest, at Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend.


  My old friend from music days, Alan Merrihew has released a CD, Angels at Play, featuring my art is on the cover,  one of  my acrylic on Tyvek works from 2002.

  Teaching a workshop in resin at Pratt Fine Arts Center.

  Exhibiting in Featured Artist Exhibition at Pratt Fine Arts Center

  July, exhibiting in Border Crossings, Sopa Fine Arts

   Representeation now in  Canada  by Sopa Fine Arts,  in Kelowna, British Columbia.

   Pottery and calligraphy show of my  Zen teacher  Genki Takabayashi's work at my studio.  

   John Grade  showing at Davidson Contemporary.  

   Eric Olson at Viveza Gallery

  January, solo show New Paintings, at Traver Gallery, Seattle

installation shot of the main room, click for enlarged view

     "Tom DeGroot is not true to his materials. He makes corrugated cardboard look like porcelain, spray paint and resin pooling in colored layers along irregular surfaces. There's a cool urban edge to his timeless elegance, and that's what gives it focus.
His work is about desire. No matter how long you look at it, it slides away from you."

-- Regina Hackett, Seattle Post Intelligencer

  Exhibiting in Featuring William Traver Gallery at Seattle Art Museum Gallery

   Eric Nelsen at Traver Gallery.   Dense assemblages of ceramic forms, referencing myth, the giants of art, and the artist's personal symbols.  The forms are meticulously executed to have a kind of hyper-reality,  a dense metaphor of life's journey. 

  Joseph Goldberg at Greg Kucera

  Exhibiting in Summer Group Show at at William Traver Gallery

  June,  Open Studio

   Eric Olson at 4Culture.

  Feb 15, after almost two months of studio improvements, my first pour of resin in my new location.

  January, moved studio from home to  Salty Dog Studios in Ballard area of Seattle.


   Solo show FALLS, at William Traver Gallery, Tacoma location.

   Exhibiting in Material Witness, at Kirkland Arts Center

   Looking for a new studio location

   Exhibiting in Fresh Paint at William Traver Gallery in Seattle.

   Multnomah acquired by the  King County  Portable Works Collection.

    October, new site launched.