Title: Split Foliage #1
Medium: Oil on 2 panels, metal
Size: 50" x 100" x 12"
Thoman received her BA from the University of California, Berkeley and her MA in Ceramic Sculpture from San Francisco State University. She is interested in duality issues. Some of the ways she researches duality through painting include: combining two-dimensional and three-dimensional elements in one piece, painting geometric and organic shapes next to each other, and making two-panel paintings where each panel "speaks" from a different place within her. Thoman, who has been exhibiting her work on a regular basis for over seventeen years, teaches at Peralta Community College, Berkeley, California and is represented by: Editions Limited, Indianapolis, Indiana, telephone: (317) 842-1414; and Joanne Chappell Gallery, San Francisco, California, telephone: (415) 777-5711.
Her selected solo exhibitions include: JFK University Art Gallery, Orinda, California, 1994; Jung Institute of San Francisco, 1993; Brewberry's Fine Art, Oakland, 1993; Graham & James Law Offices, San Francisco, 1992; Bank of America World Headquarters, Plaza Gallery, San Francisco, 1991; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, 1990; Djurovich Gallery, Sacramento, 1987; Monterey Peninsula Museum, Monterey, 1985; The Coffee Mill Art Gallery, Oakland, 1984; Cabot College Art Gallery, Oakland, 1983; and Berkeley Stage Theater, Berkeley, 1982.
Her selected group exhibitions include: Joanne Chappell Gallery, San Francisco, 1994; Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, 1987 and '93; 3Com Corporation, Santa Clara, 1991; Los Medanos College Art Gallery, Pittsburg, California, 1988; Pacific Grove Art Center, 1988; Gallery 44, Oakland, 1988; Lawson Gallery, San Francisco, 1984 and '87; San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, 1986; Ralph L. Wilson Gallery, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1984; Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, 1984; South of Market Cultural Center, San Francisco, 1984; Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinberg, Tennessee, 1983; and Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, Oregon, 1982.