Thomas Gleaner’s (b. 1969, American) mixed-media artist’s books, paintings, and installations may be viewed as “patchwork quilts of the subconscious.” Sourcing the historic spectrum of literature, philosophy, and high/low culture, Gleaner has developed a signature style that charts a vibrant, personal cartography defined by chance, intuition, curiosity, and osmosis.

Gleaner received his MFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) in 2020. His commissioned works have been featured at the North Carolina Museum of Art, and The Halsey Institute for Contemporary Art. His works are held in numerous private and public collections including the Mint Museum, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, the Weatherspoon Art Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. He is a recipient of a North Carolina Arts Council Artist Fellowship, a Minnesota State Arts Board Grant, and was honored in 2015 with UNC Charlotte’s College of Arts + Architecture inaugural Distinguished Alumni Award.

Photograph by Christopher Selleck