Thomas Flanagan

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Emphasizing both geometric and organic shapes, Thomas Flanagan’s work is bold with color and contrast and dynamic in form.

“I’ve always been interested in abstraction because it allows me to build a kind of logical mess that is unique to my sensibilities and experiences. It’s the organization of the ‘mess’ that fascinates me. It’s a kind of nod to what’s outside the studio and my reaction to it… Ultimately, I make the pictures I want to see.” - Thomas Flanagan


1991 - MFA Painting, Ohio University, Athens, OH
1998 - BA Studio Art, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Teaching Experience

1993 - 1996 - Foundation Drawing/Painting, Heartwood School of Art, Kennebunk, ME
1994 - Artist in Residence, Thornton Academy, Saco, ME
1989 - 1990 - Two Dimensional Design/Drawing Instructor, Ohio University, Athens, OH
1989 - Drawing/Painting Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
1988 - 1989 - Art Instructor, St. Elizabeth Elementary School, Pittsburgh, PA


  • Bryant University, Smithfield, RI

  • The List, Atlanta, GA

  • The Press Hotel, Portland, ME

  • The St. Regis Hotel, Atlanta, GA

  • Integrity Asset Management, Rocky River, OH

  • Stan Topol & Associates, Atlanta, GA

  • EF Education First, Cambridge, MA

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2018
    Center for Maine Contemporary Art Biennial, Rockland, ME
    Frank Brockman Gallery, Brunswick, ME

  • 2017
    Yarmouth Historical Center, Yarmouth, ME
    Greenhut Galleries Abstraction Invitational, Portland, ME

  • 2016
    Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth, ME
    Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland, ME

  • 2015
    Susan Maasch Sine Art, Portland, ME

  • 2014
    Critics Choice, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, ME

  • 2013
    George Marshall Store Gallery, York, ME

  • 2012, 2011, 2010
    Bill Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
    Witney Art Works, Portland, ME

  • 2009
    Gibson Studio Gallery, Art Basel, Miami, FL

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