Thomas D. Colgan (b. 1973, Illinois)

An emerging Los Angeles artist working primarily in oil, Thomas returned to painting in 2012 after two decades managing creative content for film, television and the web clients. Informed by nature and cosmic scenery, he creates abstracted imagery on canvas and three-dimensional surfaces. Intrigued by materials and process, he documents the development of each piece as it evolves.


  • 2015  Cosmos: imagining the universe, Annmarie Garden Mezzanine Gallery, Dowell, MD
  • 2015  Chaos Theory, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
  • 2014  Student Exhibition, Barnsdall Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Primarily self-taught, with coursework from:

  • Aviva Weiner Fontes
  • Rebecca H. Pollack
  • Rude Calderón