“In my figurative work,” says Storm Tharp, “the primary interest has been to unfold various traditions of painting and sculpture into my own, emerging with something altogether new.”
Tharp’s work has established a voice that carries across media and form, exploring character through drawn line to gouache and ink painting, both figurative and abstract, sculptures and domestic objects. Tharp has received solo exhibitions internationally including Galerie Bertrand, Geneva, Switzerland; FeldbuschWiesnerRudolph Galerie, Berlin, Germany; Koki Arts, Tokyo, Japan; Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, New York; and PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA), Disjecta Contemporary Art Center and The Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, in Portland, Oregon. He was included in the 2010 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York and is the recipient of an Oregon Arts Commission Artist Fellowship. Tharp received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Cornell University.