ARTIST'S STATEMENT The artwork on the site represents the past several years of studio work. These works investigate surface, depth and movement. All inquire about physical states of place and matter. The picture plane provides immersion and monumentality with references to forces of nature. Waterfalls, explosions, murky pools and gases emerge from concrete, plaster and enamel, lacquer and acrylic paint on panels, plywood and canvas. The activity is more aligned to jazz than preconceived effort. In that sense the work is a participant in what is possible with each picture. THOMAS MERCER HARTMAN For forty years Thomas Mercer has worked on museum projects. He has designed and installed hundreds of installations in art, culture and history for a broad number of museums. His work has included master planning for museums, curatorial development and exhibition planning and design. Selected clients include Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Seiyu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, The Getty Conservation Institute, Harvard University Art Museums, Chicago History Museum, Huntington Museums & Library, La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, and Papalote Museum, Mexico City. Projects may be viewed at EDUCATION M.A. Degree, 1974, Environmental Design B.A Degree, 1972, Art & Design California State University, Fullerton COLLECTIONS 2018 Saatchi Art, Private Collection, Boston, MA 2017 Fahad Saud, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (15 works) 2017 Fred Elasi Collection, Santa Monica, CA 2017 Ate/Nine, Anonymous Collection 2016 Private Collection, Santa Monica, CA EXHIBITIONS 2017 Saud Gallery, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, one person show 2017 Dwell on Design Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA 2017 Upper West, Santa Monica, CA, one person show 1990 Wight Art Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA (Priviate showing) 1978 La Jolla Museum of Art, San Diego, CA. Group exhibit 1977 Koike Studio, Tokyo, Japan, Comissioned environment 1974 Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA, one person show 1974 Barkley Gallery, Ventura, California, Group exhibit 1974 California State University, Fullerton 1973 Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA, Group Exhibit PROFESSIONAL TEACHING Lecturer, 1989-1993, Design, University of California, Los Angeles Lecturer, 1986, Design, Otis Parsons School of Art and Design Lecturer, 1973-4, California State University, Fullerton PROFESSIONAL WORK IQ Magic, Founding Partner, 1995-present.