Thomas Whittaker Kidd








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Thomas Whittaker Kidd is a Los Angeles based artist born in Fall River, Massachusetts, who exhibits paintings, drawings, sculpture  and installations internationally. His solo exhibitions in Los Angeles were at ACME and Carl Berg Gallery and BG Gallery.

Kidd’s work was in group exhibitions at The Hole, Shrine and Lombard Freid Projects in New York, Western Exhibitions in Chicago, Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, L’INCONNUE, Montreal, Canada, Galleri Golsa in Oslo, Norway and Gnes B. Galerie Boutique, Tokyo, Japan.

Kidd was curator of the exhibit, The Unruly and the Humorous, at Angles Gallery in Los Angeles, California. Kidd was also curator of Created Worlds and Altered Histories at JK Gallery, Los Angeles, CA and Dirty Minds: Life On Earth at BG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.

He lectured on his artwork at UCLA, California Polytechnic State University and San Jose State University. His work was included in To Live and Paint in LA, at the Torrance Art Museum in Torrance, CA in 2012.

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Thomas Whittaker Kidd Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA  
Born in Fall River, Massachusetts
Artist Residency 2015: Kaus Australis, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Solo Exhibitions
Upcoming 2023  February,  BG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, paintings, drawings, and installations
2016    BG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, Fantastic Settings For Real Events paintings, and drawings
2007    Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, High Tide, paintings
Kruglak Gallery, Mira Costa College, Oceanside, CA, Love and Casualty paintings 
2004    ACME.  Los Angeles, CA, Building and Dumping, paintings
2001   Cuesta College Art Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA, New Earth, paintings
1997   Frederick Spratt Gallery, San Jose, CA, Released In The Dark, paintings
1993   ASI/University Union Gallery, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA, Internal Images, paintings
Selected Group Exhibitions
Upcoming   May 2022 Indecent Exposure-Exposed and Unconscious, paintings, BG Gallery,        Santa Monica, CA
2021  Torrance Art Museum hosting, Nomad,  paintings, drawings and installations, Torrance, CA
Shit Art Club, Shit Art Show 4: School’s Out, paintings, 
Los Angeles, CA
2020   The Hole, GIFC Velvet Ropes, New York, NY, drawings
           Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA,  
  5×5: Celebrating Westmont College’s 80th Anniversary, drawing
2019   LAVA Projects at Wolf & Galentz, Berlin, Germany, B-LA Connect, painting
Swab Barcelona Contemporary Art Fair, paintings and drawings
The Church, Troy, NY, Hail Mary, drawings
Ten Year Anniversary, BG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA,  painting and drawings
GIFC Velvet Ropes, Traveling works on paper show organized by Chris Rexroad and Charlie Roberts of 0-0 LA, Los Angeles; 
The Hole, New York, NY
Western Exhibitions,Chicago, IL
Shrine, New York, NY
Soulland Store, Copenhagen, Denmark 
Galleri Golsa, Oslo, Norway
Horton Gallery in Dallas, TX
First Amendment, San Francisco, CA
gnes b. galerie boutique, Tokyo, Japan
Nevven Gallery, Gothenburg, Sweden
Agnes B Headquarter, Paris, France
2018   LAVA Projects, Alhambra, CA, L.A. Looking, painting, drawings
Readywipe, Holyoke, MA, Human Shape, painting
GIFC, Traveling works on paper show;
Patrick Parrish Gallery, New York, NY
Fisher Parrish Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
L’INCONNUE, Montreal, Canada
Pt 2 Gallery, Oakland, CA
Galleri Golsa, Oslo, Norway
BG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, Ocean Park Opening Party, paintings
BG Gallery, LA Art Show 2018, Los Angeles, CA, painting
Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA,  
5×5: Celebrating Westmont College’s 80th Anniversary, drawing 
2017   BG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, Daydreamers, painting
Durden & Ray, Los Angeles, CA, Sense of Things, paintings 
curated by David Leapman
El Barrio’s Artspace PS109 Gallery, New York, NY, Epiphany/No Instructions Included, curated by Antony Dodds
2016   BG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, NEW Year NEW Work, paintings and drawings
2015   Durden & Ray, Within The Cave, Los Angeles, CA
curated by Susan Lizotte
2014   Edward Cella Art and Architecture, 6018 Wilshire, painting
BG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, Three-Winged Chrysalis, painting 
BG Gallery,  Santa Monica, CA, Dirty Minds: Life On Earth, paintings, curated by Thomas Whittaker Kidd 
Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA, 5×5: Celebrating Five Years, drawing 
BG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, Orgone Accumulators, paintings
2013   BG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, HaHa The Art of Humor, painting
           BG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, Objectified II, painting
2012   JK Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Created Worlds and Altered Histories, paintings curated by   Thomas Whittaker Kidd
Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA, To Live and Paint in LA, painting
2010   Creative Arts Center, Manhattan Beach, CA, A Step Beyond, paintings
The Huffington Post, 7 Rings (web exhibit), drawing
2008   Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, The Unruly and the Humorous, paintings, 
  curated by Thomas Whittaker Kidd
  Narrows Gallery, Fall River, MA, Canvas and Cocktails, painting and drawings
2007   Domestic Setting, Los Angeles, CA, Mar Vista, paintings and drawings
Aqua Art Miami-Wynwood, Miami, FL, paintings
2006    Pharmaka Art, Los Angeles, CA, Small Wonders, drawing, 
           juried by Tyler Stallings
2002   Lombard-Freid Projects, New York, NY, Friends and Family, paintings
2001   Bert Green Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA, Intrinsic Vision, paintings
Long Beach City College Art Gallery, Long Beach, CA, All Systems Go: New Millennium-New Works, paintings
1998 Museum of Arts Downtown Los Angeles, CA, Love Hate and the Absence of Either, paintings
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA, paintings
1996   LRC Art Gallery, Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria, CA, paintings
1995   First Street Gallery, New York, NY, National Competition Exhibition, paintings, 
curated by Sidney Goodman
Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA, Lifelines, painting, 
curated by James Steward
Works/San Jose, San Jose, CA, paintings
1994  San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA, paintings 
8th Street Gallery, Albuquerque, NM, Dark Side, paintings, 
curated by John Pacheco
1993  San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA, paintings
1989  Alchemy Gallery, Boston, MA, The Absinth Society, paintings 
Kidd, Thomas Whittaker, Fantastic Settings For Real Events, catalogue with poems, BG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, 2016
Dambrot, Shana Nys, “Within The Cave at Durden Ray”, Huffington Post, Sept. 18, 2015
Pagel, David, ”6018 Wilshire’ at Edward Cella: Last show before the wrecking ball”, Los Angeles Times, Nov. 3, 2014
Wagley, Catherine, “Don’t Take it Too Seriously”, ARTslant, September 22, 2008
Pagel, David, “Ordinary folks in odd situations”, Los Angeles Times, October 26, 2007 
Pagel, David, “The Delight Is In The Details”, Los Angeles Times, July 2, 2004 
Gottlieb, Shirley, “Open To Interpretation”, Press Telegram, Long Beach, CA, March 2, 2001
La Barbera, Jeanne, “Social Undercurrents Guide Show”, San Luis Obispo County Telegram-Tribune, Jan. 2, 1993


Selected Private Collections
Patrick Morris,, Oslo, Norway, former guitarist for STRFKR (Star Fucker),
Beth Swofford, New York, Former Board Member of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Susan Goodman, New York NY 
Robert Nix, Santa Monica, CA and New Orleans,LA
Susan Lizotte, Los Angeles, CA
Harry Yasumoto San Luis Obispo, CA
Carl Berg, Los Angeles, Director at PRJCTLA, Los Angeles
James P. Rielly, Phd. Psychologist, New Bedford, MA
Raymond Ashley, San Jose, CA  
Thomas Burkhardt, Los Angeles CA,
Katherine Kim, New York, NY