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Ava Tomlinson

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Lives in

Works in


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, BFA

gallery, figurative, non-profit, collective, landscape



Artist Statement


My work is a rich mixture of color, form and light, rooted in an American/Jamaican/European culture. Color dominates my paintings capturing fleeting moments, the slices of our everyday existence, from the urban landscape of New York, to the rural of the Caribbean countryside. I portray the complexities of each environment delving into their contradictions.

My work is figurative, in brush, pencil, pastels, ink, watercolor, on canvas or paper in printmaking or oils. Drawings, paintings and prints reflect the influences of formal styles blending with the more contemporary. I feel that my work always evolves, the dominant element being vibrant color.


Ava Tomlinson

26 Stoddard Place

Brooklyn, NY 11225


Phone: 1(718) 693-1429                                                                 Email -




  2008                 Grace Institute, NYC, NY

2008                 Female Aesthetic at Skylight Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2008                 Black Fine Arts Show, Puck Building, NYC, NY.

2008                 The Village Gureje, Brooklyn, NY

2007                 Dorcy's Annual Christmas Auction

2007                 Visual Aids Auction, NYC.         

2007                 Fashion District Arts Festival -Robert Blackbourne Printmaking workshop Open Studio, NYC.

2007                 The Village Gureje, Brooklyn, NY.

2007                 Art off the Main, Puck Building,  NY.

2007 Caribbean American Cultural Exhibition at Borough Hall, Brooklyn, NY

2007 Memorial Art Benefit Auction at the Jamaican Consulate, NYC.

2006 Dorcy's Annual Christmas Auction, Brooklyn, NY

2006                 Visual Aids Auction, NYC, NY.

2006 Gallery 64 Group show, Brooklyn, NY

2005                 BeSaa Group Exhibit at Skylight  Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

2005 Solomon's Porch, solo show, Brooklyn, NY.

2005 IAM Jazz Festival Special Event, NYC, NY.

2005 Chocolate Monkey, solo show, Brooklyn, NY.

2005 Solomon's Porch, solo show, Brooklyn, NY.

2005 Besaa exhibit at Macon Public Library, Brooklyn, NY

2004                 New Century Artists, Inc. Group exhibit NYC, NY.

2004 BeSaa studio strut, Brooklyn, NY.

2004 Besaa Group exhibit at Skylight Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2004 New Century Artists, Inc. Group exhibit NYC, NY.

2003 Middle Collegiate Church, Solo show, NYC, NY

2003                 Vanderbilt Gallery, Sonya Stroll, Brooklyn, NY.

2002 New Century Artists Inc Group show, NYC, NY.

2002               Silk Road Antiques, Brooklyn, NY.

2002 Brecht Forum, Solo show, NYC, NY

2001                 New Century Artists Inc, Group show, NYC, NY.

1999 BWAC Pier Show, Brooklyn, NY.

1998 Staten Island Fence show, SI. NY.

1998 Fulton Art Fair, Brooklyn, NY.

1997                 Wolmer's Alumni brunch, Marriott Hotel, NYC, NY

1987 Howarth Gallery in Preston, Lancashire, England.





Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, BFA.

Art Students League.



1995   Theater for the New City Halloween art event.

1997   Mural at Queen of All Saints.

2004 Designed and created 4x6 foot piece for Juneteenth festival in Fort


2005 Commissioned and created 8 award pieces for Juneteenth festival.




2006 Art work used in ‘Paradise Café', short film by African filmmaker at Gureje Village.


Media             2008 "The Female Aesthetic artist's talk" on BCAT TV, produced by

La-Verne Cody Gittens for LINK.   




Recent Exhibits

Ava Tomlinson participated in these exhibits:

Mar, 2012 Art Auction To Benefit The Sonando En Color Project
Rush Arts Gallery
Jun, 2010 Dorsey Art Club’s 2nd Annual Thank You Art Show
The Dorsey Art Gallery
Sep, 2009 2nd Annual Summer @ SONYA Art exhibition
TRA Gallery and Classon Walls, TRA Gallery
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