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Tom Torluemke

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George and the Dragon, 2010 Acrylic on Wood 8 X 8 X 6'
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How Does It Feel?, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 77" Dia © Courtesy of the artist and Linda Warren Projects
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Sipping Oil, 2014 Acrylic on Paper on Wood 30 X 22 1/4" © Tom Torluemke
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D'volving Among Advancement, 2014 Acrylic on Paper on Wood 50 X 68 1/2" © Tom Torluemke
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Shasta Relish, 2014 Acrylic on Paper on Wood 22 5/8 X 30 1/2" © Tom Torluemke
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Flooded Prison, 2014 Acrylic on Paper on Wood 26 X 39 3/4" © Tom Torluemke
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Soap On A Rope, 2014 Acrylic on Paper on Wood 22 1/2 X 30" © Tom Torluemke
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Projection Of The Past, 2015 Acrylic on Paper on Wood 34 X 50" © Tom Torluemke
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Fearsome Fable - Tolerable Truth (detail), 2012 Installation, Acrylic on Cardboard and Wood Variable © Tom Torluemke
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Fearsome Fable - Tolerable Truth (detail), 2012 Installation, Acrylic on Cardboard and Wood Variable © Tom Torluemke
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Fearsome Fable - Tolerable Truth (detail), 2012 Installation, Acrylic on Cardboard and Wood Variable © Tom Torluemke
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Shasta Relish, 2014 Acrylic on Paper on Panel 22 5/8 X 30 1/2″ © Tom Torluemke
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Tom Torluemke is an Indiana based, contemporary American artist. His practice spans 30 years and includes works in painting, drawing, sculpture and installations in a variety of mediums. He is known for his powerful, no holds barred approach to subject matter relating to socio-political, ethical and humanistic themes.

Solo and group exhibition highlights include: “Fearsome Fable – Tolerable Truth” at the Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago; “After Glow” at The Chicago Cultural Center; “The Inland See: Contemporary Art Around Lake Michigan”, curated by James Yood; “Critic’s Choice” at Jan Cicero Gallery in Chicago; “Present” at the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago; “In the Company of Strangers” at the Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso, Indiana; “Bounce” at the South Bend Regional Museum of Art in South Bend, Indiana; “Peace in the Arts” Baíhai International Peace Conference in San Francisco; “The Alabama Watercolor Society Exhibition” at the Birmingham Museum of Art; and the “In Indiana” series at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

In 2013, he was a featured speaker at TEDx PurdueU at Purdue University. In 2008, he was a winner of the Great Ideas Competition of the Arts Council of Indianapolis with his project “Light The Way” completed in December 2008 and named a recipient of the Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship (Central Indiana Community Foundation) for the period of April 2007 – April 2008.

With over 20 public art commissions throughout the Midwest, they serve as a testament to the relevance and scope of his ideas, and his ability to present them in a meaningful context within their communities.

Official Website:  http://www.tomtorluemke.com