Thomas Coffey (United States) Residence: August 2019
Thomas Coffey is a painter based in Arkansas, USA. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from Harding University and is currently a Master of Fine Arts candidate in Painting at the University of Arkansas. His work centers on the interactions between psychology, perception, and environment. In creating highly textural abstract paintings of his backyard in the Ozarks, he examines states of rest and growth and his relationship to his surroundings.
At Studio Kura, he plans to continue these explorations in preparation for his Master’s Thesis, largely through working plein air in a variety of settings and engaging deeply with the local landscape.
-Thomas Coffey received an art funding from the University of Arkansas School of Art to complete the residency at Studio Kura.