Bio and Artist’s Statement
Born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania in 1968, Tom Mazzullo earned a BFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia in 1990, and an MFA from Syracuse University in 1993. He has exhibited in prestigious competitions, in curated museum shows, and in professional and experimental galleries all over the United States, has won awards, and he has drawings in the collections of major museums, private foundations, and private collectors, including the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York, and the Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia. He teaches at the University of Denver, shows at Gildar Gallery and is a member of Spark Gallery in Denver, Colorado, where he lives with his wife, Maggie.
Tom works in silverpoint, a rare drawing medium which uses a stylus made of soft metal to draw on specially-prepared papers. After a few years the silver begins to tarnish, and the drawing takes on a warm, dark luster. His drawings aim at beauty, balance, and perfection, trying to provide a counterpoint of calm reflection in a world overrun with chaos, noise and brutality.