Born in 1957, Tom Brydelsky lives
in New York. His mixed-media encaustic paintings are an investigation
into the nature of perception, memory, and the living environment.
They have appeared in galleries, art fairs and non-profit spaces
throughout the U.S. and Europe.
He has had numerous one-person shows at Gruen Galleries,
Chicago, IL. and Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York, NY and in addition to various
spaces. The painting, Sojourn,
appeared in the November 2009 issue of Architectural Digest and his
work was featured on the television special Fashioning a Home with Clinton
Of his work, Brydelsky says, "Initially, using a series of photographs
I have taken, I manipulate a picture digitally incorporating various textures
and colors to re-invent the feeling that a particular environment or object evoked.
The resulting image is printed using archival inks and paper, mounted onto a
wood panel and becomes the base for an encaustic painting. The translucent quality
of encaustic directly applied to the surface augments whatever atmospheric condition
the image holds. In addition, it is a media that allows for a broad range of
surface textures and, by its very nature, speaks of the fragility of life and
He has extensive teaching experience and was the Studio Art Lab Coordinator at
the Guggenheim Museum in New York for many years. He has taught workshops to
adults and children at Bank Street College of Education, the Queens Museum of
Art, NY and in conjunction with his solo exhibitions in Fayetteville, AK and
His work is in public and private collections in the United States and Europe.