Tom Wegrzynowski is a studio artist who uses traditional methods of oil painting to explore the disjointed nature of contemporary culture. His primary body of work explores this theme through a constructed symbolic system that reflects both a personal and societal desire for meaning.
He received BA degrees from the University of South Carolina in both History and Art Studio and his MFA in Painting from the University of Alabama. He has been a full-time instructor at the University of Alabama since 2006, where he teaches both Art Studio and Art History classes. The process of teaching Art History has greatly informed his work, especially in thinking about how artists chronicle the times in which they live. He has been regularly exhibiting work for close to twenty years, most recently at the Wiregrass Museum of Art in Dothan (AL), Lowe Mill in Huntsville (AL), and the Delaplaine Visual Arts Center in Frederick (MD). He is also a past recipient of an emergency support grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation.
Tom lives in Tuscaloosa (AL) with his wife, artist Charlotte Wegrzynowski, and two sons, Sam and Ben.