Born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, Tommy Flynn graduated from the Art Institute of Boston in 1976 and moved to Manhattan later that year to begin a career as an advertising photographer, specializing in still life and product work. Inspired early on by the work of Edward Weston and Irving Penn, he now counts American Express, Coca-Cola, Mercedes Benz, Nike, Time Life and Warner Brothers among his commercial clients.
Running along a parallel path to this business world of photography, has been his continuing efforts to create his fine art images. The project, “Sliced Open”, spotlights a series of sophisticated, sublime, and often otherworldly close-ups of various fruits and vegetables. From the delicate starburst pattern at the center of a watermelon radish, to the clean lines and contrasts of a mushroom, the strange gelatinous glow of a passion fruit, or the deep galaxy-like spiral of a red cabbage, this series discovers the mysterious and beautiful, even within a commonplace piece of fruit or a vegetable.
“Every slice unveils a vivid image rich in color and texture, capturing my passion for discovering the natural essence to be found in each unique subject”.
2005 Botanical Show, Iris Gallery Great Barrington, MA, group show
2005 June Circles, Gallery 128 New York City, group show
2004 November Work From The LeWitt Collection, Hartford, CT., group show
2004 May Kleinigkeiten (Small Things), Klienistein Havs Linz, Austria, group show
2003 June June Recent Work, Walter Wickiser Gallery New York City,
2002 September To: All Reflections of 9/11 A Tribute Art Exhibition West Side Arts Coalition, group show
2002 July Summer Invitational Group Show Art Festival Shirakawa-Go GIFU , Japan
2002 June Recent photographs, Walter Wickiser Gallery New York City
2001 Oct Here is New York 116 Prince St., New York City, group show
2001 September Fetishistic, Gallery 128 New York City, group show
2001 June So Good They Named it Twice West Side Arts Coalition2001 March One Wall, Walter Wickiser Gallery New York City, group show
2000 Oct H2O, West side Arts Coalition New York City, group show2000 Oct Gala
2000, Brenau University National Invitational Art Exhibition, Gainesville, Ga., group show
2000 March The Mortal and the Immortal Bush Barn Art Center,Salem, Oregon. group show
2000 Jan-June Forces of Nature,Discovery Museum Bridgeport, Conn., group show
2000 Jan Artists of the Third Millennium, Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York City
1999 Dec Rewind/Fast forward, Gallery 128 New York City, group show
1999 Oct Spectra 99, Silvermine Guild Galleries New Canaan Ct., National Show
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