Bob Tomolillo Biography

Cambridge, United States, 1952

Established American printmaker Bob Tomolillo uses a hand drawn technique in his primarily black and white lithography.

Tomolillo received a BFA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MFA from Syracuse University in New York.

Tomolillo's work is inspired by personal experiences as well as classic concepts utilizing contemporary images. Tomolillo states, "The images that I create are made to comfort the viewer in some way. I draw recognizable objects in contemporary settings."


2011 Northeast Prize Show,Cambridge Mass. 2010 Pearl St Gallery ,Solo Show,Chelsea , Mass. 2006- - Upstream People?s Gallery, Nebraska, United States - Sumer International Print Exhibition, NJ, United States - Alternative Approaches, Danforth Museum of Art, United States

2005 - 19th National Parkside Print Show, United States

2004 - Lithographs, Winfisky Gallery, Salem State College, United States

2002 - Stage Gallery, 2nd Annual Small Works, NY, United States

1986 - North Dakota Print & Drawing Annual, United States

1985 - Prints and Pots, Invitational, Newport Art Museum, United States - 12th Annual Boston Printmakers Members Show, Art Complex Museum, United States

MUSEUMS & COLLECTIONS: - Everson Museum, NY, United States - Frans Masereel Institute, Belgium

Artist's Statement

Bob Tomolillo biography Bob started his career during the burgeoning of the print workshops in the late sixties.He worked at Impressions Workshop in Boston , and at The Printshop in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He holds a B.F.A. from Umass, Amherst, and an M.F.A. from Syracuse University. A faculty member at the F.A.W.C. in Provincetown,Mass. and member of the Boston Printmakers since 1983 his lithographs are included in collections here and abroad. In 2008 he exhibited his prints in 15 national and international print competitions. He has written several articles on printmaking with a feature this past year in the Print Alliance Journal "Art and Politics".A contributer to Thieves Jargon ,Literal Minded and Orange Alert Zines he was the 2009 co-winner of the first Dayton Arts Museum International Peace Prize for his digital "Think Peace" poster design. Bob Tomolillo186 Myrtle st. Lynn, Mass.01905 781-5928818