b. 1941, Seattle, Washington. Nakashima is The William S. Morris Eminent Scholar in Art at Augusta State University.
He is a painter/printmaker who has exhibited internationally.
EDUCATION: M.F.A., University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana 1967; M.A., University of Notre Dame, 1968, B.A., Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa 1966.
AWARDS: Awards in the Visual Arts 11 (1992) , Individual Artist Award DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities (1984, 1988 & 1989); The Mayor's Award for Excellence in an Artistic Discipline, Washington, DC (1991); MidAtlantic Visual Arts Fellowship (NEA - 1992 & 1996); Individual Artist Fellowship, (2002) Virginia Commission for the Arts; Nominated for the AVA (1983,1985, 1986, 1987, 1991 & 1992); National Printmaking Fellowship (NEA), Rutgers Center for Innovative Printmaking (1993); Artist in Residence, Pyramid Atlantic (1989); Print Residency, The Printmaking Council of New Jersey (2001); Residency, Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz (1996); Printmaking Fellow, Virginia Commonwealth University, funded by Celadon Inc. (2000), Faculty Research Grant), The Catholic University of America (1989), Nominated for the Howard Foundation Fellowship (1985), SECCA 7 , Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (1986).
EXHIBITIONS: He has had over 30 solo exhibitions including Tom Nakashima: A Retrospective, The Washington Project for the Arts; Screens, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation; Henri Gallery and Anton Gallery (represented since 1985), Washington, DC; The Yamanashi Museum of Art, Kofu, Japan; Steinbaum Krauss Gallery, NY; Horwitch LewAllen, Santa Fe; Balkin Fine, Arts, Chicago and Teplitzky & Scott Fine Arts, Cincinnati.
PUBLICATIONS: Nakashima has been reviewed or written about in hundreds of publications internationally. Included are Art Forum, Art in America, ArtNews, The New Art Examiner, Art Papers, New American Paintings, The Washington Review of the Arts, The Washington Post, The New York Nichibei, The Washington Times, Museum & Arts Washington, Images & Issues, The Chicago Sun Times, The WashingtonStar, Dossier and Contemporanea. In addition to art publications his work has been reproduced in The Paris Review, Elle, Southern Living and House Beautiful.
COLLECTIONS: His work is in the permanent collections of over 50 public collections. Included are The Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Long Beach Museum of Art, The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum (Rutgers), The Jersey City Museum and The Nelson Fine Arts Center, Arizona State University.