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Tom Denlinger

Tom Denlinger was born in Los Angeles, California, and currently resides in Chicago, Illinois, where he teaches digital media, photography and drawing at DePaul University. He has a Master in Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a bachelor’s degree from California State University, in Hayward, California. Mr. Denlinger is a photographer and videographer who has had solo exhibitions in New York, Italy, and Chicago, as well as exhibitions in Seoul, Turin, Madrid, and Frankfurt. The latter of these produced a 24-page catalog in October, 2000. He has received grants from the Illinois Arts Council, the City of Chicago, the Kunstlerhaus, e.V. in Hamburg, Germany, and the Artadia organization for his work. His work has been reviewed in Art in America, Artforum Online, Frankfurt Allgemeine, Szene-Hamburg, the New Art Examiner and Art Papers, and has been collected by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Art Frankfurt, the MacArthur Foundation, the University of Iowa, the City of Chicago, the Chicago Transit Authority, LaSalle Bank, JPMorgan Chase, the Notebaert Natural History Museum in Chicago and the REFCO collection of photography. His work focuses on urban landscape as psycho-cultural residue, and he is the author of the photo books Territorial by Design and The Financial District: Mirror Stage, as well as a co-editor of The Exquisite Corpse: Chance and Collaboration in Surrealism’s Parlor Game.