2020

  • art64 juror, june 3rd-6th, citywide wauwatosa, wi
  • outside looking in: a drive through exhibition  deep pink by aaron granat and thomas ferrella, music by thomas ferrella and kevin schaefer from musical catechism, red disc, track 2, garver feed mill, 3241 garver green, madison, wi, apr 25th – may 31st, opening reception apr 25th 7:30-9pm
  • the corona chronicles  cataloged by the university of wisconsin madison archives with oral interview, may
  • the corona chronicles  cataloged by the state of wisconsin historical society, apr
  • symmetry mandala #29 and #37, tall grass gallery, 367 artist’s walk, park forest, il, mar 14th-jun 6th, opening mar 14th 1-3pm, honorable mention award
  • earthly kin endangered wisconsin, overture center for the arts, 201 state st, madison, wi, mar 9th – aug 16th
  • MindStorm a film for planetarium created in real time by thomas ferrella and aaron granat, madison metropolitan school district planetarium, 201 s gammon rd, madison, wi, mar 6th, 7th 8pm, tickets
  • ISTHMUS article about MindStorm 3/5/2020  https://isthmus.com/screens/movies/mindstorm-film-music-event-school-district-planetarium/
  • wort 89.9fm Fire Worship! MindStorm performance and interview with joanne pow!ers, mar 3rd
  • wort 89.9fm 8 o’clock buzz interview with jonathan zarov, rick campbell, david stone announcing bluestem jazz’s spring schedule  2/21/20
  • art & nature madison municipal building exhibition, gathering shadows, artist talk, 215 martin luther king jr blvd, room 215, feb 14th 12pm
  • art is in the air magically delicious [3d], dane county regional airport, 4000 international ln, madison, wi, feb 8th-jul 26th

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2015

  • remembrance and celebration la intersección de la memoria y la imaginación, altar box, edgewood college, 1000 edgewood college dr, madison, wi, oct 9th- nov 6th, opening reception oct 30th 3-9pm
  • Art DTour 2015 a mutual curiosity, photographic installation, fermentation festival, reedsburg, wi, oct 2nd-11th
  • fermentation festival/Art DTour colors of hupeden, nū argot performance, painted forest, valton, wi, oct 4th and 11th, 1pm-3pm, http://www.wiscnews.com/reedsburgtimespress/news/local/article_641812ad-0c5f-5101-9aad-a4f2f19f39b7.htmlhttp://shunpikingtoheaven.blogspot.com/2015/10/2015-farmart-dtour.htmlhttps://fermentationfest.com/artist-qa-thomas-ferrella
  • earth sculpture 2015 saṃsāra, willow installation, farley center, verona, wi, aug 15th-oct 17th, opening with artist talk sept 12th 3-5:30pm, http://farleycenter.org/2015-single-page/?smid=1552
  • wva sc chapter show …but they don’t fall down, paintings, uw hospital, 600 highland ave, madison, wi, aug 29th-oct 3rd
  • 28th northern national art competition dreaming of cupcakes, photograph, nicolet college, 5364 college drive, rhinelander, wi, july 18th – sept 11th, opening july 18th 6pm, (715) 365-4410 or (800) 544-3039
  • make music madison beau schaefly performance, federal courthouse, 120 n. henry st, madison, wi, june 21st 2-4pm
  • 2015 wva group show an unlikely progenitor, oil painting, pyle center, 702 langdon st, madison, wi, may 2nd-may 29th, opening may 2nd
  • abstract photography show gallery 218, 207 e buffalo st, milwaukee, wi, apr 17th-may 30th, opening april 17th 5-9pm
  • froth house anticipation revised, photography, 11 n allen st, madison, wi, apr 2nd-apr 30th

2014

  • anticipation photography, with poems by blair mathews and donna carnes, pyle center, 702 langdon st, madison, wi, dec 2nd-jan15th, opening dec 5th 5-7:30pm
  • foot of the lake poetry collective guest speaker, hybrid installation discussion, thelma sadoff center for the arts, 51 sheboygan st, fond du lac, wi, nov 2nd 7pm
  • marquette wire hybrid transforms taxis into mobile works of art https://marquettewire.org/3894697/tribune/marquee/hybrid-transforms-taxis-into-mobile-works-of-art/
  • rememberance and celebration mictecacihuatl: una contemplacion, altar box, edgewood college, 1000 edgewood college dr, madison, wi, oct 3rd-nov 7th, opening reception nov 1st 7-11pm
  • isthmus silverwood county park is more than just a place to get back to nature http://isthmus.com/arts/silverwood-county-park-is-more-than-just-a-place-to-get-back-to-nature/
  • fermentation festival/art dtour opus hupeden I & II, earthboy performance, painted forest, valton, wi, oct 5th and 12th, 1pm-4pm
  • lorine niedecker wisconsin poetry festival guest speaker, hybrid installation discussion, dwight foster public library, 209 merchants ave, fort atkinson, wi, oct 11th 11am
  • hybrid: transported by word and image co-curator of my photography with poems from 43 poets, individual pieces placed in american united taxi cabs of milwaukee, wi, sept 1st-mar 1st
  • ten variations on a theme terra externa, photographic installation in a corn crib, silverwood county park, silver lane, edgerton, wi, aug 23rd-apr 1st, opening reception aug 23rd 1-5pm, http://www.gazettextra.com/20140820/art_harvest_fills_edgerton_corncribs
  • birds, bees and everything in-between bombus terranus, oil painting, las lagunas gallery, 577 s. coast highway a-1, laguna beach, ca, aug 7th-aug 24th, opening reception aug 7th 6:30-9:30pm
  • make music madison sol invictus, earthboys performance, federal courthouse, 120 n. henry st, madison, wi, june 21st 2-4pm
  • the leopold outlook publication of endangered wisconsin painting, aldo leopold foundation, spring/summer edition 2014, vol 14, issue 1
  • vital signs endangered wisconsin, oil painting, promega, 2800 woods hollow rd, fitchburg, wi, june 10th-sept 30th, opening reception june 10th 4:30-6:30pm
  • 2014 rockford midwestern biennial phantasmagoric .3, photograph, rockford art museum, 711 n main st, rockford, il, may 15th-sept 28th, opening reception may 16th 5-7:30pm
  • reflections from the banks of the yahara a river of tears, sculpture installation, yahara river park, madison, wi, may 15th-june 15th, city of madison blink grant recipient, https://wisconsin-explorer.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-trees-of-uw-campus.htmlhttps://www.americansforthearts.org/news-room/public-art-embraced-as-a-way-to-connect-to-a-riverwalk
  • wisconsin library news & events hybrid brings poetry and photography to madison’s green cabs https://www.library.wisc.edu/news/2014/05/02/hybrid-brings-poetry-and-photography-to-madisons-green-cabs/
  • hybrid: transported by word and image co-curator, installation of my photography paired with 43 poets in 39 green cabs of madison, wi, may 1st – nov 1st, city of madison blink grant recipient
  • beyond the water’s edge a pool of awareness emerges…then vanishes, photograph, lussier community education center, 55 s. gammon rd, madison, wi, apr 4th-30th, opening apr 30th 5:30pm
  • reflections: madison phantasmagoric_3, photograph, monona convention center, 1 john nolen dr, madison, wi, runs for 7 months, opening feb 2nd 1-4pm
  • ossuary november reliquary, sculpture, university of indiana herron gallery, 735 w new york st, indianapolis, in, jan 29th-feb 15th, opening reception jan 29th 7-9pm

2013

  • ossuary november reliquary, sculpture, university of tennessee gallery, 106 s gay st, knoxville, tn, oct 5-26, opening reception oct 4 5-9pm
  • fermentation festival/art dtour opus hupeden I & II, earthboy performance, painted forest, valton, wi, oct 6 and 13, 1-4pm
  • art box cigar 1 world and iSmoke, cigar boxes as art by 21 artists, co-curator and artist, the tasting room, 6000 monona dr, monona, wi, (608) 223-1641, sept 21st-oct 19th, opening sept 21 7-10pm
  • stacked a gentle awakening, sculpture, madison central library, 201 w. mifflin st, opening sept 19 8pm-1am
  • ego exhibition a society of wonder, photographic collage, zhou b art center, 1029 w 35th st, chicago, il, aug 16-sept 15, opening aug 16 7-`10pm
  • northern national art competition …but they don’t fall down #1, oil painting, nicolet college, 5364 college drive, rhinelander, wi, july 23-sept 6, opening july 23 5pm, (715) 365-4410 or (800) 544-3039
  • the beast within: the animal in contemporary art and tattoo endangered wisconsin, painting, tory folliard gallery, 233 n milwaukee st, milwaukee, wi, july 12-sept 7, opening july 26 5-9pm
  • bastille days milwaukee chalk painting with artist seth sanders, cathedral park, milwaukee, wi, july 11-14
  • make music madison sol invictus, earthboys performance, madison, wi, june 21 7-9pm
  • heroes surround us at the john michael kohler arts center, 608 new york ave, sheboygan, wi, (920) 458-6144, runs all summer, opening reception june 13 6-8pm
  • wisconsin visual artists show a society of wonder, pyle center, uw campus, 702 langdon st, madison, wi, may 2-may 30, opening may 18 6-8pm
  • salvage art show sol invictus #12, absolutely art, 2322 atwood ave, opening may 3rd, 5-9pm
  • small encounters ceci n’est pas une plume, co-curator and artist, small sculptures, tokonoma gallery at studio paran, 2051 winnebago st, madison, wi, jan 25-apr 25, opening jan 25 5-9pm

2012

  • fermentation festival/art dtour earthboys performance, painted forest, valton, wi, oct 21, 11am-4pm
  • ufi gallery invitation to poetry, 857 e johnson st, madison, wi, oct 1-dec 1, opening reception tba
  • gallery night ceci n’est pas une plume, small sculptures, winnebago studios, 2046 winnebago st, madison, wi, oct 5 5-9pm and by appointment, (608) 334-7275
  • gallery night topos, madison club, 5 e wilson st, madison, wi, oct 5 5-9pm
  • portrait from a riverway varuna, river arts on water gallery, 590 water st, prairie du sac, wi, oct 4-jan 6, opening reception oct 4 5-9pm
  • ARTspace borderland, madison municipal bldg., 215 mlk blvd, madison, wi, sep 3-nov 2, 9-5pm
  • national juried photo exhibit society of wonder, wisconsin academy’s steenbock gallery, 1922 university ave, madison, wi, sept 7-oct 5, opening reception sept 7 5-8pm
  • one and again iteration .1, photography, overture center for the arts, 210 state st, madison, wi, july 2-sept 16, opening july 13 6-8 pm
  • wisconsin natural resources magazine publication of endangered wisconsin painting, april 2012, volume 36, number 2
  • ossuary november reliquary, sculpture, chazen museum, 750 university ave, madison, wi, feb 3-april 1, opening reception feb 3 5:30-7:30 pm, https://ossuaries.wordpress.com/home/attachment/144/

2011

  • leopold center art discovery day endangered wisconsin, oil paintings, the aldo leopold foundation, p.o box 77, baraboo, wi, 53913, 608.355.0279, opening oct 29 9am-5pm
  • gallery night endangered wisconsin, oil paintings, winnebago studios, 2046 winnebago st, madison, wi, oct 14 5-9pm and by appointment, (608) 334-7275
  • iso600 – festival della fotografia instantanea a cold read, milan, italy, october 6-9, www.iso600.org
  • free speech/speech free red, white, and black, 3 flag paintings, overture center for the arts, 210 state st, madison, wi, sept 26-dec 11, opening oct 14 6-8pm
  • northern national art competition essential [in 5 panels], oil painting, winner of the patricia juday award, nicolet college, 5364 college drive, Rhinelander, wi, july 26-sept 9, opening july 26 5pm, (715) 365-4410 or (800) 544-3039
  • 7th annual national self-portrait exhibition trance figure, pentych photograph, 33 collective gallery, zhou b. art center, 1029 w 35 st, chicago, il, july 15-aug 13, opening july 15 7-10 pm, http://chicagoartmagazine.com/2011/07/7th-annual-national-self-portrait-exhibition-at-33-contemporary/
  • wisconsin artists biennial necessary darks with susan elbe from borderland series, anderson art center, 121 sixty sixth st, kenosha, wi, june 26-aug 7, opening june 26 1:30-4pm (262) 653-0481
  • man-da-la photographs, dobhan restaurant, 2110 atwood avenue, madison, wi, summer 2011, (608) 242-4448
  • gallery night misko-ahsin-sin multi-media debut, and oil paintings, winnebago studios, 2046 winnebago st, madison, wi, may 6 5-9pm and by appointment, (608) 334-7275
  • corporations are persons now america-priceless, 3 flag painting, mother fool’s coffee house, 1101 williamson st, 258.1301, feb 1-feb 28, opening feb 13, 6-8pm, musical guests thistle and friends and the raging grannies

2010

  • river alliance of wisconsin photography contest, winner – threats to our rivers category, photograph ‘spill’
  • adornment photograph ‘among flowers’ and live polaroid shoot with participants wearing masks by kevin schaefer, winnebago studios, 2046 winnebago st, madison, wi, opening nov 12 5-9pm and by appointment, (608) 334-7275
  • small works polaroid collage, artisan gallery, 6858 paoli rd, paoli, wi, (608) 845-6600, opening nov 15 5-9pm, runs through january
  • borderland [expanded] photographic portraits with poems by the lake effect poets embedded in braille into the photographs, overture center for the arts, 210 state st, madison, wi, oct 25-jan 9, opening nov 5 6-8pm with a poetry reading by the lake effect poets
  • gallery night polaroid collage, winnebago studios, 2046 winnebago st, madison, wi, oct 1 5-9pm and by appointment, (608) 334-7275
  • wisconsin book festival display of a cold read [68 booklets made for the john michael kohler art center], avol’s bookstore, 315 w gorham st, madison, wi, (608) 225-4730, sept 30th-oct1st, opening sept 30th, 6:30pm with artist talk
  • photomidwest 2010 7 state juried show, wisconsin union gallery, 800 langdon st, madison, wi, 2 polaroid collages, sept 24-nov 9, opening sept 24 7-9pm
  • verse wisconsin on-line publication of borderlandhttp://www.versewisconsin.org/Issue104/prose104/parrell.html
  • a cold read at the john michael kohler arts center, 608 new york ave, sheboygan, wi, (920) 458-6144, 2 performances with fj bergmann using polaroid and type-writer for ‘wordplay’, apr 11-june 27, closing reception june 27 10am-4pm
  • borderland photographic portraits with poems by the lake effect poets embedded in braille into the photographs, sundance theaters, hilldale mall, 430 n midvale blvd, madison, wi, (608) 316-6900, june 2-aug 2, opening july 22 5_30-7:30pm with a poetry reading by the lake effect poets
  • qarrtsiluni.com publication of the photograph ‘between’, http://qarrtsiluni.com/2010/03/15/between/

2009

  • madison.com off the wall: “borderland” by thomas ferrella http://host.madison.com/entertainment/arts_and_theatre/visual/off-the-wall-borderland-by-thomas-ferrella/article_674be6e5-f880-5f65-88be-b095648b5902.html 
  • borderland photographic portraits with poems by the lake effect poets embedded in braille into the photograph, wisconsin council of the blind and visually impaired, 754 williamson st, madison, wi, dec 1-mar 30, opening dec 4 4-7pm, poetry reading by the lake effect poets at 6pm
  • monona ice 14 images from a frozen lake monona, wisconsin union gallery, 800 langdon st, madison, wi, nov 23-jan 19, opening dec 4 7-9pm
  • art prize photograph ‘meisosis’ shown at the bob, 20 monroe ave nw, grand rapids, mi (610) 356-2627, sept 23-oct 7
  • art cigar box cigar boxes as art by 13 artistis, co-curator and artist, the tasting room, 6000 monona dr, monona, wi (608) 223-1641, sept 11-oct 11, opening sept 11 5-9pm
  • wisconsin biennial 2009 photograph ‘deathmask’, rahr-west museum of art, 610 n 8th st, manitowoc, wi, (920) 686-3090, may 17-july 12, opening may 17 2-4pm
  • cityscapes with ann orlowski and richard jones, polaroid collage, studio paran, 2051 winnebago st, madison, wi (608) 242-1111, opening may 5 5-9pm, closes july 19
  • discover wisconsin’s great lakes 2009 photography contest 2 place, photograph ‘stranded’
  • topos land-art sculpture photography, wisconsin academy’s steenbock gallery, 1922 university ave, madison, wi, mar 30-may 8, opening apr 17 5-8pm

2008

  • photo midwest 2008 16 boxes-5 places, vintage light boxes with photographs displayed in 5 locations throughout madsion, wi, oct 1-nov 30
  • artmail milwaukee featured artist, photography, http://www.artmilwaukee.com/code/artist.php?h=1609&v=976&id=68
  • indie film festival usa earthboys sound track for the film ‘divine unrest’ by david dietrich, annaheim, ca, nominated best soundtrack
  • annual northern national art competition photography ‘my zach’, nicolet college 5364 college drive, rhinelander, wi, (715) 365-4410 or (800) 544-3039, july 22-sept 12, opening july 22 5pm
  • portal wisconsin.org featured artist, on-line gallery, multi-media
  • 4th annual national self-portrait exhibition photograph ‘primal self’, 33 collective gallery, zhou b. art center, 1029 w 35th st, chicago, il, opening june 20 7-10pm
  • ri mi fa do earthboys european cd debut, sound & emotions/98.8 fm, brussels, belgium
  • off the grid earthboys film score for a film by gretta miller, debut wisconsin film festival, apr 3-6
  • nocturne [in 3 parts] dvd/book publication, artisan gallery, 6858 paoli rd, paoli, wi, (608) 845-6600

2007

  • images of wisconsin photography, ufi gallery, 857 e Johnson st, madison, wi, nov 1-dec 30
  • a show of boxes multi-media boxes, artisan gallery, 6858 paoli rd, paoli, wi, (608) 845-6600, opening nov 18 5-9pm
  • zachary and the mysterious noisemaker children’s book publication, with aralina ferrella made w/ love earthboys film score for a gretta miller film, debut wisconsin film festival, apr 12-15
  • the book as art wisconsin book festival, co-producer and artist, openings oct 5-6 5-9pm
  • ri mi fa do earthboy cd publication
  • ice mandalas & totems photography, city of madison mayor’s office, 210 martin luther king jr blvd, madison, wi, mar 2-apr 30
  • illuminati multimedia installation featuring a maze, illuminated vintage light boxes with photographs and earthboys soundtrack, artisan gallery, 6858 paoli rd, paoli, wi (608) 845-6600, aug 4-oct 31, opening aug 3 5-9pm

2006

  • art-a-whirl mandala, photography, minneapolis, mn
  • creation earthboys film score for a film by andre ferrella, debut wisconsin film festival, mar 30-apr 2
  • andre ferrella/artist of the spirit earthboys song for the artist installation, elmhurst museum, 150 s cottage hill ave, elmhurst, il (630) 834-0202
  • naturescapes meditative, abstract digital photography incorporating nature, landforms and the wisconsin landscape, atwood acupuncture center, 2045 atwood ave, madison, wi, oct 6-dec 1, opening oct 6 5-0pm
  • vertical found-object sculptures, café zoma, 2326 atwood ave, madison, wi, (608) 243-1300, may-sept
  • madison: people, places, and events monona ice photography, wisconsin academy’s steenbock gallery, 1922 university ave, madison, wi
  • sandbarren photography, bon appetite café, 805 williamson st, madison, wi, (608) 283-4266, opening oct 24 7-10pm