Storm Tharp was raised in the rural town of Ontario, Oregon where his creative life began in calligraphy and ceramics. He attended Cornell University in 1988 and received a BFA from the College of Architecture, Art and Urban Planning. He moved to Portland, Oregon in 1992.

His work is categorically interdisciplinary – although recently, his output has been primarily large-scale works on paper. These works, which are mainly figurative, encompass many narrative and historical references – balancing the sublime and desperate postures of human theatrics. Upcoming solo exhibits are scheduled for Galerie Bertand et Gruner in Geneva, Switzerland in September and PDX Contemporary Art in Portland, Oregon, – November 2008.

Portland State Univeristy’s Art Department offers free public lectures every Monday night of the school year. This is the nineteenth lecture in the PMMNLS for this season. The PSU MFA Monday Night Lecture Series is supported in part by PICA, Reed College, PNCA, Lewis and Clark College, PSU’s Department of International Studies, and Ben Rosenberg Studio. If you or your organization are interested in becoming a supporter of the lecture series please let us know.

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