Thomas Barger

b. 1992

Born in Illinois, 1992

What is important to me isn’t so much the design aspect of the work, but highlighting the relationships I find significant in my life. I’m more excited about sharing a story than making a chair. — Thomas Barger

Work

Exhibitions

08.01–11.28.2021
Heaven Bound
Hancock Shaker Village

Thomas Barger

03.06–03.31.2018
Growing Up
Salon 94 Freemans

Thomas Barger

07.25–08.15.2019
Thomas Barger: Sugar Dish
Supply Seoul

Thomas Barger

05.03–06.09.2017
Group Show
Lever House

MIDTOWN

03.03–04.15.2017
Group Show
Salon 94 Bowery

Ghost Dog

Biography

Portrait of Thomas Barger by Jesper D. Lund for Office Magazine

Thomas Barger is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Barger is originally from a rural Cattle farm in Mattoon, Illinois. Like many transplants his move to NYC was motivated by necessity. Barger came to New York in order to access his own homosexual identity at a distance from his rural, conservative, religious background. Amidst this new chosen environment, Barger’s work has been a process of emotional, intellectual, and spiritual exploration grounded in craft, narrative, and humor. Thomas Barger studied architecture and landscape architecture at the university of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Press

07.30.2019
Thomas Barger’s paper pulp sculptures echo his childhood memories of rural Illinois
Charlotte Jansen

Wallpaper

01.01.2018
Thomas Barger
Unknown

Sight Unseen

03.08.2018
Boy Meets Art World
Anna Zanes

Office Magazine

12.01.2018
BOYFRIEND MATERIAL: A STUDIO VISIT WITH THOMAS BARGER
Efe Ramirez

Pin-Up Magazine