Roy Tomlinson

Roy Tomlinson is a painter and multidisciplinary artist who lives in Portland, Oregon. Raised in Seattle, Washington, he moved to California to attend the San Francisco Art Institute. Tomlinson worked for numerous galleries and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art before attending graduate school at UC Berkeley. He taught for many years at the California College of the Arts before moving to Portland, Oregon, and joining the Pacific Northwest College of Art faculty. 

Tomlinson was awarded the Eisner Award from UC Berkeley and is a Gottlieb Foundation and a McGeady Development Grant recipient. His work has been exhibited in California at the Oakland Museum, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland Art Gallery, and the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, among numerous other venues. His solo exhibitions in San Francisco include shows at the Stephen Wirtz Gallery, Gallery 16, Miller/Brown Gallery, and the SFMOMA Artist Gallery. In Portland, his exhibitions include work at the Nisus Gallery, Worksound International, and a large interactive piece created for the Center for Contemporary Art and Culture.