Tom Gehrig (b. 1948, Oakland, California) is a San Francisco Bay Area artist whose work is influenced by many genres that include the Tonalist School of California landscape painting, as well as more recent developments such as performance and conceptual art.
Tom received a B.A. (1971) at the California College of the Arts where he studied painting with Arthur Okamura, Peter Shoemaker and Robert Bechtle. He received an M.F.A. (1973) in Intermedia from Mills College, where he worked closely with electronic music composer Robert Ashley. It was this experience that opened the door to experimentation with collage, surreal imagery, theater and performance art.
Collected throughout the world, Gehrig’s work is also featured in the esteemed collections of the di Rosa Collection of Contemporary California Art in Napa California, the Alan Mandell Collection in New York and Los Angeles, and the Kaiser Foundation Hospitals in Santa Rosa and San Rafael, California. With multiple prestigious awards punctuating his career, Gehrig is also a recent recipient of an Individual Artists Grant from the Marin Arts Council.