Tom Ashcraft
Biography

Born in Long Beach, California, raised in Nevada and Florida, currently living and working in the DC area. Tom earned his MFA in Sculpture from Indiana University, BA from University of South Florida, and an AA from Miami Dade CC.

Tom is a founding member of Workingman Collective, a collaborative group of artists and other professionals whose membership, goals and mission change with each project. While experts from a range of professions move in and out of various projects, the core members of Workingman Collective are Tom Ashcraft, Janis Goodman, and Peter Winant.

Tom and Workingman Collective have exhibited and produced work in the U.S., Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean.

Awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Design Grant, Ford Foundation Fellowship, YADDO Fellowship, NY State Arts Grant, Washington DC Commission on the Arts Award, and Mabel Pew Grant.

Tom is a Professor/Head of Sculpture at the George Mason School of Art where and has directed + help navigate many mash-up educational projects including the Andros Island Art Project, a series of public projects and engagement with the community of Stainard Creek, Andros Island, Bahamas; and Container Space, a 20' shipping container repurposed into an off-the-grid exhibition + social space housed in the School of Art.

Tom Ashcraft/Workingman Collective is represented by Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, D.C.