Donna Sensor Thomas


Mixed Media/Painting

Artist's Statement

When I think of my art, one word comes to mind: vitality. I believe vitality is the best essence of a human being. Not only do I strive to infuse my artwork with vitality through explosive color and movement, but I also try, through art, to instill myself with vitality -- at least on a good day. Just as we experience joie de vivre when we feel our most vital, so too, do I experience the joy of life when painting, and I intend my paintings to reflect this joy.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2017
Geometric Explorations, Palmyra Cove Nature Center, Plamyra, New Jersey

Donna Sensor Thomas, Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2016
Driven to Geometric Abstraction, About the Art Gallery Space, Mount Holly, New Jersey

2010
Color, Shape and Pattern, Mount Laurel Library, Mount Laurel, New Jersey

Two-person
2014
Two Approaches to Abstraction: Works by Katy C. Lin and Donna Sensor Thomas, Palmyra Cove Nature Center, Palmyra, New Jersey

Three-person
2011
Bendzius Art Gallery, Riverton, New Jersey
with Theresa Bendzius and Bonnie Charleston-Stevens

Group
2018
Connections, Members' Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia/Tri State Artists Equity Association, Inc., Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, Pennsylvania

Perkins Annual Open Media Juried Exhibition 2018, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, New Jersey

2018 Spring Members' Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia/Tri State Artists Equity Association, Inc., John H. Baker Gallery, E. O. Bull Center for the Arts, West Chester University, West Chester, Pennsylvania

46th Annual Robert Ransley Open Juried Art Show, Burlington County Art Guild, The Herman T. Costello Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts, Burlington, New Jersey

Members and Faculty Exhibition 2018, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, New Jersey

2017
Fall Members' Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia Tri State Artists Equity Association, Inc., Wallingford Community Arts Center, Wallingford, Pennsylvania

Perkins Annual Juried Exhibition 2017, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, New Jersey

45th Annual Robert Ransley Open Juried Art Show, Burlington County Art Guild, The Herman T. Costello Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts, Burlington, New Jersey

Alumni Art Exhibit, Burrison Gallery at the University Club at the Inn at Penn, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Members and Faculty Exhibition 2017, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, New Jersey

6th Annual Juried Show Artists of Yardley, Yardley, Pennsylvania

2016
44th Annual Robert Ransley Open Juried Art Show, Burlington County Art Guild, Virtua Memorial Hospital, Mount Holly, New Jersey

Members and Faculty Exhibition 2016, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, New Jersey

Alumni Art Exhibit, Burrison Gallery at the University Club at the Inn at Penn, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Willingboro Art Alliance 2016 Open Show, Moorestown Library, Moorestown, New Jersey

2015
Holiday Excitement, About the Art Gallery Space, Mount Holly, New Jersey

Fall Juried Show, Philadelphia/Tri State Artists Equity Association, Inc., Wallingford Community Arts Center, Wallingford, Pennsylvania

Creative Tension an Open Medium Exhibition, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, New Jersey

43rd Robert Ransley Juried Art Exhibition, Burlington County Art Guild, Virtua Memorial Hospital, Mount Holly, New Jersey

Members and Faculty Exhibition 2015, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, New Jersey

Alumni Art Exhibit, Burrison Gallery at the Inn at Penn, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

8th Annual Community Fine Arts Show, Chairville Elementary School, Medford, New Jersey

Mixed Media Art Exhibit, Galleria Deptford Municipal Building, Deptford, New Jersey

2014
42nd Robert Ransley Juried Art Exhibition, Burlington County Art Guild, Virtua Memorial Hospital, Mount Holly, New Jersey

Members and Faculty Exhibition 2014, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, New Jersey

Group Show, Galleria Deptford, Deptford Municipal Building, Deptford, New Jersey

2013
Mix It Up, Farnsworth Gallery, Bordentown, New Jersey

AE 64th Anniversary Members' Juried Exhibition, Widener University Art Gallery, Chester, Pennsylvania

2012
32nd Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show, Stamford Art Association, Stamford, Connecticut

40th Annual Robert Ransley Open Juried Art Show, Burlington County Art Guild, Smithville Mansion, Eastampton, New Jersey

63rd Anniversary Members Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia/Tri State ARtists Equity Association, Inc., John H. Baker Gallery E. O. Bull Center for the Arts, West Chester University, West Chester, Pennsylvania

2011
Annual Summer Members Exhibit, Burlington County Art Guild, Virtua Hospital, Mount Holly, New Jersey

Members and Faculty Exhibition, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, New Jersey

2010
Abstract Encounters, Burlington County College, Student Gallery, Mount Holly, New Jersey

2008
ABstract EXpressions Contemporary Art Gallery, Mount Holly, New Jersey

Grand Small Works, F.U.E.L Collection, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Checker Connection, Ambre' Studio, Bethleham, Pennsylvania

32nd Annual Juried Art Exhibit, Annex Art Gallery, Smithville Mansion, Eastampton, New Jersey

14th Annual International Exhibition, SOHO20 Chelsea, New York, New York

Red River Valley International Juried Art Exhibition, Red River Valley Museum, Vernon, Texas

Awards and Honors

2017
Third Place, Perkins Annual Juried Exhibition 2017, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, New Jersey

2016
Juror's Choice Award, 44th Annual Robert Ransley Open Juried Art Show, Burlington County Art Guild, Inc., Eastampton, New Jersey

2012
Honorable Mention, 40thAnnual Robert Ransley Open Juried Art Show, Burlington County Art Guild, Inc., Eastampton, New Jersey

Howard Alber Memorial Award, 63rd Anniversary Members' Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia/Tri State Artists Equity, West Chester, Pennsylvania

2008
Wofsey Award, 28th Annual Faber Birren National Color Award (Juried) Show, Stamford Art Association, Stamford, Connecticut

Merit Award, Members and Faculty Annual Art Exhibition, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, New Jersey

Collections

Gallaria Deptford, Deptford Municipal Building, Deptford, NJ

MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, Camden, NJ

Education

2006
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
MS, Interior Design

1990
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
BA, Philosophy
Dean's List, 1987 and 1988