Donna Sensor Thomas

Mixed Media/Painting

Archived Works

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
2019
Donna Sensor Thomas, Cherry Hill Public Library, Cherry Hill, NJ

2017
Geometric Explorations, Palmyra Cove Nature Center, Plamyra, NJ

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

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

2010
Color, Shape and Pattern, Mount Laurel Library, Mount Laurel, NJ

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

Three-person
2011
Bendzius Art Gallery, Riverton, NJ
With: Theresa Bendzius and Bonnie Charleston-Stevens

Group
2020
Carbon Snaps, InLiquid at The Yard, Philadelphia, PA

2019
Members and Faculty Exhibition 2019, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ
Curator: Philip J. Carroll, Perkins Center for the Arts

Hatch, InLiquid at Park Towne Place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Curator: Susanna W. Gold, independent curator, scholar, and educator based in Bryn Mawr, PA
With: Andrew Chalfen, Carole Loeffler, Denise Phillipbar, Paul Santoleri, Stan Smokler and Jay Walker

2018
Connections, Members’ Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia/Tri-State Artists Equity Association, Inc., Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA
Juror: Thora Jacobson

Perkins Annual Open Media Juried Exhibition 2018, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ
Juror: Bill Scott, Philadelphia artist

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, PA
Juror: Kassem Amoudi, Philadelphia artist

46th Annual Robert Ransley Open Juried Art Show, Burlington County Art Guild, The Herman T. Costello Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts, Burlington, NJ
Juror: Robert Blackson, Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs, Tyler School of Art, Temple University

2017
Fall Members' Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia/Tri-State Artists Equity Association, Inc., Wallingford Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA
Juror: Jan Baltzell, Philadelphia artist

Perkins Annual Juried Exhibition 2017, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ
Juror: Robert Blackson, Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs, Tyler School of Art, Temple University

45th Annual Robert Ransley Open Juried Art Show, Burlington County Art Guild, The Herman T. Costello Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts, Burlington, NJ
Juror: Jill Rupinski, Professor at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Alumni Art Exhibit, Burrison Gallery at the University Club at the Inn at Penn, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Jerry Porter

6th Annual Juried Show, Artists of Yardley, Yardley, PA
Juror: Alice Oh, Professor at Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

2016
44th Annual Robert Ransley Open Juried Art Show, Burlington County Art Guild, Virtua Memorial Hospital, Mount Holly, NJ
Juror: Phllip J. Carroll, Perkins Center the Arts

Alumni Art Exhibit, Burrison Gallery at the University Club at the Inn at Penn, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Jerry Porter

Willingboro Art Alliance 2016 Open Show, Moorestown Library, Moorestown, NJ

2015
Fall Juried Show, Philadelphia/Tri-State Artists Equity Association, Inc., Wallingford Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA
Juror: Michael Gallagher

Creative Tension, A Juried Exhibition, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ
Juror: Kirsten M. Jensen, PhD, Senior Curator of Exhibitions, James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA

43rd Robert Ransley Juried Art Exhibition, Burlington County Art Guild, Virtua Memorial Hospital, Mount Holly, NJ
Juror: Patricia Ingersoll

Alumni Art Exhibit, Burrison Gallery at the University Club at the Inn at Penn, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Jerry Porter

Mixed Media Art Exhibit, Galleria Deptford, Deptford Municipal Building, Deptford, NJ

2014
42nd Robert Ransley Juried Art Exhibition, Burlington County Art Guild, Virtua Memorial Hospital, Mount Holly, NJ
Juror: Michael Cagno, Executive Director of the Noyes Museum of Art of Richard Stockton University

Group Show, Galleria Deptford, Deptford Municipal Building, Deptford, NJ

2013
Mix It Up, Farnsworth Gallery, Bordentown, NJ

41st Robert Ransley Juried Art Exhibition, Burlington County Art Guild, Smithville Mansion, Eastampton, NJ
Juror: James Kent, ABstract EXpressions Gallery

64th Anniversary Members Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia/Tri State Artists Equity Association, Inc., Widener University Art Gallery, Chester, PA
Juror: Ellen Priest, Philadelphia artist

2012
32nd Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show, Stamford Art Association, Stamford, CT
Juror: Ian Alteveer, Assistant Curator, Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

40th Annual Robert Ransley Open Juried Art Show, Burlington County Art Guild, Smithville Mansion, Eastampton, NJ
Juror: Richard Galosy, photographer

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, PA
Juror: Sande Webster, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2010
Abstract Encounters, Burlington County College Student Gallery & Art Store, Mount Holly, NJ
Curators: Emily Goehringer, BCC Student Gallery Assistant Manager; Chelsea Shire, BCC Student Gallery Assistant

Awards and Honors

2019
Award of Excellence, Members and Faculty Exhibition 2019, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ
Curator: Philip J. Carroll, Perkins Center for the Arts

2017
Third Place, Perkins Annual Juried Exhibition 2017, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ
Juror: Robert Blackson, Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs, Tyler School of Art, Temple University

2016
Juror's Choice Award, 44th Annual Robert Ransley Open Juried Art Show, Burlington County Art Guild, Inc., Eastampton, NJ
Juror: Philip J. Carroll, Perkins Center for the Arts

2013
Honorable Mention, 40th Annual Robert Ransley Open Juried Art Show, Burlington County Art Guild, Inc., Eastampton, NJ
Juror: Richard Galosy, photographer

Howard Alber Memorial Award, 64th Anniversary Members Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia/Tri-State Artists Equity Association, Inc., Widener University Art Gallery, Chester, PA
Juror: Ellen Priest, Philadelphia artist

2008
Wofsey Award, 28th Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show, Stamford Art Association, Stamford, CT
Juror: Nora Lawrence, Assistance Curator, MOMA

Merit Award, Members and Faculty Annual Art Exhibition, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ
Juror: Alan Willoughby, Executive Director, Perkins Center for the Arts

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