education
2002 MFA, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
Final Research Paper: snapshots

1999 BFA, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR
Emphasis: Figure Drawing & Installation

workshops on: Brush Making, Bookmaking, Charcoal Making, Life Drawing, Studio
& Classroom Safety Standards

professional experience
2012 -         Instructor of Art, Arkansas State University-Beebe, Beebe, AR
courses taught: Drawing I, Color Theory, Fine Arts-Visual, Life Drawing

2011-2012  Adjunct, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR
courses taught: Drawing 2, Advanced Studio Drawing

2010-2012 Adjunct, Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division, Pittsburgh, PA
courses taught: Fundamentals of Design, Color Theory, Drawing, Perspective

2011          Instructor, Henderson State University Community Enrichment Program, Arkadelphia, AR
courses taught: Painting, Drawing

2008-2009 Assistant Language Teacher, Hokuyodai High School, Nagayo, Nagasaki, Japan
courses taught: English Conversation

2007-2008 Assistant Language Teacher, Iki Commercial High School, Katsumoto, Nagasaki, Japan
courses taught: English Conversation

2006 Instructor, Center for Language Proficiency, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR
courses taught: English Conversation

2002-2006 Adjunct, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR
courses taught: Design I, Design II, Drawing I, Drawing II, Special Problems Drawing, Painting I, Painting II, Special Problems Painting

2005 Instructor, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR
courses taught: Drawing I, Figure Drawing

2004 Instructor, Ouachita Technical College, Malvern, AR
courses taught: Art Appreciation

1999-2007 Representation at The Heights Gallery, Little Rock, AR

1999-2002 Teaching Assistant, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
courses taught: Visual Communication and Design Processes 1 & 2, Drawing 1, Figure Drawing

1999 Art Director, karri one, Arkadelphia, AR

presentations and publications
2011 Area artists show work in 53rd annual Delta Exhibition, Tri-Lakes Edition, Little Rock, AR

2006 Artistís Bio Presentation, Rotary International Group Study Exchange,
Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Sketchbooks, Journals, and You, Presentation to Art Students, Mountain Pine High
School, Mountain Pine, AR

2005 Sketchbooks and Losing the Teacher's Hat, Presenter, SECAC, Little Rock, AR
Finding art in the ordinary and unusual, Artist Profile, The Current, Arkadelphia, AR

2004 his big opportunity: various mixed media installations, Presentation for Humanities Art & Non-Western Art History Classes, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR
one big happy family, Video presentation for the University of South Carolina,
Spartanburg, Spartanburg, SC

2003 snapshots of snapshots, Presentation for Drawing II Students & Guests, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR

2002 friends from afar, Presentation for Visual Communication and Design Process Students, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
comics: a brief history and contemporary context, Presentation for Visual
Communication and Design Process Students, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
untitled & then, included in g.o.a.t. by g.o.a.t. publishing, Moscow, ID

2001 recent work, grad school, & life after school, presentation for Contemporary Art History Students & Public, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR
mixed media on low budgets, Presentation and Demonstration for various students,
University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
journal making, Presentation for beginning Drawing students, University of Idaho,
Moscow, ID

2000 city dreams, Gallery Presentation to Art 100 Students, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

exhibitions
2012 The New Blood, Arkansas State University-Beebe, Beebe, AR

2010-2011 53rd Annual Delta Exhibition, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR

2010 Thomas Fernandez: recent works, Everley Jones Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2009 snapshots remix, Hokuyodai High School, Nagayo, Japan

1999-2007 Representation at The Heights Gallery, Little Rock, AR

2005 the girls, Arizona Western College, Yuma, AZ
7 memories, Arkadelphia Town Hall, Arkadelphia, AR
UALR Faculty Biennial, Gallery I, UALR, Little Rock, AR

2004 Henderson State University Faculty Show, Russell Fine Arts Gallery, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR
his big opportunity: various mixed media installations, Russell Fine Arts Gallery,
Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR
one big happy family, University of South Carolina Spartanburg, Spartanburg, SC
Featured Artist, Garbanzo's, Hot Springs, AR

2002 Henderson State University Faculty Show, Russell Fine Arts Gallery, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR
works from idaho, Thrio's, Arkadelphia, AR
snapshots, Prichard Gallery, Moscow, ID

2000-2002 University of Idaho Works in Progress, Moscow ID

2001 The MFA Border Exchange, University of Washington, Pullman, WA
Henderson State University Alumni Show, Arkadelphia, AR

2000 thomas fernandez: recent works/city dreams, University of Idaho Reflections Gallery, Moscow ID
B&W, Illustration for Playbill, Lionstar Theater, Los Angeles, CA

1999 Small Works on Paper, Arkansas Arts Council & International Paper Company
Appropriation: Art About Art, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Gallery, Little Rock AR
thomas fernandez: recent works, Hot Springs Arts Center, Hot Springs AR
Recent Works, karri one, Arkadelphia AR
740's, Henderson State University Huie Library Atrium Gallery, Arkadelphia AR
Recent Works, karri one, Arkadelphia AR

1997 B&W, Illustration for Playbill, University of Louisiana, Monroe, LA

selected permanent collections
Lisa Anderson, Spartanburg, SC
Chadwick Burks, Scottsdale, AZ
Micky Dolenz, Sherman Oaks, CA
Nancy Dunaway, Hot Springs, AR
Taze Fulford, Tupelo, MS
Douglas Gilpin, Arkadelphia, AR
International Paper Company, Pine Bluff, AR
Dr. Tim Kaufman, Arkadelphia, AR
Stacy L. Koon, New York, NY
Kent McCord, Hollywood, CA
Joshua K. Porterfield, Somerville, MA
Yusuke Yoshida, Nagayo, Japan