Tom Farthing gained his MA in 2013 from Chelsea College of Art, and his BA in 2005 from the Ruskin School, Oxford University.
His work is concerned with re-imagining figurative painting in a contemporary context.
Tom Farthing is also a printmaker, creating thought provoking, semi-abstract screen prints.
During 2017 Tom Farthing was artist in residence at NES in Iceland, where he made drawings, watercolours and oil paintings from the landscape in and around Skagaströnd. He developed more work from his research on his return to London.
Tom Farthing is currently taking part in the Turps Banana Studio Programme. This provides a dynamic structure of: mentoring; peer-led learning; stimulating conversation and debate, through discourse and practice.
Recent exhibitions include: Slate Projects "Goloso" in 2018;
Pleasure Islands, Artwork Atelier, Salford 2016; Young Masters Dialogues at Sphinx Fine Art, London 2015; Cynthia Courbett Gallery Summer Exhibition, London 2015; Projections, Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Arundel, 2015 (solo)
Pentimenti at Maybe a Vole Gallery, London 2014; The End is Where We Start From, Slate Projects, London 2014; S.I.T.E CCW Alumni Show, Chelsea College of Art 2013; Sunday Salon at Oakley Road Project Space, which he co curated; Westall/Sorrell in association with FAD Contemporary; Strata Art Fair, and The Saatchi Gallery, London 2013.
Tom Farthing was born in Boston, MA, USA (1982) and shortly afterwards his family moved back to the UK. He lives and works in London.