About Bob Tomolillo, Artist Printmaker

Personal Data

Born in Cambridge, Mass.,U.S.A. in 1952

Professional Experience

Impressions Workshop, Boston,Mass. 1970 -1974

Printer at R. E. Townsend Inc., Boston 1974-1977

lithographer-etching-silkscreen printer at The Printshop, Amsterdam,Netherlands 1977-78

Artist in Residence, Medford Arts Council, 1978-80

Dutch Craft Center,   Etching Demonstrator,           Amsterdam , Netherlands 1983

Mass. Arts Lottery Grant,  1984

Printer, The Printshop, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1980-1981

Visiting Artist  , Frans Masereel  Institute , Kasterlee, Belgium , 1982

Printer, The Printshop, national print project, Albret Hijn Anniversary  1985 

Faculty member F.A.W.C  Provincetown, Mass. 2007 ,2010

Builder/Restorer/Owner, Master Building Assocs.

Currently Executive Board Member(secretary), The Boston Printmakers   


B. F. A. University of Massachusetts, Amherst 1974

M. F. A. Syracuse University, 1976 (G.T.A.)



Rijks Museum Print Collection, Amsterdam , Netherlands

Dayton International Peace Museum,Ohio                   

Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Mass.

Center for the Study of Political Graphics, San Francisco 

Boston Public Library,Boston,Mass.

Everson Museum, New York            

Minot State College Graphics Collection,N.D.

Syracuse University Art Galleries , New York 

Frans Masereel Institute,Belgium

N.E.Conservatory, Boston Mass.                     

Seoul Museum of Art, Korea

Lemoyne College , New York

Duxbury Art Museum, Mass. 


Muskat Studio, Somerville, Mass

R. E. Townsend, Inc


Email: Bobtip@verizon.net


Art in Print Journal, Printmaking in an Age of Political Dissonance, by Bob Tomolillo, article, April 2018. 

PIF Magazine,Essay,  Printmaking in the Age of Trump, published  June 2017.

Presentation, "Print as Righteous Image ,Boston Massacre Redux", Lecture and presentation with Printer Robert Townsend, Lamont auditorium, Exeter NH. 2016

Forum Magazine , City College of San Francisco,2014

Bangalore Review , Jan 2014 , Non -Fiction essay , Karens Print .

Academia.edu , Branding and the Emerging Artist , Essay , 2013 

Presentation of "The Print and the Origins of Righteous Imagery ", April , 2014, B.U. School of Communication , Boston Mass.

Lecture /presentation of " The Print and the Origins of  
Righteous Imagery", March , 2014 North Hill Gallery ,
 Needham Mass.

Juror for Artscope Magazines centerfold competition, Oct-Nov issue , 2013

Juror for Arches Student Exhibition, North American Print Biennial ,December , 2013

Creative Writing Now , Online Zine , "While She Sleeps" 2013  

Interview and Essay ,  London Liberal Arts School ,  London England , 2012

Fall 2012 Boston Printmakers Newsletter  ," Rento Steendrukkeriij Amsterdam",  Essay and Photos

 Shot of Ink , Online literary magazine ,  Flash non-fiction Disabled ,  2012-13 

Vox Poetica Online Poetry Magazine ,  "Gathering Trees" ,  Bob Tomolillo,   Fall , 2011

  Branding Essay, Visual  Overture Magazine,  "To Brand or Not to Brand ",   Fall 2011 

Flash Fiction Story ,   Invincible ,  Yellow Mama Online  Magazine ,  December ,  2011

World Flash Fiction ,  Flash writing ,   Mary, The Psychic
2011 December .

Print Alliance Journal, Summer Edition, Lithography Printmaking Essay with  illustrations , 2011

Interview , Cavalier  Magazine , Illustrated Poems for August Issue ,  lithographs,    2011

First Edition, The Subterranean Literary Journal, short story   "Abstract Composition #2" ,  2011,  U.K.

Spilling   Ink   Anthology,    Spring 2011  ,  Non Fiction,    "Valachi Expose",Unbound Press ,U.K.     

Postcards and letters literary competition, Shortlisted,         University of Sussex,  U.K.   2011

Patriot Ledger Quincy ,Mass .,Exhibition review, print photo, Sources and Origins ,S.S.A.C,..2011

New York, New York ,Fall 2010, Bap Q Journal Review , Kenyan Warrior Lithograph "statement on Capitalism of War."

First Writer Magazine ,"The Delicate Bundle",  Summer Edition,  Poetry ,2010

South Jersey Underground Journal,"A Walk In The Woods",  Short Story, ,2010

Writers billboard, June flash fiction winner, "Mary, The Psychic",   2010

Boston Printmakers Newsletter,  Opinion Article ,  Spring Issue,    2010

Milspeak Memo Holiday Post  ,Flash Fiction,  "A War Story"  , 2010

Words Undone First Publication,  "Winners Enclosure"  ,January 2010, Short Story

Icelandic Review Magazine, featured fiction, "The Sacred Grass" , Winter 2009 -2010

Bap Q Quarterly, Art and Poetry online journal, Fall,2009

Lunarosity Online Journal,New Mexico,Flash fiction,  Dec.2009

Blinking Cursor Magazine, Fall 2009,  Flash Fiction,

Glossolalia online journal,flash fiction"Short Sale", October 2009

Askew Reviews,vol.13,Flash Fiction,"Walking Girl",October,2009

Shine Journal, Flash Fiction"Chinese Printmaker" September Edition, 2009

"Collaboration" article,Boston Printmakers
Newsletter,Spring 2009

Short Story March,2009, I'm A Mess
Cover Art. Feb. 2009 issue Thieves Jargon,

 Orange Alert Online Magazine, "Interview" featured Artist of the Week. 2009.

Article, American Print Alliance Journal,Featured Article, Prints and Politics "Gum Arabic". Spring 2008.

Boston Printmakers, Newsletter, "Holland Digital Printing", Spring Cover,2008.

Caladan Gallery, Strange Politics "Manifesto" 2007

Boston Printmakers Newsletter, "Opinion Article," Fall 2007

Medford Daily Newspaper, Public Art Review,May, 2007

Boston Globe, "Arts Review "Bromfield GallerySolo Show, Boston,Mass.2006.

Upstream Peoples Gallery, Online Review, 2006.

Artsview, Salem College, Workshop Review, 2004.

Medford Daily Mercury, Arts Council Competition  Juror, Review, Sept. 1985.

Boston Globe, Art Review,Printmakers Exhibit, June 1983,

Boston Globe, "Critics Tip" The Grange Gallery Review, 1984.

Rhode Island Review,  Ceta Review, "Public Art," 1982.

Reading Chronicle "Library Week Workshop Review" April,1980 Malden Mass. Daily News,.

Artist in Transit, Public Art Review, 1979.

Medford Daily Mercury, Public Mural Review, Aug.1980.


Stand Out Prints, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minnesota, 2018

Air, Water, Sky, LAPS,  California, Juried Prints, 2018

Francesca Anderson Gallery , Lexington Mass. Boston Printmakers New England Selection, 2018

Maud Morgan center, Cambridge Mass. Print Sculpture 2018

Milton Arts Center Invitational, Milton Mass 2018 

Best of the Best,"IMPACT" Pepco Gallery, Washington, DC summer 2017

Frontline Arts, PCNJ," A Century of War", 2017 New Jersey. 

Marking Time, Cotuit Arts Center, Falmouth, Mass 2017. Boston Printmakers Members Show.

New England Collective, Galatea Gallery, 450 Harrison Ave, Boston , Ma 2017

2016,A State of Mind, Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter New Hampshire, Organizer, 2016 

Site Brooklyn Exhibition, Group exhibition, Litho -Plane, Brooklyn, N.Y 2016 

Pearl Street Gallery, Chelsea Mass. Solo exhibition , Paintings Prints Sculpture, 2016

Scuola Graphics Workshop , Venice, Italy, Absence and Presence Project, traveling show, 2016

Chelsea Art Walk , Chelsea Mass. 2016 group presentation 

Sukoon Magazine , Oil Painting , Eastern Wind, 2015 

Absence and Presence , Curry College , Milton Mass 2015

North American Print Biennial, Lesley University, 2015

Absence and Presence exhibit , Hampshire College Library, Amherst , Mass 2015

Childs Gallery , Newbury St., Boston , Ma ,  BP Members selection 2015

Absence and Presence Print Exhibition, San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, California,Lithograph 2014

"Convergence: Where Art and Science Collide", Cary Library , Lexington , Mass., , Honorable mention , Lithograph 2014

Belmont Gallery, "Continental Drift : Printmakers Converge"Belmont , Mass , Oct-Nov . 2014 (organizer)

 "Layers of Identity", Arena One gallery , Santa Monica ,Ca. Aug 2014, Jerusalem Print Workshop Gallery,Israel , Feb 2014-2015 

Icelandic Printmaking Society Workshop and Gallery Exhibition ,organized cultural exchange travel group with the BP's, Aug - Sept 2014 

Newport Art Museum ," Palate to Plate", exhibition, Newport , Rhode Island , Sept . 2014 

 FA, Portraits North Gallery, Lexington ,Mass  , March 2014, Prints , Prints , and Lots of Prints , Group invitational Show 

 Salem University , Winfrisky Gallery , Included in "Selected Works of Robert Townsend" , Group show , Jan 2014 

Brickbottom Gallery,  Somerville Mass, .Muskat Studios 20th anniversary exhibit,  Jan 2014 

North Hill Gallery  in Needham , Mass , Group Show Boston Printmakers Board, (Righteous Print lecture) Jan 2014

Qwerty  Magazine , , Illustration , Lithograph , Acrosonic Fall 2103

North American Print Biennial, Boston Printmaker Board Member Inclusion , Entropic landscape I, Fall 2103

Juror for Artscope magazine centerfold , November,  December Issue , Focus on Printmaking,   2013

New England Collective , Fourth Annual Juried Show, Galatea Fine Art , (Eastern Wind ) Boston ,Mass. 2013.

 Man, Machine Exhibit , Jungle Printer , LA Print Space Gallery,    Los Angeles , California  2013 

Reform Poster ,Socio/Political Art website and Blog ,   2012 SocialPoliticalArt.com.webloce , 

Man,  and Machine Exhibit, Lithograph ,LAPS, Sisson Gallery, Dearborn , Michigan ,  Fall 2012.

The Year of Subversion Exhibition, London Liberal Arts School,   London, England . 2012  (52 International Artists)  Lithographs and Essays

Hesa Imprint Magazine , Finland , Harvest Issue , Toothbrush Harvest Lithograph,  summer 2012 

Redivider Magazine , Emerson College    Spring 2012,    illustration,    "Sheep"   Lithograph .

 Rusty Nail Magazine ,     Artist Gallery ,   three prints ,  lithographs  , Spring    2012  

Tieton Arts and Humanities ,  10x10  juried competition, Mighty Tieton Arts , Tieton Washington  2012

O.A.C. Regional Show , The Barn Gallery ,  2012 ,   Ogunquit , Maine 

Worcester Sate University , The Gallery ,  Think Exhibit , B.P.L. ,  Worcester , Mass. 2012

Walnut Hill School for the Arts ,   Think Exhibit , Natick,  Mass. ,  2011

 Northeast Prize Show ,  National Juried Show ,Kathryn Schultz Gallery,  Cambridge ,Mass ," Girl with a Spider".  2011

 Creede National Small Print Exhibition,  Creede, Colorado Repertory  Theater, Chosen for traveling exhibit , 2011

Travel Building Gallery , Downtown Boston , Park Plaza , Think Exhibit,  2011

Brea Art Center, Los Angeles, California,  Juried LAPS Members  Show , "Purple Pen" 2011

 Sources and Origins National Exhibit,  South Shore Art Center ,  Cohasset, Mass.  2011 ,  Merit Award 

"Think "   B.P.L. Exhibit , Huntsville Museum of Art ,  Huntsville , Alabama,  2011

Calandan Gallery,     Online exhibit ,   "Joy",    2011

Belmont gallery of Art,"Think " Boston Printmakers,  Belmont, Mass.2010

Traveling Exhibit ,"Think"Boston Printmakers ,Zullo Gallery,Medfield , Mass 2010

Pearl St Gallery,  "Float Exhibit""  June ,    Chelsea, Mass.  2010

Irvine Fine Arts Center, Printmaking and Bookarts  Exhibit,Irvine ,California ,2010

CAA Northeast Prize Show,K.Schultz Gallery, Cambridge ,Mass.  2010

Recent Lithographs, Solo Show,Pearl St. Gallery,Chelsea, Mass.,March-April,2010

Traveling Exhibit For Cleaner Environment,venues include Longwood University,Cape Cod Community College,University of West Geogia,Saginaw Valley State University 2008-2010

Attelboro Art Museum,"Home Exhibition"Attelboro,Mass.July,2009

LAPS 20th National Exhibition, Los Angeles, California, Municipal Art Gallery,2009                                               

Co-winner of First "Art For Peace 2009'' Exhibition, Dayton Intn. Peace Museum, Ohio Click here to see art                                    

"The Field Report", Boston Printmakers  traveling exhibit, Gordon college, Wenham, Mass,  2009 ,  Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art  ,Fort Hays State University, Kansas  2009,   W.Keith and Kellogg University Art Gallery, Cal. State Polytechnic University,  Pomona, California 2009

In Effect Gallery, Art of Democracy,2008 Las Cruces, New Mexico.                                                                                

"Art and Politics", Hub Bub Showcase Gallery, Spartenburg, South Carolina. 2008                                                                   

Prints, Politics, Democracy, Traveling Exhibit, Soapbox II, Print Alliance, 2008                                                                 

Voters Award Show, Apolitic,Gallery XIV,State House, Boston Mass. 2008                                                                                                  Mini-print International ,Binghamton University Art Gallery, New York,(3rd Place Award) 2008                                                                   

Two Wall Gallery, October Politics Show, Vashon, Washington ,2008                                                                       

"Apolitic", Reflects Art, Thayer Gallery, Boston, Mass. 2008

Art Cries Out,"Darfur" Online Exhibition, 2008                            

Northeast Prize Show,C.A.A,K.Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, Mass. 2008                                                                              

Eagle Art Gallery"Think Tank" Murray State University, Murray Kentucky 2008                                                                           Countdown to Peace, "traveling exhibit", East Carolina University, 2008                                           

Propaganda III World Tour,Start Soma Gallery, San Francisco, Cal. U.S.A.2007-2008 

Int.MiniPrint, GrafiskVaerksted, Denmark, 2008                                                            

Purdue U.,"60 Sq.inches" Indiana, 2008                                                                             Caladan Gallery, Beverley, Ma "Strange Politics" Dec. 2007                                                                                                            

Boston City Hall "Works on Paper" Boston Mass. 2007

7th Annual Ntl. Small Print (Second Place Award) Creede, Co.2007

Brush Art Gallery," A Print Is A Print " Lowell, Mass. U.S.A. 2007

M.F.A. 30th "Art on Paper", Annapolis, Md. 2007

Soap Box Portfolio, Graphics Alliance,2007                       

F.A.Gallery "Almost Miniature" Lexington,Ma., 2006

Farleys Yard Trust Gallery, East Sussex, England, 2006

Bromfield Gallery, Visiting Artist Solo Show, Boston Mass. 2006

Mini-Print Int., Cadaques, Spain 2006

Galerie L'Etang D'art, Bages, France 2006

Upstream People's Gallery, International Juried Online, (Special Merit Award) Nebraska,U.S.A. 2006

Portraits North Inv. Print, Lexington, Mass. 2006

Sumei International Print Exhibition, New Jersey, USA 2006

Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA "Alternative Approaches" 2006

19th Parkside National Small Print Show, Wisconsin, 2005

Winfisky Gallery-Salem State College Salem, MA, One-person show "Lithographs"  2004

Creede Arts Council, "Small Print" (Second Place Award) 2003

Stage Gallery, 2nd Annual Small Works, New York 2002

16th National Works on Paper,Minot State College,North Dakota,(Purchase Award)1986

New England Prints" F.A. Gallery, Newbury St.,Boston Mass. 1986 

27th North Dakota Print & Drawing Annual, Hartwell Gallery, Grand Forks, ND. 1986

Prints and Pots, Invitational Print Exhibition, Newport Art Museum, Newport, Rhode Island Dec. 1985

12th Annual Boston Printmakers Members Show Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA 1985

Juror for Medford Arts Council ,Mystic River Art Competition Summer ,1984, Medford , Mass. 

Schoharie County National Small Works Exhibition Cobleskill, New York 1984

35th Boston Printmakers Exhibition B. U. Art Gallery 1983 (Purchase Award)

Space Group 2nd International Print Exhibition, Seoul, Korea (Purchase Prize) 1982

Springfield Art Association, 2nd National Print Exhibition, 1982

Mid-South Small Press Exhibition, Austin Peay University, Clarksville, TE 1982

24th North Dakota Annual, Grand Forks, ND 1981

18th Bradley National Print and Drawing Exhibition, Peoria, IL 1980

The Grange Gallery ,Three Printmakers, Carlisle Mass. 1981

Wesleyan International Exhibition of Prints and Drawings, Macon, Georgia 1980

32nd National Print Exhibition, Boston Printmakers, Decordova Museum ,Lincoln,Mass. (Purchase Prize) 1980

23rd North Dakota Annual Print and Drawing, 1980 

U-Maine,Invitational,Four Printmakers,Orono Art  Museum,Orono Maine,1977

Printmakers"Impressions, Expressions", Everson Museum, Syracuse, N.Y 1975