Thomas Tulis (b. 1961) is an American photographer and painter living and working in Atlanta, Georgia. He was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee and lives a very simple life. After a few years of college, Tulis joined the United States Army, and then put all of his time and efforts into his artwork. In 1997, Tulis was Artist in Residence at Pouch Cove Foundation located near St. John’s, a self-sustaining, not for profit art retreat. His work can be found in numerous publications, and in 2016, he published “Night in Griffiti Land, a viewing of Graffiti in the city of Atlanta around the year 2000, done at night and artificially lighted with flashes and spot lights using a 4×5 film camera. “The project involved much clamoring around abandoned buildings, railroad tracks and under bridges, the home territory of Graffiti artists.” In 2017 he published AgriScenes, Portraits of the Land, The Buildings and the People.”
He has taken part in numerous group and solo exhibitions both regionally and nationally, and was included in “The South by Its Photographers,” a groundbreaking exhibition which traveled from Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama, to Columbia Museum of Art, South Carolina and finally to the Louisiana Center for Arts and Sciences, Baton Rouge Louisiana. He was included in “House: Ten Artists Photograph Domestic Architecture,” an exhibit at ATHICA: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art and “Wait Until Dark, The Williams College Museum of Art, Fresono California among other exhibitions. His work can be found in collections throughout the United States including the Milwaukee Art Museum, Mint Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Orlando Museum of Art, New Orleans Museum of Art and the New York Public Library.
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