Thomas Gleisner is a visual artist and arts organizer based in Brooklyn, New York. Working primarily in painting, photography, and sculpture, Thomas’s work is an exercise in revisionist history. His work deals with appropriation, nostalgia, and the succession of myth over identity.
Thomas received a dual bachelor's degree in painting and sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2003 and a masters degree in painting from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2008. In addition to his studio practice he is active in public art and education initiatives. As a former social worker and high school teacher in Brooklyn and Central Los Angeles, Thomas remains engaged in youth centered art programs in NYC and abroad. Thomas is co-founder of the Public Service Artists Guild, a collective of artists engaged in public service through art. He resides in Bushwick with his partner Nicole Lytle, a professor of business at CUNY, and their son Nic James.