Telephone (617) 527-8252, Fax (617) 527-4394
E-mail: cdavidthomas@yahoo.com
Web site: www.hochiminh.org

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, M.F.A. 1974
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, 5th Year Certificate 1973
Tufts University, Medford, MA, B.F.A. 1973
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, Diploma 1971-1973
Maine College of Art, Portland, ME, Diploma 1964-1968

Emmanuel College, Boston, MA
Professor of Art 1976-2000

Founder and Director of the Indochina Arts Partnership. The IAP is a non-profit corporation begun in 1988, with the goal to promote through cultural exchanges reconciliation between the United States and the countries of Indochina.

Founding member of Gallery NAGA, Newbury Street, Boston, MA

RISD Alumni/ae Award for Service and Leadership, 2003
Fulbright Scholar Grant to Vietnam 2002-03
Vietnam Art Medal, 1999, (First foreigner to receive highest art honor given in Vietnam)
Faculty Excellence Award, Emmanuel College, 1997
Nominated for the Viet Nam Peace Prize, 1996


HO CHI MINH - A Portrait, co-authored with Lady Borton, 2003
This 140 page book is a combination of text and images telling
the life story of one of the most important leaders of the 20th Century.
The book contains a historical narative and poetry and writing by
Ho Chi Minh much of whichhas not been previously published in
English. There are also two stories by two of Ho's closest friends,
his photographer Dinh Dang Dinh and his personal secretary Vy Ky.

An Artist’s Portrait of HO CHI MINH, artist's book, 2000
This artist’s book contains 118 pages of images and text
(approximately 59 of each) including a fictional diary by Ho based
on actual events which occurred during his lifetime. The diary and
factual information were written by Charles Fenn, Ho Chi Minh’s
biographer and the man who worked with Ho while in the OSS during

Curator “Reconsidering Vietnam” 2000
An exhibition of four (three Vietnamese and one American) artists
celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the end of the war in Vietnam.
The exhibition was held at the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery at St. Lawrence
University, Canton, NY, January 31-March 10, 2000.

Curator “Seven Pillars: The National Treasure Artists of Vietnam” 1998-2000
An exhibition of art work by the leading artists of Vietnam. The
exhibition is scheduled to open in Hanoi in late 1998, after which
it will travel to the U.S. for two years. The exhibition will have its
final showing at the Ho Chi Minh Fine Arts Museum in early 2000.

Curator “An Ocean Apart:
Contemporary Vietnamese Art From the United States and Vietnam” 1992-1997
An exhibition of contemporary art work by Vietnamese and
Vietnamese/American artists organized for Smithsonian Institution
Traveling Exhibition Service

Curator, “As Seen by Both Sides:
American and Vietnamese Artists look at the War”. 1988-1995
An exhibition of contemporary art about the war in Vietnam by twenty
artists from each country.

Curator, “Exchanged Impressions” 1992
An exchange exhibition of fifty U.S. printamkers and fifty Vietnamese
printmakers which is traveling in both countries.

As Seen by Both Sides: American and Vietnamese Artists Look at the War, 1991

GRANTS (partial list)
Fulbright Scholar Grant, 2002-03
Rockefeller Foundation Grant 1996-97
Ford Foundation Grant 1994-99
Asian Cultural Council Grant 1993, 95, 98, 99
National Endowment for the Arts Travel Grant 1992
Smithsonian Institution Grant 1991
Kellogg Foundation, Expert-in-Residence, Battle Creek, MI 1991
Vietnam Veteran’s of America Foundation Grant 1989
Beyond War Regional Award, Newton, MA 1989
Arts Lottery Grant, Newton, MA 1987,1989
Massachusetts Artists Fellowship, Finalist

The Boston Printmaker’s Executive Board 1979-2001
Gallery NAGA Executive Board 1978-1988
Gallery NAGA Executive Board Chairman 1981-1988
Maine College of Art, Trustee 1982-1987
Veteran’s For Peace 1987-1993
International Arts Association 1987-1996

Hobart & Willaim Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY 2001
Newton Free Library, Newton, MA 2000
Pacific Bridge Gallery, Oakland, CA 2000
Richard f. Brush Art Gallery, Canton, NY 2000
Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA 2000
Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, ME 1998
Fine Arts Association Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam 1996
Lillian Immig Gallery, Boston, MA 1995
Cox Gallery, Drury College, Springfield, MO 1993
Macy Art Gallery, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York 1990
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA 1990
Blanchard Gallery, Concord, MA 1990
Framingham State College, Framingham, MA 1989
Carleton College, Northfield, MN 1988
Rhode Island Community College, Lincoln & Warwick, RI 1988
Gallery NAGA, Boston, MA 1988
Newton Free Library, Newton, MA 1988
Gallery NAGA, Boston, MA 1986
Miriam Perlman, Chicago. IL 1985
Alison Fine Art, Hong Kong 1984
Emmanuel College, Boston, MA 1984
Gallery NAGA, Boston, MA 1983
Miriam Perlman, Chicago, IL 1983
Baak Gallery, Cambridge, MA 1982
Barn Gallery, Danvers, MA 1981
Gallery NAGA, Boston, MA 1980
Thumb Gallery, London, England 1980
Barridoff Galleries, Portland, ME 1979
Gallery NAGA, Boston, MA 1979
The Galleries, Wellesley, MA 1977
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA 1977
Impressions Gallery, Boston, MA 1976
Ainsworth Gallery, Boston, MA 1975
Andover Gallery of Fine Art, Andover, MA 1974
Nasrudin Gallery, Boston, MA 1974
Westbrook College, Portland, ME 1973
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA 1972

National Museum of Fine Arts, Ha Noi 1994
National Museum of Fine Arts, Ho Chi Minh City 1994
Southwest Missouri State University 1993
Rankin Fine Arts Center, Big Rapids, MI 1993
Jamaica Art Center, Queens, NY 1993
Lehigh University Art Galleries, Bethlehem, PA 1993
Atlanta College of Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA 1993
New England College Art Gallery, Henniker, NH 1993
Bell Building Art Gallery, Springfield, MO 1993
Richard F. Brush Art Gallery, Canton, NY 1993
Baxter Gallery, Portland School of Art, Portland, ME 1992
Art & Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL 1992
Lehigh University Art Galleries 1992
Hollywood Art & Culture Center 1992
Sharon Art Center, Sharon, NH 1992
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Salisbury, NC 1991
Art Center of Battle Creek, Battle Creek, MI 1991
Wight Art Gallery, UCLA, Los Angles, CA 1991
Boston University Art Gallery, Boston, MA 1991
DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA 1991
Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA 1990
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO 1990
Laura Knott Gallery, Bradford College, Bradford, MA 1990
Harbor Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA 1990
Salem State College, Salem, MA 1990
Gallery 410, Lowell, MA 1990
Phillips Brooks House, Harvard, Cambridge, MA 1989 1985,1987

Harvard University, Houghton Library
Yale University, New Haven, CT
Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA
Boston Public Library, Boston, MA
Philadelphia Museum of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA
DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
National Museum of Fine Arts, Hanoi, Vietnam
National Museum of Fine Arts, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI
U.S. Army Headquarters, Washington, DC
University of Hue, Hue, Vietnam
General Vo Nguyen Giap
Foreign Minister Nguyen Co Thach
AT&T, Bank of Boston, Beatrice Foods, Federal Reserve Bank, Ford Motor Co., General Electric, Gould Corporation, Henry Ford Hospital, Hyatt Regancy Hotel, Cambridge, MA, IBM (CT, NH, PA, IL), Illinois Bell, King Ranch, Texas, Lake Shore Hotel, Chicago,

The Christian Science Monitor, February 9, 1994
TheSaigon Times, Le Hung Vong, January 13-19, 1994
The Boston Globe, Marty Carlock, December 26, 1993
Van Hoa, Phan Kim Binh, January 23, 1994
Hanoi Moi, Dam Thuy, January 23, 1994
The News Ledger, Sara Love, November 4, 1993
The Observer (Notre Dame), December 6, 1993
Sunday Monitor, Roberta Baker, October 3, 1993
Museum News, LL, November/December 1993
Art News, Robin Cemblast, November 1993
Art in America, Stephanie Cash, September 1993
The New York Times, September 15, 1993
San Francisco Chronicle, David A. Sylvester
San Francisco Examiner, David Bonetti
Star Tribune, Jim Parsons, June 18 ,1993
San Jose Mercury, T.T. Nhu, May 23, 1993
The Atlanta Journal , Deborah Scroggins, Jan 25, 1993
The Washington Times, Valerie Richardson, May 17, 1993
The Atlanta Journal, Catherine Fox, January 29, 1993
Portland Press Herald, Bob Niss, March 19, 1992
Maine Sunday Telegram, Alan Clendenning, March 22, 1992
Casco Bay Weekly, Paul Karr, March 26, 1992
Maine Sunday Telegram, Ken Greenleaf, April 12, 1992
Miami Herald, Helen M. Cohen, February 2, 1992
The Charlotte Observer, Richard Maschal, November 14, 1991
The Salisbury Post, Mark Wineka, November 10, 1991
The Salisbury Post, Jane Eagle Lunsford, November 7, 1991
The Salisbury Post, Jane Eagle Lunsford, October 17, 1991
Battle Creek Enquirer, Trace Christenson, September 8, 1991
Battle Creek Enquirer, September 11, 1991
Battle Creek News, September 12, 1991
Battle Creek Enquirer, Nancy Kaley, September 12, 1991
Kalamazoo Gazette, Craig A. Thomas, September 13, 1991
Battle Creek Enquirer, Mark Glubke, September 13, 1991
The Boston Globe, John Koch, June 22, 1991
Hanoi Moi, Nguyen Quoc Chinh, August 20, 1991
Museum News, Calendar, May/June 1991
Art Issues, Summer 1991
The Chronicle of Higher Education, End Paper, May 1, 1991
Young Adult Paperback Guide, Spring/Summer 1991
My Thuat - Thoi Nay, Huynh Phuong Dong, May 1991
The Veteran Journal, May 1991
San Francisco Chronicle, Kenneth Baker, May 6, 1991
UCLA Daily Bruin, Stash Maleski, April 22, 1991
Hanoi Moi, Nguyen Quoc Chinh, April 20, 1991
L.A. Weekly, Ralph Rugoff, April 12, 1991
The Village Voice, Brian Palmer, April, 1991
The Hollywood Reporter, March 28, 1991
Los Angles Times, William Wilson, March 27, 1991
The Outlook, Saul Ruben, March 26, 1991
Daily News - L.A. Life, Meg Sullivan, March 23, 1991
The Christian Science Monitor, Francie Rottmannn, March 12, 1991
The Boston Sunday Globe, Book Section, February 24, 1991
Newton Graphic, Josh Yegar, February 20, 1991
Daily Hampshire Gazette, Patricia Wright, February 6, 1991
Art New England, Daniel Ranelli, February 5, 1991
Associated Press, Boston, January 1991
The Daily Free Press, Caddy Woodward, January 31, 1991
The Boston Globe, Christine Temin, January 13, 1991
Cape Cod Times, Cindy Nickerson, January 26, 1991
Amherst Bulletin, Bruce Watson, January 30, 1991
The Boston Herald, Mary Sherman, January 18, 1991
The Boston Globe, Nancy Stapen, January 16, 1991
The Boston Sunday Herald, Terry Byrne, January 13, 1991
American Journal, Harry Foote, December 19, 1990
Rocky Mountain News, Carol Dickenson, May 25, 1990
Sunday Boulder Camera, Laura Caruso, May 13, 1990
The Denver Post, Steven Rosen, May 13, 1990
Worcester Magazine, Mary Trainor, March 14, 1990
The Christian Science Monitor, Gail Russell Chaddock, January 18, 1990
The Christian Science Monitor, July 18, 1989
American Journal, Harry Foote, February 15, 1989
The Carletonian, Suzanne Donnelly, October 14, 1988
The News, Northfield, MN, October 13, 1988
The Boston Globe, Christine Temin, February 28, 1988
The Tab, S. Klasky, March 1, 1988
Newton Graphic, February 17, 1988
Art New England, Anthony Aziz, May 1988
Heights, Joanne McChesney, May 1988
Cape Cod Times, May 13, 1988
Veteran, Joe Smoljan, September 1987
The Boston Herald, Nancy Stapen, July 10, 1987
Lincoln Journal, Carol Ann Bottino, May 8, 15, 22, 29, 1986
Lexington Minuteman, Marty Carlock, May 1, 1986
The Arts, Marty Carlock, May 1, 1986
South China Morning Post, Nigel Cameron, June 9, 1985
South China Morning Post, Ian Findlay, June 1985
The Boston Globe, Robert Taylor, December 2, 1983
The Boston Globe, Christine Temin, December 8, 1983
The Cambridge Express, December 3, 1983
The Boston Globe, Robert Taylor, October 14, 1982
The Boston Globe, Robert Taylor, September 19, 1976
Thirty Years Of American Printmaking, Gene Baro, 1976
Lithography, Maryanne Wenniger, 1977
Artweek, Joan Tiffany, October, 1978
Portland Maine Evening Express, Bob Niss, April 28, 1976
Portland Maine Evening Express, Bob Niss, August 1974


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