Tom Brenner is an Assistant Professor of Art and Graphic Design at Housatonic Community College, Bridgeport CT. He holds a BA in Fine Art from Yale University and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College. Prior to joining the full-time faculty at HCC, he served as an instructor at Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT and has taught at Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan, CT since 1997.
He has worked in various fields of commercial art for over 30 years, including illustration, animation, package design, and art direction. His clients include Walt Disney Corporation, Turner Broadcasting, Sony, Time magazine, and Warner Brothers. He is represented by Frank and Jeff Lavaty and Associates, NYC.
Mr. Brenner also works as a Fine Artist, exhibiting his work in galleries throughout the Northeast, as well as in juried, invitational, and group exhibitions. He is the recipient of a number of awards including the Grumbacher Gold Medal.
Tom Brenner has delivered lectures and presentations on a number of topics including The Art of Pastel, The History of Spatial Representation in Two-Dimensional Imagery, and The Significance of Light in the Visual Arts. Foremost among Mr. Brenner’s other interests is travel. Over the years, he has made extensive trips to India, Nepal, Africa, the Middle East, the Far East, Mexico, and Europe.