TOM KILLION – Traditional Woodblock Artist
Curriculum Vitae

Tom Killion in his studio near Point Reyes.

Born 1953, Mill Valley, California (North Bay)
B.A. in History – University of California, Santa Cruz, 1976
Ph.d in African History – Stanford University, 1985

California’s Wild Edge: The Coast in Poetry, History and Prints, Heyday Press, 2015
Riprap and Cold Mountain Poems (cover image), by Gary Snyder, Counterpoint Press, 2009
Tamalpais Walking, Heyday Press, 2008
The High Sierra, Heyday Press, 2002
Walls: A Journey Across Three Continents, Quail Press, 1990
The Coast of California, Quail Press, 1979
Fortress Marin, Quail Press, 1978
28 Views of Mt. Tamalpais, Hand-printed by the artist at Cowell Press, 1975

Selected Exhibitions and One-Person Shows (*)
Artist in Residence Lecture, Zion Nat’l Park, 2018
Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, 2018*
Marin County Cultural Treasure Award Show, 2017*
Davis Art Center, Davis CA, 2017*
Ansel Adams Gallery, Yosemite, 2017*
Humboldt State Univ., Bullen Gallery, 2016*
Wildling Museum, Los Olivos/Solvang, 2016*
Japanese Consulate, San Francisco, 2016*
San Francisco Public Library, Jewett Gallery, 2015*
Ansel Adams Gallery, Yosemite, 2015
Bolinas Museum, 2015*
Peninsula Museum, 2014*
Museums of Los Gatos, 2013
Thacher Gallery, Univ. of San Francisco, 2012*
Ansel Adams Gallery, Yosemite, 2012*
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento (Kingsley A.C. Lecture) 2012
Clarke Library, UCLA (Kanter Lecture) 2011
Pacific Prints Exhibit, Palo Alto 1998-2010
Northfield Mt. Hermon School Gallery, MA, 2010*
Book Club of California, San Francisco, 2010*
Legion of Honor, San Francisco (demo) 2010
Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, 2010*
Yosemite Museum, 2009
O’Hanlon Gallery, Mill Valley, 2009*
Bolinas Museum, 2006*
Scripps College (Frederic Goudy Lecture) 2005
Wildling Museum, Los Olivos/Solvang, 2003*
Davis Art Center, Davis CA 2001*
Museum of Art & History, Santa Cruz 2001*
Ansel Adams Gallery, Yosemite 2001
Jewett Gallery, San Francisco Public Library, 2000*
San Francisco Public Library, Jewett Gallery, 2000*
Artisans Gallery, Mill Valley, 1999*
Monterey Bay Aquarium, Carmel 1999*
Chaminade-Whitney, Santa Cruz 1995*
Bowdoin College Art Museum, Maine 1993*
Granary Book Gallery, New York 1992
La Galerie Blanche, Carnac, France 1990*
Artisans Gallery, Mill Valley, 1990*
The British Museum, London 1990
Santa Cruz Art Center 1989*
Dawson’s Books & Gallery, Los Angeles 1988*
Artisans Gallery, Mill Valley, 1988*
GGNRA Visitor Center, Ft. Cronkhite 1986*
Bay Window Gallery, Mendocino 1986*
John Howell’s Books, San Francisco 1976-84
Stanford Rare Book Library 1983
Basilisk Books, London 1982

1990-1994, African History, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine
1994, Fulbright Scholar, Asmara University, Asmara, Eritrea
1995, Humanities, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California

Lectures, Interviews and Awards
Journey to Hokusai, 2018;
Wild and Scenic Film Festival, Grass Valley, CA 2017; https:// 
California’s Wild Edge, Craft in America Center, June 4th, 2016; https://
Recognition Award, Northern California Book Reviewers, 2016
Gold Medal, California Book Awards, 2015
Book of the Year, NCIBA, 2015
Tom Killion’s Woodcut Printing, Juxtapoz Magazine, August 2015;
California’s Wild Edge, Book Passage, July 10th, 2015;
California’s Wild Edge, San Francisco Public Library, May, 2015;
Tom Killion’s Process, Pressing Forward: The Book Club of California at 100, Robert E. Kennedy Library, 2013;
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento (Kingsley A.C. Lecture) 2012
Clarke Library, UCLA (Kanter Lecture) 2011
A Company of Authors, Stanford University, 2011;
Legion of Honor, San Francisco (demo) 2010
Book of the Year, NCIBA, 2010
Tamalpais Walking, Craft in America Center, December 15th 2009;
Craft in America (video), PBS Documentary Series, 2009;
Scripps College (Frederic Goudy Lecture) 2005
Gold Medal, California Book Awards, 2005