About Tom

Tom Isaacs (b.1985, Oxford, UK) is a Sydney-based contemporary artist and curator working primarily in the fields of performance and textile art. His practice draws from psychoanalytic theory, philosophy, religious and ritual practices, and art history to explore themes of mental illness, mortality, and the human condition.

Tom graduated from Sydney College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (with Honours) in 2008. He is currently a PhD candidate at Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney University, researching the relationship between ritual, psychoanalysis and body art, and how these different streams of thought address the problem of alienation.

Recent exhibitions include: ‘SEWNUP’ at Lyttleton Stores curated by Fiona Davies in 2020; ‘BLUE’ at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre curated by Beata Geyer in 2020; and BLUE TOO at WAYOUT curated by Beata Geyer in 2021.