Thomas Mueller

Associate Professor of Teaching and Chair of Art, 3D

Thomas Mueller

Thomas Mueller is an artist living and working in Los Angeles, California. He was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and spent his childhood growing up in Africa, the United States and Europe. Living in such disparate locales and cultures has inevitably influenced his work, in particular as it relates to language, time, memory and space.

He went on to receive his BFA in Ceramics from the University of Washington in Seattle and did his graduate studies at the Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Since moving to Los Angeles he has maintained an active studio practice and exhibition schedule, showing locally, nationally and internationally, with recent solo shows in Los Angeles, Denver and Washington DC. He has lectured and been a visiting artist at Universities and Art Institutions around the country. Before coming to USC was teaching at the UCLA, CSU Northridge and Loyola Marymount University.

Thomas Mueller, "a smoke-filled room"
Thomas Mueller, "eye candy"
Thomas Mueller, "99 Red Balloons"