Tom Wachunas

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Gender Male
Industry Arts
Occupation writer, artmaker, teacher
Location Canton, Ohio, United States
Introduction Visual artist, journalist and teacher Tom Wachunas received his BFA (1973) and MFA (1975) degrees from The Ohio State University. From 1977 through 1991 he resided in New York City, where he painted and exhibited extensively and curated shows for “alternative” galleries. During much of that time he was the assistant artistic director of the Diane Jacobowitz Dance Theatre, designing sets and composing sound scores. He has been an accomplished arts journalist since 1986, writing hundreds of reviews and features on the visual and performing arts for numerous regional and international publications. Locally, since 2001, he has had one-man shows at Millworks Gallery (Akron), the Canton Museum of Art, Kent State University Stark, Malone University, The Little Art Gallery (North Canton) , Second April Galerie and Patina Arts Centre in downtown Canton. He is a regular exhibitor in many area group shows. He was curator of Gallery 6000 on the Kent State University at Stark campus from 2009 to 2018, where he was also an assistant professor teaching Art History and Art as a World Phenomenon from 2007 through 2024.
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