Tom Prochaska works in a range of media including painting, etchings, glass, and papier maché. He depicts people engaged in labors, street scenes and buildings, and pastoral landscapes.
Tom Prochaska received his Masters degree in Fine Arts from Pratt Institute in 1970. Prochaska taught at Pacific Northwest College of Art from 1988 until his retirement in 2012. He has exhibited extensively throughout the United States and the world, he has been in group exhibits including those at Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA; Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; and the Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR. A solo exhibition of his prints in Lugano, Switzerland, was on view in the fall of 2018. His work can be found in museum collections worldwide. Currently, curator Jonathan Bucci of The Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem, Oregon is exhibiting a retrospective look at the career of Tom Prochaska titled, Music For Ghosts. The exhibition features 70 works spanning over 50 years including paintings, drawings, prints, and work on glass. Music for Ghosts will remain on view through August 26, 2023.