Tom Driscoll


Tom Driscoll was born and raised in San Diego. After returning from the service in 1966, he enrolled at Southwestern College in Chula Vista. At the time, the Art Department was at a high point of activity when art faculty members included Bob Matheny and John Baldessari, and an ongoing “Artist Speakout” series included visits from Robert Irwin, Kurt Von Meier, Ed “Big Daddy Roth,” at least one Hell’s Angel, and many others. In the 80s he lived among the small art scene of Downtown San Diego, meanwhile working nights at a Scripps Institution of Oceanography lab located in Point Loma. It was there that he encountered “trashed” material which became an integral part of his work. Driscoll has continued to experiment with the formalist potential of the detritus of everyday life, including Styrofoam packaging and plastic shipping material. He has exhibited extensively in solo and group shows throughout San Diego, and his work is in the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.