Tom Koken was born in St. Louis, MO, studied at Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO and received a BFA with honors from School of Visual Arts, NYC. Selected one-person shows include: Separate, MKG127; Separate Light, Kaufman Arcade, NYC; Phantom Limb, MKG127; New Work, Sragow Gallery, NYC; New Work, E.S. Galt Gallery, St. Louis, MO; Artist’s Space, NYC. He had an installation of Undertow at *QueenSpecific in Toronto and Wave/Tornado at 58 West 15th Street Window Space, NYC. His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions, including: Obsolescence, Art House Productions, Jersey City, NJ; A to B, MKG127, Dividing Light, Measuring Darkness, Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ; Urban Forest Project, Times Square, NYC; Selection 42, Drawing Center, NYC; Alienation, Group Material, NYC; Hundreds of Drawings, Artist’s Space, NYC; Pattern Theory, MKG127, Toronto; The Ecstatic, Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ; 25th Anniversary Selections, Drawing Center, NYC; Create! Don’t Hate, LBGT Center, NYC; Escapes, Art Latitude Gallery, NYC; MKG127 Artists, 57W57ARTS, NYC; Past and Future Perfect, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY; 3,000 Chairs, World Studio Foundation, NY Design Center, NYC; Assumption, N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, IL; Group Show–Member’s Gallery, Albright-Knox Museum, Buffalo, NY; Animal Life, One Penn Plaza, NYC; First Salon Show of 2012, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn; Gold, Art Advisory–Museum of Modern Art, American Express, NYC; Vanishing Point, Art Space, Jersey City, NJ; National and International Studio Program, Clocktower, NYC; 26 NY Artists, Studio de Corrado Levi, Milan, Italy. He was selected to be a part of the initial launch of Artfare–a digital gallery space. He received a studio grant for a year at the Clocktower, NYC and a year at PS1 MoMA, NYC. His work is in the collection of Bank of Montreal, Prudential Life Insurance as well as several private collections. He lives and works in New York City.