Tom Varley is an artist working with film, video, text and installation. His artworks explore themes of prediction, prophecy and projection, considering the effects of advanced technology and the internet on human thought, speech and memory. Tom graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2008. He served on the Transmission committee between 2010 and 2012, took part in the Collective Gallery's New Work Scotland programme (now Satellites) in 2013 and was part of The Syllabus in 2015. Tom was the recipient of the Drawing Room Bursary Award in 2012, the Chelsea Arts Club Trust Award in 2016 and his work has been supported by the Elephant Trust, Creative Scotland and the Arts Trust of Scotland amongst others. Tom will complete an MFA at Goldsmiths College in September 2017.
Tom’s work has been shown in exhibitions and screenings at venues including, Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum; MUPO Oaxaca; Global Committee New York; Volksbuehne Pavilion Berlin; Tramway Glasgow; Collective Gallery Edinburgh; and ICA London.