Born in Missoula, MT, Tolley received his BFA in Printmaking from the University of Utah and his MFA in Printmaking from the University of Oregon. He currently teaches Printmaking and Drawing at Augusta University in Augusta, GA. Tolley has exhibited widely across the United States and has won various awards for his work including a Purchase Award in the Atlanta Print Biennial, a Purchase Prize in the “Ink and Clay” exhibit in Pomona, CA, the C.G. Metals Purchase Prize from the Boston Print Biennial and a Best in Show award from the Oso Bay North American Printmaking Exhibition. His work is included in several public collections in the United States, the Guandong Museum of Art in China, and the Jordanian National Gallery of Art in Amman, Jordan. Tolley is represented by Arts Company Gallery in Nashville, TN.
Just Kidding will run from January 7-28, 2021. Tolley will present an online discussion and Gallery Talk in January.
The exhibition is located in the Milliken Art Gallery and is free of charge. Gallery hours are Sundays from 2-5 pm, Monday through Friday from 9 am-5 pm. The Gallery is closed during school holidays.