About Tom…

Making illustration in NYC since 1988. Graduated from the Alberta College of Art & Design and hold a Masters from SVA's, Illustration as Visual Essay (MFAI). My illustration is published widely in the United States news media with editorial illustration featured on the Oped pages of many national newspapers. This work has also been syndicated by United Media and currently, Now What Media via the INX group. I am a tenured professor at St. John’s University, teaching drawing & Illustration. My name is featured on the masthead of The Wave, where I contribute a weekly editorial illustration to it's oped page. It is New York City's oldest weekly newspaper. My motivations are simple, I love to draw, dislike political and corporate corruption and intend to continue visually commenting and exploring the world via drawn media until such time as I cannot.


The New York Times
New York Times Book Review
The Wall Street Journal
Boston Globe Magazine
Fortune Magazine
The Globe & Mail
New York Newsday
United Media Syndicate
Now What Media/INX Syndicate
The Wave
The Chronicle of Higher Education
American Banker Magazine
The National Law Journal
The Village Voice
The Los Angeles Times
Moscow Times
Business Week
Rizzoli Magazine
Mirabella Magazine
San Francisco Chronicle
The Sacramento Bee
The Chicago Tribune
Der Spiegle
The Nation
The Ragged Edge Press
Liberty Magazine
The Contra Costa Times
The Shakespeare Globe
Bostonia Magazine
The Washington Post
Pulse Magazine
Carl Schurz Park Conservancy

Exhibitions (selected)

2024 Inx Battle Lines, The Window Gallery, New Castle, DE.
2020, Illustrations by Thomas Kerr SR gallery, NY.
2017, In The Balance, Gallery Gaia, Brooklyn, NY.
2017, Sketches/Line/Satire, Frostburg U., MD 
2017, Unnatural Election, NYU, Washington Sq., NYC.
2016,Landscapes, Claudette’s, Rockaway Park, NY
2015, UTO Gallery, Norway 
2015 Coney Island Museum, Brooklyn, NY. 
2014, SJU Illustrators Exhibit 
2013 MOTCONY Rising Waters, NYC, NY. 
2013 ICP Rising Waters Photo Exhibit Governor’s Island, NY.
2013 SJU Faculty Exhibition, Queens, NY.
2012 INX Battle Lines Julian Allen Illustration Gallery Maryland Institute College of Arts 1300 W. Mount Royal Avenue Baltimore, MD, 21217 USA 
2012, UMass University Gallery, INX Battle Lines, Dartmouth MA. 
2012, Satirical Art of INX, Syracuse U., Syracuse, NY.  
2012, Borders, Alexis Grady Gallery NY. 
2010 Climate Alert, El Taller Gallery, NYC. 
2007, INX 1980–2007, La Curtiduria, Oaxaca, Mexico.
2006, America & The World. 1980–2006: Editorial Art from INX Group Muzeum Karykatury, Warsaw, Poland.
2006, America & The World, 1980–2006: Editorial Art from INX Group American Corner in cooperation with the American Consulate General in Krakow, Wroclaw, Poland.
2006 Faculty Exhibit SJU, NY. 
2006 City Gallery,Wroclaw, Poland. 
2005, Fever Lines: 20+ Years of INX, Gallery 9 The New York Times, New York, NY, USA.
2004 Firing Lines, Parsons Gallery, NYC, USA .
2004, Fever Lines: 20 Years of INX, MCS Gallery, Easton, PA, USA.
2004, Fever Lines: 20 Years of INX, Main Gallery, MicroMuseum Brooklyn, NY, USA.
2003 Firing Lines, Triangle Gallery, Canada. 
2003 Hand Gallery, Edmonton, Canada. 
2001 INX Exhibit, New School. 
2001 Faculty Exhibit SJU. 
2001, INX: A Retrospective of Visual Commentary, Lowe Gallery Syracuse University, NY.
2001, INX: a 20 Year Retrospective, Sun Yat Sen Hall, University Gallery SJU, Queens, NY, USA.
1998 Faculty Exhibit AIB, Boston, MA.
1993, INX: Firing Lines – Political Illustration 1980-1992, Parsons in Paris, Paris, France.
1992, INX: Firing Lines – Political Illustration 1980-1992, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, USA.
1991 Selected works, NYC Atrium, NYC, USA. 
1989 Small Works, NYU, 80 Washington Square East, NY.
Communication Arts, Award of Excellence 2005
3x3 Magazine 2006: Award of Excellence
Society of News Design: Awards of Excellence
Society of Publication Design: Awards of Excellence
American Illustration (AI37) 2018
New York Publishers Association 3rd Place Editorial Art Portfolio, 2020

Permanent Collection
Museum of the City of New York

Society of Illustrators
Brooklyn Watercolor Society—Signature Membership.

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