b. 1981 in Minneapolis, Minnesota;
BFA - Ringling College of Art and Design - 04
MFA - New York Academy of Art - 06 - Fellow - 07
Thomas lives and works in Jersey City, NJ.
He founded the Jersey City Art School in 2009, which has grown to 5 locations, which includes over 40 studios, a gallery and several classrooms.
Carlson also helped create JCARTIST.org, an artist directory and resource for curators in Jersey City, NJ
JCAS also founded and manages The 313 Gallery opened in 2013 and focuses of 6 weeklong group shows.
Carlson has curated several shows over the years in Jersey City and the Eden Rock Gallery in St. Barthelemy, FWI where he has spent 7 months of artist residencies.