Tom Eckert received his MFA from Arizona State University, with advanced study at California State University at Northridge. He has had numerous solo exhibitions locally, nationally and internationally. His work is reproduced in many top tier national and international journals and publications. He received a Visual Arts Fellowship from the Arizona Commission on the Arts twice and was awarded WESTAF/NEA grants in 1993 and 1989. An interview transcript is available on-line through the Smithsonian Audio Archives, Washington, D.C.