Born in California, Thomas Cox graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BFA in Fine Art in 1976. The following year he moved to New York and began employment at the world-renowned printmaking workshop and publisher, Universal Limited Art Editions. He printed original lithographs, collaborating with Jasper Johns, Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Rauschenberg, Lee Bontecou, James Rosenquist, and other prominent artists, for seven years.
Artwork by Thomas Cox has been acquired by public collections including The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Fidelity Investments, Ayla Oasis Development Company, and Cairo-Amman Bank, Jordan. Galleries that have shown his work, publicly or privately, include Bjorn Wetterling, Stockholm; Wolfgang Wittrock, Düsseldorf; Thomas Barry, Minneapolis; and Lorence Monk, New York. He has participated in artists’ symposia, in Amman and in Aqaba, Jordan. Van Der Plas Gallery NYC has represented him since 2016.