Tom Bianchi is one of the most published visual artists and writers in the world.
His nineteen books of photographs, poems, and essays primarily cover the gay male experience in a variety of contexts — from aesthetic philosophy — IN DEFENSE OF BEAUTY - to poetry to erotic photography. He is currently working on an album and stage presentation of some poems being set to song from his book MEN I’VE LOVED.
Tom was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. He got a law degree at Northwestern and practiced corporate law for ten years. At thirty -four he left his position as Senior Counsel at Columbia Pictures, tore up his law degree, pasted it into a painting and had his first one man show with Betty Parsons and Carol Dreyfuss in New York. Shortly thereafter, Tom had his first major museum retrospective at the Spoleto Festival in 1984.
In 1990, St. Martins Press published OUT OF THE STUDIO, Tom’s groundbreaking book of male nudes, frankly gay and affectionally connected. That book opened a door for more honest visions of gay men and a better understanding of their intimate lives. Thereafter, nineteen of Tom’s books have been published, three documentary films about Tom’s work have been distributed, and Tom’s work has been published in more than thirty anthologies on the male nude. His ON THE COUCH series, DEEP SEX and EROTIC TRIGGERS deal with the expression of conscious sexual energy. This body of work has earned Tom respect as one of the most important artists dealing with erotic imagery and imagination. His body of work is the largest record ever made by a single artist of a culture’s intimate life.
Tom also co-founded a biotech company, CytoDyn, developing a new therapy for treatment of HIV / AIDS.
TOMBIANCHI.com is Tom’s adult entertainment site that pre-publishes his work. Membership is available at a low month fee.
TOMBIANCHIBLOG.com is a place for discussions of political and social interest as well as a place where Tom talks about his new projects.
TOM BIANCHI PRODUCTIONS FANPAGE on FaceBook updates Tom’s projects.
You can reach Tom directly through all the venues above if you are interested in being a subject of his books and films or are interested in collecting Tom’s work.
Bianchi, who is HIV positive, has been active in several projects devoted to the fight against AIDS. He is the cofounder of a biotech company and manages the funding for the development of new AIDS medication.
Tom Bianchi studied Political Science at the University of New Mexico, and subsequently law at Northwestern University. He worked as a lawyer in Chicago and Washington, D.C. Bianchi currently resides in Palm Springs, California.