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b. 1963, Germany

Thomas Eggerer Biography

Thomas Eggerer was born in 1963 and studied at the Art Academy in Munich, Germany before moving to the US in the mid 90s where he eventually became a member of the artist collective Group Material. By the late 1990s his focus returned to painting and he has been exhibiting this work extensively over the last fifteen years.

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Solo exhibitions have included Richard Telles, Los Angeles, 2014, Gesture and Territory, Petzel Gallery, New York, 2013; In der Pyramide, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne in 2011; The Rules of the Fence at Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York and Fence Romance, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Berlin in 2010; Thomas Eggerer in conversation with Jacob van Ruisdael and Pieter Saenredam, curated by Karel Schampers, Frans Hals Museum, The Netherlands in 2008; Atrium, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig in 2003; Matrix 148, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford in 2002.

Selected group exhibitions include 2015 Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France, Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age, Museum Brandhorst, Munich, Germany (touring to MUMOK Vienna, Austria), 2015; Abandon the Parents, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2014; Tell It To My Heart: Collected by Julie Ault, Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland; Kultergest, Lisbon, Portugal, 2013; Compass in Hand: Selections from the Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawing Collection, at MoMA, New York in 2009; Passageworks: Contemporary Art from the Collection, at SFMOMA, San Francisco and Idle Youth, Gladstone Gallery, curated by Russell Ferguson, New York in 2008; Eggerer, Baer, von Wulffen, Augarten Contemporary, Galerie Belvedere, Vienna in 2008; The Painting of Modern Life, Hayward Gallery, London and Castello di Rivoli, Turin in 2007; The Undiscovered Country, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles in 2004; Baja to Vancouver – The West Coast and Contemporary Art, traveling exhibition: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Vancouver Art Gallery, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, Seattle Art Museum in 2002-3; and Painting on the Move – Nach der Wirklichkeit, Kunsthalle Basel in 2002.

Thomas Eggerer Featured Artworks

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Untitled by Thomas Eggerer contemporary artwork
Thomas EggererUntitled, 2018Charcoal on paper
178 x 229 cm
Galerie Buchholz Enquire about this work
Untitled by Thomas Eggerer contemporary artwork
Thomas EggererUntitled, 2018Charcoal on paper
86.5 x 99 cm
Galerie Buchholz Enquire about this work
Untitled by Thomas Eggerer contemporary artwork
Thomas EggererUntitled, 2018Charcoal on paper
86.6 x 99.5 cm
Galerie Buchholz Enquire about this work
Floorgames by Thomas Eggerer contemporary artwork
Thomas EggererFloorgames, 2018Collage various papers
63.5 x 47.2 cm
Galerie Buchholz Enquire about this work
Team by Thomas Eggerer contemporary artwork
Thomas EggererTeam, 2018Collage various papers and ink
61.5 x 45 cm
Galerie Buchholz Enquire about this work
Phantom Limb by Thomas Eggerer contemporary artwork
Thomas EggererPhantom Limb, 2015Oil on canvas
167.6 x 162.6 cm
Maureen Paley
Lavender Ozone by Thomas Eggerer contemporary artwork
Thomas EggererLavender Ozone, 2015Oil on canvas
188 x 121.9 cm
Maureen Paley
Orange Miasma by Thomas Eggerer contemporary artwork
Thomas EggererOrange Miasma, 2015Oil on canvas
165.1 x 162.6 cm
Maureen Paley

Thomas Eggerer Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Thomas Eggerer, Asphalt at Galerie Buchholz, Berlin
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27 November 2018–26 January 2019 Thomas Eggerer Asphalt Galerie Buchholz, Berlin
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, In Part: Writings by Julie Ault at Galerie Buchholz, New York
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9–24 February 2018 Group Exhibition In Part: Writings by Julie Ault Galerie Buchholz, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Thomas Eggerer, Ozone at Maureen Paley, London
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17 July–23 August 2015 Thomas Eggerer Ozone Maureen Paley, London

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Thomas Eggerer at Maureen Paley Related Press Thomas Eggerer at Maureen Paley 27 July 2015, Elephant Magazine

People absorbed in enraptured, ecstatic movements, surrounded by more sedate, lingering figures regularly inhabit Thomas Eggerer’s paintings, suggesting feelings of awkwardness, or loneliness when in the midst of social groups. Although grounded in a very commonplace occurrence, these are dreamlike works, provoking feelings of pleasing...

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