Thomas Eggerer (b. 1963 Munich, Germany)
Trained as a painter at the Art Academy in Munich, Thomas Eggerer stepped away from painting to join the New York collective Group Material. He has since returned to painting, drawing and collage, and his works often portray figures in an abstract, surreal landscape, or set against dominating architecture or magazine cutouts. He has also been a professor of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard and taught at Bard College.
Thomas Eggerer has had solo exhibitions at Mureen Paley, London (2015, 2021); Petzel Gallery, New York (2020); Galerie Bucholz, Cologne (2018); Richard Telles, Los Angeles, CA (2014); Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem (2008); Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig (2003), and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford (2002).
His work has also been included in group exhibitions at Haus der Kulturen (2021); Gladstone Gallery, New York (2020); Brandhorst Museum, Munich (2020, 2019); Galerie Buchholz, New York (2018); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2017); Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna (2016); White Columns, New York (2011); the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2009); Castello di Rivoli, Turin (2008); the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco (2008); UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2004); the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (2004); Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver (2004); CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts (2004), and Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt (2003).
His works are held in the public collections of the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Sammlung Brandhorst, Munich; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut; ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany; and the Boros Collection, Berlin.