Liliane Tomasko (b. 1967 Zurich, Switzerland) begins her painting process by taking close-up Polaroid photographs of prosaic objects such as unmade beds, window frames or piles of clothes. She paints from the photograph, applying impastoed layers of oil paint to linen, cropping the frame and merging colours to abstract the image. These illusive patterns immerse us in the fibre of everyday life. Tomasko chooses the domestic experience specifically as route to connect with a protective energy that she describes as distinctly female.

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BIOGRAPHY

Tomasko’s work is found in public and private collections worldwide, including: Bank Vontobel AG, Zurich, CH; Hilti Art Foundation, Schaan, LI; Hôtel des Arts, Centre Méditerranéen D’Art, Toulon, FR; Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin, IE; IVAM-Institut Valencia d’Art Modern, Valencia, ES; K20 K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, DE; Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, CH; Lowe Art Museum, Miami, US; Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, Munich, DE; Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, DE; Try-Me Collection, Richmond, Virginia, US; VMFA Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia, US

She studied at Camberwell College, Chelsea College of Art & Design, and the Royal Academy of Arts, London. She lives and works in Germany and New York.

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b. 1967, Zurich, Switzerland
Lives and works in New York, US


EDUCATION

1998
MA in Fine Arts, Royal Academy of Arts (RA), London, UK

1995
BA in Fine Arts, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London, UK

1992
Foundation Course, Camberwell College, London, UK


AWARDS

1997
Landseer Prize, Royal Academy of Arts (RA), London


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
a dream of, Blain|Southern, Berlin, DE
12 nights x dreams, ROCA Rockland Center of the Arts, West Nyack, US

2017
Sean Scully + Liliane Tomasko, Centre D’art Contemporain Acentmètresducentredumonde, Perpignan, FR
Feeling Folding, PIFO Gallery, Beijing, CN Kunstwerk, Sammlung Klein, Stuttgart, DE
Liliane Tomasko, Marc Straus Gallery, New York, US

2016
Sean Scully + Liliane Tomasko, (curated by Javier Molins), Fundación Bancaja, Valencia, ES
Texere, Bechter Katowsky Galerie, Vienna, AT

2015
Sense, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, IE
Mother-Matrix-Matter, Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Florida, US
In Visible World, Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona, US
dusk at dawn, Kunsthalle Rostock, DE 2014
Into the Darkness, Leslie Feely, New York, US

2013
The Shifting, Garrison Arts Center, New York, US
Vestige, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK

2012
Deeper Dark, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, IE

2011
Luminous Matter, IVAM, Valencia, ES; Casal Solleric, Palma, Mallorca, ES; Herforder Kunstverein, DE Liliane Tomasko and Sean Scully. The shadow of the corner of the wall, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin, DE

2010
Rückblick, Zweigstelle Berlin, DE
Recent Paintings, New York Studio School, New York, US

2008
Corner, Galerie Jamileh Weber, Zurich, CH
De l’intime et du pli, Hôtel des Arts, Centre Méditerranéen D’Art, Toulon, FR

2007
Galeria Carles Taché, Barcelona, ES

2006
Return, Bilder und Arbeiten auf Papier, Galerie Jamileh Weber, Zurich, CH

2004
Liliane Tomasko, Sala Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca, ES
Liliane Tomasko, Walter Storms Galerie, Munich, DE

2002
Liliane Tomasko, Galeria Llucià Homs, Barcelona, ES
 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
Abstract Painting Now!
, Kunsthalle Krems, AT Bild / Skulptur, Bechter Kastowsky Galerie, Vienna, AT
PARK, Holly’s Gallery, Guangzhou, CN (co-presented by Kerlin Gallery)

2016
If Only Bella Abzug Were Here, Marc Straus Gallery, New York, US
sommer, Bechter Kastowsky Galerie, Vienna, AT

2015
Sleepless: The Bed in History and Contemporary Art, 21er Haus, Vienna, AT
Domestic Space, Zweigstelle Berlin, DE

2014
Couleurs Contemporaines, Centre D’Art de Chateauvert, FR

2013
VIKTOR, Zweigstelle Berlin, DE

2011
From each the best, Zweigstelle Berlin, DE

2010
Summer 2010, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, IE
Venus & Mars, Portraits, Weltraum, Munich, DE
Decameron (curated by David Cohen), New York Studio School, US

2009
1999/2009, Regard sur la Collection, Hôtel des Arts, Centre Méditerranéen D’Art,Toulon, FR
Preview, Galerie Jamileh Weber, Zurich, CH
Gallery Artists, Walter Storms Galerie, Munich, DE
Die Stille zwischen zwei Aktionen, (curated by Frank Hutter), Gassereins, Munich, DE
Venus & Mars, Künstler Paare München, Weltraum, Munich, DE

2008
Centre Cultural La Mercè, Girona,ES

2007
Go between, Maneggio Chiablese, Torino, IT; Kunstverein Traunstein, DE; Oberösterreichischer Kunstverein, Linz, AT
30 Jahre, Walter Storms Galerie, Munich, DE
Neue Bilder von verschiedenen Künstlern, Galerie Jamileh Weber, Zurich, CH

2006
Go between, 9 Positionen zwischen abstrakter und figurativer Malerei, Kunstverein Aichach, DE
20 Jahre K20, Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, DE

2005
Sala Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca, ES

2003
Sala Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca, ES

1998
Original #2, Kapil Jariwala Gallery, London, UK
Artists of the Day, Flowers East, London, UK

1997
Landseer Prize, Royal Academy of Arts (RA), London, UK

1995
First Class, The London Institute, London, UK

1993
Soundings, Moravian Burial Ground, London


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2017
Valeria Waibel, Florian Steininger, Exhibition Catalogue, Eberdingen, Kunstwerk Sammlung Klein, beide / both: Sean Scully + Liliane Tomasko
Jiang Yuehong, Liliane Tomasko, PIFO Gallery, Beijing, CN

2016
Javier Molins, Sean Scully + Liliane Tomasko, Bancaja Foundation, Valencià, ES
Jurriaan Benschop, Florian Steininger, Liliane Tomasko, Texere, Bechter Kastowsky Galerie, Vienna, AT
Heather Diack, Jill Deupi, Exhibition Catalogue, Lowe Art Museum, Miami, Liliane Tomasko: Mother-Matrix-Matte

2015
Sue Hubbard, Exhibition Catalogue, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Liliane Tomasko, Sense

2013
Kelly Grovier, Oscar Humphries, Exhibition Catalogue, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, Liliane Tomasko, Vestige

2011
Consuelo Císcar Casabán, Sally Radic, Armin Zweite, Liliane Tomasko Luminous Matter, Czernin Verlag, Vienna, AT

2010
David Cohen, Liliane Tomasko, New York Studio School, New York, US

2008
Gilles Altieri, David Cohen, Exhibition Catalogue, Toulon, Hôtel des Arts, Centre Méditerranéen D’Art, Liliane Tomasko: De l’intime et du pli

2007
Enrique Juncosa, Exhibition Catalogue, Galeria Carles Taché, Barcelona, Liliane Tomasko

2006
Anette Kruszynski, Jahresberict 2005/2006, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, DE
Marcus Golling, Exhibition Catalogue, Aichach, Kunstverein Aichach,‘Go Between’: 9 Positionen Zwischen Abstrakter und Figurativer Malerei 

2004
Sean Scully, David Carrier, The Third Shore, Walter Storms Galerie and Sala Pelaires, Munich, DE and Palma de Mallorca, ES

2002
Edward Lucie-Smith, Liliane Tomasko, Galeria Llucià Homs, Barcelona, ES 
Edward Lucie-Smith, Art Tomorrow, Éditions Pierre Terrail, Paris, FR


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Bank Vontobel AG, Zurich, CH
Hilti Art Foundation, Schaan, LI
Hôtel des Arts, Centre Méditerranéen D'Art, Toulon, FR
Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin, IE
IVAM-Institut Valencia d”Art Modern, Valencia, ES
K20 K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, DE
Kunstmuseum Bern, CH Lowe Art Museum, Miami, US
Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, Munich, DE
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, DE Try-Me Collection, Richmond, Virginia,  US
VMFA Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, US

 


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