Trained as a painter at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich, Thomas Eggerer (b. 1963 Munich, Germany) stepped away from the medium shortly after graduation in 1994 to join the New York collective Group Material. He returned to the artform several years later, and his work, which includes drawing and collage as well as painting, typically portrays figures in an abstract, surreal landscape, or set against dominating architecture or magazine cutouts.
Eggerer has been honored with solo exhibitions at the Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, the Netherlands (2008); Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany, (2003); and Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT (2002). His work has also been included in numerous group shows at venues including White Columns, New York (2011); MoMA, New York (2009); Castello di Rivoli, Turin (2008); SFMoMA, San Francisco (2008); UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2004); and the Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt (2003). Eggerer has served as a professor of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA and is currently teaching at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. He lives and works in New York.
Photo credit: The Massacre, 2020, oil on linen.
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