Approved: 16.08.2006

Andrea Thoma

Approved: 16.08.2006

Concepts
My interest in the notion of place is linked to the idea of duration, repetition and juxtaposition of narrative. Since 1998 I have been developing a body of work (painting and photography) with the title Thought Dwellings. These images derive from memories and experiences of the 'ordinary'. They are perceptions of everyday life, but also offer possibilities for more philosophical considerations.

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  • Location: Leeds, Yorkshire
 

Biography

Concepts My interest in the notion of place is linked to the idea of duration, repetition and juxtaposition of narrative. Since 1998 I have been developing a body of work (painting and photography) with the title Thought Dwellings. These images derive from memories and experiences of the 'ordinary'. They are perceptions of everyday life, but also offer possibilities for more philosophical considerations. They are depictions of 'void', the condensation of information into a place where thoughts can dwell. Thought Dwellings. Sub-headings: Sky - Plant - Space - Garden.Influences Artists: Hiroshi Sugimoto, Gerhard Richter, Ellsworth Kelly, Eva Hesse and Jean-Marc Bustamante.Career path 1988 Diplôme National Supérieur d'Expression Plastique (French MA) 1989 Visiting Scholar, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA 2000 Visiting Artist, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA 2004 Visiting Artist, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, USA

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 2007 - Provenienzen des Lichts (mit Rosika Janko-Glage), Inselgalerie, Berlin 2002 - In the Sky, Otter Gallery, Chichester 2001 - Creditorenverein, Pforzheim, Germany 2001 - Sky Corridor, Tunnelvision, Arts Arena, Leeds, UK 2000 - Katherine Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, USA 2000 - Powerhouse II Gallery, Wakefield, UK 1998 - Zeitgalerie, Pforzheim, Germany 1995 - Kulturhalle Remchingen, Germany 1993 - Sparkasse, Pforzheim, Germany 1992 - Dannenberg Gallery, New York, USA 1990 - Dannenberg Gallery, New York, USA Group exhibitions 2008 - So near so far, APT Gallery, Deptford, London 2007 - Individualism, Bretton Hall, West Bretton 2007 - So near so far/ so nahe so fern, Kunstverein Ebersberg e.V., Ebersberg/ Germany 2005 - LAN2D: Beyond landscape, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol 2004 - LAN2D: Beyond landscape, Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax 2004 - That which is near (I), Only - atelier, vienna 2004 - That which is near (II), Representation of Baden-Wuerttembers, EU, Bruxelles 2003 - Bridges, Astvennue, University of the West of England, Bristol 2003 - Skylight Stillnight (two person show), Dearn Clough Galleries; Jack Olson Gallery, Halifax, UK; Dekalb, ill.USA 1997 - 'Unknown Quantity', Clocktower Gallery, Sheffield, UK 1996 - 'Disinformation', Athenaeum Building, Leeds, UK 1996 - Neuhoff Gallery, New York, USA 1995 - 'Der 23. Februar 1945-50 Jahre danach', Reuchlinhaus, Pforzheim, Germany 1995 - 'Ortszeit', Town Hall Pforzheim and Cloister Maulbronn, Germany 1994 - Villa Hammerschmiede, Soellingen, Germany 1993 - Artists of the Dannenberg Gallery, New York, USA 1992 - Artists of the Dannenberg Gallery, New York, USA 1991 - Young International Art, EP Gallery Dusseldorf, Germany