About

Vita

1970 Born in Rudolstadt, Germany

Apprenticeship at Meissen Porcelain Company, Meissen, Germany

Study at the University of Art and Design, Offenbach/Main, Germany

Lives and works in Manhattan

 

Solo Exhibitions

"Cornelia Thomsen: The Collective Self," 1014 Space for Ideas, New York, 2022

“Cornelia Thomsen. Garden: Urgency and Resilience,” Tayloe Piggott Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming, 2022

“Cornelia Thomsen: Stripes and Structures II,” Kashima Arts, Tokyo, 2018

“Cornelia Thomsen,” Felix Ringel Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany, 2017

“Cornelia Thomsen: Strokes,” Leslie Feely Gallery, New York, 2016

“Cornelia Thomsen: Stripes and Structures,” Kashima Arts, Tokyo, 2015

“Cornelia Thomsen: Hypocrisis, Pressures, and Ironies of Life in Communist East Germany,” German Consulate NYC, New York, 2014

“Cornelia Thomsen: Stripes and Structures,” Leslie Feely Gallery, New York, 2014

“Landscape and Abstraction: Cornelia Thomsen,” Friedrich-Froebel Museum, Bad Blankenburg, Germany, 2014

“Cornelia Thomsen: Stripe Paintings,” Erik Thomsen Gallery, New York, 2011

“Cornelia Thomsen: Nature’s Reflections,” Behnke and Doherty Gallery, Washington Depot, Connecticut, 2010

“Cornelia Thomsen: Works on Paper,” The International Art and Design Fair, New York, 2005

  

Group Exhibitions

"The Joy of Blue," Leslie Feely, New York, 2022

“Quieter than Silence,” Venetia Initiatives, New York, 2022

"√K Collection Summer 2021", √K Contemporary by Kashima Arts, Tokyo, 2021

Felix Ringel Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany 2019

Zurich 18 Art Fair, Felix Ringel Galerie, Zürich, 2018

“CounterPointe 5,” The Actors Fund Arts Center, Brooklyn 2017

German Consulate, “Make Your Mark,” Northside Festival’s Williamsburg Walks, Brooklyn, 2016

“Testing Testing: Painting and Sculpture since 1960 from the Permanent Collection,” Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 2015

“Color Fall,” William Siegal Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2014

Brooklyn Museum, stage design, collaboration with the Brooklyn Ballet, 2013

“Freie Sicht,” Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany, 2013

“Group Show,” Leslie Feely Gallery, New York, 2012

“Retrospective,” Behnke and Doherty Gallery, Washington Depot, Connecticut, 2011

“Etchings and Prints,” Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, 2010

“Fragile Diplomacy,” The Bard Graduate Center, New York, 2008

“Group Show,” Broome Street Gallery, New York, 2007

“Art Attack,” Frère Independent, Chelsea Hotel, New York, 2007

“Immer die schönste Malerei,” Galerie K9 aktuelle Kunst, Hannover, Germany, 2006

 
Publice Lectures

"No Body Is Closed," a conversation between Siri Hustvedt and Cornelia Thomsen, 1014 Space for Ideas, New York, 2022

“Women, Politics, and Art,“ 1014 Space for Ideas, New York, 2021
“What Remains: Art and Remembrance,” Panel Discussion, Deutsches Haus NYU, New York, 2019
“The Fall of the Berlin Wall,” seminar at CUNY Graduate Center, New York, 2019
“Imagery, Narrative, Propaganda in the German Democratic Republic,” University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2018
“Lasting Effects of the Berlin Wall on Women in Germany,” United Nations Association of New York, New York, 2018
“Frauen und Kunst in der DDR,” University of Chicago Speaker Series, Chicago, 2017
“Ghosts in the Machine, East German Culture in Unified Germany,” Goethe-Institut, New York, 2017
“Women in Art,” Austrian-German-Swiss Women-in-Business Forum, New York, 2016

 

 

Video

Artnet News video about Cornelia Thomsen, February 8, 2017
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Publications

Cornelia Thomsen. Garden: Urgency and Resilience, Tayloe Piggott Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming, 2022

Cornelia Thomsen: Strokes, Leslie Feely Gallery, New York, 2016

Cornelia Thomsen: Stripes and Structures, Kashima Arts, Tokyo, 2015

Cornelia Thomsen: Stripes and Structures, Leslie Feely Gallery, New York, 2014

Cornelia Thomsen: Stripe Paintings, Erik Thomsen Gallery, New York, 2011

Cornelia Thomsen: Garden, Erik Thomsen Gallery, New York, 2011

Cornelia Thomsen: Works on Paper, The International Art and Design Fair, New York, 2005

 

Public Collections

Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Fairfield University Art Museum, Fairfield, Connecticut

Friedrich Fr bel Museum, Bad Blankenburg, Germany

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis

Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona