About

Vita

1970 Born in Rudolstadt, Germany

Worked at Meissen Porcelain Company, Meissen, Germany

Studied at the Academy of Art and Design, Offenbach, Germany

Lives and works in Manhattan

 

Solo Exhibitions

Cornelia Thomsen, Stripes and Structures II, Kashima Arts, Tokyo, Japan, 2018

Cornelia Thomsen, Felix Ringel Galerie, Duesseldorf, Germany, 2017

Cornelia Thomsen - Strokes, Leslie Feely gallery, New York, 2016 (catalog)

Cornelia Thomsen, Stripes and Structures, Kashima Arts, Tokyo, Japan, 2015 (catalog)

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 (catalog)

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

Cornelia Thomsen, Stripe Paintings, Erik Thomsen Gallery, New York, 2011 (catalog)

Cornelia Thomsen, Nature's Reflections, Behnke & Doherty Gallery, Washington Depot, CT, 2010

Cornelia Thomsen: Works on Paper, The International Art & Design Fair, New York, 2005 (catalog)

 

Symposia and Talks 

The Fall of the Berlin Wall: 30 Years of Reflection on Aspects of Life in East Germany and the Changes Brought by the Mauerfall, City University of New York, New York, 2019

The Fall of the Berlin Wall and its Effect on Women and Art in Germany, Cosmopolitan Club, New York, 2019

Imagery, Narrative, Propaganda: Artists in the German Democratic Republic, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2018

28/28: The Lasting Effects of the Berlin Wall on Women in Germany, United Nations Association, New York, 2018

Women and Art in DDR, University of Chicago Speaker Series, Chicago, 2018

Ghosts in the Machine, Goethe Institute, New York, 2017

Women in Art, Austrian-German-Swiss Women-in-Business Forum, New York, 2016

 

Group Exhibitions

Künstler der Galerie, Felix Ringel GalerieDuesseldorf, Germany, 2019

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

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, NC, 2015

Color Fall, William Siegal Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, 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

Retospective, Behnke & Doherty Gallery, Washington Depot, CT, 2011

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

Fragile Dipolmacy, The Bard Graduate Center of New York, 2008

Group Show, Broome Street Gallery, New York, 2007

Art Attack, Frere Independent, Chelsea Hotel, New York, 2007

Immer die schoenste Malerei, Galerie K9 aktuelle Kunst, Hannover, Germany, 2006

 

Video

Artnet News video about Cornelia Thomsen
February 8, 2017
View video (3:01)

 

Publications

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

Cornelia Thomsen: Stripes and Structures, Kashima Arts, Tokyo, 2014

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 & Design Fair, New York, 2005

 

Public Collections

Ackland Museum, Chapel Hill, NC

Fairfield University Art Museum, Fairfield, CT

Friedrich Fröbel Museum, Bad Blankenburg, Germany

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, CA

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

Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia), Minneapolis, MN

Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ