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Thomas Riess



1970    born in Tyrol
1995    Studies at the Mozarteum Art University in Salzburg, Class for Graphic Arts and Visual Media
2001    Diploma
lives in Vienna
 (AUT)


Solarships



2009-12  the @rtist’s kitchen, artist’s residence, Soravia Group, Vienna (AUT)
2010    Artist in Residence in Paliano/Rome (ITA) Scholarship of the Provincial Government of Tyrol (AUT)
2010    Artist in Residence, Kunstquartier Hotel Hospiz (AUT)
2009    Artist in Residence in Medulin (HRV)
2001    Artist in Residence in Paliano/Rome (ITA) Scholarship of the Provincial Government of Tyrol
1999    Internationale Sommerakademie Salzburg (AUT), Scholarship of the Provincial Government of
           Salzburg


Awards



2010    Finalist at RLB-Art Award (AUT)
2008    Finalist at 3. Premio Internazionale Arte Laguna Venezia (ITA)
2008    Welde Art Awart for Painting, Germany (DEU)
2005    Durst Art Award for Painting and Drawing, Austria (AUT)
2000    Stainach Art Award, Stainach/Irdning (AUT)


Selected Exhibitions



2021    Wonderland, Elektrohalle Rhomberg, Salzburg (Solo)
           (K)ein Mensch ist eine Insel, Künstlerhaus Wien, Vienna (AT), curated by Günther Oberhollenzer
           2021 Unlocked! – Brennecke Fine Art, Berlin (D)
           Der Strich durch die Rechnung, Thomas Riess/Markus Hofer, Heimo Bachlechner Gallery, Graz (AT)
           Wintersalon, Estermann+Messner Gallery, Vienna (AT)

2020    Lockout, Museum Festung Franzensfeste, Franzensfeste, curated by Heinrich Schwazer (I)
           Off the radar, Galerie Brennecke Fine Art, Berlin (DEU) (Solo)
           Out Of Silence, Video Presentation, Lumen Museum of Mountain Photography, Bruneck (I)
           New Realities II, Kodritsch/Riess/Schnur, Galerie Esterhammer+Messner, Vienna (AUT)
           Time Travel, Palais Kinsky, Vienna (AT)
           30 years - Don´t look back!, Galerie Brennecke Fine Art, Berlin (DEU)
           kein halbes Dutzend, Galerie Heimo Bachlechner, Graz (AUT)


2019    fly me to the moon, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich (CHE)
           ticket to the moon, Kunsthalle Krems (AUT)
           fly me to the moon, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg (AUT)
           blurs & idols, ÖBV-Atrium, Wien (AUT) (Solo)
           das bewegte Bild, basement, Wien (AUT) (Solo with MARCK)
           fluid reality, Art Space Recheis, Hall/T (AUT), curated by Julia Sparber-Ablinger (Solo)
           Mitglieder:Innen:Schau, Künstlerhaus Klagenfurt (AUT)

2018    The Isle of White, Kunstraum Arcade, Mödling (AUT) (Solo w. Larissa Leverenz)
           Wintersalon - Puy Art not Drugs, Kristine Hamann Gallery, Wismar (DEU)
           Portfolio, Contemporary Art from South and North Tyrol, Stadtgalerie Bozen (ITA)
           Sommer Salon, Kristine Hamann Gallery, Wismar (DEU)
           The Isle of White Vol. II, Hrobsky Gallery, Vienna (AUT) (Solo w. Larissa Leverenz)
           Winter Salon, Kristine Hamann Gallery, Wismar (DEU)

2017    Flow, Kristine Hamann Gallery, Wismar (DEU) (Solo)
           Rencentre Wismar:Berlin, Kristine Hamann Gallery, Wismar (DEU)
           with Semjon Contemporary Gallery, Berlin
           Stratified. Fragmented world(s), Das Weiße Haus, Vienna (AUT)

           Idols & Landscapes, Kunstforum Unterland, Neumarkt (ITA) (Solo)

           Zoom, Hrobsky Gallery, Vienna (AUT) (Solo)

           20 Years Kunstforum Unterland, Kunstforum Unterland, Neumarkt (ITA)
           AHEAD of the Game, Künstlerhaus Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt (AUT)
           Flower Power, Museum Artemons, Hellmonsödt/Linz (AUT)
           Kiosk Tabak Ltd. Expositions Galerie Fishpiece - Kiosk Tabak, Zürich (CHE)

2016    It’s Liquid, Art Expo, Rome (ITA)
           Close Up, Kristine Hamann Gallery, Wismar (DEU)

           Winterreigen, Schmidt Gallery, Reith/Alpbachtal (AUT)

           Drawing Vienna IV, Hrobsky Gallery, Vienna (AUT)
           Positions, Museum Artemons, Hellmonsödt/Linz (AUT)
           Shift, Trapp Gallery, Salzburg (AUT)

2015    The Collage Principle, Frohner Forum, Krems 
(AUT)
           Inside-Out, Museum Artemons, Helmonsödt/Linz (AUT) (Solo)
  
           Haberpointner/Riess, Schmidt Gallery, Hall/Tirol (AUT) (Solo)
  
           After Picasso, Frohner Forum, Krems (AUT)
           Blur, Trapp Gallery, Salzburg (AUT) (Solo)
           Stadt-Kunst-Innsburck. Art Acquisitions 2010-2015, Stadtsäle Innsbruck, Innsbruck (AUT)
           Timewise, Kristine Hamann Gallery, Wismar (DEU)
           In the Middle of Time there is the Possibility of an Island, Hrobsky Gallery, Vienna (AUT) (Solo)
           6-2015, Bäckerstrasse 4 Gallery, Post Zentrale, Vienna (AUT)
           with without light, Galerie Trapp, Salzburg (AUT)

2014    The Future of Painting, Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg/Wien (AUT)
           Noise, Museum Stift Stams, Stams (AUT) (Solo)

           Ostrale 14, Mission O14, Dresden (DEU)
           I am I am not. Selected, Art Box, Kitzbühel (AUT) (Solo)
           I’m lovin’ it!, Fishpiece Gallery Kiosktabak, Zürich (CHE) (Solo)


2013    Content Art, iSphere Karlsplatz, Vienna
 (AUT)
           I am I am not, artdepot Gallery, Innsbruck (AUT) (Solo)
           Graurand, Palais Liechtenstein, Feldkirch (AUT)
           A little bit of History deleting, Peithner-Lichtenfels Gallery, Vienna (AUT)
           Personal Structures, 55. Biennale di Venezia, Palazzo Bembo, Venice (ITA)
           I am I am not, artdepot Gallery, Innsbruck (AUT) (Solo)
           Graurand, Palais Liechtenstein, Feldkirch (AUT)
           Content Art, iSphere Karlsplatz, Vienna 
(AUT)
           Humans, Künstlerhaus Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt (AUT)
           Humans, Prisma Gallery, Bolzano (ITA) 


2012    out there., Peithner-Lichtenfels Gallery, Vienna (AUT) (Solo)
           art4barter, Seed on Diamond Gallery, Philadelphia (USA)
           255 K., Stadtmuseum Innsbruck, Innsbruck (AUT)
           Me Myself & Them, Künstlerhaus Wien, Vienna (AUT)
           Kontextillusionen, Haus der Kunst, Baden (AUT)
           GAM 2012, Global Astronomy Month, Rotterdam (NLD)
           ANGeLa whEre are you?, Fishpiece Gallery, Zürich (CHE)

           Halali. Die Jagd nach dem Zeitgenössischen, Peithner-Lichtenfels Gallery, Vienna (AUT)
           Sofort Kunst!, Fishpiece Gallery, Zürich (CHE)


2011    Rooms, Schloss Porcia, Spittal/Drau (AUT) (Solo)
           Nothing jumps over the Wall, Kunstraum Pettneu, Pettneu (AUT) (Solo)
           Trans.form3, Künstlerhaus Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt (AUT)

2010    Hybridität, artdepot Gallery, Innsbruck (AT) (Solo w. Aron Demetz)
           Capsule, Peithner-Lichtenfels Gallery, VieUnna (AUT) (Solo)

           Leaves from Innsbruck, St. Claude Gallery, New Orleans (USA)

           Nord Art 2010, KiC Carlshütte Büdelsdorf/Rendsburg (DEU)
           RLB-Art Award 2010, RLB-Kunstbrücke, Innsbruck (AUT)

           Drawing Vienna, Peithner-Lichtenfels Gallery, Vienna (AUT)


2009    Art in the Studio, ORF-Kulturhaus, Innsbruck (AUT) (Solo)

           Interspace, Stadtgalerie Brixen, Brixen (ITA) (Solo)
           Roadhouse, The Front Gallery, New Orleans (USA)

           Special Show for Young Art. Federal State of Tyrol, Art-Innsbruck, Innsbruck (AUT) (Solo)

2008    Essencia. Real Conceivability, Dep. of Fine Arts, University of New Orleans (USA) (Solo)
           Spacetrip, Peithner-Lichtenfels Gallery, Vienna (AUT) (Solo)
           Spacetrip II, Galerie im Andechshof, Innsbruck (AUT) (Solo)



Art Fairs



2020    Art Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe (DEU)
           Baltic Art Weekend, Kunsthallo Rostock (DEU)
           SIAF 2020, Salzburg (AUT)
2019    Baltic Art Weekend, Kunsthallo Rostock (DEU)
           Art Bodensee, Dornbirn (AUT)
           SIAF 2019, Salzburg (AUT)
2018    3. Roter Salon, Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden-Rot (DEU)
           Art Austria, Palais Lichtenstein (AUT)
           Art Bodensee, Dornbirn (AUT)
           Affordable Art Fair, Hamburg (DEU)
2017    Art Vienna, Leopold Museum, Vienna (AUT)
           Art Bodensee, Dornbirn (AUT)
2016    Art Austria, Leopold Museum, Vienna
 (AUT)
2015    Art Austria, Leopold Museum, Vienna
 (AUT)
           Vienna Contemporary, Marxhalle, Vienna
 (UT)
           Viennafair, Messehalle, Vienna (AUT)
           Art Austria, Leopold Museum, Wien (AUT)
           Wikam 2015, Wien (AUT)
2014    Art Austria, Leopold Museum, Wien (AUT)
2012    Art Austria, Leopold Museum, Vienna (AUT)
           Art Fair, Köln (DEU)
2011    Art Austria, Leopold Museum, Vienna (AUT)
           Munich Contempo, art fair, Munich (DEU)

2010    Art Austria, Leopold Museum, Vienna (AUT)

           Art Fair 21, Köln (DEU)
2009    kunStart 09, Messe Bozen (ITA)
2008    Arte Padova, Padova (ITA)


Art collections



Collection ÖBV, Vienna (AUT)
Collection of the Government of Tyrol (AUT)
Collection of the City of Innsbruck (AUT)
Collection of the City of Salzburg (AUT)
Collection of the City of Imst (AUT)
Collection Hypo Tirol Bank, Innsbruck (AUT)
Collection Soravia Group, Vienna (AUT)
Collection Urban (AT)
Collection Hauser (AUT)
Collection Finstral (ITA)

Several national and international publications