1977-81            University of Washington, Seattle, philosophy and art studies, B.A.

1981-83            Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, Paris

Columbia University, New York, M.F.A. Painting

1984-86            Studio Assistant to Leon Golub and Nancy Spero, New York

as of 1998        lives and works in Switzerland


2021                 Aargauer Kuratorium, Primeur

2014                 Free Space Stipend, Kanton Zurich

2011                 Work Year Stipend, Kanton Zurich

2010                 Aargauer Kuratorium, Studio Berlin (3 months)

2008                 Berlin (5 months)          

2007-17            Studio of the city of Zurich, Red Factory, Zurich, Switzerland

1993 & '97        Artist in Residence, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont, U.S.A.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS                    

2014                Zurich, Nicola von Senger Gallery

2011                Basel, Evil Bunny, balzer projects

2008                Berlin, Cuisine Macabre, Zagreus Projekt

2006                Basel, Ueker & Ueker Gallery

2002                Basel, Holbeinstrasse 27

                        Zürich, Imagebase Gallery

1997                 Sewanee, Tennessee, University Gallery, The University of the South

1996                 New York, Condeso/Lawler Gallery

1995                 New York, Condeso/Lawler Gallery

1991                 New York, Condeso/Lawler Gallery

                        Indianapolis, Indiana, In Vivo Gallery

1989                 New York, Condeso/Lawler Gallery

1988                 New York, Condeso/Lawler Gallery

1985                 New York, White Columns


2020                 Brugg, Zimmermannhaus, Dummies (with René Fahrni)

2019                 Aarau, Arnold Galerie, You Sexy Thing (with Lorenz Oliver Schmid)

2012                 Zürich, Who Fucked up my Painting, Perla Mode, Painting Collaboration/Performance with Alex          Herzog and Julia Sheppard



2021                 Zofingen, Stay With Me, Four Generations of a Family of Painters, Kunsthaus Zofingen

2020                 Aarau, Auswahl 20, Aargauer Kunsthaus

                        Baden, Truffes & Trouvailles, Kunstraum Baden

2017                 Zürich, Röntgenstrasse 10, Kleine Sonntagsschau

2016                 Berlin, Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Works from the Collection

2013                 Zürich, Werk- und Atelierstipendien der Stadt Zürich, Helmhaus

                         Urnäsch, So fremd kann Heimat sein

                         Basel, Landscape: A Story of Rehabilitation, balzer projects

        Budapest, Hungary, What a Wonderful World, Erika Deak Galleria

2012                 Miami, Pulse /Impulse, Solo with balzer projects

        Leipzig, Twin Peaks , Alabama Sir

2011                 Basel, Painting is the Practice of Applying Paint, balzer projects

                        Aarau, Auswahl 11, Aargauer Kunsthaus                                                                                   

                        Luzern, Drawn Together, Alpineum Produzenten Galerie

                        Zürich, Werkschau 11, Werkbeiträge Bildende Kunst, Kanton Zürich, F+F

2010                 Auswahl 10, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau

2008                Berlin, Substitut

2005                 Baden, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, Kunstraum Baden

                (with Joseph Egan und Maria Magdalena Z’Graggen)

2004                 Zürich, Rosa, die Artothek

2001/00/99       Aarau, Jahresausstellung, Aargauer Kunsthaus

1998                New York, Terra Personae, The Painting Center

                        New York, Five Artists in New York, Robert Steele Gallery

                        New York, Trace: Painting the Self after Postmodernism, 55 Mercer Gallery

1995                Woodstock, New York, Emerging From New York, Arts Center

1990                Düsseldorf, Summer in the City, ID Galerie

1989                 Düsseldorf, Alles neu macht der Mai, ID Galerie 

                         New York, Condeso/Lawler Gallery

                         Albany, New York, The Prehistoric in Contemporary Art, New York State Museum

1988/87            Sewanee, Tennessee, Faculty Exhibition, University Gallery, The University of the South

1986                 New York, Small Works, Grace Borgenicht Gallery

                         Los Angeles, Still Life/Life Still, Michael Kohn Gallery

                         New York, Invitational Exhibition, Grace Borgenicht Gallery

                         New York, Update 1985-86, White Columns

                         New York, An Invitational, Condeso/Lawler Gallery


Schindler, Feli           "Tom Fellner, René Fahrni" (Hinweise), Kunstbulletin, Zürich, 1-2 / 2020

Lain                          Interview, Amateur, vol.10, p. 44, 4 / 2012

Baur, Simon              "Tom Fellner" (Hinweise), Kunstbulletin, Zürich, 6 / 2011

Opferkuch, Judith      "Kunst zum Hirnen" (interview), Basler Zeitung, Oktober 10, 2006

Grundy, Timothy       "Der Blues bestimmt die Bildfarbe", Basellandschaftliche Zeitung, November 5, 2002

Clark, Gregory          "The Forest: Paintings by Tom Fellner 1995-1996" (Catalogue),

                                Sewanee, Tennessee: The University of the South Gallery, April 1997       

Silverstein, Joel         "Trace: Painting the Self after Postmodernism" (Catalogue),

                                New York: 55 Mercer Gallery, June 1997

Suter, Noel               "Tom Fellner/Condeso/Lawler", The New York Review of Art, vol.II, no.3, p. 17, May-June 1995

McCullough, L.E.       "New Voices", Arts Indiana (cover and interview), April 1993

Mannheimer, Steve   "Recent Works Show Evolution of Three Artists", The Indianapolis Star, October 31, 1993

Damm, Illya              "Alles neu macht der Mai" (Catalogue), Düsseldorf: ID Galerie, 1989

Arning, Bill                "Tom Fellner", Update 85-86 (Catalogue), New York: White Columns, 1986

Manning, Miles &      "Invitational Exhibition" (Catalogue), New York: Grace Borgenicht Gallery, 1986

Adams, James          

McCormick, Carlo      "Tom Fellner/White Columns", Artforum 24, no.7, p.122, March 1986

Brenson, Michael      "Art: 'Structures,' Exhibition at White Columns", New York Times, December 13, 1985

______                     "Thomas Fellner, Condeso/Lawler Gallery", New York Times, April 28, 1989


“Rosa” (20 participating artists), die Artothek, Zürich, January/February 2004


Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Aargauer Kunsthaus, Switzerland

City of Zürich