Thomas Øvlisen

Thomas Øvlisen, See A Penny, installation at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, 2017
Thomas Øvlisen, See A Penny, installation at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, 2017
Thomas Øvlisen, This Is IT, 2017polystyrene foam, fiberglass, epoxy resin, autolacquer6.5 x 6.5 x 6.5 inches, 16.51 x 16.51 x 16.51 cm
Thomas Øvlisen, Egg 2, 2017polystyrene foam, fiberglass, epoxy resin, autolacquer8 inches ø 4 inches, 20.32 cm ø 10.16 cm
Thomas Øvlisen, Sunday, 2017polystyrene foam, fiberglass, epoxy resin, autolacquer2.5 inches ø 9 inches, 6.35 inches ø 22.86 cm
Thomas Øvlisen, Just Keeps on Giving, 2017polystyrene foam, fiberglass, epoxy resin, autolacquer3 inches ø 7 inches, 7.62cm ø 17.78 cm
Thomas Øvlisen, Portal 1, 2017polystyrene foam, fiberglass, epoxy resin, autolacquer2 inches ø 27 inches, 5.08 inches ø 68.58 cm
Thomas Øvlisen, Sunday May 27th 2018, 2018silver plated single use plastics and other disposables17 ½ x 4 ⅜ ø inches, 44.5 x 11 ø cm
Thomas Øvlisen, Friday June 22 2018, 2018silver plated single use plastics and other disposables9 ⅝ x 3 ½ ø inches, 24.5 x 9 ø cm
Thomas Øvlisen, Wednesday May 30th 2018, 2018silver plated single use plastics and other disposables20 ⅛ x 3 ⅞ ø inches, 51 x 10 ø cm
Thomas Øvlisen, Friday June 22nd 2018, 2018silver plated single use plastics and other disposables7 ½ x 4 ⅜ ø inches, 19 x 11 ø cm
Thomas Øvlisen, Jorgen Larsen, Taarbaek, installation view, 2014
Thomas Øvlisen, Feels Like Falling, 2014Polystyrene Foam, Fiberglass, Epoxy, Auto Paint31.5 x 38 32 inches
Thomas Øvlisen, Feels Like Failing, 2014Polystyrene Foam, Fiberglass, Epoxy, Auto Paint32.5 x 38 x 32 inches
Thomas Øvlisen, Jorgen Larsen, Taarbaek, installation view, 2014
Thomas Øvlisen, GGRRTOY, 2012epoxy resin, cotton sheets, auto lacquer96.46 x 23.62x 1.97 inches, 245 x 60 x 5 cm
Installation view of Tomato, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, 2012,
installation view of Tomato, 2012 at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery installation view of Tomato, 2012 at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery,
Thomas Øvlisen, GGRRTOY, 2012epoxy resin, cotton sheets, auto lacquer96.46 x 23.62x 1.97 inches, 245 x 60 x 5 cm
Thomas Øvlisen, LGO, 2011autolacquer and enamel on fiberglass and polystyrene foam96.5 x 23.5 x 8.75 inches, 245.1 x 59.7 x 22.2 cm
Thomas Øvlisen, WIBNIWWO, 2011autolacquer and enamel on fiberglass and polystyrene foam96.5 x 23.5 x 8.75 inches, 245.1 x 59.7 x 22.2 cm
Thomas Øvlisen, TCABLAR, 2011autolacquer and enamel on fiberglass and polystyrene foam96.5 x 23.5 x 4 inches, 245.1 x 59.7 x 10.2 cm
Thomas Øvlisen, TCABLAR, 2011autolacquer and enamel on fiberglass and polystyrene foam96.5 x 23.5 x 4 inches, 245.1 x 59.7 x 10.2 cm
Thomas Øvlisen, TCABLAR, 2011autolacquer and enamel on fiberglass and polystyrene foam96.5 x 23.5 x 4 inches, 245.1 x 59.7 x 10.2 cm
Thomas Øvlisen, LWRBSTHAH, 2011autolacquer and enamel on fiberglass and polystyrene foam96.5 x 23.5 x 4 inches, 245.1 x 59.7 x 10.2 cm
Thomas Øvlisen, LWRBSTHAH, 2011autolacquer and enamel on fiberglass and polystyrene foam96.5 x 23.5 x 8.75 inches, 245.1 x 59.7 x 10.2 cm
Thomas Øvlisen, Hang On, 2009autolacquer and enamel on sculpted polystyrene60 x 23.5 x 2.75 inches, 152.4 x 59.7 x 7 cm
Thomas Øvlisen, 2006autolacquer and enamel on MDF32 x 48 inches, 81.3 x 121.9 cm
Thomas Øvlisen, 2006autolacquer and enamel on MDF48 X 48 inches, 121.9 X 121.9 cm

Biography

b. 1974, Denmark
lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark

Education

2001
BFA, Rhode Island School of Design

1995
Kreativ Basis, Reklameskolen, Copenhagen, Denmark

1994
Studentereksamen, Holte Gymnasium. Holte, Denmark

Solo Exhibitions

2021
Anden stjerne til højre, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark

2019
Variations in Blue, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2017
See a Penny, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York

2016
Techno Fossil Tumbleweed, Eighteen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Knud, Sade, Los Angeles, CA

2015
New Decks, Street Machine, Copenhagen, Denmark

2014
Jørgen Larsen, Taarbæk, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York

2013
Grazing Blitz, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2012
Tomato, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York

2011
Jesus Christ Get Off My Back, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2009
(Perfect) Invisible for Ever Changing, Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2008
Uprock, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2006
Nothing Stays the Same, Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2005
Void, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2003
Stuff, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Group Exhibitions

2021
It’s Weird to Disappear, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2020
MINE IV, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2019
MINE III, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2018
MINE II, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2017
MINE, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2016
New Thoughts, New Visions, Hearst Corporation, New York
The Art of the Now, curated by Betty Levin , Hearst Corporation Building Galleries

2015
13, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2014
Heerup in the Middle, Viborg Kunsthal, Viborg, Denmark

2013
Heerup in the Middle, Heerup Museum, Rodvore, Denmark
Secret Garden II, Museum Gl. Holtegaard, Holte, Denmark
Xstraction, The Hole, New York

2012
Secret Garden
, Gammel Holtegård Museum, Denmark
The Quality of Presence
, curated by Dmitry Komis, Chelsea Hotel, New York

2011
Insurgencies
, curated by Shane Bradford & Peter Lamb
OneShot
, Kunstpakhuset, Ikast, Denmark
Status – Somewhere Between Position and Condition
, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Weight Perception
, curated by Andrew Schoultz, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2007
Paper Trails
, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2006
There is U in Us
, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
CRG Gallery Presents: Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery
, New York

2005
Diesel New Art 2005
, Gallery Edition, Copenhagen, Denmark (jury selection from Diesel New Art competition 2005)
Framed
, V1 gallery + turbine hallerne, Copenhagen, Denmark
Gallerie Asbaek Summer Show
, Gallerie Asbaek, Copenhagen, Denmark

2004
V1 Group Show
, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2003
Jules Show
, Gallerie Asbaek, Copenhagen, Denmark

2002
Group Show
, Centro Cultural Andratx, Mallorca
Winter Landscapes
, Riget Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Publication
2019
Future Techno Fossil Tumbleweed, (takes off after Øvlisens solo exhibition at Eighteen in 2016), published by At Last Books, by Adrianna Campell, Nick Paumgarten, Knud Romer, Jesper Elg, Paul Auster, Paul Barols

Bibliography

2021
Billedreportage,  “Billedreportage  fra en nedlukket udstilling: Thomas Øvlisen: Anden stjerne til højre –Nikolaj Kusthal”, Kunsten.nu

2016
Bonde, Lisbeth, Review, Kunsten.nu, December.

2014
Dalmagas, Rachel, “Art of The childhood memory”, Zing Magazine, August.
Tillotson, Newlin, “Cocaine, Champagne, The Grim Reaper, and More at V1 Gallery’s CHART Fair Booth”, Artsy, August,21.

2013
Zing Magazine 23
Johnson, Ken, “Xstraction”, New York Times, June 7.

2012
Asfour, Nana, “Thomas Ovlisen, “Tomato”, Time Out NY, February 14.
Zhu, B., “Thomas Ovlisen at Klaus von Nichtssagend”, Continuum, January 30.

2006
Smith, Roberta, “CRG Presents: Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery”, New York Times, July 14.
Dansk Kunst 2006, Forlaget Skriver, Copenhagen, Denmark

2005
“The 50 most Important Living Artists of Denmark”, Magasinet Kunst, Denmark

2003
“The Un Declaration of Human Rights, Ascheboug, Copenhagen, Denmark

2000
“You Don’t Have to Like the Art…”, Novo, Copenhagen, Denmark

Awards

2005
Diesel New Art 2005, Finalist

2001
Andrew Mellon Fellowship, The Museum of the Rhode Island School of Design

Collections

NNIT, Denmark
Novo A/S, Bagsvaerd, Denmark
PriceWaterHouseCoopers, Hellerup, Denmark
Haldor Topsaee A/S, Lyngby, Denmark
Novozymes, Bagsvaerd, Denmark
Damgaerd Data (now Microsoft), Copenhagen, Denmark

Press

Exhibitions