Christian Tomaszewski, Assistant Professor
Christian Tomaszewski explores narrative potentials of architecture, space, design, and typography. Tomaszewski’s work is largely influenced by his interest in cinema and its history. He designs posters for non-existing films, builds elaborate installations and fictional spaces that seamlessly blend with actual architecture, and activates iconic imagery and objects from movies through reconstructing them in tactile reality and presenting them in new contexts and configurations.
Christian Tomaszewski was born in Gdansk, Poland and currently lives and works in New York.
His work has been exhibited widely in the United States and Europe - in such venues as Sculpture Center and The Bronx Museum in New York, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle (Warsaw, Poland), Fondazione Querini Stampalia (Venice, Italy), Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten (Marl, Germany), Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz (Chemnitz, Germany), Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie (Regensburg, Germany), International Biennale of Contemporary Art, National Gallery (Prague, Czech Republic), the First Biennale of Polish Art (Lodz, Poland), Michael Wiesehoefer Galerie (Cologne, Germany), Tufts University Art Gallery (Boston, MA), Bureau for Open Culture at Columbus College of Art & Design (Columbus, OH), University Art Gallery-Mandeville Center (San Diego, CA), Nottingham Contemporary (Nottingham, UK) and Performa’09-the Third Biennial of Performance Art in New York City among other places.
Tomaszewski’s new projects will be presented in the upcoming exhibitions: Le Guern Gallery (Warsaw, Poland), Drawing Center (New York City), The Model (Sligo,Ireland).
He is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland and past participant in several prestigious residency programs including the American Academy in Rome, the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York City and Artpace in San Antonio, TX. Tomaszewski is recipient of numerous grants and awards including past support form the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and 2008 fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.