Thomas Virnich

  • Thomas Virnich
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  • Thomas Virnich
  • Thomas Virnich
  • Thomas Virnich
  • Thomas Virnich
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Thomas Virnich

The catalogue raisonné of Thomas Virnich´s unique multiples can be purchased at the Galerie Löhrl.

It encompasses all editions from 1983 until today, each of them being presented on a spread with an illustration, the corresponding technical details and a precise description.

Over the course of 20 years of artistic activity, Thomas Virnich has regularly published editions which differ from conventional multiples: instead of simply repeating a given form, the respective objects are always crafted individually. Thus, every object of the editions is a unicum.

The complete collection of the unique multiples in possession of Galerie Löhrl is being exhibited at the Argauer Kunsthaus, Museum Wiesbaden and the Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl.

In his works, Thomas Vernich deals with the alternation of inside and outside, surface and volume, positive and negative forms - he plays around and coats found and man-made objects, he wraps and casts them, approaching the sculptural body both on an internal and external level.

The artist´s works most commonly consist of everyday objects or several kinds of finds that he disassembles, casts, paints, multiplies and reassembles in different variations.


lives and works in Mönchengladbach


born in Eschweiler, Germany


studies at RWTH Aachen under Joachim Bandau


studies at Düsseldorf Arts Academy under Alfonso Hüppi and Eugen Gomringer


travel grant of the association of friends and sponsors of Düsseldorf Arts Academy

sponsorship award of the city of Aachen

sponsorship award of the federal competition "Kunststudenten stellen aus", Federal Ministry of Education and Science


Villa Romana Award


Karl Schmidt-Rottluff scholarship


Villa Massimo Award


professorship at Braunschweig University of Art


solo exhibition 1983

Brühler Kunstverein
Galerie Reckermann, Cologne

solo exhibition 1983/84

Ein Panzer wird zerlegt. Moltkerei Köln; Neue Galerie - Sammlung Ludwig, Aachen

solo exhibition 1985

Thomas Virnich - Hausblöcke, Museum Abteiberg Mönchengladbach (catalogue)
Galerie Linie, Moers

solo exhibition 1986

Thomas Virnich, Kunstraum München; Institut für moderne Kunst der Schmidtbank Galerie, Nürnberg; Galerie Emmerich-Baumann, Zürich (catalogue)
Thomas Virnich - Große Kiste. Rotterdamse Kunststichting, Rotterdam

solo exhibition 1987

Thomas Virnich - Zwischenräume 1979-87. Galerie Reckermann, Cologne (catalogue)

solo exhibition 1988

Thomas Virnich - Rad 2. Galerie Fahnemann, Berlin (catalogue)

solo exhibition 1988/89

Thomas Virnich. Bonner Kunstverein, Museum Wiesbaden, Heidelberger Kunstverein

solo exhibition 1989

Thomas Virnich. Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf (catalogue)
Galerie Buchmann, Basel

solo exhibition 1989/90

Thomas Virnich. Kunstverein und Kunstmuseum St. Gallen (catalogue)

solo exhibition 1990

Thomas Virnich. Galerie Reckermann, Cologne (catalogue)
Galerie Buchmann, Basel

solo exhibition 1991

Thomas Virnich. Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem/Belgien (catalogue)
Galerie Buchmann, Basel

solo exhibition 1992

Thomas Virnich. Galerie Meyer Ellingr, Frankfurt a.M. (catalogue)
Galerie Reckermann, Cologne

solo exhibition 1993

Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach

solo exhibition 1994

Thomas Virnich - Kleine Welten. Produzentengalerie, Hamburg (catalogue)

solo exhibition 1995

Thomas Virnich - Welten. Städtische Galerie Remscheid (catalogue)

solo exhibition 1996

Thomas Virnich - alles wirklich. Kunstverein Braunschweig (catalogue)

solo exhibition 1997

Gigantes-Esbozos. La Gomera

solo exhibition 1997/98

Thomas Virnich. Kunstverein Region Heinsberg (catalogue)

solo exhibition 1998

Universum. Schloss Mosigkau, Dessau
Galerie Reckermann, Cologne

solo exhibition 1999

Galerie Holtmann, Berlin

solo exhibition 2000

Künstlerbücher. Museum Burg Wissen, Troisdorf (catalogue)

solo exhibition 2001/2002

Thomas Virnich - Fliegende Katakomben. Museum Wiesbaden; Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, Magdeburg; Neues Museum - Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Design, Nürnberg; Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach

solo exhibition 2007

Thomas Virnich - Umgestülpter Engel, Aargauer Kunsthaus; Museum Wiesbaden; Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl