Tomma Abts

Tomma Abts, “Hope”, 2011, Acrylic and Oil on Canvas, 48 x 38 cm

Born in Kiel, Germany in 1967, Tomma Abts is a contemporary abstract painter. She studied at Hodhschule der Künste in Berlin, later moving to London where she has her studio. Known for her small-scale, intricately composed geometric works, Abts works intuitively from drawings; her finished paintings bear the mark of being carefully re-worked numerous times.

The recipient of the 2006 Turner Prize, Abts has been exhibited widely. Her work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions internationally, including at the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf in 2011, Douglas Hyde Gallery in 2005, the New Museum in 2008, and the Kunsthalle Basel in 2005. She is represented in many prestigious public collections, such as The Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, Tate Britain, and the Hammer Museum, among others.

Since 2005, Tomma Abts has been represented by the David Zwirner Gallery with locations in New York, London, and Hong Kong.