About

Born in 1988 in Chicago
Lives and works in Brussels and New York

Founder of Massif Central
silk scarves by contemporary artists
massifcentral.us

Contact

tessaperutzstudio@gmail.com

Represented by

Baronian, Brussels
baronian.eu

Works Available

Taymour Grahne, London
taymourgrahne.com

Art For Change, New York
artforchange.com

Romero Paprocki, Paris
romeropaprocki.com

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Education

2011

BFA in Painting, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

2009

Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, UK

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2022

  • Paradisiaque, Baronian, Knokke, Belgium
  • Miroir, Miroir, Taymour Grahne Projects (online), London, UK

2021

  • Touch & Go, Avee Gallery, Kortrijk, Belgium
  • Tessa Perutz, curator Luisa Schlotterbeck, Water Contemporary at fiebach, minninger, Cologne, Germany

2020

  • Château de Sable, Baronian Xippas, Brussels, Belgium
  • Homme Allongé, Ballon Rouge, Brussels, Belgium

2019

  • Jardin du Midi, Marie-Laure Fleisch, Brussels, Belgium
  • La Lune Lavande, Stems Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2018

  • Sans Souci, 3-D Foundation, Verbier, Switzerland
  • Karma Solaire, Pablo’s Birthday, New York, NY, USA

2017

  • Wayfinders, with Jessica Hans, Dayspace, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Bay Pictures, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA

2016

  • Staring Into The Sea, Pablo’s Birthday, New York, NY, USA
  • Sail Baby, with Jordan Kasey, In Limbo, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2015

  • Hashtag Nation, Museum of America Books, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022

  • Blur Me Tender, Romero Paprocki at Musée Pierre Cardin, Paris, France
  • I caught a glimpse of you on the escalator stairs 2, curator Arthur Löwen, Basis, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Group Show, curator Taymour Grahne, Woaw Gallery, Hong Kong, China
  • Landscape, Taymour Grahne Projects, London, UK
  • L’Art Pour L’Accueil, Hangar Art Center, Brussels, Belgium

2021

  • Friends & Family, Magenta Plains, New York, NY, USA
  • The Shop Show, Baronian Xippas, Brussels, Belgium
  • Ulterieur 2021, Avee Gallery, Kortrijk, Belgium
  • Santé Forever, curator Marlies De Clerck, Chez Michel, Brussels, Belgium
  • TKT, Ruttkowski;68, Paris, France
  • Ulterieur 2020/21, Avee Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
  • Awakening, Pablo’s Birthday, New York, NY, USA
  • Ceramicarpet, Baronian Xippas, Brussels, Belgium

2020

  • 100 Drawings From Now, The Drawing Center, New York, NY, USA
  • The Shop Show, Baronian Xippas, Knokke, Belgium
  • Ulterieur 2020, Avee Gallery, Kortrijk, Belgium
  • The Great Pause, 3-D Foundation, Verbier, Switzerland

2019

  • Group Show at Grand Buffet & Pulver’s Glass, curator Scott Keightley, Baba Yaga Gallery, Hudson, NY, USA
  • A Meeting with Erna Schilling, Pablo’s Birthday, New York, NY, USA
  • Benefit For Museum Dhondt Dhaenens, Ghent, Belgium
  • Highway Blues, curator JJ Manford, Underdonk, Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • Imagined Realities, Marie-Laure Fleisch, Brussels, Belgium
  • Set For The Sun, curator Jenne Grabowski, Lobe Block, Berlin, Germany
  • Clear Objects, Like Lalique, curator Nick Farhi, Ventanas Techo, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Salon de Peinture, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Looking At The World Through Rose Coloured Glasses, Sofie Van de Velde & PLUS-ONE Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

2018

  • Underdonk Selects, Underdonk, Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • Sorry We Weren’t Here to Meet You, We Were Out Exploring, Usagi, Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • Eddy’s Room, curator Austin Eddy, Usable Space, Milwaukee, WI, USA
  • Superposition, curator Johnny Abrahams, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY, USA
  • Shapeshifters, curator Brian Willmont, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Group Show, curator Lucien Smith, Milk Studios, New York, NY, USA

2017

  • Everything is Going to Be Alright, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI, USA
  • From out under, curators Matthew Brown & Lucien Smith, Appointment Only, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Parting and Together, curator Trudy Benson, Greenpoint Hill, Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • Somewhere, curator Gallery 106 Green, Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta, GA, USA
  • The Paperweight Show, Fisher Parrish Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • BAM Gala and Auction, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • Post-Election, September Gallery, Hudson, NY, USA

2016

  • The River, Hionas Gallery, New York, NY, USA
  • Bosco, ROE Projects, Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • The Congregation, curator Joshua Abelow, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, NY, USA
  • Whisper to me in HTML, with Imogen Lloyd and art404, Prelim Projects, London, UK
  • Gefa & Taka, Sim House, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Presenting, In Limbo, Brooklyn, USA

2015

  • The Year of the Goose, Either Way, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Change of Address, 139 Emerson Place, Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • Naked Runaway, curator Xi Garden, Middle Collegiate Church, New York, NY, USA
  • Strangers Forming a Group Waiting to Kiss, Motel, Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • 99 Cent Plus Art Shop II, 99 Cent Plus, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2011

  • An Exchange with Sol Lewitt, Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA, USA
  • 7 x 11, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI, USA
  • Postcards from the Edge, CRG Gallery, New York, NY, USA
  • Three Men and a Baby, with Coleen Self, Impala Studios, Chicago, IL, USA

2010

  • Spill, Betty Rymer Gallery, School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
  • 100 European Starlings, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Women’s Bodies as Public Spaces, North Park University, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Slade School at Swiss Cottage, Swiss Cottage, London

Residencies & Awards

2022

  • Fondation CAB, Saint-Paul de Vence, France
  • Visiting Artist Lecture, Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2019

  • The Macedonia Institute, Chatham, New York, NY, USA

2018

  • 3-D Foundation, Verbier, Switzerland
  • SÍM, Berlin, Germany

2017

  • Herhusid, Siglufjordur, Iceland
  • Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco

2016

  • SÍM, Reykjavik, Iceland

2011

  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago Merit Scholarship

Curatorial

Ongoing

Founder of Massif Central, artist scarf editions, with exhibitions at: Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY and London, UK; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; NADA Art Fair 2016 and 2017, New York, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI; Sincerely, Tommy, Brooklyn, NY; Sculpture Center, Queens, NY; Le Huit, Paris, France; Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL; Nationale, Portland, OR; Spreadhouse, New York, NY

2021

  • TKT, Ruttkowski;68, Paris, France

2018

  • Set Adrift on Memory Bliss, Pablo’s Birthday, New York, NY, USA

2015

  • Yin Yang, 99 Cent Plus, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2010

  • Help Art Heal Haiti, benefit for Haitian Earthquake Relief, Evanston, IL, USA

2009

  • Cadaver Corpse, Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Cadaver Corpse, Golden Age, Chicago, IL, USA

Published

2020

  • Drawings feature, The Drawer, online and in-print

2018

  • Artist feature, Maake Magazine, curated by Holly Coulis

2016

  • Plein Air Drawings, Issue One, artmagazine.us

2015

  • New York Studios, Issue 68, Packet Biweekly
  • the onesheet, foldout interview and poster

2011

  • Exhumed Book One, drawings feature

Collections

  • Fondation CAB, Brussels, Belgium

Bibliography

2022

  • Tessa Perutz reactiveert landscapsschilderkunst“, Collect Magazine

2020

  • Roger-Pierre Turine, “Chateau de Sable”, La Libre
  • Caroline Goldstein, “Chicago-Born Tessa Perutz Paints People as if they were Lush Landscapes”, Artnet
  • Sam Steverlynck, “7 Critic’s Picks for Brussels Gallery Weekend”, Hart Magazine

2019

  • Ceil Miller Bouchet, “Brussels Emerges at Europe’s Epicenter of Contemporary Art”, The Washington Post
  • Sam Steverlynck, “Tessa Perutz at MLF Gallery”, HART Magazine
  • Gwennaelle Gribaumont, “Sentir et Ressentir”, La Libre
  • M.V., “Quatuor Qui S’Accorde”, Le Vif Weekend
  • The Bright Side of Brussels”, Ace & Tate Journal
  • Scott Indrisek, “6 Keys to a Good Artist-Gallerist Relationship”, Artsy

2018

  • Laura Pitcher, “How to Collect Emerging Artists with Lolita Cros”, i-D Magazine
  • 18 standout looks from Expo Chicago”, Chicago Tribune
  • Alex Garner, “Tessa Perutz”, Artforum
  • Sasha Bogojev, “Tessa Perutz: Karma Solaire at Pablo’s Birthday”, Juxtapoz Magazine

2017

  • Cody Hudson and Tessa Perutz Make Beautiful Abstractions”, Juxtapoz Magazine
  • Tessa Perutz”, Milk Magazine

2016

  • Yacine Fall, “30 Under 30”, Art Zealous
  • Scott Indrisek, “Complex Simplicities: Tessa Perutz”, Modern Painters
  • Scott Indrisek, “Discoveries (and Steals) at NADA New York 2016”, Blouin ArtInfo
  • Prelim Projects 01: Whisper to me in HTML”, thisistomorrow
  • Grace Linden, “Whisper to me in HTML at Prelim Projects”, Temporary Art Review

2015

  • David Wilfert, “The Art of The Scarf”, World’s Best Ever

2010

  • Steal Her Style”, TimeOut Chicago
  • Bill Smith, “Art Auction for Haiti”, Evanston Now

2009

  • Cadaver Corpse at Space 1026”, Art in the Age
  • Pieces by Parcel”, Chicago Weekly
  • First Friday Focus Feature”, Philadelphia City Paper