MARIA TOMASULA
(b. 1958)

EDUCATION

1989 Northwestern University, MFA, Graduate Fellowship
1987 University of Illinois at Chicago, BFA, Summa Cum Laude

ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2018 All the Breath We Can Hold, Forum Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue)
2016 Everpresence, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
2012 Singularities, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
2010 Saturation, Tarble Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University,
Charleston, IL
2008 Rapture, Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, IN
Flow, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Delirium, South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN
2005 Meridian, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
2004 Vast, Forum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2003 Second Nature, Forum Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue)
2000 Accretion, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
1999 Corpus, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
1998 Encanto, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL
Recognitions, South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN
1997 Im/Mutable, Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL
Convergence, Snite Museum of Art, Notre Dame, IN
1995 Devotion and Dominion, Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL
Art Chicago, Marx-Saunders Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
Maria Tomasula, Vander Velde Gallery, Trinity College, Palos
Heights, IL
1994 Desire and Devotion, Deson-Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL
1991 New Work, Hamlet Gallery, Chicago, IL
1984 View from the West, InterContinental Gallery, Manama, Bahrain

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 Artists by Artists: The Artist as Subject, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
Drawn, Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL
2017-18 Favorite Things: A Holiday Exhibition, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
2017 Seeing With Our Own Eyes, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
Forum Gallery Celebrates 55 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art, Forum
Gallery, New York, NY
Radical Kingdoms, Mandeville Gallery, Union College, Schenectady, NY
2016 20/21 – VISIONARY ARTISTS OF THE 21ST CENTURY, Forum Gallery, New York,
NY
2015 Love: The First of the 7 Virtues, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art,
Peekskill, NY
Return of the Exquisite Corpse, Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL
2014 Wives, Daughters and Lovers, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
Fleur Coupee, The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Nuestras Historias: Stories of Mexican Identity, National Museum of Mexican Art,
Chicago, IL
2013 Singular Vision, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
2012 The Female Gaze: Women Artists Making Their World, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Five Decades: Art and Artists of Forum Gallery 1962-2012, Forum
Gallery, New York, NY
Perception of Self, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
2011 Peace on Earth: Art Against War, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
2010 Contemporary Paintings, Drawings & Sculpture: A Summer
Selection, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
Sacred and Profane, Portsmouth Museum of Fine Arts,
Portsmouth, NH
2009 Summer Selections, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
2008 Contemporary American Realism: 2008 Biennial, Fort Wayne
Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN
2007 The Feminist Figure, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
An Eye for Detail: Works by Selected Artists, Forum Gallery,
Los Angeles, CA
2006 Transitional Objects: Contemporary Still Life, Neuberger
Museum of Art, SUNY Purchase College, Purchase, NY
Collective Imaginings: The Howard A. and Judith Tullman
Collection, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL (catalogue)
2005 Poetas y Pintores, Taller Boricua, New York, NY: organized by the Institute
for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame
2004 Exquisite Snake, Printworks, Chicago
Summer Love, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
2003 Larger than Life: Women Artists Making It Big, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA
Precision, Forum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2002 Recent Acquisitions, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL
New Works by Forum Gallery Artists, Forum Gallery, NY
2001 Of Dreams and Dreamers, Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago, IL
Obsessive Drawing, Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, DE
2000 The Object Considered, Columbus College of Art & Design,
Columbus, OH (catalogue)
Libidinal, Thomas Blackman Associates, Chicago, IL
Self-portraits, Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL
Under the Influence, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
1999 New Visions by Nine Contemporary Women, Forum Gallery,
New York, NY
WILDflowers, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY (catalogue)
Examination and Practice: Painting in the Late 20th Century,
Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI
Exquisite Corpse, Printworks, Chicago, IL
New Acquisitions from the Permanent Collection, Warner
Gallery, South Bend Museum of Art, IN
Al Paso del Tiempo: Day of the Dead, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL
1998 Flora, Elise Goodheart Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY (catalogue)
New Season, Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL
Disposition: Replacing the Figure, Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL
Millennium Art & Architecture, Graham Foundation, Chicago, IL
On Your Mark, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL
1997 Out of Eden, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art &
Design, Kansas City, Missouri (catalogue)
The Chicago/Indiana Connection, Brauer Museum of Art,
Valparaiso, IN (catalogue)
Natural Selection, Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL
1996 (Un)Earthly Delights, State of Illinois Gallery, Chicago and
Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL (catalogue)
Toc, The Columbia College Center for Book and Paper Arts, Chicago, IL
(multimedia performance)
Accretion, Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL
New Art Examiner Benefit Exhibition, SPACE Gallery, Chicago, IL
1995 Swell, Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL
1994 Timely and Timeless, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary
Art, Ridgefield, CT (catalogue)
Gravity and Grace, Marguerite Oestreicher Fine Arts, New
Orleans, LA
Contemporary Realists, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design,
Milwaukee, WI
(Un)Real, Gibson Gallery, State University of New York at Potsdam, NY
1993 Selections, Artemesia Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Dreamer Awakens, Deson-Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL
Parabolic Matter, Beacon Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
1992 Finesse, Deson-Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL
New Sensations, Deson-Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL
Land of 1,000 Dances, Deson-Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL
1991 Home is Where the Art Is, N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, IL
1990 Domestic Realisms, C.A.G.E., Cincinnati, OH
1989 Exposicione Hispanica, Erie Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
Reverse Angle, Transcultural Exchange, Chicago, IL and
Kulturverein Transcult, Vienna
Flesh Atlas, MoMing Gallery, Chicago IL
Union League Club Exhibition, Union League Club, Chicago,
IL and Prince Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

GRANTS AND AWARDS

The Michael P. Grace Endowed Chair in Arts and Letters, University of Notre Dame
Howard Foundation Grant
Sor Juana Award, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago
Graduate Fellowship, Northwestern University, Department of Art Theory and Practice
Andrew W. Mellon Preceptorship, Northwestern University
Phi Kappa Phi Scholarly Project Grant (University of Illinois at Chicago Chapter)

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Foumberg, Jason. “Tragic Abundance.” Newcity June 2008
Goings On About Town – Art. “New Visions.” The New Yorker August 23 &
30, 1999: Galleries-Uptown 30.
Grisham, Esther. “Encanto: Contemporary Still Lifes by Maria Tomasula.”
Dialogue: Voicing the Arts, January/February 1999: 14.
Braff, Phyllis. “Flora.” The New York Times 9 August 1998: Art Reviews.
Artner, Alan. “Latest from Tomasula intrigues in new ways.” Chicago
Tribune 18 Sept. 1997: Tempo 2.
Kuspit, Donald, Robert Sill, and James Yood. (Un) Earthly Delights
Springfield: Illinois State Museum, 1996.
Holg, Garrett. “Maria Tomasula.” ARTnews, Dec. 1995: 155.
Maxwell, Douglas F. Timely and Timeless, The Aldrich Museum of
Contemporary Art, 1994.
Raynor, Vivien. “An Optimist’s Eye in Ridgefield,” The New York Times 5
December 1993: 30.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1994-Present University of Notre Dame, Department of Art, Art History and
Design: from 2007, the Michael P. Grace Endowed Professor of Arts and Letters; 2000-2007, Associate Professor; 1994-2000, Assistant Professor