Tom Venning has been painting for thriteen years, consistently developing the same style. He has exhibited across Europe, and in the USA. The most important shows have been the

  • Gerngross painting performance – Vienna, Austria, 2015
  • Art Expo – New York, USA, 2015
  • Art Palm Beach – Miami, USA, 2015
  • Spectrum – Miami, USA, 2014
  • Scope – Miami, USA, 2013
  • Kir Royal Gallery – Valencia, Spain 2013
  • Berliner Art Fair – Berlin, Germany, 2012
  • Galerie Peithner-Lichtenfels – Vienna, Austria, 2011
  • Over 50 exhibitions
  • And over 15 live painting performances

To help explain the process and mindset of calligraphy he regularly performs as a live painter. Tom has performed in night clubs, bars, libraries, vegetable markets, Display Windows and a ship in Europe (Vienna, Valencia, Berlin, Bratislava) in USA (Austin TX, New York) and New Zealand.

Tom Venning – English

Tom Venning comes from a multi-ethnic and mixed nationality background. He has lived, worked and studied on five continents and sailed on three oceans. His art draws on this multicultural experience and how different cultures and epochs have used, communicated and developed wisdom. His art is based on Zen Calligraphy, but being autodidactic and having no emotional connection to Chinese characters, he developed his own unique form of asemic writing that twists dimensions and challenges perception. To help explain the process and mindset of calligraphy he regularly performs as a live painter.

Tom Venning – Deutsch

Tom Venning hat einen multi-ethnischen und multi-nationalen Hintergrund. Bis dato lebte, arbeitete und studierte er auf fünf Kontinenten und segelte auf drei Ozeanen. Seine Kunst entspringt aus diesen multikulturellen Erfahrungen. Tom’s Kunst basiert auf der Zen Kalligraphie. Da er sich jedoch mit den chinesischen oder arabische Schriftzeichen emotional nicht verbunden fühlt, hat er seine eigene, einzigartige Form der Asemischen Schrift entwickelt, welche die Dimensionen verkrümmt und verdreht und unsere Wahrnehmung herausfordert.

Tom ist bekannt dafür, in Nachtclubs und bei Festivals live zu Musik zu malen; schon erlebt in Texas, Neuseeland und Wien. In den letzten fünf Jahren hat Tom seine Kunst bei diversen Ausstellungen in Wien präsentiert.

Past Exhibitions

2015

    • Merry Christmas 100 x 200. Galerie Kerstan. Backnang, Germany. December 2015
    • Wiener Wunderkammer 2015. Technical University, Vienna, Austria. November 2015
    • Visions of Dance. Tanzschule Svabek, Vienna, Austria. October 2015
    • Gerngross painting performance. Vienna, Austria. September 2015
    • ARTExpo. New York, USA. April 2015
    • Art Walk. 18th district open Atelier weekend. Vienna, Austria. April 2015
    • Art Palm Beach. Palm Beach, Florida, USA.  January 2015. Art Fair specialized in Modern, contemporary and emerging art.
    • Querschnit. Vienna, Austria. Group exhibition by Art18

2014

  • Spectrum Art Fair. Miami, USA.
  • Art Un-anchored. Art festival on the ship MS Stadt Wien sailing from Tulln to Vienna to Bratislava and back again. Live painting performance.
  • Time – A solo show by Tom Venning. Studio4, Vienna. Austria.
  • Celebrating Bloomsday in Ottakring. Vienna, Austria. Live painting during market day and an art festival.

2013

SCOPE Art Fair. Miami. USA. Group exhibition hosted by See.me

              • Art Salon. Rahmen-Bilder-Spiegel. Vienna. Austria. Group exhibition and live painting. In cooperation with Der Verein::kunst-projekte
              • Bound by Authority. Bezirkshauptmannschaft Krems. Austria. Mixed show and live painting in a traditional building before renovation. In cooperation with Galerie Peithner-Lichtenfels.
              • Paint Battle with Trash Art.Kutschkermarkt vegetable market. Vienna. Austria. Live painting event and exhibition.
              • Cellerbrating Bloomsday in Ottakring. Yppn platz vegetable market. Vienna. Austria. Live painting during a market day and festival.
              • Art Salon. Vienna. Austria. Competition and group exhibition.
              • El camino es la meta. The Journey is the destination. Kir Royal Gallery, Valencia, Spain.Solo exhibition and 1 week of live painting.
              • Inter-dimensional Communication. Seeing beyond ourselves. Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. Group exhibition of artists from USA and Austria
              • Zeit und Raum. Cafe International. Vienna. Austria. Group exhibition dedicated to the topic ‘Time’
              • Step Forward. Roxy nightclub. Vienna. Austria. Live painting at the Roxy Nightclub with the Step Forward crew.

2012

              • Seeing beyond ourselves, Artspace 191, Vienna, Austria.Group exhibition of artists from USA and Austria.
              • Artist Run, Galerie Natalia Nowakowska, Vienna, Austria.Group exhibition.
              • Berliner Liste Art Fair 2012, Berlin, Germany.Exhibited and live painting at Berlin’s largest contemporary art fair. PhotosLive painting at the opening party in the Tresor nightclub. Video
              • Grandma take me home, Nightclub U4, Vienna, Austria.Live Painting for a Nirvana tribute.Video at: YouTube
              • Burning Otherside, Austin, Texas, USA.Live Painting and exhibited paintings at a five-day music and art festival.
              • Meisterwerke 2011, Galerie Merikon, Palais Esterhazy, 1010 Vienna, Austria.Group exhibition.Photos at: facebook

2011

              • International Artists, Sporthotel Royer, Schladming, Austria.Solo exhibition including paintings and sculptures.Photos at: facebook
              • Weihnachtsausstellung, Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery, Weissach im Tal, Germany.Group exhibition.
              • Art4Amnesty, art-com gallery, 1070 Vienna, Austria.Organization and live painting at an art event to celebrate Amnesty International’s 50th birthday.Video at: YouTube
              • Unruh(e), art-com gallery, 1070 Vienna, Austria.Exhibition including sketches, paintings, projections.Photos at: facebook
              • Benefit sale for Japan, art-com gallery, 1070 Vienna, Austria.Auction sponsored by the red cross and driven by the Dorotheum.
              • Money4Cash, Galerie Peithner-Lichtenfels, Vienna, Austria.Group exhibition.
              • Chaos and Order, Galerie Peithner-Lichtenfels, Vienna, Austria.Exhibition with projections from Deep Fjord.

2010

              • Black and White, Kreativwerkstatt Blumberg, Vienna, Austria.Live Painting and fairytales told by Margarete Wenzel.
              • ABSOLUT art-com, art-com gallery, 1070 Vienna, Austria.Competition and Exhibition.Photos at: facebook
              • Burning Flipside, Austin, Texas, USA.Exhibited paintings at a five-day music and art festival.
              • Tom Venning und Barbara Lindner, FortunaGalerie, 1090 Vienna, Austria.Exhibition.Photos at: facebook

2009

              • Nomadic. World Electronic Art, Luftbad, Vienna, Austria .Live painting with the Nomadic sound assemble.Videos at: YouTube
              • Slow Craft Created in a Free Werkstatt, Werkstatt zum Spass, 1180 Vienna, Austria.Exhibition.
              • Find the goat…, Kreativwerkstatt Blumberg, 1160 Vienna, Austria.Live Painting to stories told by Margarete Wenzel.
              • Erste Keime aus der Werkstatt…, Werkstatt zum Spass, 1180 Vienna, Austria.Exhibition.
              • Galerie Peithner – Lichtenfels, Sonnenfelsgasse 6, 1010 Vienna, Austria.Exhibition.

2008

              • Burning Flipside, Austin, Texas, USA.Live Painting and Exhibited paintings at a five-day music and art festival.
              • Kiwi Burn, New Zealand.Live Painting and Exhibited paintings at a four-day music and art festival.

2007

              • Rechtsanwaltskanzlei Marschall & Puck, Dorotheergasse 7, 1010 Vienna, Austria.Exhibition. Please call for private viewing: +43 (0)676 549 32 44.
              • Gruppenausstellung zum Phänomen “Tagebuch”, Galerie Werkstatt NUU, Vienna, Austria.Exhibition and live painting.

2006

              • Wir Tiere, Atelier Karimi & Heinzinger, Vienna, Austria.Exhibition and live painting.
              • Burning Flipside, Austin, Texas, USA.Live Painting and Exhibited paintings at a five-day music and art festival.

2005

              • Equaleyes, Ovalhalle, MuseumsQuartier, Vienna.Live painting and Exhibition at Equaleyes Clubbing. While painting Tom was videoed. This footage was used live for visuals at the event.
              • My Favorite Exile, Soho in der Nationalbibliothek, Vienna.Exhibition and live painting.

2004

              • Equaleyes, Ovalhalle, MuseumsQuartier, Vienna.Live painting at Equaleyes Clubbing. While painting Tom was videoed. This footage was used live for visuals at the event.
              • Burning Flipside, Austin, Texas, USA.Exhibited paintings at a five-day music and art festival.
              • Ernst Windischgraetz, Marokkanergasse, Vienna, Austria.Exhibited paintings at psychotherapy practice opening.