Jürgen W. Tarrasch                                                                    

M.F.A., Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw, Poland, 1993

Paintings; Professor Jan Tarasin

Wall Paintings; Professor Edward Tarkowski

Selected Exhibitions:

2015

Johnson Center for the Arts, Biennial (Troy, AL)

The Edge of Chaos, University of Alabama at Birmingham (Birmingham, AL)

2014

Church Health Center Wellness Gallery (Memphis, TN)

Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art, Piedmont College (Piedmont, GA)

2013

Alabama State Council on the Arts, Georgine Clarke Gallery (Montgomery, AL)

Interchange, Space One Eleven (Birmingham, AL)

Project Row Houses Alabama/Texas (Houston, TX)

Johnson Center for the Arts, Biennial (Troy, AL)

Galerie Conzen (Düsseldorf, Germany)

 2012

Pulp II, Maus Contemporary, Beta Pictoris Gallery (Birmingham, AL)

Today’s Visual Language. Southern Abstraction, A Fresh Look, Mobile Museum of Art (Mobile, AL)

Fresco, Paintings by Jürgen Tarrasch, Samford University Art Gallery, Samford University (Birmingham, AL)    University (Birmingham, AL)

2011

Johnson Center for the Arts, Biennial (Troy, AL)

Alabama State Council on the Arts (Montgomery, AL)

Simple Matter, Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art (Auburn, AL)  

Recollection and Pursuit, Ottis and Evelyn Burrow Center for the Fine and Performing Arts, Wallace State Community College (Hanceville, AL)

2010

Artifacts, UAB Visual Arts Gallery (UAB/ArtLab, Birmingham, AL)

2008

Abstraction. A New Look, Space One Eleven (Birmingham, AL)

Thomas Project/Artist Cooperative (Birmingham, AL)

Cabaniss Fine Arts Center, Altamont School (Birmingham, AL)

The Wonders of Alabama Art, Energen Corporation (Birmingham, AL)

2007

New Paintings, University of Montevallo Art Gallery (Montevallo, AL)

New Home, Recent Works, Bare Hands Gallery (Birmingham, AL)

Artists from the Thomas Project, Cabaniss Fine Arts Center, Altamont School (Birmingham, AL)

Structured Sequences, Time Paths, Space One Eleven Windows Project (Birmingham, AL)

2006

Artists from the Thomas Project, WorkPlay (Birmingham, AL)

2005

New Work, Monty Stabler Galleries (Birmingham, AL)

2004

New Work from the Thomas Project Artists, Bare Hands Gallery (Birmingham, AL)

2003

Recent Work, Cabaniss Fine Arts Center, Altamont School (Birmingham, AL)

2002

Jürgen Tarrasch Recent Works, Space One Eleven Windows Project (Birmingham, AL)

Art Aficionado, Birmingham Museum of Art Junior Patrons Event (Birmingham, AL)

2001

Thomas Project/Artist Cooperative (Birmingham, AL)

Cabaniss Fine Arts Center, Altamont School (Birmingham, AL)

2000

Thomas Project/Artist Cooperative (Birmingham, AL)

1998

Fliegend im Zeitraffer, Kreishaus Cloppenburg (Cloppenburg, Germany)

Mercedes-Benz (Berlin, Germany)

Neue Arbeiten, Kreuzkirche (Berlin, Germany)

IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG (Berlin, Germany)

1997

Landessparkasse zu Oldenburg (Emstek, Germany)

Fluß der Kraft, St. Matthaeus-Kirche (Berlin, Germany)

Galerie Karl Witzleben (Frankfurt/Oder, Germany)

1996

IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG (Berlin, Germany)

1994-1995

Freie Berliner Kunstausstellung (Berlin, Germany)

1993

Academy of Fine Arts, Technical University (Warsaw, Poland)

Awards:

2013 SOE CALL Artist, funded by the Joan Mitchell Foundation

2009 Individual Artist Fellowship in the Visual Arts, Alabama State Council on the Arts

Nominated to Southern Artistry. A Multi-Disciplinary Showcase of Outstanding Southern Artists (www.southernartistry.org)

1997 Study grant for restoration program in fresco, stucco marmorino and stuccolustro, European Center for Conservation and Historic Preservation, Venice (San Servolo), Italy

Special Projects:

2015 Invited speaker, Connections in the Creative Process: Art and Science UAB School of Public Health/The Edge of Chaos (Birmingham, AL)

2013 Curator, Structured Paths, 21st Street Studios (Birmingham, AL)

2003 Fresco Palimsest, International Curatorial Space, New York, New York (with Catherine Cabaniss)

1998 Reconstruction of stuccolustro façade on the portico, Alte Nationalgalerie (Berlin, Germany)

1997 Restoration of stucco marmorino surfaces, Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista (Venice, Italy)

1996 Wall design and murals, Restaurant and Hotel Frisco (Berlin, Germany)

1995 Reconstruction of Expressionist wall paintings, Kreuzkirche (Berlin, Germany)

Selected Bibliography:

2014

"Tarrasch artwork on display at Piedmont's Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art," www.accessnorthga.com/detail.php?n=271401

2013

Levine, Brett, “Fashion is Art," in B-Metro (June 2013), p. 72-73.

Boyd, Robert, “The Formalists at Project Row House," (April 1, 2013), http://www.thegreatgodpanisdead.com/2013/04/the-formalists-at-project-row-houses.html?m=1

2010

Levine, Brett. Artifacts (Birmingham: University of Alabama/Visual Arts Gallery).

2008

Farnell, Kathie. “Industry to Art. The Thomas Project Blends Art and History,” in Portico (August 2008), p. 42-44.

Nelson, Jim. “Abstract art finds home at Space One Eleven,” in The Birmingham News, 23 March 2008, p. 3F.

2007

Nelson, Jim. “Paintings by Jürgen Tarrasch and Guido Maus,” in The Birmingham News, 6 May 2007, p. 3F.

2004

Keith, Todd. “Art Among the Ruins. Jürgen W. Tarrasch and the Thomas Art Project,” in Portico (November 2004), p. 36-37.

2003

Nelson, Jim. “Recent work by Jürgen Tarrasch,” in The Birmingham News, 27 April 2003, p. 3F (with illustration).

2001

Nelson, Jim. “Tarrasch’s abstract paintings bring to mind plaid wall paper,” in The Birmingham News, 3 June 2001, p. 3F.

2000

Coman, Victoria L. “Painting by history. Artist displays fresco techniques to Altamont class,” in The Birmingham News, 12 July 2000, p. S1-2 (with illustration).

1998

Hauke, Angelika. “Ausstellung: Entwicklung eines Malers,” in Münsterländische Tageszeitung, 26 October 1998, n. p.

Collections:

Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw, Poland

Altamont School, Birmingham, Alabama

Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama

City of Cloppenburg, Germany

Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University, Alabama

Technical University, Warsaw, Poland

Mobile Museum of Art, Alabama

Loomis  Sayles & Company, Boston, MA

Numerous private collections