Exhibitions and Commissions
Present and Upcoming Exhibitions:
1st two weeks of October 2022 - A Joint show with Tessa Thonett at Hastings Arts Forum Gallery
Past Exhibitions and Commissions:
Sept 2022 - Contribution to 'The Journey' Exhibition at Bannatyne Hotel, Hastings
August 2022 - Contribution to Members' show at the Hastings Arts Forum Gallery
July/Aug, 2022 - Joint show with Tessa Thonett - Bannatyne Hotel, Hastings
July 1,2,3rd - Participation in Parallax Art Fair, Kensington, London
Jan/Apr, 2022 - Participation in "Serenity", a show by PureArt - Bannatyne Hotel, Hastings
2021/2022, - (Sept - Jan) Participation in exhibition "Re-imagined", Hastings
2021 - Participation of online exhibition "Emergence" by ArtNetDLR
2021 - Participation in "PureArt360" live and digital exhibitions, Hastings
2021 - Included in the "PureArt360" magazine autumn 2021
2021 - YouTube interview Pure ART360 Ed 3: Interview with Markus Thonett and Lesley Samms - YouTube
2018 - "Facets" an Art Alley Exhibition - One person show - Unit 12, Winchester
2017 - Joint Exhibition with two other artists at an Art and Music Event - Shoreditch, London
2016 - Private exhibition - Kensington Church St, London
2015 - 'Poppy Glow' Private Commission Site Specific Installation
2014 - Joint exhibition - Allen Gallery - Alton
2004 - “Global Arts Project Exhibition” - Bifunde – Limbe, Cameroon, Africa
2001 - End of Year Exhibition, UTS - Upstate New York, USA
1999 - “Lost and Found” - One person show – Cobalt Café Gallery – Dublin
1997 - “Spectrum” – DIT Exhibition at Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA), Dublin
1995 - One Person show – KAOS Gallery – Cologne
1994 - Eucrea State Reception – National Museum of Modern Art – Royal Hospital Kilmainham.
1994 - Exhibition of National Portrait Competition – Dublin
1994 - National Maritime Museum – Dun Laoghaire
1994 - Contribution to “The Great Book of Ireland”
1988 to 1991 - “Glass Pier Exhibition”– Dun Laoghaire Arts Week
1990 - KAOS Gallery – Cologne
1988 - Project Arts Centre – Dublin
1983 - One Person Show – Café Muckefuck (germ; translation Decaf. Coffee Café) – Cologne
1981 - Exposure” – Bank of Ireland – Dublin
1978 and 1979 - One Person shows – Café Muckefuck – Cologne
1959 - Born in Germany to Artist couple, Will Thonett and Marianne Tralau.
1984 - Concluded Art studies at Dun Laoghaire School of Art and Design (now IADT), Ireland.
1984 to 2000 - Teaching 3rd level sculpture and drawing at Dublin Institute of Technology.
Freelance artist also working in film, video and theatre.
2001- Taught post graduate course in applied art at U.T.S, Barrytown, USA.
2000 to 2004 - Various projects and life experiences, including marrying Tessa and living and working in Cameroon, SW Africa.
2004 - Returned to Europe, living and working in the UK.
2008-10 - Taught an introduction to sculpture at Wimbledon College of Art
2010 - Private Art Classes
2010 - Present - Freelance Artist