Tom Lieber - Black-White Long Line, 2013 (detail) - Copyright J. Cacciola Gallery

Tom Lieber/ Tom Lieber

United States 1949

Abstract Art, Painting

www.tomlieberartist.com

Tom Lieber
Tom Lieber
Male
United States
1949

Tom Lieber is an American artist born in Saint Louis, in 1949. He is best known for his abstract paintings which focus on and explore spatial diversity and relationships between colors.

Art by Tom Lieber

Tom Lieber - Red Dot, 2015 - Red Tip, 2015
Tom Lieber – Red Dot, 2015 / Red Tip, 2015

Tom Lieber received his BFA from University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL in 1971, and his MFA in 1974 from the same institution. His artworks are a part of several public collections, e.g. Stanford University Museum of Art, Palo Alto, CA; the Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA; Krannert Art Museum at University of Illinois, Urbana, IL; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA. The human energy, experience, feelings, processes of receiving and expressing are center of Lieber’s art. He is trying to show the viewers the place where his own sensibility and historic circumstances have put him.

Art by Tom Lieber

Tom Lieber - Scoop I, 2011 - Black Duel, 2012
Tom Lieber – Scoop I, 2011 / Black Duel, 2012

Lieber uses his powerful intuition to project the state of his inner being onto the canvas, enriching the paintings with strong emotions. Recently, the artist decided to revisit some old pieces, and to add them new linear structures. This process is giving a fresh direction to the unfinished paintings. The whereabouts while he is working also affects the paintings. LA pieces are inspired by speed of everyday life, technology, even the traffic. The Hawaii paintings are calmer, as all of his work can be observed as self-portraits.

Art by Tom Lieber

Tom Lieber - Spade XX, 2014 - Grey Spade, 2014 - detail - Spade Over Out, 2014
Tom Lieber – Spade XX, 2014 / Grey Spade, 2014 – detail / Spade Over Out, 2014

He is represented by Dolby Chadwick Gallery in San Francisco, USA.

Tom Lieber lives and works between Kauai, Hawaii and Los Angeles, California.

All images courtesy of the artist.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2014Zero GravityDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2014Tom LieberJ Cacciola Gallery, New York, NYSolo
2013Tom LieberJF Chen Gallery, Los Angeles, CASolo
2012WiredDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2010Descend Ascend Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2009Tom LieberGalerie103, Kauai, HISolo
2009Tom LieberCraig Krull Gallery, Los Angeles, CASolo
2008Tom LieberCraig Krull Gallery, Los Angeles, CASolo
2005Tom LieberHackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2005Abstraction: The Poetic Visual ImageBolinas Museum, Bolinas, CAGroup
2004Tom LieberHackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2003Tom LieberHackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2003Biennial of Hawaii ArtistsHonolulu Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HIGroup
2002Tom LieberFriesen Gallery, Seattle, WASolo
2002Modern Abstractions from the Permanent CollectionPalm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CAGroup
2002Vermont Studio Center Press CollectionFleming Museum, Burlington, VTGroup
2002UnknownSan Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CAGroup
2001Tom LieberFriesen Gallery, Sun Valley, IDSolo
2001UnknownLewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NMGroup
2000Tom LieberN. E. Galerie, Darmstadt, GermanySolo
2000On Island: A Century of Continuity and ChangesFarnsworth Museum, Rockland, MEGroup
1999Tom LieberFlanders Contemporary, Minneapolis, MNSolo
1999UnknownLewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NMGroup
1998Tom LieberGalerie Edeling, Copenhagen, DenmarkSolo
1998Tom LieberLewAllen Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
1998Tom LieberPamela Auchincloss Gallery, New York, NYSolo
1997Tom LieberFriesen Gallery, Seattle, WASolo
1997Tom LieberN. E. Galerie, Darmstadt, GermanySolo
1997Second Annual CollaborationFriesen Gallery, Sun Valley, ID and John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
1996Tom LieberJohn Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
1996Tom LieberSamuelis Baumgarte Galerie, Bielefled, GermanySolo
1996Tom LieberS. E. Galerie, Darmstadt, GermanySolo
1996A Gift of Vision: William A. and Susan S. Small CollectionTucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZGroup
1996Celebrating Ten YearsFriesen Gallery, Sun Valley, IDGroup
1995Tom LieberMargulies Taplin Gallery, Coral Gables, FLSolo
1995Tom LieberHorwitch LewAllen Gallery, Santa Fe, NMSolo
1995Arizona CollectsTucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZGroup
1994Tom LieberFriesen Gallery, Seattle, WASolo
1994Tom LieberFriesen Gallery, Sun Valley, IDSolo
1994Tom LieberMargulies Taplin Gallery, Boca Raton, FLSolo
1993Tom LieberFriesen Gallery, Sun Valley, IDSolo
1993Tom LieberGalerie Edeling, Copenhagen, DenmarkSolo
1993Tom LieberJohn Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
1993Monotypes from the Permanent CollectionTate Gallery, London, EnglandGroup
1992Tom LieberJohn Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
1992Director's Choice: Old Friends and NewNewport Art Museum, Newport, RIGroup
1992On the Edge: 40 Years of Maine Painting, 1952 to 1992Maine Coast Artists, Rockport, MEGroup
1992Selections from the Permanent CollectionMount Holyoke College Museum of Art, South Hadley, MAGroup
1991Tom LieberJohn Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
199120th Century Art from the CollectionBowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, MEGroup
1990Tom LieberGalerie Edeling, Copenhagen, DenmarkSolo
1990Tom LieberJohn Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
1990Tom LieberMargulies Taplin Gallery, Bay Harbor Islands, FLSolo
1990Tom LieberPamela Auchincloss Gallery, New York, NYSolo
1990Alcove Show: New in New MexicoMuseum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NMGroup
1989Tom LieberJohn Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
1989Tom LieberPersons-Lindell Gallery, Helsinki, FinlandSolo
1989Tom LieberEve Mannes Gallery, Atlanta, GASolo
1989MonotypesPersons-Lindell Gallery, Helsinki, FinlandGroup
1989The Old/New LandscapeUniversity of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZGroup
1989Confluence, Contrast, Conflict: 20th Century Art at Bowdoin CollegeBowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, MEGroup
1988Tom LieberJohn Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
1988Tom LieberTortue Gallery, Santa Monica, CASolo
1988The 1980s: A New GenerationMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NYGroup
1988Maine Museums CollectFarnsworth Museum, Rockland, MEGroup
1987Tom LieberJohn Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
1987Emerging Art, 1978–1986: Selections from the Exxon SeriesSolomon R. Guggenheim Museum of Art, New York, NYGroup
1987MonotypesAllan Frumkin Gallery, New York, NYGroup
1987Three Paintersde Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CAGroup
1987AllusionOscarsson Siegeltuch Gallery, New York, NYGroup
1986Tom LieberJohn Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
1986Tom LieberTortue Gallery, Santa Monica, CASolo
1986Tom LieberPamela Auchincloss Gallery, Santa Barbara, CASolo
1986Tom LieberGruenebaum Gallery, New York, NYSolo
1986Garner Tullis Workshops: MonotypesGalerie Au Poisson Rouge, Praz, SwitzerlandGroup
1986Symbols & NarrativesVisual Arts Center of Alaska, Anchorage, AKGroup
1986Monotypes: Garner Tullis WorkshopPace Editions, New York, NYGroup
1986Dealer's ChoiceRancho Santiago College Art Gallery, Santa Ana, CAGroup
1985Tom LieberJohn Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
1985The Art of Collaboration: Monotypes from the Studios of Carner TullisCalifornia State University, San Bernadino, CAGroup
1985Contemporary American MonotypesChrysler Museum, Norfolk, VAGroup
1985New Direction California PaintingVisual Arts Center of Alaska, Anchorage, AKGroup
1984Tom LieberJohn Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
1984Tom LieberPamela Auchincloss Gallery, Santa Barbara, CASolo
1984Selected MonotypesSmith-Andersen Gallery, Palo Alto, CAGroup
1984San Francisco Bay Area PaintingsUniversity of Nebraska, Lincoln, NEGroup
1984Highlights: Selections from the Bank of America Corporation Art CollectionPlaza Gallery, Bank of America, San Francisco, CAGroup
1984Large Scale Monotypes from the Garner Tullis WorkshopJohn Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
1983Tom LieberPamela Auchincloss Gallery, Santa Barbara, CASolo
1983UnknownDelahunty Gallery, New York, NYGroup
1983New Perspectives in American Art: 1983 Exxon National ExhibitionSolomon R. Guggenheim Museum of Art, New York, NYGroup
1983Five ArtistsSan Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CAGroup
1982Tom LieberGrayson Gallery, Chicago, ILSolo
1982Tom LieberKirk DeGooyer Gallery, Los Angeles, CASolo
1982UnknownSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CAGroup
1982UnknownFresh Paint Art Gallery, California State University, Northridge, CAGroup
1982UnknownArt Center College of Design, Pasadena, CAGroup
1981Tom LieberKirk DeGooyer Gallery, Los Angeles, CASolo
1981This Is PaintSecurity Pacific Bank, Los Angeles, CAGroup
1981The Controlled GesturePalo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CAGroup
1980Tom LieberNancy Lurie Gallery, Chicago, ILSolo
1980Tom LieberWilliam Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
1980UnknownPalo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CAGroup
1979Three California PaintersLouisville School of Art, Louisville, KYGroup
1979The Aesthetic of GraffitiSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CAGroup
1978Tom LieberNancy Lurie Gallery, Chicago, ILSolo
1977Tom LieberNancy Lurie Gallery, Chicago, ILSolo
1977Tom LieberWilliam Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
1976Tom LieberWilliam Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
1976Bloomington BicentennialBloomington Art Museum, Bloomington, ILGroup
1976Davidson National Print and Drawing ShowDavidson, NCGroup
1976UnknownCenter for the Visual Arts Gallery, Illinois State University, Normal, ILGroup
1975Tom LieberMichael Wyman Gallery, Chicago, ILSolo
1974Tom LieberMichael Wyman Gallery, Chicago, ILSolo
1974UnknownOklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City, OKGroup
1973UnknownKrannert Art Museum, Champaign, ILGroup
197327th Annual Wabash Valley Art ExhibitionSwope Gallery, Terre Haute, INGroup
1973UnknownAllan Priebe Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, WIGroup
1972Mid-America IVSt. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MOGroup
1972Midstate Art ExhibitionEvanston Art Museum, Evanston, ILGroup