Mette Tommerup (born Denmark 1969) is a painter and storyteller who creates simultaneously earnest and satirical narratives to frame her production of objects, whether they are digital or made from canvas and paint. Tommerup relocated to Miami in the late 1990’s after living and studying in New York City for many years. Tommerup has exhibited at Exit Art and the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York City. In Miami, Tommerup has exhibited at The Bass, Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) and The FIU Frost Museum of Art and has work in many public and private collections, including work in the permanent collection of Wilmer Hale in Washington DC, the Lowe Art Museum, and Perez Art Museum Miami. She will have a solo shows at Locust Projects in November 2020. Honors include acquisition of work through the Art Purchase Program at The American Academy of Arts and Letters in NYC. Publications include Miami Contemporary Artists, Miami Arts Explosion, 100 Degrees in the Shade and Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze and exhibitions have been reviewed in Art in America, Artnet.com and The Miami Herald among others. Tommerup received an MFA at School of Visual Arts in New York City in 1995.
“Out to Sea" (Ocean Loop Exhibition 2017) and "Waking the Ur Experience" (Love, Ur Exhibition 2019)
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