"At this time in my life, I’m ready to accept or own a kind of romance and melancholy or melodrama that I wasn’t ready to reveal before. It was always there in my inner life as an artist, but I was too afraid to share it."
Tommy Hartung (b. 1979, Akron, Ohio, USA) lives and works in Queens, New York. He earned a BFA from Purchase College, State University of New York (2004) and an MFA from Columbia University (2006). His work has been screened at and included in the exhibitions The Pipe and the Flow, Espacio Minimo, Madrid (2010); Darkling, I Look, Murray Street, London (2010); Lush Life, Lehman Maupin Gallery, New York (2010); Greater New York, MoMA PS1, Long Island City (2010); The Ascent of Man, On Stellar Rays, New York (2009); SCREEN, 8 Seymour Place, London (2009); Spacial Propositions, Fundacion Patiño, Santa Cruz, Bolivia (2008); Queens International 4, Queens Museum (2008); Other Certainties, New York Center for Art and Media Studies, New York (2008); Nobody's Girl, Anthology Film Archives, New York (2008); Tommy Hartung, Moti Hasson Gallery, New York (2008); War, Peace, and Ecstasy, Artissima 14, Turin, Italy (2007); Arrivals and Departures, White Box Gallery, New York (2007); Carte Blanche, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York (2007); Beyond the Pale, Moti Hasson Gallery, New York (2007); and Six Laws of Motion, Max Protetch Gallery, New York (2005).
On Stellar Rays