Tom Messavilla


Tom Messavilla is a painter. He lives and works in Munich, Germany.

EDUCATION2016 – 2021 Diploma of Fine Arts at the academy of fine arts Munich, Germany Prof. Anke Doberauer
Workshops and Curational/ Exhibition Making with Nina Childress and Ory Dessau
Google Arts and Culture 2019 Contemporary Carravagisti

GRANTS2021 Gopea Art Price
2022 –2027 Atelierhaus Baumstrasse Studio Grant by the City of Munich

Solo Shows2023
Pista, Streitfeld Projektraum Munich

Inverno, Center for Advanced Studies CAS LMU, Munich
Stagioni, Kunstverein Sebastianskapelle Ulm

Montagna Akademie Galerie Munich

Jahresgaben Kunstverein München Munich
Open Studios Atelierhaus Baumstrasse Munich
Die ersten Jahre der Professionalität #42, Galerie der Künstler*innen Munich

Gopea Art 56 Burg Bentheim Bad Bentheim
ROAN, Galerie Le Carceri Kaltern, Italy

Tacker, Galerie der Künstler*innen Munich

Art Now Annual Exhibition Städtische Galerie Rosenheim Kunstverein Rosenheim
Modello, Diploma Show, Akademie der Bildenden Künste Munich

Die ersten Jahre der Amateurität, Orangerie Munich


“The painter Tom Messavilla explores the world of memories and their multi-layered spaces. His works sometimes unfold like labyrinthine landscapes, while others produce individual objects that seek to capture specific situations or moods, while leaving room for individual associations. Memories often serve as the starting point for his art, turning into sketchy texts and then becoming a reconstructed reality on the canvas. Messavilla often focuses on small events and fleeting encounters, such as the striking structure of an architectural detail on a house facade or a broken chestnut branch after a violent April thunderstorm.
Text Tom Messavilla