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Thomas Huber is a contemporary printmaker and painter from Switzerland. He developed a figurative and metaphysical painting, which take the viewer into an ironic, timeless fantasy world. In doing so, Huber makes use of complex symbolization processes and contradictory elements and fundamentally questions the possibility of representing reality.

  • Born: July 14, 1955
  • Place of birth: Zurich, Switzerland
  • Nationality: Swiss
  • Studied at: Kunstgewerbeschule Basel; Royal College of Art, London; Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
  • Teachers: Franz Fedier, Fritz Schwegler
  • Era: Contemporary art


The Swiss artist Thomas Huber was born in Zurich in 1955. He studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule Basel, the Royal College of Art in London and the Düsseldorf Kunsthochschule.

While still a student, Huber developed a distinctive style characterized by clean lines, precise perspectives and often surreal scenarios. Thomas Huber's works are often introspective and explore the relationship between space, image and viewer. His paintings can be considered "paintings about paintings" as they often reflect on the art of painting itself and the role of the artist. Huber's work is known for its often cool, detached aesthetic, using architecture and space to raise questions about perception, reality, and illusion.

Thomas Huber has received extensive recognition throughout his career, both in Switzerland and internationally. His works have been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums around the world.



  • 08.10.2023 – 28.01.2023 Lago Maggiore - Museo d’arte della Svizzera italiana, Lugano.
  • 18.06.2022 – 25.09.2022 erste hilfe : first aid - Hugenottenhaus, Kassel.
  • 24.10.2020 – 06.06.2021 Interieur – Exterieur – Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf.
  • 03.06.2020 – 01.07.2022 Nur nichts anbrennen lassen – Kunstmuseum Bonn.
  • 19.10.2029 – 01.03.2020 Ikonen – Was wir Menschen anbeten – Kunsthalle Bremen.
  • 23.09.2018 – 13.01.2019 Die Geste. Kunst zwischen Jubel, Dank und Nachdenklichkeit - Ludwig Galerie Schloss Oberhausen.
  • 04.06.2017 – 01.10.2017 Skulptur Projekte Münster in Marl "THE HOT WIRE" - Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl.



  • 2013 Prix Meret Oppenheim, Bern
  • 2005 Art Prize of the Heitland Foundation, Celle
  • 1999 art multiple Prize, Cologne
  • 1995 Lower Saxony Art Prize, Hanover
  • 1993 Prize for Young Swiss Art of the Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft / Art Prize of the Stadtsparkasse Düsseldorf
  • 1989/1990: Award of the Cultural Circle in the Federation of German Industries (BDI), Berlin
  • 1987 Rheinbrücke Art Prize, Basle
  • 1984 Prize of the Kiefer Hablitzer Stiftung



  • Thomas Huber: extase, Jean-Paul Felley; Olivier Kaeser (Hg.), Paris 2016.
  • Thomas Huber: Am Horizont/On the Horizon, Stephan Berg (Hrsg.), Munich 2016.
  • Postsache Huberville. Thomas Huber, Werner Meyer, Göppingen, Susanne Pfleger, Wolfsburg (Hrsg.), Cologne 2011.


Own writings

  • Thomas Huber. Das Geistige und die Kunst, Thomas Huber, Christoph Grunenberg, Bremen 2021.
  • Ohne Titel. Erfahrungen mit der Kunst 1955-2018, Thomas Huber, Cologne 2021.