Early Life
Thomas [Tomasz, Tomek], Stefan, Stanisław Lamprecht was born in the communist occupied Warsaw, Poland of architects parents. He lived intermittently in Warsaw, Poland; London, UK and Famagusta, Cyprus. He began to study painting in 1969 at the Warsaw’s Academy of Fine Arts under the wing of the renowned Polish painter Aleksander Kobzdej. In 1973 ­Lamprecht came to New York and entered the School of Visual Arts where he studied with Joseph Kosuth, Sol LeWitt, Robert Mangold, Larry Zax and other prominent New York artists. He graduated with B.F.A. degree in 1976 and the same year received his US citizenship.

Lamprecht continued to Columbia University, Graduate School of the Arts. While at Columbia, he started producing work in non-traditional media that sparked controversy among some graduate faculty. Saved from expulsion by the school’s chairman, his mentor and supporter, late Professor Stefan Sharf as well as the graduate faculty’s admission to their inability to effectively advise on non-traditional media art, Lamprecht has been awarded an unprecedented opportunity to choose his own graduate advisors from among the pool of New York art world. He chose the artists whose work was relevant to his exploration and thesis; Richard Artschwager, Ronald Bladen, Les Levine and the New Museum founder and curator Marcia Tucker.  They agreed to take on the assignment and the school brought them on board. Lamprecht received his M.F.A. degree and completed PHD candidacy in philosophy in 1978.
Art
Thomas Lamprecht is an internationally recognized visual artist, recording artist and writer. Primarily a painter, Lamprecht has produced and presented work in many different media that include two-dimensional art, environmental installations, performance art, film/video, digital art and sound recordings. He also held top executive creative posts at global advertising agencies, taught at a number of prominent art institutions and universities and curated shows. He exhibited his art extensively in US and abroad at a number of major ­venues, including; Kunsthale, Basel, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; 112 Green Street Gallery, New York, OK Harris, New York, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw, among others. His works are in several international collections and his recordings were released worldwide.
Music
Lamprecht has presented his art performances and music through a variety of art and music spaces such as the storied New York clubs, CBGB’s, Hurrah, Max's Kanzas City, concert halls including Carnegie Hall and alternate art spaces; Kitchen and Franklin Furnace, and was the first 'white act' to perform at the new Cotton Club in Harlem. He also performed at prominent venues in Europe that include, Basel Art Fair, Mazzo, Amsterdam, New Morning, Geneva and others.
In 1978 while collaborating with a group of artists he’s met in graduate school, he released his first record based on the art performance project, Model Citizens. The record was produced by John Kale, a co-founder of Velvet Underground. Subsequent to Model Citizens Lamprecht created other performance projects including multi-media performance/installation 2 Yous, and a collaborative symphony and dance piece Before Religion with the violin virtuoso and composer Michael Galasso and dancer/choreographer Frank Conversano.
During the early-mid 80’s, Lamprecht released solo recordings of his music, including the albums; “TOMEK” and “Love & Hate”. Through the 90’s he continued to compose and record ‘Musical Poems’ created for specific individuals and narrow-cast distribution.
Teaching
Lamprecht has served on the faculty at the Parsons School of Design, NY, Baruch College of the City University of New York, Savannah School of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, Breda School of Art and Design, Holland and others. He advised graduate students in M.F.A. programs, taught undergraduate courses in painting, drawing and design and lectured on art theory, conceptual art and philosophy.
Curating
In 1994 Lamprecht created an annual retrospective exhibition, the Contemporary Annual, that was hosted and funded by the National Arts Club in New York. The relevancy of the show, that rivaled the Whitney Biannual in scope while including international artists, was enhanced through it being curated not by professional curators but by a different artist each year. The Contemporary Annual has been established as a nonprofit, 501(c) organization.
In 2010 Lamprecht opened a gallery, Plume21 in Seattle, WA as a part of creative organization with a gallery space dedicated to showcasing the highest quality of creative endeavor by under-exposed international artists. In tandem with the gallery, and to facilitate the operations, Plume21 provided branding and creative and strategic services to a number of corporate and governmental clients.
Branding, Advertising, Design
Active in design and advertising industries, Lamprecht held executive posts as a creative and strategy lead at several major Madison Avenue agencies. He also ran his own Manhattan based design firm specializing in hi-end, photography, design and art books. Some of the notable titles include; Visions: Fifty Years of the United Nations (Hearst), The Art of Collecting: Victor and Sally Gantz (Christie’s, NY) and The Encyclopedia of Photography (Simon & Schuster). Lamprecht’s firm also produced and distributed several independent artists’ books.
As an executive creative director Thomas lead teams at some of the largest agencies in the world within WPP & IPG groups including Grey Global Group, DraftFCB and J­. Walter Thompson Worldwide, and continues as a principal at Plume21, LLC. Through his involvements he produced work for many Fortune 500 and smaller organizations including: Oracle, Adobe, Time Inc., Citibank, AT&T, Dom Perignon, California Teachers Association, City of New York and many others. Lamprecht received many industry recognitions and awards, including several Echo, EFFIE, ADDY and more.
Writing
Lamprecht has written on art, art theory and philosophy. His reviews and essays were published internationally.
See samples of select publications in ARTICLES (to come)
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CHRONOLOGY:
    1949           Born in Warsaw, Poland
    1962-63     Christian Brothers Boarding School, Częstochowa, Poland
    1963           Lives in Famagusta, Cyprus
    1968-72      Lives in Warsaw, Poland; Paris, France; London, England
    1973            Moves to New York City
    1975            Becomes Naturalized US Citizen
    1976            B.F.A., School of Visual Arts, New York City
    1978            M.F.A. & PHD Candidacy, Columbia University, New York City
    1990            Regains Polish passport and assumes dual citizenship
 
SELECTED ONE-PERSON SHOWS:
 
    1975           S.V.A. Gallery, NY — paintings
    1976           112 Green Street Gallery NY — paintings
    1977           Columbia University Gallery, NY — PAINTING A PAINTING, installation, photography
    1978           Kitchen, NY — YOU T.V. BETTER THAN DANCE, performance/video installation    
    1980           Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland — 2 YOUS, media performance/installation
                       Mazzo, Amsterdam, Holland — I AM RIGHT!, first art telecommunications  
                       performance (NYC—Amsterdam)
    1981            New Morning, Geneva, Switzerland — DEPARTURE SYNDROME, media 
                       performance/installation
                       Centrum T’Hooht, Utrecht, Holland — DEPARTURE SYNDROME, media
                       performance/installation
                       Kitchen, NY — BEFORE RELIGION, performance (music composition in collaboration
                       with Michael Galasso, choreography in collaboration with Frank Conversano)
    1982           Inroads Multimedia Center, NY — LOVE & HATE, media performance/installation
    1992           PAAS, NY — PHOTO PORTRAITS, color photographs & hand writing
                       Rudolf Bonvie, Cologne, Germany — PROJECTIONS OF DREAM MONUMENTS
                       SERIES, paintings
    1993           Klein Brewer Gallery, NY — RELIGIOUS PIN-UPS SERIES, paintings
    1996           Bill White Gallery, Williamsburg, NY — DEATH IMAGES, drawings
    1998           Holland Tunnel Gallery, Williamsburg, NY — HEART MATTERS, installation
    2010           Plume21, Seattle — Selected works from three series
    2013           Plume21, Seattle — LARGE DRAWINGS, works on paper
    2017           Center of Information of J.N. Jeziorański, Warsaw, Poland — DRAWINGS MEMORY
                       & EVIDENCE, works on paper & installation
    2017           ADGY, La Jolla — LANDSCAPES, painings & insallation
    2017           WL4, Gdańsk, Poland — DRAWINGS MEMORY & EVIDENCE, works on paper
                       & installation
SELECTED GROUP SHOWS:
1976           O.K. Harris Gallery, NY, paintings
    1977           Columbia University Gallery, NY — FUCK YOU, installation, art language
    1978           Artists Space, NY — YOU TV BETTER THAN DANCE, installation/performance
                       Hurrah, NY — MODEL CITIZENS, performance
    1979           Carnegie Hall, NY — MODEL CITIZENS, performance
                       Cotton Club, Harlem, NY — MODEL CITIZENS—performance
    1980           Danceteria, NY — 2 YOUS, media performance/installation
    1981           Mud Club, NY — 2 YOUS, media performance/installation
    1983           ATL, NY — PASSION SERIES, paintings      
    1984           Ronald Feldman Gallery, NY — MADE IN N.Y., video installatio (in collaboration
                       with Les Levine)
    1985           Cobb/Marietta Fine Arts Center, Atlanta, paintings
                       Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, paintings
    1987           André Van Seenus, San Francisco — DREAM MONUMENTS, paintings
    1991           Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw, Poland — JESTESMY, paintings
RECORDINGS:
    1978           Model Citizens, Spy Records, produced by John Cale
    1982           Tomek, Stiff Records, produced by Tomek Lamprecht
    1984           Love & Hate, ATL Records, produced by Tomek Lamprecht
PUBLICATIONS:
    1976           Private Language and Work, SVA Press, May
    1990           On Nature of Friendship, Columbia Magazine, February,            
    1995           Intimacy, Contemporary Annual, The National Arts Club, July,
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY:
    1976           Jeane Siegel, 10 from S.V.A., Artforum, June
    1978           Tim Page, Model Citizens, New York Rocker, November
    1979           Roy Trakin, Tomek Lamprecht and Model Citizens, Soho Weekly News, January
                       Carnegie Hall, Stagebill, Model Citizens, March
                       John Rockwell, Model Citizens, The New York Times, September 11, 1979
    1980           Michael Shore, Music Picks, Hurrah, Soho Weekly News, January 31
                       Tim Page, Thriving On a Riff , Soho Weekly News, April 23
                       John Rockwell, 2 Yous, The New York Times, July 20  
                       Tim Page, Avant Garde Alive, Unstuck in Time, Soho Weekly News, September 10
    1981            Merle Ginsberg, Radical Departure, Soho Weekly News, April 8
    1983           Spleen, Tomek, VPRO, Holland, July
                       Spleen, Tomek Lamprecht, VPRO, Holland, September
                       Richard Singer, Tomek, OP (The “S” Issue), October
    1984           M.C., Made in N.Y., Domus, September, 1984
                       Katherine Ludwig, Hearing Aids, NY Talk, December 12
                       Reviews, Albums Recommended, Billboard, December 15
    1992           K. Godowski, Exhibition at PAAS, New Daily News, NY, May 9-10
    1993           Matthew Klein, All The Enigmas In The World, Exhibition Catalog, June
    1995           Robert Morgan, Beatific Culture, Cover Magazine, November, 1995    
    1995           Sean Mooney, National Arts Club Contemporary Annual, 1995, Art Speak,
    2009          Haris Purnomo at CoCA Seattle, C Arts Magazine
CURATORIAL:
    1991            BEFORE RELIGION — Mazzo Performance Space, Amsterdam, Holland
    1995           INTIMACY — Contemporary Annual, The National Arts Club, New York City
    1996           HOME IS WHERE THE ART IS, OR, HYBRID AFFAIRS — Contemporary Annual,
                       The National Arts Club, New York City
    1998           JAQUES ROCH — Art Book, Dream of the Unicorn, Published by Tomek lamprecht
    2003          GRADUATE STUDENTS SHOW — Academy of Art University, San Francisco
    2009          JAQUES ROCH — Paintings & drawings, Plume21 Exhibition Space, Seattle    
    2011             HARIS PURNOMO — Plule21 Exhibition Space, Seattle
    2017            KRISTINA MüLLER-EBERHARD — Timeline, ADGY, La Jolla and
                        Center of Information, Warsaw, Poland
    2017            THREE INSTALLATIONS — UCSD MFA Students show, ADGY, La Jolla
    
TEACHING:
    1978            Teaching Assistant, Graduate School of the Arts, Columbia University, NY
    1982            Visiting Artist, Academy of Art and Design, Breda, Holland
    1986            Professor, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
    1994            Associate Professor, Parsons School of Design, New York City
    1996            Adjunct Professor, City University of New York, Baruch College, New York City
    2004-05     Graduate Adviser, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA    
SELECTED LECTURES:
    1981             Music in Art Performance, Columbia University, New York City,
    1983            Video and Media Art, Academy of Art and Design, Breda, Holland,             
    1986            Issues of Contemporary Art, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah,
    1988            Epic Art, Cobb/Marietta Art Center, Atlanta,
    1993            Computer Applications and Art, Parsons School of Design, New York City,         
    1994            New Technology as Media in Art (series of 3), National Arts Club, New York City,
    1996-97       Panels: DEALERS ONLY , CRITICS ONLY, COLLECTORS ONLY, National Arts 
                        Club, New York. With participants: Richard Atschwager, Tod Machover, Mary Boone,
                        Sandra Gering, Ivan Karp, David Zwirner, Donald Kuspit, Eleanor Heartney, Robert
                        Morgan, Hubert Newman, Howard Morse, Jonathan Scull and others.
    2010            Gained in translation, TedX, Seattle
    2016            Moment of Rhythm, Damięcki Studio, Warsaw, Poland
    2017            Truth Through Opposites or Argument with Plato, Center of Information,
                        Warsaw, Poland and WL4, Gdańsk, Poland
BRANDING-ADVERTISING:
    1978-80       Art Director — Siegel & Gale, NY
    1981-84        Sr. Art Director — Grey King & Lyon, NY
    1984-88       Creative Director/Copywriter  — William Lloyd Assoc., NY
    1988-97        Principal/Creative Director — ATL, Inc.
    1997-00        VP, Creative Director — Bates Worldwide, NY
    2000–04     SVP, Executive Creative Director — Grey San Francisco
    2004-06       Executive Creative Director — McMillan Advertising, Vancouver, BC
    2006-09       VP, Executive Creative Director — DraftFCB (HackerGroup), Seattle
    2009-           Chief Creative Officer, Co-President — Plume21 creative firm, La Jolla
PERSONAL:
     Resides in La Jolla, CA and Warsaw, Poland. Married to artist/designer, Kristina Müller-
     Eberhard. Has two children; Emil, and Zofia. 
INFLUENCES:
     Ludwig Wigttgenstein, Federico Fellini, Richard Tuttle, Rembrand, Richard Artschwager, 
     Bertrand Russell, Matisse, Marcel Deuchamp      
GUIDING PRINCIPAL:

     “The greatest deeds are thoughts.” — Nietzsche

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