Exhibition History

Tom of Finland

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2019 | Cross Lanes Projects Let’s Go Camping With Tom of Finland | Kendal, UK

2018 | Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit TOM House: The Work and Life of Tom of Finland | Detroit, USA

2017 | Salon Dahlmann The Man Behind Tom of Finland: Loves and Lives | Berlin, Germany

2017 | Galerie Judin The Man Behind Tom of Finland: Ecce Homo | Berlin, Germany

2017 | Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art Touko Laaksonen – Tom of Finland: Of Music and Men | Turku, Finland

2016 | Taidehalli The Pleasure of Play | Helsinki, Finland

2015 | Artists Space The Pleasure of Play | New York City, USA

2015 | David Kordansky Gallery Early Work 1944 – 1972 | Los Angeles, USA

2014 | Postal Museum Sealed with a Secret: Correspondence of Tom of Finland | Tampere, Finland

2013 | Stuart Shave | Modern Art Tom of Finland Preliminary Drawings | London, England

2012 | Kulturhuset Tom of Finland | Stockholm, Sweden

2012 | World Erotic Art Museum TOM OF FINLAND: Male Masterworks | Miami Beach, USA

2011 | Antebellum Tom of Finland: Public and Private | Hollywood, USA

2011 | PHD Tom of Finland:Original Drawings | St. Louis, USA

2011 | European Capital of Culture – Logomo (retrospective) Tom of Finland | Turku, Finland

2009 | Schlechtriem Brothers Tom of Finland | Berlin, Germany

2008 | Galería Espacio Mínimo | Madrid, Spain

2007 | Inman Gallery | Houston, USA

2006 | Galerie Jean-Luc & Takako Richard | Paris, France

2006 | Helsinki City Art Museum | Helsinki, Finland

2006 | Western Project Rough |  Culver City (Los Angeles), USA

2006 | Charles Cowles Gallery Coming of Age | New York City, USA

2005 | Galeria Espacio Minimo Tom of Finland | Madrid, Spain

2005 | Maes & Matthys Gallery Tom of Finland | Antwerp, Belgium

2001 | Mark Moore Gallery | Santa Monica, USA

1999 | James Van Damme Gallery | Brussels, Belgium

1999 | Mark Moore Gallery The Adventures of Kake | Santa Monica, USA

1999 | Finnish Institute – retrospective The Most Famous Finn | Paris, France

1999 | Jyvaskyla Art Museum (retrospective) | Jyvaskyla, Finland

1999 | YYZ Artist Outlet (retrospective) | Toronto, Canada

1999 | TBA (retrospective) | Chicago, USA

1997 | Mark Moore Gallery | Santa Monica, USA

1997 | Galleri Lars Boman | Stockholm, Sweden

1995 | Galerie Emanuel Perrotin | Paris, France

1994 | Feature Inc. | New York City, USA

1994 | Schwules Museum | Berlin, Germany

1994 | Museum des Erotik Kunst | Hamburg, Germany

1994 | Club Champion | Canberra, Australia

1993 | Gallery Daniel Buchholz | Cologne, Germany

1992 | Galerie Pelin | Helsinki, Finland

1992 | Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation A Memorial Retrospective | New York City, USA

1991 | Amos Anderson Art Museum | Helsinki, Finland

1991 | Feature Inc. | New York City, USA

1989 | Feature Inc. | New York City, USA

1988 | Feature Inc. | New York City, USA

1987 | Rob Gallery | Amsterdam, the Netherlands

1985 | Rob Gallery | Amsterdam, the Netherlands

1984 | Galerie Jansen | Berlin, Germany

1984 | Andres Ufer | Berlin, Germany

1983 | Rob Gallery | Amsterdam, the Netherlands

1982 | Score (bar) | Los Angeles, USA

1982 | Rob Gallery | Amsterdam, the Netherlands

1982 | Ambush (bar) | San Francisco, USA

1981 | Rob Gallery | New York City, USA

1981 | Rob Gallery | Amsterdam, the Netherlands

1980 | Rob Gallery | Amsterdam, the Netherlands

1980 | Robert Samuel Gallery | New York City, USA

1978 | Rob Gallery | Amsterdam, the Netherlands

1978 | Feyway Studios | San Francisco, USA

1978 | Eons Gallery | Los Angeles, USA

1976 | The Revolt Press Bookstore | Hamburg, Germany

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2019 | The Metropolitan Museum of Art Camp: Notes on Fashion | New York City, USA

2019 | Fierman Circus of Books | New York City, USA

2019 | Kunsthal Charlottenborg Art & Porn | Copenhagen, Denmark

2019 | ARoS Aarhus Art Museum Art & Porn | Aarhus, Denmark

2019 | MOCA: The Geffen Contemporary The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA’s Collection | Los Angeles, USA

2017 | Park View A Spaghetti Dress for World Peace | Los Angeles, USA

2017 | Praz-Delavallade Over the Rainbow | Los Angeles, USA

2017 | Leo Xu Projects Please fasten your seat belt as we are experiencing some turbulence | Shanghai, China

2016 | Moore Building Desire | Miami, USA

2016 | Galerie Patrick Seguin Olympia | Paris, France

2015 | kim? Contemporary Art Centre Slash: In Between the Normative and the Fantasy | Riga, Latvia

2015 | Venus Over Manhattan #RAWHIDE | New York City, USA

2014 | Galerie Buchholz Richard Hawkins & William S. Burroughs, Cerith Wyn Evans, Isa Genzken, Tom of Finland | Berlin, Germany

2014 | Envoy Enterprises Hudson | New York City, USA

2014 | MUU Gallery Dirty Frames | Helsinki, Finland

2014 | 33 Orchard LET’S GO LET GO: In Memoriam Hudson | New York City, USA

2014 | Statens Museum for Kunst Abandon the Parents | Copenhagen, Denmark

2014 | Gerhardsen Gerner Do Not Disturb | Oslo, Norway

2013 | MOCA Bob Mizer & Tom of Finland | Los Angeles, USA

2013 | lille300 / Tripostal HAPPY BIRTHDAY Galerie Perrotin / 25 years | Lille, France

2013 | Feature Inc. I Want That Inside Me | New York City, USA

2013 | Institute of Contemporary Arts Keep Your Timber Limber (Works on Paper) | London, England

2013 | Leslie + Lohman Museum Rare and Raw | New York City, USA

2012 | Feature Inc. Punt | New York City, USA

2012 | Robert Rauschenberg Foundation We the People | New York City, USA

2012 | Schroeder, Romero & Shredder Summer Camp | New York City, USA

2011 | Galerie Mooi-Man Tom of Finland and Mates | Groningen, the Netherlands

2011 | Martin-Gropius-Bau Compass in Hand | Berlin, Germany

2011 | Museum of Sex Comics Stripped | New York City, USA

2010 | Valencian Institute of Art Modern Compass in Hand | Valencia, Spain

2010 | One Archives Gallery Never Alone: A Look at Tom and His Friends | West Hollywood, USA

2010 | Feature Inc Tom of Finland and then some | New York City, USA

2010 | Maloney Fine Art + Kim Light / Lightbox The Boneyard | Los Angeles, USA

2010 | Galería Espacio Mínimo ARCO | Madrid, Spain

2010 | Central Connecticut State University Art Galleries Revealed: The Tradition of Male Homoerotic Art | New Britain (Connecticut), USA

2009 | Erotic Heritage Museum Sex in the Streets | Las Vegas, USA

2009 | 53rd International Art Exhibition – Nordic & Danish Pavilions The Collectors | Venice, Italy

2009 | Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts Tattoo | New York City, USA

2009 | MoMA Compass in Hand: Selections From the Rothschild Foundation Collection | New York City, USA

2008 I The Kinsey Institute l Pre-Revolutionary Queer l Bloomington (Indiana), USA

2008 | Homotopia CUC Liverpool Biennial | Liverpool, England

2008 | Phil Ma Bête Noire | Los Angeles, USA

2008 | MoMA Glossolalia: Languages of Drawing | New York City, USA

2008 | Phil Trade | Los Angeles, USA

2008 | Galería Espacio Mínimo ARCO | Madrid, Spain

2006 | Miami Art Fair Scope | Miami, USA

2006 | Portland Museum of Art | Portland (Oregon), USA

2005 | Art@Large | New York City, USA

2004 | James Kelly Contemporary Museum | Santa Fe, USA

2001 | Mark Moore Gallery The Armory Show | New York City, USA

2000 | Whitechapel Gallery | London, England

2000 | Los Angeles County Museum of Art Made in California | Los Angeles, USA

2000 | Mark Moore Gallery The Armory Show | New York City, USA

2000 | Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation 10th Anniversary Exhibition | New York City, USA

1999 | Pori Art Museum | Pori, Finland

1999 | Mark Moore Gallery | Santa Monica, USA

1998 | Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman College | Orange, USA

1998 | Wessel + O’Connor Fine Art | New York City, USA

1997 | Patricia Faure Gallery | Santa Monica, USA

1997 | Los Angeles County Museum of Art Master Drawings | Los Angeles, USA

1997 | The Centre for Contemporary Arts | Glasgow, Scotland

1997 | Meyerson-Nowinski Gallery | Seattle, USA

1997 | Akademie der Kunste | Berlin, Germany

1992 | Casco Gallery | Utrecht, Belgium

1992 | Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation Summer Group Exhibition | New York City, USA

1992 | Stuart Regen Gallery | Los Angeles, USA

1991 | Rutgers State University | New Brunswick, USA

1991 | Amos Andersonin Taidemuseo | Helsinki, Finland

1991 | Feature Inc. | New York City, USA

1991 | Rosamund Felsen Gallery | Los Angeles, USA

1991 | National Leather Association Fetish Art | Los Angeles, USA

1991 | Galerie Mosabaka | Helsinki, Finland

1991 | Whitney Museum of American Art | New York City, USA

1991 | Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation Private Collections | New York City, USA

1991 | University of California (Matrix Gallery) | Berkeley, USA

1990 | Couturier Gallery | Los Angeles, USA

1990 | Wessel O’Connor | New York City, USA

1990 | Mincher/Wilcox Gallery | San Francisco, USA

1989 | Matrix Gallery | University of Berkeley, USA

1989 | WIWA International | Cologne, Germany

1989 | New Museum | New York City, USA

1988 | Leonardo da Vinci Gallery | Los Angeles, USA

1986 | Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) | Los Angeles, USA

1986 | International Gay & Lesbian Archives Naked Eyes | West Hollywood, USA

1983 | The Basement | New York City, USA

1982 | I.E.M. | Paris, France

1978 | Stompers (boot shop) | New York City, USA

Public Collections:

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) | Los Angeles, USA

Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art | Turku, Finland

University of California Berkeley Art Museum | Berkeley (California), USA

The Kinsey Institute | Bloomington (Indiana), USA

The Art Institute of Chicago | Chicago, USA

Kaarina Township | Kaarina, Finland

Leather Archives & Museum | Chicago, USA

Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation | New York City, USA

Los Angeles County Museum of Art | Los Angeles, USA

MSC Finland – Tom’s Club | Helsinki, Finland

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design | Providence, USA

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) | New York City, USA

Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art | Helsinki, Finland

Portland Museum of Art | Portland (Oregon), USA

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art | San Francisco, USA

Suontausta Museum | Eura, Finland

Tom of Finland Foundation | Los Angeles, USA

Publications:

Salaisuuksin suljettu – Kirjeiden Tom of Finland | Like Kustannus

Tom of Finland – Marginaalista maailmanmaineeseen | Like Kustannus

Touko Laaksonen: Tom of Finland | Exhibition catalogue | Galerie Judin

The Little Book of Tom of Finland: Blue Collar | Taschen Verlag

The Little Book of Tom of Finland: Cops & Robbers | Taschen Verlag

The Little Book of Tom of Finland: Military Men | Taschen Verlag

Tom of Finland – Välähdyksiä nimimerkin takaa | Like Kustannus

TOM HOUSE: Tom of Finland in Los Angeles | Rizzoli New York

Tom of Finland – Sarja kuvia | Like Kustannus

Tom of Finland: Bikers II | Taschen Verlag

Tom of Finland – Life and Work of a Gay Hero | Bruno Gmünder Verlag

Tom of Finland: Comic Collection I | Taschen Verlag

Sata sotakohtaloa (Finnish war stories) | Lamppu Laamanen (Chapter on Tom of Finland)

Tom of Finland XXL | Taschen Verlag

The Comic Collection | Taschen Verlag (2 editions)

Tom of Finland | Ennennäkemätönta — Ünforseen | Berndt Arell & Kati Mustola | Like Kustannus

Art of Pleasure | Taschen Verlag (3 editions)

Tom of Finland | Monograph | Taschen Verlag

Dirty Pictures | St. Martins Press

Life and Times of Tom of Finland | Gemini Press (French)

Life and Times of Tom of Finland | Bruno Gmünder Verlag (German)

Life and Times of Tom of Finland | St. Martins Press (English)

Life and Times of Tom of Finland | Otava Press (Finnish)

Retrospectives III | Tom of Finland Foundation (1 printing)

Retrospectives II | Tom of Finland Foundation (2 printings)

Retrospectives I | Tom of Finland Foundation (3 printings edition one; 1 printing edition two)

Video, Film and Stage:

Tom of Finland | Dome Karukoski | Helsinki-Filmi

Tom of Finland: The Musical | Tuomas Parkkinen. Composers Jussi Vahvaselkä and Jori Sjöroos.
Director Reija Wäre. | Turku City Theatre, Finland

I Want U | DJ Hell. Animation Xaver Xylophon | Gigolo Records

Tom of Finland | Mies Mikkenen | Turku 2011 Foundation

Daddy and the Muscle Academy | Crystal Eye | Finnish Film Board

Tom’s Men I Eros Series, Altomar Video

Boots Biceps & Bulges I Eros Series, Altomar Video

Advocate Men | Advocate Video Series | LPI