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thomas renwart

Ghent, textile artist


Thomas Renwart


Friends of Dorothy #3

Thomas Renwart (°1995) graduated in 2019 at LUCA School of Arts gaining his masters in Textiles. Until 2021 he worked under the alias Les Monseigneurs, as of September 2021 he took on his birth name to continue his work as a textiles artist. From there on, he developed a textiles practice where crafts-ship and poetic depictions of a horticultural universe constantly meet. Starting with written matter, a world is built around it, carefully translated into tactile matter. Thomas' techniques are jacquard weaving, embroidery, quilting and digital printing. His weaving speciality is the Damask technique, where he delves into the many ways of how this technique can grow. Monochromic weaving to him, enhances the viewing experience. The visitor has to truly imagine the colour in order to completely grasp the image. A way of not taking things for granted.

‘HIGHWAY VAGABOND’ was the artist’ first gallery solo show and was presented at Barbé Gallery. Thomas Renwart has yet participated in several group shows in Belgium, Netherlands, France, Germany and USA. In 2020 he had a solo at Kunsthal Gent ‘Gilding The Lily’ which was followed with a large installation as part of the ‘Endless Exhibition’. 

In 2021 the artist was laureate of the Dorothy Waxman Prize 2021 by Parsons (NY ,USA) and also won two Henry Van De Velde award for his work as a textile artist. In the same year his artist book ‘Comme si de rien n'était: Catalogue & Cahier Intime’ was published by MER. B&L. In the beginning 2022 he had a solo in the Europe House (London, UK) by invitation of the Belgian Embassy and later that year the Flemish government acquired a work for the collection of the Flemish Community which is  given on loan to the Mu.Zee collection in Ostend. In December 2023 he will have a solo at Kunsthalle Lissabon.

2023 - 'War on Rugs', Works at Hof van Cleve, Hof van Cleve, Kruisem

2023 - Everybody Has A Plan Until They Get Punched In The Mouth, Groupshow, Barbé Urbain, Ghent

2023 - Highway Vagabond, solo show, Barbé, Ghent

2022 - PARADISE IS VERY FRAGILE, solo show, 12 Star Gallery, Europe House, London (UK)

2022 -  SAINT SEBASTIAN: A PLAY ON PLAGUES AND ARROWS, group show, Waldburger Wouters, Brussels

2022 (- ∞) SOUS LES CIEUX ET LES NUAGES: THE GARDEN EDITION, Endless Exhibition, collaborative project with Olivier Goethals, Kunsthal Gent

2022 - ROSES FROM THE COUNTRY HOUSE, open studio days w/ Eliza Pepermans, Schönfeld Projects, Antwerp

2022 - GOLDEN HOUR FADED BLACK, solo show (Box) + outside work together with Bert De Geyter, Kiosk Gent


expo & book launch of 'Friends of Dorothy' Ronald Van der Hilst, Mechelseplein 21, 2000 Antwerp

2022 - THE MOST SUNNY HOUR OF YOUR NIGHT, groupshow, Ti Pi Art Space, Koopvaardijlaan 3

9000 Gent (-Dampoort)

2022 - ROSES FROM THE COUNTRY HOUSE: duo exhibition  w/ Eliza Pepermans, Schönfeld C, Brussels

2022 - Magellan, groupshow, Woning Dr. De Beir by architect Huib Hoste - Dumortierlaan 8, 8300 Knokke

2022 - Summer workshops for children at S.M.A.K., Initiative by Artshizzle, S.M.A.K., Ghent

2022 -  UNIVERSAL PICTURES, duo residency & show with Bert De Geyter, BLANCO, Ghent

2022 - VERWEVEN / ENTRELACÉS, groupshow, Schonfeld Gallery, Rivoli Brussels

2022 - SCULPTURE FACTORY, groupshow, Brussels Gallery Weekend, L'imprimerie

2022 - QUARTET, groupshow, CC Brugge

2022 - Super Tactility, Soft Technology, groupshow, Texture Kortrijk

2022 - 2023 - 'War on Rugs' Works at Hof van Cleve, Hof van Cleve, Kruisem

2022 - 2023 - Everybody Has A Plan Until They Get Punched In The Mouth, Groupshow, Barbé Urbain, Ghent

2022 - From DiNG with love, Christmas card design & shop, DiNG Vitrine, Drabstraat 2, Ghent

2022 - Art for Christmas 2022, groupshow + market, Ti-Pi, Koopvaardijlaan 3, Ghent

2021 - Chants of a Gargoyle, group show

Waldburger & Wouters, Brussels and  Seghers & Pang Fine Arts, Sablon

​2021 - PARTIR DANS LA NUIT,  solo show, Claessens Canvas, Waregem, Extra Muros I by Bruthausgallery

2021 - Headed For The Finish Line, group show Bruthausgallery


2021 - La Mort des Amants, group show, Schönfeld Gallery, Rivoli Brussels

2021 - Ballroom Project, group show, with Willem Boel, invited by Bruthausgallery

2021 - Young Colors, group show, Various Locations, Lille, (FR )

2021 - L'ivresse du jeu, Art Rotterdam, Van Nelle Fabriek (NL) duo show with Willem Boel, Bruthausgallery booth  ​ ​

2021 - PASS kunst in dorpen, group show Huise kerk

2021 - Utope, group show, curated by MJ Fine Arts, Edmond, Brussels

2021 (- ∞) - SOUS LES CIEUX ET LES NUAGES, Endless Exhibition, collaborative project with Olivier Goethals, Kunsthal Gent

2021 - LA PIOGGIA, duo with Willem Boel, Bruthausgallery booth Artissima Art Fair, Torino (IT)

2021 - THE SPIRIT OF THE HORSES, w/ Lee Van Camp, Lynn Gabriels  Wouter De Bruycker Gallery, Antwerp

2021 - 2022 - ROSES FROM THE COUNTRY HOUSE, residency w/ Eliza Pepermans, Schonfeld Projects, Antwerp




​2021 - Comme si de rien n'était:

Catalogue & Cahier Intime, published in 2021 by MER. B&L

2021 - Winner: Henry Van De Velde 2021 Awards, Crafts by Bokrijk

Henry Van De Velde 2021 Awards, Gold Award Habitat


(as Les Monseigneurs)

2020 - Les Monseigneurs Solo Exhibition, CC Scharpoord, Knokke

2020 - Triennale Milano - with GAFPA , Milan, Italy (IT)

2020 - Avant La Lettre, Bruthaus Gallery, Waregem

2020 - (Solo) Gilding The Lily , Kunsthal, Gent

2020 - Watering Plants, Spoiler Zone Berlin, (D)

2019 - Winner: BKRK AWARD 2019 , Bokrijk

2029 - Finalist: DOROTHY WAXMAN TEXTILE PRIZE 2019, New York

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