Marie Peter-Toltz Painter

Solo Exhibitions

Born in Mulhouse (France) in 1981, Peter-Toltz lives and works between Los Angeles and Sydney.

Tonight Think of Me, NANDA/HOBBS, Sydney, Australia 
Mes Prédatrices 
Slag Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, US 
Je Suis Le Tigre dans la Montagne
MFA Thesis Exhibition, The New York Studio School, New York, US
Downtown Demoiselles
BMG, Adelaide, Australia
Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Les Trois Visages D’Eve
Centre Relais des Arts, Paris, France
Enigma Variations
Art at Home Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Because of You
Depot Gallery/ Danks Street, Sydney, Australia

Prizes And Residencies (Selected)

All Art Works, Winner/ Exhibition inclusion Award/ selected and curated by Tyler Loftis, Michigan, US
ART SEEN, Winner/ Representing the New York Studio School, NY, USA
National Association of Women Artists, Membership Award, NY, USA
CONCORDIA Award, New York Studio School, NY, US
LCU Award for Women, NY, US
Fellowship Award, New York Studio School, NY, US
Scholarship Award, New York Studio School, NY, US
Gertrude Whitney Conner Scholarship Award for Excellence, US (not undertaken)
Scholarship Award, New York Studio School, US (not undertaken)
Artist Grant and Artist Residency
The Vermont Studio Center, Vermont, US 
Artist residency
Atelier en Commun, Paris, France
Portia Geach Memorial Award, finalist,
S.H Irvin Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Waverley Art, finalist, Sydney, Australia
Pyrmont Art Festival, finalist, Sydney, Australia
Herald Sun Rotary Art Show, finalist, Camberwell, Victoria, Australia

Group Exhibitions (Selected)



Engines of Eros,curated by Malado Balwin, catalogue essay by Julia Friedman. Artists included Katelynn Mills (curator & artist), Narcissister, Nicole Wittenberg, Josephine Wister Faure and Marie Peter-Toltz, College of the Arts Santa Ana, California, US



All Artworks,curated by Tyler Loftis, Grand Rapids, Michigan, US

Narraciones Extraordinarias, alongside Rocío García (curator and artist), La Havana, Cuba (October 2018)

West Coast Connection, curated by Karen Wilkin, Hackett Mill Gallery, San Francisco, US


UBS / Chifley Tower Building curatorial selection Nanda/Hobbs, Sydney, Australia

X Marks the Spot: Women of the New York Studio School,curated by Malado Baldwin and Maia Ibar, New York Studio School, New York, US


FRAN FESTIVAL (Feminism Renewal Art Network), Adelaide, South Australia

Bared, Group Exhibition curated by Sally Deskins and Laura Madeline Wiseman, US 


Halo Foundation Benefit Auction, curated by Irina Protopopescu, Slag Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

Hieronymus Bosch: Contemporary Artists Celebrating the Master, curated by Max Teicher, National Arts Club, New York

MFA National Competition Award curated by Lance Esplund, First Street Gallery, New York

WAGNER CONTEMPORARY curated by Nadine Wagner, Wagner Contemporary, Sydney, Australia 
Traveling Exhibition, Small Images/Grand Visions, Linton & Kay Galleries, Perth, Australia


Christmas Exhibition, curated by Trudyanne Brown, BMG Fine Art, Adelaide, Australia
Small Images- Grand Visions 40x40, curated by Nadine Wagner, Wagner Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Hollow Bone, curated by Robert Banat, Ray Smith Studio, Brooklyn, New York
Provenance, curated by Ingrid Kellenbach, Art Central South Australia, Adelaide, Australia


TELLING, alongside Chelsea Lehmann (curator and artist), Anna Platten, VR Morrisson, Nerissa Lea, Art Central South Australia, Adelaide, Australia


Summertime, Skidmore Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA


Tell Us A Story, curated by Yiwon Park, Sheffer Gallery, Sydney, Australia
40 x 40, Brunswisk Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia


Twenty Art Shows in Twenty Days, Damien Minton Annex Space, Sydney, Australia
NARS Annual Open Studio, Brooklyn, New York, US


Journée de la Femme, Centre Relais des Arts, Rueil MalMaison, Paris, France
31st Annual Arts Festival, Lindfield, Sydney, Australia


Salon De Petits Tableaux,The Milk Factory Gallery, Bowral, Australia
Les Corps D’Anora avec Anora Bora, Le Carrosse, Paris, France
Bonjour Paris, Festival des Ouvertures Utiles, Le Carrosse, Paris, France


New York Studio School, New York, US

Education and Related Experience

2014-2016 Master of Fine Arts in Painting, New York Studio School, New York, USA

New York Studio School, Drawing Marathon with Graham Nickson, New York, USA

National Art School, Painting, Sydney, Australia

New York Studio School, Drawing and Painting Marathon, New York, USA
Art Students League of New York, Painting and Drawing, New York, USA

Assistant Manager
Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney, Australia
National Art School, Figure Painting, Sydney, Australia

College of Fine Art, Oil Painting, Sydney, Australia

Spanish Filology Degree, Latin American Art History, Madrid, Spain

Universitat Wien, Contemporary Art History, Vienna, Austria

Selected Bibliography


Tonight Think of Me,featured in the Art section, The Australian Newspaper, Sydney, Australia

Meet artist Marie Peter-Toltzby Angela Priestley, Women’s Agenda, Sydney, Australia

L.A. Time Slip: Marie Peter-Toltzwritten by Katelynn Mills. KLEAN Magazine, Los Angeles & New York, US


David Cohen reviews Mes Prédatrices, Artcritical Magazine, US

Chelsea Lehmann, Femme,catalogue introduction written by Chelsea Lehmann and published by Les Femmes Folles Books for the exhibition Mes Prédatricesat Slag Gallery (NY)

Marie Peter-Toltz on Gerard Garouste, published in Painters on Paintings and edited by Julie Heffernan and Virginia Wagner

Marie Peter-Toltz Interview, the National Association of Women Artists, New York, US

Sandra Bertrand,The National Association of Women Artists: Celebrating 128 Years of Art, Highbrow Magazine, US

Laura Madeline Wiseman, An Anthology Coupling Contemporary Art & Poetry of BREASTS, Edition Les Femmes Folles, US

Sandra Bark, Tigers in Los Angeles, Introduction by Jim Gilbert. Magazine Curating L.A.

MSA Book, 'Ten Year Anniversary', Anthology, MSA Publications, US

Paul D'Agostino, Conversation between Marie Peter-Toltz and Paul D'Agostino.
Edited by David Cohen,

Jeff Hamada, Artist Spotlight: Marie Peter-Toltz, Introduction by Mike Bernicchi, Booooooom Magazine. 

Yelena Deyneko, Work of Art. A photographic essay by Robert Banat, Spirit & Flesh Magazine. Spring Edition

Sally Brown Deskins, Marie Peter-Toltz, Les Femmes

David Cohen, Inside the Zlamany Studio, 

Sally Brown Deskins, 2015 Anthology Catalogue, Edition Les Femmes Folles

The Advertiser, Telling, Exhibition

Telling, Exhibition Catalogue, Edited by Chelsea Lehmann and ACSA 

Poetry by Paul WOLFF. Illustration by Marie Peter-Toltz, Edition L'arpenteur, France

John O'Hare, Grimm's Tales. Poster: Illustration by Marie Peter-Toltz, Actors College of Theatre and Television (ACTT), Sydney 

Sydney Morning Herald. The Arts Diary, February 2012. p10

Bridget Cormack, Child’s play for Peter-Toltz, The Australian. Feb 2012. p14

Kapunda Exhibition Depicts Female Form, The Leader. September 2010. p36

Elizabeth Henson, Art or Offensive, The Barossa Herald. Octobre 2010

Ashleigh Wilson, Variations on Female Form, The Australian. October 2009, Arts. p14

Hanna Parkes, Exploring Motherhood, Village Voice Balmain. October 2009. p 8

Louise Owens, Picture Show, Sunday Life Magazine. September 2009. p 34 (Mention)

Michael Gray, Milk Factory Gallery Blog. October 2009
Portia Geach Catalogue. October 2008

Herve Devoulon, Alliance Française de Sydney. Newsletter August 2007/October 2009

Selected Events


A Conversation with Marie Peter-Toltz

Ralph Hobbs (owner and director of Nanda/Hobbs Gallery) and Marie Peter-Toltz will be discussing her solo exhibition Tonight Think of Meat Nanda/Hobbs, Sydney, Australia.


Sydney and its Cultural Identity

Conversation between Kim MCKAY AO (Director and CEO of the AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM) and LEE LEWIS (Artistic Director of the Griffin Theater) and Marie Peter-Toltz will discuss Sydney's unique cultural identity. Wagner Contemporary, Sydney, Australia. Event organized with the help of Michelle Wood, coordinator/ moderator and Sydney Salon.

Hieronymus Bosch’s influence on contemporary art

Panel Discussionwith Max Teicher (moderator and curator), Joe Forte (Art History Professor at Sarah Lawrence College) and artists Tim Kent, William Buchina, Adam Payne and Marie Peter-Toltz. National Arts Club, New York, US.


Radio Profile:ABC RADIO, Adelaide: Peter Goers. Evenings with Peter Goers, discussing the solo exhibition Downtown Demoiselles at BMG Contemporary Art. Australia.



Artist Talk: Marie Peter-Toltz explains her influences and process in the studio. 

Art Central South Australia, Adelaide, Australia.


Television Profile: CHANNEL 31: Jane Wood. The Art of Marie. Coffee Break

Private Collections

US: New York, Los Angeles
AUSTRALIA: Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Queensland
UK: London 
DANEMARK: Copenhagen