Marie Peter-Toltz


MARIE PETER-TOLTZ was born in France and  she lives and works in Los Angeles and Sydney.

Solo Exhibitions


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
Prologues, Suite

Gallery ALoft, Sydney, Australia

Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Supposing I Dreamt This

Salon Rouge Gallery, South 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)


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)


EV(e)OLUTION VII, curated by Mike Depompeo, Riverside Library, New York, US

BARED, curated by Sally Deskins and Laura Madeline Wiseman, Morgantown, US


Artistic Soirée, Guest Artist Marie Peter-Toltz, curated by Britt Magnuson (Magnus Art) REN Gallery, Los Angeles, 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


Marie Peter-Toltz, Marie Peter-Toltz on Gerard Garouste, Painters on Paintings Magazine, Editors Julie Heffernan and Julie Wagner, New York, US

Chelsea Lehmann, Femme, Catalogue introduction for the exhibition, Mes Prédatrices at SLAG Brooklyn, Edition Les Femmes Folles, 

Sandra Bertrand quotes Marie Peter-Toltz for the article; The National Association of Women Artists: Celebrating 128 Years of Art, Highbrow Magazine, New York, US

National Association of Women Artists, Marie Peter-Toltz: Interview, Published January 2017 by National Association of Women Artists


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


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.


Evenings with Peter Goers

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