"Coke Crush", 2011, oil on linen
BORN

1954 Haarlem, The Netherlands


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
Urban Works of Art: New Photography, Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, NY
2015
New Paintings, Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, New York
Closer, Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle, The Netherlands
2009
Plus One Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2007
OK Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
2002
Gallery Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
1997
Tjalf Sparnaay Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1994
Smelik and Stokking Gallery, The Hague, The Netherlands
1992
Siau Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1991
Siau Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1990
Siau Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1989
Society Art, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1988
Via Gallery, The Hague, The Netherlands


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
The Europeans, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY
2016-17
50 Years of Hyperrealism; Musee d’Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium; Osthaus Museum, Hagen Germany; Kunsthal Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Parrish Art Museum, New York;Tampa Museum of Art, FL
2016
Large Scale Works, Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, New York, NY
Rainbow Room, Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, New York
Feast for the Eyes, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Heights, NY
2015
Summer Group Exhibition, Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, New York
True Colors, Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, New York, NY
2014
The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Collection, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Canada, ‘Photorealism’
Collectie Harms Rolde, Pan, Amsterdam
Mark Peet Visser Gallery, ‘s Hertogenbosch ‘Realisme’
2013
Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, New York, NY
Realism '13 Mark Peet Visser Gallery Den Bosch, Amsterdam
2012
Collectie Harms Rolde, PAN Amsterdam
'Beyond Realism', A Photorealism Retrospective Show, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Canada
Reinisch Contemporary Art, Graz, Austria 'Contemporary Stillive'
OK Harris Works Of Art, New York
London's Calling, Plus One Gallery London, London
2011 Collectie Harms Rolde, PAN Amsterdam
OK Harris Works Of Art, New York,
Plus One Gallery London,'Bon Apetit',
Plus One Gallery London, England
Plus One Gallery London, England
2010
Sweet Tooth, Scott Richards Contemporary Art, SanFransisco, California
Collectie Harms Rolde, PAN Amsterdam
OK Harris Works of Art, New York
'Dutch Art Now', Collectie Harms Rolde, National Arts Club, New York
'Realisme '10, Collectie Harms Rolde, Amsterdam
Collectie Harms Rolde Artantique Utrecht
2009
Plus One Gallery London Groupshow
Collectie Harms Rolde Pan Amsterdam
I Want Candy: The Sweet Stuff in American Art, Fresno Metropolitan Museum, Fresno, CA.
Exactitude V booklaunch, Plus One Gallery, London, UK
Collectie Harms Rolde, Realisme 09
2008
OK Harris Works of Art, New York
Collectie Harms Rolde PAN Amsterdam
Collectie Harms Rolde, Realisme 08
Plus One Gallery, London, Art London
Collectie Harms Rolde, Open Art Fair
2007
Collectie Harms Rolde, PAN, Amsterdam
Plus One Gallery, Art London
OK Harris Works of Art, New York
Hudson River Museum, New York
Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco
Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, New York
Collectie Harms Rolde, Realisme 07, Amsterdam
2006 Collectie Harms Rolde, PAN, Amsterdam
Plus One Gallery, London
Exactitude III, Plus One Gallery, London
OK Harris, New York
Gallery Honingen, Gouda, The Netherlands
Realisme 06, Gallery Utrecht, Amsterdam
Gallery Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
2005
Realisme 05, Gallery Utrecht, Amsterdam
O.K. Harris, New York
Affordable Art Fair, OK Harris, New York
2004
Gallery Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
O.K. Harris, New York
2003
Gallery Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
O.K. Harris, New York
2002
O.K. Harris, New York


SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Sydney and Walda Besthoff Collection, New Orleans, LA, USA
Mickey Huibregtsen Collection, Amsterdam/Bussum, The Netherlands
Brutus Creemers Collection, Edam, The Netherlands
NCM Collection, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Jacob Gelt Dekker Collection, Curacao
Hetterschijt Collection, Spain
Heineken Collection, Amsterdam
Joop en Janine van den Ende Collection
Anton Dreesman Collection, Miami
Collection Ivan- and Marilyn Karp, New York
Geilenkirchen Collection, Hong Kong


COMMISSIONS

Eric Geilenkirchen, Hong Kong
Hoetmer, Hilversum, The Netherlands
Optiver, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Paul Baars Design Studio, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Eckhaus, Odijk, The Netherlands
Jan Teunissen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Jacob Gelt Dekker, Curacao


BIBLIOGRAPHY

2012
"Tjalf Sparnaay", Alta Gastronomic (Brazil).
"Tjalf Sparnaay", RH+ Magazine (Turkey).
"Tjalf Sparnaay", Daphne's Diary (The Netherlands).
"Tjalf Sparnaay", De Gooi- en Eemlander (The Netherlands).
"Tjalf Sparnaay's Photorealistic Food Paintings Will Make Your Stomach Growl", Huffington Post, November 13.
Dalamal, Malika. "Picture of the Day: Would You Eat This", Zagat, Nov. 13.
Flynn, Brian. "Van Scoff: Grub Art Looks Just Like the Real Thing", The Sun, Nov. 12.
"Tjalf Sparnaay: Paintings of Burgers and Eggs are Mega Realism", The Daily Telegraph (Australia), Nov. 12.
2011
"El Hiperrealismo de Tjalf Sparnaay", La Revista, January, Vol. 39.
Taylor, Russell John. Exactitude: Hyperrealistic Art Today, London: Thames &Hudson.
2010
Sweet Tooth, Exh. Cat., San Francisco: Scott Richards Contemporary Art.
2009
Kraayeveld, Ronald. "Tjalf Sparnaay", Fine Arts Magazine Tableau, November.
2009
I Want Candy: The Sweet Stuff in American Art, Exh. Cat. New York: Hudson River Museum.
2008
Catalogus afbeelding voorpagina, Exh. Cat. PAN Amsterdam, Amsterdam: Hip Holland, Image Books.
2008
"Draadjesvlees", Wim Boevink in Trouw, Jan.
"Ronald" jubileumnummer, Gaykrant¸ Aug.
2007
Representation, Exh. Cat. (1 June – 6 July), New York/San Francisco: Jenkins Johnson Gallery, June.
Culinary Arts: Delicious Still Life Paintings, Exh. Cat., New York: Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, May.
2006
Cronin, Abby. "Hello Photorealism, Goodbye Pop Art", Fine Arts & Antiques.
Exactitude III, Exh. Cat., London: Plus One Gallery.
2002
"Tjalf Sparnaay" (Monograph) "Mega–Realisme" oil paintings
Works published on postcards by Art Unlimited, the Netherlands
"Coke Crush", 2011, oil on linen