*22. 11. 1959  V PRAZE



Ivana Lomová's paintings are seemingly descriptive - they capture urban spaces, landscapes outside the train window and, above all, the human situation. We see in them the mundane, even banal situations of people waiting at a bus stop, transferred to the area of ​​a café or a train compartment, immersed in dialogues or lonely contemplation, staring or sleeping. These are themes that the world of contemporary art does not consider to be very interesting and sexy, and which therefore require from the artist not only curiosity and empathy, but also a certain courage.

It is no coincidence that the author's scenery associates photographic moments.Their starting material is usually photography (a process that connects it with many of Europe's leading painters today) and is therefore inaccurately described as photorealistic.The scene captured by the camera or iPad is transformed into a reality of a different order in the time-consuming process of painting. The paintings are created slowly and themselves require a focused, patient look, which is not satisfied with slipping on the surface of a seemingly banal theme and only suddenly begins to perceive the atmosphere, feeling of mystery or subtle emotions with which the painter was able to permeate them. The everyday scene then begins to open up as a moment of unclear, perhaps even disturbing micro-story, into which we can empathize and whose outcome we can think. And, of course, we can also perceive its pedestrians, passengers and visitors as metaphors of temporary or long-lasting isolation and loneliness of today's man.

Text: Ladislav Kestner


  • 11978 - 1983 Czech Technical University, Faculty of Architecture, Prague


  • 2010 Celeste Prize - finalist, International Contemporary Art Award
  • 2005 The Most Beautiful Czech Book of the Year, Ladislav Klíma, Věčná Nemesis, AulosArt publishing house
  • 2005 Colony, Avsenik, Slovenia
  • 1995 Graphics of the Year 1994, Central European Gallery and Publishing House Award


  • 2020 In the City, DOX Center for Contemporary Art, Prague, kur. Milena Slavická
  • 2019 Arte HD, 8gallery, Prague
  • 2018 Walls, 8gallery, Prague
  • 2018 Waiting room, Dolmen Gallery, Prague
  • 2018 Ivana Lomová, Paintings and Graphics, Art Gallery, Chrudim
  • 2017 Ivana Lomová - paintings, Lucie Lomová, comics, František Drtikol Gallery, Příbram
  • 2017 Night Vigil, (with Tomáš Smetana), 4MAT Gallery, Tábor
  • 2016 All those passengers, G4 art center gallery 4, Cheb
  • 2016 New paintings, 8gallery, Prague
  • 2015 Empty, Václav Špála Gallery, Prague
  • 2015 Ivana Lomová, paintings, Museum of National History and Gallery in Česká Lípa
  • 2015 Paintings from the Bedroom, Villa Pellé Gallery, Prague
  • 2013 Voters, Vltavín Gallery, Prague
  • 2013 Ivana Lomová, Gallery in the Tower, Planá near Mariánské Lázně
  • 2012 Ivana Lomová, U bielého jednorožce Gallery, Klatovy
  • 2012 Passengers, Beseda Gallery, Ostrava
  • 2011 Ivana Lomová-paintings, Wortner House, Aleš South Bohemian Gallery, České Budějovice
  • 2011 Cafes, Czech Insurance Gallery, Prague
  • 2010 Cat and Me, Gallery 5th floor, Prague
  • 2010 Sisterhood, Galerie Fotografic, Prague
  • 2010 Slavia, Via Art Gallery, Prague
  • 2008 Pták Ohnivák, Gallery of Česká pojišťovna, Prague
  • 2007 Paradise, Via Art Gallery, Prague
  • 2007 Ivana Lomová 2003-2006, Karlovy Vary Art Gallery - Letohrádek Ostrov
  • 2007 Night, Vltavín Gallery, Prague
  • 2007 Ivana Lomová, East Bohemian Gallery in Pardubice
  • 2005 Until Death Do Us Part, Gallery of Česká pojišťovna, Prague
  • 2004 Happiness, Via Art Gallery, Prague
  • 2004 Ivana Lomová, Mona Lisa Gallery, Olomouc
  • 2003 Pod Dekou, Czech Center, Berlin
  • 2003 Child Inside, Moravian Gallery, Atrium of Pražák's Palace, Brno
  • 2002 Ivana Lomová, Pintner Gallery, Frankfurt n / M, Germany
  • 2001 Ivana Lomová, Kampf Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
  • 2001 Dances in the Hall, Gallery in the Chapel, Bruntál
  • 2000 Pod Dekou, MXM Gallery, Prague
  • 1999 Men and Women, Václav Špála Gallery, Prague
  • 1998 A trip to the forest, Litera Gallery, Prague
  • 1997 Life is Good, Malá Špálovka Gallery, Prague
  • 1995 Ivana Lomová, Gallery at the Ring, Prague
  • 1994 Ivana Lomová, Fronta Gallery, Prague


  • 2019 Men, Studio Bubec, Prague
  • 2018 Trauma, Distress, Ecstasy, Emptiness. Pathos Formula 1900-2018, West Bohemian Gallery in Pilsen
  • 2017 Knap, Lomová, Puchová, Nová Galerie, Prague
  • 2017 Landscape 2017, New Gallery, Prague
  • 2016 This is not poetry (Collapse of Feelings), Litomyšl, chateau
  • 2014 See, experience ... 4conceptions of the figure, Regional Gallery of Vysočina, Jihlava (cur. Jaroslav Grodl)
  • 2014 Swimmers, Liberec Regional Gallery
  • 2014 Reconstruction, Emil Filla Gallery, Ústí nad Labem / Labem
  • 2014 Intimate Interaction, PLATO platform for contemporary art, Ostrava Vítkovice (Ladislav Kesner)
  • 2011 Images of the Mind, Mind in Images, Moravian Gallery in Brno and Deutches Hygiene-Museum Dresden (Ladislav Kesner and Colleen M. Schmitz)
  • 2010 Dark Night, Clear Night, Moon and Night in Czech Fine Arts of the 19th and 20th Centuries, Wortner House AJG, České Budějovice
  • 2009 Fourteen S, DOX Center for Contemporary Art, Prague (Milena Slavická)
  • 2008 Self-portrait in Czech art of the 20th and 21st centuries, Aleš South Bohemian Gallery in Hluboká nad Vltavou
  • 2006 Next station Arkadia, Gallery of Modern Art in Roudnice n. Labem Landschloss Pirna - Zuchendorf, Germany
  • 2005 Impressions, Rudolfinum Gallery, Prague
  • 2003 Contemporary CZECH Art, Dialogue of Art of Prague and Riga, Riga, Latvia
  • 2003 Mikulov Art Symposium "Workshop", selection 94-02, Czech Center, Vienna, Austria
  • 2003 Aqua Art, Gallery of Critics, Adria Palace, Prague
  • 2002 Visionaries and Narrators, Junge Tschechische Kunst-Teil 1: Malerei, Kulturabteilung Bayer, Leverkusen, Dortmagen, Germany
  • 2002 Czech graphics - half a century of changes in modern graphic design, Mánes Gallery, Prague
  • 2001 Memory, Comenius Museum, Naarden, The Netherlands
  • 2001 Probable Painting, Czech Center, Berlin, Germany
  • 2000 Melancholy, Moravian Gallery, Brno
  • 2000 Probable painting, Mánes Gallery, Prague
  • 2000 Two Ends of the Century, Czech Museum of Fine Arts, House of the Black Madonna, Prague
  • 2000 Periferic.4. , Iasi, Romania
  • 2000 Girls Show 2000, Artexpo, Bucharest, Romania
  • Portrait of the Year 2000, Klatovy Gallery, Klenová
  • 1997 Prague Castle for Children, Imperial Stables of Prague Castle, Prague
  • 1996 Czech Lithography 90, Museum of the Capital City of Prague


  • Alšova jihočeská galerie, České Budějovice

  • Galerie Klatovy, Klenová

  • Východočeská galerie v Pardubicích

  • Sbírka umění města Benešova

  • Sbírka současného moderního umění města Mikulova

  • Sorosovo centrum současného umění, Praha

  • Sbírka JUDr. Roberta Runtáka, Olomouc

  • Soukromé sbírky v České republice i v zahraničí