Roman Schoeni was born in Zurich. In year 2002 he moved to Sydney, where he studied in Fine Arts at TAFE, Northern Beaches College. Between 2006 and 2016 he worked as an independent artist in his studio in Switzerland. Between 2014 and 2016 he studied in Art Therapy at the IAC Integrative Education Centre in Zurich. 2016 to 2019 he’s been living and working in Melbourne. Since 2020 he lives in Germany and is now based in Lübeck/Hamburg. Roman Schöni is part of the Living Museum Society and has been working at the Living Museum, Psychiatric Clinic Wil (CH) as an Art Therapist. Since 2018 he teaches drawing and painting at art schools.

Artist Statement 

I am interested in the psychological aspect of creative work and the influence of colour, form and sound. Creative expression allows me to capture moments in time, relationships to people, nature and to myself. Art offers me room to thematise inner visions and to confront my thoughts and impressions. I am in a constant dialogue with my work. As colours and the world of sounds are my passion I transfer sonic waves into my paintings or let paintings talk for themselves through diverse instruments.

Education, Professions, Artist in Residence

since 2023         Musik- und Kunstschule Lübeck (DE), Art Tutor
2022         International Living Museum Academy, Psychiatric Clinic Wil (CH), Living Museum Director Certificate 
2021         Living Museum, Psychiatric Clinic Wil (CH), Art Therapist
2020 - 2021      Kapuziner Kreativzentrum - Freie Kunstschule Ravensburg (DE), Art Tutor
2020 - 2021      VHS Friedrichshafen (DE), Art Tutor
2018 - 2019      Melbourne Studio of Art (AU), Art Tutor
2017 – 2018     BAST British Academy of Sound Therapy (AU), Diploma of Group Sound Therapy

2016                              Living Museum, Psyciatric Clinic Wil (CH), four month work placement
2014 – 2016             IAC Integrative Education Center Zurich (CH), Art Therapist IAC
2014                              IAC Integrative Education Center Zurich (CH), Certificate of Medical Basics
2014                              Twinlakes Garden Harare (Zim), one month artist in residence
2004 – 2005             TAFE Northern Beaches College Sydney (AU), Diploma of Fine Arts


2023     Kreisausstellung Förderverein Bildende Kunst Ostholstein, Eutin (group exhibition) 
2022     Townhouse Effretikon, ('Africa - the light continent' - group exhibition)
2022     Living Museum Art Fair, Wil (group exhibition)
2020     VHS Friedrichshafen (group exhibition)
2019     Gallery Uferzone, Theilingen ('A gentle breeze towards eternity' - solo exhibition)
2018     MSA Gallery, Melbourne Studio of Art, Melbourne ('A gentle breeze towards eternity' - solo exhibition)

2018     Gallery Uferzone, Theilingen (group exhibition)
2017                          Gallery Uferzone, Theilingen (group exhibition)
2015                          Salon C, Villa am Aabach, Uster (group exhibition)
2015                           Twin Lakes Garden Gallery, Zurich (group exhibition)
2014                           Salon C, Villa am Aabach, Uster (group exhibition)
2012                           Gallery 21, Zurich ('Bildklang' - solo exhibition)
2012                           Gallery Hotzenhaus, Illnau (group exhibition)
2011                           Gallery Hotzenhaus, Illnau (group exhibition)
2010                           Gallery Hotzenhaus, Illnau ('waiting' - solo exhibition)
2009                           Atelier 42, Ellighausen (solo exhibition)
2008                           Frauenthalweg, Zurich (solo exhibition)
2007                           Gallery im Juch, Frauenfeld ('There is light' - solo exhibition)
2005                           Manly Art Gallery, Sydney (group exhibition)

Public Commissioned Work

Livit AG Zurich
Zurich Insurance Group (Agency Effretikon)
Aids Hilfe Aarau
Matto Edelbrand
Blickwinkel Magazine
Veroni Reisen, Reisen die klingen
Bodyfit Tagelswangen
Steel Diamonds