2019Residency scholar at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (upcoming)
2018Artist in Residence, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA (in cooperation with Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus Schwandorf) 
2017Residency scholar of the Goethe Institut and the Consulate General at the China Academy of Art Shanghai (China)
2015Artist in Residence, Himalayas Art Museum, Shanghai (China)
2013–2012Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Singapore and LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore (Chinese Ink Painting and Asian Art Histories)
Since 2009Study and work stays in the USA
2009–2008University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe (Art Research and Media Philosophy) 
2008–2004Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen and Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (Art History and Philosophy)
2007–2001Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg (Master Class Student)
*1980

Solo exhibitions (selected)

2018Thilo Westermann, EIGEN + ART Lab, Berlin
Vanitas – Kunstwerk des Monats, Bayerisches Nationalmuseum Munich
2016Vanitas Vanitatum, Omnia Vanitas, Galerie Tristan Lorenz Frankfurt
2015The Open Studio Show, Zendai Zhujiajiao Art Museum Shanghai
Stilblueten, Institut fuer moderne Kunst Nuernberg
2014ESCADA MEETS THILO WESTERMANN, Adelson Galleries New York
2013Preview Berlin Art Fair (Solo booth, Oechsner Galerie), Berlin
2012Vanitas, Oechsner Galerie Nuernberg

Group exhibitions (selected)

2017TIEFENLICHT. Malerei hinter Glas von August Macke bis Gerhard Richter, Museum Penzberg
fokus sammlung 05. STILLLEBEN, MMKK Carinthian Museum of Modern Art, Klagenfurt
Art Karlsruhe Art Fair, Karlsruhe
Artists' Books for Everything, Weserburg | Museum of Modern Art Bremen
Unheimlich schoen – Stillleben heute, MMKK Carinthian Museum of Modern Art, Klagenfurt
Die neue Praezision III, Galerie Rainer Wehr Stuttgart
2016Statement X, Oechsner Galerie Nuremberg
HIGH & SLOW. Hana Usui | Thilo Westermann, Kunsthaus Kaufbeuren
Art Karlsruhe Art Fair, Karlsruhe
2015Schwarz ist meine Farbe, Oechsner Galerie Nuremberg
2014Magis Autumn, Drawing Room Gallery Singapore
Was bedeutet denn für immer, Oechsner Galerie Nuremberg
2013Kunst und Künstler, Kunstverein Weiden
2012Sichtbarmachen, Kunstverein Nürnberg Albrecht Dürer Gesellschaft Nuremberg
Kunst aus Franken, Museum für Angewandte Kunst Gera
Kunstpreisausstellung der Nürnberger Nachrichten, Kunsthaus Nuremberg
2011Werkschau, Oechsner Galerie Nuremberg
Rotary Collection Nurnberg-Sigena, Exhibition hall of the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg
2010Die neue Präzision II, Rainer Wehr Galerie Stuttgart
Kunst und Gesellschaft, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
2009Triennial of Contemporary Art, Kunsthalle Schweinfurt
Herbstsalon, Haus der Kunst Munich
2008Pixelpops, BolteLang Gallery (Corridor) Zurich
Statements, Oechsner Galerie Nuremberg

Collections (selected)

Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Munich
Carinthian Museum of Modern Art MMKK, Klagenfurt
Collection of the ESCADA SE, Munich
Genossenschaftsverband Bayern e.V., Munich
Himalayas Art Museum, Shanghai
Marianne and Hansfried Defet Collection, Nurnberg
Rotary-Collection Nurnberg-Sigena
Stadtmuseum Munich