LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
I live with my husband in southern Burgenland (eastern Austria) and have set up an artist's studio there, where I am passionate about my work. I like nature and the people around me, I deal a lot with women's issues, I also like sailing.
As a trained social worker, supervisor and coach, I earned my living for over 20 years as an employee and managing director of the association "Women for Women - Burgenland" and in these roles I fought with commitment for women's rights and women's spaces. Since May 2021 I am working exclusively as an artist.
Since the 90s, I have been learning art in different ways (participation in courses, private lessons) I have acquired basic skills in oil and acrylic painting. This was later followed by small-format, detailed, often coloured drawings with pen or fineliner. Furthermore, a series of oil and acrylic paintings as well as two watercolour series were created.
Since attending a first course for etching and intaglio printing, in August 2010, in Neumarkt an der Raab I have been intensively involved with a wide variety of printmaking techniques. During this time I have been constantly refining my printmaking work, for the last three years under the artistic guidance of Javier Peréz-Gil and Henriette Leinfellner in Vienna.
For some years now I have been experimenting with a wide variety of materials and processes in painting, printmaking and three-dimensional forms of expression such as sculpture, object and installation. I combine analogue work with pencil, paints, sands, wool, etc. or even papier-mâché and metal with digital processes of photo editing and so on. I am a very political person. The nature of my work is mostly oriented towards a mental state and also towards my working environment, people, nature, fine social and political conditions. As an autodidact, I am constantly learning new ways of expression and craft-technical processes for implementation.
Four solo exhibitions (painting and printmaking): at the Offenes Haus Oberwart (2012 and 2022, www.oho.at), at the Kulturforum Eberau (2019, www.kufos.at) and at the Kunst-Café Stegersbach (2012);Participation in numerous group exhibitions within the framework of the Alfred Schmeller Award for Prints (e.g.: 2013 Mumok / Vienna, 2016 at Loft8 Galerie/Vienna, 2020 Landesmuseum Eisenstadt);Since 2022 participation in virtual exhibitions of Capital Culture House Madrid as well as in an exhibition of the Artbox-Project Swiss in Venice (painting)Several recognition-prizes within the framework of the Alfred Schmeller Awards for printmaking;Participation in graphic competitions in Spain (2019, 2020) and Germany (Frechen, 2020).Participation in the "Open studio days" (2021 in Burgenland), and the event "Offen" (2022), in this context presentation of two installations: "Tribute to fourteen" (dedicated to the victims of femizides of the year 2021) and "Spinning thoughts" (inspired by Donna Haraway, 2022).
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WHO I AM
I am Autodidact, feminist artist with socio-political interest.
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