LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
Eva Watzl, self-taught artist
Born 1955 in Graz
Since 1995 lives in Gleisdorf, Austria
A never ending fascination in „being creative“ and my intense love for a great variety of artistry have acompanied my whole life until today and did not allow much rest.
I love working with colours and a big variety of materials, so that I can always create something new.
This is my real vocation.
Drawing and painting as well as different creative arts and crafts and the selective techniques behind every work of art have aroused my intense interest since my childhood.
I had a full-time job. However, I did not get much leisure in my spare-time – because my great love in being creative has always given me new energy.
In order to acquire perfection in my selft-educated knowledge I attended focus seminars with professional artists over the years. I had the option to get familiar with handmade dolls and with replica of antique porcelaine dolls. Further I got the chance to complete an apprenticeship as a PanArt teacher (a special kind of a painting technique with acrylics) and I worked with different materials like textiles, glass, porcelaine or clay.
After a longer period of illness I completed the three-year-art-school KO at H. Brandstätter in Weiz in Styria.
I especially prefer PAINTING (watercolor, arylic, oil, encaustic), the production of dolls made of porcelaine and other materials, producing Teddy bears and creating figures in needle felting and wet felting techniques.
From 1999 to 2006 member of the Berufsvereinigung bildender Künstler (professional association of creative artists), LG Styria
Since 2012 member of the art group AKU in Weiz, Styria.
Since 2016 member of the painting group „Malwerkstatt“ in Gleisdorf, Styria
Since 2019 member of the art group TraunArt in Traun, Upper Austria.
Since 1993 numerous exhibitions und group exhibitions at home and abroad:
International Art and Craft Fair Munich (Germany), Art and Antiqe Fair in Rosenhain (Germany), Art Fair in Salzburg (Austria), Museum Joanneumin Graz (Austria), Artist House in Graz (Austria), Castle Freiberg (Austria), Palais Attems in Graz (Austria), Kunsthaus Weiz (Austria), MIR – museum in Gleisdorf (Austria), Ajka and Szepezd (Hungary), Winterbach (Germany).
2018 Internat. group exhibition in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Peking (China).
2019 Internat. group exhibition at the Art Fair in Longarone (Italy).
2019 Exhibition „Animal paintings“ at the Dog-Trainings-Center in Rohrbach, Stmk, A
2019 Exhibition of the art group TraunArt at the Traun Castle in Traun, OÖ, A
2019 Exhibition of the art group AKU-Weiz at the Kunsthaus in Weiz, Stmk, A
2019 Solo-Exhibition at the Schiff-Galerie of the Song Qingling Society in Wien, A
2020 Exhibition of the art group AKU-Weiz at the STEIERMARKHOf in Graz, Stmk, A
2020 Internat. Exhibition at the Kitzbüheler Cultur Summer (because of Corona virtual) of the Artist´s Guild Kitzbühel, A
2020 International Exhibition „Best of“ at the Kunsthaus in Weiz, Stmk, A
2020 International Exhibition at the Gallery Natalia Gromicho in Lissabon, Portugal.
2020 International Exhibition and Art Competition „A look into the future“ at the Gallery Arte Sempione in Rom, Italien, with catalogue and certificate
2021 International Women´s Exhibition „Stick Together“ at the Bulgarian Cultural Institute, House Wittgenstein in Wien, A
2021 International Exhibition „Meet Art in Copenhagen“ at the Gallery Sapereaude in Copenhagen, Dänemark, with catalogue
2021 International Exhibition „Sky High Lux“ at the AC Hotel Marriott, Innsbruck, A
2021 International Exhibition at the Gallery Spazioporpora, Mailand, I
2021 Annual Exhibition „Feelings“ of the Association Kunstschaffen, at the District Board, Schönbrunnerstraße 54, Vienna, A, with catalogue
2021 Charity Exhibition for „Light into the darkness“at the Gallery in Kindberg, Stmk, A
2022 Exhibition „Theatrical Paintings“ at the Internat. Institute for Theatre in Wien, A
2022 Exhibition „What a wonderful world !?“ at the Gallery uptownart in Graz, Stmk, A
2022 Exhibition „Sehnsucht“ of the Art Association Kunstschaffen, at the Gallery am Park, Wien, A, with catalogue
2022 Open Exhibition at the Gallery uptownart in Graz, Stmk, A
2022 Autumn Exhibition of the Art Association Markt Hartmannsdorf, Stmk, A
2022 Exhibition „Peace“ of the Art Association Kunstschaffen, at the Gallery am Park, Wien, A, with catalogue
2013 illustration of the children’s book „Zitterinchen“ (written by Annemarie Walter).
2015 art calendar together with Lajana Wilfling
2020 Published in the book „TraunArt – Ein Kunstverein stellt sich vor“.
Art group Traun-Art, Ansfelden, OOE, Austria.
2021 Published in the book „The Best 2021 Modern and Contemporary Artists“
Curatet by Salvatore Russo, Francesco Saverio Russo, Rom, ISBN: 978 88 943970-8-6, Feb. 2021.
2021 Award for „The Best 2021 Modern and Contemporary Artists“ to the artist Eva Watzl, curatet by Salvatore Russo, Francesco Saverio Russo, Rom, Feb. 2021.
I led seminars for art teachers and crafts teachers in a school project at the VS Gössendorf and in courses for adults (VHS, Urania and in my own studio).
Demonstration of the great range of painting at the project „Graz lebt auf (Graz is alive)“, painting with children in Graz-Puntigam.
This never ending fascination in „being creative“ has acompanied my whole life so far and I hope that it will remain with me for a long time.
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