Grit Richter

Grit Richter

Grit Richter enquires into the representation of memories and experiences in her paintings. Her works are shifting between abstraction and figuration, between the immediacy of utopian landscapes and the momentariness of a snapshot. Within her work, she is searching for a way to visualize universal feelings that function as aesthetic parables of our inner world. They explore the alliance of the conscious and unconscious, the individual and the collective memory. Richter’s installations combine painting, wall painting, sculpture and space-consuming drapery. The different means of expression share one visual universe that is mostly two-dimensional and abstract. However, it always reveals some figurative elements which are often bizarre, humorous or soothing – through their combination of colors, forms and materials.

Selected works

Exhibitions

Exhibitions

News

News

Biography

Biography

Grit Richter

Born 1977 in Dresden
Lives and works in Hamburg

Education

2007
Hochschule für bildende Künste, Hamburg (class of Anna Gudjónsdóttir and Norbert Schwontkowski)

 

1997-99
Hochschule für bildende Künste, Dresden

Scholarships and awards

2012
Working grant visual art, Hamburg

 

2009
DAAD travel grant, Vienna

Solo exhibitions (selected)

2017
Grit Richter. Danke für Alles
Museum Gunzenhauser, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz

 

2016
My Skin is Thicker Than Yours
Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin

 

2014
Das große Haus Selbst
Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin

 

2013
Sometimes it lasts forever. And ever.
Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin

 

2012
Das schöne Ende (with Stefan Sandrock)
Powergalerie, Hamburg

 

2011
Kiss Goodbye Hello
Elektrohaus, Hamburg

 

2010
Wolle was da komme
Galerie Seiler, Munich

 

2009
Pondor
Westwerk, Hamburg

 

2008
Monolith
Stellwerk, Kassel

 

2007
Den Wald vor lauter Bäumen nicht
Diplomausstellung, HfbK Hamburg

 

Grit Richter, Astrid Köppe
Galerie Carolyn Heinz, Hamburg

Group exhibitions (selected)

2017
LEARNING FROM BIG MISTAKES
Galerie Tanja Wagner, New York

 

2016
Empires of Dust
Vanha Paukku Cultural Center, Lapua, Finland

 

2015
Art Demo Day. Unavailable
Galerie Ruttkowski, Köln

 

2014
On Painting
Frappant, Hamburg

 

Hauptstadt
Galerie Kai Erdmann / Ehemaliges Haus Ungarn, Berlin

 

EGO EDITIONS
Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin

 

53 Porträts von Stefan Sandrock
Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg

 

2013
Objects of my Affection
Galerie M + R Fricke, Berlin

 

Stipendiaten 2012
Deichtorhallen Hamburg / Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg

 

Hamburger Bahnhof
Power Galerie, Hamburg

 

2012
AGORA II
Frappant, Hamburg

 

Hôtel Particulier
Galerie Oel-Früh, Hamburg

 

2011
Moraltarantula V
Zollamt, Hamburg

 

BewerberInnen für das Arbeitsstipendium Bildende Künste der Stadt Hamburg
Kunsthaus, Hamburg

 

2010
Powerhaus
Powergalerie, Hamburg

 

Moraltarantula IV
Elektrohaus, Hamburg

 

2009
N.N.
Doppel De, Dresden

 

Herpst 9
Powergallery in der Sternschanze 1, Hamburg

 

Selbstportrait
Neuer Kamp, Hamburg

 

BewerberInnen für das Arbeitsstipendium Bildende Künste der Stadt Hamburg
Kunsthaus, Hamburg

 

2008
WirnennenesHamburg
Kunstverein Hamburg

 

Pegnitz rechts Hersbruck
Westwerk, Hamburg

 

Junge Kunst im BMU – Erwerbungen 2006 & 2007
Bundesministerium für Umwelt,
 Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit, Bonn

 

2007
Gestern, Heute, Übermorgen
Westwerk, Hamburg

 

Eleven Mastern from the Academy of Fine Arts
German Ambassador’s Residence, London

 

International Times
78 Lyndhurst Way, Spaceplatform, London   Pudelkollektion Hamburg

 

INDEX 07
Kunsthalle, Hamburg

 

2006
INDEX 06
Kunsthalle, Hamburg

 

Das Haus der Glücksseligkeit und der Blick auf die Nordseite
HfbK, Hamburg

Grit Richter

Born 1977 in Dresden
Lives and works in Hamburg

Monographs

Grit Richter, text by Britta Peters, Hamburg 2013

 

OUTBACK Girl, power galerie (Ed.), Hamburg 2012

Catalogues

Emerging Artists 2012, Judith Waldmann, Oliver Lähndorf (Ed.), Hamburg 2012

 

WirnennenesHamburg, Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg 2008

 

INDEX 07, Kunsthaus, Hamburg 2007

 

INDEX 06, Kunsthaus, Hamburg 2006

Articles

Grit Richter at ART DEMO DAY by Florian Waldvogel, Wertical, November 17, 2015

 

Grit Richter by Alexander Forbes, Modern Painters, October 2013

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