Grit Richter

»Zum Einstieg hier ein Zitat. Sant sita vellest optas volorenat quibus alutiam.«

— Grit Richter

ABOUT

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

Grit Richter
Mixed Feelings
Sep 11 – Oct 31, 2020
The Armory Show
with a solo presentation by Grit Richter
Mar 7 – 10, 2019
Grit Richter
The Space Between Us
Jun 22 – Aug 1, 2018
Grit Richter
My Skin is Thicker Than Yours
Mar 11 – Apr 20, 2016
abc - art berlin contemporary
with a solo presentation by Grit Richter
Sep 17 – 20, 2015
Grit Richter
Das große Haus Selbst
Sep 19 – Nov 8, 2014
Grit Richter
Sometimes it lasts forever. And ever.
Jun 21 – Jul 27, 2013
HOW TO HUMAN
10 years of Galerie Tanja Wagner
Nov 14, 2020 – Feb 13, 2021
Frieze London
Oct 9 – 16, 2020
Spring of 2020
with editions by:
Ulf Aminde, Annabel Daou, Šejla Kamerić, Kapwani Kiwanga, Laurel Nakadate, Grit Richter, Lina Scheynius, Angelika J. Trojnarski, Anna Witt.
Jun 18 – Aug 01, 2020
art berlin
with works by Grit Richter and Angelika J. Trojnarski
Sep 12 – 15, 2019
Art Cologne
With works by Nilbar Güreş, Šejla Kamerić and Grit Richter
Apr 11 – 14, 2019
LEARNING FROM BIG MISTAKES
53 Orchard Street, New York
Mar 31 – Apr 9, 2017
painting is a paintig is a painting
Benedikt Hipp, Grit Richter, Angelika J. Trojnarski
Jun 24 – Jul 27, 2016
EGO EDITIONS
Group exhibition with editions by Ulf Aminde, Mariechen Danz, Annabel Daou, Paula Doepfner, Šejla Kamerić, Kris Lemsalu, Grit Richter, Issa Sant and Angelika J. Trojnarski
Jan 25 – Mar 1, 2014

NEWS

Grit Richter - Art Magazine
By Raphael Dillhof
Art Magazine
Feb 2021
ZEHN JAHRESJUBILÄUM
Programmaufbau, Sammlerpflege, Künstlerförderung: So stellt eine Galeristin die Weichen für die Zukunft
by Christian Herchenröder
Handelsblatt
Jan 14, 2021
Dem Menschsein auf den Grund gehen
Ein Besuch in der Galerie Tanja Wagner
by Ferial Nadja Karrasch
art-in-berlin
Dec 18, 2020
Frieze London
Viewing Room – Šejla Kamerić, Kapwani Kiwanga and Grit Richter
Frieze Art Fair
Oct 9 – 16, 2020
Grit Richter
A Matter of Touch - Painting from Europe and the USA
Group exhibition curated by Jurriaan Benschop
Kunst- und Projekthaus, Berlin
Jul 16 - Aug 30, 2020
Grit Richter
THE LAST UNICORN
Group exhibition
Museum im Prediger, Schwäbisch Gmünd
May 31, 2020 - Jan 10, 2021
Gallery Weekend Berlin
Grit Richter
Gallery Weekend Berlin
May 1 - 3, 2020
Grit Richter
Group exhibition curated by Margarita und Christian Holle
salondergegenwart 2019, Hamburg
Nov 08 - Nov 10, 2019
Grit Richter
CHECK YOUR HEAD – Aktuelle Positionen des Portraits in der Malerei
Group exhibition curated by Henriette Grahnert & Tobias Köbsch
C. Rockefeller Center for the Contemporary Arts, Dresden
Sep 15-28, 2019
art berlin
with works by Grit Richter and Angelika J. Trojnarski
art berlin
Sep 12-15, 2019
Grit Richter
Grit Richter Searches for a Collective Representation of Memory
by Maria Vogel
Art of Choice
Jun 20, 2019
Grit Richter
THE LAST UNICORN
Group exhibition curated by Martina Tauber
Showroom MTFA, Munich
May 26 – Jul 12, 2019
Art Cologne
With works by Nilbar Güreş, Šejla Kamerić and Grit Richter
Art Cologne
Booth 11.2 / B / 055
Apr 11–14, 2019
The Armory Show
with a solo presentation by Grit Richter
The Armory Show, Piers 92 & 94, New York
Booth P5
Mar 7-10, 2019
Grit Richter
At the Armory Show, Solo Exhibitions and Colossal Displays
By Martha Schwendener
The New York Times
Mar 6, 2019
Grit Richter
Grit Richter - Galerie Tanja Wagner
by Barry Schwabsky
Artforum
October 4, 2018
Grit Richter
The Art House
Group exhibition curated by Andrea von Goetz und Schwanenfließ, Anne Schwanz and Johanna Neuschäffer
VG & S Art & OFFICE IMPART, Hamburg
Sep 14 - Sep 23, 2018
Grit Richter
Die Welt umarmen
by Christiane Meixner
Der Tagesspiegel
Jul 21, 2018
Grit Richter
Top 5 Exhibitions
by Maíra Goldschmidt
ART berlin
Jul 2018
Grit Richter
TOY BITCHES FUCK YOU
Group exhibition
Galerie Kai Erdmann, Hamburg
Mar 5 – Mar 17, 2018
Grit Richter
Danke für Alles
Artist talk
Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Museum Gunzenhauser
Dec 7, 2017, 6 pm
Grit Richter
Grit Richter. Danke für Alles
Solo exhibition curated by Stephan Dahme
Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Museum Gunzenhauser
Oct 21, 2017 – Jan 7, 2018
Galerie Tanja Wagner – New York
LEARNING FROM BIG MISTAKES
Ulf Aminde, Annabel Daou, Paula Doepfner, Nilbar Güreş, Šejla Kamerić, Kapwani Kiwanga, Laurel Nakadate, Grit Richter, Angelika J. Trojnarski
Mar 31 – Apr 9, 2017
Grit Richter
Empires of Dust
Group exhibition curated by Nina Maria Küchler
Vanha Paukku Cultural Center, Lapua
Feb 26 – Mar 11, 2016
art berlin contemporary
With a solo presentation by Grit Richter
abc - art berlin contemporary, Station Berlin
Sep 18 – 20, 2015
Art Rio
with works by Mariechen Danz, Šejla Kamerić and Grit Richter
Art Rio
Sep 10–14, 2014
Grit Richter
on painting #1 – Skulptur/Installation
Group exhibition curated by Katja Windau
Frappant e.V., Hamburg
Jun 6 – 22, 2014
Grit Richter
Hauptstadt

Group exhibition
Galerie Kai Erdmann / Ehemaliges Haus Ungarn, Berlin
Feb 16 – Mar 1, 2014
Grit Richter
53 Porträts von Stefan Sandrock
Group exhibition
Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg
Jan 12 – Feb 1, 2014

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

2016
Project Grant awarded by the cultural office Hamburg

Nomination for the Villa Aurora Fellowship

2012
Working grant visual art, Hamburg

2009
DAAD travel grant, Vienna

Solo exhibitions (selected)

2020
Mixed Feelings
Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin

2018
The Space Between Us
Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin

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)

2020
HOW TO HUMAN
Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin

A Matter of Touch
Kunst- und Projekthaus Torstraße 111, Berlin

Messe in St. Agnes
König Galerie, Berlin

Spring of 2020
Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin

THE LAST UNICORN
Museum im Prediger, Schwäbisch Gmünd

2019
THE LAST UNICORN
Showroom MTFA, Munich

salondergegenwart 2019, Hamburg

CHECK YOUR HEAD – Aktuelle Positionen des Portraits in der Malerei
C. Rockefeller Center for the Contemporary Arts, Dresden

2018
TOY BITCHES FUCK YOU
Galerie Kai Erdmann, Hamburg

The Art House
VG & S Art & OFFICE IMPART, Hamburg

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

Monographs

The Big Easy, Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin 2018

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

Farben Formen Emtionen, by Art Kunstmagazin, February 2021 

Grit Richter lässt in Berlin die Emotionen rein, by Monopol, November 2020

Grit Richter: Aesthetic Parables of Our Inner World, by Vast Art Magazine, August 2020

The Armory Show, solo Exhibitions and colossal Displays, by The New York Times, March 2019

Thirteen Artists not to miss at the Armory Show, by The Art Newspaper, March 2019

Messe – Nur wer aufgibt, hat verloren, by Süddeutsche Zeitung, April 2019

Gemälde von Grit Richter : Die Welt umarmen by Christiane Meixner, by Tagesspiegel, July 2018

TOP 5 Exhibitions July 2018 by ARTBerlin, July 2018

Grit Richter – Galerie Tanja Wagner, by Artforum, October 2018

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

Grit Richter by Alexander Forbes, Modern Painters, October 2013