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

Grit Richter
Group exhibition curated by Margarita und Christian Holle
salondergegenwart 2019, Hamburg
November 08 - November 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
September 15-28, 2019
art berlin, 2019
with works by Grit Richter and Angelika J. Trojnarski
art berlin
Flughafen Tempelhof, Hangar 5 and 6
September 12-15, 2019
Grit Richter
Grit Richter Searches for a Collective Representation of Memory
by Maria Vogel
Art of Choice
June 20, 2019
Grit Richter
THE LAST UNICORN
Group exhibition curated by Martina Tauber
Showroom MTFA, Munich
May 26 - July 12, 2019
Art Cologne
9 Stände, die man auf der Art Cologne nicht verpassen darf
Monopol
April 12, 2019
Art Cologne
With works by Nilbar Güreş, Šejla Kamerić and Grit Richter
Art Cologne
Booth 11.2 / B / 055
April 11-14, 2019
The Armory Show, 2019
with a solo presentation by Grit Richter
The Armory Show, Piers 92 & 94, New York
Booth P5
March 7-10, 2019
Grit Richter
At the Armory Show, Solo Exhibitions and Colossal Displays
By Martha Schwendener
The New York Times
March 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
September 14 - September 23, 2018
Grit Richter
Die Welt umarmen
by Christiane Meixner
Der Tagesspiegel
July 21, 2018
Grit Richter
Top 5 Exhibitions
by Maíra Goldschmidt
ART berlin
July 2018
Grit Richter
TOY BITCHES FUCK YOU
Group exhibition
Galerie Kai Erdmann, Hamburg
March 5 - March 17, 2018
Grit Richter
Danke für Alles
Artist talk
Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Museum Gunzenhauser
December 7, 2017, 6 pm
Grit Richter
Grit Richter. Danke für Alles
Solo exhibition curated by Stephan Dahme
Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Museum Gunzenhauser
October 21, 2017 - January 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
March 31 - April 9, 2017
Grit Richter
Empires of Dust
Group exhibition curated by Nina Maria Küchler
Vanha Paukku Cultural Center, Lapua
February 26 - March 11, 2016
art berlin contemporary, 2015
With a solo presentation by Grit Richter
abc - art berlin contemporary, Station Berlin
September 18 - 20, 2015
Art Rio, 2014
with works by Mariechen Danz, Šejla Kamerić and Grit Richter
Art Rio
September 10-14, 2014
Grit Richter
on painting #1 – Skulptur/Installation
Group exhibition curated by Katja Windau
Frappant e.V., Hamburg
June 6 - 22, 2014
Grit Richter
Hauptstadt

Group exhibition
Galerie Kai Erdmann / Ehemaliges Haus Ungarn, Berlin
February 16 - March 1, 2014
Grit Richter
53 Porträts von Stefan Sandrock
Group exhibition
Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg
January 12 - February 1, 2014

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)

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)

2021
Kunsthalle Budapest

 

2020
Kunstverein Marburg

 

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

Grit Richter

Born 1977 in Dresden
Lives and works in 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

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