Christiane Baumgartner was born in 1967 in Leipzig, Germany, and studied there at the Hochschule fur Grafik und Buchkunst before completing her Masters in Printmaking at the Royal College of Art in London in 1999.
Baumgartner is best known for the monumental woodcuts based on her own films and video stills. She first came to public attention in the UK in EAST international in 2004 and a year later with a major solo exhibition at the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham. She was included in the groundbreaking exhibition, Eye on Europe, at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 2006. Baumgartner has had solo exhibitions at Spinnerei archiv massiv, Leipzig, Germany; Goethe Institute, Hanoi, Vietnam; Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf, Switzerland and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA. White Noise, a major solo exhibition toured to Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, the Centre de la Gravure et de l’Image imprimée, Belgique, and Musée d’art et d’histoire de Genéve, in 2015 and 2016. Baumgartner was awarded the prestigious Mario Avati Printmaking Prize in 2015 by the Académie des beaux-arts, Paris, where she staged her first solo exhibition in France in the same year.
Baumgartner’s work is held in over fifty public collections around the world including the Albertina, Vienna; Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris; Staatliche Museen zu Berlin; British Museum, London; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester; Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles and National Gallery Victoria, Australia.
Baumgartner lives and works in Leipzig, Germany. The Alan Cristea Gallery is the exclusive worldwide representative for Christiane Baumgartner’s original prints.
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