About Gabriele Schnitzenbaumer

Gabriele Schnitzenbaumer Sculpture

The remarkable sculptures created by German artist Gabriele Schnitzenbaumer powerfully express an energetic gravity and intensity heightened by their archaic appearance. Adorned with tribal headdresses and medallions, these figures are the vessels of a sacred knowledge, seeking to transport the viewer to an elevated awareness. "These figures are totemic in aspect and the narratives are indirect and internal. The stories they contain are in fact archetypal ones and require an effort of self-recognition and serious introspection of the part of the viewer," writes Matthias Ostermann, art critic.

Schnitzenbaumer masterfully blends ceramic and metallic materials, thereby creating surfaces resembling decaying and oxidized metals or raw clay, adding to the archeological aura of each piece. "Schniztenbaumer does not have the inhibitions that many other ceramic artists suffer from. She adds wood and steel with great ease, coloring all the components to look like unfired clay or exposed metal. The reason is this: she is not making statements about ceramics or about clay as a material, as potters love to do, but about the poetic quality of ancient forms," comments Donald Locke, regular contributor to Creative Loafing.

Gabriele Schnitzenbaumer has exhibited throughout Germany, France, and the United States, including numerous shows with the Bill Lowe Gallery since 1992. She was an art professor at Ludwig-Maximillians University in Munich, Germany for 10 years.

Gabriele Schnitzenbaumer Art

BORN
1938 in Augsburg, Germany
Lives and works in Germany

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2006 Forum Rutzmoser, Munich, Germany
-- Galerie creative mind, Germering, Germany
-- Seidl Villa, Murnau, Germany
-- Galerie Laimböck, Langenbroek, the Netherlands

2005 Galerie Wernz, Nendingen, Germany
-- Kunstverein Ottobrunn, Germany
-- Galerie am Eichholz, Murnau, Germany
-- Galerie Capazza, Paris, France

2003 Klinikum Rechts-der-Isar, Munich, Germany
-- Galerie Laimböck, Langenbroek, the Netherlands

2002 “13th Anniversary Show,” The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA, United States
-- Klinik Schlemmer, Bad Wiessee, Germany

2000 The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA, United States
-- Kunsthalle Schwaben, Weitnau, Germany

1999 The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA, United States
-- Galerie Capazza, Paris, France
-- Galerie Götz, Stuttgart, Germany

1998 Atelier Tapisserien, Munich, Germany
-- Kunsthalle Schwaben, Weitnau, Germany
-- Workshop, Gulgong, Austria -- Projekt; “Weltumwohnung”

1997 Projekt: “Weltumwohnung” 1996 Galerie Capazza, Paris, France
-- Galerie Aedes, Berlin, Germany
-- Alter Botanischer Garten, Munich, Germany
-- Galerie Wernz, Nendingen, Germany

1995 Art & Arche, Wendhausen, Germany
-- B-15 Galerie, Munich, Germany
-- Kunsthalle Schwaben, Weitnau, Germany

1994 Domizil, Berlin, Germany
-- Commerzbank, Munich, Germany
-- Diagramm, New York, NY, United States

1993 Psychosomatische Klinik, Munich, Germany
-- Gallery Hanson, New York, NY, United States
-- Kunst + Form Galerie, Arnbruck, Germany

1992 Galerie Mader, Munich, Germany
-- The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA, United States
-- Die Ecke, Augsburg, Germany
-- Galerie Götz, Stuttgart, Germany
-- The Lowe Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, United States

1991 E + P Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany

1990 Städtische Galerie, Neuburg, Germany
-- E + P Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany
-- The Bindery, Buffalo, NY, United States
-- Galerie Ruth Siegel, New York, NY, United States
-- Galerie Langer, Amorbach, Germany

1989 Kunstverein Weingarten
-- Studiogalerie, Munich, Germany
-- Galerie im Osramhaus, Munich, Germany

1988 Galerie Betz, Munich, Germany
-- Bayerische Landesvertretung, Bonn, Germany

1987 Galerie Mader, Munich, Germany
-- Galerie Götz, Stuttgart, Germany
-- Galerie Rakel, Krumbach, Germany
-- Die Ecke, Augsburg, Germany

1986 Handwerkskammer, Köln, Germany

1984 Galerie Götz, Stuttgart, Germany
-- Galerie Lindemann, Hamburg, Germany
-- Boisseree, Köln, Germany

1983 Studio R, Mannheim, Germany
-- Atelier Galerie, Nördlingen, Germany

1982 Galerie Götz, Stuttgart, Germany
-- Galerie Rolandshof, Remagen, Germany
-- Galerie Voigt, Nürnberg, Germany
-- Galerie Apfelbaum, Karlsruhe, Germany

1981 Klus Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
-- Galerie Tabula, Tübingen, Germany

SELECTED CATALOGUES AND MONOGRAPHS
2005 Skulpturen
2001 Skulpturen
1998 Skulpturen “Engel und Amazonen”
1997 Skulpturen -- Bilder
1994 Skulpturen
1991 Skulpturen
1990 New York Bilder
1989 New York Bilder
1988 Skulpturen
1986 Skulpturen und Bilder
1985 Tonskulpturen, Bilder, Zeichnungen
1984 Objekte aus Ton
1979 Kleinkerzmik

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND REVIEWS
Architektur & Wohnen
Kunst & Handwerk
Süddeutsche Zeitung
American Ceramics
Münchner Mosaik
Münchner Merkur
Die Welt
Kölner Woche
Ab 40
Bayer Titan
Kölnische Rundschau
PAN
Augsburger Allgemeine
Ceramics Art and Perception
Phalaris
Aero Sail
The Human Form in Clay
 

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