Christiane Baumgartner was born in 1967 in Leipzig, Germany, and studied there at the Hochschule für 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.
White Noise, a major solo retrospective toured to Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, the Centre de la Gravure et de l’Image imprimée, La Louvière, Belgium, and Musée d’art et d’histoire, Geneva, in 2015 and 2016. Baumgartner has had several solo exhibitions at the Cristea Roberts Gallery and further presentations at Manif d’Art - The Quebec City Biennial, Canada (2019); Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Massachusetts (2018); Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2017); Goethe Institute, Hanoi (2012); Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf (2011) and Spinnerei archiv massiv, Leipzig (2010).
Recent group exhibitions include Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington (2022); Kupferstich-Kabinett, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden (2021); The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2021); Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (2020); Albertina, Vienna (2020) and Sprengel Museum, Hannover (2019). She 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. In 2021 Baumgartner was the juror for the International Print Center New York's biannual open call exhibition.
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 and 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.
Christiane Baumgartner lives and works in Leipzig, Germany.
Making a Mark with Christiane Baumgartner
Christiane Baumgartner: A ground-breaking artist who has achieved international critical acclaim for her printmaking
Christiane Baumgartner Wish You Were Here
This catalogue includes an essay by art historian Gillian Forrester and a list of works.
Christiane Baumgartner in conversation with Jonathan WatkinsApril 18, 2018
Christiane Baumgartner: Artists in LockdownApril 24, 2020
Christiane Baumgartner: Screen ShotSeptember 8, 2008
Christiane Baumgartner in conversation with Jonathan Watkins
Christiane Baumgartner: Artists in Lockdown
News, Events & Museum Exhibitions
Christiane Baumgartner features in an exhibition about Hokusai
Solo Exhibition: In the Region of Ice
Christiane Baumgartner in major print exhibition of women artists
Christiane Baumgartner exhibits in Found Cities, Lost Objects: Women in the City
Lonely Hearts selected by Christiane Baumgartner
Solo Exhibition: Christiane Baumgartner exhibition travels to Devon
Christiane Baumgartner at Manif d’Art 9 - The Quebec Biennial
Review: Women take the spotlight in a pair of art shows at the A.U. Museum
Interview: “A good piece of work should not bore you; each time you look at it, there should be something else to discover.”
Review: “From themes of manmade destruction to the power of nature, Baumgartner’s work cautions against hubris and encourages us to consider how images shape our reality.”
Artist Talk: Christiane Baumgartner at Davis Museum
Review: “Baumgartner’s prints flutter between representation and abstraction, and viewers must step away in order to see what is literally a big picture.”
Interview: Christiane Baumgartner in her Leipzig Studio
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