Christiane Baumgartner

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 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.

Cristea Roberts Gallery is the worldwide representative for Christiane Baumgartner’s original prints.

Christiane Baumgartner lives and works in Leipzig, Germany. 

Christiane Baumgartner: Wish you were here

29 October – 4 December 2021

A major new body of work by Christiane Baumgartner (b. 1967), concerned with the movement and the play of light across the horizons of land and sea, will open at Cristea Roberts Gallery, London, 29 October and will run to 4 December 2021.

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Christiane Baumgartner Artists in Lockdown

During the first 2020 COVID-19 lockdown we asked several of our artists to send us videos from lockdown. Christiane Baumgartner talks to us from her home in Leipzig …

Christiane Baumgartner in conversation with Jonathan Watkins

Artist Christiane Baumgartner talks to Jonathan Watkins, Director of Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, about her career and most recent body of work. In conjunction with th…

Christiane Baumgartner: Screen Shot

A short film exploring a new body of monumental woodcuts based on Christiane Baumgartner's own films and video stills.

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