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). 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.
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.
In the Press: Review of 'Another Country'
Exhibition: Christiane Baumgartner at the Burton at Bideford
Review: Christiane Baumgartner’s US debut
Christiane Baumgartner at the Manif d'Art - The Quebec City Biennial
Review: Christiane Baumgartner at the Davis Museum
Film: Interview with Christiane Baumgartner
Christiane Baumgartner: Another Country
Film: Leipzig’s Artist Studios
Christiane Baumgartner in conversation with Jonathan Watkins
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