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. She now lives and works in Leipzig.
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 in Birmingham. She was included in the groundbreaking exhibition at MoMA, NY, called Eye on Europe and her work is held in over 30 public collections around the world including the Albertina, Vienna; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris and the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Baumgartner was recently awarded the prestigious Mario Avati Printmaking Prize by the Académie des beaux-arts, Paris, where staged her first solo exhibition in France in March/April 2015.
The Alan Cristea Gallery is the exclusive worldwide representative for Christiane Baumgartner’s original prints.
The Leipzig-based artist Christiane Baumgartner tells Thomas Marks about her early introduction to woodcut and her more experimental approach to the medium today.How did you take up the medium of woodcut?It was a long time ago. I had made woodcuts when I was young, even before I went to art school in Leipzig. But afterwards, when I studied at the...
Artist Christiane Baumgartner talks to Jonathan Watkins, Director of Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, about her career and most recent body of work exhibited in a solo exhibition, Liquid Light, at the Alan Cristea Gallery, London.Filmed at the Alan Cristea Gallery on 18 April 2018.