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b. 1987, Germany

Stefanie Heinze Biography

In Stefanie Heinze's playful figurations, abstracted and ambiguous forms become recognizable as unexpected subjects. From disembodied body parts, to everyday objects, to animal-like figures, her subjects melt into colorful, fantastical backgrounds to create vivid visual worlds which reveal an interplay between high and low culture.

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Heinze's brightly colored, imaginative compositions are cleverly subversive in their details and symbolism, and convey rebellious but humorous social critiques, complemented with equally witty, lyrical titles. Although considered adjacent to abstract expressionism and the Leipzig school of painting, Heinze is categorically unique, as she explores new forms and possibilities of representation. The origins of her inventive paintings can be found in her intimate, delicate drawings, which capture just as much liveliness on their small scale as on the gigantic canvasses.

In the short time since graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig, Heinze has exhibited widely. She has had solo exhibitions at Petzel, New York (2020); Capitain Petzel, Berlin (2019); LC Queisser, Tbilisi (2019); Sammlung Philara, Düsseldorf (2019); Mary Boone Gallery, New York (2018); Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London (2017) among others. She has participated in numerous group shows including at the Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (2020); Saatchi Gallery, London (2018); Tanya Leighton, Berlin (2017); Good Press, Glasgow (2016); basis, Frankfurt (2015). Heinze's works are in the collections of the ICA Miami, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden and the Marguerite Hoffman Collection, Dallas.

Stefanie Heinze Featured Artworks

As You Treat Me (Specious Prosperities) by Stefanie Heinze contemporary artwork
Stefanie HeinzeAs You Treat Me (Specious Prosperities), 2020Oil and acrylic on linen
170 x 235 cm
Capitain Petzel
a 2 Sie by Stefanie Heinze contemporary artwork
Stefanie Heinzea 2 Sie, 2018-19Oil and acrylic on linen
195 x 155 cm
Capitain Petzel

Stefanie Heinze Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, INFINITE GAMES... 2 at Capitain Petzel, Berlin
26 February–17 April 2021 Group Exhibition INFINITE GAMES... 2 Capitain PetzelBerlin
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Infinite Games at Capitain Petzel, Berlin
21 November 2020–30 January 2021 Group Exhibition Infinite Games Capitain PetzelBerlin
Contemporary art exhibition, Stefanie Heinze, Odd Glove at Capitain Petzel, Berlin
26 April–8 June 2019 Stefanie Heinze Odd Glove Capitain PetzelBerlin

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Stefanie Heinze In Video & Audio

Walkthrough: Infinite Games… 2 Related Video & Audio Walkthrough: Infinite Games… 2 31 March 2021, Capitain Petzel

Virtual walkthrough with Anna Duque y González and Dr. Nina Koidl-Weidemann of the group exhibition Infinite Games... 2 at Capitain Petzel, Berlin. The show features works by Jadé Fadojutimi, Ximena Garrido-Lecca, Stefanie Heinze, Jacqueline Humphries, Rodney McMillian, Sarah Morris, Seth Price, Pieter Schoolwerth, Amy Sillman, Monika...

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