This drawing workshop will explore spaces of transition in urban Berlin and will experiment with drawing in an open interpretive manner. The emphasis will be on practical artistic work paired with critical discourse.
In an introductory event we will exchange our various ideas on transit spaces and drawing process. Transitions between inside and outside, between here and there, in the actual urban world and mental space - where interspace, movements, traces, boarders and its exceedances can matter.
We will then in mutual exchange agree on the way we want to deal with the subject and what places to work with.
From our starting point at the University of the Arts in Berlin we explore the city, explore the urban space. We will begin in the neighborhood and expand the circle day by day in our search for spaces of transition.
The working periods will be combined with studio visits of Berlin based artists and/or exhibition visits.
This course is suitable for people with artistic backgrounds e.g. in Fine Arts, Architecture, Design, Visual Communication or even Dance and for people who are generally interested in experimenting with different drawing techniques.
1970 Born in London, UK, grew up in
1992-99 Universität der Künste Berlin, MA
1996/98 Glasgow School of Art
Scholarships & Awards
1999-2001 Studio grant, Karl-Hofer-Gesellschaft, Berlin
2000 Goldrausch XII, Berlin senkte
2001 Kunstfonds Foundation scholarship
2002 Scholarship of the Berlin State Office for Science,
Research and Culture
2003 Artist in residence at Künstlerstätte Schloss Bleckede
2006 GASAG promotion award
2009 Scholarship of the Berlin State Office for Science,
Research and Culture
2009 CPH AIR, Copenhagen, DK
2009 SAIR, Sølyst artist in residence, Denmark
2012 1st prize / public art competition BTU Cottbus
(with Nikolas Theilgaard)
since 2010 Lecturer for drawing, department of Fine Art,
University of the Arts Berlin
2015/26 Lecturer for drawing Künstlerische Grundlagen,
2012 Guestlecturer at Art Academy Nanjing, China
2011/12 Guestprofessor for drawing and painting at
Brandenburgisch TU Cottbus
2008 - 12 Lecturer for drawing at Art Academy Stuttgart
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2015 Verschnitt, Espace Surplus LeGrand, Berlin
2013 Fast nah genug, Galerie M+R Fricke Berlin
2010 Metes and bounds, Galerie M+R Fricke Berlin
(with Catherine Bertola)
2009 Ortswechsel, Cuxhavener Kunstverein
2008 Passagen, Galerie M+R Fricke, Berlin
2007 Espace Surplus, Berlin (with Erik Göngrich)
2006 Countdown, Galerie M+R Fricke Berlin (with Jens Reinert)
2005 Kasseler Kunstverein (with Wolfgang Kaiser), Galerie Fricke
2004 Andernorts, Galerie M+R Fricke, Berlin stars & stripes VIII
2002 Galerie M+R Fricke, Düsseldorf (with Lucy Harvey) Gelände
2001 Pauline Kraneis | Zeichnungen, Ausstellung im Kabinett,