Ulrike Kessler



Living and working in the vicinity of Basel, Switzerland.

Education (art-related)

2018 Landscapes (with Johannes Buchholz, Berlin and Essen, Germany)

2018 International Summer Academy of Fine Arts Venice, Italy, Painting Masterclass (with Wolf Werdigier, Vienna, Austria).

2018 Painting, Composition, Color (class of Margret McCann, Art Students League, New York City); Expressive Watercolor (class of Elizabeth Allison, Art Students League, New York City).

2017 to date: Drawing Experiments (with Esther Hiepler, Basel, School of Applied Arts / Schule fuer Gestaltung, SFG); Experimental Pictorial Processes (with Simone Berger, Liestal, SFG); Elementary Colour (with Liliane Steiner, Basel, SFG), Clay Portrait Studies, Wood Sculpture (with Ellen Baumbusch, Sulzburg, Germany); Stone Sculpture (with Sebastian Probst, Cologne, Germany).

2009 artist’s book “under the snow line” (class of Krassimira Drenska Wirz, Basel, SFG).

Since 2000 regular evening classes at SFG: drawing, photography, manual printing techniques (etching, engraving, relief printing, serigraphy, toner transfer, experimental printing).

1998 first courses with Johannes Buchholz, Berlin and Essen, Germany (drawing, oil painting).


2010: Brugg, Switzerland: Forum Künstlerbuch Basel (Galerie Zimmermannhaus)

2018: Basel, Switzerland: Drawings (Schule fuer Gestaltung)

2018: Sulzburg, Germany: Drawings, Paintings, Prints (Sulzburg-Laufener Ateliertage)

2019: Hong Kong, China: Traces (Drawings, Paintings, Prints, together with Helen Boyd)

Curriculum vitae (Selection)

2018 Chair of SiLS Association (www.swissintlawschool.org).

2017-2018 Management and supervision of the transfer of the SiLS LL.M. to Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia.

2014-2018 SiLS Co-Founder, Educational director and CEO (2017-2018).

2007-2010 Master studies at the University of Central Lancashire, graduation (MSc) with a qualitative study on the quality of the education at a small Swiss educational institution in 2011.

1985-2012 self-employed as psychotherapist and homoeopathic practitioner, teacher, and supervisor in Freiburg, Germany and Basel, Switzerland.

Numerous travels (India, Egypt, United States, Patagonia, Japan, Hong Kong, Bhutan, Thailand, New Zealand, Cameroon, Fidji, Tonga, Bali, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Australia, Guatemala, Mexico, and others).

1956 born in Rockenhausen, Germany. Married.