Ulrike Kessler

About

I love contemporary art, and I love to experiment with and combine different media while maintaining a playful way of doing things. Taking inspiration from numerous travels, as well as from everyday life, objects, photos or printed material, my works can remain close to the original but often stray quite far. The results of my experiments are often surprising – not only for the viewer but also for me as the artist. I hope you see my spirit of play at work and take inspiration from it!

I love contemporary art, and I love to experiment with and combine different media while maintaining a playful way of doing things. Taking inspiration from numerous travels, as well as from everyday life, objects, photos or printed material, my works can remain close to the original but often stray quite far. The results of my experiments are often surprising – not only for the viewer but also for me as the artist.

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Education (art-related)
2019
Kunstakademie Allgäu, Germany, Grossformatige Malerei (Large Scale Painting), with Dagmar Wassong, Trier, Germany
2019
International Summer Academy of Fine Arts Venice, Italy, Painting Masterclass, with Wolf Werdigier, Vienna, Austria
2019
International Summer Academy of Fine Arts Venice, Italy, Painting Masterclass, with Virginie Bailly, Brussels, Belgium
2018
Landscapes Summer Course, 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
2018
Expressive Watercolor: class of Elizabeth Allison, Art Students League, New York
2017 to date
Drawing Experiments: class of Esther Hiepler, Basel, School of Applied Arts / Schule fuer Gestaltung, SfG; Experimental Pictorial Processes: class of Simone Berger, SfG; Elementary Colour: class of Liliane Steiner, Basel, SfG, Clay Portrait Studies, Wood Sculpture with Ellen Baumbusch, Sulzburg, Germany; Stone Sculpture with Sebastian Probst, Cologne, Germany
2009
Relief printing, toner transfer, experimental printing: class of Krassimira Drenska Wirz, Basel, SfG
Since 1998
Regular evening classes, mostly at SfG: drawing, oil painting, photography, etching, engraving, serigraphy
Exhibitions
2020
Freiburg, Germany: "Something Deep Inside" (Paintings, Drawings, Artist Books: Solo-Exhibition)
2020
Online: Participation "Bändigung der Dämonen / Taming of the Demons", (https://www.sommerakademievenedig.com/de/baendigung-der-daemonen.html)
2019
Hong Kong, China: "Traces" (Drawings, Paintings, Prints: together with Helen Boyd)
2018
Sulzburg, Germany: Drawings, Paintings, Prints (Sulzburg-Laufener Ateliertage)
2010
Brugg, Switzerland: Participation "Seite um Seite", Forum Künstlerbuch Basel (Galerie Zimmermannhaus)
Curriculum vitae (Selection)
Since 2018
Working in my own studio
Since 2018
Chair of SiLS Association (www.swissintlawschool.org)
2014-2018
Swiss International Law School (SiLS) Co-Founder, Educational director, 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
1985-2014
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.

Contact

info@ulrikekessler.ch