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Birgit Huttemann-Holz

Birgit Huttemann-Holz
Birgit Huttemann-Holz

Birgit Huttemann-Holz


Painting

Deeply inspired by the beauty of flowers and landscapes, I push my subject to a place of gestural abstraction. Sweeping gestures are heightened by bold saturated tones. The process of mark making, color choice, and composition happens mostly subconsc...Read More

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STATEMENT

Deeply inspired by the beauty of flowers and landscapes, I push my subject to a place of gestural abstraction. Sweeping gestures are heightened by bold saturated tones. The process of mark making, color choice, and composition happens mostly subconsciously. It matures to a gestural dance revealing my utmost authentic voice; a dreamlike reconfiguration of emotional meanings.
The resulting work is vibrant, complex and meant to make intimate connections with the audience, invoking both my vision and feeling of a world where beauty and vulnerability are the touching keystones.
Detroit, 2020

BIO

Birgit’s energetic works show a lush world, where nature is in constant celebration. Verdant gardens, and imaginary spaces become synonym for vulnerability and sanctuaries.

She employs a myriad of media, including encaustic, oil, acrylic, encaustic monotype and even throwing and painting ceramics.
She has exhibited nationally and internationally and is represented in Germany, The Netherlands, and in the US.
Birgit won multiple awards nationwide.

Her work was selected for Studio Visit Magazine, winter edition 2013, spring edition 2017, for the Palm Award, Germany (Certificate of Excellence), 2015, Saatchi Collections "New This Week", April 2014, January 2018 & 2020 ” Inspired by Cy Twombly” April 2018, “Inspired by Jackson Pollock” Jan 2019, The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn, NY, Nov 2017 and May 2018/19, and The Other Art Fair Chicago, IL, September 2018 and May 2019.

In February 2017, she attended a month-long residency at The Studios of Key West.

Her book "Enkaustik- Das Grundlagenbuch zur Wachsmalerei" was published April 2015 by Christopherus Verlag, Germany and translated into English in 2017, “How to create Encaustic Art- A guide to painting with wax”. “Wachsmalerei- Birgit Huttemann-Holz”, a tutorial video and three documentations were published in 2016/2017 with the group “geistreich-lernen.de”, Germany

Huttemann-Holz lives and works in Detroit, USA.

EXHIBITIONS/SHOWS/COMMISSIONS

Solo (Including 2 Person Show):
2018 “Metaphor of Flora”, Birgit Huttemann-Holz, September 21-Oct 30, River’s Edge Gallery, Wyandotte, MI
2017 The Weight of the Orchids, Studios of Key West- Ashe Campus, Key West, FL
2015 Birgit Huttemann-Holz, Ward Gallery, Petoskey, MI
2013 Between Heaven and Earth, River’s Edge Gallery, Wyandotte, MI
2011/2012 Affairs with Serpents and Heroines, River’s Edge Gallery, Wyandotte, MI
2009 Wherever you are, Gallery at the Unitarian Church Birmingham –Bloomfield, MI
2007 Come away with me, Doan Residence, Grosse Pointe, MI

Selected Group:
2020 Big Six Art Auction, DAM Detroit Artists Market, Nov.27- 12. Dec.,DAM, Detroit, MI (invitational)
2020 Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptures, Black Box Gallery, Detroit
2020 Gold Medal Exhibition, Scarab Club, Detroit
2019 Gold Medal Exhibition, Scarab Club, Detroit
2019 The Affordable Art Fair, Gallery Mc Sorley, Amsterdam
2019 The Other Art Fair, presented by Saatchi Art, May 16-19, MANA CONTEMPORARY, Chicago IL
2019 The Other Art Fair, presented by Saatchi Art, May 2-5, Expo Center, Brooklyn, NY
2019 Art Fair C14, Hyatt Regency, March 15-17, Jersey City, with River’s Edge Gallery, NY
2019 Gilda Snowden Memorial, Scarab Club, Feb 22- March 30, Detroit, MI
2019 Art & Antiques Naarden, Gallery McSoreley, Jan 24-27, Naarden, NL
2018 Fall Exhibit, Gallery McSorley, s-Graveland, NL
2018 FINE, Art and Antique Fair, Castle Groeneveld Baarn, McSorely Fine Art, Baarn, NL
2018 The Other Art Fair, presented by Saatchi Art, MANA CONTEMPORARY, Chicago IL
2018 The Other Art Fair, presented by Saatchi Art, May Expo center, Brooklyn, NY
2018 Wax & Paper, Hudson Valley Art Center, Highland, MI
2018 Kunst & Antiek Weekend Grote Kerk, McSorley Fine Art Gallery, Naarden Vesting, NL
2017 The Other Art Fair, presented by Saatchi Art, 72 Noble Street, Expo Center, Brooklyn, NY
2017 AIMPE ’17, Awagami Internat. Miniature Print Exhibition, Awagami’s Hall of Awa Japanese Handmade Paper Museum, Japan
2017 16th Annual Open Studios, first Saturday in Oct, The Pioneer Building, Detroit, MI
2017 WAX, Birgit Huttemann-Holz, Candy Law, Graceann Warn, Chris McCauley, Linda Cole, Scarab Club, Detroit, MI (invitational)
2017 #detroitsecretsessions take II, live performance and concert with Ivan Moshchuk and Birgit Huttemann-Holz, June 2, 8pm, Jam Handy, Detroit, MI
2017 USA Boutique “Meet the Artist”, 333 Midland, June, Detroit, MI
2017 Seven, June 16-July 31, River’s Edge Gallery, Wyandotte, MI
2017 DAM Detroit Artist Market Garden Show, June, Grosse Pointe, MI
2017 Art Route, Gallery McSorley, s-Graveland, Netherlands
2017 Seven, River’s Edge Gallery, Wyandotte, MI
2017 Studios of Key West, On the Deck, Katie Pumpfrey & Birgit Huttemann-Holz, Key West, FL
2016 Detroit Biennale,MONA Museum for New Art, Armada, MI
2016 15th Annual Open Studios, The Pioneer Building, Detroit, MI
2016 Vive les arts, viva la liberte, vive les amoures, May-Sept, Gallery McSorley, AN's-Graveland, Netherlands
2016 Encaustic Art in the 21 Century, Encaustic Institute, Santa Fe, NM (Invitational)
2016 Bugs, Blooms& Beasts, Scarab Club, Detroit, MI (juried)
2016 The Pioneer Building, Cass Café, Detroit, MI (invitational)
2016 Washes, Wax, Wood & Wishes, River's Edge Gallery, Wyandotte, MI (invitational)
2016 Silver Medal, Scarab Club, Detroit, MI (juried)
2015/16 Behold the Soul/Zie de Mens, St. Paulus Church, Breukelen, The Netherlands
2015 14th Annual Open Studio, The Pioneer Building, Detroit, MI
2015 Contemporary Encaustic, Royal Contemporary Gallery, Florence, CO
2015 Artwalk, Ward Gallery, Petoskey, MI
2015 Let’s Pretend, River’s Edge Gallery, Wyandotte, MI
2015 Zusammenarbeit, River’s Edge Gallery, Wyandotte, MI
2015 Verleidelijik von Eva tot Lipstick, Gallery McSorely, Kl’s- Grave, The Netherlands
2014 Group Exhibition- Gallery Mc Sorely, Kl’s- Grave, The Netherlands
2014 NANA 2014, Lucky Street Gallery, Key West, FL

EDUCATION

2014 8th International Encaustic Conference, Provincetown, MA
2004-2013 Continued Education in Fine Art:
2013/2014 Advanced Monoprint, Paula Roland, Santa Fe
2010 Summer Academy for the Arts, Marburg Germany, Prof Andras Ernszt, Hungary
2009 IEA Retreat, panelist Tony Scherman
2004-2007 Continued Education, CCS College for Creative Studies, Detroit
1991-94 Studies in German Literature, Media Science, Philosophy at University of Karlsruhe and Philipps University Marburg, Germany
1989 B.A. Physical Therapy, Ludwigshafen/ Schoemberg, Germany

AWARDS/DISTINCTIONS

Honors and Awards
2020 Saatchi Collection “New This Week”, January
2019 Saatchi Collection Inspired by Jackson Pollock
2018 Saatchi Collection Inspired by Cy Twombly
2018 Saatchi, “New This Week” Collection Show Case, Jan 1&8
2017 Saatchi, “Inspired by CY Twombly”, Collection Show Case, April 2017
2017 Artist Residency, Studios of Key West, Key West, FL
2017 Artslant Showcase winner round 1
2016 Artslant Showcase Winner round 2 and 3
2016 Honorable Mention, Silver Medal Exhibition, Scarab Club, Detroit, MI
2015 Palm Award, Certificate of Excellence, Germany
2015 Artslant Showcase Winner, round 1, 3 and 6
2014 Best of Show, NANA 2014 Award, Lucky Street Gallery, Key West, FL
results in Residency at Key West Studios, FL for the calendar year 2017
2014 Saatchi, New This Week, Collection Show Case, April, international
2014 Artslant Showcase Winner, round 3 and 5
2013 First Place. American Arts Award, Abstract Expressionism
2013 Second Place. American Arts Award, Minimalism
2013 Finalist/ Best of Show. Platform Award, Paseo Originals Art Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK
2013 Second Place. Urban Edge, Grosse Pointe Art Center, MI
2013 Honorable Mention. WAX, Scarab Club, Detroit, MI
2012 First Place. Urban Edge, Grosse Pointe Art Center, MI
2011 First Place. Our Rivers our Lakes, Grosse Pointe Art Center, MI
2011 Stipend Recipient/ Residency. Chelsea Center for the Arts& Legacy Land Conservancy, Ann Arbor, MI
2011 Finalist, Portrait Competition, Society for Art of the Imagination, international, UK
2011 Artslant Showcase Winner. August, July, March
2010 Second Place. Green Show, Grosse Pointe Art Center
2010 Artslant Showcase Winner. September, February
2009 Honorable Mention. The Body Eclectic, Lawrence Street Gallery, Ferndale. MI

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2018 Lecture “Where do you get your ideas”, Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptures, Scarab Club, Detroit, MI
2018 Juror, “Annual Spring Show”, Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptures, Madonna University, Detroit, MI
2017 Lecture “Where do you get your ideas”, Grosse Pointe Artist Association, War Memorial, MI
2017 Juror for “After The Sun Goes Down”, Grosse Pointe Artist Association, Grosse Pointe, MI
2017 Studio Visit, Birgit Huttemann-Holz @The Pioneer Building, Wayne State Art Students, Detroit
2017 Key West Studios, Talk & Demonstration “On the Deck”, Key West, FL
2016 Studio Visit& lecture, Birgit Huttemann-Holz @The Pioneer Building, Wayne State Art Students, Detroit
2015 Studio Visit& lecture, Birgit Huttemann-Holz @The Pioneer Building, Wayne State Art Students, Detroit
2014 Curator, Print City Detroit: Detroit Connections- Women Printmakers and their Mentors, N’Naamdi Center for Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI
2014 Studio visit& lecture, Birgit Huttemann-Holz @The Pioneer Building, Wayne State Art Students, Detroit
2013 Guest Lecturer, Fine Art of Encaustic, Artist Round Table, Royal Oak, MI
2013 Guest Lecturer, St. Raphael Gymnasium (Highschool), Heidelberg, Germany
2013 Speaker, Wachswelten, Vernissage, Yasemin Skretzka, Waggonhalle, Marburg, Germany
2013 Guest Lecturer, Fine Art of Encaustic/ History of Encaustic, Brush& Palette, Southfield, MI
2012 Guest Lecturer Fine Art of Encaustic/ History of Encaustic, SOOA, Royal Oak, MI
2011 Guest Lecturer Fine Art of Encaustic/ History of Encaustic, Farmington Hills Library, MI
2010 Guest Lecturer/ Demonstration, History of Encaustic, Grosse Pointe Art Center, MI
2009 Curator, Embedded Light, national encaustic exhibition, Grosse Pointe Art Center, MI
2009 Guest Lecturer/Demonstration, Fine Art of Encaustic/ History of Encaustic, IBEX, Grosse Pointe, MI
1996-99 Principal/Faculty, Physical Therapy School, IFBE Marburg, Germany
1994-96 Faculty, Physical Therapy School, IFBE Marburg, Germany

ARTIST'S TAGS

abstract floral, Detroit artist, encaustic monotype, abstract painter,abstract, gestural, landscape ,