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Name Birgit Huttemann-Holz
Title artist working in encaustic
City Detroit
State Michigan
Country United States (US)
Tell us about yourself! I am a Detroit artist working in encaustic, acrylic, oil paintings and encaustic monotypes. My studio is 303 @ The Pioneer Building. Deeply inspired by the beauty of flowers and landscapes, I push my subject to a place of gestural abstraction with sweeping gestures, layering curves, 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 energetic work shows a lush world, where nature is in constant celebration and invokes both my vision and feeling of a world where beauty and vulnerability are the touching keystones. I have exhibited nationally and internationally and being represented in Germany, The Netherlands, and in the US.
Primary Medium/Industry Fine Art/Fine Craft
Experience level in primary Medium/Industry Intermediate
Secondary Medium/Industry Printmaking/Paper
Experience level in secondary Medium/Industry Advanced
Education 2004-2019 Continued Education in Fine Art: 2017 one month artist residency @The Studios of Key West, Key West, FL 2015-2019 year-round enrollment in ceramics at Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI 2014 8th International Encaustic Conference, Provincetown, MA 2011/2013 Advanced Monotype, 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 Honors and Awards 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
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