Ruth Biller, Sonja in Slowmotion, 2014, Oil on canvas, 100h x 110w cm

Ruth Biller, Sonja in Slowmotion, 2014, Oil on canvas, 100h x 110w cm

About

Ruth Biller was born in Singen, Germany in 1959 and continued her education in Stuttgart at the Visual Arts Academy between 1983-1989 and completed her masters in Visual Arts. From 1985 on, photography and film had an impact on her and she started to articulate the concepts of her paintings in the form of print-and-collage sequences, her inspiration springing from depictions of spaces and characters of the baroque. After a stay in Paris (1991), which formed part of a project for the DAAD during the Country- postgraduate- grant Baden Württemberg, she set up national and inter-national exhibitions of her paintings in museums, art associations and galleries. In 1994, she received a grant from the Arts Foundation of Baden-Württemberg. In Atelierhaus Nordbahnhofstraße Stuttgart, she established an experimental art platform (op-nord). Between 1989 and 1999, Ruth Biller teaches six years at the Hochschule Pforzheim as a freelance lecturer in painting and drawing in the field of design/art and design sciences. During a one-year Artist-in-Residence of the Foundation Starke, Berlin – Grunewald, she took up inspiration in the picturesque castle and gardens of Potsdam in 2003. Since 2004 (Goethe Institut, Istanbul) she carried out exhibitions and projects as well as stays in Istanbul and on Knidos, Turkey. In 2015 she directed, filmed and produced the movie “MUSIKA” together with Frank Leher in Berlin-Lichtenberg.

In her paintings, Biller uses the human body, nature, rich colours and focuses on the notion of space. The artist represents the physical bodies and spaces as layered, variable forms using rich colours and architectural details combined with visual cut-views which are obtained by travelling through museums, churches, castles and public spaces. In her work, rhythmical picture series appear on canvas and paper by way of color layerings and spacial overlappings. Thus, she confronts the movable scenery of sensual ornaments with figurative fragments by means of choreographically precise film cuts. In Ruth Biller`s paintings a language of barock forms and an opulance of colors meet up with blunt realism. The free form process of picture genesis – without the use of preliminary drawings – is a necessary stipulation for creating intense paintings out of the very movement of creation without relying on cliches of gestulation for support. Ruth Biller acts in the roll of her own dramatic producer, hinting at serielle film frames. She transforms the subjects of her work -collected documents as well as personal photographs – during the preliminary stages of the artistic process by means of a number of various experiments. She currently lives and works in Germany.

About

Ruth Biller was born in Singen, Germany in 1959 and continued her education in Stuttgart at the Visual Arts Academy between 1983-1989 and completed her masters in Visual Arts. From 1985 on, photography and film had an impact on her and she started to articulate the concepts of her paintings in the form of print-and-collage sequences, her inspiration springing from depictions of spaces and characters of the baroque. After a stay in Paris (1991), which formed part of a project for the DAAD during the Country- postgraduate- grant Baden Württemberg, she set up national and inter-national exhibitions of her paintings in museums, art associations and galleries. In 1994, she received a grant from the Arts Foundation of Baden-Württemberg. In Atelierhaus Nordbahnhofstraße Stuttgart, she established an experimental art platform (op-nord). Between 1989 and 1999, Ruth Biller teaches six years at the Hochschule Pforzheim as a freelance lecturer in painting and drawing in the field of design/art and design sciences. During a one-year Artist-in-Residence of the Foundation Starke, Berlin – Grunewald, she took up inspiration in the picturesque castle and gardens of Potsdam in 2003. Since 2004 (Goethe Institut, Istanbul) she carried out exhibitions and projects as well as stays in Istanbul and on Knidos, Turkey. In 2015 she directed, filmed and produced the movie “MUSIKA” together with Frank Leher in Berlin-Lichtenberg.

In her paintings, Biller uses the human body, nature, rich colours and focuses on the notion of space. The artist represents the physical bodies and spaces as layered, variable forms using rich colours and architectural details combined with visual cut-views which are obtained by travelling through museums, churches, castles and public spaces. In her work, rhythmical picture series appear on canvas and paper by way of color layerings and spacial overlappings. Thus, she confronts the movable scenery of sensual ornaments with figurative fragments by means of choreographically precise film cuts. In Ruth Biller`s paintings a language of barock forms and an opulance of colors meet up with blunt realism. The free form process of picture genesis – without the use of preliminary drawings – is a necessary stipulation for creating intense paintings out of the very movement of creation without relying on cliches of gestulation for support. Ruth Biller acts in the roll of her own dramatic producer, hinting at serielle film frames. She transforms the subjects of her work -collected documents as well as personal photographs – during the preliminary stages of the artistic process by means of a number of various experiments. She currently lives and works in Germany.

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2020 “Bilderwanderungen”, Galerie im Schlosspavillion, Ismaning, Germany
2017 “Storyteller – VisaVis”, Anna Laudel, Istanbul, Turkey
„Timecodes “, Technologiepark Tübingen-Reutlingen, Germany
2016 “MUSIKA“, Film von Ruth Biller, rk-Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin-Lichtenberg, Germany
2015 “NEO Dekalypse“, Malerei, Galerie Blond&Blond Contemporary, Berlin-Mitte, Germany
2014 „Her Yerde/Everywhere“, Anna Laudel (formerly ART350), Istanbul, Turkey
2013 „Der weite Blick“, Malerei mit Mahmut Celayir, rk-Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin, Germany
2012 „Transfigurative“, Anna Laudel (formerly ART350), Istanbul, Turkey
2011 Laterna Magica, EnBW Showroom, Berlin, Germany
Hero of Art, Drawings, at Achim Kubinski, Berlin, Germany
2010 „Magdalena ungewollt“, Proarte, Art Found Ulm, with Gitta Seiler, Ulm, Germany
„Miroir, Linienverzweiger“, Berlin-Lichtenberg, Public-Installation, Germany
2009 „Eingegrenzt und Uferlos“, Art Found Radolfzell, with F. Kühner, Radolfzell, Germany
2007 “Passage of Time”, Gallery Lecoq, Berlin, Germany
Berliner Liste, Solo Exhibition at the Fair for Contemporary Art, Berlin, presented by Gallery Kunst im Heppächer, Germany
„Spring“, eigen.art, Space for Art, Stuttgart, Germany
2006 „Körper-Gärten“, Südwestbank Stuttgart, Germany Jardins Corporels, Stiftung Starke, Berlin, Germany
“Body and Space”, Gallery Kränzl, Gaienhofen-Horn, Germany
German Embassy, Rome, Curator: Dr.Chiara Marzi. Gallery artMbassy, Italy
2004 Galerie am Schloss, Ansbach, Germany
2002 „Bild wie Schrift“, Graphische Sammlung, University Tübingen, Germany
„Form follows Space”, Gallery at Pfleghof, Tübingen, Germany
“The Body Breaks the Sun-The Sun Breaks the Body”, Stiftung Starke, Berlin, Germany
“Figurationen“, Gallery Goppelsröder, Ausstellungsraum Stütz, Bretten, Germany
2000 „Lichtfall“,12. Internat. Festival , Städt. Wessenberg-Gallery, Konstanz, Germany
„Simultaneous Motion“, Städtische Galerie Ostfildern, Ruit, Germany
1999 „Scheinbar einen Raum in den blossen Körper setzen“, Akademie der Diözese Rottenburg-Stuttgart, Weingarten, Germany
1998 „Inventary of Light“, Kulturhalle Remchingen, Germany
1997 „Touching Proximity at a distance”, Anhaltische Gemäldegalerie, Georgium, Dessau, Germany
Marburger Kunstverein, Marburg/Lahn, Germany
1996 „Metamorphoses-Transformations“, Gallery Armin Duppel, Stuttgart, Germany
„Period Eye“, Galerie der Stadt Sindelfingen, Maichingen, Germany
1993 “Another Way of Seeing”, Gallery Andreas Binder, München, Germany
1990 „Bildwelten“, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany
1989 Wiensowski & Harbord, Berlin, Germany KX-Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
1988 “Hunters & Collectors”, Galerie Rainer Wehr, Stuttgart, Germany
2020 “Wie Blüten gehen Gedanken auf“, Schlichtenmaier, Schloß Dätzingen, Germany
2019 „Housewarming“, Anna Laudel, Düsseldorf, Germany
„Es verschlägt mir den Atem“, GROUP GLOBAL 2000, Berlin, Germany „30 Jahre Stiftung Starke“, Stiftung Starke, Berlin, Germany
„The X Part1“, Whiteconcepts Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2018 HEIM_SPIEL_Lichtenberg, Frauenmuseum Berlin in der rk-Galerie, kommunale Galerie Berlin, Germany
„30 Jahre Stiftung Starke“, Stiftung Starke, Berlin, Germany
2017 „MUSIKA“, Film, Konzert, Podiumsdiskussion, Studio Bildende Kunst, Berlin, Germany
2016 „ A Bit of Everything”, Anna Laudel (formerly ART 350), Istanbul, Turkey
„Portobello Film Festival 2016“, MUSIKA, Dokumentarfilm, London, UK
2015 „YAZ“, Anna Laudel (formerly ART 350), Istanbul, Turkey
„Nach der Verzweiflung beginnt das wirkliche Leben“, Galerie Blond&Blond Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
“Musika“, Audiovisuelles Filmprojekt gefördert vom Projektkulturfonds Berlin, Germany
2013 “YAZ“, Anna Laudel (formerly ART350), Istanbul, Turkey
“Barock reloaded“, Malerei, Städt. Wessenberg-Galerie, Konstanz
2012 “Schein und Wirklichkeit“, Kallmann-Museum, Ismaning, München, Germany
“7.Berlin-Biennale“, Kunstwerke Berlin, Occupy Biennale, Berlin, Germany
“Rückkehr der Heimat“, Druckgraphik, Atelier Soldina, Kolonie Wedding, Berlin, Germany
UKKSA Akademi, Residence, Knidos, Turkey
2011 The Sketchbook-Project 2011, touring exhibition, USA
2010 30 Years, Gallery Rainer Wehr, Stuttgart, Germany
DSV Kunstkontor with Edition S 35/2010, Stuttgart, Germany
Berliner Wirtschaftsgespräche, Berlin-Adlershof, Germany
2009 Limitiert, Wessenberg-Gallery, Städt. Museen, Konstanz, Germany
Kleinformate, Gallery artMbassy, Berlin, Germany
Gallery artMbassy, Berlin, Germany
Stiftung Starke, Berlin, Germany
2008 Scope Miami, Curator:Jane Hart, USA, Gallery artMbassy
Kunstverein Traunstein, Traunstein, Germany
Mostra Giostra, Studio Marzi, artMbassy, Rome, Italy
Museum Kesselhaus, Berlin-Lichtenberg, Germany
Artificial Nature, Gallery Kunst im Heppächer, Esslingen, Germany
2007 Wessenberg-Gallery, Konstanz, Germany
Galerie artMbassy Rome, Italy
2006 Eingesehen, Kunstverein Singen im Städtisches Kunstmuseum, Germany
Vorfahrt, internationales Kunstprojekt, Stuttgart
2005 Gallery Kränzl, Gaienhofen-Horn, Germany
2004 Eduart Mörike touring exhibition, Kornhaus Kirchheim u.Teck-Hällisch Fränkisches Museum Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
Stiftung Starke, Berlin, Germany
Roads and Roots, Kunst im Heppächer, Esslingen, Germany
Passagen, Goethe-Institut Istanbul, Türkey
2003 Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany Stiftung Starke, Berlin, Germany
2001 OP-Nord, Project-room, Stuttgart, Germany
Critics, Stiftung Starke,(Curator: Ingeborg Wiensowski, Spiegel-Kultur)Berlin, Germany
Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany
2000 Wiensowski & Harbord, Berlin, Germany
Wessenberg-Gallery, Konstanz, Germany
1999 Idylle, Gallery Vayhinger, Radolfzell, Germany
International graphic-competition, Bolzano, Italy
Art-Transit, Petrosadowsk, Karelia, Russla
1998 Revolution XS, Künstlerhaus Karlsruhe, Kunstverein Neckar-Odenwald, Germany
1997 Gallery Vayhinger, Radolfzell, Germany
1996 Gallery Armin Duppel, Stuttgart, Germany
1995 Erfreuen und Belehren, Graphische Sammlung, Stadtmuseum, Tübingen, Germany
1994 Städtisches Kunstmuseum, Singen, Germany
1993 Saar-Ferngas-Förderpreis, Saarlandmuseum, Saarbrücken, Germany
1992 Galerie unterm Turm, Stuttgart, Germany
1990 Berlin März 90, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany
Berlin März 90, Wiensowski & Harbord, Berlin, Germany
Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany
1989 Villa Merkel, Esslingen, Germany
Pastell, Gallery Rainer Wehr, Stuttgart, Germany
1988 Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany
1987 Handzeichnung, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Germany
Alpirsbacher Gallery, Alpirsbach, Germany
Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany
2020 “Bilderwanderungen”, Galerie im Schlosspavillion, Ismaning, Germany
2017 “Storyteller – VisaVis”, Anna Laudel, Istanbul, Turkey
„Timecodes “, Technologiepark Tübingen-Reutlingen, Germany
2016 “MUSIKA“, Film von Ruth Biller, rk-Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin-Lichtenberg, Germany
2015 “NEO Dekalypse“, Malerei, Galerie Blond&Blond Contemporary, Berlin-Mitte, Germany
2014 „Her Yerde/Everywhere“, Anna Laudel (formerly ART350), Istanbul, Turkey
2013 „Der weite Blick“, Malerei mit Mahmut Celayir, rk-Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin, Germany
2012 „Transfigurative“, Anna Laudel (formerly ART350), Istanbul, Turkey
2011 Laterna Magica, EnBW Showroom, Berlin, Germany
Hero of Art, Drawings, at Achim Kubinski, Berlin, Germany
2010 „Magdalena ungewollt“, Proarte, Art Found Ulm, with Gitta Seiler, Ulm, Germany
„Miroir, Linienverzweiger“, Berlin-Lichtenberg, Public-Installation, Germany
2009 „Eingegrenzt und Uferlos“, Art Found Radolfzell, with F. Kühner, Radolfzell, Germany
2007 “Passage of Time”, Gallery Lecoq, Berlin, Germany
Berliner Liste, Solo Exhibition at the Fair for Contemporary Art, Berlin, presented by Gallery Kunst im Heppächer, Germany
„Spring“, eigen.art, Space for Art, Stuttgart, Germany
2006 „Körper-Gärten“, Südwestbank Stuttgart, Germany Jardins Corporels, Stiftung Starke, Berlin, Germany
“Body and Space”, Gallery Kränzl, Gaienhofen-Horn, Germany
German Embassy, Rome, Curator: Dr.Chiara Marzi. Gallery artMbassy, Italy
2004 Galerie am Schloss, Ansbach, Germany
2002 „Bild wie Schrift“, Graphische Sammlung, University Tübingen, Germany
„Form follows Space”, Gallery at Pfleghof, Tübingen, Germany
“The Body Breaks the Sun-The Sun Breaks the Body”, Stiftung Starke, Berlin, Germany
“Figurationen“, Gallery Goppelsröder, Ausstellungsraum Stütz, Bretten, Germany
2000 „Lichtfall“,12. Internat. Festival , Städt. Wessenberg-Gallery, Konstanz, Germany
„Simultaneous Motion“, Städtische Galerie Ostfildern, Ruit, Germany
1999 „Scheinbar einen Raum in den blossen Körper setzen“, Akademie der Diözese Rottenburg-Stuttgart, Weingarten, Germany
1998 „Inventary of Light“, Kulturhalle Remchingen, Germany
1997 „Touching Proximity at a distance”, Anhaltische Gemäldegalerie, Georgium, Dessau, Germany
Marburger Kunstverein, Marburg/Lahn, Germany
1996 „Metamorphoses-Transformations“, Gallery Armin Duppel, Stuttgart, Germany
„Period Eye“, Galerie der Stadt Sindelfingen, Maichingen, Germany
1993 “Another Way of Seeing”, Gallery Andreas Binder, München, Germany
1990 „Bildwelten“, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany
1989 Wiensowski & Harbord, Berlin, Germany KX-Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
1988 “Hunters & Collectors”, Galerie Rainer Wehr, Stuttgart, Germany
2020 “Wie Blüten gehen Gedanken auf“, Schlichtenmaier, Schloß Dätzingen, Germany
2019 „Housewarming“, Anna Laudel, Düsseldorf, Germany
„Es verschlägt mir den Atem“, GROUP GLOBAL 2000, Berlin, Germany „30 Jahre Stiftung Starke“, Stiftung Starke, Berlin, Germany
„The X Part1“, Whiteconcepts Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2018 HEIM_SPIEL_Lichtenberg, Frauenmuseum Berlin in der rk-Galerie, kommunale Galerie Berlin, Germany
„30 Jahre Stiftung Starke“, Stiftung Starke, Berlin, Germany
2017 „MUSIKA“, Film, Konzert, Podiumsdiskussion, Studio Bildende Kunst, Berlin, Germany
2016 „ A Bit of Everything”, Anna Laudel (formerly ART 350), Istanbul, Turkey
„Portobello Film Festival 2016“, MUSIKA, Dokumentarfilm, London, UK
2015 „YAZ“, Anna Laudel (formerly ART 350), Istanbul, Turkey
„Nach der Verzweiflung beginnt das wirkliche Leben“, Galerie Blond&Blond Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
“Musika“, Audiovisuelles Filmprojekt gefördert vom Projektkulturfonds Berlin, Germany
2013 “YAZ“, Anna Laudel (formerly ART350), Istanbul, Turkey
“Barock reloaded“, Malerei, Städt. Wessenberg-Galerie, Konstanz
2012 “Schein und Wirklichkeit“, Kallmann-Museum, Ismaning, München, Germany
“7.Berlin-Biennale“, Kunstwerke Berlin, Occupy Biennale, Berlin, Germany
“Rückkehr der Heimat“, Druckgraphik, Atelier Soldina, Kolonie Wedding, Berlin, Germany
UKKSA Akademi, Residence, Knidos, Turkey
2011 The Sketchbook-Project 2011, touring exhibition, USA
2010 30 Years, Gallery Rainer Wehr, Stuttgart, Germany
DSV Kunstkontor with Edition S 35/2010, Stuttgart, Germany
Berliner Wirtschaftsgespräche, Berlin-Adlershof, Germany
2009 Limitiert, Wessenberg-Gallery, Städt. Museen, Konstanz, Germany
Kleinformate, Gallery artMbassy, Berlin, Germany
Gallery artMbassy, Berlin, Germany
Stiftung Starke, Berlin, Germany
2008 Scope Miami, Curator:Jane Hart, USA, Gallery artMbassy
Kunstverein Traunstein, Traunstein, Germany
Mostra Giostra, Studio Marzi, artMbassy, Rome, Italy
Museum Kesselhaus, Berlin-Lichtenberg, Germany
Artificial Nature, Gallery Kunst im Heppächer, Esslingen, Germany
2007 Wessenberg-Gallery, Konstanz, Germany
Galerie artMbassy Rome, Italy
2006 Eingesehen, Kunstverein Singen im Städtisches Kunstmuseum, Germany
Vorfahrt, internationales Kunstprojekt, Stuttgart
2005 Gallery Kränzl, Gaienhofen-Horn, Germany
2004 Eduart Mörike touring exhibition, Kornhaus Kirchheim u.Teck-Hällisch Fränkisches Museum Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
Stiftung Starke, Berlin, Germany
Roads and Roots, Kunst im Heppächer, Esslingen, Germany
Passagen, Goethe-Institut Istanbul, Türkey
2003 Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany Stiftung Starke, Berlin, Germany
2001 OP-Nord, Project-room, Stuttgart, Germany
Critics, Stiftung Starke,(Curator: Ingeborg Wiensowski, Spiegel-Kultur)Berlin, Germany
Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany
2000 Wiensowski & Harbord, Berlin, Germany
Wessenberg-Gallery, Konstanz, Germany
1999 Idylle, Gallery Vayhinger, Radolfzell, Germany
International graphic-competition, Bolzano, Italy
Art-Transit, Petrosadowsk, Karelia, Russla
1998 Revolution XS, Künstlerhaus Karlsruhe, Kunstverein Neckar-Odenwald, Germany
1997 Gallery Vayhinger, Radolfzell, Germany
1996 Gallery Armin Duppel, Stuttgart, Germany
1995 Erfreuen und Belehren, Graphische Sammlung, Stadtmuseum, Tübingen, Germany
1994 Städtisches Kunstmuseum, Singen, Germany
1993 Saar-Ferngas-Förderpreis, Saarlandmuseum, Saarbrücken, Germany
1992 Galerie unterm Turm, Stuttgart, Germany
1990 Berlin März 90, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany
Berlin März 90, Wiensowski & Harbord, Berlin, Germany
Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany
1989 Villa Merkel, Esslingen, Germany
Pastell, Gallery Rainer Wehr, Stuttgart, Germany
1988 Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany
1987 Handzeichnung, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Germany
Alpirsbacher Gallery, Alpirsbach, Germany
Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany