MARIE RUPRECHT

Visual artist | Austria

Marie Ruprecht was born in 1975 in Upper Austria where she lives and works. She studied Experimental Design at the Institute of Fine Arts and Cultural Studies at the University of Art and Design Linz and graduated with honors. Since 1994 she has been working in the fields of photography, drawing, painting and sculpture as well as spatial installation.  

In a time when little has remained the same as before, this sequence and repetition, with their associated rituals and activities, were an important immovable constant that remained the same for all of us.

PORTRAIT

Kingsley Ogwara (1975) studied his bachelors in Fine and Applied Arts at Delta State University in Abrake, Nigeria and resides and works from Luxembourg, where he is a well recognised painter and sculptor. His paintings and sculptures in clay, stone, wood or metal consist of organic concave and convex forms, mostly (semi-)abstract and are inspired by African or European images and symbols.They center about human transformation and connection, about the freedom and harmony that can be  found in the masses. As such they rather express a state of mind than an extensive narrative.

Ogwara: “In our globalized world with its many issues, we each struggle individually to live our lives in a meaningful way. When we grow up, we build up our defenses, often based on fear and distrust, resulting from the inevitable hardships that life brings sometimes. However, life also brings unexpected compassion and new windows, and each hardship brings new insights, makes us reflect and grow. We all need to mature, overcome fear and distrust and open up our defenses to connect to each other, dare to be vulnerable to give and receive love. My works are about this transformation and interconnectedness”

His paintwork with knives in oil and acrylic on canvas are characterized by pointilistic abstract orchestrations of colors and rich textures, which seem to take on the form of masses of people. Ogwara typically  hides his initial images behind these thick pointilistic pastiche layers, which creates a lot of depth and suggestion. In his latest Icon-series, he experiments with adding some figurative element by allowing the initial portraits to shine through. 

 Ogwara has participated in many group- and solo exhibitions, amongst others in Luxemburg, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany and Austria. He was awarded amongst others the prestigious bi-annual Prix Pierre Werner for his paintings as best artist in Luxembourg in 2016. At the Luxembourg Art Week 2019, he was nominated again with his sculptures for the Grand-Duc Adolphe award and in 2022 again for the Prix Pierre Werner, which granted him the titular membership of CAL as the first African member in its history. Most recently, he showed for 6 months at the blockbuster exhibition “Gospel” at the historical Catharijne Convent museum in Utrecht (Netherlands). His paintings are included in collections all over the world.

Marie Ruprecht was born in 1975 in Upper Austria where she lives and works. She studied Experimental Design at the Institute of Fine Arts and Cultural Studies at the University of Art and Design Linz and graduated with honors. Since 1994 she has been working in the fields of photography, drawing, painting and sculpture as well as spatial installation.

An essential feature of her work is the direct engagement with the existing spatial and contentual conditions and the theme related appropriation of new cultural techniques for the realization of her works. The physical nature of the materials used, just as the experimental handling style with vastly varying work methods flow consciously in the formation process. The chosen materials are tested for their possibilities and the relationship between the aspects one can precisely plan and the unforeseen coincidences are time and again newly fathomed out.

Marie Ruprecht works with groups of artwork which are just as experimental as they are technically finely tuned and each work shows its individual perspective. By way of securing evidence, she documents objects of daily use and thereby also everyday stories. Marie Ruprecht creates spaces for thought using fragmentary reproductions of objects that are sometimes very familiar to us, but tend to retain a certain mystery and excitement. Her works often preserve a moment and thereby emphasize their timelessness.

Her minimalist, formal implementation could not convey the content better: without colour opulence, Marie Ruprecht’s work encourages our sensitivity. Locard’s principle states that when two objects touch, a trace always remains on both. Not only does this apply to Marie Ruprecht’s working principle, but also figuratively to viewers engaged in her art



SPOTLIGHT

WORKS

CREDENTIALS

Solo exhibitions

2019
  • Galerie im Lebzelterhaus – Vöcklabruck, Austria
2020
  • TAGE DES OFFENEN ATELIERS OÖ, Aschach an der Donau, Austria
2018
  • ZWISCHEN DEN DINGEN – Einzelausstellung – Die KUNSTSCHAFFENDEN – Galerie im OÖ Kulturquartier – Linz, Austria
2016
  • ONE THING IN COMMON – Galerie im Gwölb – Haslach, Austria
2015
  • Tage des offenen Ateliers – Galerie am Schopperplatz – Aschach, Austria


Group exhibitions

2021
  • Undertow, OpenArtExchange, Schiedam, The Netherlands
  • CONCEPT 2021, CICA Museum, Gimpo, Korea
  • EIXO 2021, E I X O Arte Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • WE ARE FAMILY – Die KUNSTSCHAFFENDEN – Galerie im OÖ Kulturquartier, Linz, Austria
  • ECHO – GALERIE DIE FORUM, Wels, Austria 
  • BEING HUMAN – Pepney Gallery – Cavan, Ireland
  • ALL OF THE LIGHTS – Treat Gallery – New York, USA
  • COVID MASTERPIECES – La Fenice Art Gallery – Hong Kong
  • THAT’S NEW – AND NEEDED II – Die KUNSTSAMMLUNG des Landes OÖ – Brückengalerie, Linz, Austria
  • IDENTITY – The Holy Art Gallery – London – United Kingdom
  • HIBERNATION – ROYAL SOCIETY OF AMERICAN ART – Brooklyn, New York, USA
2020
  • MUSTERMIX – NöART Gesellschaft für Kunst und Kultur – Kunstsalon Perchtoldsdorf, Austria 
  • Schauausstellung & BENEFIZAUKTION – MUSEUM ANGERLEHNER Thalheim bei Wels, Austria
  • MUSTERMIX – NöART Niederösterreichische Gesellschaft für Kunst und Kultur – Haus der Kunst – Baden, Austria
  • KOLLATERALE – GALERIE DIE FORUM – Wels, Austria
  • SOMMERAUSSTELLUNG – Schlossmuseum Linz, Austria
  • MUSTERMIX – NöART Niederösterreichische Gesellschaft für Kunst und Kultur – Kulturschloss Reichenau – Reichenau an der Rax, Austria / postponed
  • ALLE ZEIT DER WELT III, KUNSTSALON Ruprecht/Riederer – Kunstverein Steyr, Schloss Lamberg – Steyr, Austria
  • MUSTERMIX – NöART Niederösterreichische Gesellschaft für Kunst und Kultur – Schloss Weitra – Weitra, Austria
  • IM MAßSTAB II – art bv Berchtoldvilla – Salzburg, Austria / postponed
  • MUSTERMIX – NöART Niederösterreichische Gesellschaft für Kunst und Kultur – LANGENZERSDORF MUSEUM – Langenzersdorf, Austria
  • IM MAßSTAB I – Die KUNSTSCHAFFENDEN – Galerie im OÖ Kulturquartier – Linz, Austria / postponed
  • DIE FORUM – Galerie Forum – Wels, Austria
  • #happybirthday75 – JAHRESAUSSTELLUNG IM JUBILÄUMSJAHR – Die KUNSTSCHAFFENDEN – Galerie im OÖ Kulturquartier – Linz, Austria
  • ALLE ZEIT DER WELT II, KUNSTSALON Ruprecht/Riederer – KULTURMODELL Bräugasse – Passau, Germany
2019
  • LOST & FOUND – Die KUNSTSCHAFFENDEN – Galerie im OÖ Kulturquartier – Linz, Austria
  • GEDACHTNUS – Galerie Forum – Wels, Austria
  • ALLE ZEIT DER WELT I, KUNSTSALON Ruprecht/Riederer – Schloss Puchberg – Wels, Austria
  • Unikate im  Kleinformat, Galerie Forum, Kunst und Design Salon – Landesgalerie Linz, Austria
  • SOMMERFRISCHE – an Bord der MS NEGRELLI – Aschacher Kulturtage – Aschach an der Donau, Austria
  • HORIZONTE – KUNSTFORUM Linz AG, Linz, Austria
  • VERTRAUTE DINGE / FREMDE DINGE – Galerie Forum, Wels, Austria
2018
  • ICH DENKE SOWIESO MIT DEM KNIE – Galerie Forum, Wels, Austria
  • DAS ATELIER – Die KUNSTSCHAFFENDEN – Galerie im OÖ Kulturquartier, Linz, Austria
  • ÜBER DIE NATUR DER DINGE III, KUNSTSALON Ruprecht/Riederer – Eferding, Austria 
  • Unikate im  Kleinformat – Galerie Forum, Kunst und Design Salon – Landesgalerie Linz, Austria
  • ÜBER DIE NATUR DER DINGE II – KUNSTSALON Ruprecht/Riederer in der HIPP-HALLE Gmunden, Austria
2017
  • JAGEN UND SAMMELN – Die KUNSTSCHAFFENDEN – Galerie im OÖ Kulturquartier – Linz, Austria
  • SAMMELN KUNSTSCHAFFENDE KUNST? – Die KUNSTSCHAFFENDEN – Galerie im OÖ Kulturquartier – Linz, Austria
  • ÜBER DIE NATUR DER DINGE I – KUNSTSALON Ruprecht/Riederer – Eferding, Austria

2016

  • DIE BEFRAGUNG DER REALITÄT – Die KUNSTSCHAFFENDEN – Galerie im OÖ Kulturquartier – Linz, Austria

    BONA FIDE – IN GUTEM GLAUBEN – Die KUNSTSCHAFFENDEN – Galerie im OÖ Kulturquartier – Linz, Austria
2015
  • DIE NEUEN – Die KUNSTSCHAFFENDEN – Galerie im OÖ Kulturquartier – Linz, Austria
2012
  • artVERWANDT – Galerie Ruprecht – Obermühl, Austria





Artistic residencies

2020
  • Artist Residency Grant – Province of Upper Austria
2006
  • LinzExport Grant – City of Linz
    SIM House Artist Residency Grant, Reykjavik, Island
2003
  • Austrian Federeal Chancellery – Artist Residency Grant, Fujino, Japan.

Awards

1998
  • First Prize in the category Free Art in the framework of the international competition
    Future.Vision.Work for young architekts, designers and artits

Other professional activities

  • Marie Ruprecht is initiator and director of the KUNSTSALON in cooperation with Antonia Riederer.
Member of the following organizations:
  • Die KUNSTSCHAFFENDEN
  • Galerie im OÖ Kulturquartier
  • Galerie DIE FORUM Wels
  • Alumni Forum – University of Art and Design Linz

Collections

  • KUNSTSAMMLUNG – Art Collection – Region of Upper Austria
  • Art Collection – City of Linz
  • Collection Museum Angerlehner








2019

  • Galerie im Lebzelterhaus – Vöcklabruck, Austria
2020
  • TAGE DES OFFENEN ATELIERS OÖ, Aschach an der Donau, Austria
2018
  • ZWISCHEN DEN DINGEN – Einzelausstellung – Die KUNSTSCHAFFENDEN – Galerie im OÖ Kulturquartier – Linz, Austria
2016
  • ONE THING IN COMMON – Galerie im Gwölb – Haslach, Austria
2015
  • Tage des offenen Ateliers – Galerie am Schopperplatz – Aschach, Austria

2021

  • Undertow, OpenArtExchange, Schiedam, The Netherlands
  • CONCEPT 2021, CICA Museum, Gimpo, Korea
  • EIXO 2021, E I X O Arte Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • WE ARE FAMILY – Die KUNSTSCHAFFENDEN – Galerie im OÖ Kulturquartier, Linz, Austria
  • ECHO – GALERIE DIE FORUM, Wels, Austria 
  • BEING HUMAN – Pepney Gallery – Cavan, Ireland
  • ALL OF THE LIGHTS – Treat Gallery – New York, USA
  • COVID MASTERPIECES – La Fenice Art Gallery – Hong Kong
  • THAT’S NEW – AND NEEDED II – Die KUNSTSAMMLUNG des Landes OÖ – Brückengalerie, Linz, Austria
  • IDENTITY – The Holy Art Gallery – London – United Kingdom
  • HIBERNATION – ROYAL SOCIETY OF AMERICAN ART – Brooklyn, New York, USA
2020
  • MUSTERMIX – NöART Gesellschaft für Kunst und Kultur – Kunstsalon Perchtoldsdorf, Austria 
  • Schauausstellung & BENEFIZAUKTION – MUSEUM ANGERLEHNER Thalheim bei Wels, Austria
  • MUSTERMIX – NöART Niederösterreichische Gesellschaft für Kunst und Kultur – Haus der Kunst – Baden, Austria
  • KOLLATERALE – GALERIE DIE FORUM – Wels, Austria
  • SOMMERAUSSTELLUNG – Schlossmuseum Linz, Austria
  • MUSTERMIX – NöART Niederösterreichische Gesellschaft für Kunst und Kultur – Kulturschloss Reichenau – Reichenau an der Rax, Austria / postponed
  • ALLE ZEIT DER WELT III, KUNSTSALON Ruprecht/Riederer – Kunstverein Steyr, Schloss Lamberg – Steyr, Austria
  • MUSTERMIX – NöART Niederösterreichische Gesellschaft für Kunst und Kultur – Schloss Weitra – Weitra, Austria
  • IM MAßSTAB II – art bv Berchtoldvilla – Salzburg, Austria / postponed
  • MUSTERMIX – NöART Niederösterreichische Gesellschaft für Kunst und Kultur – LANGENZERSDORF MUSEUM – Langenzersdorf, Austria
  • IM MAßSTAB I – Die KUNSTSCHAFFENDEN – Galerie im OÖ Kulturquartier – Linz, Austria / postponed
  • DIE FORUM – Galerie Forum – Wels, Austria
  • #happybirthday75 – JAHRESAUSSTELLUNG IM JUBILÄUMSJAHR – Die KUNSTSCHAFFENDEN – Galerie im OÖ Kulturquartier – Linz, Austria
  • ALLE ZEIT DER WELT II, KUNSTSALON Ruprecht/Riederer – KULTURMODELL Bräugasse – Passau, Germany
2019
  • LOST & FOUND – Die KUNSTSCHAFFENDEN – Galerie im OÖ Kulturquartier – Linz, Austria
  • GEDACHTNUS – Galerie Forum – Wels, Austria
  • ALLE ZEIT DER WELT I, KUNSTSALON Ruprecht/Riederer – Schloss Puchberg – Wels, Austria
  • Unikate im  Kleinformat, Galerie Forum, Kunst und Design Salon – Landesgalerie Linz, Austria
  • SOMMERFRISCHE – an Bord der MS NEGRELLI – Aschacher Kulturtage – Aschach an der Donau, Austria
  • HORIZONTE – KUNSTFORUM Linz AG, Linz, Austria
  • VERTRAUTE DINGE / FREMDE DINGE – Galerie Forum, Wels, Austria
2018
  • ICH DENKE SOWIESO MIT DEM KNIE – Galerie Forum, Wels, Austria
  • DAS ATELIER – Die KUNSTSCHAFFENDEN – Galerie im OÖ Kulturquartier, Linz, Austria
  • ÜBER DIE NATUR DER DINGE III, KUNSTSALON Ruprecht/Riederer – Eferding, Austria 
  • Unikate im  Kleinformat – Galerie Forum, Kunst und Design Salon – Landesgalerie Linz, Austria
  • ÜBER DIE NATUR DER DINGE II – KUNSTSALON Ruprecht/Riederer in der HIPP-HALLE Gmunden, Austria
2017
  • JAGEN UND SAMMELN – Die KUNSTSCHAFFENDEN – Galerie im OÖ Kulturquartier – Linz, Austria
  • SAMMELN KUNSTSCHAFFENDE KUNST? – Die KUNSTSCHAFFENDEN – Galerie im OÖ Kulturquartier – Linz, Austria
  • ÜBER DIE NATUR DER DINGE I – KUNSTSALON Ruprecht/Riederer – Eferding, Austria

2016

  • DIE BEFRAGUNG DER REALITÄT – Die KUNSTSCHAFFENDEN – Galerie im OÖ Kulturquartier – Linz, Austria

    BONA FIDE – IN GUTEM GLAUBEN – Die KUNSTSCHAFFENDEN – Galerie im OÖ Kulturquartier – Linz, Austria
2015
  • DIE NEUEN – Die KUNSTSCHAFFENDEN – Galerie im OÖ Kulturquartier – Linz, Austria
2012
  • artVERWANDT – Galerie Ruprecht – Obermühl, Austria

2020

  • Artist Residency Grant – Province of Upper Austria
2006
  • LinzExport Grant – City of Linz
    SIM House Artist Residency Grant, Reykjavik, Island
2003
  • Austrian Federeal Chancellery – Artist Residency Grant, Fujino, Japan.
1998
  • First Prize in the category Free Art in the framework of the international competition
    Future.Vision.Work for young architekts, designers and artits
PROFESSIONAL COLLECTIONS
  • KUNSTSAMMLUNG – Art Collection – Region of Upper Austria
  • Art Collection – City of Linz
  • Collection Museum Angerlehner

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