Frenzi Rigling

1958 born in Schaffhausen/Switzerland
1977-1984 Studies at the School of Design in Zurich

Throughout the media, Frenzi Rigling is dedicated to the conditions of what is fitted on our bodies. Skins, cells, nourishment and cyclical processes are key concepts that determine Frenzi Rigling's mysterious and archaic works. In her preoccupation with what immediately surrounds us, she reformulates its codes and makes it her own in ongoing processes. The artistic creative process is not only integrated into everyday life, but comes out of it and can certainly be read under the aspect of a feminist view of attitudes and values. The works are both vanitas reflections on the fragility of everyday life and radical investigations of social and art-immanent imprints. In the tradition of artistic feminist practice, cultural images of life-giving femininity and cyclical concepts of time are questioned. Through the use of material, medium and process, sensual as well as existential confrontations unfold around the concepts of cut, order and the possibility of connection - and become reflections on the conditions of artistic creation itself.

Text excerpt Katrin Bucher Trantow

Mondina 3

2020, Lacquer on textile, 100 x 130 cm


2020, textile on frame, 170 x 280 cm


2020, Lacquer on painting board, 30 x 24 cm



WIR / Garage Grande, Vienna
FRENZI RIGLING, ALOIS MOSBACHER / galerie gölles, Fürstenfeld
Art in Parliament 2020 / Pavillon Bibliothekshof, Vienna
IN SIGHT / Frenzi Rigling, Hubert Schmalix / gallery Weihergut / Salzburg
Interventions in the Ursuline Church / Regula Dettwiler, group picture with plant, Frenzi Rigling, band / Linz
25 years Jünger / Gallery Jünger / Vienna
Goddess In Practice / Kunstraum Retz / Retz
Neighbourhood Report / City Museum Steyr / Steyr
TEXTURE. Language and Narrative in Art / Vebikus Kunsthalle Schaffhausen / Schaffhausen
TWILIGHT, Frenzi Rigling and Alois Mosbacher / Galerie kunstfabrik Groß Siegharts
Women Now / Austrian Cultural Forum / New York
Neighbourhood / Vysocina Regional Gallery / Jihlava / Czech Republic
Kunstradln / Millstatt
Folie à Deux / Space for Art in the Lindenhof / Raabs an der Thaya
Frenzi Rigling - MAP / Smolka Contemporary / Vienna
Directly on Paper / Gallery Jünger / Vienna
New Forms of Beauty / Maximiliansforum / Munich
Art Space Retz / Retz
An Original by ...(V), Gallery Gölles, Fürstenfeld
St.Virgil / Salzburg
Frenzi Rigling "in this place" / Gallery Marenzi / Leibnitz
Time for A - Time for F/ K-HOF, Gallery of the Kammerhof Museums / Gmunden
ariaCHne / Lower Austrian Documentation Centre for Modern Art and City Museum St. Pölten
Don`t panic, it`s organic / Zimmermann Kratochwill Gallery / Graz
Where are we?/ Alhamra Art Gallery / Lahore / Pakistan
Parallel / Vienna contemporary Art Exhibition / Vienna
Show 000 / instant-edition / Vienna
Near Distance / Landesmuseum / St Pölten
Beatrice / Artbox / Vienna
Time for A - Time for F / Vebikus, Kunsthalle Schaffhausen / Schaffhausen
Raven Mothers / LENTOS Art Museum / Linz
Time for A - Time for F / Kunsthaus Muerz / Mürzzuschlag
Frenzi Rigling / Elisabeth shows / Vienna
Food in Art / Nordico, Linz
Une exercise de style / City Gallery / Waidhofen an der Ybbs
Art and function / Fair, Vienna
Me and the / Semperdepot / Vienna
Customs Office / Graz
Studio Corsaro, Vienna
Side by side / Kammgarn / Schaffhausen
Far-Land / Pfeilgasse 22, Vienna
Luxury, / Stilwerk, Vienna
Laying Tracks / Festival of the Districts, Vienna
Gallery 3 / Klagenfurt
Struck by / art space Weikendorf
one before / Heinestrasse / Vienna
Vebikus / Kammgarn Schaffhausen / Switzerland
Spuren legen / Festival of the Districts / Vienna
From the West / Gallery in the Traklhaus / Salzburg
Gallery Patrik Ebensperger / Graz
Food in Art / Gallery in the Traklhaus / Salzburg
contemporary / Dielgasse / Vienna
flying carpet / Neubaugasse / Vienna
From the West / Palais Thurn und Taxis / Bregenz
annual exhibition / Admont Abbey
cell / Vienna
Capital-Body-Conventions / forumschlosswolkersdorf / Lower Austria
Frenzy / Gallery Christine König / Vienna
In the woods / Kunsthaus Mürzzuschlag
The shoe in art / Galerie im Traklhaus / Salzburg
Drawing / Gallery Altnöder / Salzburg
Spider Woman / Graz Congress / Graz
Wobbit Twouble / Project Space Viktor Bucher / Vienna