Karen Holländer

1964 born in Tübingen, Germany
1983/84 Study visit in Paris, Académie Peninghen
1984-89 Studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Diploma

Karen Holländer draws on her archive of the visual in her pictures as well as in her texts. However, these are views of her surroundings that are not alien to the viewer either and sometimes also correspond to her own experience to a great extent. But it is only through the transformation into the medium of painting that it is possible to make them visible. Embedded in the sceneries of her objects, Karen Holländer's portraits evoke a narrative ambience in a very reduced and concrete framework.
reduced and concrete framework. Karen Holländer does not paint with an extravagant baroque brushstroke, she does not play with the effects of light and shadow, but stages her pictorial drama clearly and with a formalistic approach. This, however, with an inescapable presence.

Silvie Aigner

Anna Flower

2015, Oil on canvas, 180 x 150 cm

Exhibition view galerie gölles Karen Holländer

Meeting 2, 2013, acrylic on plywood, 70 x 70 x 135 cm

Bright spot #1

2017, Oil on canvas, 100 x 80 cm


Solo exhibitions

2015 Gallery bechter kastowsky, Vienna
2013 Gallery bechter kastowsky, Vienna
2012 Freizeit, showroom 35/00 Krems
2012 Move, Gallery Schafschetzy, Graz
2009 City Plants, Gallery Schafschetzy, Graz
2008 Gallery EMB, Triesen, Liechtenstein
2006 Entanglements, Gallery Schafschetzy, Graz (catalogue)
2005 Green spaces, new pictures, Gallery Atrium ed Arte, Vienna
2001 Grayscales with Red, new paintings, Atrium ed Arte, Vienna
1998 Pictorial worlds- of stories, myths and legends, Atrium ed Arte, Vienna

Group exhibitions

2021 Wild Childhood, Lentos Art Museum, Linz
2020 New Realities, Estermann+Messner Gallery, Vienna
2020 Open Art, Summer Stage
2019 Untertausend, Gallery Schloß Parz, Grieskirchen
2018 Gallery 422, Gmunden, Martin Schnur and Karen Holländer
2018 Gallery bechter kastowsky, Vienna, Painting as Stage
2017 Gallery bechter kastowsky, Vienna, Summer 17
2017 Gallery Gölles, Fürstenfeld, with Maria Bussmann, Sevda Chkoutova, Suse Kravagna
2016 Art Bodensee
2016 Body & Soul, Essl Collection, Klosterneuburg
2015 After Picasso, In Search of Traces in Young Austrian Art, Forum Frohner, Krems
2015 Figuration, between dream and reality, Museum Angerlehner, Thalheim
2014 The Other View, Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg
2013 2nd Painting Biennial, "Vienna Calling", Austrian Cultural Forum Zagreb
2012 Settled, Steinek Gallery, Vienna
2011 Young Painting from Vienna, Hotel Kunsthof, Vienna
2010 Hair, Christmas exhibition Galerie Wolfrum, Vienna
2009 Gallery EMB, Triesen, Liechtenstein
2009 Figure Nature Landscape, Collection Urban, Waidhofen / Ybbs
2008 Reflecting Art, Gallery Schafschetzy, Graz
2008 Simultaneous-Anotherwhere, Gallery Atrium ed Arte, Vienna
2007 Extended Cityscapes, Gallery Pendel, Waidhofen an d. Ybbs
2007 Interior, Gallery Schafschetzy, Graz
2007 In the Animal Kingdom of Art, Kunstraum Gasometer, Triesen, Liechtenstein
2006 Austrian Art, Essl Collection, Klosterneuburg