Susanne Kessler

1955 born in Wuppertal, Germany. She studied painting and graphics (MA) at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin (UdK) and at the Royal College of Art, London. She won several awards and scholarships. She worked and taught in well known institutions of different countries: Lalit Kala Academy New Delhi; Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbay and Hyderabad; Goethe Institut and National College of Art in Lahore; Fadjr Festival in Tehran; Goethe Institut Washington DC, John Jay College, CUNY, NY, The Art Students League of New York, The Elisabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY. She is participant in the viewing program, artist registry of The Drawing Center New York. One work of her was chosen for “Art in Embassy”, US Department of State. She held more than 60 solo exhibitions, including some in leading museums and in various Kunstvereine in Germany: Von-der-Heydt Museum in Wuppertal, Landesmuseum in Mainz, Mönchehausmuseum in Goslar, Lübcke-Museum in Hamm, Beuys Archiv in Schloss Moyland, Bedburg-Hau, KV Speyer, NKV Wiesbaden, KV Lingen, KV Bad Homburg, Museum der Westküste, Alkersum, VBK Berlin. Each museum has works of her in their collection. She realized site specific projects in France, Great Britain, Italy, Denmark, India, Pakistan, Iran, Latvia, Poland, Switzerland and the USA. In the USA she had exhibitions in the Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA (solo), Gallery of the Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC (solo), Goethe Institut Washington, DC (solo), University Gallery CSU, Turlock, CA, Andrew and Anya Shiva Gallery, New York, NY (group), The American University Museum – The Katzen Art Center, (solo) Washington, DC, Arlington Art Center (group) 16 catalogues and two books have been published exclusively about her work. The recent Book “Framing space” is edited 2015 by Distanz Verlag Berlin and illustrating 25 years of site specific indoor and outdoor installations and constructions. opens in a new window