Galleri Riis

Günter Umberg

Günter Umberg (b. 1942) lives and works in Cologne, Germany and Corberon, France. Umberg received his artistic education in Cologne, Antwerp, and Düsseldorf, and for several years he held a professorship at the Art Academy in Karlsruhe. Umberg is one of the leading artists of our time exploring notions of abstraction, perception and materiality in painting, and is one of the foremost representatives of "Radical painting", a school which builds on the development of concrete paintings from the 1960s. In the 1970s Umberg started creating monochrome works with unconventional materials and supports.

EDUCATION

  1. 2000 - 2007Professor at der Staatlichen akademie der bildenden künste, Karlsruhe, Germany
  2. 1962 - 1969Fachhochschule für Kunst und Design, Cologne, Germany, Kunstakademie Antwerp, Germany, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany, Meisterschüler

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  1. 2015Bild Länge–Breite–Höhe–Tiefe, Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, Germany
  2. 2015Galerie Haas, Zürich, Switzerland
  3. 2015Bernard Frize - Günter Umberg, Fondation Fernet-Branca, St. Louis, France
  4. 2015Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna, Austria
  5. 2013Pittura come corpo e pensiero, A Arte Studio Invernizzi, Milan, Italy
  6. 2012Günter Umberg / Elisabeth Vary, Malerei, Jensen Gallery, Sydney, Australia
  7. 2011Günter Umberg - Territorium. Recent paintings and early works from the Seventies, Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway
  8. 2008Günter Umberg - Passage, Galerie Nächst St. Stephan, Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna, Austria
  9. 2007Günter Umberg, Bilderhaus 4, Oslo, Galleri Riis, Oslo
  10. 2006Günter Umberg – Bilderhaus Schattenraum, Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich, Switzerland
  11. 2005Fred Thieler Preis für Malerei 2005: Günter Umberg, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany
  12. 2002Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne, Germany
  13. 2001A arte Studio Invernizzi, Milan, Italy
  14. 2000Günter Umberg - Body of Painting, Museum Ludwig Köln, Cologne
  15. 1997Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, UK
  16. 1994Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden
  17. 1990Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany
  18. 1986P.S.1, Institute for Art and Urban Resources Inc., New York, USA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  1. 2014Elementare Malerei, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
  2. 2012Umstülpung – curated by Günter Umberg, Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin, Germany
  3. 2011Die Niederländische Savanne. Alte Meister – Neue Kunst, Staatliches Museum Schwerin, Germany
  4. 2007Lust for Life. Die Sammlung Ricke, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Lichtenstein
  5. 2005What´s New Pussycat, Neuerwerbungen und Sammlung Ströher, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt Am Main, Germany
  6. 2004Pour un Art Concret, Espace de l'art concret, Mouans Sartoux, France
  7. 2003Perpetuum Mobile - 40 Jahre Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne, Germany
  8. 1996Monochromie Geometrie, Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany