The walls of normality have fallen -
age-old wisdom returns to me.
My conscience travels.
Different worlds are opening,
existing in the same rank as our reality.
Am I going mad?
Spiritual beings communicate,
protect, assist, teach.
Curiosity has taken the place of my fear.
My new-old teachers appear
and each one opens the door
yet a bit more.
Impatiently I tear it open
and fearfully I slam it shut again -
only to return once more
to watch, to learn, to understand.
Where is truth?
What is reality?
Is my mind still operative?
More and more clearly I have to tell,
whom I can share with.
Smaller and smaller the circle of those
whose boundaries are large enough.
This knowledge makes me lonely.
Some consider me insane.
Many have gone that way before,
art is the way out.
Born in Nuremberg / West-Germany
1982 Begins artistic works with woodcuts
1985 Youngest member of the Association of Professional Artists in Nuremberg
1984-88 Studies at the Würzburg College (Commercial Art), BA
1987 Guest student at the "Academia de Bellas Artes", Madrid , Spain
1988-91 MA-Programme for graphic arts at the University of Modern Arts in Kassel
1993-98 Fellowship in the House of Fine Arts, Wiesbaden
1996-97 Invitation to lecture at the College of Art , New Delhi , India , as an invited guest of the German Cultural Institute and at the University for Modern Arts in Porto , Portugal
1998 Rewarded the HAP Grieshaber Price for woodcut
1999-00 Fellowship of the Bavarian Government at the "International House of Artists - Villa Concordia" in Bamberg
2000 Awarded by the "New Saxonian Gallery" - Invitation to lecture at the College of Art in Kumasi , Ghana , as an invited guest of the German Cultural Institute and Alliance Française
2001 Fellowship of the German-Italian Institute "Villa Vigoni"
2003 Brenner's "Artists in Residence" Fellowship, Baden-Baden. Fellowship "Le Centre Est-Nord-Est"St-Jean-Port-Joli, Québec, Canada
2004 Artist in residence “Engramme”, Quebec , Canada
Birgitta Volz, Sri Ma, Chinnakalapet, Pondicherry 605014, 0091-423-2655-172
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Solo Exhibitions (selected)
2007 Art Castle "Giechburg", Schesslitz , Germany
2006 Pitanga cultural centre, Auroville , India
2005 Exhibition hall, Hotel Skalny, Karpacz , Poland
2004 Bharat Nivas Art Gallery , Auroville , India
Point Gallery, Baden-Baden
2003 Brenner's Parkhotel, Baden-Baden
Art Center "Est-Nord-Est", St-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec, Canada
2002 Moritzhof, Chemnitz
2001 Museum of Nature , Chemnitz
Sauveur Gallery, Eppstein
2000 French Cultural Center, Kumasi , Ghana
Dome of Berlin , Berlin
Museum " Augustusburg Castle ", Saxonia
1999 Gänsemarkt-Passage Hamburg
1998 Museum Gellert, Hainichen
Schuster & Scheuermann Gallery, Berlin
Taschenberg Palace, Dresden
1997 German Cultural Center, Porto, Portugal
Museum of Female Arts, Wiesbaden
Schuster Gallery, Frankfurt am Main
Daimler-Benz-Aerospace, Paris, France
1996 Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi, India
1995 Schuster Gallery, Offenbach
Wasserturm Gallery, Darmstadt
1994 Wiesweg Gallery, Eltville
1993 House of Fine Arts, Wiesbaden
1992 Werkstatt Gallery, Rüsselsheim
1991 Exhibition Hall of the Academie of Fine Arts, Kassel
1990 Exhibition Hall of the Academie of Fine Arts, Kassel
1987 Jason Gallery , Nuremberg
1986 Gallery of the Association of Professional Artists in Nuremberg
Chambinsky Theatre, Würzburg
1985 Town hall, Erlangen
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