Maria Temnitschka


1961 born in Lower Austria
1980-1984 Studies at the University of Applied Arts, master class for metal design
1994 Project funding of the BMUK and the BM for Foreign Affairs
1996 Draft assignment of the Lower Austrian Youth Department
2002-2006 Studies at the University of Applied Arts with Prof. Frohner and Prof.Müller, Ordinariat for Painting, Diploma with distinction
2004 Award Art - Museum Hollfeld, Deutschland
2006 (Würdigungspreis) - Award of the Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Culture
2007 Scholarship of the Emanuel and Sofie Fohn Foundation
2008 Social Action Art appreciation award (1st prize of the organisation Art for People in Need)
Admission to the Austrian Society of Visual Artists, Künstlerhaus
Project support Art'ist (graduate support of the University of Applied Arts)
since 2009 lecturer at the University of Applied Arts
2010 State Scholarship for Fine Arts

Institutional Purchases

1991 Federal Ministry for Education and the Arts
1995 Federal Ministry for Education and the Arts
1996 Lower Austrian provincial government (Artothek Krems)

Province of Salzburg
1997 Austrian Association for Psychotherapy
2003 Collection Würth
2005 Wiener Neustadt City Museum
2006 Lower Austrian State Museum
2008 Federal Ministry for Education and culture
Collection of the University of Applied Arts, Vienna
2009 Danube University Krems
City of Vienna


Austrian Society of Visual Artists - Künstlerhaus (IG)

Study visit at the University of Applied Sciences for Art and Design Cologne with Prof. Peter Skubic, study trips to Paris, Barcelona, Venice.

2008 and 2009 - assistant to Prof. Josef Kaiser, nude drawing course at the University of Applied Arts Cologne.
1991 and 1992 - direction of nude drawing seminars in the context of the cultural festival St.Gallen, Stmk.

Participation at exhibitions (group / solo)

Galerie Mots&Tableaux Brüssel, AKH-Galerie Wien, Multimedia Arts-Galerie New York,  Nibelungengalerie Linz,
Alpha-Galerie Wien, Museum Moderner Kunst Passau – St.Anna Kapelle, Schloß Kittsee Bgld.
Museum of Eastern & Western Art Odessa, New Century Artists Soho/New York, Kunstsalon Lettner Salzburg,
Art-Room Würth NÖ, Femina 2004: Künstlervereinigung Budapest und Parlament Wien, Galerie St.Art Wien,
Stadtgalerie Wien, Schloß Potzneusiedl Bgld., Stadtmuseum Wiener Neustadt NÖ, Galerie Artefakt Wien,
Rumänisches Kulturinstitut Wien, MAK Wien, Kunsthalle Krems, Kunstmuseum Hollfeld D.
Kunstadventkalender Wiener Rathaus 2006,
Galerie Hrobsky Wien (2006 Katalog "up and down", 2008 Katalog "Rost"),
Stadtmuseum Kurashiki Japan, Schloss Batthyany Körmend/H, Technologiezentrum Eisenstadt,
Galerie Pendel Waidhofen/Ybbs, NÖ-Dokumentationsarchiv, "Unter der Brücke" - Galerie Ulrike Hrobsky, Wien

Participation at fairs

Int. art fair at Kiew, "Art Bratislava"(CZ), "Art Karlsruhe (G) 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010", "Liste Köln"(G), "Kunst Zürich"(CH)

At the beginning of her artistic career Maria Temnitschka designed and produced jewellery and objects made of metal. Reorientation to painting - at first abstract, since 2000 figurative representation. Main theme of the last years: Spatial representations like Kafkaesque staircase views and depictions of urban structures (insights into typical Viennese courtyards, industrial buildings, peripheral zones)
Preferred techniques: oil painting, drawing, experimental photography, object art

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