About me

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Gaby Brüggemann - Artistic Development

  • 1953 born in Mannheim, Germany
  • since 1973 living in Brühl/ Baden
  • 1972 – 1975 studies in fine art (main focus) and German at the PH Heidelberg, student of Prof. Max Kläger
  • 1982 – 1984 living in Haiti; Haitian painting has great influence on her further artistic work.
  • 1983 close contacts with the Haitian painters Lionel Laurenceau and Maurice Vital
  • 1986/ 87 curating an exhibition of Haitian art in Germany
  • 1988 – 1990living again in Haiti; organizing of a workshop for art weaving at SOS Children’s Village Haiti
  • 1990 first own exhibition in Port au Prince/ Haiti
  • 1990 – 2001 widening of her artistic experiences by several travels to Australia, Bali, South Pacific, Caribbean, Central America and USA
  • 1995 – 2004 studies and freelance artistic work at studio SAGA, Siegfried Angermüller, Heidelberg
  • 2000 Co-founder of the artists group “Heidelberger-Dreieck”
  • since 2001 freelance artist in her own studio
  • since 2017 member of “Frauen-Kunst-Kultur”, Heppenheim

Artistic education and training:

  • Studies in fine art at the PH Heidelberg (main focus)
  • soapstone sculturing  with Hartmut Brunnenkant, Mannheim
  • acrylic, watercolour painting and nude painting with Wolfgang Sautermeister, Mannheim ,
  • oil painting with Armin Liebscher, Mannheim,
  • acrylic painting at studio SAGA with Siegfried Angermüller, Heidelberg,
  • since 2001 freelance artist at her own studio in Brühl

Publications and press:

♦ article about the painter Gaby Brüggemann in the art magazine “ART PROFIL” issue 4 2001

♦ art catalogue “impulse international” 2003, issued for Osnabrück art fair

♦ art catalogue “BIENNALE INTERNAZIONALE DELL `ARTE CONTEMPORALE” 2003

♦ WHO´S WHO IN VISUAL ART 2006 – 2007 (Art Domain Verlag)

♦ art calendar 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2017

♦ “mensch sein” (being human) (book with pictures and thoughts) by Gaby and Olaf Brüggemann

Art Award

♦  Art award at the international art competition ArtDomain Ibiza

Art projects

♦ “Kunstwiese” Neurottschule , Ketsch (Workshop wood together with the sculptor Ernesto Marques)

♦ “Friendly Monsters” after Niki de Saint Phalle, Ketsch Neurott School

Kunstprojekt Nanas