About Rita Geißler

About Rita Geißler

Rita Geißler is a graphic artist and painter from Dresden, Germany. The focus of her work is graphic prints, employing different techniques which, at times, she has modified or developed herself. She depicts landscapes, architecture and humans in a unique, reductionist and abstract style. Very few lines and black areas create outlines on white paper and thus construct a landscape or building. The graphic prints look through things, depicting their core and their essence. Rita Geißler began developing her style as student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden, Germany, under the mentorship of Gerhard Kettner. Her thesis, a book with illustrations of poems of the Russian poet Anna Achmatowa, won the prestigious title “Most Beautiful Book of the Year” at the renowned Leipzig Book Fair. In the past few years, her work has been shown in Germany, Poland, Russia and the USA. She has held residencies at the Grafiska Academia Tidaholm, Sweden, and at Zygote Press in Cleveland, USA.

See GRAFIK and MALEREI for some examples of her work.

Curriculum Vitae:

1961 born in Dresden, spends her childhood in Dubna (Russia)
1982 – 89 studies Graphic Arts/Painting at Academy of Fine Arts Dresden
under Professor Gerhard Kettner
1985 daughter Elise is born
1989 dissertation ”Etchings on Poems by Anna achmatowa”

which earns her the Prize for the Finest Book of the Year 1989 at Leipzig Book Fair
1990 son Philipp is born
Since 1990 member of the Saxon Artists  Association
1993 daughter Susanna  is born
2008 Otto Niemeyer Holstein Scholarship
2010 Work Scholarship of the City Dresden at Litografiska Akademin Tidaholm/Sweden
2014 Work Scholarship oft the City Dresden at Zygote Press in Cleveland, USA.

lives and works in Dresden

Exhibitions since 2013 for instance:

Saxon Government Presidium Dresden (2013)

NSKV-Exhibition Petersburg Russia (2013, with other artists)

City Gallery Radebeul (2014)

Library of the Dresden State Art Collections (2014)

Carl-Lohse-Gallery Bischofswerda (2014)

Zygote Press, Cleveland/Ohio USA (2014)

GEDOK Berlin (2015, with other artists)