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.

 

Some examples of her work can be found under the following links:

 

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)