Frauke Schlitz works in drawing and installation. Her art practice is mainly an investigation of the phenomenon of space. It refers to architecture and topography. She is focusing on their structural elements as well as their relationship to the body. Within her work, references to architecture and topography function as metaphors. These serve to measure the mental space.
Schlitz arrived for her residence with the goal of concentrating on the curved line and the colored line. To that effect, she worked on a series of 36 drawings related to the MacDowell studios and their natural environment. Schlitz also created a site-specific installation in the colony’s Firth Studio that inspired her solo show at Kunstverein Brackenheim (presented in Germany in 2018).
Frauke Schlitz graduated from University of Arts, Berlin. She taught as an assistant professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart and has spent time teaching at several German and European Art Schools. In addition to her MacDowell residency, Schlitz has been awarded the Trestle Gallery Visiting Artist Residency, the Millay Colony Residency (Austerlitz, NY), the Omi International Art Center Residency (Ghent, NY), Villa Serpentara Residency (Italy), and the DAAD residency for Sardegna. She has received several grants, including grants from Gisela und Erwin von Steiner- Stiftung, München; Karl-Hofer-Gesellschaft Berlin; Berlin Senate.
Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows at museums, art galleries and art institutions nationally and internationally, including shows in Berlin, Stuttgart, Karlsruhe, Ulm as well as in Italy, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, and the U.S. She has had solo shows in Galerie Oberwelt, Stuttgart, and Galerie im Kornhaus, Kirchheim; and was exhibited at Shiva Gallery and Silas von Morisse Gallery in New York in 2017.