Discipline: Visual Art – drawing

Frauke Schlitz

Discipline: Visual Art – drawing
Region: Stuttgart, Germany
MacDowell fellowships: 2017

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.

Studios

Firth

Frauke Schlitz worked in the Firth studio.

Originally a working barn perched atop the namesake hill of Hillcrest Farm, this building was converted to serve the arts in 1956. A grand set of windows was installed to make the large interior suitable for visual artists, bringing in abundant natural light from the north. The addition of a screened porch and accessible entrance ramp…

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