Maria Lassning was born in Carinthia in 1919, she died in Vienna in 2014. The artist studied at the Fine Arts Academy of the French Capital and she also lived in Paris and New York. She returned to her home country in 1980 and she became the he first woman professor of painting in the German-speaking countries.

Maria Lassnig worked with painting, sculpture, animated film, and major graphic output; her work was on display at Documenta in Kassel in 1982 and in 1997. She represented Austria at the Venice Biennale in 1980.

Maria Lassnig
Maria Lassnig
Carinthia, 1919 – 2014

Past Exhibitions

Material Actions

Hauser & Wirth St. Moritz
07/07/2019 — 08/09/2019

Maria Lassnig: Ways of Being

Stedelijk 06/04/2019 — 11/08/2019

A New Spirit Then, A New Spirit Now, 1981-2018

Almine Rech Gallery London
02/10/2018 — 17/11/2018

The World on Paper

27/09/2018 — 07/01/2019

Maria Lassnig: Dialogues

Kunstmuseum Basel
12/05/2018 — 26/08/2018

Solo Shows

Kunstmuseum Basel Neubau, Basel
Fundação Arpad Szenes – Vieira da Silva, “Seeing is not as important as sensing”, Lisbon, Portugal
National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic (Travelling Exhibition)
National Gallery, “My Animation is an Art form. Maria Lassnig, a Filmmaker”, Prague, Czech Republic
Kunstmuseum, “Dialogues”, Basel, Switzerland
Museion, “Body Check. Maria Lassnig – Martin Kippenberger”, Bolzano, Italy

Barbara Gross Galerie, “Maria Lassnig. Body Awareness: Prints from New York”, Munich, Germany
National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic (Travelling Exhibition)
Zacheta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland (Travelling Exhibition)
Municipial Gallery of Athens, “Maria Lassnig. The Future is Invented with Fragments from the Past”, Athens, Greece
Metro Pictures, “Sputterances” New York NY
Albertina, “Maria Lassnig – Dialogues”, Vienna, Austria
Hauser & Wirth, ‘Maria Lassnig. A Painting Survey, 1950 – 2007’, London, England

Kunsten Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg, Denmark (Travelling Exhibition)
Petzel Gallery, “Woman Power: Maria Lassnig in New York 1968 – 1980”, New York NY
Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, England (Travelling Exhibition)

Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain

Museum of Modern Art PS1, New York NY

Museum Ludwig, “In the Mirror of Possibilities. Watercolours and Drawings from 1947 to Today”, Cologne, Germany
Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, “The Ninth Decade”, Vienna, Austria

Kunsthaus Zürich, “Verschiedene Arten zu sein”, Zurich, Switzerland (Travelling Exhibition)

Städtisches Museum Leverkusen, “Zeichnungen und Aquarelle 1946-1995”, Leverkusen, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)

Kunstmuseum Bern, “Zeichnungen und Aquarelle 1946-1995”, Berne, Switzerland (Travelling Exhibition)
Centre Georges Pompidou, “Dessings et Aquarelles / Zeichnungen und Aquarelle 1946-1995”, Paris, France (Travelling Exhibition)

La Biennale di Venezia, “XXXIX Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte” Austrian Pavillon, Venice, Italy

Galerie Kleinmayr, “Maria Lassnig”, Klagenfurt, Austria


Group Shows

Kunsthaus Zug, ‘Komödie des Daseins. Kunst und Humor von der Antike bis heute’, Zug, Switzerland

Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art, ‘Aesthetics of Change. 150 Years of the University of Applied Arts’, Vienna, Austria
Werner Berg Museum, ‘Wege zum Bildwerk – Heimo Kuchling zum 100. Geburtstag’, Bleiburg, Austria
Belvedere, ‘Aging Pride’, Vienna, Austria
Galerie Krinzinger, ‘ICON’, Vienna, Austria
Regional Gallery in Liberec, ‘Giacometti, Picasso and Chirico’, Liberec, Czech Republic
Albertina, ‘LOOK! New Acquisitions’, Vienna, Austria
Kustraum Am Schauplatz / Office World Exhibition, ‘Works on Paper’, Vienna, Austria
MMKK – Museum Moderner Kunst Kärnten, ‘Fokus sammlung 05. STILL LIFE’, Klagenfurt, Austria
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau München, ‘Mentally Yellow. High Noon. The KiCo Collection’, Munich, Germany
Gallery Konzett, ‘Austrian Masters’, Vienna, Austria
MMKK – Museum Moderner Kunst Kärnten, ‘Fokus sammlung. MEISTERWERKE’, Klagenfurt, Austria

Kunstmuseum Appenzell, “WUNDE®N”, Appenzell, Switzerland
Contemporary Fine Arts, “Don’t Look Back”, Berlin, Germany
Haus der Kunst, “Postwar: Art Between the Pacific and the Atlantic”, 1945 – 1965, Munich, Germany

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Carinthia Country of birth: Austria Date of birth: 1919 – 2014
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