Waltraud Munz (Dreieich)
Waltraud Munz works conceptually and in groups of works.
These are indoor and outdoor grass-installations, working with mirror materials and iridescent films and foils and other ephemeral materials, tons of stones, strained tapes, which convert a two-dimensional sketch of a territory into a three-dimensional space installation. The idea always determines the material she is using. All works are based on the fascination of the bird's perspective.
All her works are based on the relationship between science and art, especially cartography and art. She also is inspired by biological phenomena and their implementation in a new artistic and philosophical language, which premises are awareness and transformation.
The Ikarian view, which leads to a cluster from the overview. White spots in cartography - desirable utopias of undiscovered continents - and flowing boundaries. Reading maps alike scores of New Music. Creating a resonance room. And always again: INTO THE OPEN!
1949 born in Schwäbisch Gmünd (Germany). Lives and works near Frankfurt / Main
Education: History of Art and Philosophy at the University of Stuttgart. Painting and Drawing at Freie Kunstschule Stuttgart, Staatl. Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe and Staatl. Hochschule für Bildende Künste Frankfurt/Main (Städelschule).
She is working since 1980 as an artist and sometimes also as a curator.
She has exhibited her work internationally in galleries and museums, including China, South Korea, France, Norway, Egypt, Poland, Slovenia, USA, the Czech Republic and Germany. She has been the recipient of numerous awards, grants and scholarships. Besides painting and sculptural objects, she also developed Land Art-Projects. Large site-specific installations in the interior and exterior space. She was invited to several international Land-Art-Symposiums.