Grit Richter (born 1977 in Dresden, Germany) is a german artist. She studied at the University of Fine Arts Dresden as well as the Academy of Fine Arts Hamburg, where she graduated in the year 2007 as student of Prof. Norbert Schwontkowski. She creates large format canvas paintings as well as extensive installations combining wall and canvas paintings, sculptures and fabric elements. An important source of inspiration for Grit Richter is experimental electronic music, which influences her to this day.

Grit Richter currently lives and works in Hamburg.

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1977 born in Dresden, Germany
1997 – 1999 studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Dresden
2007 university degree as student of Prof. Norbert Schwontkowski at the Acadamy of Fine Arts Hamburg
2009 – 2010 DAAD travel grant
since 2010 DJ and initiator for underground club events
2012 working grant of Visual Art Hamburg
2015 – 2018 lectureship at University of Applied Sciences Hamburg
2016 nomination for Villa Aurora Fellowship
  project grant by the Cultural Office Hamburg
2020 project grant by Hamburgische Kulturstiftung
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2021 - Interview with Grit Richter about the use of daylight fluorescent colors in her work conducted by Sarah Giering

airbrushing bleaching glazing object priming
acrylic paint canvas daylight fluorescent paint daylight fluorescent pigment denim fabric linseed oil varnish neon tube oil paint paper, indefinite pigment, indefinite


[1] Artist introduction at Galerie Tanja Wanger [LINK] (last accessed November 29, 2021)

[2] Artist biography [LINK] (last accessed November 29, 2021)

Artist website (last accessed November 29, 2021)