Since the 90s, Geneva-based German artist Uta Richter has worked on topics that deal with the inner driving forces of human nature. Mythological references and expressive female figures are reference points in her paintings.
Uta Richter tries to understand and deconstruct the essential mechanisms of human existence: What helps victory, of what does weakness consist.
1987-1994: Student of the Berlin artist Irmgard Suckau, first in the painting class of the National Museums of Berlin, from 1990 to 1994 worked in Irmgard Suckaus workshop at Chausseestrae
1991-2008: Residences and travel in Grenoble (France), Algeria, India, Havana (Cuba), Vancouver (Canada), Igea (La Rioja, Spain), La Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland), Vietnam, Moscow (Russia), Ksar Ghilane (Tunisia)
1993-present: Individual and group exhibitions
1993-present coached by the art historian Claudia Wasow-Kania, Berlin
1994-1999: Studied theatre, cultural communication and literature at Humboldt-University Berlin, guest student at UdK and Kunsthochschule Weiensee (the two Berlin Art Schools)
2002: Co-founder of the painting workshop at MottattoM and the producers gallery Del Sol(former Artamis Hall 9), Geneva, Switzerland
2003: Birth of son, Eugen
2003-present: Member of the Swiss Visual Artists Society VISARTE (socit des artistes visuels)
2005-present: Co-founder, project coordinator and committee member of the Geneva Artists Federation Act-Art
2007 co-founder of the artists association Affiche Sauvage (Wild Poster)
Works by the artist are in private collections in Germany (Berlin, Hamburg, Neumnster, Kiel, Kln, Gera), Switzerland (Geneva, Meyrin, Sion, Lausanne, Zrich), France (Annonay, Grenoble, Strasbourg, Metz, Cluses), Austria (Vienna), Spain (Madrid), Isral (Tel-Aviv), Cuba (Havana), Argentina (Buenos Aires), Tunisia (Djerba), Canada (Toronto, Vancouver), the UK (London), the USA (New York) and as well in the collection of Humboldt-University of Berlin, the collection of the printing workshop BBK-Druckwerkstatt vom Knstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin and in the poster collection of the Geneva town library.
INDIVIDAL EXHIBITIONS a.o. (C catalogue, P Publication/Press)
1994 Rot wie Vongesternschnee and 1995 Bildnis der Doppelgngerin, Gallery ACUD, Berlin (Gallerist: Claudia Wasow), Germany (P)
1996 Flor roja, Workshop Gallery Ren Portocarrero, Havana, Cuba (P)
2002 Land Escape, Kleine Humboldt Galerie of the Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany (C) (P)
Marianne- Hommage une Fe maudite, Sosnowiec-Katowice, Poland (P)