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Sati Zech

Artist Residency Season: 
2009-10
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Jun 5 2010 - Jun 26 2010
On Exhibit: 
Jun 5 2010 - Jul 31 2010
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Sati Zech
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Born in 1958 in Southern Germany, Berlin-based painter Sati Zech attended the Berlin University of Fine Arts from 1982-1987, studying sculpture and drawing under Lothar Fischer. For nearly a decade, Zech lectured at the Academy for Fine Arts in Marrakesh and also taught at the Weissensee School of Fine Arts in Berlin.

Although technically referred to as paintings, the works in her vibrant series titled Bollenarbeit—a reference to the vineyard-covered hills and low mountains found in the region where Zech was born—float between paintings, drawings, and sculptures. While the sumptuous displays of thick, bright red mounds of paint applied on naked strips of linen are visually arresting, it is the process Zech employs to create these cloth fields of intense color concentration that is most remarkable.

After tearing apart sheets of canvas, Zech assembles the strips—unraveled edges and all—in horizontal and vertical rows. Sometimes overlapping them, she joins the rows with white archival glue, bits of puttylike plaster and thread before or after applying viscous domes and dots of red paint across the cloth’s surface. The result evokes a pleasantly tattered collage, its crimson fingerprint-like shapes spreading like landscape across the sheet’s ragged lines and seams.

While the acts of layering, tearing, gluing and sewing produce works that are reminiscent of domestic handicraft, and the scarlet mounds of paint hint at historically ritualistic mark-making, Zech’s dynamic creations defy category. They inhabit a world of their own.

Zech has won various scholarships and awards, the most recent being the Franz Joseph Speigler Prize in 2009. She also participated in a Yaddo Residency in April 2009. Zech made her stateside debut in 2008 at Howard Scott Gallery in New York City but has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows, as well as art fairs, in cities such as Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Salzburg, Zurich and Bilbao since 1985.

Works: 
Solo Exhibitions
2009
art Karlsruhe, Germany

Gallery Ohse, Bremen, Germany

Gallery Wohlhueter, Leibertingen, Germany

Howard Scott Gallery, New York, NY
2008
Howard Scott Gallery, New York, NY

Kallmann Museum, Munich, Germany

art Karlsruhe, Germany

Art Association Marburg, Germany

Art Association Würzburg, Germany

Red Dot Art Fair, Miami, FL
2007
Hall of Art, Wil, Switzerland

art Karlsruhe, Germany

art Seoul, Korea

Art Association Tuttlingen, Germany

Art Association Eislingen, Germany

Municipal Gallery Donzdorf, Germany

Gallery art Felchlin, Schwyz and Zürich, Switzerland

art Zürich, Gallery ArtFelchlin, Switzerland

Red Dot Art Fair, Miami, FL

Gallery Berlin, Germany

Gallery Tobias Schrade, Ulm, Germany
2006
Museum of Contemporary Art, Heidelberg, Germany

Gallery in the Tower, Berlin, Germany

Gallery Tobias Schrade, Ulm, Germany

Gallery Berlin, Berlin, Germany

art Karlsruhe, Gallery Berlin, Germany

Gallery Wohlhueter, Leibertingen, Germany
2005
Lothar Fischer Museum, Neumarkt, Germany

art Karlsruhe, Otto Gallery, Munich, Germany

Gallery Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Gallery Tobias Schrade, Ulm, Germany
2004
Gallery Josephski-Neukum, Issing, Germany
2003
Gallery Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Gallery Michael Schlieper, Hagen, Germany

Otto Gallery, Munich, Germany

art Frankfurt, Gallery Berlin, Germany
2002
Center of Contemporary Arts, Offenburg, Germany

Gallery Hartmann und Noe, Berlin, Germany

Gallery Ana Uriarte, Bilbao, Spain

art Cologne, Hartmann und Noe, Berlin, Germany

Gallery Arco, Madrid, Spain
2001
Gallery in the Tulla, Mannheim, Germany
2000
Gallery Otto, Munich, Germany
1999
Künstlerhaus e.V., Göppingen, Germany

Gallery Busse, Worpswede, Germany

Roselius Museum, Worpswede, Germany
1998
Gallery Jesse, Bielefeld, Germany

Gallery parterre, Kunstamt Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany

Gallery Rosi Jäger, Hochheim/Main, Germany

Gallery Hensel, Karlsruhe, Germany
1997
art Cologne, Germany

art Frankfurt, Germany

Gallery Tammen und Busch, Berlin, Germany

Gallery Otto, Munich, Germany

Gallery Busse, Worpswede, Germany

Gallery Tammen & Busch, Berlin, Germany
1996
Gallery Gildewarth, Osnabrück, Germany

Roselius Museum, Worpswede, Germany

Gallery Himmelreich, Magdeburg, Germany
1995
Gallery Gutsch, Berlin, Germany

ACC Gallery, Weimar, Germany
1994
Gallery Baumgarten, Freiburg, Germany

Goethe-Institute Casablanca, Morocco, Africa

Gallery Hofmeister, Massing, Germany

art Cologne, Gallery Gutsch, Berlin, Germany
1993
Gallery Jeroch, Hannover, Germany

Gallery Otto, Munich, Germany
1992
Cordonhaus, Cham, Germany
1991
Gallery Otto, Munich, Germany

Gallery M, Lindau, Germany

Gallery Academia, Salzburg, Austria
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