Hanns Schimansky


Biography

1949: Born in Bitterfeld, grows up in Stralsund and Rostock

1968-72: Studies agriculture at the University of Rostock, taking up drawing in his spare time (self-taught); attends drawing classes and is largely inspired by Johannes Müller

1972-77: Works as an agricultural engineer. His interest in art is encouraged and furthered by Gerhard Kettner.

1977-80: Wins scholarship for place of study (master class) at the Academy of Arts, East Berlin, under Gerhard Kettner. Now lives and works in Berlin

1985: Winner of the Wilhelm Höpfner Prize of the Winckelmann - Society, Stendal

1990: Awarded fellowship by the Kunstring Folkwang, Essen

1993: Awarded fellowship by the Stiftung Kulturfonds, Berlin

1994: Member of the Deutscher Künstlerbund (Association of German Artists)

1996: Winner of the Graphic Arts Prize of the Dresden Art Fair

1996-97: Awarded fellowship by the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris

1997: Member of the Academy of Arts, Berlin

seit 1998: Appointed professor at the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee (Berlin Art College)

2001: Winner of the Felix Hollenberg Prize for Etching, Albstadt

Solo Exhibitions

(Selection)
1985: Stendal, Winckelmann-Museum
1986: Ahrenshoop, Bunte Stube Berlin, Galerie Mitte
1989: Berlin, Galerie Rotunde
1990: Berlin, Neue Nationalgalerie Dresden, Galerie Mitte
1991: Essen, Museum Folkwang. Städtische Galerie
1994: Leverkusen, Städtisches Museum Leverkusen,
Schloß Morsbroich: Retrospektive der Zeichnungen
Reutlingen, Hans-Thoma-Gesellschaft,
Städtisches Museum Spendhaus
1995: Berlin, Galerie Inga Kondeyne Berlin,
Brecht-Haus Weißensee
Bremen, Galerie Bismarck
1996: Berlin, Galerie Franck + Schulte
1998: München, Barbara Gross Galerie Hannover,
Sprengel Museum
Berlin, Akademie der Künste
Ystad (Schweden), Ystads Konstmuseum
1999: Friedrichshafen, Kunstverein
2000: Berlin, Galerie Inga Kondeyne
Neuchâtel (Schweiz),
Musée d Art et d Histoire: la ligne qui pense
2001: Rostock, Kunsthalle: Zeichnungen
1972-2001: Albstadt, Galerie Albstadt, Städtische
Kunstsammlungen
2002: Bremen, Galerie Bismarck
2003: Berlin, Galerie Inga Kondeyne
Karlsruhe, Staatliche Kunsthalle
Zell am See (Österreich)
Galerie Zell am See
Schloß Rosenberg
2004: Hamburg, Dörrie / Priess
Amsterdam, Galerie ESPACE