Betty Rieckmann

Painting with light is Betty Rieckmann’s mantra. In the works of the series „a morphing Frank Stella“ she uses the possibilities of light to take the idea of Frank Stella’s concentric squares paintings further: she transforms the colors of the canvas into light, setting the painting’s static color effects into motion. The light is continually altered at random, generating a limitless number of color and spatial combinations.
Born 1986 in Palo Alto, California, USA, lives and works in Karlsruhe.
Collections: Sigfried Grauwinkel, Berlin; Energie Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe; Ritter Sport; Credit Suisse Bank.

Born 1986 in Palo Alto, USA. Lives and works in Karlsruhe.

2011

Diploma at the Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe

2014

BA in Lighting-Design at HAWK Hildesheim


Prizes & Grants

2022Project funding of the City of Karlsruhe
2021Scholarship of the Ministry of Art and Culture Baden-Württemberg
2020UNESCO City of Media Arts Karlsruhe
2017

Offenburger Förderpreiskreis 2. Place

2016

Andre Evard Prize Kunsthalle Messer, Riegel

2015

Top 10 by Warsteiner Blooom Awards
Sponsorship exhibition EnBW Karlsruhe

2014

Visitors prize at Museum Modern Arts Hünfeld


Collections

Günther Tetzner, Timon Baugruppe, Ettlingen
Credit Suisse Bank, Frankfurt
EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg, Karlsruhe
Museum Ritter - Collection Marli Hoppe-Ritter, Waldenbuch
Collection Würth
Collection Siegfried Grauwinkel, Berlin
Natus GmbH, Trier
Schufa Holding AG, Wiesbaden

Solo exhibitions (selection)

2021I came from space, AUTOMAT Artspace, Saarbrücken
2020Light Signs, ZKM Karlsruhe, location central station Karlsruhe, platform 3 and entry Kulturzentrum
Tempel, Hardtstraße 39
2019Betty Rieckmann - Farbräume, Galerie Nanna Preußners, Hamburg
Diffuser Schein, Schloss Agathenburg, Stade
2017

lucid dreams, DA Gravenhort Hörstel, Gravnhort Hörstel

2016

Art 10, Gegenüber, Pförtnerhäußchen am Alten Schlachthof, Karlsruhe

2015

Art 10, Gegenüber, Pförtnerhäußchen am Alten Schlachthof,  Karlsruhe

2014

chromatic works, Fettschmelze, Karlsruhe, SE


Group exhibition (selection)

2021

Licht!, Kunststation Kleinsassen
vign`art, Landart in Brugny-Vaudancourt, France
Art in Crisis, Lachenmann Art, Frankfurt

2020Seasons of Media Arts, Karslruhe
2019

7 Rooms, Städtische Galerie Offenburg
Phase 0, Karlsruhe
small matters, Galerie Nanna Preußners, Hamburg

2017

Dark, Arnsberg
schwein gehabt, Alter Schlachthof, Karlsruhe
Open Codes ZKM, Karlsruhe

2016

André Evard Preis Ausstellung, Messmer Kunstkalle, Riegel
Luminale Frankfurt, Dreikönigskirche
Socha à Objekt XXI, Bratislava
If wishes were fishes, LaVallée, Brussels
Spazio COMEL Arte Contemporanea, Latina
Für die Kunst! 20 Jahre Ateliereinblicke bei der EnBW, Karlsruhe
sechs im salon, Karlsruhe

2015

light tourists, Luis Leu, Karlsruhe
schwein gehabt, Alter Schlachthof, Karlsruhe
light trees Schlosspark KA300, Karlsruhe
5. Platine-Festival, Köln
taming the light-Lichtinstallationen, KunstHaus Potsdam, Potsdam

2014

Kunst Total, Museum Modern Art, Hünfeld

2013

schwein gehabt, Alter Schlachthof, Karlsruhe
lollipop worlds and life inside an armadillo, Light Move Festival, Lodz