The artistic work of Johanna Strobel is very versatile in the choice of her means of expression. Within an exciting play of light and shadow, the focus is often on objects of our banal life, which are elevated to the protagonists of her paintings. They dissolve in the surrounding black and show her idiosyncratic gaze on the daily lives.


MFA Studio Art (Combined Media) at Hunter College, New York City, USA
Diploma of the Academy of Fine Arts at Prof. Gregor Hildebrandt
2010 – 2017
Academy of Fine Arts Munich, Studies in Painting at Prof. Gerhard Merz, Prof. Anke Doberauer and Prof. Gregor Hildebrandt, studies of media art at Prof. Klaus vom Bruch, Munich, Germany
2007 – 2009
University Regensburg, Studies in Science of Information / Art and Aesthetic Education (B.A.), Bachelor of Arts, Regensburg, Germany
2004 – 2010
University Regensburg, Studies in Mathematics / Art, 1. state examination, Regensburg, Germany
born in Regensburg, Germany
Lives and works in Munich, Germany and New York City, USA

Solo Exhibitions

No Method, Yarc Gallery und Miro Center, Gwangju, South Korea
IN TURN IN, Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Regensburg, Germany
ON HOLD ON, Städtische Galerie im Cordonhaus, Cham, Germany
Another world is possible, zumikon und edel extra, Nuremberg, Germany
Reagens, Lothringer13, Munich, Germany
Tender is the night, Galerie Christine Mayer, Munich, Germany
Cosmic Latte, Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Regensburg, Germany
Somewhere it’s still last night, A.O2_49 – Studio Gregor Hildebrandt, AdBK Munich, Germany
Draußen im Dunkel (with Vesna Bursich) Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Regensburg, Germany
Home away from home, Akademiegalerie, Munich, Germany

Group Exhibitions and Projects

Mostly Fine Adults, Pfizer Building, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Wiedersehen, Kunstarkaden, Munich, Germany
3 a.m. GALLERY, 866 UN Plaza, New York, USA
Subpoena, Parsol Projects, New York City, USA
Jahresgaben, Kunstverein Munich, Germany
Act I, Scene II, 2nd Floor Gallery, 205 Hudson Street, New York, USA
New York Art Book Fair, Printed Matter, MoMA PS1, New York, USA
The Bogart Salon, 56 Bogart Street, New York, USA
Kombi 6, Bethanien, Berlin
Aufbruch, Wurlitzer Pied a Terre Collection, Berlin, Germany
Debutant Exhibition of the Artist Union Munich (BBK) (Kitti & Joy), Galerie der Künstler, Munich, Germany
Kunst für Kinder (Public Art fpr Children), Research Project for Quivid - The Art in Public Space Program of the City of Munich, Germany
Jahresgaben (Kitti & Joy), Kunstverein Munich, Germany
2017 – 2018
Salon der Gegenwart, Hamburg, Germany
Upstream!east, easy!upstream (Kitti & Joy), Munich, Germany
Diplomausstellung Hello Babies, Kantine und H-series, Klasse Gregor Hildebrandt, AdBK Munich, Germany
Reflektor M Dinner, Kiosk, (Kitti & Joy), Munich, Germany
Encounter Counter, Karl-Marx-Ring 7, (Kitti & Joy), Munich, Germany
Fors Fortuna, Performance, upstream!east, (Kitti & Joy), Munich, Germany
Reagens, Lothringer13, Munich, Germany
Sea, Sex and Sun, Galerie Christine Mayer, (Kitti & Joy), Munich, Germany
Tacker, Galerie der Künstler, (Kitti & Joy), Munich, Germany
Zimmer frei, Künstlerausstellung im Hotel Mariandl, Munich, Germany
Cosmic latte, Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Regensburg, Germany
Somewhere it’s still last night, A.O2_49 – Atelier Gregor Hildebrandt, AdBK Munich, Germany
Otherland Support für Single, D 2015 (Bonny/Wissel), NAK, (Kitti & Joy), Aachen, Germany
Kitti & Joy invite friends, Kösk, (Kitti & Joy), Munich, Germany
Tender is the night, Galerie Christine Mayer, Munich, Germany
Annual exhibition at Kunstverein Rosenheim, Germany
Junge Kunst, Künstlerhaus Marktoberdorf, Germany
Karl & Faber Preis 2016, (Kitti & Joy), Munich, Germany
Schlechte Entscheidungen, Kunstarkaden, (Kitti & Joy), Munich, Germany
Machinery, easy!upstream, (Kitti & Joy), Munich, Germany
Dance Dance Revolution, Hall of Mental Cultivation, (Kitti & Joy), Munich, Germany
Fortune Favors Future Jitti & Koy morph edition, artist book for 100 for 10, (Kitti & Joy), Munich, Germany
1 life up, Kunsthalle, (Kitti & Joy), Regensburg, Germany
Jahrhundertgaben, Weltraum, (Kitti & Joy), Munich, Germany
Train&Gain with Kitti & Joy, AkademieGalerie, (Kitti & Joy), Munich, Germany
Recommended by, easy!upstream, (Kitti & Joy), Munich, Germany
Annual exhibition at Kunstverein Rosenheim, Rosenheim, Germany
Fookbair, Alternative Buchmesse Frankfurt (Kitti & Joy), Frankfurt, Germany
Kamp Kaya, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria
Forevermore, 2015, Performative Intervention, Kunstverein, (Kitti & Joy), Munich, Germany
Stadt der Frauen - ein Kongress im Rahmen der Münchner Opernfestspiele, Munich, Germany
Kerstin Brätsch + Mount Trailer, August-Macke-Preis 2014, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg, Germany
Munich Contemporary Art, Aki Gallery, Taipeh, Taiwan
Home, Galerie MZ, Augsburg, Germany
Komödie der Vereinfachungen (catalogue), Kunstarkaden, Munich, Germany
draußen im dunkel, Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Regensburg, Germany
home away from home, AkademieGalerie, Munich, Germany
Arte Laguna Prize, Finalist Exhibition (catalogue), Nappe Arsenale, Venice, Italy
Flora, Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Regensburg, Germany
Celeste Prize, Finalist Exhibition (catalogue), Ex-Bibli Art Center, Rome, Italy

Public Collections

Städtische Galerie im Leeren Beutel, Regensburg, Germany
Kunstsammlung der Universität Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany

Prizes and Awards

Debütantenförderung des Freistaates Bayern, (Kitti & Joy), Munich, Germany
Projektförderung, Emilie Porzer’sche Stiftung
Projektförderung, Steiner Stiftung
Bayerisches Atelierförderprogramm für bildende Künstlerinnen und Künstler
LFA Förderbank, Kunstkalender
Jubiläumsstipendium, AdBK München, (Kitti & Joy)
Atelierförderung, Fondara Immobilien AG, Steiner Stiftung und Akademieverein
Förderung für Kitti & Joy invite friends, Akademieverein (Kitti & Joy), Munich, Germany
Komödie der Vereinfachung, LfA Katalogförderung
Kunst.preis 13, Regensburg, Germany