Biography

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.

CV

2018
MFA Studio Art (Combined Media) at Hunter College, New York City, USA
2017
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
1984
born in Regensburg, Germany
Lives and works in Munich, Germany and New York City, USA

Solo Exhibitions

2019
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
2017
Another world is possible, zumikon und edel extra, Nuremberg, Germany
 
Reagens, Lothringer13, Munich, Germany
2016
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
2014
Draußen im Dunkel (with Vesna Bursich) Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Regensburg, Germany
 
Home away from home, Akademiegalerie, Munich, Germany

Group Exhibitions and Projects

2019
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
2018
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
2017
Jahresgaben (Kitti & Joy), Kunstverein Munich, Germany
2017 – 2018
Salon der Gegenwart, Hamburg, Germany
2017
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
2016
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
2015
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
2014
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
2013
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

2018
Debütantenförderung des Freistaates Bayern, (Kitti & Joy), Munich, Germany
2017
Projektförderung, Emilie Porzer’sche Stiftung
 
Projektförderung, Steiner Stiftung
2016
Bayerisches Atelierförderprogramm für bildende Künstlerinnen und Künstler
 
LFA Förderbank, Kunstkalender
 
Meisterschülerin
 
Jubiläumsstipendium, AdBK München, (Kitti & Joy)
 
Atelierförderung, Fondara Immobilien AG, Steiner Stiftung und Akademieverein
 
Förderung für Kitti & Joy invite friends, Akademieverein (Kitti & Joy), Munich, Germany
2015
Komödie der Vereinfachung, LfA Katalogförderung
2013
Kunst.preis 13, Regensburg, Germany