Contact

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hello@LenaKeller.com
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Approach
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With reference to the classical genre of landscape painting, I develop my works from manipulated photographic imagery that often revolves around longing for and alienation from natural habitats.
In this context, I am interested in questions concerning our perception and how we are affected by the digitally shaped environments surrounding us. In my paintings (oil paint on cotton using a brush), representational depictions combine with allegedly virtual influences, resulting in a pictorial reality of their own.




About
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Lena Keller is a painter born in Heidelberg, Germany. She lives and works near München. Keller attended Akademie der Bildenden Künste München and graduated from the class of Karin Kneffel with an honours degree in fine art in 2022 (Meisterschülerin). Her work has been featured in institutional exhibitions and international galleries such as the Museum Pinakothek der Moderne München, Galerie Sabine Bayasli Paris, Galerie Heckenhauer München, Galerie Noah Augsburg, Positions Art Fair Berlin.

Lena Keller is represented in the public collections of Kunstsammlung des Deutschen Bundestages Berlin and Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München. She has been awarded the 2022 Karl-Trautmann-Prize by Kester-Haeusler-Stiftung and holds a postgraduate scholarship of the Bavarian State Government within the program “Junge Kunst und neue Wege“.

Recent and notable exhibitions include Kellers solo show at Galerie Sabine Bayasli Paris in October 2022, as well as at Galerie 68projects Berlin in September 2023, and a group show at the Museum Fürstenfeldbruck in April 2023.







Education

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2016 – 2022 Fine Arts (Diploma)
Akademie der Bildenden Künste München

2021 Meisterschülerin, class Prof. Karin Kneffel
Akademie der Bildenden Künste München

2005 Mediadesign (Bachelor)
DHBW Ravensburg and Open University London 


Collections

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Sammlung des Deutschen Bundestages, Berlin
Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, München


Grants

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Kester-Haeusler-Stiftung “Karl Trautmann Preis 2022”
Stipendium d. Freistaat Bayern “Junge Kunst und neue Wege”


Soloshows

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2022
Passages, Galerie Sabine Bayasli, Paris

2020
Everland, Galerie Heckenhauer, München


Groupshows / fairs

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2022
small matters, Kunsthaus Marthashofen, Grafrath
Karl Trautmann Preis, Haus 10, Fürstenfeldbruck
Fading Sights, ADBK München

2021
cling together swing together, Galerie Noah Augsburg
Positions, Art fair Berlin with Galerie Heckenhauer
The call of the wild, Galerie Bayasli, Paris
Bei geöffnetem Fenster, ADBK München
In Bewegung, Haus 10, Fürstenfeldbruck
Postponed, Neue Galerie Landshut

2020
Boxenstop2, Museum Pinakothek der Moderne, München
PaperPositions, Art fair, Berlin
auf Sicht, Kunstraum Harbeck, Puchheim
Debütanten, Künstlervereinigung Fürstenfeldbruck
pale blue dot, Weltraum, München
pale blue dot, Schaufenster Münchner Stadtmuseum
off the cuff, Kunst66, München
Winter, Kulturraum Grafrath

2019
Wandlungen, Altes Gefängnis, Kulturverein Freising
Kreiskulturtage, Künstlervereinigung Fürstenfeldbruck
Jahresausstellung Akademie, ADBK München
Open End, Kath. Akademie in Bayern, München

2018
Beste Aussichten, Kloster Schlehdorf Kochelsee
EndeNeu, Optimolwerke München
Jahresausstellung Akademie, ADBK München

2017
WandTafel A57, Kunsthaus Marthashofen, Grafrath
Jahresausstellung Akademie, ADBK München


Bibliography

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Karl Trautmann Preis, Catalogue, Kester-Haeusler Stiftung
Everland, Catalogue, Galerie Heckenhauer
Paperpositions Berlin, Catalogue, Positions Berlin GmbH
Open End, Catalogue, Kath. Akademie in Bayern
Boxenstop2, Catalogue, Staatl. Graphische Sammlung München






Galleries

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Galerie Sabine Bayasli
99 Rue du Temple, 75003 Paris, France
︎GalerieSabineBayasli.com

68projects
Fasanenstr. 68 | 10719 Berlin, Germany
︎68projects.com