TEXT AND TEXTURE SERIES
LIGHTS AND SHADOWS SERIES
CLEMENS FRISCHENSCHLAGER (b. 1970 in Austria) lives and works in New York.
An abstract minimalist, Clemens Frischenschlager graduated from the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts and decided to move to New York, joining the artistic community in Williamsburg.
Believing in light and texture and the interplay of the two, Frischenschlager’s works are part of a fascinating journey to understand what makes art and what visual interplay there can be between art and the world. In his recent series Text and Texture, he integrates text into his work to explore how consumers absorb and interpret information in today's media-rich environment.
Frischenschlager has exhibited widely including his giant tapestry, Fire Oven (2008) at the Palais Liechtenstein; his acrylic works at Galerie DECK, Stuttgart, Galerie Andreas Engler and even more permanently at the European Headquarters of the Anti-Defamation League (through the The Ronald S. Lauder Foundation).
He has won various awards including the Theodor Körner Prize (1996), the National Endowment for the Arts and Sciences for Austria (1995, the Master Class Award (Meisterschulpreis) at Academy of Fine Arts, (Vienna, 1994) and theFirst Prize and Scholarship from the Karl Anton Wolf Foundation (Vienna, 1991), the Golden Füger Medal, Academy of Fine Arts (Vienna, 1990) and the Silver Füger at the same academy.
1970 Born in Salzburg, Austria
1995 MFA with honors, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria
1995 Move to New York. Lives and works in Brooklyn.
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & INSTALLATIONS
2015 SCOPE Miami Beach, Alternative Art Collections
Espace Cinko, Gan Yishu, Paris, France, group exhibition
2011 Salzburg Museum, Austria, Collected for Salzburg: New Acquisitions at Salzburg Museum from 2000 to 2010, museum exhibition
2009 Brooklyn Waterfront Studio Series, New York, Lights and Shadows, solo exhibition
2008 Palais Liechtenstein, Vienna, Austria, permanent installation of Fire Oven (tapestry)
2007 Galerie DECK, Stuttgart, Germany, traveling exhibition: Papiertiger
2006 Galerie Andreas Engler, Berlin, Germany, traveling exhibition: Papiertiger
2004 Palais Liechtenstein, Vienna, Austria, permanent installation of painting Three
2002 Institute for an Open Society (IOGE), Vienna, Austria, permanent installation
1999 European Headquarters of the Anti-Defamation League (The Ronald S. Lauder Foundation), Vienna, Austria, permanent installation
1998 Sugarburgh Art Space, New York, artists consortium, curated and exhibited
1995 Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria, Masters Thesis Exhibition
1994 Bank Austria Creditanstalt, Vienna, Austria, solo exhibition
1994 Asea Brown Boveri (ABB), Vienna, Austria
1993 Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria, Meisterschulausstellung (Annual Juried Exhibition)
1991 Stiftsgallerie Herzogenburg, Austria
AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS
1996 Theodor Körner Prize – National Endowment for the Arts and Sciences, Austria
1995 Master Class Award (Meisterschulpreis), Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria
1994 First Prize and Scholarship from the Karl Anton Wolf Foundation, Vienna
1991 Golden Füger Medal, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
1990 Silver Füger Medal, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
SELECTED MUSEUM & CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
Salzburg Museum, Austria, Asea Brown Boveri (ABB), Vienna, Austria, Dorda Brugger Jordis, Vienna, Austria, Kier & Partner Management Consulting, Vienna, Austria Smart Technologies (Siemens), Vienna, Austria
PRESS & BIBLIOGRAPHY
Das Salzburg Museum 2000 bis 2010- Daten, Fakten, Neuerwerbungen, exhibition catalog, 2011, p. 146
Liga, Das Magazin der Österreichischen Liga für Menschenrechte, May 2011, p.24
Sonnendeck, Stuttgarter Kunstnotizen, volume 46, April 2007
Galeries d'art contemporain berlinoises, PARISart, August 2006
Papiertiger, Die Welt, Berliner Kunstmarkt, August 2006
No Gun Shots Heard As Yet & Conveyance by Alan Lockwood, Non Serviam Press, 1999, ill. p. 9
Williamsburg Artist Studio Tours with the 92nd Street Y for Good Day New York, Fox 5 News, June 25, 1998
Williamsburg Artists, Interview, ARTE TV, July 1998
Annual Catalog, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, June 1995
To Be Continued, The Works of 77 Students of the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna,
interactive catalog on CD-ROM, Metis Multimedia, June 1995