Priska Riedl works in her art practice as an independent studio artist. She is a tenured professor at the Art University in Linz, Austria where she teaches textile art and design. She has been expanding her artistic career since the middle 1980’s.In her work she is investigating the areas of two dimensional art and sculpture. The context of her view of the human body its spatial relation context, site specific works as well as art with an environmental content.
The dominating elements she employes are textile, paper or latex, each being used as the material in and of them self or as conveyer for her iconography. The narrative in her practice focuses on temporal, historical, social and cultural themes as well as the investigation of societal and gender issues. She has been exhibiting her work nationally and internationally.
Since 2012 Riedl has been director for ‘ art space on display ‘ , a creative space dedicated to the production and presentation of art, which is housed in a former storefront with large display windows that protrude out of the front of the building.The concept of this street level space is as a room immediately ready for temporary artistic interventions. The architectural distinctiveness of the ‘ display ‘ area – the outwardly tilted glass window – in juxtaposition to the interior art space invites ideas and artistic interference.
Born in Schärding am Inn, Austria
Awards and Honors:
|2000||Scholarship and Residency ,’unique sign – unique location‘, International Workshop for Fine Arts of the Cultural City Network Graz at Mostar / BHI|
|1999||Art Competition – 2nd Prize Brauunion Austria AG|
|1997||Art Stipend , Talent Promotion for Fine Arts of the County of Upper Austria|
|1994||Study Program at Summer Academy Salzburg, Austria, Paper Sculpture with Andreas von Weizsäcker|
|1981 – 86||Art Academy for Art and Industrial Design, Textile Arts Linz, Austria|
|1979 – 86||Apprentice and freelance Collaborator at Tapestry Atelier of the Institute for Artistic Textile Design, Linz, Austria|
Lectures and Teaching:
|2000 – to date||Professor at Art University Linz, Department textile.art.design. Linz, Austria|
|1988 – 2000||Lecturer and Assistant at Art University Department Textile/Art &Design.
|1986 – 87||Culture Collective Stadtwerkstatt, Director of Silk Screen Studio, Linz, Austria|
|1981||Collaboration and organization: International Exhibition ‘ textileart 81’ Linz, Austria|
|2000||International Workshop for Fine Arts / Cultural City Network, Graz at Mostar / BIH|
|2000||Guest Studio of Cultural City Network, Graz , Austria|
|1984||Work Stay in New York City / USA|
|2010 to date||Member of IAPMA ( Intern. Assoc. of Hand Papermakers & Paper Artists )|
|2000 to date||Member of MAERZ Artist Collaborative, Linz, Austria|
|1979-94||Member Institute for Artistic Textile Design, Linz, Austria|
|2016||Curation of exhibition series at artspace on display – ’in between paper – transcycling artpieces go on display‘, Linz , Austria|
|2015||Curation of exhibition series at artspace on display – ’Geschichten in Papier – drei Vitrinenstücke‘, Linz , Austria|
|2012||Creative application of the Art Space Priska Riedl at ‘ artspace on display ‘ in Linz , Austria|
|Since 1986||Artist at Priska Riedl Studio, Linz , Austria|