Biography Priska Riedl

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 Linz, Austria
1988 – 2000 Lecturer and Assistant at Art University Department Textile/Art &Design. Linz, Austria
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