udo nöger

 

biographical notes 

 

 

1961         

Nöger was born on 9 April 1961 in Enger, Westfalia, Germany.

 

1980-83

Auditor at the Fachhochschule Bielefeld für Malerei (specialist college of painting).

Since 2014 woking out of studio in CA and FL.

 

1980

First exhibition at Galerie Schönefeld in Bielefeld, first studio in Jöllenbeck near Bielefeld. (murals in municipal institutions in the Bielefeld area)

 

1984

Set up of a studio in Freiburg/Breisgau. journey of several months to the Caribbean, spending time in Guadeloupe and Dominica.

 

1985

6 months' trip to the South Seas; stayed on Tahiti, Marquesas Islands and Easter Island. Studio in Spain, Cadaqués.

This period produced his first works on paper for the South Seas series.

 

1986

Several months working in Schloss Willebadessen/sculpture park with subsequent exhibition in Schloss Willebadessen.

 

1987

Move to Paderborn.

Got to know the collectors and later friends Martin and Matthias Nixdorf, who bought most of the works from the Rongo-Rongo phase of the South Sea pictures. This paved the way for exhibitions in Munich, Rotterdam and London.

 

1989

Additional studio in West Berlin. Exhibition in the Galerie van Alom, Berlin.

 

1990

First trip to the USA; working period in Denver, Colorado, also studio in Paderborn, first exhibition in Denver, USA.

 

1992

Studio in Brooklyn, New York

expressive work phase with subsequent exhibitions, "Reaches", in New York, Atlanta and Los Angeles.

 

from 1993

Temporary return to Germany, studio in Paderborn at the same time as studio in Denver, Colorado.

Engaged in the work phase "between everything", which produced material-oriented works out of burlap, found wood and metal. He also worked on wood sculptures

 

1994

Stayed in Denver the whole year, where he turned increasingly to abstract painting. Prepared exhibitions for New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Toronto, Atlanta

 

1995

Worked for a while in Germany and Atlanta. This year produced the first works of the transparent phase. Mainly works on paper, which are soaked in mineral oil to create free spaces in the layer underneath

 

from 1996

The Nixdorf family provided him with a studio in Miami, Florida. During the next 2 years he worked in Miami as well as in Paderborn.

 

1996

He applied the paper-working technique to his works on canvas, which become transparent through the same process; he painted the canvases on both sides.

 

1997    

Produced the first works in the phase "Light as a Material".

For the first time, Nöger worked with several canvases mounted behind each other on the stretcher. 

Renewed stay in New York until mid-1998.

 

1998 Mid-1998

return to the Paderborn studio to prepare for exhibitions in Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich and Vienna.

 

1999

Stayed over winter in the Miami studio.

            

2000

In summer 2000, Nöger worked in the Paderborn studio until early November to prepare for a solo show at the Art Cologne. In the same year he took part in an exhibition in the Coninx Museum, Zürich.

Return to Miami in December.

Here he got to know the collector Martin Z. Margulies, who enabled him a two years' working period in his collection (Margulies Warehouse).

 

2001

Exhibition in the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, showing the works of the last ten years.

 

2002

Left Miami and moved into a studio in southern California. This year he worked in San Diego and also in the Paderborn studio.

 

from Mid-2003

Moved to Hawaii onto the island of Maui, remained for 1 year.

 

Summer 2004

Return to Germany, moved into a studio in Cologne. Worked on exhibitions in Düsseldorf, Vienna, Stuttgart, Paris. 

 

Late 2004 

Return to the USA, several months in Miami,

 

2005

Setting up of another studio on Maui in spring,

2005  in order to get back to the roots – to concentrate on nature and paintings what was always the basic and main aspect in his work and to escape the commercial aspect of the art world.

 

2005 - 2011

works mainly on Maui with some excursions to Miami and Germany.

 

2010

in Miami he meets the swiss collector Robert Bovet resulting in an invitational work period in his Chateau Vuillierens at Lake Geneva in the summers of 2011/2012/2013.

 

2011

he shows the main works from his period in Hawaii at the Honolulu Museum of Contemporary Art.

Retrospective at Karl Ernst Osthaus Museum in Hagen , Germany where he shows works from 1990 to 2011.

he starts showing at Grossetti Arte Contemporanea , Milano and Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin

 

2011/2012/2013 summers

at Chateau Vuillierens at Lake Geneva 

 

2014

Purchase of studio in Southern California

 

since 2010

woking out of studio in CA and FL.

In addition to the works on canvas he works on the translucent works on paper as well as on Charcoal works on paper as he did in his early years.

 

selected solo exhibitions

 

2020

Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Singapore

Hilleckes Probst Gallery, Berlin

Galería Álvaro Alcázar, Madrid, Spain

Grossetti Arte Contemporanea, Milano, Italy

Dolby Chatwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

2019

Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York

Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami

Laura Rathe Fine Art, Houston, TX

Hohmann Gallery, Palm Desert, CA

Madison Gallery, San Diego, CA

 

2018

Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco

Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York

Yarger Fine Art , Los Angeles

Brintz Galleries, Palm Beach, FL

Heitsch Gallery, Munich, Germany

Schultz Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

 

2017

Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong

Bentley Gallery , Phoenix, AZ

Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Laura Rathe Fine Art, Dallas / Houston, TX

Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

212 Gallery, Aspen, CO

         

2016

Yarger Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

Callan Contemporary, New Orleans, LO

Madison Gallery, San Diego, CA

Grossetti Arte Contemporanea, Milano, Italy

Brintz Gallery, Palm Beach, FL

 

2015

Weight of Light, Kunsthalle Dresden, German

Innen, Schultz Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

drawings from 2010 - 2015 - Galería Álvaro Alcázar, Madrid, Spain 

Geistlos – Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts , Miami, FL

unconscious paintings - Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

         

2014

Invisible Visible - Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong

Beyond - Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA

water has no figuration - Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

minimal Paintings - Grossetti Arte Contemporanea, Milano, Italy

reduced - 212 Gallery, Aspen, CO

 

2013

be water- Schultz Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

the insight of the painting- Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong

inner surface- Timothy Yarger, Beverly Hills, CA, USA

new works- Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami, FL, USA

Light- Guthrie Contemporary, New Orleans, LA, USA

            

2012

Weight of Light- Grossetti Arte Contemporanea, Milano, Italy 

Licht- Feichtner Gallery, Vienna, Austria

Weight of light- Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Galerie Lausberg, Toronto, Canada

One Man Show at ART MIAMI 2012, Galerie Lausberg, Toronto/Düsseldorf

me water and within- Walker Fine Art, Denver, CO, USA

 

2011

Bilder und Objekte von 1990-2011- Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum, Hagen, Germany 

me water- Museum of Art Honolulu, HI, USA

New paintings- Walker Contemporary, Boston, MA, USA

One Man Show at Art Chicago, IL, Galerie Peithner-Lichtenfels, Vienna

The Weight of Light- Sherry Leedy Contemporary, Kansas City, MO, USA

inner distance- Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami, FL, USA

Innere Ferne - Galerie Lausberg, Düsseldorf, Germany

Gewicht des Lichtes- Galerie Peithner - Lichtenfels, Vienna, Austria

One Man Show at Scope Miami, Galerie Feichtner, Vienna

 

2010

Kleine Inseln- Lukas Feichtner Galerie, Vienna, Austria

Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Galería Álvaro Alcázar, Madrid, Spain 

Light as a Material- Grossetti Arte Contemporanea, Milano, Italy 

Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA, USA

 

2009

Little Islands- Robin Rule Gallery, Denver, CO, USA

new paintings- Gebert Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM, USA

Walker Contemporary, Boston, MA, USA

Little Islands- Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Frankfurt, Germany

 

2008

me water- Morat Institut für Kunst und Kunstwissenschaft, Freiburg, Germany 

recent works - Gebert Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

recent works- Gebert Contemporary, Scottsdale, AZ, USA                       

me water- Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art, Düsseldorf, Germany

Lukas Feichtner Gallery, Vienna, Austria

 

2007

Gebert Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM, USA

me water- Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

me water- Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami, FL, USA

Espaces Transitoires- Galerie Pascal van Hoecke, Paris, France

 

2006

Light as a Material- Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO, USA

Light as a Material- Art & Cultural Center Maui, HI, USA

Light as a Material- Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM, USA

Buschlen-Mowatt Galleries, Palm Desert, CA, USA               

 

2005

Light as a Material- Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO, USA

Light as a Material- Chiaroscuro Gallery, Scottsdale,AZ, USA

New Paintings- Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA

Light as a Material- Robin Rule Gallery, Denver, CO, USA

bewegend - Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami, FL, USA

bewegend- Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art, Düsseldorf, Germany

One Man Show at Art Cologne, Beck & Eggeling, Düsseldorf

bewegend- Lukas Feichtner Galerie, Vienna, Austria

 

2004

Light as a Material - Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM, USA

Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA, USA

Fassbender Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA

Galerie Peter Borchardt, Hamburg, Germany

 

2003 Light as a Material 2- Lowe Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA

Light as a Material 1- Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami, FL, USA

Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA, USA                  

Rule Gallery, Denver, CO, USA

 Light as a Material 1- Galerie Feichtner & Mizrahi, Vienna, Austria   

 

2002

Buschlen-Mowatt Galleries, Palm Desert, CA, USA

riechend- Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA, USA

Fassbender Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA

Jacob Karpio Gallery, San Jose, Costa Rica

 

2001

works 1990 - 2000- Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO, USA

me water- Fassbender Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA

Light as a Material 1 - Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA, USA

white- Artcore Gallery, Toronto, Canada

riechend- Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art, Düsseldorf, Germany 

me water- Galerie Peter Borchardt, Hamburg, Germany

riechend- Kunstverein Lippstadt, Lippstadt,  Germany

 

2000

Jacob Karpio Gallery, San Jose, Costa Rica

Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA, USA

me water- Galerie Feichtner & Mizrahi, Vienna, Austria

Galerie Beck & Eggeling, Leipzig, Germany

Galerie Hänel, Wiesbaden, Germany 

me water- Art Cologne, Galerie Hänel, Cologne, Germany

me water- Art Frankfurt, Galerie Hänel, Frankfurt, Germany

 

1999

Heads and Vessels 2- Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, Peoria, IL, USA

innen- Kunsthalle Bielefeld (Studiengalerie), Bielefeld, Germany   

Heads and Vessels 2- Peyton Wright Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, USA

Eine andere Art von Licht- Galerie Bernd Dürr, Munich, Germany

Zwischenräume- Beck – Eggeling - Schlag, Düsseldorf, Germany 

Zwischenräume- Feichtner & Mizrahi, Vienna, Austria

Zwischenräume - Ruth Sachse, Hamburg, Germany

Zwischenräume- Frank Schlag & Cie., Essen, Germany

 

1998

Paintings and Drawings- Fassbender Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA

Heads and vessels 2- Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA, USA         

Jan Maiden Fine Art, Columbus, OH, USA

Jacob Karpio Gallery, San Jose, Costa Rica         

Heads and Vessels- Galerie Hans-Jürgen Siegert, Basel, Switzerland         

Eine andere Art von Licht- Galerie Hänel, Frankfurt, Germany 

 

1997

Jain Marunouchi Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Heads and Vessels- Peyton Wright Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, USA

Heads and Vessels- Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA, USA

mixed media paintings- Olga Dollar Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA

Bilder- Galerie Maria Sels, Düsseldorf, Germany

 

19969

Galerie Bernd Dürr, Munich, Germany

Galerie van Alom, Berlin, Germany

Heads and vessels- Galerie Hänel, Frankfurt, Germany  

 

1995

with bird- Sherry Frumkin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

with bird- Jain Marunouchi Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Marcia Rafelman Fine Arts, Toronto, Canada

 

1994

Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA, USA

         recent works- Mindy Oh Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA

Neue Arbeiten- Galerie van Alom, Berlin, Germany

Autogen Gallery, Dresden, Germany

 

1993

between everything  - Tamenaga Gallery, New York, NY, USA

between everything- Hypo Bank Foundation, New York, NY, USA

Lowe Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA, USA

between everything- Siegerlandmuseum, Siegen, Germany

Zwischen Papier und Skulptur- Bernd Dürr, Munich, Germany

Galerie van Alom, Berlin, Germany

 

1992

reaches- Jain Marunouchi Gallery, New York, NY, USA 

reaches- Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA, USA

reaches- Lowe Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA         

reaches- Mackey Gallery, Denver, CO, USA

 

1991

Payton Rule Gallery, Denver, CO, USA

reach in the dust- Bernd Dürr, Munich, Germany 

Neue Bilder- van Alom, Berlin, Germany

 

1989

Galerie van Alom, Berlin, Germany

rongo-rongo Südseebilder-Kunstverein Paderborn, Germany 

         

1988

Euro Gallery, London, England

rongo-rongo Südseebilder- Galerie Delta, Rotterdam, Netherlands

rongo-rongo Südseebilder- Bernd Dürr, Munich, Germany

Südseebilder- Galerie Trost, Lippstadt, Germany

 

 

 

art fair participations

 

Arco Madrid · Armory Show New York · Art Basel · Art Basel · Miami Beach · Art Brussels · Art Chicago · Art Cologne  · Art Dubai · Arte Fiera Bologna  · Art Forum Berlin  · Art Frankfurt · Art Miami · Art Moscow · Art San Francisco  · Art Strassbourg  · Art Toronto · Art Zürich · CIGE Beijing · Dresdener Kunstmarkt · Fiac Paris · Guadelajara Art Fair · Kunst Köln · Kunst Wien · Angeles Art Show · maco Mexico City · Palm Beach Contemporary · Pulse London · Pulse Miami · Shanghai Contemporary · ViennAfair

Udo Nöger

kleine Wasser 5, 2020 mixed media 78 x 106 cm