ARTIST STATEMENT

Maria Mayer is a German based artist who has dedicated herself to textiles. The critical examination of the medium "textile" is as much in the foreground as the reflection of rethinking environment and sustainability. In walk-in installations, the viewer should get the possibility to rethink the textiles so close to us in their purity and with their craft of the immediate resource.

BIOGRAPHY 

Maria Mayer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Textiles from the Burg Giebichenstein University in Germany under Prof. Bettina Göttke-Krogmann.

In her laboratory, she experiments with color and resources from our near environment, analyses traditional dyeing methods to apply this knowledge to her artwork.

The foundations of her work are based on highly professional technical know-how, which she acquired through her basic training as a tailor at the Bavarian State Theater in the power of craftsmanship.

Maria Mayer works and lives in Dießen am Ammersee, Germany

*1991 in Munich 

2018_2020 Birth of daughters Aurora and Amanda

EXHIBITIONS

2022 "Sehnsucht nach dem Sein", Blaues Haus, Dießen am Ammersee 

2020  Dutch Design Week Onlinefestival, Eindhoven, Netherlands

2020  Isola Design District Online, Milano, Italy

2020  Galerie Erik Bausmann, Mainz

2019 „Bio, Kunststoff - oder beides?“, Burg Giebichenstein Halle

2018  Kunststiftung Sachsen-Anhalt, Halle

2013  Pasinger Fabrik, München

AWARDS

2021  Shortlist Beyond Plastic Award

2021  Nominated "Nachwuchsdesign" Bundespreis Ecodesign, Berlin

2020  Nominated "Best FutureVision" Materialdesigners, Milano

2017  Nominated "Burg Giebichenstein Designpreis", Halle

SCHOLARSHIPS/RECIDENCES

2021/22

          Arbeitsstipendium des Freistaat Bayern "Junge Kunst und Neue Wege"

2021  Projektförderung der Stiftung Erlebnis Kunst

2020  Arbeitsstipendium der Kunststiftung Sachsen Anhalt und Kloster Bergeschen Stiftung

2020  Workshop Materialdesigerns, Mailand, Italien

2019  Arbeitsstipendium ERASMUS+ FabTextiles Barcelona, Spain

2017  Artist in Residenz, Academie Galan, Frankreich

Publications

2021 MaterialDesigners - Boosting talent towards circular Economies, Booklet by Politechnico              Milano | Elisava Barcelona | Matter London

2021 So long, Plastic!, by BeyondPlastic ISBN 978-3-00-067649-9

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