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Ute Kathrin Beck

Her inventive ceramic vessels are impressive thanks to the unity and dynamism of form and sculptural ornament. Ute Kathrin Beck avails herself of the freedom to create sculptures that still allude to containers, yet evoke diverse associations through their physicality and imagery. Primordial marine animals are suggested by the three-footed pieces that earned her Baden-Württemberg’s state prize in 2012, while her “Sissi” vases interpret a popular theme in recent culture. This ceramist is clearly inspired by playing with formal and imagistic references and by the dialogue between shimmery inner surfaces and matte exteriors decorated with porcelain slips or metal oxides. Practical containers become cult objects and ornamental pieces which are simultaneously archaic and contemporary. Each creation expresses her distinctive view while inspiring and disconcerting its viewers.

Vita
1986 – 89 Pottery apprenticeship
1989 – 92 Study ceramic design, Ceramic Center Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany
1991 Study stay at West Surrey College of Art and Design, Farnham, England
1992 – 94 Architectural ceramics workshop manager
1993 Master certificate, State Award Winner Rheinland Pfalz
1994 – 96 Studies of Interior architecture (Rosenheim College)
since 1996 Own ceramic studio
2015 Artist in Residence, Yingge Ceramics Museum, New Taipei City, Taiwan
Exhibitions
2012 Glashaus, Villa Waldberta, Feldafing
“GESTALTUNG.KUNST.HANDWERK 2012”, Landesausstellung Kunsthandwerk, Ulmer Museum
2013 Cheongju International Crafts Bienale, Cheongju, Korea
“PAS DE DEUX”, Zeitgenössisches Kunsthandwerk aus Belgien und Baden-Württemberg, RP Karlsruhe
2014 Porzellankunst aus der Republik China (Taiwan) und Baden-Württemberg, RP Karlsruhe
Landesausstellung “GESTALTUNG KUNST HANDWERK” Baden-Württemberg 2014, RP Karlsruhe
Zeitgenössische künstlerische Keramik (Partnerland Finnland), Schloss Ludwigsburg
2015 “Edition 2015”, Keramikmuseum Staufen
“Talents”, Tendence – Messe Frankfurt
Artist in Residence, Yingge Ceramics Museum Taipei, Taiwan
2016 “Behind the Seen”, Art Hall Porvoo, Finland
Solo exhibition “Taubenturm”, Dießen am Ammersee
Ceramica Multiplex, member of the German exhibition “Keramicon”, Varazdin, Kroatia
“Glas and Art Workshop Exhibition” at LUME Galerie, Aalto Universty, Helsinki, Finnland
“Keramik der Gegenwart – Ceramique actuelle”, Castle of Ludwigsburg
FOCUS:VESSEL – The Vessel in Ceramics and Porcelain, Keramikmuseum Westerwald
Mobilia Galerie, Cambridge MA, USA
“Nah und Fern”‚ art project, Starnberg
Glas and Art Workshop Exhibition at LUME Galerie, Aalto Universty , Helsinki, Finnland
2017 Ateliertage 2017, Palmenhaus Villa Waldberta, Feldafing
RÉVÉLATION 2017, Grand Palais,Paris, Biennale International „LE BANQUET“
Exhibition „IMPROVISATION“, Taubenturm in Diessen, mit Doris Bank, Kati Jünger und Susanne Mansen
Exhibition „ARTGENOSSEN”, Projektraum LOTTE, Stuttgart mit Julia Münzing, Schmuck
„LICHT UND SCHATTEN“, Galerie Nonnenmacher, Nattheim
2018 International Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramics, Abant Izzet Baysal University, Bolu (Turkey)
Von Tisch und Tafel, Residental Palace, Ludwigsburg
Les journées de la Céramique Place St-Sulpice, Paris
Starnberg Ufert Aus, Museum Liebenweinturm, Burghausen
2019 KERAMIK DER GEGENWART / CERAMIQUE ACTUELLE, Residental Palace, Ludwigsburg
Radical Craft, Direktorenhaus, Berlin
Bdk BUGA ART PROJECT, Bundesgartenschau Heilbronn (National Garden Show)
Tischkultur- Von Tisch und Tafel, Galerie Prediger, Schwäbisch Gmünd
ZEUGHAUSMESSE 2019, Altes Historisches Museum, Berlin
2020 Solo Exhibition , Keramikmuseum Staufen : Gitter&Glitter
Radical Craft 2, Direktorenhaus Berlin, Museum for Art Craft Design
100 Jahre- Dannerprize, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
Kunst Gestaltung Handwerk,Exhibition -Ministerieum for Economie-, Regierungspräsidium Karlsruhe
Collections State representation of Baden-Württemberg, Berlin
Yingee Ceramics Museum, NTC, Taiwan
Contemporary Ceramics Museum, Bolu, Turkey
Awards
2012 State award winner “Design Art Craft” Baden Württemberg (Staatspreis)
Prize of The City of Ulm
2014 WCC EUNIQUE Award, short listed
2015 Artist ind Residence, Yingge Ceramics Museum, New Taipei City, Taiwan
2020 State award Winner „Design Arts Crafts`, Baden Württemberg, Nominiee
Danner- Prize, 2020, Finisher
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