Doris Ziegler

(* 1949)

Doris Ziegler directly alienates and does not gloss over familiar life situations such as her own image as a mother, artistic existence, or human finitude in her visual language. Starting from the figure portrait, she develops a pictorial world that is soon dominated by architectural elements. In doing so, she turns the interior inside out and transfers the human aspect of her figure paintings to the medium of architecture. She succeeds in this translation in a subtle way and at the same time constitutes the field of tension of her works.

Vita

1949
born in Weimar
1969 - 1974
Studied painting and graphic arts at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst (Academy of Visual Arts) Leipzig, with Prof. Werner Tübke and Prof. Wolfgang Mattheuer
1974 - 1989
works as a freelance artist in Leipzig, married to the painter Thomas Ziegler
1977
Birth of son Philipp Martin, divorce of marriage
1988
Friendship and later marriage with the archaeologist Günter Unteidig
1989
Assistant in the field of painting at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst (Academy of Visual Arts) Leipzig
1990 - 1993
Restructuring of the academy under Rector Arno Rink
1993 - 2014
After evaluation and reapplication, appointment as professor in the basic studies of painting at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst (Academy of Visual Arts) in Leipzig.
2014
freelance artist in Leipzig