Lea Baecksteiner
Medium: Painting

Studio Location:
44-61 11th Street - Studio# 10

Phone: (617)858-9027

Email: lea.baecksteiner@gmail.com

Website:: leabaecksteiner.com

Artist Bio:
Lea Baecksteiner
Born on May 3rd 1983 in Basel, Switzerland
Living in New York, USA
Education
2015 Diploma in Painting & Illustration
neueKUNSTschule Basel (newARTschool Basel, Switzerland)
International art and painting school built upon the foundation of anthroposophy
www.neuekunstschule.ch

2005 Certificate ????Vorkurs f??r Gestaltung und Kunst????
(preparatory class for design and art)
Schule f??r Gestaltung Basel (school for design Basel, Switzerland)
www.sfgbasel.ch/vorkurse-gestaltung-und-kunst

Exhibitions
2019 New Greek Gods
@ Artifact NYC
www.artifactnyc.net

2018 Swans who die don't sing @ RED 2018
@ University Place Gallery
www.cambridgeart.org/red-2018

2018 Little Lea
@ Atelier Mehrblick
www.atelier-mehrblick.ch

2018 Current Mood - A Selection
@ Freepoint Hotel
www.cambridgeart.org

2018 Current Mood Series
@ Piano Craft Gallery
www.pianocraftgallery.com

2017 Im Haus
@ Atelier Mehrblick
www.atelier-mehrblick.ch

2017 1340 Art Magazine
@ Issue #5, Q3 2017, p.41
www.1340art.bigcartel.com

2016 18th Art International Zurich 2016
@ Kongresshaus Z??rich (Congress Hall)
www.art-zurich.com

2015 Abschlussausstellung Fachstudium Malerei
(diploma in painting exhibition)
@ Galerie am Spalenberg
www.galerie-am-spalenberg.com

2014 Abschlussausstellung Grundstudium
(basic study exhibition)
@ neueKUNSTschule
www.neuekunstschule.ch

2008 Mighty Women
@ Adecco IT art & network night

2005 digital + handmade
co-exhibition with Imas Valentin
@ Ajilon art exhibition

Artist Statement:
Lea Baecksteiner - Artist Statement

My work is about the inner drama of being human. I seek to give form, shape, color, and life to this human drama through painting.

My current collection is inspired by philosophy, poetry, and storytelling. When I read and dive into the realms of these authors and thinkers, I take it all in and wait for an inspirational spark, something that moves me. This could be a sentence, a word, or a feeling.

In painting, I explore how to combine flats, drawing, pattern, and color, and how to paint allegorically without becoming illustrative. I try to be playful like Paul Klee and other great painters and artists.




All images and text copyright Lea Baecksteiner