Angelika Rinnhofer

German artist Angelika Rinnhofer, born in Nuremberg, Germany, grew up surrounded by the visual opulence of Catholic churches in Bavaria.  She spent church services in fearful awe, absorbing the images of tortured saints and martyrs that lined the walls.  It was an unforgettable experience that she now draws upon as an artist.  Trained as a photographer in Germany, Rinnhofer started posing people in bygone costumes, in postures, lighting, and composition inspired by the Old Masters.  Not tied to the visual language of just one painter or one period in time, the photographs nevertheless are heavily inspired especially by Albrecht Dürer, Michelangelo, and Caravaggio, by Mannerism and the Renaissance. Rinnhofer is currently a photography instructor, commercial photographer and artist.  She is the recipient of a Kodak European Gold Award and received a fellowship in photography from the Dutchess County Arts Council.  She participated in Light Work's Artist-in-Residence program in 2005.  She currently resides in Beacon, NY.

Education 1982-1985 Professional Apprenticeship Foto Bischof & Broehl Nuremberg, Germany 1980-1982 Fachoberschule für Gestaltung, Art School Nuremberg, Germany

Selected Exhibition Oct 05 Group Exhibition-invitational, The Pocketbook Factory Hudson, NY Sept 05 Group Exhibition-invitational, ‘Portrait’, The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild Woodstock, NY Sept 05 Group Exhibition-invitational, ‘Regional Triennial of the Photographic Arts’, Center for Photography at Woodstock Woodstock May 05 Group Exhibition-invitational, Art in the Loft Millbrook, NY April 05 First collaboration at Beacon Artist Union: ‘shadow echo: proof I’m here’, installation with Peter Iannarelli Beacon , NY Jan/Feb 05 This is not an Archive, Bard College, Dept of Curatorial Studies Annandale-on-Hudson, NY Jan 05 Group Exhibition-inaugural show: Beacon Artist Union Beacon Oct 04 Washington Gallery of Photography National Juried Show Washington, D.C. July 04 Group Exhibition-invitational, Howland Cultural Center Beacon Jan 04 Group Exhibition-invitational, Howland Cultural Center Beacon 2003 Solo Exhibition-invitational, The Framery Beacon 2001 Group Exhibition-invitational, Republic Plaza Denver Two Person Exhibition-invitational, Colorado Photographic Arts Center Denver 2000 Solo Exhibition-invitational, Auraria Library Denver 1999 Group Exhibition-invitational, Nikolai Fine Art New York 1998 Solo Exhibition-invitational, Goethe-Institut Los Angeles 1996 Group Exhibition-invitational, Photokina Cologne, Germany 1996 Group Exhibition, Internationale Photographentage Amberg, Germany

Awards and Grants 2005 Dutchess County Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship Poughkeepsie, NY 2005 Light Work, Artist-in-Residence Program Syracuse, New York 1995 Kodak European Gold Award Stuttgart, Germany 1993 Annual AGFA-Gaevert/Photo Presse Cover Award Hann-Münden, Germany

Publications 2005 Chronogram Magazine, 9/05, “Backbone” 2005 Pulse, April 14-20, 2005 2004 SHOTS, The Portfolio Issue 2004 Photography Quarterly, Photography Now (Sarah Hasted Mann) 2003 Chronogram, Cover Page 2001 Denver Rocky Mountain News, Arts & Entertainment Denver Rocky Mountain News, Critic’s Choice Kodak Presse, “Gewinner des European Gold Award 1995” Caroline Finkelstein, Germany Rolling Stone, Deutsche Ausgabe Photo Presse, 11. Ausgabe

Collections Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz New Paltz, NY Light Work Syracuse, NY

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