A new exhibition features an artist's interpretations of the existential human being in our endangered and fragile state.
Deutsches Haus at NYU, at 42 Washington Mews, New York, N.Y., will unveil Little Miss Liberty Crossing the Delaware, an exhibition by the painter Regina Baumhauer, at an opening event on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 6:30 p.m. featuring remarks by Judith Reicherzer, journalist and media educator, Luxembourg, and a talk with the artist. The event is free and open to the public. If you would like to attend this event, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taking center stage in the art of Ms. Baumhauer, a New Yorker born in 1962 in Schwäbisch Gmünd, is the existential human being, in our endangered and fragile state. Her work is determined by cycles, in which abstract visual language is mixed with figurative and narrative elements. A new series of work originated with her engagement with America’s national painting, “Washington Crossing the Delaware,” by Gmünd’s history painter Emanuel Leutze (1816–1868). This series was the jumping-off point for the exhibit at Deutsches Haus at NYU.
Regina Baumhauer was born in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany. Following a scholarship year at Boston University (86/87), Regina Baumhauer graduated from The Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart (1988) where she was granted The Aufbaustudium for Painting (1988/90). Baumhauer completed 12 permanent installations for art in architecture and building projects in Germany, has received international grants and awards, such as the Dietenberger Mahringer Stiftung, Kunst für Brüssel Prize, and the Patricia Highsmith-Plangman Residency. Her works are included in many prestigious public and corporate collections, such as the Busch-Reisinger Museum / Harvard University, S. and W. Kramarsky Collection, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Graphische Sammlung, Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst, Innovationsfonds Baden-Württemberg, and the Sammlung Adams. Three of her publications are dedicated to "The Open Letter Series": Open Letters, 2006 (Edition SüdWest), Open Letter, 2012 (exh. cat.), and Little Miss Liberty Crossing the Delaware, 2016 (Museum im Prediger, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany). Regina Baumhauer has made a name for herself with exhibits in museums and galleries in Germany and the United States since the mid-1980s.
Regina Baumhauer's work is included in selected public and corporate collections:
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, gift of Sarah-Ann and Werner H. Kramarsky (USA)
Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Graphische Sammlung/permanent collection of the museum (Germany)
Kunstsammlungen der Städte/permanent collections of the city of Aalen, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Sindelfingen (Germany)
Landesgirokasse/BW-Bank, Stuttgart (Germany)
Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst Baden-Württemberg (Germany)
Museum Ulm (Germany)
Neue Kinderklinik, Universität Tübingen (Germany)
BLB-Bank, New York (USA)
Dioezesanmuseum, Rottenburg (Germany)