Ulrike Müller Painting
New York–based painter Ulrike Müller mobilizes vocabularies of color and shape that are politically and emotionally charged and encourage figurative readings. Her work moves between different contexts and publics, it invites collaboration and expands its realms of production in processes of exploration and exchange. Alongside small-scale paintings in baked enamel, Müller also produces expansive wall paintings, publications, prints, and textiles.
Ulrike Müller studied art at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria, and participated in the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York. She was a co-editor of the queer feminist journal LTTR and from 2009-2012 organized the collaborative project Herstory Inventory. 100 Feminist Drawings by 100 Artists. Müller teaches painting in the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College. Her work has been show at the Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation (Mumok, Vienna, 2015), in the Whitney Biennial (New York, 2017), the 57th Carnegie International (Pittsburgh, 2018), at the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen (Düsseldorf, 2018) and in the international exhibition of the 58th Venice Biennale (2019). An exhibition of new work is scheduled to open at Callicoon Fine Arts in New York in April 2021.
Photo: Lena Rosa Haendle