Elisabeth Sonneck
Born in Bünde / Westfalen, 1962
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

In Elisabeth Sonneck paintings she combines minimalistic pictorial concepts with coloristic experiments. Her perception of color as an unstable essence, whose effect is ultimately dependent on the color of its surroundings, references the oeuvre of Josef Albers.
Her color rhythms are the direct result of the precise physical and manual action of painting. Subtle nuances in the colors are revealed, in which the consciously reduced painterly gesture emphasizes the temporal process of the painting’s emergence.


1984-1988    Studied fine arts at Hochschule für Kunst, Ottersberg 

Solo Exhibition

2015 widmertheodoridis, Eschlikon (CH), Fliegenfänger, colour-installation
         Brunnhofer Gallery, Linz (A), retrospective Basel, with T. Kühnapfel, colour-installation
         Kunstmuseum Ahlen (D), mono poly – 3 Situationen in Farbe, wallpainting and colour-installation, cat.
         März Gallery Mannheim (D), colour cube – zwischen weiss und weiss, colour-installation

2014 Gallery Parterre, Berlin (D), unfix., with K. Bomhardt, colour-installation

2013 Guardini Gallery, Berlin (D), Verschränkungen, with A. Schmid, wallpainting, light-installation, cat.
         Gallery Hein Elferink, with R. Splitt

2012 Brunnhofer Gallery, Linz (A), schwarz licht, wallpainting
         Museum Gegenstandsfreier Kunst Otterndorf (D),  –einander, permanent wallpainting, cat.
         cube4x4x4 of März Gallery Mannheim (D), Kaum im Lot, wallpainting

2011 Pomona-Temple (Architect: Karl Friedrich Schinkel), Belvedere Potsdam (D), Temperaturen in Schinkels Blau, permanent wallpainting
         Gallery Hein Elferink, Staphorst (NL), wallpainting

2010 Gallery artopoi, Freiburg (D), Architektur im Spiegel der Farbe with H.J. Glattfelder, wallpainting

2009 Gallery Hein Elferink, Staphorst (NL)
         public space, Linz (A) cultural capitol of Europe, Ansichtssache: Roter Platz, 6 billboard paintings

2008 Brunnhofer Gallery, Linz (A), 4/4 full house, wallpainting, cat.

2007 public space, Sopot (PL), blind date / Klangfläche, 3 billboard paintings, cat.
         Gallery Hein Elferink, Staphorst (NL)
          Laumer Bautechnik, Massing (D), Flussbett, sight facade, permanent outdoor wallpainting

2006 Zionskirche Berlin-Mitte (D), Pendel, colour-installation
         Gallery weißer elefant, Berlin (D), keine gewissheit für die augen, with P. Boese, wallpainting

2005 Schmidt Gallery, Berlin (D), Ordnung und Chaos, System und Zufall, cat.

Group exhibitions and site specific paintings (selected)

2015 oqbo raum für wort ton bild, Berlin (D), paperfile #11
         Museum Gegenstandsfreier Kunst Otterndorf (D), Wir können auch anders!, cat.
         Gallery weisser elefant, Berlin (D), 100 Jahre Schwarzes Quadrat, cat.
         Geisberg Berlin (D), Standard International Postspatial Surfaces #1, wallpainting

2014 Kunstverein Gelsenkirchen (D), Farbwechsel, colour-installation, cat.
         Kunstmuseum Ahlen (D), Dahlhausen viral
         New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford (USA), Vault Series: Jam II
         Volta NY (USA) / Brunnhofer Gallery, colour-installation, cat.
         Gesellschaft für Kunst und Gestaltung, Bonn (D), prime line, colour-Installation

2013 Museum Gegenstandsfreier Kunst Otterndorf (D), Wieder Sehen, collection
         Phayao and H-Gallery, Chiang Mai (TH), light space projects/rituals of exhibition II
         Georg-Kolbe-Museum, Berlin (D), Farbe Raum Farbe, wallpainting, cat.
         Vasarely Museum, Budapest (H), 30 years collection Grauwinkel, cat.
         Mies van der Rohe Haus, Berlin (D), Hauptsache Grau, cat.
         Gallery weißer elefant, Berlin (D), Lineare Resonanzen, colour-installation

2012 März Gallery Mannheim (D), Farbräume
         IDEAL-Hochhaus, Gropiusstadt Berlin (D), Skylounge, colour-installation
         Gleisdreieck-Park, Berlin (D), Gleisdreieck – art in public space, colour-installation, cat.
         März Gallery, Mannheim (D), linear

2011 Brunnhofer Gallery, Linz (A), turn around
         Staatliches Museum Schwerin (D), Die Niederländische Savanne. Alte Meister – Neue Kunst, wallpainting, cat.
         Zweigstelle Berlin (D), sternklar
         Hôpiteaux Universitaires de Genève (CH), États d´Âme, colour-installation
         Kunstverein KunstHaus Potsdam (D), Colour and Paint, wallpainting

2010 Parkhaus Projects, Berlin (D), Rampe, colour-installation

2009 Gallery Nord / Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin (D), Farbe konkret, cat.
         Gallery Hein Elferink, Staphorst (NL), Start!
         Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin (D), Selected Artists, wallpainting, cat.

2008 Castle Sanssouci, Potsdam (D), Neue Kunst in den Neuen Kammern!, colour-installation, cat.


2015 Grant of federal state Oberösterreich, Linz (A)
2008  Annual Grant for fine arts of Berlin Senate of cultural affairs (D)


2013-2015  Teaching assignments for color and space, Hochschule der Bildenden 

 *cat. = catalogue

Spectral Flow
19 Jan - 12 Mar 2016
Spectral Flow
by Elisabeth Sonneck