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.

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

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

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

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