Corinne Wasmuht (b. 1964, Dortmund, Germany) currently lives in Berlin. Her works deals with issues such as globalization, economic crisis, the proliferation of technology, and modern warfare.
“Her current work is centered on creating an atmosphere that underlines that feeling of ‘information overload’ resulting from today’s profusion of mass technology and media. Wasmuht’s paintings of overlapping images confuse orientation and clarity, and the sheer scale of them allows the audience to become completely enveloped by the realm that she has created. The non-hierarchical composition becomes fragmentary, as if one is constantly receiving bits of information and collaging them together in a jumbled incoherent mix.”
Wasmuht studied at the Kunstakademie in Dusseldorf. She has exhibited widely and has had solo exhibitions at Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart (2017); SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia (2016); Petzel Gallery (2015); Akademie der Künste, Berlin (2014); Kunsthalle Kiel, Germany (2014), Friedrich Petzel Gallery; New York (2012), Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria (2011); Kunsthalle Nurnberg (2010); Haus am Waldsee, Berlin (2009); Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York (2008); Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin (2007); Kunstverein Hannover (2006); Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York (2006); Kunstverein, Bonn (2004); Haus Esters Krefeld, Krefeld (2004); Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg (2003); Kunstahalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden (2003); Raum Aktueller Kunst, Wien (2002); Meyer Riegger Galerie, Karlsruhe (2000); Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen (2000); arsFutura Galerie, Zürich (1998); Galerie Johnen & Schröttle, Köln (1997); Galerie Johnen & Schöttle, Köln (1994); her work has been featured in the 54th Venice Biennale (2011).
Corinne Wasmuht has been the recipient of awards including the Heitland Foundation Award (2009); Art Award of the City of Offenburg (2011); Käthe-Kollwitz-Award (2014).