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Martina Schettina (born 1961) is an Austrian artist.
Martina Schettina was born in 1961 in the district Währing in Vienna. Her father was a mathematician. She spent her childhood in the Viennese district Leopoldstadt, where she attended the primary school in “Parzmanitengasse”, afterwards the grammar school “Bundesrealgymnasium Vereinsgasse”, where she passed school leaving examination with honour in 1979. From 1979 to 1983, Schettina studied mathematics and physics at the University of Vienna, Austria and was an autodidact in painting. In 1989 she established her atelier in Langenzersdorf near Vienna, Lower Austria, and since 1992 she makes exhibitions in Europe,USA and Asia.
She studied at the Summer Art school Geras with famous Austrian painters. These were 1993 Ulrich Gansert, 1994 Peter Sengl and 1995 Hubert Aratym. She also studied at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. In 2007 and 2008 she worked with the Chinese Artist Xiaolan Huangpu. Schettina taught from 1984 till 2007 at a high school in Vienna, Austria. Since 2008 her paintings are periodical published in the coloured Newspaper Kronen Zeitung on Sundays, which is the most read Austrian daily newspaper. Sometimes her paintings are printed in the newspaper Kleine Zeitung.
Martina Schettina ended teaching in 2007. She works and lives in Langenzersdorf, Lower Austria, near Vienna.
Since 1992 her artwork is shown in Austrian and international exhibitions. Her first single exhibition outside Austria was 1999 in the Mots & Tableaux-Gallery in Brussels. Her paintings and sculptures has been shown in many exhibitions in Museums and gallerys in Europe, USA and Asia and were shown at art fairs such as Art Expo New York, Art Vilnius, CIGE (China international gallery exposition) Beijing and Art Shanghai.
In her narrative, figurative work the artists concerns with the position of women in the community (society). She challenges the validation of the role models of men and women in the past and today. Because her bodies seem to be transparent, Schettina is called the painter with the glassy hand. Her work is influenced by Pop-Art. Her Painting "Orange Dress", which shows a self-confident, modern woman, was 2009 shown on the poster of the exhibition "City. Country. Woman." in Museum of the City Krems, Austria. From 2008 on Schettina deals with mathemetical themes, which she transforms to paintings. In December 2009 the book „Mathemagische Bilder“ containing paintings and essays was published in Vienna.
Mathematics- Logic and painting - emotion complete each other in Schettinas work and can be understood as a search for harmony and beauty, as well as a solution for basic questions, in both matters, meant in an all-embracing way.—Angelica Bäumer in "Mathemagische Bilder - Bilder und Texte", published by Vernissage Verlag Brod Media, Vienna 2009, ISBN 978-3-200-01743-6, p.52
Mathematik - Logik und Malerei - Emotion ergänzen einander in Schettinas Arbeit und lassen sich verstehen als Suche nach Harmonie und Schönheit, sowie als Lösung von grundsätzlichen Fragen, im einen wie im anderen Metier, jeweils in umfassendem Sinn gemeint.—Angelica Bäumer in Martina Schettina: Mathemagische Bilder
- 1994 Poster contest of the Austrian Ministry of Environment, special prize
- 1998 "The new champions", offspring contest of the Vienna cultural network. (Today Basis.Kultur.Wien) 
- 2001 1st prize at ARTforum-contest October 2006
- 2002: registered in Archives on Women Artists of the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC.
- 2006 gold medal of honour for Science and Art, Austrian Albert Schweitzer Society
- 2009 "artist of the month July 2009" elected by the editorial department of "Kunstforum"
- 1994 Malerei. Museum Währing, Wien.
- 2001 Martina SchettinaAnton Hanak-Museum in Langenzersdorf
- 2006 Zweitausendsex in Blaugelbe Vietelsgalerie Castle Fischau, Bad Fischau-Brunn.
- 2007 Magicien à Paris Austrian Cultural Forum Paris 
- 2008 Magische Menschen. Magische Orte in Oskar Kokoschka-Museum in Pöchlarn.
- 2008 Magicien à Paris Vol. 2 Austrian Cultural Forum Paris
- 2009 City.Country.Woman in Museum of the city Krems, Krems an der Donau.
- 2010 Mathemagic paintings in the MuseumsquartierVienna 
- 2010 Mathematische Bilder, Egon-Schiele-Museum, Tulln 
- 2003: Florence Biennale
- 2006: VINSPIRACE BŘECLAV 2006 im Museum of the city of Břeclav in Czech Republic .
- 2008 Europe and Asia today in ARTcenter Berlin; curated by Ki-Wong Park, South Korea
- 2009 Rolling Stars and Planets. Performances and exhibition in Vienna in front of the Kunsthistorisches Museum and Szombathely in Hungary responding to the year of Astronomy.
- 2009 Art Vilnius together with Manfred Kielnhofer, Franz West and de:Herbert Brandl
- 2009 Stardust Ars Electronica Center Linz, Austria.
- 2009 Berlin||Berlin - 20 years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Gallery artodrome, Berlin.
- Light Art Biennale Austria 2010
- 2009 Rolling Stars and Planets. Performances in Vienna  and Szombathely in Hungary  Year of Astronomy
- 2010 Rolling Stars and Planets. Performance in front of Künstlerhaus Graz.
- 2010 Pythagoras in Delphi. Performance and action teaching as part of "Prophets in residence - Oracle or Determination of the Future" together with Bazon Brock, in German Historical Museum Berlin  and at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design.
- 1994: Catalogue Schettina
- 2002: Bewegte(s) Leben: Frauenbiografien aus dem Weinviertel by Gabi Lempradl and Hermann Richter, published by Bibliothek der Provinz. One of 14 Women-Biographies ISBN 3-85252-533-0
- 2002: Catalogue: mARTina schettina, Magierbilder 2002 published by Eisl and friends, ISBN 3-9501524-2-3
- 2003 Keine Katze wie Du und ich von Erne Seder, publishing house Langen-Müller-Herbig München; Illustrations and Cover, ISBN 3-7844-2930-0
- 2006: Catalogue zweitausendsechs. published by Eisl and friends, Atelier mARTina schettina Langenzersdorf, 2006,
- 2007: Linz 2007. Exhibition catalogue. Digital print Linz, Gallery ARTpark Lenaupark City Linz.
- 2008: Wein, Weib und Gesang. Poetry. Paintings by Martina Schettina, poems by Michaela Gansterer. published by Michaela Gansterer, Hainburg.
- Art-encyclopedia Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz 20. edition; No: 207599-2; K. G. Saur Verlag,
- 2009: Martina Schettina:Mathemagische Bilder - Bilder und Texte. Vernissage Edition Brod Media, Vienna 2009, ISBN 978-3-200-01743-6 (German).
Works in the private HMZ collection Spielfeld, Austria and the collection Helmut Klewan Munich/Vienna. Sculptures are found in Skulpturenpark Artpark Linz and in the public space of Poysdorf. Artwork by Martina Schettina is also preserved the Museum of Lower Austria, the Weinstadtmuseums Krems, the Hanak-Museum in Langenzersdorf, the Oskar Kokoschka-Museum in Pöchlarn and the collection of the city of Vienna.
- Article in MU - Der Mathematikunterricht "Mathematik und Kunst" Jg 55 - Heft 2 - April 2009 - Friedrich Verlag, Herausgeber Stefan Deschauer TU Dresden ISSN-Nr. 0025-5807 (German)
- „Fibonacci-Zahlen in Bildender Kunst und Literatur“ von Ingmar Lehmann (recalled at November 7, 2009)
- ORF Ö1 Leporello February 22 2010 (recalled at February 24th 2010).
- Ringgalerie and Erläuterung zum Wiener Volksbildungswerk. (recalled at June 8th 2009.)
- Entry Schettina, Martina In: CLARA - Database of Women Artists im National Museum of Women in the Arts. (recalled at june 5th 2009)
- award ceremony
- Decorationes of the OeASG
- OeASG Austrian Albert Schweitzer Society
- Kunstforum Austria (German) (recalled at July 3rd 2009)
- Martina Schettina - Zweitausendsex (recalled at June 17th 2009)
- Austrian Cultural Forum Paris (recalled at June 29, 2009)
- Martina Schettina: "Magic People. Magic Spaces" from March 1st-24th 2008 in Kokoschka-Haus, Pöchlarn Lower Austria. See also: Ausstellungen im Kokoschka-Haus In: "Pöchlarn Aktuell" March 2008, p. 20.
- Austrian Cultural Forum Paris (recalled at June 29,.2009)
- mARTina Schettina - Stadt.Land.Frau, from June 5 to July 26, 2009, Gallery 1st floor in City Museum Krems. (recalled at June 4th 2009.)
- About the exhibition, interview on Radio Ö1(recalled at May 23, 2010)
- Franz Müllner: 120 Years Egon Schiele, 20 Years Egon-Schiele-Museum: Special Exhibition. Official press release by the City of Tulln, published in Kunstaspekte (recalled at Oct 5 2010) (German)
- Vinspirace Breclav 2006  catalogue page 19
- Europe and Asia today vom 7.9.-4.10.2008  ARTcenter Berlin (recalled at June 7th 2009)
- 100 Hours of Astronomy in Vienna  (recalled at June 13th 2009)
- May 2009 TV ORF Österreichischer Rundfunk Magyarok(Hungarian) (recalled at June 13th 2009)
- Art curator Prof. Dr. Raminta Jurenaite about ART Vilnius ‘09 (recalled at July 8)
- Press release Art Vilnius 09(recalled at July 8, 2009)
- Stardust in Ars Electronica Center Linz(german)
- Aesthetica magazine online (Englisch) (last recall December 14th 2009)
- 100 Stunden Astronomie in Wien  (abgerufen Juni 13 2009)
- Mai 2007 Report in TV ORF Österreichischer Rundfunk Magyarok(Hungarian) (recalled June 13, 2009)
- Preview on the Website of DHM (German Historical Museum)
- Website of the university, German(recalled at Nov 28, 2010)
- Official website (German)
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