Charline von Heyl

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Charline von Heyl
Known forPainting

Charline von Heyl (born 1960) is a German abstract painter.[1] She also works with drawing, printmaking, and collage. She moved to the United States in the 1990s, and has studios in New York City and in Marfa, Texas.[2]


Von Heyl was born in Mainz and spent her childhood in Bonn. Her father was a lawyer, her mother a psychologist.[3] She studied painting at the Hochschule für bildende Künste of Hamburg under Jörg Immendorff, and at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf under Fritz Schwegler. In the mid-1990s she moved to New York City,[4] where she has a studio in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.[5][3]


In 2005, von Heyl's exhibition Concentrations 48: Charline von Heyl[6] was held at the Dallas Museum of Art in Dallas, Texas, USA, and in 2009, her work was exhibited in Le jour de boire est arrivé held at Le Consortium, a contemporary art center in Dijon, France.

In 2011-2012, von Heyl had two major traveling retrospectives. Charline von Heyl, Now or Else started at the Tate Liverpool in Liverpool, England[7][8][9] and subsequently traveled to the Kunsthalle Nürnberg in Nuremberg, Germany[7] and the Bonner Kunstverein in Bonn, Germany. A second show, Charline von Heyl, was exhibited within the United States at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston[7][10] and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia.[7][8]


Von Heyl was one of six finalists for the 2014 Hugo Boss Prize.[11]


  1. ^ "Charline von Heyl : CV" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-10-01.
  2. ^ Stephen Wallis (March 21, 2012), The Bold Work of Charline von Heyl Architectural Digest.
  3. ^ a b Diane Solway (August 19, 2013), Charline von Heyl: In the Abstract W.
  4. ^ Kirsty Bell (May 2009), Its Own Reality Archived January 21, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. frieze.
  5. ^ Roberta Smith (April 23, 2015), Review: Charline von Heyl, ‘Düsseldorf: Paintings From the Early 1990s’ New York Times.
  6. ^ "Dallas Museum of Art". Dallas Museum of Art. Archived from the original on 2013-10-04. Retrieved 2013-10-01.
  7. ^ a b c d Kantor, Jordan (January 1, 2012), "Charline von Heyl", Artforum, (Subscription required (help))
  8. ^ a b Marcus, Daniel (March 1, 2012), "Charline von Heyl", Artforum, (Subscription required (help))
  9. ^ Jones, Catherine (March 5, 2012), "Review: Charline von Heyle, Tate Liverpool", Liverpool Echo, (Subscription required (help))
  10. ^ Smee, Sebastien (March 25, 2012), "Painting like there's no tomorrow: In a too-small ICA show, Charline von Heyl's works vibrate with life and pop with invention", Boston Globe, (Subscription required (help))
  11. ^ Carol Vogel (December 12, 2013), Steve McQueen Among 6 Hugo Boss Prize Finalists New York Times.

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