born 1955 in Schwäbisch Gmünd, DE
lives and works in Salzburg, AT
1973-1978 Studies at the University of Art and Industrial Design Linz, Diploma in Ceramics, Prof. Günter Praschak
1978-1980 Postgraduate studies at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, NL
Senior Lecturer at the University Mozarteum Salzburg since 1984
1993 Ceramics Prize of the Salzburg State Government
Participation innNumerous individual and group exhibitions in Austria and abroad
Works in museums and collections (selection)
Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, AT
Museum Joanneum, Graz, AT
Art Collection of the State of Salzburg, Location Salzburg Museum, AT
Federal Art Collection of Austria, Location 21er Haus, Vienna, AT
Collection of the Veste Coburg, DE
Collection Badisches Landesmuseum, Karlsruhe, DE
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL
Collection Württembergisches Landesmuseum, Stuttgart, DE
Barbara Reisinger still refers to her early works as ceramics. The formation of contemporary vessel forms, the socially relevant stories of vessels and the form and design as object and image carrier were issues to be examined. Today she works intensively on the topic of clay as a material and tries to explore artistic boundaries and combines different materials. The female artist also experiments with the pedestal and platform theme and repeatedly creates alternative presentation contexts in which she embeds her works. Thus today she usually frees her works from the value given by the elevation on pedestals and incorporates them as important components of her works.
In 2014 and 2019, the artist was also able to implement her interest in holistic art concepts and the design forms of spaces, for example in churches in Upper Austria or Vienna-Liesing.
The extensive work of the renowned Salzburg ceramic artist Barbara Reisinger will be scientifically reviewed by the gallery in 2020 and the estate will be archived. To emphasize the special value of the artist for Salzburg, a comprehensive solo exhibition is planned for Easter 2021.