Issue #7 of THE international with Rita Ackermann, featuring drawings, collages, photographs and new paintings that were inspired by and created during Rita Ackermann's stay in Texas. Dry air of Texas, drawings of girls, crashed cars, a story of local cowboy... This is her diary. The new paintings are much rougher with powerful brushstrokes, but very dynamic and more evocative than ever.
New York City based artist Rita Ackerman was born in Budapest in
1968. From 1989 to 1992, she attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest
and from 1992 to 1993, she attended the New York Studio School of Painting,
Drawing, and Sculpture, which is also know as the Hanes Foundation. Her work consists mainly of vivid oil paintings, but also of drawings, collages, and
installations that often deal with the issues of popular culture.
She had solo exhibitions since 1995 in places like New York, Tokyo,
Amsterdam, Holland, and Paris. Her latest solo shows include one at Andrea
Rosen Gallery in New York, and Peter Klichman Gallery in Zurich. She has
also been selected to take part in the 2008 Whitney Biennial.
See also Rita Ackermann & Harmony Korine