Karin Bauer

Author works

“My Homage” – a birch bark lantern, tinsel gilded interior

“My Homage” – a birch bark lantern, tinsel gilded interior

Novgorod birch bark lantern. Chiseled text, inside covered with real gold leaf, 33x17 cm, 2010
«… and there was light …»

«… and there was light …»

Holy Bible, Genesis. Watercolors, gouache, acrylic, formal and abstract lettering technique, letters from ancient Novgorod alphabet on black Canson paper, 39x100 cm, 2010
Genesis. Book of Moses, Chapter 1 (excerpt)

Genesis. Book of Moses, Chapter 1 (excerpt)

Text: from the Holy Bible. Classic and expressive cursive handwriting. Watercolor, special solution for handwriting with pipette for raised archaic letters (middle, right and left), gouache, Japanese ink, self-made pen, different nibs, brush, broad-nib pen, 102x65 cm, 2010
"Live is forward and backward motion ". Text: Yehudi Menuhin

"Live is forward and backward motion ". Text: Yehudi Menuhin

Water-color paper, Blue and green fine pigments, Real gold leaf, 5-line pen (music pen), 66x100 cm, 2010
The Coat

The Coat

“We all have come from this overcoat”. By Gogol. Expressive lettering style, black paper, gouache, self-made pen, 39x87 cm, 2010
The Paperish Era

The Paperish Era

By Gerhart Hauptmann (written in 1907). Interpretation in abstract calligraphy, black and white gouache, metal nib on Canson paper 80x100 cm, 2010
"Life is forward and backward motion". Text: Yehudi Menuhin

"Life is forward and backward motion". Text: Yehudi Menuhin

Watercolor paper, red fine pigments, Real gold leaf, 5-line pen (music pen), 66x100 cm, 2010
Let it be

Let it be

Gouache, acrylic, different sizes of nibs, 2014

Biography

Karin  Bauer

"I grew up and lived in various southern German towns as well as in Bagdad".

"In 1986 I moved to Hamburg, northern Germany".

"In 1994, after years of working in a transnational company, I decided to completely change my life, to take up western art of lettering study".

“Living in Iraq helped me to get to know the beautiful art of the letter and start my own career in calligraphy. I studied book design and calligraphy under Professor Andersch’s guidance at Hamburg University of Applied Arts, Art and Design Department”.

“In 1997 I opened my own calligraphy studio, worked as a freelance calligrapher and artist. I also frequented professional calligraphers’, photographers’, artists’ master-classes”.

"In 2003 I participated in a master-class at the International Calligraphy Symposium in Sunderland Art School, UK”.

“In 2003-2008 I was the first woman to preside over the International Calligraphy Association Ars Scribendi”.

“In 2003 I became a full member of Schreibwerkstatt Klingspor Offenbach and Schweizerische Kalligraphiegesellschaft calligraphy associations”. I also participated in international exhibitions in Germany, Veliky Novgorod (Russia), Belgium, Austria, Helsinki (Finland), Korea.

Exhibitons/Projects

2008

Contemporary Calligraphy with Harp Music at WU-WEI,

Tai Chi and QIGONG school, Hamburg

Interview for ART&GRAPHIC magazine

2007

Socio-cultural Project “Poison Arrow Frogs”

2006

International PaperART exhibition, Korea

LETTER ART gallery, Seoul

Lower Saxony Landscape Design Show, Winsen/Luhe.

International Calligraphy Symposium, Bruges/Belgium

Atelier-Galerie-Exhibition 10th Anniversary

2005

International Exhibition of Calligraphy, Helsinki/Finland.

Bartlhaus font museum /Austria.“And there is still Love ”, June — Sept.

Japanese Teehouse, Botanical Park, Hamburg

2004

IBM Germany – Opening Exhibition

The first exhibition in Germany with 30 pieces of graphics.

Adolf Bernd graphics exhibition in Atelier Gallery on the occasion of the Ars-Scribendi Association Excursion in September

Open air exhibition in City park of Hamburg with Klezmer and harp music, love poems recitals.

2003

Saselhaus, HH Sasel

Dom St. Marien, Winsen Hamburg

St. Michel, Hamburg – The Song of Salomon — Latin and Hebrew banner with reciting by Gerlach Fiedler and violin music

2002

Maulbronn Monastery, Maulbronn

Participation in the International Calligraphy Prize Exhibition, Westerlo/Belgium

Master class 2002 Sunderland Art School/GB

Participation in PaperART 2002 exhibition, Hamburg

Ringelnatz Poetry at the Joachim Ringelnatz Community Exhibition

2001

Environment Control Agency, HH

Kurhaus Bad Zwischenahn

The Holy Ghost Hospital, HH

DEA-Konzern-Galerie, HH

Church of Michelstadt/Odenwald

2000

History Institute, Novgorod/Russia

Galerie Rosenkranz, Chemnitz (Saxony)

1999

IBM Germany

Lübeck Cathedral

Galerie ARTICA, Cuxhaven

ECE, Hamburg

Collections

The City of Aasiaat, Greenland

City Ludwigsburg b. Stuttgart/Germany.

GDF-Wuestenrot, b. Stuttgart/Germany.

Winsen/Luhe.,/Germany.

Fronius International, Austria