Stefanie Brehm

Ceramics
Plastics
Glass

Stefanie Brehm – Ceramics / Plastics / Glass
Stefanie Brehm rightfully takes her place among those ceramic artists who constantly tread new paths to push back the boundaries of traditional ceramic art.
Prof. Dr. Johannes Kirschenmann
Stefanie Brehm

Works

landscape glitter, 2017 – 31.5 × 69.3 in
coral-black, 2019 – 44.5 × 12.6 in
disk ruby tanzanite, 2018 – ⌀ 27.5 × 3 in
drop pink / drop brown / drop blue, 2019 – different sizes 35.4 – 42.5 in
Glas 1, 2020 – 23.6 × 27.8 in
c-small blue grey yellow, 2018 – 4.9 × 4.4 in
column black opal, 2018 – 71 × 23.2 in
yellow vortex, 2020 – 81.5 × 30.5 in
column golden beryl, 2018 – 58 × 18.5 in
small columns, 2018 – different heights 3.9 – 10.2 in
Glas 2, 2020 – 19.7 × 29.3 in
blue orange black, 2020 – 67 × 35.4 in
column mandarin garnet, 2018 – 63 × 18 in
pole blue, 2019 – 85.8 × 74 in
small columns, 2018 – ⌀ 27.5 × 3 in
disk lazulite, 2018 – ⌀ 27.5 × 3 in
c-small green yellow light, 2018 – 5.9 × 3.3 in
column royal blue, 2018 – 51 × 13.4 in
Glas 3, 2020 – 23.6 × 35.4 in
About

About

Stefanie Brehm

Vita

Stefanie Brehm was born in Bamberg in 1980. On obtaining her Abitur high school diploma in 1999, she initially studied sociology at the University of Heidelberg from 2000-2002 and then trained as a ceramicist at the School of Ceramics in Landshut from 2002-2005. In 2006 she commenced art studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich in the class of Professor Norbert Prangenberg and Professor Markus Karstieß. The artist also completed a degree in art education at the academy, successfully passing the First State Examination in 2014. In 2016 she graduated with a diploma in fine arts. Stefanie Brehm has since lived near Bamberg and works as a freelance visual artist.

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Grants / Scholarships

2021

  • ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE-STIPENDIUM European Ceramic Workcentre (EKWC) Oisterwijk, Netherlands

2020

  • GRANT PROMOTING EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN IN RESEARCH AND EDUCATION, Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts
  • PROJECT GRANT, Erwin-und-Gisela-von-Steiner-Stiftung, Munich
  • DEBUTANTS CATALOGUE GRANT 2020, Bavarian State Ministry, LfA Förderbank Bayern, Middle Franconia District
  • ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE SCHOLARSHIP, Prösitz artist estate, Saxony

2018

  • PROJECT GRANT, Erwin-und-Gisela-von-Steiner-Stiftung Munich
  • ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE SCHOLARSHIP, European Ceramic Workcentre (EKWC) Oisterwijk, Netherlands

2010

  • ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP, studies at ESBA Marseille, France, Franco-German youth agency

Prizes / Awards

2021

  • ARTIMA AWARD, Mannheimer Versicherung

2020

  • VOLKER-HINNIGER-AWARD 2020, City of Bamberg

2016

  • SENATOR-BERNHARD-BORST AWARD (diploma prize)
    Stiftung Kunstakademie Munich

2015

  • UPPER BAVARIAN AWARD FOR APPLIED ARTS (1st prize)
    Galerie Bezirk Oberbayern, Munich
  • ART CALENDAR 2015, LfA Förderbank Bayern

2014

  • PICTURE OF THE EVENING (1st prize), Target & Partners München

Art fairs

2022

  • Art Karlsruhe

2017

  • POSITIONS Berlin Art Fair 2017
  • Far Off 2017, Cologne

2016

  • Art.Fair, Koelnmesse, Cologne
Stefanie Brehm

exhibitions (excerpt)

2021

  • upcoming: FARBLUST – GRENZENLOS, Kunststation Kleinsassen, Rhoen
  • upcoming: VOLKER-HINNIGER-AWARD. STEFANIE BREHM. (solo exhibition)
    Stadtgalerie Villa Dessauer, Bamberg

2020

  • DEBUTANTS 2020, Künstlerhaus, Nuremberg

2019

  • 50 YEARS EKWC - PRANGENBERG, KARSTIESS, BREHM
    De Pont Museum Tilburg, Netherlands
  • DEM HIMMEL NAHE, Maria Bildhausen Abbey, Münnerstadt
  • FEEL COLOR, Galerie Judith Andreae, Bonn

2018

  • TESTCASE, European Ceramic Workcentre (EKWC) Oisterwijk, NL
  • SPACE IS THE PLACE, Kreativquartier, Munich

2016

  • PAINTING FORWARD, Galerie Judith Andreae, Bonn
  • STEFANIE BREHM AND JAIME GAJARDO, Halle 6, Munich
  • DEBUTANTS EXHIBITION 2016, Academy of Fine Arts, Munich
  • TALENTS 2016, International Craft Fair, Munich
  • DIPLOMA EXHIBITION 2016, Academy of Fine Arts, Munich

2015

  • UPPER BAVARIAN AWARD FOR APPLIED ARTS
    Galerie Bezirk Oberbayern, Munich
  • ART PRIZE AICHACH 2015, SanDepot Halle, Aichach Art Association 
  • KLASSE KARSTIESS AND FRIENDS, Weltkunstzimmer Düsseldorf
Stefanie Brehm at work
Brehm’s ceramic columns collapse the porous wall between painting and sculpture: they are paintings in the round. Some are so small they can be held in one’s hands and turned over like a talisman. Others are monumental and the viewer must walk around them to see the colors and shapes on their surface.
John Yau, poet and art critic

Press &Texts

Press & Texts

Texts

Stefanie Brehm Work
“Stefanie Brehm's artistic work is primarily located in the material fields of ceramics and plastics. In both materials, the artist combines sculpture with painting. She uses dyed, liquid plastic as a colouring agent, which leads to the creation of a painting that no longer requires any image carrier. […]”
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Stefanie Brehm in an interview with Katja Andreae
“As an artist, I work on an introspective basis” – Interview by Katja Andreae with Stefanie Brehm. “Stefanie Brehm describes her work as a penetration of materials. She focuses on forms and colours and less on messages of a political nature. Nevertheless, daily observations find their way into her work in a very personal manner, in the form of sound and action. […]”
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Catalog essay by Ranti Tjan
“Brehm’s Columns” by Ranti Tjan. “There is a photo of Stefanie Brehm in which she is working in a studio in the Netherlands, standing on a jetty, a large column in front of her. The photo is not special, except that it reveals that Brehm makes the substrates for her paintings herself. Just as many painters stretch their own canvasses, Brehm makes hers out of clay. […]”
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Catalog essay by Dr. Kirschenmann
“On the bliss of colour on columns, or how Stefanie Brehm breathes life into basic forms” by Dr. Kirschenmann. “It was 22 metres long, and securely suspended from the façade of the Munich art academy, a large, formidable plait made of white bubble wrap – Rapunzel might have left it there on a brief visit to the English Garden. At the time, art student Stefanie Brehm looked on smilingly, poised and engaged as ever. Surprising people with her art, leaving them to work out its meaning with a mischievous air, always brings a smile to her lips. She certainly succeeds in this by continuously playing with form, adding a well-considered element of colour. […]”
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Catalog essay by John Yau
“Stefanie Brehm's Celebrations of Color” by John Yau. “I first met Stefanie Brehm in 2013 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, where she was a student in the class of my friend Norbert Prangenberg (1949-2012). During our conversation I learned that she and her family had recently been in Chile and that they were planning on going there again as her husband had family there. […]” 
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Videos

Exhibition Walkabout STEFANIE BREHM & HILDEGARD ELMA feel color at Galerie Judith Andreae

Exhibition Walkabout STEFANIE BREHM & HILDEGARD ELMA feel color at Galerie Judith Andreae

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Glazed columns before and after glaze firing
Glazed columns before and after glaze firing
Glazed columns before and after glaze firing
Notwithstanding an initial reluctance to settle on a particular material, colours play a key role on or in all of the materials she uses as they sort of blend into the material. Form and colour, sculpture and painting form a whole. The vibrancy of the colours is enhanced by the brilliant surface of a glaze or plastic.
Prof. Dr. Johannes Kirschenmann
News

News

Aktuelles

Exhibition in the Museum Ratibor Castle in Roth
In July and August 2021 Stefanie Brehm's ceramic columns can be seen in the ceremonial hall of the castle.
Vernissage: 02.07.2021 at 18.30 (the artist is present)
Exhibition duration: 03.07. - 29.08.2021
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10-17
Museum Ratibor Castle, Hauptstraße 1, 91154 Roth, Tel. 09171 848-532 
www.schloss-ratibor.de

Artima Award
Stefanie Brehm is the winner of this year’s ARTIMA Award of the Mannheimer Versicherung. The prize comes with a presentation of her ceramic columns at Art Karlsruhe in February 2022.

Monograph – Stefanie Brehm Works
Stefanie Brehm’s artist’s catalogue represents her work of the past 5 years with selected works. As part of the catalogue sponsorship of the Berufsverband Bildender Künstler Mittelfranken (BBK), in collaboration with Wildner+Designer she realised her extensive and high-quality catalogue. It was presented at the end of September 2020 as part of the debutants’ exhibition at the Künstlerhaus Nuremberg.
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