press release

Bettina Sellmann | Hello Color
Exhibition: 28 January – 8 March 2017
Opening 27 January at 7pm
Wed-Sat 13-18h

Hello Color

Galerie Gilla Lörcher | Contemporary Art is very pleased to present the third solo show of Bettina Sellmann: « Hello Color » and we invite you to join us for the opening on 27th January at 7pm

Hello! Colored acrylic glass, burst. Eeeu! Shards of smashed wine and beer bottles – gaily colored leftovers of the art scene, an opening, the artist's studio. Yay! Horned or crowned - four large scale paintings with cut diamonds on top, fake but brightly colored and Kawaii! sort of, half scribbled half painted in pink and baby-blue. How cute! Dancing Figures, dissolving in abstract forms and color. Creepy-crawly! Floating eyes and multiplied arms. So funny! All loose and light and wow and … Color.

Bettina Sellmann studied from 1992 to 1997 at Städelschule Frankfurt, Germany with Jörg Immendorff, Christa Näher und Thomas Bayrle (Meisterschülerin). She also holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Hunter College in New York City, where she lived and worked for 11 years. Since 2010 she lives and works in Berlin. She was awarded the Skowhegan Residency and the DAAD Jahresstipendium (German Academic Exchange Service Year Stipend), among others.
Her works have been shown in numerous galleries and institutions internationally (Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston; University Art Museum, Albany, NY; Derek Eller Gallery, NYC; Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, NYC; Fredericks Freiser Gallery, NYC; American Fine Arts, NYC; Gavin Brown Passerby, NYC; Greener Pastures Gallery, Toronto, Canada; Kinkead Contemporary, Los Angeles; Vienna Art Foundation; Villa Jauss, Oberstdorf; Galerie Frank Schlag, Essen; Wonderloch Kellerland, Berlin; Galerie Wolfstädter, Frankfurt a.M.; Galerie Bernd Kugler, Innsbruck ; Galerie Gilla Lörcher | Contemporary Art, Berlin; among others) and are part of international private and public collections, such as the Olbricht Collection and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.