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I am from the waves

I am from the waves, from the forest, open skies and mountain peaks; I am from the sidewalks, subways, soirées and coffee shops.  Midwest, West Coast, East Coast, Europe.  I was raised between Portland, Oregon and Kansas City and studied in Boston and Salzburg.  Born in the Colorado mountains, I have made the mountains of Austria my home.  “A person who does not act and think creatively ceases to be an image of God” (unknown)—I create because I am from the Creator.

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The characters I paint
live and love unapologetically, passionately, and with the strength of vulnerability.

They challenge and embolden us
to live freely and to
shine.

An art world maverick, Adrienne Egger has a boundary-pushing attitude.  Fusing her resilient energy with adventurous light-heartedness, she opens doors and breaks down barriers with charisma, confidence and warmth.

 

Best known for her crowd-stopping figurative paintings, Adrienne’s prize-winning style – like many aspects of her life  – defies easy categorization.  Harnessing aspects of narrative, impressionism and expressionism, her innately curious nature seeks new means and experiments with a variety of materials in order to capture feelings, culture and humanity. For there, between her easy smile and light touch, lies the true gift of the artist.

 

Through a life spanning nearly 5 decades spent equally on two continents, she has come to understand that we are all the same, wanting to be understood.  This is reflected in the international scope of her collector base, private & corporate, found everywhere from Hong Kong, San Francisco, Aspen, New York, London, Ibiza, Paris, Hamburg, Vienna, and München, to a charity auction at a polo tournament in St Moritz, the living room of Austrian rock’n’roller Andreas Gabalier, or even your neighbor down the street. 

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The imagination knows no borders,
nor does the heart.

Or how else should a business/psychology student from the Rocky Mountains end up an award-winning artist in the Alps?

An art world maverick, Adrienne Egger has a boundary-pushing attitude.  Fusing her resilient energy with adventurous light-heartedness, she opens doors and breaks down barriers with charisma, confidence and warmth.

 

Best known for her crowd-stopping figurative paintings, Adrienne’s prize-winning style – like many aspects of her life  – defies easy categorization.  Harnessing aspects of narrative, impressionism and expressionism, her innately curious nature seeks new means and experiments with a variety of materials in order to capture feelings, culture and humanity. For there, between her easy smile and light touch, lies the true gift of the artist.

 

Through a life spanning nearly 5 decades spent equally on two continents, she has come to understand that we are all the same, wanting to be understood.  This is reflected in the international scope of her collector base, private & corporate, found everywhere from Hong Kong, San Francisco, Aspen, New York, London, Ibiza, Paris, Hamburg, Vienna, and München, to a charity auction at a polo tournament in St Moritz, the living room of Austrian rock’n’roller Andreas Gabalier, or even your neighbor down the street. 

From award-winning luxury lifestyle magazines, respected curatorial publications, to multiple-page spreads in the local bank magazine, Adrienne’s thoughts and approachable style of reflection are popularly well-documented. She illuminates that what becomes seen in the light of reflection is not always beautiful. Witnessing the crushing frustrations of her artistic single mother as an impoverished 8-year-old girl as she did is neither beautiful nor inspiring. 

 

This is the essence of Adrienne’s work:  she holds out her hand to us and challenges us to take our vulnerabilities, our messes as well as our victories, and turn them into something we can love.  With deep empathy beyond words and conventions, her exquisite talent and honest elegance transform intangible feelings into visual storyscapes, a simple painting exercise into a personal revelation, or an event into a living fantasy.

 

Be it through her artwork, workshops, design, handbag collection or events, Adrienne elevates everyone her work touches, revealing the extraordinary in ourselves in order to comfort us, lift us up, and laugh with us. 

From award-winning luxury lifestyle magazines, respected curatorial publications, to multiple-page spreads in the local bank magazine, Adrienne’s thoughts and approachable style of reflection are popularly well-documented. She illuminates that what becomes seen in the light of reflection is not always beautiful. Witnessing the crushing frustrations of her artistic single mother as an impoverished 8-year-old girl as she did is neither beautiful nor inspiring. ​

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Aerial View of Barren Land

AWARDS

2022        Finalist, It's Art Call, The Cult House London

 

2018/9     Artist of the Year Finalist, Circle Foundation of the Arts 

2015         Artinfo Artist of the Year, Jury selection by Daler-Rowney UK, 2015 

2014         2. Place, “Scapes” Art-Competition.net 

 

2015         Winning Artist ARTPROTAGONIST, Arteficiolinea 

 

2014/5      ARTslant Multiple Showcase Winner 

2014         Special Recognition, Upstream People Gallery

2011          Special Recognition, Light Space & Time Gallery

GALLERY AFFILIATIONS

Habitat Contemporary Art, Leedy-Voulkos Center, Kansas City USA

Artoui – Home of Unique Art, Munich Germany

Saatchi Art - featured artist interview “Inside the Studio” 

 

Singulart Curated Online Gallery 

EDUCATION

University of Salzburg, Psychology 2002-2005

Summer Academy Salzburg, Large Format Analog Photography with Lynne Cohen 2002

Boston University, School of Management, Merit Scholarship Recipient 1995-1997

EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibitions / Installations

2024        As Near As I Am Far: USA Debut Exhibition, Habitat Contemporary Art, Leedy-Voulkos Center, Kansas City, USA

2024        UNARTIG, Avantgarde Baroque Ball and Showcase Exhibition, Mozarthaus St Gilgen AT

2023        COSMO CHERRY BOMB SUGAR LIPS, St Peter Stiftskulinarium, Salzburg AT

2022        Wolferl & Nannerl sind unARTig, Mozarthaus St Gilgen AT

2022        Himmelsfunken - Keine irdische Macht (Messages from Heaven - No Earthly Power), Ambiente am Riesnerhof, Mondsee AT

2022        FEMMOBILITY - What do dreams know of boundaries? Dynamic Woman past, present and future. Presented by the Wiener Linien, Remise Transportation Museum, Vienna AT

2020        CANCELLED (Covid-19) Installation “Tramwaytag 2020”,

                  Wiener Linien, Vienna 

 

2019        Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Dom Gallery, Wiener Neustadt AT

 

2019        Wine & Design Riesnerhof, Mondsee AT

 

2018        Polo Cup, St. Moritz CH

 

2018        Polo Cup, Ascona CH 

 

2017        Myth, Mythology & Fairytale, ArtMonopol Gallery,

                Schloss Walpersdorf AT

2017        Philipp Senn Architecture, St. Moritz CH

 

2016/17    5* Thermenhotel Ronacher, Bad Kleinkirchheim AT

2016        Heile Welt--A Perfectly Imperfect World, Vital Hotel Villa Seilern,

                 Bad Ischl AT

 

2015        Scalaria Eventhotel, St. Wolfgang on Wolfgangsee AT

 

2014        +blitzblau Architekten, Hallein by Salzburg AT

Group Exhibitions

2024       Statement Art – The Young Rebels of Neoexpressionism, Artoui, Munich DE

2023       Ensemble 02, Art Can Collective Group Show, Paris FR

2022       Take A Chance on Me - Vienna Calling III, Art Can Collective Group Show,, Vienna AT

2018        Modern Woman Modern Culture, ArtMonopol, Salzburg AT

 

2018        Vienna Calling I, Art Can Collective Group Show, Gallery ArtPool, Vienna AT

 

2016        What Is the Point?, Art Can Collective Group Show, Strand Gallery, London UK

 

2015        ArtProtagonist, Arteficiolinea, Villa Contarini, Padova IT

 

2015        Hope Culture, Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart DE

 

2015        Prebiennale, ArT Studio Gallery, Venedig IT

 

2015        “Grand Salon”, Bad Säckingen DE

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