Born in Bad Kreuznach, Germany
Studied art education at the Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart
Study of Art History, University of Stuttgart
1974 - 1979
Continuation of art studies, Joh. Gutenberg University, Mainz. State examination in the field of art.
since 1979
Freelance artist
Study trip to California, San Francisco, Los Angeles
1984 - 2002
Lectureships at the University of Applied Sciences for Design in Wiesbaden, at the Catholic University of Applied Sciences in Mainz, in the Art Department of the Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz
Study trip to Senegal, West Africa, exhibition participation at the Centre Dynamique in Dakar
Sponsorship Award of the State of Rheinland-Pfalz
Design of the foyer of the Elly-Heuss-School, Wiesbaden
Art award for painting of the city of Bad Kreuznach
BBK travel grant to Kutaisi, West Georgia
Start of numerous study trips to Italy
since 2004
Studio in Oestrich-Winkel in the Rheingau region
Design of the forecourt new anthropology, University of Mainz
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exhibitions | fairs | awards

solo exhibitions

Silvia Willkens and Raffaelle Rossi, Gallery Rother Winter, Wiesbaden, Germany
Silvia Willkens and Ulli Böhmelmann, Gallery Rother Winter, Wiesbaden, Germany
Hertz Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Demoiselles, Gallery Christine Rother, Wiesbaden, Germany
Kwai Fung Hin, Hongkong
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Silvia Wilkens

The finely crafted acrylic chalk paintings by Silvia Willkens depict human faces or figures that are reminiscent of the Renaissance in a modern way. The coloring is soft, mostly held in earthy tones. Her image of human beings appears timeless and universal. For Silvia Willkens, these are her collective faces. The eyes are particularly interesting and lively, making contact with the viewer from every angle. In our increasingly fast-paced age, these images are balm for the soul and exert an almost meditative effect. 1953 Born in Bad Kreuznach, 1971 studied art education at the Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart, 1972 studied art history, University of Stuttgart, 1974 continued art studies, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz. State examination in art, 1979 freelance artist, 1984 to 2002 teaching assignments in Wiesbaden and Mainz, 1992 design of the foyer of the Elly Heuss School, Wiesbaden, 2004 studio in Oestrich-Winkel in the Rheingau, 2012 design of the forecourt New Anthropology, University of Mainz.Portrait @ Peter Pulkowski