biography

1949
Born in Mosbach
1971 - 1976
Studies at the State Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe with Baschang, Kalinowski and Neusel
1974 - 1976
Studied art history and art science at the University of Karlsruhe and the State Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe
1988
Villa Romana, guest stay
1989
Scholarship of the Art Foundation Baden-Württemberg
1989 -1990
Visiting professor at the State Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe
1998 - 2013
Professorship for general artistic education, focus on sculpture, at the Stuttgart State Academy of Fine Arts
2005
Blueorange Art Award of the VR-Bank Aalen
2006
Participation in Busan Sculpture Project, Busan Biennale South Korea
2007 - 2011
Hans-Thoma-Prize, State Prize for Visual Arts Baden-Württemberg
2012 - 2018
Chairman of the Artist Association of Baden-Württemberg
2017
Order of Merit of the State of Baden-Württemberg
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exhibitions | fairs | awards

solo exhibitions

2021
Gallery Rother Winter with Axel Anklam and Jan Muche
2020
Gallery Kautsch, Michelstadt with Sabine Funke
2019
Schweinfurt Art Gallery
2019
Schrade Gallery, Karlsruhe
2018
Art Association the Damian Gate Bruchsal e.V.
2018
Pokorny, Potsdam Art Association
2017
Sculptures and drawings, Gallery Rother Winter, Wiesbaden
2016
Sculpture Park Heidelberg
2016
Gallery Schlichtenmaier, Stuttgart
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Werner Pokorny

Born in Mosbach in 1949, the artist Werner Pokorny prefers to work with wood as a material, in outdoor areas with Corten steel. His figures are created by combining simple elements, which he develops into new, independent forms by stringing them together, breaking them through or hollowing them out. 1971-76 studies at the State Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe with Professors Baschang, Kalinowski and Neusel, 1974-76 studies of art history at the University of Karlsruhe and the State Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe, 1989 scholarship from the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg, 1989-90 guest professorship at the Staatl. Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe, 1998 professorship for general artistic education, focus on sculpture, at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart, 2007-2011 chairman of the Künstlerbund Baden-Württemberg, 2013 Hans-Thoma-Preis and prize of the state of Baden-Württemberg for fine arts, 2012-2018 chairman of the Künstlerbund Baden-Württemberg, 2017 Order of Merit of the state of Baden-Württemberg. Werner Pokorny lives and works in Ettlingen.