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Fritz Maierhofer

Jeweller
Published: 10.04.2017

Bio

Fritz Maierhofer, 1941, born in Vienna, Austria . Artist that lives and works in Vienna, studied a traditional Goldsmith Apprenticeship with Anton Heldwein, and has works at the following collections among others: Österreichisches Museum Für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim, Victoria And Albert Museum, London, National Museum Of Scotland, Edinburgh, Art Gallery Of Western Australia, Perth.

Statement

I create my works as independent as small sculptures and to be hung on the wall to bring them closer to their audience. Jewellery should not be put away in cases but kept where it is visible when not worn. The relationship between an item of jewellery and the wearer is intense, which means that it is worn both consciously and with emotion at the right moment. Thus it passes on its signals and messages.

I interpret my jewellery objects as signs of an inner order that I, myself, have created and which I attempt to impart to others as well. In order to go beyond this attempt to be understood, I need to feel a certain degree of sensitivity on the part of those who experience my work. My language is not codified. I constantly create new words which develop out of impressions throughout my life – out of my quite subjectively felt present and past. My language is formed from reflection on what I have experienced first-hand, from phenomena, and perhaps also from yearnings in the daily world. Themes and priorities can change in the process. What „concerns“ me need to be transported further, not in words, but fixed and made touchable. In stable signals – to be worn on the body. It is my hope that those who wear my jewellery will grasp my message and become transmitters of my thoughts in my artificial language.

 

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2022:
Fair  28 Apr 2022 - 02 May 2022  Florence Jewellery Week 2022.
Exhibition  22 Jan 2022 - 12 Mar 2022  Rings ! at Houston.
2021:
Exhibition  28 Aug 2021 - 12 Sep 2021  Budapest Jewelry Week 2021.
Exhibition  05 Jun 2021 - 17 Jul 2021  Rings !.
2020:
Exhibition  17 Nov 2020 - 08 Jan 2021  Two of a Kind.
Exhibition  23 Jun 2020 - 12 Jul 2020  Friedrich Becker Prize 2020 Exhibition.
Award giving  23 Jun 2020 - 23 Jun 2020  Friedrich Becker Prize 2020 Winner.
Meeting  28 May 2020 - 04 Jun 2020  CANCELED / Firenze Preziosa 2020.
2019:
Exhibition  28 Sep 2019 - 17 Nov 2019  Earth and Light by Fritz Maierhofer and Margit Hart.
Exhibition  23 May 2019 - 28 Jun 2019  Space and Faces by Fritz Maierhofer.
2017:
Meeting  07 Jul 2017 - 09 Jul 2017  20:20 Visions Conference.
Exhibition  22 Apr 2017 - 15 May 2017  Berührungspunkte by Fritz Maierhofer and Margit Hart.
Exhibition  10 Mar 2017 - 07 May 2017  Private Confessions. The Drawings of Jewellery Artists.
Fair  08 Mar 2017 - 14 Mar 2017  Schmuck 2017.
Exhibition  18 Feb 2017 - 23 Apr 2017  Make.
2016:
Exhibition  09 Dec 2016 - 26 Dec 2016  ReFashioning Austria.
Exhibition  16 Apr 2016 - 17 Apr 2016  ArtWalk.
Exhibition  01 Apr 2016 - 08 May 2016  Ausstellung Fritz Maierhofer. Anlässlich seines 75. Geburtstages.
2015:
Exhibition  08 Oct 2015 - 05 Nov 2015  Gioelli e Sculture. Retrospettiva 1970 - 2015 by Fritz Maierhofer.
Exhibition  17 Apr 2015 - 05 Jul 2015  Retrospective of jewellery and objects by Fritz Maierhofer.
2013:
Exhibition  10 Oct 2013 - 15 Dec 2013  Sconfinamenti / Digressions.
2012:
Exhibition  24 May 2012 - 24 Jun 2012  Blooming Art.
Meeting  24 May 2012 - 24 May 2012  Fritz Maierhofer: Jewellery and More.
Exhibition  04 May 2012 - 05 Aug 2012  The Schullin Collection.
Exhibition  23 Mar 2012 - 23 Mar 2012  FRITZ GOES FASHION!.
2011:
Exhibition  01 Dec 2011 - 22 Dec 2011  BETWEEN EAST AND WEST.
Meeting  14 Jun 2011 - 14 Jun 2011  Margit Hart and Fritz Maierhofer: Nature and Structure.
Exhibition  19 Apr 2011 - 22 May 2011  Homage to Guariento Gold in Contemporary Jewellery.
Exhibition  09 Apr 2011 - 15 May 2011  POSITIONS OF CONTEMPORARY JEWELRY ART.
Exhibition  17 Mar 2011 - 21 Mar 2011  Five of a kind. Positions in Usable Art.
Exhibition  24 Feb 2011 - 23 Apr 2011  Fritz Maierhofer: 70 rings.
2010:
Exhibition  30 Nov 2010 - 15 Jan 2011  Five of a kind. Positionen anwendbarer Kunst.
Exhibition  19 Nov 2010 - 30 Nov 2010  Barcelona-Tokyo: Klimt02 meets MIDO.
Exhibition  16 Apr 2010 - 15 May 2010  Material and Colour.
2009:
Exhibition  03 Dec 2009 - 31 Dec 2009  One pair of Cufflinks.
Exhibition  12 Nov 2009 - 22 Dec 2009  Fritz Maierhofer: Jewelry, Sculptures & Furniture Projects.
Exhibition  10 Nov 2009 - 10 Nov 2009  Katrhyn Partington: Schmuck aus Grossbritannien.
Exhibition  15 Sep 2009 - 25 Oct 2009  Paper Jewellery: poor jewellery.
Fair  11 Mar 2009 - 17 Mar 2009  Schmuck : The program 2009.
2008:
Exhibition  07 Feb 2008 - 01 Mar 2008  02.1941.
2007:
Exhibition  16 Nov 2007 - 22 Dec 2007  Contemporary Jewellery.
Exhibition  31 May 2007 - 13 Sep 2007  New concepts, new languages, new gallery.

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Book:  1990s Jewellery. The Hans Schullin Collection. Beer, SophieArnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2017
Book:  Private Confessions. Drawing & Jewellery. Maurer Zilioli, EllenArnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2016
Book:  Jewellery 1970–2015. Bollmann Collection. Arnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2015
Book:  New Rings, 500+ Designs from around the World. Estrada, NicolasThames & Hudson:  London,  2011
Book:  Fritz Maierhofer. Jewellery and more!. Koschatzky-Elias, Gabriela; Aigner, Carl; Turner, Ralf; Grassetto, Graziella Folchini; Lang, Manfred M.; Schrage, DieterArnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2007
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Catalogue:  Fritz Maierhofer “ jewellery and moore!”. Gabriela KoschatzkyArnoldsche:  2006
Catalogue:  Re - view aspects of austrian jewellery art 1945 – 2003. Japan,  2003
Tokyo
Catalogue:  Wiener Schmuck Tendenzen 1936 – 1991. 1992
Book:  Austrian Architecture and Design – Beyond Tradition in the 1990. 1991
Art institut of chicago
Book:  Schmuckstücke – Der Impuls der Modere in Europa. 1991
Catlogue:  Ornamenta 1 internationale Schmuckkunst. 1989
Book:  Der Ring im Wandel der Zeit. 1987
Book:  Schmuck, die internationale Avantgarde. 1986
P. Dormer, R.Turner
Catalogue:  Gioliello, Arte Contemporanea d´ Austria. 1984
Galerie am Graben 
Catalogue:  Contemporary Jewellery - the National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo. 1982
Book:  The Best in Contemporary Jewellery. Watkins, DavidRotoVision:  Hove, 
Book:  Jewelry of Our Time. Dormer, Peter; English, Helen DruttRizzoli:  New York, 
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