raphaela riepl artist
photo: Helga Traxler
Raphaela Riepl 
studio@raphaelariepl.com 
0043 699 11810268
www.raphaelariepl.com
Organic shapes show complexity. They tell stories about all the detours, trials, doubts and decisions that bring depth into life. In my work I follow that complexity and create shapes that are full of information itself. Lines and colors carry those stories and can be understood intuitively. 
Drawings are my basis, as they can be done at any place and any time. The expression is direct and immediate. 
When working with light, I am fascinated that the idea of solid borders is falling apart. There is a light source emitting light and there is the actual light spreading in its surrounding space – changing its atmosphere and mixing in with everything it can reach.


RAPHAELA RIEPL, CV

1985 born in Linz, Austria 
2005–2010 Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (Gunter Damisch)
2008 ENSBA Paris (Tadashi Kawamata)
2010-2015 New York 
2015 Bartenbach Academy 
currently lives and works in Vienna


SHOWS

2017
FERRARI ZÖCHLING x RAPHAELA RIEPL, FERRARI ZÖCHLING SHOP, Vienna
Libelle spricht zu Wasserlatsche (solo), Die Requisite, Vienna
Drawing from the Future, Salon für Kunstbuch 21er Haus, Vienna
Franz the lonely Austrionaut release # 12, Spektakel, Vienna

2016
Franz the lonely Austrionaut release # 11, Spektakel, Vienna
cologne ?, mumok Bibliothek, Vienna

2015 
Art Groupie, Industra, Brno
love with me talk with me walk me, wellwellwell, Vienna

2014
Getränke 2, Cumberlandstraße, Vienna
Pyramid Scheme, pop up 25th street BK, New York

2013
some roads to somewhere, Hilger BROTkunsthalle, Vienna
Curate NYC, Local Project, New York

2012
Höhenrausch, OK Offenes Kulturhaus, Linz
Riepl & Co Marianas Trench Discoveries Inc., OPEN SOURCE gallery, New York
The Battle of Sheepshead Bay, Filmcasino/ Sub Kino, Vienna; OPEN SOURCE gallery/ Indie screen/ Spectacle Theatre, New York

2011 
jellohead projection, Local Project, New York
uni and the deep fried squid leg, Northside Open Studios, New York
associated, OPEN SOURCE gallery, New York
adorable steamed sea urchin (solo), OPEN SOURCE gallery, New York

2010
Deborah, the wrong place at the wrong time, OPEN SOURCE gallery, New York
Surf & Turf (Thesis work), Semperdepot, Vienna

2009 
Welches Leben? Zwischen Beruf und Berufung, Semperdepot, Vienna
Wo der Pfeffer wächst, Kro Art contemporary, Vienna

2007 
Im Zentrum am Rande, Weinstadtmuseum, Krems
Menschenbilder, Galerie 422, Gmunden


RESIDENCIES

2017 Perspektiven Attersee, Attersee
2016 Perspektiven Attersee (Franz the lonely Austrionaut), Attersee