Vol. 12.19.2017 | Bernd Haussmann

December 19, 2017

ABOUT BERND HAUSSMANN

Bernd Haussmann’s artwork explores gesture, color, and texture in paintings on metal, acrylic, glass, wood, canvas and paper, mimicking the effects of time, temperature and the environment on surfaces. Born and educated in Germany, Haussmann has been a long-time resident of the North Shore of Boston and Maine, where he maintains studios. Haussmann’s work has been exhibited worldwide at venues such as Art Hong Kong, San Francisco Art Fair, Art Santa Fe, Miami Project, Toronto International Art, and others. His work is in numerous corporate and museum collections, including the Danforth Museum of Art, the Lyman Allyn Museum of Art, the Longview Museum of Art, Montserrat College of Art, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, and the Museum der Stadt Reutlingen.

Bernd Haussmann born in Tuebingen, Germany, has been a US resident since 1994. He divides his time between his studios north of Boston and in western Maine where he also works with his wife Anne on a 400-acre nature project.

Haussmann embraces the dialogue with his audience and the inclusion of the environment into his work. He engages in interactive projects and collaborations such as "Video Sonic Project" with the Media Institute of the University of Tuebingen; "Darwin's Coral - One Ocean Project", a collaborative exhibit with OneWorldOneOcean; "The Third Image", a photo project with Rick Ashley; "The Nucleus Project" with Werner Trotter; and others. He engages scientists in a non-verbal dialogue, "Dialogues", at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT; participates in transatlantic exhibitions such as "KunstTraject langs de Leie", Belgium, and "Art in Embassies", Brussels; creates site-specific exhibitions such as at the ballroom of the Goethe Institute Boston; and more.

Haussmann also enjoys the exchange with fellow artists and students. He has been a mentor and educator at Lesley University, Art Institute of Boston, and at New Hampshire Institute of Art; and since 2014 has been offering courses at the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, Truro; the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown; and the Montserrat College of Art, Beverly. He was the artist-in-residence at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, 2012 - 2015.

Haussmann exhibits nationally and internationally, in galleries and non-profit venues. His work has also been visible at numerous art fairs such as Art Hong Kong, San Francisco Art Fair, Art Santa Fe, Texas Contemporary, Dallas Art Fair, Miami Project, Toronto International Art Fair, Los Angeles Art Show, Art Miami, and others.