Beate Geissler


MFA, Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung, Karlsruhe, Germany
Major in Photography, Staatliche Fachakademie für Fotodesign Munich, Germany


929 West Harrison

Beate Geissler was born in Germany and live and work in Chicago. She received an MFA from the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Karlsruhe, Germany. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in museums, galleries and alternative spaces including The Renaissance Society, Chicago, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, the NGBK (New Society for Visual Arts) Berlin, the Fotomuseum Antwerp, Museum Ludwig, Köln and the Fotomuseum Winthertur in Switzerland. She has been the recipient of a number of prestigious grants and awards:  the Videonale Award, Museum of Art, Bonn, Germany; Herman-Claasen-Award Cologne, Germany; the Dean’s Research Prize, School of Art and Design, University of Illinois at Chicago, and more recently, grants from the Elizabeth Cheney Foundation and the Graham Foundation, Chicago.

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