Therese Eisenmann Biography

Therese Eisenmann




Painter and printmaker Therese Eisenmann was born the youngest of four siblings in 1953, in the town of Gosau in Salzkammergut, Austria. She attended the University of Design in Linz, receiving her diploma in 1977, before moving to South Tyroll to live and work in the Saben Abbey in Klausen. Her summers there were spent in the Hochebirge, or high mountains, living alone in a tent and working on paintings and drawings; winters, when she was predominantly indoors, were for focusing on printmaking. The themes of nature, animals, and the female form and solitude recur throughout her career. Eisenmann credits her time spent in nature, working and living alone as a woman and artist, and the solitude of the Abbey as her biggest influences.

She received the Talent Promotion Prize of the State of Upper Austria (1978/79), a travel scholarship from the Kulturring der Wirtschaft, Arezzo (1991), the Kiwanis Druckgrafikpreis (2003) and the Landeskulturpreis für bildende Kunst, Oberösterreich (2009). She has exhibited and continues to exhibit throughout Europe. She currently lives and works in Neumarkt, Germany.