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I work with color and surfaces. 

In mixed media of egg tempera and oil on chalk or acrylic grounded canvas and wood, I use colors in points, lines and planes. For me, trying and probing different media is essential for the process of painting and essential for painting itself. Alternating between painting and different print techniques such as monotype, lithograph, aquatint and etching, I develop series of figures, heads, animals, and landscapes. The motives are derived from daily life experiences, i.e., waiting people at the bus stop, animals from the farm I worked on, landscapes of the area I grew up in. 


2003                           Academy Letter (Diploma)        

1998-2005                  Medicine at Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany

1997-2003                  Fine Arts/ Painting with Prof. Markus Lüpertz at Academy of Fine Arts Düsseldorf, Germany

1996                           University Entrance Diploma (Classical Languages), Altes Gymnasium Bremen, Germany


Awards and Fellowships

Nov 2020-Dec 2022   Artist in Residence at CASP (Cubberley Artist Studio Program), Palo Alto, CA, USA

Dec 2007-April 2008  Guest Fellowship/ Artist in Residence at Akademie Schloss Solitude Stuttgart, Germany 

2003                           Travel Award, German Academic Scholarship Foundation: 4-month stay in Rome, Italy

2002                           Master Pupil of Prof. Markus Lüpertz

2001-2007                  Fellowship, German Academic Scholarship Foundation 


Selected Solo Shows 

2018                           ‘Aquatint State Proofs’, Gallery 409, Vallejo, CA

2017                           ‘Lux Mundi’, St. Josef Church, Rheydt, Germany

2014                           ‘Monotypes’, Schuebbe Inc., Düsseldorf, Germany

2012                           ‘Heads’, Schuebbe Projects Düsseldorf, Germany              

2005                           ... es ist eine alte Geschichte, Schübbe Projects, Düsseldorf, Germany

2004                           Menschenbilder, Schuebbe Projects, Düsseldorf, Germany

                                   Bilder in Mischtechnik, Villa de Bank, Enschede, Netherlands 

2003                           Malerei und Lithographie, Rheinische Kliniken Mönchengladbach, Germany 

2002                           Bilder in Mischtechnik, Galerie Anna Klinkhammer, Düsseldorf, Germany 


Selected Group Shows

2022                           Open Studios, Cubberley Artist Studio Program, CASP, Palo Alto, California, USA

2021                           Open Studios, Cubberley Artist Studio Program, CASP, Palo Alto, California, USA

                                   ArtUP, limited editions prints from artists of CASP, Palo Alto, California, USA

2020                           Corona-Karten, Group Show, St. Franziskus, Rheydt, Germany

2017                           Group Show, Schuebbe Inc., Düsseldorf, Germany

2016                           BOS 2015, Thread Studios, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2013                           Works on Paper, Schuebbe Inc., Düsseldorf, Germany

                                   The Story of the Creatives, gallery, New York, USA

                                   Square, spacewomb gallery, New York, USA

2012                           Landscapes, Schuebbe Projects, Düsseldorf, Germany 

                                   Group Show of Gallery Artists, Schuebbe Projects, Düsseldorf, Germany 

                                   BOS 2012, Thread Studios, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2011                           Open Studios, 52 O Street, Washington DC, USA

2010                           Group Show, Big Bear, Washington DC, USA

2009                           Group Show, NIH, Bethesda, USA 

2008                           Group Show, Schuebbe Projects, Düsseldorf, Germany 

2006                           The Germans, Stephanie Ferrario Contemporary, London, UK 

2005                           Pablo's Birthday, New York, USA 

2004                           ALDI-Edition, Aldi Süd



2020                           Corona-Zeitzeugnisse. Editor: Klaus Hurtz. Kühen Press, Germany.

2012                           Open House: O Street Studios. readysetDC, USA. Text: Laura Woods.

2008                           Herab steigt das Licht. Kühlen Press, Germany. Text: Klaus Hurtz. 

2005                           Veronica, come dance with me! Monotype Catalogue. Schuebbe Projects. Text: Heinrich Heil,                                      Düsseldorf, Germany.

2004                           Malte Renz – Onder de titel – Bilder in Mischtechnik. Villa de Bank, Enschede, Netherlands.                                        Text: Dr. Annette Lagler, Ludwig Forum for International Art Aachen Germany, Deputy Director.

2003                           Malte Renz – Paintings and Lithographs. Rheinische Kliniken Mönchengladbach, Germany.                                          Text: Anne Rossenbach, MA.

Since 2002, Malte’s work has been presented on international art fairs, including ARCO Madrid, Hong Kong Art Fair (ART HK), Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair (SH Contemporary), Art Stage Singapore, Art Cologne, Art Brussels, Art Miami, Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Puerto Rico International Art Fair (CIRCA), Art Taipei, Art Stage Jakarta, KIAF Seoul, KunstRai Amsterdam, Arte Lisboa, Art Forum Berlin, Art Moscow, CIGE Beijing.


Currently, Malte works as a painter in Düsseldorf, Germany, and as a physician and researcher at Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf.

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