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, see.me 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 Palo Alto, California, and as a physician in the subspecialty Gynecologic Oncology at Stanford University, California.