M A N F R E D M Ü L L E R
Manfred Müller was born 1950 in Düsseldorf, Germany. From 1967 to 1970 he apprenticed as a technical draftsman, receiving his state license as an engineering draftsman. From 1971 to 1975 he studied visual communication at the Fachlochschule Düsseldorf and from 1976 to 1981 he attended the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf, Germany - studying under Erwin Heerich (1922-2004). After leaving the Kunstakademie in 1981 he was awarded a Cité des Artes Scholarship, Paris, France and received grants from the city of Düsseldorf in 1983, and the German Industry Endowment of the Arts in 1985. In 1989 Müller relocated to Los Angeles. Recent selected solo and group exhibitions include: Objects are Closer Than They Appear, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, CA, 2014; Framing Abstraction: Mark, Symbol, Signifier, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, CA, 2011; Heidi Cho Gallery, New York, NY, 2010; Heliotropo, Galerie Lopez Quiroga, Mexico City, Mexico, 2010. Public Artworks include: 2002, When a Person Plants a Tree..., public installation, Civic Center and Library, Agora Hills, CA; 2000, Ringrotsiebzehngrad (ringredsevendegrees), Universtät Münster, commissioned by the city of Münster, Germany; 1998, Twilight and Yearning, installation beneath the Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA. Manfred Müller maintains studios in Düsseldorf, Germany and Santa Monica, California.
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