Sandra Lieners

Sandra Lieners’ work analyses the relationship between analog and digital through classical painting and reflects the digital aesthetic that surrounds us. As a millennial, she has witnessed the birth of cell phones, the first computers, the internet and the constant growth of the digital in our daily lives. This digital aesthetic is opposed by the use of the noble and ancient technique of oil painting and the use of art history references that are planted directly and indirectly within the work. The "Beyond the surface" series developed in different places between 2017 and 2019 traces urban collages, lost visuals with "dirty" connotations through oil painting. In the 2020 series “the Green”, the classic subject of landscapes is interpreted through a contemporary lens that decomposes and pixelates the subject matter. The 2020 series "The light" pushes the blurriness that is omnipresent in Lieners' work as far as possible. A blur that recalls the photographic lens and the backlight in photography. The correlation between "high art" and "low art" is intensified because of the "white cube" context in which the works exist in their final presentation. The new works of 2021 lead the artist’s canon towards reflection on portraiture and feminism. A reflected contemporary conceptual painting approach that’s loaded with references.


Education & Residencies


2021 Residence Gornji Grad, artist residency, visual arts, Slovenia


2019 Kulturkontakt, artist residency, visual arts, Vienna, Austria

2017 SVA, artist residency, painting and mixed media, New York, USA


2016 University of Applied Arts, fine arts/arts and communication practices diploma with honors, Vienna, Austria

2014 Accademia di belle arti, painting, diploma with honors, Florence, Italy


Awards & Grants


2019 Laureate, Biannual artist in residency, Laudon Palace, Kulturkontakt Austria, Vienna, Austria

2018 Laureate, Cultural encouragement price, County of Sanem, Luxembourg

2018 Laureate, Pierre Werner Award, Luxembourg


2017 Nominee, Edward Steichen Award - Luxembourg resident in NYC, Luxembourg

2017 Grant, Ministry of Culture, City of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

2014 Grant, OEAD, Vienna, Austria


2012 Scholarship of excellence, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria


Public Collections


Villa Vauban - Luxembourg City Museum of Art, Luxembourg


MNHA - National Museum of History and Art, Luxembourg, Luxemourg

Municipality of Sanem, Sanem, Luxembourg

Ministry of Culture, Luxembourg


Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Luxembourg

CAPE - Centre des Arts Pluriels, Ettelbruck, Luxembourg

Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence, Italy
Solo shows at Ceysson Gallery
Sandra Lieners , Wandhaff
December 11, 2021 - February 19, 2022


Solo Shows

2021
Interlude, galerie Ceysson & Bénétière, Wandhaff, Luxembourg

2020
Réalités augmentées – new paintings, curated by Hans Fellner, Fellner contemporary, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

In the now, Valentiny foundation, Remich, Luxembourg

Progressive decay, E&Y, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

2018
Beyond the surface of south korea, Artikuss, Soleuvre, Luxembourg


2016
Myth and Mess, CAPE – Centre des Arts Pluriels, Ettelbruck, Luxembourg


2015
The unseen, art cube #2, curated by Christian Lepsien, Chamber of commerce, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Group Shows

2022
Open circle, with Martine Pinnel, curated by Anne Reding, Esch 2022 – European Capital of culture, Schlassgoart, Pavillon du Centenaire, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

Festival, galleria de arte, Solar Das Bouças, Portugal


2021
Fellner contemporary booth, Luxembourg Art Week, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
BitburgART, Bitburg, Germany


2020
Salon du CAL, Luxembourg Art Week, Tramsschapp, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Fellner contemporary booth, Luxembourg Art Week – 3D edition, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

De gudde wellen, Arts Auction, Online, Luxembourg


2019
Salon du CAL, Luxembourg Art Week, Tramsschapp, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Transcultural emancipation, curated by Ursula Maria Probst, Fluc, Vienna, Austria

White noise, BKA, Vienna, Austria

(dis)connect, Studio Gredlerstrasse, Vienna, Austria
Bipolar, Roland Schauls & Sandra Lieners, galerie Schlassgoart, Pavillon du Centenaire, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg


2018
New painting luxembourg, curated by Didier Damiani, Neimenster, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Salon du CAL, Luxembourg Art Week, Tramsschapp, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Art2cure, galerie l’indépendance, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Intro – peinture 2.0, galerie Konschthaus beim engel, Luxembourg, Luxembourg


2017
Françoise Ley & Sandra Lieners, 1535 Creative Hub, Differdange, Luxembourg
Salon du CAL, Luxembourg Art Week, Tramsschapp, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Art2cure, galerie l’indépendance, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Triennale jeune création, curated by Anouk Wies, Rotondes/Cercle Cité, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Open studio show, SVA, 141 west 21st street, New York, USA

Kunst als kommunikative praxis, curated by Barbara Putz-Plecko, galerie Freihausgasse Villach, Austria
Uecht, Boulevard Prince Henri, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg


2016
Salon du CAL, Luxembourg Art Week, Hall Victor Hugo, Luxembourg city, Luxembourg

Art2cure, galerie l’indépendance, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Zaepert, rue Joseph Kieffer, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg


2015
Artefakte, curated by Franziska Maderthaner, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria

Die weisse ab-haus-verkaufs-kunstschau #4, curated by Alexandra Grausam, Das Weisse Haus, Vienna, Austria
Extra muros, curated by Christine Walentiny, Cedies/Casino – forum d’art contemporain, Luxembourg, Luxembourg


2014
Legami/Bonds, exhibition Conception, Strozzina ccc, Florence, Italy
Segno Contemporaneo, curated by Massimo Orsini, Marco Raffaele, Vincenzo Ventimiglia, Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence, Italy


2013
Une affaire luxembourgeoise, curated by Sandra Schwender, Das Weisse Haus, Vienna
Art
Week, Vienna, Austria

Ich sehe deine worte nicht in farbe, curated by Franziska Maderthaner, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria

The essence’13, Künstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria
Un peu d'art frais
Blog Marie-Anne Lorge - Marie-Anne Lorgé
January 08, 2022
Voir le fichier