Sylvie Ringer


Drawing, Installation

About Sylvie Ringer

Sylvie Ringer’s artistic practice interprets nature metaphorically as a mirror to human emotion. In her drawings with charcoal, pigments, pastels, colored pencils, and ink, she creates impressive subjective views of pristine nature, while also providing a glimpse into the human soul. The Canadian-born artist finds her inspiration primarily from locations that are of historic, mythological, or personal importance. In particular, recent projects have been inspired by the landscapes of Malcolm Island, Vidette Lake, and Kamloops.

How can things that are ephemeral and intangible be made visible? How do we give shape to the atmosphere of a particular place, or the mood, the energy, the subjective emotion of that place? To what extent is our world view influenced by our own knowledge and subjective perception? Sylvie Ringer’s drawings, which are generally presented in installations, take the viewers along on a fascinating journey that provides a variety of potential answers to these questions.

Sylvie Ringer (*1983 in Kamloops) studied at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg) from 2007 to 2012. She has received numerous prizes and grants for her artistic work, including a travel grant from the HAW in 2010 to go to Kyoto, Japan, a DAAD travel grant in 2015, and a project grant from the Hamburg Cultural Foundation (Hamburgische Kulturstiftung) in 2020. In recent years, her work has been exhibited at the Fifty Fifty Gallery, Victora (2021), at the Kunstverein Ellwangen (2020), at the Kunsthaus Hamburg (2020), at Galerie Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg (2018), and at the Palais für aktuelle Kunst in Glückstadt