Johanna Strobel


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The artistic work of Johanna Strobel is very versatile in the choice of her means of expression. Within an exciting play of light and shadow, the focus is often on objects of our banal life, which are elevated to the protagonists of her paintings. They dissolve in the surrounding black and show her idiosyncratic gaze on the daily lives.



born in Regensburg, Germany

2004 – 2010

University Regensburg, Studies in Mathematics / Art, 1st State Examination, Regensburg, Germany

2007 – 2009

University Regensburg, Studies in Science of Information / Art and Aesthetic Education B.A. (Bachelor of Arts), Regensburg, Germany

2010 – 2017

Academy of Fine Arts Munich, Studies in Painting and Graphics at Prof. Gerhard Merz and Prof. Gregor Hildebrandt, studies of media art at Prof. Klaus vom Bruch, Munich, Germany


Honored as Master Scholar (“Meisterschülerin”) of Prof. Gregor Hildebrandt


Diploma of the Academy of Fine Arts at Prof. Gregor Hildebrandt, Munich, Germany

2018 – 2020

MFA Studio Art (Combined Media) at Hunter College, New York City, USA

lives and works in Munich, Germany and New York City, USA

Solo Exhibitions (selection)


Falter @Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Regensburg, Germany


Present enterprises, Lothringer 13 lokal, Munich, Germany


Low affinity, GIG Munich, Germany


Time’s Pace, MFA Thesis Show, 205 Hudson Gallery, Hunter College, New York, USA


On Hold On, Städtische Galerie im Cordonhaus, Cham, Germany

In Turn In @Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Regensburg, Germany

3 a.m. Gallery, 866 UN Plaza, New York, USA

No Method, Yarc Gallery und Miro Center, Gwangju, South Korea


Debutant exhibition of the Artist Union Munich (BBK), Galerie der Künstler, Munich, Germany, (as Kitty & Joy)


Another world is possible, zumikon und edel extra, Nuremberg, Germany

Reagens, Lothringer 13, Munich, Germany


Tender is the night, Galerie Christine Mayer, Munich, Germany

Cosmic Latte @Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Regensburg, Germany

Somewhere it’s still last night, A.O2_49 – Studio Gregor Hildebrandt, AdBK (Akademie der Bildenden Künste), Munich, Germany


Draußen im Dunkel, with Vesna Bursich @Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Regensburg, Germany

Home away from home, Akademiegalerie, Munich, Germany

Group Exhibitions and Projects (selection)


Kristallisationspunkte. Salz und Zucker in der Kunst, Kunstmuseum Heidenheim, Heidenheim, Germany


Momentum, Neues Museum Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany

Art Toronto @Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Karlsruhe, Germany

Nada House New York, USA

In/Between, New York Live Arts, New York, USA

Zeitstreifen, Kebbelvilla, Schwandorf, Germany


Even a Cat Can Look at a Queen, MRS., Queens, New York, USA

Starry Night, strobe, New York, USA

The Patriot, O’Flaherty’s, New York, USA

Art Karlsruhe @Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Karlsruhe, Germany

Identität nicht nachgewiesen, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany


To sometimes disappear, NARS Foundation Residency, New York, USA

super mARkT, Frische Lieferung, REWE Fünf Höfe, Munich, Germany

Transitions, La Pera x Neue House, New York, USA


Jahresgaben, Kunstverein Munich, Germany

Hunter College MFA Thesis Spotlight, Hauser & Wirth, New York, USA (online)

The Immigrant Artist Biennal, New York, USA

Thresholds, 205 Hudson Gallery, New York, USA

Popular Jewelry, PAD Gallery, Soho, New York, USA

Assemblage, Olympia Projects, New York, USA (online)

Alles anders @Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Regensburg, Germany


Mostly Fine Adults, Pfizer Building, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Wiedersehen, Kunstarkaden, Munich, Germany

3 A.M. Gallery, 866 UN Plaza, New York, USA

Subpoena, Parsol Projects, New York City, USA


Jahresgaben, Kunstverein Munich, Munich, Germany

Act I, Scene II, 2nd Floor Gallery, 205 Hudson Street, New York, USA

New York Art Book Fair, Printed Matter, MoMA PS1, New York, USA

The Bogart Salon, 56 Bogart Street, New York, USA

Kombi 6, Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

Aufbruch, Wurlitzer Pied a Terre Collection, Berlin, Germany

Debutant Exhibition of the Artist Union Munich BBK (Berufsverband Bildender Künstlerinnen und Künstler) (Kitti & Joy), Galerie der Künstler, Munich, Germany

Kunst für Kinder (Public Art for Children), Research Project for Quivid – The Art in Public Space Program of the City of Munich, Germany


Jahresgaben (Kitti & Joy), Kunstverein Munich, Munich, Germany

2017 – 2018

Salon der Gegenwart, Hamburg, Germany


Upstream!east, easy!upstream (Kitti & Joy), Munich, Germany

Diplomausstellung Hello Babies, Kantine und H-series, Klasse Gregor Hildebrandt, AdBK (Akademie der Bildenden Künste) Munich, Munich, Germany

Reflektor M Dinner, Kiosk, (Kitti & Joy), Munich, Germany

Encounter Counter, Karl-Marx-Ring 7, (Kitti & Joy), Munich, Germany

Fors Fortuna, Performance, upstream!east, (Kitti & Joy), Munich, Germany

Reagens, Lothringer13, Munich, Germany

Sea, Sex and Sun, Galerie Christine Mayer, (Kitti & Joy), Munich, Germany

Tacker, Galerie der Künstler, (Kitti & Joy), Munich, Germany


Zimmer frei, Künstlerausstellung im Hotel Mariandl, Munich, Germany

Cosmic latte @Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Regensburg, Germany

Somewhere it’s still last night, A.O2_49 – Atelier Gregor Hildebrandt, AdBK (Akademie der Bildenden Künste) Munich, Munich,Germany

Otherland Support für Single, D 2015 (Bonny/Wissel), NAK, (Kitti & Joy), Aachen, Germany

Kitti & Joy invite friends, Kösk, (Kitti & Joy), Munich, Germany

Tender is the night, Galerie Christine Mayer, Munich, Germany

Annual exhibition at Kunstverein Rosenheim, Rosenheim, Germany

Junge Kunst, Künstlerhaus Marktoberdorf, Marktoberdorf, Germany

Karl & Faber Preis 2016, (Kitti & Joy), Munich, Germany

Schlechte Entscheidungen, Kunstarkaden, (Kitti & Joy), Munich, Germany

Machinery, easy!upstream, (Kitti & Joy), Munich, Germany

Dance Dance Revolution, Hall of Mental Cultivation, (Kitti & Joy), Munich, Germany

Fortune Favors Future Jitti & Koy morph edition, artist book for 100 for 10, (Kitti & Joy), Munich, Germany


1 life up, Kunsthalle, (Kitti & Joy), Regensburg, Germany

Jahrhundertgaben, Weltraum, (Kitti & Joy), Munich, Germany

Train&Gain with Kitti & Joy, AkademieGalerie, (Kitti & Joy), Munich, Germany

Recommended by, easy!upstream, (Kitti & Joy), Munich, Germany

Annual exhibition at Kunstverein Rosenheim, Rosenheim, Germany

Fookbair, Alternative Buchmesse Frankfurt (Kitti & Joy), Frankfurt, Germany

Kamp Kaya, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria

Forevermore, 2015, Performative Intervention, Kunstverein Munich, (Kitti & Joy), Munich, Germany

Stadt der Frauen – a congress as part of the Munich Opera Festival, Munich, Germany

Kerstin Brätsch + Mount Trailer, August-Macke-Preis 2014, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg, Germany

Munich Contemporary Art, Aki Gallery, Taipeh, Taiwan

Home, Galerie MZ, Augsburg, Germany

Komödie der Vereinfachungen (catalogue), Kunstarkaden, Munich, Germany


draußen im dunkel @Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Regensburg, Germany

home away from home, AkademieGalerie, Munich, Germany

Arte Laguna Prize, Finalist Exhibition (catalogue), Nappe Arsenale, Venice, Italy


Flora @Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Regensburg, Germany

Celeste Prize, Finalist Exhibition (catalogue), Ex-Bibli Art Center, Rome, Italy

Prizes and Awards


Debütantenförderung des Freistaates Bayern, (Kitti & Joy), Munich, Germany


Projektförderung, Emilie Porzer’sche Stiftung, Germany

Projektförderung, Steiner Stiftung, Germany


Bayerisches Atelierförderprogramm für bildende Künstlerinnen und Künstler, Germany

LFA Förderbank, Kunstkalender, Germany


Jubiläumsstipendium, AdBK München, (Kitti & Joy), Germany

Atelierförderung, Fondara Immobilien AG, Steiner Stiftung und Akademieverein, Germany

Förderung für Kitti & Joy invite friends, Akademieverein (Kitti & Joy), Munich, Germany


Komödie der Vereinfachung, LfA Katalogförderung, Germany


Kunst.preis 13, Regensburg, Germany


Federal Collection of Contemporary Art of Germany (Bundeskunstsammlung)

Collection of the District of Upper Palatinate, Germany

Municipal Gallery of the City of Cham, Cordonhaus, Cham, Germany

Municipal Gallery of the City of Regensburg, Leerer Beutel, Regensburg, Germany

Collection of Regensburg University, Germany

The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision

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