Acme Studios — Pia Fries

Supporting Artists since 1972

Pia Fries

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Pia Fries is a Swiss painter living and working in Düsseldorf and Munich. From 1980 to 1986 she studied painting under Gerhard Richter at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.

Pia's recent solo exhibitions include: Pia Fries: picklock manual, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, TX (2020); FABELFAKT, Kunstpalast Düsseldorf, Germany (2019); corpus transludi, Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich, Switzerland (2018); parsen und module, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France (2018); and Pia Fries: vier winde, Gerhard Altenbourg Award, Lindenau-Museum, Altenburg, Germany (2017). Pia is the recipient of many awards, including the Gerhard Altenbourg Award, the Art and Culture Award of the city of Lucerne, the Iserlohn Art Scholarship, the Fred-Thieler Award, and the Nordmann Prize.

Landis & Gyr Stiftung, Switzerland

The Landis & Gyr foundation awards studio scholarships to Swiss artists and cultural professionals in London, Budapest, Sofia and Zug. Its London-based residency partnership with Acme was established in 1987, and provides six month long work/live opportunities for ten Swiss artists per year. Artists are selected for the programme directly by Landis & Gyr Stiftung and must demonstrate a track record of achievement in their field. Over two hundred visual artists, curators, writers, musicians and composers have benefitted from the programme. Residencies are based in Stepney, E1 and are available to Swiss residents only

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