Acme Studios — Ursula Fürst

Supporting Artists since 1972

Ursula Fürst

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Ursula I. Fürst is a Zürich-based Swiss illustrator and comic artist. Her first book, Der Baum, der Vogel und der Junge, was published by Sauerländer Verlag in 1976. It was followed by Riesen haben kurze Beine in cooperation with Heinrich Hannover for Rowohlt in the same year.

She has subsequently published the graphic novel Die Ballade von der Typhoid Mary (1980) and an adaptation of Jürg Federspiel's Lobby Ladies (1998) with Edition Moderne, and has also contributed to the publisher's collective project Alice im Comicland. Ursula made the drawings for the picture book Windjo by Dieter Meier for Limmat Verlag in 1981. She has contributed to such international magazines and anthologies as Strapazin (Switzerland), Magazine Tages Anjeiger (Switzerland), Wochengeitung Woz (Switzerland), Formaline (Belgium), Le Donne Ridone (Italy), Apokalispa (Slovenia), Old Cake Comix (Holland) and Stripburger (Slovenia).

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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