Dirk Skreber (b. 1961, Lübeck, Germany)
Dirk Skreber was born in Lübeck, Germany in 1961 and currently lives and works in New York. He received a degree in fine arts from the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in Germany.
Skreber works in various mediums including painting, sculpture, and installation. He uses images of natural disasters and accidents involving deconstructed parts of buildings, trains and cars. These paintings and sculptures often depict an accident that appears to have just taken place.
The artist has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions including: Milwaukee Art Museum, WI (2013); Leopold-Hoesch-Museum & Papiermuseum, Düren, Germany (2012); Frans Halsmuseum, Haarlem, Netherlands (2009); Museum Dhont-Dhaenens, Gent, Belgium (2009); National Arts Center, Baden-Baden; Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf, Switzerland (2008); Museum fur Modern Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany (2007); The Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO (2004); Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE and group exhibitions at: The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK (2011); Trienniale der Kleinplastik Fellbach, Germany (2010); Musee d’Art Contemporain de Nimes, France (2005); Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland (2001) and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2001).
In 2000, Dirk Skreber received the “Preis der Freunde der Nationalgalerie für junge Kunst” at the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin.
He has works in the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and Museum fur Modern Kunst, Frankfurt. His work is included in The Saatchi Collection; The Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles); The Collection of the Museum Frieder Burda (Baden-Baden) and many more.