Alexandra Huber (born 1955)
Bored and depressed by the empty routines of everyday life, Alexandra Huber began painting in her kitchen in 1988. She never imagined that she would be overcome with a creative passion that now has her working in her basement studio every day, from early in the morning into the night. Huber was born in Landau/Pfalz and later moved to Munich where she lives today. She completed studies in education, sociology, and psychology and trained as a family therapist. Huber moves easily between executing large-scale canvases and small, intimate works on paper. Her subject focuses on the human condition – the tragedies and comedies of life – and the experiences in between. Working in a raw, unrefined style, Huber aims to both shock and evoke empathy. She incorporates words, usually as titles, which are always about dialogue, either happily surprised or desperately searching. Huber’s work has been widely exhibited in Germany and has been represented at the Outsider Art Fair in New York and the Cologne Art Fair. Her first solo museum show is currently being organized in Germany.