Conny Maier


oil stick and oil pastel on paper
11 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches

German artist Conny Maier explores fundamental questions about human nature, ecology, dominance, and control. The off-kilter figuration in Maier’s paintings, coupled with the inter-species entanglements that her work depicts, articulate precarity and vulnerability as elemental states of being. Her painterly reflections on polarities like dominance and submission, equilibrium and instability, the human and the non-human take an unflinching look at the final throes of the Anthropocene, asking not only what should come to an end but what kind of new day might dawn.

Conny Maier lives and works in Berlin and Baleal, Portugal. She was selected as one of the three recipients of Deutsche Bank’s prestigious Artists of the Year Prize in 2021. Maier is currently the subject of a large-scale solo exhibition at Langen Foundation, Neuss. Her work has recently been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions at venues including de 11 Lijnen, Oudenburg; Palais Populaire, Berlin; MUDEC, Milan; and THE KING IS DEAD, LONG LIVE THE QUEEN, curated by Udo Kittelman at Museum Frieder Burda, Baden Baden.

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