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biography

1951

Born in Munich

1969-75

Studies and degree course at the Akademie für Bildende Künste (Academy of Fine Arts), Munich

1975

Scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service in Paris

1979

Städtische Galerie at the Lenbachhaus, Munich Art Forum

1980

Villa Romana scholarship, Florence

1981

Initiator of the exhibition entitled "Rundschau Deutschland", Munich and Cologne

1982

Villa Massimo scholarship, Rome

1984

Metamorphoses, Staatliche Antikensammlungen (State Collections of Antiquities), Munich

1988

Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn

1990

Kunstverein Augsburg (Augsburg Art Society)

Kunstverein Mannheim

1991

Idols, Kunstverein Heidelberg

1992

Portraits, DuMont Kunsthalle, Cologne

Portraits, Kunsthalle Bremen

1993

Caribbean Style, Neue Galerie, Linz

1996

International Senefelder Prize for Printed Graphics

1997

Works 1975-1996, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin

Ceramic Vases and Vessels, Badisches Landesmuseum, Karlsruhe

Ceramics. Painting. Vases., Gerhard Marcks-Haus, Bremen

1998

Pictures of the Côte d’Azur, Kunsthalle in Emden

Museo del Grabado Español Contemporaneo, Marbella

1999

Pictures of the Côte d’Azur, Museum of Modern Art, Passau

Sculptures and Glass, Ceramic Museum, Mettlach

Painting Meets Photography, Fondazione Levi, Venice

2000

World Map of Life, 12 large-format ceramic murals, commissioned by WWF for the EXPO 2000 in Hanover

2001

Painting Meets Photography, Städtische Galerie Villa Dessauer, Bamberg

Luxe, Calme et volupté ...ou la joie de vivre, La Malmaison, Cannes

2002

Szczesny, artrium, Geneva

Szczesny, Casa de la Provincia, Sevilla

Premiere of "Szczesny - The Film" at the 55th Film Festival in Cannes

2003

A Feast for the Eyes, Gustav-Lübcke-Museum, Hamm

Méditerranée - L’Esthétique du Sud, Salle Jean Despace, Saint-Tropez

2004

Szczesny - Una Fiesta para los Ojos, Palma de Mallorca

2005

Kunsthalle Mannheim

2006

Shadow sculptures all over the city of St. Tropez

2007

A Dream of Earthly Paradise, Mainau Island Art Project, Mainau

Musée de la Photographie Villa Aurélienne, Fréjus

Centre d’art la Malmaison, Cannes

2008

Sculptures d'ombre à Grimaud, Grimaud

A summer in Tegernsee, Tegernsee

Shadow sculptures, Sternberg Lounge, Düsseldorf

Shadow sculptures, Villa Aurelien, Fréjus

Ceramics, Villa Domergue, Cannes

2009

Caribbean Style, Szczesny Factory, Berlin

Garden show, Rechberghausen

Shadows on the Biltmore, Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, Miami

2010

Shadow sculptures, Beddington Fine Art, Bargemon

Caribbean Dreams, KunstRaum Bernusstraße, Frankfurt

La joie de vivre, Beddington Fine Art Gallery, Bargemon

Caribbean Dreams, KunstRaum Bernusstraße, Frankfurt

Szczesny Dairy - St. Tropez - New York - Mustique, 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel, New York

A summer in Saint-Tropez, Mediengruppe Pressedruck, Augsburg

Saint-Tropez in Berlin, Bocca di Bacco, Berlin

La joie de vivre, Klostergut Besseslich, Kunsthalle Koblenz, Koblenz

Vis à vi, KunstRaum Bernusstrasse, Frankfurt am Main

Shadows on the Biltmore Benefit Cocktail Reception, Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, Miami

Or et bleu, Frankfurter Kunstkabinett, Frankfurt

Szczesny's world, Peter's friends Gallery, Palais-Royal, Paris

2011

Les sentiers de la Sculpture, Polo Club Saint-Tropez

Golden sculptures, Plaza Athénée, Paris

Shadows on the snow, Kulmpark, St. Moritz

Shadows on the sand, Sylt, Sylt art festival

Shadows on the water, Saint-Tropez

2012

Schatten im Park, Schloss Bensberg/Schloss Lerbach

Szczesny at the Adlon, Hotel Adlon, Berlin

Szczesny in Frankfurt, with main exhibition "Kunstgarten Palmengarten" at the Palmengarten, Frankfurt

Szczesny: Neue Wilden works from the 80s, 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel, New York

2013

"Saint-Tropez meets Miami", paintings and sculptures, Addison House Miami

"Méditerannée. L'esprit du sud" paintings at Gallery Guy Pieters, in Saint Paul de Vence

2014

"Saint-Tropez meets Miami", paintings and sculptures, CU-1 Gallery Miami

"Métamorphoses méditerranéennes", Palais des Papes, Avignon

"Paintings and ceramics", Galerie Sassi Milici, Vallauris

2015

Tree of Life and ceramics, Villa Domergue, Cannes

Szczesny at the Jigsaw flagship store, London

Galerie Kronsbein, Munich

Exhibition of sculptures, Domaine de la Croix, La Croix Valmer

2016

"Welcome to Saint-Tropez", redbox gallery, Zurich

Glatzel/Szczesny "New York & Saint-Tropez meet Berlin" at Sankthorst Department Berlin

Sculpture exhibition at Golf Club Saint-Tropez, Gassin

Kellermann Gallery, Dusseldorf

ArtFair Cologne and ArtKarlsruhe

2017

Sculpture retrospective "Szczesny Sculptures 2005-2017" at the Citadelle of Saint-Tropez

"Un monde la lumière" Gerald Hartinger Fine Arts, Wien

Althoff Grand Hotel Schloss Bensberg, Bergisch-Gladbach, Köln

 

Since 1974:
Numerous solo and group exhibitions at art galleries.

Venues included: Munich, Cologne, Berlin, Hamburg, Paris, Zurich, Rome, Venice, Amsterdam, Saint-Tropez, Chicago and New York, as well as numerous art and building projects (amongst others: Lindencorso Berlin; Kempinski Marbella, Expo Hannover, Terre Blanche, Côte d'Azur).

Stefan Szczesny lives and works in St. Tropez and Berlin.