About Irene Müller

Irene Müller

Diethard Sohn
Müller & Sohn

Visual artist


2015 Foundation of the label Müller & Sohn (Irene Müller & Diethard Sohn)
Since 2011 joint studio with Diethard Sohn
1990 Artistic studio in Stuttgart. Simultaneously active until 2014 as art director at a design agency and as graphic artist for various publishing houses.
1987  Visual Communication, “Merz Academy” University of Design, Art and Media Stuttgart, Degree: Diploma
1986 Studied painting and visual communication, Augsburg University of Applied Sciences
1984 Studied painting with Roland Schauls, Free Art School Stuttgart
1981 Studied law, University of Freiburg
*1962 Ulm

Exhibitions and Projects

2024 Solo exhibition Kunstverein Ludwigsburg (Müller&Sohn+Ko, Irene Müller, Diethard Sohn and Hyunjeong Ko)

2024 Solo exhibition Galerie der Stadt Plochingen & Schauraum, Kulturpark Dettinger (Müller&Sohn)

2023 Tenth Art Prize of the City of Schwarzenberg, art-figura 2023, group exhibition, catalog (Müller&Sohn)
Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, group exhibition (Müller&Sohn)

2022 Haus der Wirtschaft Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, solo exhibition (Müller&Sohn)
DA! art-award, Stadtmuseum Düsseldorf, group exhibition
artwerk projekt, Vaihingen-Enz, group exhibition
Donaueschinger Regionale, Donaueschingen, group exhibition, catalog

2021 Twenty-second Triennial Grenchen / Switzerland) xylographic printing process, group exhibition, catalog

2020 Kunstverein Ludwigsburg the art association takes to the streets open-air members’ exhibition

2019 VII. Ellwanger Kunstausstellung 2019 – Group exhibition, juried.
Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, “könnte aber doch“ (could be) – Group exhibition
“Personal Structures” art exhibition in the context of the 58th Venice Biennale (May 13 – November 24, 2019). 
2018 Plauen Hut in the Zillertal Alps at 2364 m altitude, solo exhibition video installation with the project SUPERWILDVISION Alpen, summer 2018 
2017 Rathaus Winnenden / SUPERWILDVISION / solo exhibition, juried
Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, “Presence, Criticism, Utopia” – Group exhibition, juried / Müller & Sohn with the project “Looking For Traces”. 
Donaueschinger Regionale 2017, Group exhibition, juried, catalogue / Müller & Sohn with the project “PATHS – Alps”, 
2016 Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, Müller & Sohn with the project “PATHS – Alps”, solo exhibition, juried.Galerie Meinlschmidt Fine Art, Summer Art Collection, Balingen, group exhibition 
2015 WARTESAAL, culture in Besigheim, solo exhibitionArtist Association 
Walkmühle in cooperation with the Office for Social Work, Wiesbaden, group exhibition juried, catalogue.
Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, group exhibitionDonaueschinger Regionale 
2015, group exhibition, catalogue. Project SUPERWILDVISION in the Zillertal Alps at 2364 m altitude, realization from summer 2015 onward. 
2014 Project SUPERWILDVISION Würmtal and Stuttgart-Süd, painting and videos
Solo exhibition near the project site in a former mill in the Black Forest, catalogue. 
2013 Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, “Das Antlitz” (“The Face“), group exhibition 
since 2012 beginning of the “Boar Project” in the Würmtal. Developed into an artistic experiment: SUPERWILDVISION 
2010 Galerie Kunstbezirk Stuttgart, [title] “Urban Visions” group exhibition, juried / series “Stuttgart Airport”Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, 
Group exhibitionGalerie Birkhofer, Gottenheim, group exhibition juried 
2009 Gallery Kunststoff, Wismar, double exhibition 
2008 Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, [title] “Evolution” group exhibition jurors, catalog. / with series “Antarctic” et al.  
2007 Multiple stays in California, USA. Personally supervising promenades leads to the development of a painting series
2005 – stay in Ladakh, India. Origin of the portrait painting series “Mahabodhi Girls”
2003 Collaboration on the project Church of Fear by and with Christoph Schlingensief (“pole sitting competition” 50th Venice Biennale / “walking body” from Cologne to Frankfurt / “Holy Communion” drama Frankfurt) and theater production “Bambiland” by Elfriede Jelinek, directed by Christoph Schlingensief, Burgtheater Vienna 
since 2002 international webcams as an inexhaustible source of inspiration Surveillance cameras of: weather / landscape, gas stations, road junctions, research stations, airports, refrigerators, beach promenades and many others 
1999 House of the World’s Cultures, Berlin, Prüss & Ochs Gallery Berlin-Beijing, exhibition GAP VIET NAM, catalogue.
1997 Publication of the Vietnam project in magazine “du”. July / August issue 1997 
since 1995 Multiple stays in Vietnam (Hoi An). Origin of the Vietnam project: About 1000 found portrait photos from the 50s experience a transformation into painting 

2019 Art Prize of the Karl-Heinz Knoedler Foundation, Ellwangen

Public purchases
City of Ludwigsburg: “Kuh Panorama 2008”

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