Born in 1980 in Warendorf, Germany
Lives and works in Hamm, Germany
Born on 12/03/1980 in Warendorf, Germany, Johanna moved to Hamburg after her highschool
diploma in 1999 to get a professional training in Illustration Design at Bildkunst Akademie, Hamburg.
She finished with a degree in 2002 but felt the need to deepen and expand her artistic skills and
applied for Design Studies at the Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaft, Hamburg (HAW). She
graduated with a diploma in Design in 2007 with a strong focus on painting.
After short employments in a gallery and a publishing company restoring old comics, she was heavily
missing the practice of painting and creating and decided to move back to the rural area she grew up
in and pursue her path as a painter. The idea of “time” and everything that is linked to that emotionally such as memory, transience and the brevity of a moment drives her need to paint. Time is abstract and therefore tricky to paint but when connected to our experience and memory, it is filled with sentiment and emotion. When painting, Johanna reflects on those narratives of time and memory and tries to depict „a sense of time“ on canvas.