Marie Ruprecht, born in 1975 in Upper Austria, lives and works in Aschach on the Danube. She studied Experimental Design at the Institute of Fine Arts and Cultural Studies at the University of Art and Design Linz and has been working since 1994 in the fields of photography, drawing, painting, textiles and sculpture as well as spatial installation. 

An essential feature of her work is the direct engagement with the existing spatial and contentual conditions and the theme related appropriation of new cultural techniques for the realization of her works.

The physical nature of the materials used, just as the experimental handling style with vastly varying work methods flow consciously in the formation process. 

The chosen materials are tested for their possibilities and the relationship between the aspects one can precisely plan and the unforeseen coincidences are time and again newly fathomed out. 

Marie Ruprecht has works in private as well as public ownership and has had numerous exhibitions in Austria and abroad.

Art Collection - Region of Upper Austria
Art Collection - City of Linz
Collection Museum Angerlehner

Member of the
Following Organizations
Die KUNSTSCHAFFENDEN - Galerie im OÖ Kulturquartier
Galerie DIE FORUM Wels
Alumni Forum - University of Art and Design Linz

2002 bis 2005 PhD Programm
Univ. Prof. Dr. Thomas Macho
 - University of Art and Design Linz 

2001 Graduated with honors diploma

Institute of Fine Arts and Cultural Studies / University of Art and Design Linz

1994 bis 2001 Fine Art - Experimental Design 
Univ. Prof. Dr. Herbert Lachmayer

Institute of Fine Arts and Cultural Studies / University of Art and Design Linz 

Scholarships & Prizes:

Province of Upper Austria
Juni 2006 & Juli 2006 LinzExport Grant - City of Linz

Juni 2006 & Juli 2006 SIM House Artist Residency Grant, Reykjavik, Island

März 2003 bis August 2003 Austrian Federeal Chancellery - Artist Residency Grant, Fujino, Japan.

April 1998 bis Juni 1998 Erasmus Study Visit - University of Fine Arts Bilbao, Spain

August 1998 First Prize in the category Free Art in the framework of the international competition Future.Vision.Work for young architekts, designers and artits