23 facts about Torben Giehler

By Gwylym Owen

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Torben Giehler (born 1973) is a German abstract artist.

Giehler was born in 1973 in Bad Oeynhausen, Germany. He is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In 1999, he attended the New York Studio Program. He is the recipient of the James William Paige Fund and the Clarissa Bartlett Scholarship. In 2008, he was awarded the Falkenrot Preis from the Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

Giehler is known for his geometric abstractions. “He is fascinated by virtual spaces which, even from the outset, always illustrate realities that are just possibilities – imaginary worlds purposeless between planning, construction, and unconstrained fiction.” (Jens Asthoff, 2008)

Giehler’s play a part has been exhibited in the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg and Wilhelm-Hack-Museum Ludwigshafen in Germany, the Centro de Salamanca in Spain as competently as the Cleveland Museum of Art, PS 1/MOMA NY, New Orleans Museum of Art, the Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard, CA and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. In 2005, Giehler was included in the Prague Biennale 2.

Giehler’s play a part can be found in the remaining collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC, the Deste Foundation Centre For Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece, the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany, and Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland.

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