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Gabriela Jolowicz is a contemporary German artist best known for her black-and-white, richly detailed woodcuts, reminiscent of pop culture media such as graphic novels or comics. In her artworks, Jolowicz processes modern everyday life and her immediate environment, blurring the line between reality and fantasy.

  • Born: 9 February 1932
  • Place of birth: Salzgitter, Germany
  • Nationality: German
  • Studied: Fachhochschule für Gestaltung, Hildesheim; illustration at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig 
  • Teachers: Volker Pfüller, Thomas M. Müller
  • Era: Contemporary art


The German artist Gabriela Jolowicz was born in Salzgitter in 1970. She studied at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig, where she attended the illustration class of Volker Pfüller and Thomas M. Müller. In 2012, she graduated there as a master student. Between 2016 and 2020, the painter held a substitute professorship for etching and screen printing at the HGB Leipzig. Since 2019, she has been pursuing a teaching position for Project Letterpress at the Hochschule für Kunst in Bremen.

Gabriela Jolowicz primarily uses the slow medium of woodblock printing, as one of the oldest image reproduction methods, which allows her to filter ideas from a vast tangible flood of information. Her black and white depictions often show everyday life and come from online search engines or her own memory. The visual world unfolds kaleidoscopically for the viewer, blurring the lines between reality and fiction.

Jolowicz's work has been shown in many group and solo exhibitions. These include institutions such as the International Print Center New York, the Museo Nacional de la Estampa in Mexico City, and the Museum der bildenden Künste in Leipzig. The artist lives and works in Berlin today.



  • 04.02.2023 – 19.03.2023 Die Verlorene Form – Schau Fenster Berlin.
  • 07.10.2022 – 06.11.2022 Nur Festsache – Schau Fenster Berlin.
  • 10.09.2022 – 21.09.2022 „4 + 4“ Druckgrafik trifft Installation/skulptur – Kunstverein zu Frechen e.V., Frechen.
  • 22.03.2022 – 15.07.2022 Szenen aus der Stadt: eine multidimensionale Reise - Goethe-Institut Tschechien, Prague.
  • 12.04.2019 – 15.09.2019 Gratwanderung – August Macke Haus, Bonn.



  • 2016 International Artist in Residence Award, Black Church Print Studio, Dublin
  • 2014 Lobende Erwähnung, XVII. Deutsche Internationale Grafik-Triennale Frechen
  • 2012 1. Platz, Internationaler Kunstpreis "Holzschnitt Heute" der Stiftung für Kunst, Kultur und Bildung der Kreissparkasse Ludwigsburg



  • Das Schwanken des Bodens unter den Füßen, Wolfgang Martynkewicz, Einstein im Badehaus 8, Augsburg 2022.


Own writings

  • Megabillig 2, Gabriela Jolowicz, Leipzig 2021.
  • Megabillig, Gabriela Jolowicz, Leipzig 2008.




  • Reutlingen - Städtisches Kunstmuseum, Spendhaus Reutlingen
  • Frankfurt am Main – Sammlung der Deutschen Bundesbank
  • Ludwigsburg – Sammlung der Kunststiftung Kreissparkasse