Christiane Maurer is a German born textile artist, designer and design researcher. She lives in the Netherlands.
After her graduation in Industrial Design at Universität der Künste Berlin she worked as a researcher, focusing on the history of textile design and on the perception of man-made artefacts, which earned her a PhD from Delft University of Technology. As designer, she has a broad experience in developing woven textiles for industry.
This website features her work as textile artist, which is closely connected to her activities in design and research. Her double weaves explore the perception of colors in relation to each other in ever changing, often iridescent, color transitions and patterns. Looking smooth and industrial-made, they are, however, the result of a painstaking artisanal process that can only be realized by thorough craftsmanship.
She employs crafts that do not look handicrafted to investigate the role of craftmanship in creative processes and in the interaction with the viewer. Does an handmade object have to look ‘crafted’ and how, consequently, does this affect its appreciation and that of the maker? Is it necessary to share details about manufacturing processes with the viewer to make an art object comprehensible?
Please follow this link to How a Double Weave is made if you want to learn more about the technical process of her artwork.
Click here to stay informed about new work, to inquire about available artwork and pricing, or about commissions and exhibitions.
You can find more about Christiane Maurer on LinkedIn.com, Instagram and in an interview by TextileArtist.org, the platform for textile and fiber artists.
Artist Association Memberships
PULCHRI STUDIO. www.pulchri.nl
9TH INTERNATIONAL MINI TEXTILE ART EXHIBITION “SCYTHIA”, June 6-21, 2019, Ivano-Frankivs’k, Ukraine. www.scythiatextile.com
13TH INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF FIBRE ART “SCYTHIA”, August 6-18, 2020, Ivano-Frankivs’k, Ukraine. www.scythiatextile.com
PUSHING THE LIMITS. A Virtual Shaft Weaving Art Exhibition. 1 December 2020 – 1 December 2021.
7 X WEVEN. Group exhibition at De Katoendrukkerij, Amersfoort, The Netherlands. 13 April – 10 July 2022. www.dekatoendrukkerij.nl
14TH INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY TEXTILE AND FIBRE ART “SCYTHIA” , 1 – 15 June 2022, Ivano-Frankivs’k, Ukraine. Online Exhibition and Conference. www.scythiatextile.com
UIT DE SCHADUW. Kunstroute Open Stal, 23 July – 21 August 2022, Oldeberkoop, The Netherlands. www.openstal.nl
HERFSTSALON 2022. 8 September – 9 October, Delft, The Netherlands. www.kadmium.nl
27e Atelierroute. 1 and 2 October 2022, Delft, The Netherlands. www.kadmium.nl
International Textile Art Biennial 2022, 22 – 30 October 2022, Haacht, Belgium. http://www.artksp.be/TEXTILEART.html
VOORJAARSSALON 2023 at Pulchri Studio. 1 – 30 April 2023, The Hague, Netherlands. www.pulchri.nl
LENTESALON 2023 at Kadmium. 17 April – 28 May 2023, Delft, Netherlands. www.kadmium.nl
SOLO EXHIBITION at Galerie 44, Den Haag. 30 June – 2 August 2023.
NEW MEMBERS OF PULCHRI STUDIO. 1 – 30 July 2023, The Hague, Netherlands. www.pulchri.nl