Anke Richert-Korioth was born and raised in Germany to a artistic family, her brother a well-known writer in Germany and overall family interest in music. While always being creative, after moving to Canada and the US she developed an interior design career for over 20 years. After 9/11, Anke stopped interior design and opened a studio in her farmhouse in Fennville, MI. Currently Anke works out of Illinois and exhibits her work in collections across the United States, Canada, Europe, and China.
A self-taught painter, she is heavily inspired through her travels of which many snapshots are taken. Recurring themes and figures will surface throughout her works. She works in layers of photos, cut paintings, and found objects.
“In my paintings I consider the relationship between abstraction and representation, exploring a fusion of both elements. The content is at once organized and chaotic, digitized and organic. Bold colors meet delicate hues within a picture plane that refuses definite identification.”