Stefan Szczesny

Stefan Szczesny , der in den 80ger Jahren international al seiner der der “Neuen Wilden” berühmt wurde.
1951 in München als Sohn des Schriftstellers Gerhard Szczesny geboren wohnt und schafft der europäische Künstler der international Erfolge feiert, seit 15 Jahren in seiner Wahlheimat Saint-Tropez. Zuvor lebte und arbeitete er an Plätzen wie New York, Paris, Rom, Sevilla, Mustique, Saint Lucia, Köln etc.
Im laufe seiner Karriere wurden Ihm viele Ehren zuteil. Unter anderem als ersten deutschen Künstler eine Retrospektive im Palais des Papes in Avignon. Diese “heiligen Hallen” standen vor Ihm größen wie Picasso oder Matisse offen. Auf der Expo 2000 gestaltete er den WWF Pavillon und 2007 die Insel Mainau als Gesamtkunstwerk.

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Vita
1951
Born in Munich to Martha Meuffels, a theater producer and Gerhard Szczesny, a writer

1957 - 1967
Primary and secondary school
Spends summers with his parents at the isle of Elba

1967-1969
Attends a private school for Free and Applied arts in Munich

1970-1971
At the same time he works as a freelance art critic for the “Abendzeitung” newspaper Munich

1969-1975
Studies at the Munich Academy of Applied Arts and attends classes in art and art history and philosophy at Munich University

1974
Marries Mechthild Moldenhauer

1975-1976
DAAD Scholarship in Paris.
Birth of his son David

1979
Birth of his daughter Sarah

1980
Awarded a stipend for the Villa Romana scholarship, Florence

1981
Organises the exhibition "Rundschau Deutschland", as protagonist of Germany´s Neo-Expressionist painting movement

1982-1983
wins the Rome prize awarded by the Prussian Academy of Arts Berlin
A year in Villa Massimo, Rome

1984-1998
Editor of the Journal “Malerei, Painting Peinture”
Travels with his father to Masuria
Spends time in Morocco

1987
Birth of his son Roman
Travels to the United States, has his first major show, curated by Klaus Honnef in Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn

1989
Birth of his son Aurel

1990
First trip tot he Caribbean. Barbados and Jamaica

1991-1992
Works on stage set for the Opera “Dunkles Haus” at the Bavarian State Opera, Munich

1993
Spends time with Elvira Bach in Sicily and works ion “Fiumara d´Arte”
Meets Eva Klein in New York and works with Donald Kuspit on the Szczesny monograph, published by DuMont in 1995

1994
Moves into his New York studio Warren Street

1995
“Voltaire project” in Postdam
Stays on the island Mustique for the fist time
Lindencorso art project in Berlin

1996
Founding of the Szczesny Factory and first publications released by the associated publishing company International Senefelder Prize for Prints

1997
Birth of his son Felix

1998
Works on glass sculptures in Murano, Italy
Travels to Israel
Starts his “Kempinski Art Project”

1999
Marries Eva Klein on Mustique

2000
Birth of his son Anton
“Living planet Art Project“ for the EXPO 2000 in Hanover

2001
Relocates to his new Studio “Le Mas des Palmiers “ in Saint Tropez, from now on main residence for himself and his family
Working trips and artists in residence at a studio in Seville, on the rooftop of a museum

2002
“Premiere of Szczesny –the Film (directed by Curt Faudon, New York ) at the Cannes International Film Festival
“Szczesny Mustique” is released

2003-2004
Begins work on ceramic sculptures for the art project “Villa Soleil”, Terre Blanche in Tourettes sur Loup as well as creating the concept for the art project “ Le Roc” Roquebrunne sur Argens

2005
Begins work on the “ Le Roc” Roquebrunne sur Argens

2006
Shadow sculptures all over the city of St. Tropez
Opening of the Szczesny Factory in Berlin

2005-2007
Mainau Island: A Dream of Earthly Paradise, Germany

2007
Musée de la Photographie Villa Aurélienne, Fréjus
Centre d’art la Malmaison, Cannes

2008
Shadow sculptures Grimaud, France
Art Project “summer in Tegernsee”, Germany
Shadow sculptures, Sternberg Lounge, Düsseldorf
Shadow sculptures, Villa Aurelien, Fréjus
Ceramics, Villa Domergue, Cannes

2009
Caribbean Style, Szczesny Factory, Berlin
Garden show, Rechberghausen
32 sculptures for the Art Basel in Miami

2010
Grand opening of the new atelier and establishing central storehouse in Saint Tropez
Beginning of the Art Project Shadow Sculptures in Saint Tropez, Saint Moritz Sylt together with Jaguar

2011
Art Project Shadow Sculptures in Saint Tropez - Saint Moritz - Sylt together with Jaguar
The city of Saint Tropez is honouring Stefan Szczesny´s 60th birthday with a large sculpture exhibition throughout the town

2012
Schatten im Park, Schloss Bensberg/Schloss Lerbach
Szczesny at the Adlon, Hotel Adlon, Berlin
Szczesny in Frankfurt, with main exhibition "Kunstgarten Palmengarten" at the Palmengarten, Frankfurt
Szczesny: Neue Wilden works from the 80s, 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel, New York

2013
"Saint-Tropez meets Miami", paintings and sculptures, Addison House Miami
"Méditerannée. L'esprit du sud" paintings at Gallery Guy Pieters, in Saint Paul de Vence

2014
"Saint-Tropez meets Miami", paintings and sculptures, CU-1 Gallery Miami
"Métamorphoses méditerranéennes", Palais des Papes, Avignon
"Paintings and ceramics", Galerie Sassi Milici, Vallauris

2015
Tree of Life and ceramics, Villa Domergue, Cannes
Szczesny at the Jigsaw flagship store, London
Galerie Kronsbein, Munich
Exhibition of sculptures, Domaine de la Croix, La Croix Valmer

2016
"Welcome to Saint-Tropez", redbox gallery, Zurich

2017

Retrospective Sculptures 2005-2017 at the Citadelle de Saint-Tropez
“Tour de l´Art” Steigenberger Parkhotel & Galerie Kellerman, Düsseldorf
Althoff Grand hotel Schloss Bensberg, Bergisch Gladbach Cologne

2018

Szczesny “ die andere Eva” at the Galerie Reitz , Cologne
“Feedback” Galerie Heitsch, Munich
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Exhibitions
Sculptures 2005- 2017 
June 10th 2017- November 30 2017
Citadelle de Saint-Tropez, France

Sculptures 2017
Althoff Grand Hotel Schloss Bensberg, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
24.09.2017-28.01.2018
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Publications
Steel plate, currently exhibited in Saint-Tropez
Stefan Szczesny
Steel plate, currently exhibited at Schloss Hotel Bensberg
Stefan Szczesny
steel plate with mirror finish, exhited at Schlosshotel Bensberg
Stefan Szczesny
Shadow sculpture, steel plate, exhibited in Saint Tropez
Stefan Szczesny
Shadow sculpture, steel plate, exhibited in Saint Tropez
Stefan Szczesny

Stefan Szczesny

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