Sarah Fripon

Born 1989 in Zeitz, Germany

Lives and works in Vienna, Austria

Born in 1989 in Zeitz, Sarah Fripon today lives and works in Vienna. In 2015 Fripon earned her BFA in fashion design at the University of Art and Design Linz and the Fashion Institute of Vienna, and in 2021 earned her MA from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. She has widely exhibited her art in group and solo exhibitions and performances throughout Austria and Germany, and has work held in the collections of the Vienna Museum, the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, and the Baden State Museum. Fripon's art draws on everyday life to document her thoughts and experience of the world around her. Fripon creates a constant record through cellphone photography; as a guest in other people´s houses, on city walks, in shops, in images pulled from old mail order catalogs of her childhood or stock photos and advertising layouts. She compiles an expansive archive from which to paint, compositions consisting of association chains between visual motifs. In this catalogue of images are collected motives that have the potential to describe the here and now – evoke thoughts, imply answers or reflect a certain mood present in society. And there are others which are just funny, nostalgic or frivolous. Out of this mass of pictures she chooses some, collages, modifies, and edits them, contemplating themes that help her to better understand her surroundings.

Exhibitions

Silver Screen

July 23 - Aug 20, 2022

Education

2021
Master of Fine Arts
Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria
2015
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Fashion Design
University of Art and Design Linz/Fashion Institute of Vienna
2011
Fine Arts
Academy of Fine Arts Dresden, Germany

Solo & Two Person

2022
Retiring the Attic, with Chloe Seibert
tilling, Montreal, Canada
2020
Alles Außer Marzipan, with Julia Haugeneder
Kunstraum Super, Vienna, Austria
2019
Lobby Royale
Bau 2-6, Vienna, Austria
POPCORN, with Julia Haugeneder
bureau veritas, Vienna, Austria
2017
eher monochrom
magdas, Vienna, Austria
drawing / together, with Lukas Hochrieder
Die Raumteiler, Vienna, Austria

Group

2022
Silver Screen
Harkawik, Los Angeles, CA
Keeping up with the Trouble
brut nordwest, Vienna, Austria
How exactly like the object...
Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria
2021
Tombola IV
New Jörg, Vienna, Austria
Pending Objects II
new now artspace, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Eco Flirt
smolka contemporary X Vienna Biennale, Austria
Magistra Artium (Graduation Show)
xhibit, Academy of fine Arts Vienna, Austria
Pending Objects I
Fünfzigzwanzig, Salzburg, Austria
Mixed Feelings
WAF gallery, Vienna, Austria
2020
Die Akademie schläft nicht
Palais Liechtenstein, Vienna, Austria
Plan D
project Westbahnstraße X akbild, Vienna, Austria
2019
All Paper Show
Semperdepot, Vienna, Austria
Austrian Graphics Award exhibition
Taxispalais Kunsthalle Tirol, Innsbruck, Austria
Koschatzky Art Award exhibition
MUMOK Hofstallungen, Vienna, Austria
2016
Punkt.Strich
Das Manfred, Vienna, Austria
2015
Raum 311
magdas, Vienna, Austria
ctrl+alt+bm
Hesh Halle, Baia Mare, Romania
2014
Letzte Show (Group Fashion Performance)
Grelle Forelle, Vienna, Austria
Frühlingserwachen (Group Fashion Performance)
Landestheater Linz, Austria
2013
SHOW (Group Fashion Performance)
Odeon Theater, Vienna, Austria
2011
Transit
Kunstverein Essenheim, Germany

Public Collections

Baden State Museum, Karlsruhe, Germany
Graphic Collection of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria
Collection of the Vienna Museum, Austria