Franziska King is an Italian born Vienna based artist,
who works primarily in painting and drawing but also in print,
site specific projects and artist books.
She develops her ideas mainly through catching, collecting and
destillating collective as well as personal images,
weaving a poetic tapestry of vague, airy reminiscences.
Understanding creating art as a process-orientated dialogue
between the concept, the medium, the artwork itself and the viewer
it is one of her key interests to find balance between the shown and the
unshown, always inviting the recipient to continue the dialogue
and completing it through his/her involvement.

Franziska King studied Fine Arts at the Art University Linz
(Head: O.Univ.-Prof. Mag.art. Ursula Hübner),
Cultural Studies at the Art University Linz
(Head: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Karin Harrasser) and
Theatre Film and Media Science at the University Vienna.

Artist Statement (German)


MMaga. art. Maga. phil. Franziska King
* 1980 Omegna / Italy

Currently works and lives in Vienna / Austria

University Degree – cultural science
(Angewandte Kultur- und Kunstwissenschaften) / Kunstuniversität Linz _ AUT
Head: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Karin Harrasser

University Degree – fine arts / Kunstuniversität Linz _ AUT
Head: O.Univ.-Prof. Mag.art. Ursula Hübner

2013 – 2016
Tutor Lithography Workshop
Art University Linz _ AUT
Head: Mag.art. Rudi Hörschläger

University Degree – Theater-, Film- and Mediascience /
University of Vienna _ AUT

2010 – 2011
Student Exchange Jerusalem/ ISR
Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design
Department: fine arts,
Main emphasis: printmaking
Head: master printer Ami Rosenberg

Acting Diploma /
Gustav Mahler Konservatorium Wien / Vienna _ AUT