Holger Schmidhuber 

German Painter 



Holger Schmidhuber was born in Germany in 1970 and is currently based in Berlin.  He studied Graphic Design and Fine Art and The Rhein Main University of Applied Sciences in Germany and Parsons, The New School of Art, Media and Technology in New York City, USA. He has worked as a professor in Germany and Italy. Schmidhuber's primary practice is called “Carpets of the Forgotten,” a body of work that combines painted text and vintage oriental carpet. The text is composed of various song lyrics, poems, and personal notes, and the carpets have stories of their own, some being antique, used carpets dating back one hundred years, some being gifts, and some being contemporary and un-used made before the 90's.


Art expert and gallery owner Ellen Maurer wrote of Schmidhuber,  “On the one hand, Schmidhuber’s position is very much a painterly one, because unlike a large number of conceptual artists he allows the word to interact, in a lively manner, with the rhythmic movement of the paint but, at the same time, Schmidhuber enjoys subverting tried-and-tested concepts and does so in masterly fashion.”  


Schmidhuber’s art book won the following international design awards: Type Directors Club, New York; Red Dot design award; iF Design Award 2019; BERLINER TYPE-Award and the DDC award.  He has had solo shows in Germany, Austria, Spain, Iceland, Switzerland, and Korea and participated in group shows and prominent art fairs internationally. His work is in the permanent collections of Museum Würth, Germany, MoMA PS1, New York, USA, Deutsche Bank, Germany, Lufthansa Systems Group, Germany, and The Hessian Ministry of Finance, Germany, amongst many others. 

To view a full selection of Scmidhuber's available work, please visit our Artsy page.