About the ArtistUlla grew up in Duesseldorf, Germany, home of Joseph Beuys and many other great painters and performance artists. The vibrant scene of Duesseldorf had a lasting impact on her future development as an artist.
After moving to Brussels in Belgium she studied contemporary art under such notable artists as Jean de Dobbeleer, Ivonne Vatchenko and Chantal Smeets. During that time she established a large portfolio of cubistic paintings which she showed in variety of exhibitions in Belgium.
At the same time she also studied working with clay.
After moving to Colorado she continued to create her cubistic paintings. Her work was seen in art shows and galleries in Colorado.
Working with clay she developed an unique style for beautiful, colorful wall sculptures. Based on her cubistic painting and her wall sculptures, Ulla moved into a more contemporary style in her latest paintings.
Artist StatementAs a painter and sculptor, there are many aspects of my life that inspire my work. My love for music plays an integral role in my paintings through my use of composition and harmony. It is important to me that my work makes the audience feel something organic rather than understanding it fully. After being very structured with my cubistic paintings, my new free and flowing movements have helped developed my art into something that is much more of a self reflection. I am also a fitness instructor and enjoy reflecting my physical strength with the texture I sculpt on the canvas. Lines, light and shapes inspire me to be more creative while playing on bold colors and soft glazed layers.
Exhibitions2022 Workshop Group Exhibition, Bitfactory Gallery, Denver
2021Annual Group Show, Sync Gallery, Denver
2021 Sync Gallery, Denver SANCTUARY
2021 Gallery 931, Denver VOICES Abstract Art from the Woman in Colorado
2020 Sync Gallery, Denver
2020 Annual Group Show, Sync Gallery, Denver
2019 Schoolhouse Parker CO
2017 25th LELA International Art Festival, Yokohama
2016 Rogue West Gallery, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Solo Exhibition
2015 35th International “Peace” Exhibition Nagasaki, Nagasaki Japan
2015 Artwork Network, Denver “Candy Coated”
2014 Deep Space, Parker Colorado
2013 PACE, Parker Colorado
Denver Regional Art Exposition, Denver Colorado
Seventh Annual All Colorado Art Show, Denver Colorado
Gallery Abacus, Denver Colorado
Gallery Kyle Belding, Denver Colorado
Saks Gallery, Denver Colorado
Horta Museum Brussels, Belgium
Gallery "Unterm Dach”, Brussels, Belgium
Goethe Institut, “Deutsche Woche”, Brussels, Belgium
Kunst Auktion, Kampenhout Belgium
Gallery “Zonnekamp”, Kampenhout, Belgium
Best of Show
1st place for 'The Deep Africa VII'
Gallery RepresentationGallery Sync, Denver