“I am fascinated by the intricate visual manifestations and patterns of life:
People, plants, animals, the elements, rocks, landscapes,... their energy, their moods in a particular moment.
In my work I draw “snap shots” of these moods. Filtered through my own experience , I try to evoke these feelings and communicate that energy to the viewer.”
Elisabeth Rittinger grew up in Austria. She studied painting in Vienna in the Meisterklasse of Prof. Gustav Hessing and graduated from The Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.
She came to Canada in 1982 and now lives and works in Toronto.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2009 Foyer der Hofburg Innsbruck/ Austria
2007 Foyer der Innsbrucker Kommunalbetriebe Innsbruck/Austria
1997 Amelia Douglas Gallery Vancouver
1997 Women’s University Club Vancouver
1991 The Book Stage Stratford,
1989 Goethe Institute Toronto High Park Library Toronto
1987 Bank of Nova Scotia Ottawa
Selected Group Exhibitions
2013 to 2006 Japanese Canadian CulturalCentre, Sumi-e Artists of Canada
2010 Awol Gallery, Square Foot Show Toronto/Can
2007 Bildungshaus St. Hippolyt NÖ,Austria
2007 Engine Gallery Toronto/Can
2006 Mississauga Sumi-e Society, Mississauga/Canada
Elisabeth Rittinger - b Gallery