German-born artist Ulrich Gleiter (b. 1977) is noted for his landscapes. His style is sometimes reminiscent of German expressionism and the Russian impressionists. He first studied at the Dresden Academy of Arts and later at the Repin Academy in Saint Petersburg, Russia. His work has been recognized with awards in the USA and in Russia and been featured in books and magazines. Currently, Gleiter lives and works in both his native Germany and in Burgundy, France.
"Ulrich Gleiter is a citizen of the world. Born in Saarbrücken, Germany, he pursued his undergraduate studies at Dresden’s Academy of Fine Arts, where he learned to paint with the bold, colorful strokes handed down from the early 20th-century German expressionists. Students there prioritized their individuality — no one but you could have made this picture, they were told. Gleiter then absorbed a different view of artistry during his exchange year at Moscow’s Surikov Institute, followed by six more years at the Repin Institute in St. Petersburg.
Today Gleiter divides time between Germany, Russia, and the United States, where he has become much admired among plein-airists in such scenic places as Colorado, California, and Wyoming. In our era of diplomatic tensions, when Crimea and Russia appear regularly in the headlines, Gleiter feels a renewed appreciation for nature’s timelessness — for its inspiring capacity to rise above the ins-and-outs of man-made problems. Today, he says, “I often think about the history of an area where I am painting, about how many troubles and beautiful things may have happened there. Most importantly, I am humbled to observe how natural forces never stop moving.” Gleiter turns his searching eye not only to wilderness, but also to the banalities of urban life — to parked cars, the glinting sprawl of an automobile dealer’s lot, retail stores, and even cargo ships. There, too — as in his portraits, nudes, and still lifes — he manages to find abstracted beauty and emotional significance in the interactions of light, color, and air."
( by Peter Trippi, Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, 01/2017)
SOLO- AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2020: SANDAU&LEO Gallery, Berlin.
2018: SANDAU&LEO Gallery, Berlin.
2017: Gallery 1261, Denver, CO.
2017: Gallery LEO.COPPI, Berlin.
2017: Russian Academy of Arts, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
2015: Gallery 1261, Denver, CO.
2014: Gallery LEO.COPPI, Berlin.
2012: Gallery LEO.COPPI, Berlin.
GROUP EXHIBITIONS, SELECTED
2022: Guthmann Foundation, Spandau, Berlin.
2012-2022: Coors Art Exhibit, Denver, CO.
2018: Gallery 1261, CO.
2016: Gallery LEO.COPPI, Berlin.
2016: Gallery 1261, CO, "Spaces".
2016: Gallery 1261, CO, "Group Exhibition".
2014: "Windows to the Divine", Denver, CO.
2013: Gallery 1261, CO, "New Works, New Voices", 4-Person Exhibition.
2013: Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow. Group Exhibition by the State Repin Academy.
2013: Gallery 1261, CO, "Rethinking Western".
2009: Gallery Dieter Fuhrmann, Munich.
2008, 2009: Artists Association, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
2015-2022: art KARLSRUHE, Germany, with Gallery LEO.COPPI.
2015: Art.Fair, Cologne, Germany, with Gallery LEO.COPPI.
Plein Air Magazine; Southwest Art Magazine; Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine; American Art Collector Magazine Press of the Russian Academy of Art; Monacelli Studio Press; Bebra Publishing House, Berlin.
AWARDS AND HONORS, LECTURES
2018: Judge of awards at the Annual Plein Air Salon competition.
2017: The Coppini Academy, San Antonio, TX, Lecture.
2012-2016: Faculty member, speaker at the Plein Air Convention. (Monterey CA, Tucson AZ, Las Vegas NV).
2013: Judge of awards, Plein Air Rockies, CO.
2013: Certificate of Commendation, Russian Academy of Arts, Moscow.
2011: Lecture at the E. L. Blumenschein Historic Museums, Taos, NM.
2010, 2011: "Best of Show" and "Award of Excellence", Plein Air Rockies, CO.
2010: "Best of Show", Wyoming Plein Air Competition.
2010: "Best of Show", Frank-Bette-Paintout, Alameda, CA.
2010: Certificate of Commendation, Russian Academy of Arts, Moscow.