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biography
 

2012

"Rotraut", Guy Pieters Gallery, Knokke-Heist, Belgium, August 3 - September 10, 2012.
www.guypietersgallery.com

"Femmes artistes Passion, muses et modèles", Château de Chamerolles, Chilleurs-aux-Bois, France, June 16 - August 19, 2012.

"Yves Klein  Judo  Teatro  Corpo e Visioni", Palazzo Ducale, Genova, Italy, June 6 - August 26, 2012.
www.palazzoducale.genova.it

 

2011

"Rotraut", Guy Pieters Gallery, Saint Paul, France. July 24 - October 31, 2011.
watch the video (images by Maxime Jouan, music by Daniel Humair)
www.guypietersgallery.com

"Summer Exhibition: Rotraut - Wim Delvoye - Jan Fabre - Arne Quinze - Denmark", Guy Pieters Gallery, Saint Paul, France. July 24 - September 30, 2011.
www.guypietersgallery.com

"La couleur en avant", MAMAC, Nice, France, June 24 - November 27, 2011.
www.mamac-nice.org

"Rotraut. Strange Creatures. Kites Bas-reliefs", Guy Pieters Gallery, Paris, France. May 20 - June 5.
watch the video of the opening (May 19, 2011, images by Maxime Jouan, music by Daniel Humair)
read the french text by Jacques Bouzerand
www.guypietersgallery.com

"Rotraut. 28 monumental Sculptures.To the rhythm of the four seasons", Vinexpo 2011, Bordeaux, France. June 19 - 23.
watch the video (images by Maxime Jouan, music by Daniel Humair)

 

2010

"Art in the park", Gmurzynska Gallery, Hôtel Baur au Lac, Zurich, Switzerland. With works by Fernando Botero, Ronnie Cutrone, Robert Indiana, Allen Jones, Jani Leinonen, Mel Ramos, Rotraut and Richard Woods.

 

2009

"Yves Klein & Rotraut", Museo d'Arte, Lugano, Switzerland. Catalogue.
www.mda.lugano.ch

"Art in the park", Hôtel Baur au Lac, Zurich, Switzerland.

"Rotraut", Heather James Art & Antiquities, Palm Desert, United States.

"L'Attraction de l'espace - Au fond de l'inconnu pour trouver du nouveau", Musée d'art moderne, Saint-Étienne, France. Catalogue.
www.mam-st-etienne.fr


 

2008

"L’Art en ciel", Guy Pieters Gallery, Saint-Paul de Vence, France.

Gmurzynska Gallery, "Art Basel", Basel, Switzerland.
www.gmurzynska.com

Gmurzynska Gallery, "Basel Art Fair", Miami, Florida, United States.
www.gmurzynska.com

 

2007

"Rotraut", Stiftung Ahlers Pro Arte, Hannover, Germany. Catalogue.

"Rotraut Sculptures monumentales", Château Sainte-Roseline, Les Arcs-sur-Argens, France.
www.sainte-roseline.com

"Rotraut", Galerie Guy Pieters, Saint-Paul, France. Book.
www.guypietersgallery.com

"Art is an Idea: The Moquay Collection", Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, United States.

"La noche en blanco", Jardines de Sabatini, Palacio Real, Madrid, Spain.

Gmurzynska Gallery, "Basel Art Fair", Miami, Florida, United States.
www.gmurzynska.com

Gmurzynska Gallery, "Art Basel", Basel, Switzerland.
www.gmurzynska.com

 

2006

"Rotraut", Guy Pieters Gallery, Knokke-Heist, Belgium. Catalogue.
www.guypietersgallery.com

Gmurzynska Gallery, "Basel Art Fair", Miami, Florida, United States.
www.gmurzynska.com

 

2005

"Rotraut: Sculptures, Parcours", Kulm Golf Club, Saint Moritz, Switzerland.

"Rotraut Small Scale Sculptures", Galerie Gmurzynska, Saint Moritz, Switzerland.
www.gmurzynska.com

"Rotraut", Gmurzynska Galerie, Art Basel-Miami, Miami, Florida.

 

2004

"Rotraut", Château d'Arsac, France.

"Rotraut, Bilder und Skulpturen", Art-Galerie an der Stadtkirche, Bayreuth, Germany.

"Rotraut Earth Dance Cosmos", Annandale Gallery, Sydney, Australia.

 

2003

Features in "The Conquest of the Air, an Adventure in 20th-Century Art", exhibition at the State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki.

"Rotraut", Guy Pieters Gallery, Knokke-le-Zoute, Belgium, and Galerie Guy Pieters, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France. Catalogue.
www.guypietersgallery.com

 

2002

Basel Art Fair, Miami, Florida, United States.

Miralda Studio, Miami, Florida, United States.

Spanish Village Sculpture Garden, group exhibition, Carefree, Arizona, United States.

 

2001

"Rotraut Miraculous Life-Forms", Coral Springs Museum, Florida, United States.

"L’Arbre de Vie", KI’ZHO Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, United States.

 

2000

"Tête à Tête Rotraut & Jane Manus", Galerie Françoise et E.S.F., Lutherville, Maryland, United States.

"Rotraut Figuration", Gallery of Contemporary and Indigenous Art, group exhibition, Tucson, Arizona, United States.

Makes the sculpture Gypsy in Baltimore (United States).

Passage de Retz, Paris, France.

Foire de Bâle, Basel, Switzerland.

"Cosmos du romanticisme à l’avant-garde", group exhibition, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy.

Salon San Miguel de Allende, group exposition, Mexico City, Mexico.

"Then & Now", Gallery of Contemporary and Indigenous Art, group exhibition, Tucson, Arizona, United States.

 

1999

Commission, Durst Organization, New York, N.Y., United States.

Featured in "Cosmos, du romantisme à l’avant garde", an exhibition at the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Montreal, and the Canadian Cultural Centre, Barcelona.

Laylor Foundation Museum, group exposition, Scottsdale, Arizona, United States.

Salon San Miguel de Allende, group exposition, Mexico City, Mexico.

Annandale Gallery, Sydney, Australia.

 

1998

ARCO 8m, Ceramic Wall, group exhibition, Galerie Gmurzynska, Madrid, Spain.

Annandale Gallery, group exhibition, Sydney, Australia.

"Warriors Sculpture", group exhibition, Galerie Gmurzynska, Cologne, Germany.

 

1997

Exhibition of sculptures at the Ann Norton Museum, West Palm Beach, Florida.

Art and Public Place, West Palm Beach, Florida, United States.

VIème Biennale de sculpture de Monte-Carlo.

MTV exhibit, Sydney, Australia.

 

1996

"Exposition d’été", Galerie Piltzer, exposition de groupe, Paris, France.

 

1995

"Exposition d’été", Galerie Piltzer, group show, Paris, France.

 

1994

The Durst Organization, New York, commissions two canvases (520 x 360 cm each). These new hang in the hall of their building on the corner of 6th Avenue and 44th Street.

"L’art du portrait du XIXe et XXe siècles en France", Musée d’art de Shoto, Tokyo - Musée de la ville, Kariya - Musée de la ville, Onomichi - Musée d’Art moderne, Akita, Japon.

 

1993

Miami Art Fair, Miami, Florida, United States.

Biennale de sculpture de Monte-Carlo.

Tom Babeor Gallery, La Jolla, California, United States.

 

1992

"Memories / Realities", Arizona State University, West Art Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona, United States.

"Diversités abstraites et monochromes", group show, Galerie de Poche, Paris.

"Rotraut ich und ich", Gallery 44, Kaarst, Germany.

"Hommage à Karl Flinker", group exhibition, Salon de Montrouge, Montrouge, France.

"Tondo Aujourd’hui", group exposition, Centre culturel d’Yonne, Auxerre, France.

 

1991

"Diversité contemporaine en Europe", group show, Galerie 1900-2000, Paris.

Arizona State University Art Museum, The Nelson Center for the Arts, group show, Tempe, Arizona.

Pascal de Sarthe Gallery, San Francisco.

 

1990

"Rotraut, The Desert Vision" (catalogue), Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona.

"Nice et les années soixante", Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Nice, France.

 

1989

"30 Years of Paintings" (retrospective), Gallery 44, Kaarst.

Group show at Kaibundo Gallery, Kobe, Japan.

"Rotraut, une vie-une ligne", Galerie Gilbert Brownstone, Paris.

An exhibition by Klaus Ottman at Wesleyan University, "Rotraut Uecker Klein", is the first to explore the family theme. Ezar and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, United States.

"Rotraut", Galerie Keeser-Bohbot, Hamburg.

 

1988

Hamburg-Forum, Hamburg, Germany.

Galerie Gilbert Brownstone, Paris.

Chicago Art Fair, United States.

"Buraglio Rotraut Ritchey Skomski", Pascal de Sarthe Gallery, San Francisco.

"Impressionists Modern Masters", Pascale de Sarthe Gallery, San Francisco.

Group show at Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale.

"L’Or et son Mythe", Grand Palais, Paris.

Art Fair in the Gallery 44, Kaarst, Germany.

FIAC, Paris.

 

1987

"Rotraut, Permutations of Light, Movement and Space", Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, United States.

Chicago Art Fair, United States.

"Rotraut New Painting", Pascale de Sarthe Gallery, San Francisco.

Gallery 44, Kaarst, Germany.

FIAC, Paris.

 

1982

Rotraut and Daniel travel in Arizona and decide to settle there.

 

1981

Birth of Lorraine.

 

1977

"À Propos de Nice", group show at Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.

 

1976

"Rotraut", Antwerp Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium.

UNESCO, Paris, France.

 

1975

The family moves back to France and lives in Goussonville, near Paris.

Group show at Galerie Karl Flinker, Paris.

"Das Schwarz Bild", group show at Galerie Am Wochenende, Feldkirchen, Germany.

"Rotraut Klein-Moquay", Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, Germany.

 

1973

Group show at Carl Van Der Voort gallery, Ibiza.

 

1970

Birth of Georges.

 

1969

Birth of David.

 

1968

She meets her current husband, Daniel Moquay, with whom she will have there more children. They move to Ibiza. She is twenty-nine, he is twenty-four.

 

1964

Amstel 47 Gallery, Amsterdam.

 

1962

She marries Yves Klein on January 21. Klein dies on June 6. Their son, Yves Armand Marie, is born on August 6.

 

1961

April: the exhibition Yves Klein le Monochrome was held at Leo Castelli gallery in New York. Yves and Rotraut move into the Chelsea Hotel for two months.

Novembre 20, "Yves Klein le Monochrome : Il nuovo realismo del colore" exhibition, Galerie Apollinaire, Milano.

 

1960

Her work features at the Festival d’art avant-garde in Paris, where it is hung between Fautrier and Schneider.

In June, Yves Klein carries out the first Cosmogonies at Cagnes-sur-Mer, on the banks of "Le Loup" river. Rotraut takes pictures of this action.

 

1959

She has her first one woman show at the New Visions Center Gallery in London. During this time, she lives at the home of the collector and patron Lady Norton. The show is critical success.

 

1958

Rotraut helps create the monumental works at the Gelsenkirchen Opera.

First happening: Rotraut paints the floor of Ben’s famous store in Nice.

"Laboratoire 32", Group exhibition, Nice, France.

 

1957

For his inaugural show, the gallerist Albert Schmela chooses the uncompromising work of a young artist named Yves Klein. Rotraut is fascinated. She senses a kindred spirit, someone from the same world.

Gunther hears that Armand Fernandez (soon to be Arman) is looking for an au pair girl to help his wife, Eliane, with their three children in their house in the hills outside Nice. He thinks this family environment will be a safe one for his sister, now a ravishing young woman. At Arman’s home, Rotraut comes across a small work by Klein and is eager to know more about the artist. When they meet it is love at first sight. She becomes his companion, assistant, model, muse and alter ego — his soulmate.

The couple move to Paris, where they live at 14 rue Campagne Première. It is the beginning of a great adventure.

 

1938

Born in Rerik, East Germany. Rotraut Uecker is nine years young than her brother Gunther, who will become a famous artist in West Germany, and four younger than her sister Editha.

The Rerik Wostrow peninsula, where the Ueckers live, is evacuated when the Russians come and the family goes to live with a grandmother in a small fishing village northeast of Hamburg. This is not far from the border with what is now West Germany. Gunther leaves for Düsseldorf, in the West, and Rotraut provides the physical strength her father needs for the work in the fields.

But Rotraut wants to live another life, to be an artist She runs away from home. As a result, she will be cut off from her parents for a decade. She spends nearly two years in Düsseldorf in the mid-1950s.

yvesklein.com
marieraymond.com