I was born on a freezingly cold winter's day in what is now the Czech Republic. The year was 1962 and the month was January. Eight years later my family emigrated to Germany, which has become my life long exile.
Although I have never gone to art school, art has been a loyal companion to me since early childhood. Maybe to cope with the torments of homesickness after emigration, maybe because it is running in my veins anyway, I took up painting at an early age, later photography and sculpturing.
Art has long grown into a passion, and I draw my inspiration from everything that surrounds me: the people I love, people I watch, people I meet, music, literature, nature, politics, the cities and landscapes I feel drawn to - Amsterdam, Hamburg, London, Istanbul, the ocean, the canals, the hills of my Swabian exile ...
Foto: Eva Doelker-Heim
freelance journalist for newspapers and radio from 1981 - 1985
studies of English and Theology at the University of Tübingen/ Germany and Bangor/North Wales/ UK from1983 - 1990
teaching from 1990-2020
since 2020: full time artist
artistic training since 1999:
sculpturing with Heidrun Wolter, Stuttgart/ Germany
painting and life drawing with Karin Beck, Atelierhaus Reutlingen/ Germany
artistic workshops at the Tate Modern, London/ UK and Istanbul Modern, Istanbul/ TR
2023:TAG DER OFFENEN ATELIERS, 17/09/2023, Atelier 32e.V., Graf-von-Moltke-Platz 2, Engstingen-Haid
2023: 1 ALTES GEFÄNGNIS - 3 KÜNSTLERINNEN - 14 TAGE - Ein Kunstprojekt mit Bedriye Caliskan, Romana Meissner und Ava Smitmans im Alten Gefängnis Münsingen, 14/08/2023 - 27/08/2023, Münsingen, Hintere Gasse 8
2023:ACTION PAINTING - Mitmachevent im Rahmen des "Kirchheimer Sommers", 21/07/2023,
Marktplatz Kircheim u. Teck (solo event plus performance)
2023: WASSER - DER KÜNSTLERISCHE BLICK AUF EIN ELEMENT, 25/06/2023 - 30/07/2023, Kulturwerkstatt BT24, Albgut Münsingen (group show)
2021: Romana Meissner@Germain Henneka & Guests, 27/09/2021 - 03/10/2021, Berenstraat 24, Amsterdam/NL (group exhibition together with Germain Henneka, Frank van der Eijk and Jos Verheugen)
2021: Romana Meissner | Maks Dannecker: 2 Räume - 2 Positionen, 24/07/2021 - 08/08/2021, Kulturwerkstatt BT24 im Albgut Münsingen
2021: "Summer Art Festival", June 2021, groupshow, Virtualartists UK (virtual show)
2021: "GAIA - THE ORIGIN", 26/03 - 04/04/2021, groupshow, M.A.D.S. Art Gallery Milano, Corso San Gottardo 18, Milan/ Italy (digital show)
2021: "LOVE MY BODY- We need different eyes", 19-28 February 2021, groupshow, M.A.D.S. Art Gallery Milano, Corso San Gottardo18, Milan/ Italy (digital show)
2021: "AND NOW BACK TO OUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED PROGRAMMING?", groupshow, 9-30 January 2021, AZARO Artspaces, Hamburg/ Germany (exhibition will start digitally due to shutdown/ live stream of virtual opening on Jan. 9th under @azaroartspaces on Instagram)
UPDATE: Exhibition extended till 14th February 2021!!
2021: "DIE NEUEN", 7-31 January 2021, KUN:ST Quartier Leonberg/ Germany// POSTPONED to May 2021 due to shutdown!!
2020: ARTe Christmas Special, 3 - 6 December 2020, Messehalle Sindelfingen/ Germany// CANCELLED!! (due to Covid-19 lockdown)
2020: EXPO4ART, 25/09/2020 - 27/09/2020, Halle des Blancs Manteaux, 48 Rue Vieille du Temple, Paris/ F