About me

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 ...


born 1962

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


Since 2019 member of KUN:ST International e.V.




Exhibition History

2020: ARTe Christmas Special, 3 - 6 December 2020, Messehalle Sindelfingen/ Germany

2020: EXPO4ART, 25/09/2020 - 27/09/2020, Halle des Blancs Manteaux, 48 Rue Vieille du Temple, Paris/ F

2020: KUN:ST Preis 2020: "Die vierte Dimension", 04/06/2020 - 19/07/2020, KUN:ST Quartier Leonberg/ Germany

2020: KUN:ST Preis 2020: "Die vierte Dimension", ARTe Sindelfingen/ Germany (19/03/2020 - 22/03/2020) and KUN:ST Quartier Leonberg/ Germany (26/03/2020 - 19/04/2020)       CANCELLED due to Corona

2020: Romana Meissner @GERMAIN HENNEKA&GUESTS: SORTING OUT THE CHAOS. 3rd annual group exhibition, Rockarchive Gallery Amsterdam/NL (24/02/2020 - 01/03/2020)

2020: Group exhibition EISZEIT (Mitgliederausstellung KUN:ST International e.V.), Galerie KUN:ST Quartier Leonberg/ Germany (09/01/2020 - 26/01/2020)

2019: Group exhibition KUN:ST International e.V. "Merry Christmas", Galerie Leonberg (December/ January 2019/2020)

2019: Kunstpreisausstellung "BlueHarmony", Galerie Leonberg (April 2019), Leonberg/ G

2019: Kunstpreisausstellung "Blue Harmony", Arte 2019 (21/03 -24/03/2019), Sindelfingen/ G

2019: 2nd group exibition in the Rockarchive Gallery Amsterdam/ NL (02/03 - 09/03/2019)

2018: Parallax Art Fair London/ UK

2018: Hamburg zeigt Kunst, Hamburg/ G

2018: Germain Henneka & Guests, group exhibition in the Rockarchive Gallery Amsterdam/NL

2017: Four Seasons Art Fair Amsterdam/ NL

2017: 29. Stuttgarter Kunstausstellung, Stuttgart/ G

2017: Künstlermarkt Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe/ G

2016: Aktionstag "Paris, Paris!", Kunsthallensommer Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe/ G
















Group exhibition MERRY CHRISTMAS, KUN:ST Quartier Leonberg/ Germany, participation with the paintings THIS STORM WILL PASS I+II and SO THIS IS WHERE WE'VE GOT.

December 2019

KU:NST-Preis "Blue Harmony" during the ARTe in Sindelfingen/ G, participation with the painting MIRIAM. UNAFRAID.

March 2019

Packing for the 2nd exhibition at the ROCKARCHIVE GALLERY in Amsterdam/ NL in March 2019

Hamburg zeigt Kunst, Hamburg/ G

August 2018

(Photo: Annerose Petersen)

Parallax Art Fair London/ UK


Hamburg zeigt Kunst, Hamburg/ G

May 2018

Photo: Kevin Ellison

Rockarchive Gallery Amsterdam/ NL


Four Seasons Art Fair Amsterdam/ NL


Kunsthallensommer Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe/ G