“Reinhold Engberding is not a traditional sculptor but he makes coherent spatial artworks with a meaning that transcends the mere situation." (Arie Hartog, Bremen 2011) The German sculptor and object maker crochets black cotton and works with second-hand clothes to address issues of identity and intimacy, privacy, longing, and desire.
During his artist residency at Collins Living-Learning Center, Engberding will lead students in making artworks from coarse, everyday materials and even garbage, which they will then exhibit.
Born in 1954, Reinhold Engberding studied landscape architecture and fine arts in Kassel, Kiel, and The Hague. He has exhibited his work in Germany and abroad, in venues including Museum Bremen, Kunsthalle Vogelmann, and Kunstverein Gelsenkirchen. Engberding is the recipient of the Westerwald Prize for ceramics, the UNESCO-Aschberg Grant, and the Drosteipreis.
Reinhold Engberding’s visit is co-sponsored by Collins Living-Learning Center.