Reinhold Pratschner

Short artistic biography

Reinhold Pratschner was born in 1966 in Tyrol, Austria. Even during his schooldays his talent was recognized and encouraged by the artist Evi Fersterer. After graduating from school there followed the first journey to Paris. In 1986 he began to study architecture in Innsbruck, Tyrol. A second stay in Paris in 1987 gave him further deep insights into original works of modern art. Afterwards an important contact was established with the painter Inge C. Pohl, professor and artist in Innsbruck. The correlation of art and architecture led to an intensified engagement with sculpture. Several exhibitions followed in Austria. After gaining the final degree in architecture he lived and worked in Sofia, Bulgaria, having a teaching assignment at the universitiy of civil engineering and architecture. Return to Austria in the year 2000, where he stayed until 2002, followed by several years in Belgrade, Serbia. Solo exhibitions in Belgrade and Novi Sad. In 2005 he moved to Kiev, Ukraine, where he shared experiences with local artists. Participation in a group exhibition in the context of the "Salt Symphony" in Soledar. Relocation to Vienna in 2007.

From 2012 to 2015 Reinhold Pratschner has lived in Milan, where he has had close contact to the Austrian sculptor Rudi Wach and the author Karl Lubomirski. Participation in the group exhibition "Artisti in vetrina" 2012 in Venice. In September 2014 a solo exhibition took place in the "Galleria Francesco Zanuso" in Milan. From April - June 2016 the Austrian Cultural Forum in Rome has presented new works. In summer 2016 Reinhold Pratschner has moved to Ljubljana, Slovenia. In spring 2017 the "Südtiroler Kulturinstitut" has invited him to exhibit his works in the framework of "Blick Kunst Tirol" in Bolzano. In autumn 2017 the "Galerija Druzina" in Ljubljana has shown recent works, parallel, until the end of 2017, paintings and sculptures have been presented in the Ministry of the Interior in Vienna. In 2018 and 2019 exhibitions followed in Tainach/Carinthia, Maribor/Slovenia and Budapest/Hungary (duo exhibition with Akos Banki), 2020 in Bled/Slovenia. Relocation to Austria in summer 2020.