(*1975, Hartberg, Austria)
Elisabeth Gschiel is a qualified architect and worked several years in architecture, before she start working on her sewn artworks. Contrary to its original purpose of combining textiles, the artist seeks to use the sewing machine as a kind of “pencil” and experiments with the creative possibilities of this tool. She uses different materials like plastic, paper, canvas, leather and as well old photographs. In her artistic work she is focusing on current topics of economy, environment, nature and heritage especially in her portrait works.
She exhibited widely both locally and internationally. Di carta / Papermade. Biennial International Papermade Art Work Exhibition, Palazzo Fogazzaro, Schio (I), 2019; Spear Heads, Kunsthaus Laa/Thaya (AT), 2019; Scythia – 9th International Biennial Exhibition of Textile Art, Ivano-Frankivs´k (UA), 2019; An original from …(VI), Gallery Gölles, Fürstenfeld (AT), 2018; 6th Trienniale of Textile Arts, Savaria Museum – Art Gallery Szombathely (HU), 2018; Line and thread, Kunsthaus Graz (AT), 2017; Art on prescription, Via Garibaldi Fondamenta San Gioachin, 57th Venice Biennale (I), 2017; Courage & memory, Gallery and project space, kende utca, Budapest (HU), 2016; Wow, Woven Entering the Subtextiles, Künstlerhaus KM – Halle für Kunst und Medien Graz (AT) 2015. Her works are represented in various collections. She lives and works in Graz.