Central to Stingel's oeuvre is the passage of time rendered palpable, together with the expansion of the vocabulary of painting and its perception: from the abstract tulle silver paintings of the 1990s to the carpet installations that aestheticized both the surface of spaces and visitors' traces; from the series of melancholic self-portraits to the latest gold studio-floor paintings. Stingel's artistic output is prolific and visually diverse, yet meticulous and generous in its offering.
Rudolf Stingel was born in 1956 in Merano, Italy. Recent solo exhibitions include Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Trento, Italy (2001); Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt (2004); Inverleith House, Edinburgh (2006); “Rudolf Stingel: Paintings 1987–2007,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2007; traveled to the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York); Neue National Galerie, Berlin (2010); and Wiener Secession (2012). Stingel’s work is proudly held by institutions such as the de la Cruz Collection, and has been featured in numerous group exhibitions including the Biennale di Venezia (1993, 2003); "Day for Night: Whitney Biennial,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2006); “Life on Mars: 55th Carnegie International,” Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (2008); and “Mapping the Studio: Artists from the François Pinault Collection,” Punta della Dogana and Palazzo Grassi, Venice (2009).
Stingel lives and works in New York and Merano, Italy.