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Company Name

Studio Uwe Loesch

Company Type






Graphis Archives

Biography/Work Experience

Uwe Loesch, born 1943 in Dresden. Since 1958 living in Düsseldorf and in the Neandertal. 1964 - 1968 study at the Peter Behrens Academy in Düsseldorf. 1968 launching of his studio for visual and verbal communication. 1985-1990 professorship for mixed media at the University of Applied Sciences, Düsseldorf. 1990 - 2008 professorship for communication design at the University of Wuppertal. Member of the AGI, the ADC for Germany and the TDC New York.  Awards of international biennials (selection)  1983 and 2001 Grand Prix in Lahti, Finland 1987 and 2010 First Prize in Fort Collins, Colorado 1987 and 1990 Icograda Excellence Award 1995 Grand Prix red dot award: communication design, Essen, Germany 1996 Gold Medal in Brno, Czech Republic 1996 Gold Medal of the ADC of Europe, Paris 1996 Silver Medal in Chaumont, France 1996, 2004 und 2008 Golden Bee Award, Moscow; 1997 two Bronze Medals in Toyama, Japan 1997 and 2007 Bronze Medal in Mons, Belgium 2002 Silver Medal and 2006 Gold Medal in Warsaw 2007 First Prize of the Five Stars Designers´ Banquet, Osaka 2008 First Prize Ekoplagát, Slowakia 2009 "Gutenberg Prize of the City of Leipzig", Germany 2011 "Grafia Tapani Aartomaa Prix" in Lahti, Finland 2011 Bronze Medal of the China International Poster Biennial, Hangzhou 2013 "Jan Lenica Award for outstanding personal achievements in poster art" of the National Museum in Poznań, Poland 2013 Design Prize of the Federal Republic of Germany for his lifework", Berlin. Solo exhibitions (selection) 1990 Museum of Applied Art, Frankfurt 1993 Le quartier, Centre d‘art contemporain Quimper, France 1994 The Israel Museum, Jerusalem 1994 DDD Gallery Osaka 1094 Fong Shu Chuen Hall, Hong Kong 1996 Museu de Artes Brasileira, São Paulo 1997 Museum of Arts and Crafts, Hamburg 2000 Galerie Anatome, Paris 2002 ggg ginza graphic gallery, Tokyo 2004 Kunsthalle Weimar 2006 China Academy of Art Hangzhou 2010 German Poster Museum in the Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany Shared exhibitions (selection) 1982 "Art in Advertising", documenta 7, Kassel 1985 "L'image des Mots", Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris 1984 - 87 in the permanent exhibition of the Museum of Modern Art, New York 1988 "The Modern Poster", Museum of Modern Art, New York 1989 "66 Affiches pour les droits de l’homme et du citoyen", Couvent des Cordeliers, Paris 1993 "Four Stars - Graphic Designers for Europe", Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Roma 1996 International Design Conference, Aspen / Colorado, USA 2000 "4:3 Fifty Years Italien and German Design in Comparison", Bundeskunsthalle Bonn 2006 "Five Stars Designers' Banquet", Museum of Modern Art, Osaka 2011 "De Sein - German Graphic Design from Postwar to Present", Innocentre Hong Kong 2011 "The Poster must sing!", Muzeum Narodowe w Poznaniu