Ute Kledt

Time and timeless longings, portraits on paperplates, “Riechard” and its serendipity, “Femmes natales”, “Colour fishing” in Brittany, “Miles from anywhere” Island, “Happy waters” in Lake of Constance, Frozen Books in “Papier&was”, “Pleasant and unpleasant places”… keywords of my works.

Painting, illustrating, fotographing, writing. I have exhibited in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Iceland. Two given residencies in Pont-Aven (France) and Iceland (Seydisfjordur)

My work is inspired by nature, water, landscapes, nocturnes, portraits and themes like “relationships”.



1990-94  Visual Communication, University of applied arts, Constance, Diploma in Logo Design and illustration

2000 Summer academy Salzburg,«Illustration» at Zygmunt Januszewski

2002 Summer academy Salzburg, «Painting and space» at Jacobo Borges

2003 Artiste-en-Residence in Pont Aven, Brittany.

2010 Artist-in-Residence,  Skaftfell Art Center / Dieter Roth Academy, Seydisfjördur/Iceland

1999 «Time, a tic-tac-tic-tal exhibition»
Photographes , Seehotel Kronenhof, Berlingen,

2003 «Water» – exhibition for «Seensüchtige»,  Gemeinschaftsausstellung, Kronenhof

2007 Cultural Center, Konstanz, Germany
«The Pappies», Portraits on cartboards

«Papier&was» Literaturhaus Gottlieben, Switzerland
«Zeitzeichen» Annual exhibition, Kunstverein Konstanz, Germany


«The Pappies», Portraits on cartboards, Insel Reichenau and Schloß Hagenwil, Thurgau (Switzerland)
«Farbenfischen»,Translake, Konstanz, Germany
«Landschaft XXL»,Rathausgalerie Konstanz, Germany

«The Pappies», Portraits on cartboards in :
• Kulturzentrum Linse, Weingarten, Germany
• Biennale for small sculpturs, Hilden, Germany
• Galerie 38, Wien-Ottakring, Austria
• Museum Luckenwalde, Brandenburg, Germany


Rorschacher Badhütte, Switzerland

H2Art, Arbon: Natales – Aquatic people. Photographes, Switzerland

«The Pappies», Portraits auf Pappe, “Art Night” Laufenburg, Galerie Fischergasse, Switzerland


VOL.1 painting, sculptures, Städt. Galerie Villa Bosch in Radolfzell, Germany. Group exhibition with 32 artists from D, CH, A.

Elbinsel Kaltehofe Hamburg, Germany: Exhibitions with Erich Bäuerle and Alexander Lauterwasser


April – Oktober
“Flurstücke”, Schloss Glarisegg, CH- Steckborn
“Miles from anywhere”, Schwarzhandpresse, CH-Flaach


Juli/August  “Schwarzmarkt”,Group exhibition, Galerie Lachenmann, Konstanz.
August Artbeat Vol. 2, Group exhibition with artists from Konstanz, Kreuzlingen, Zürich, Basel und London, Bürgersaal, Konstanz


“Kompostkinder”, Organic materials with wax and pigments,  Galerie “Schaukasten”, Konstanz



“Happy waters”, photography and illustration in cooperation with the school of music, Konstanz

Ice books – ephemeral literature at  “papier&was”, Gottlieben, House of literature



“Unpleasant places”, texts and illustrations presented together with 80 artists in a old hospital in Konstanz.
“Contrasts”, annual member exhibition Kunstverein Konstanz


Travel projects and researches on islands in the mediterraen and northern sea.

“Creative glimpses”
Yoga&art, Studio, Konstanz

“Pappies” – Portraits on paperplates, Kloster Schussenried.

“Schnee von morgen”, annual member exhibition Kunstverein Konstanz