biography

1978-1982 studies at the fachhochschule in darmstadt, germany.
since 1982 self-employed as a freelance photographer in germany.
since 1991 frequent participant in solo and group exhibitions; featured artist in several european photo magazines and television programs.
2003 the co_work-project started: a collaborational work with other artists which combines photography and painting. since then the co_works became a main part in norbert guthiers artwork.
in 2014 he started a tour around the world in his 4x4 truck and he is still on his way from alaska to argentina. he already met a lot of artists along his way and with some of them he started co-working.

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norbert_Guthier

exhibitions / selection:

  • 1991 darmstadt: pro medias, solo exhibition
  • 1992 darmstadt: pro medias, group exhibition
  • 1994 frankfurt: tischmann speyer, messeturm, group exhibition
  • 1995 frankfurt: excessiv, solo exhibition
  • 1996 leipzig: fotomuseum, „ästhetik der lüste I“, group exhibition
  • 1997 darmstadt: saper vivere, „bodytransfer“, solo exhibition
  • 1997 leipzig: fotomuseum, „bodytransfer“, solo exhibition
  • 1997 duisburg: galerie avantgarde, solo exhibition
  • 1997 frankfurt: art avantgarde, westend 1, group exhibition
  • 1998 new york city: montague art galleries, group exhibition
  • 1998 duisburg: galerie glaube liebe hoffnung, solo exhibition
  • 1998 schwetzingen: galerie im weldeturm, „bodytransfer“, solo exhibition
  • 1999 frankfurt: internationales theater, „kinky&blissful“ solo exhibition
  • 2000 leipzig: fotomuseum, „ästhetik der lüste II“, group exhibition
  • 2000 schwetzingen: galerie im weldeturm, group exhibition
  • 2001 aschaffenburg: diem, maskallis & partner, „kinky&blissful“ solo exhibition
  • 2001 frankfurt: galerie vonderbank, group exhibition
  • 2001 schwetzingen: galerie im weldeturm, „kinky&blissful“ solo exhibition
  • 2001 berlin: galerie engler & piper, solo exhibition
  • 2002 frankfurt: fachfotozentrum brieke, solo exhibition
  • 2003 leipzig: fotomuseum, „ästhetik der lüste III“, group exhibition
  • 2003 schwetzingen: galerie im weldeturm, group exhibition
  • 2004 mannheim: mannheimer kunstverein „collectors I“ – sammlung g.braus
  • 2004 schwetzingen schwetzingen: galerie im weldeturm, solo exhibition
  • 2004 frankfurt: airport galerie, „menschenbilder“ sammlung günther braus
  • 2005 leipzig: fotomuseum, „ästhetik der lüste IV“, group exhibition
  • 2005 aachen: galerie imhof, "synErgon", cooporation with christian m. knecht
  • 2005 barcelona: EIBTM „a ballon tells a story.....“, solo exhibition
  • 2006 frankfurt: rittershaus "synErgon", cooporation with christian m. knecht
  • 2006 frankfurt: fachfotozentrum brieke "synErgon", cooporation with c.m.knecht
  • 2006 arnstadt: kunsthalle "kinky & blissful“ und „synErgon", solo exhibition
  • 2007 dresden: kunsthalle „beauty & bliss“, group exhibition
  • 2008 torgau: schloss hartenfels, „spiegelbilder des lebens“, group exhibition
  • 2008 frankfurt: trianon "a tribute to the 150th anniversary of the FZS“
  • 2008 leipzig: galerie photan "magic moments I", solo exhibition
  • 2009 leipzig: galerie photan "magic moments II", solo exhibition
  • 2010 dresden: galerie sybille nütt "GuBo" co_work exhibition with m.bolz
  • 2010 wiesbaden: villa bianca, "synErgon" co_work exhibition with c.m.knecht
  • 2011 karlsruhe: art karlsruhe mit galerie sybille nütt
  • 2011 stuttgart: BFF im haus der wirtschaft, „blue planet" groupexhibition
  • 2011 dresden: galerie nütt „11 künstler, 11 sprachen" groupexhibition
  • 2012 karlsruhe: art karlsruhe mit galerie sybille nütt
  • 2012 baden-baden: brenners park & spa "synErgon" co_work with c.m.knecht
  • 2013 karlsruhe: art karlsruhe with galerie sybille nütt
  • 2013 berlin: RT&W hofgalerie, „GuBo“ in der sommerausstellung
  • 2013 dresden: galerie nütt, GuBo“ and „synErgon“ in der sommerausstellung
  • 2013 frankfurt: alp galleries „co.works“ soloexhibition with 4 co_workers
  • 2014 dresden: galerie nütt „co.works“ soloexhibition with 5 co_workers
  • 2014 berlin: westphal kunst & projekte "brot und wein" group exhibition
  • 2015 dresden: ostrale „GuBo“ exhibition with co_worker matthias bolz
  • 2015 milano: „GuBo“ exhibition with co_worker matthias bolz
  • 2016 phoenix, az: tieken-gallery „co_works“ soloexibition with 7 US co_workers
  • 2016 houston, tx: Gspot Gallery „co_works“ soloexibition with 8 US co_workers
  • 2016 miami, fl: „co_works“ soloexibition with 8 US co_workers

books :

  • 1993 "frankfurt/m. - gesichter einer stadt", hugendubel-verlag münchen
  • 1996 "bodytransfer", eigenverlag
  • 1997 "ein land mit perspektive - rheinland pfalz", landesbank rheinland pfalz mainz
  • 2000 „karl-heinz oswald / tänzer“, galerie winter wiesbaden
  • 2001 "kinky & blissful", edition olms zürich
  • 2001 „karl-heinz oswald / portraitarbeiten“, galerie zulauf freinsheim
  • 2002 "the botanical ark", eigenverlag
  • 2003 "guthier no3", 6x6.com, edition braus heidelberg
  • 2006 "synErgon I", edition intim-I-see frankfurt
  • 2007 "in flagranti", edition skylight zürich
  • 2010 "sinsation" edition skylight zürich
  • 2012 „jazz & beyond", jazzwerkstatt berlin
  • 2013 „synErgon II“ co_work-project with c.m.knecht, edition intim-I-see
  • 2013 „co_works I“ eigenverlag
  • 2014 „co_works II“ eigenverlag
  • 2015 „co_works III – US“ eigenverlag

awards :

  • 1996 top job award / catergory action
  • 2000 bff award
  • 2000 designers digest / fotodesign made in germany top 100
  • 2000 8th polaroids european final awards
  • 2001 "kinky&blissful " BEST BOOKS OF 2001" in the category erotica / michelle 7
  • 2003 "guthier no3" BEST BOOKS OF 2003" in the category erotica / michelle 7
  • 2006 humanity photo award
  • 2007 "in flagranti" BEST BOOKS OF 2007" in the category erotica / michelle 7
  • 2011 internationale kodak photo-calendar-award „lost world of angkor"
  • 2014 internationale kodak photo-calendar-award „the sky"
  • 2015 international automotive media competition, USA „Best of 2015“
  • 2015 international automotive media competition, USA „Best of Photography“

portfolios:

  • alley cat, blue (italy), carey leigh’s nude (usa), colorfoto, computerfoto, das magazin, design & photo-technik, die welt, fotomagazin, foto & labor, foto revista (spain), journal frankfurt, k-code (italy), nikon-news, black & white (australia), novum, penthouse, photo rundschau, photographie, photo-technik international, playboy, penthouse, polaroid-magazin, practical photographie (england), profifoto, visuell u.v.a.

special interests:

  • besides my nude photography i am keen on tropical rainforests. i am working with several institutions to save this breathtaking natural inviroment. i recommend the websites www.zgf.de and www.therainforestsite.com and especially the website www.botanicalark.com
  • since 2014 I’m on a tour around the world with a heavy 4x4 truck togehter with my partner bettina. we started in summer 2014 in halifax, canada and are on the way to argentina. we are always happy to meet artists or other interesting people along the way. please follow us via guthier.com/blog.