Gerburg Garmann, a native of Germany, teaches German and French at the University of Indianapolis. Her scholarly publications appear in both German and French in international journals. Her poems have appeared in various magazines and anthologies around the world.

“Painting is yet another foreign language for me and allows for aesthetic expression in form of color, shape, thought, and passion. It is a language, which can be shared by many, verbally and non-verbally. Because paintings (just as other forms of art) provide symbolic as well as real meeting grounds of the spiritual and our day-to-day experiences, they solicit our reaction no matter whether our engagement with the actual piece of art ends up in affection or dislike, in affirmation or disapproval. In the end, all artwork manifests a story, or at least a small sliver of a de-centered plot.”

Gerburg Garmann’s main medium is acrylics. Stylistically, she favors Abstract Expressionism. Two of her works, “Eliza’s Bird,” and “Places & Faces” were recently selected for Caladan Gallery’s (Boston) exhibit titled Symbolism in the 21st Century.
Her painting “Nature’s Choreographer” was featured in a subsequent international exhibition ‘The Eye of Nature’ by Caladan Gallery.

From 2006 – 2008, Gerburg Garmann was a resident artist at the Sugar Creek Art Center in Thorntown, Indiana, where over 20 of her paintings were featured as part of her solo exhibition Places and Faces. (July 2007-August 2007)

A new piece entitled “Should The Quintessential Prerequisite of Poetry Be A Window” (Poetry and accompanying artwork) has been featured in the 2010 March edition of the German journal ‘Die Gazette. Das politische Kulturmagazin.’

She recently received a commendation for her poem ‘Eliza’s Bird’ from the British art magazine ‘Aesthetica’.

Her works ” Danse Macabre”, ” “Orange Morning”, “Dancer”, “Klee’s Woman”, “Weites Feld”, “Größenordnung”, “Durchblick”, and “Crazy Chess” are featured in issue 39, 2011 of ‘Dichtungsring’.

“Stepping forward”, “Love IV”, “Song For Her Children”, and “Life’s Essentials” are featured in the 2011 summer issue 13 of ‘Avatar’.

“Ars oblivionalis”, “Aurora”, “Desire”, “The Month of Haymaking”, and “Die Nachtigall 2” are featured in issue 40, 2011 of ‘Dichtungsring’.

“So You Stole My Cherries Too” is featured in the summer 2011 issue of ‘The Midwest Coast Review’.

“Cityscape” has served as the cover of the October 2011 issue of ‘Numinous’.

“Living Quarters” was published in issue 6 (2011) of ‘BRICKrhetoric’.

Her poem “Nocturne” was published in the June 2011 edition of ‘The Criterion’.

Her poem “Evening Hymn” was published in the November 2011 issue of the ‘The Foundling Review’.

Her poem “I am happy to report” was published in the summer 2011 issue (No. 22) of the ‘Tipton Poetry Journal’.

Her poem “Alto Rhapsody” was published in the Fall 2011 issue (No. 5) of the ‘Muddy River Poetry Review’.

Her German translation of Philip Larkin’s poem “Money” was published in the 2011/2012 winter issue of ‘Die Gazette.’

Her artworks “Dream Ticket” and “Reprise” were published in issue 6 2012 of ‘Breakwater Review. A Journal for the Arts.’

Her poem “Go meet them on the Square” was published in the Spring 2012 issue of ‘The Citron Review.’

The following poems and artwork were published in the April 2012 issue of ‘IABLIS – Jahrbuch für europäische Prozesse’:
“Scham schwistert von Zunge zu Aug” (image & text), “Verschämt” (image), “Desavouiert” (text & image), “Schamrot” (image), “Morgenmarsch, trotz alledem” (image), “Des Eiders Kreuzweg” (text & image),”Landgang” (text & image), “Beim Unfug der Wolken”(text & image).

Her poem “Hunt” was published in the May 2012 issue of ‘Extracts’.

Her poems “Swallowed Daylight Whole” and “Souffrance on the Signed Scale” have been published in the 2012 anthology of ‘Poetry Quarterly’.

Her poem “On Fighting Nausea” has been published in the 2012 winter issue of the ‘Tipton Poetry Journal.’

Her translation of Marc Hudson’s poem “Caedmon” appeared in the 2012 June issue of ‘Die Gazette’.

Poetry/Art exhibit “Poetics of Imaging” at the Athens of Indiana Arts Studio and Gallery 7 July 2012 – 11 August 2012.

Multi-Poet-Reading on 11 August 2013, concluding exhibit ‘Poetics of Imaging’ on 11 August 2012 at the Athens Art Gallery, Crawfordsville, IN. Participating poets: Joseph Heithaus, Marc Hudson, JL Kato, Kevin McKelvey, Mary Sexson, and Gerburg Garmann.

Her poems “Foreignness” and “My Little Silverfish” appeared in the September 2012 issue of ‘The Black Herald Press. Literary magazine – Revue de littérature.’ Both poems are featured simultaneously in their French translation by Anne-Sylvie Salzman.

Her artwork “Gothic Dream”, appeared on the back cover of Volume 9, Issue 22 of the ‘Birmingham Arts Journal.’

Her poem “Right Turn” appeared in the August 2012 Issue of the ‘Indian Review’.

Her poem “Revelation on a So So Night” appeared in the December 2012 Issue of ‘The Criterion’.

Her book “Unterwegs, im Kopf” (a collection of 60 poems and 59 accompanying paintings) was published by IGEL Verlag, Hamburg (Germany) in January 2013.

Her poem “Competition” is featured in the March-April 2013 issue of ‘Ragazine’.

She is one of the participating poets in the 2013 Pulitzer Remix Project and will create 30 poems based on James Agee’s ‘A Death in the Family’. One poem daily will be published during April — the Poetry Month.

On April 15, 2013 she gave a poetry reading with Joe Heithaus at noon in the Artsgarden in Indianapolis.

She is Brickstreet Poetry’s featured September 2013 poet.

‘gangway #45’ includes her artwork : ‘Surviving Among Flying Objects’, ‘Rosinante Tholing’, ‘Time Running’, ‘Fierce Universe’, ‘The Taming of Colliding Worlds’, ‘Walking on Pins & Needles’, and ‘Résistance de rigueur’.

Her artwork Autumn, Seriously’ is included in the 2013 issue “Wayfarers All” of the ‘American Athenaeum.’

Her artwork “Odalisque” was the December 2013 winner of the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s competition ‘Inspired by Matisse.’

Her poem ”Primal Pleasure of Paint” is published in the March 2014 issue of ‘Blue Lake Review.’

Her translations of Rebecca Watts’ poems “To Guillaume Apollinaire” and “Letter from China” into German appear in the 2014 March issue of ‘Die Gazette. Das politische Kulturmagazin’.

Athens Arts Gallery in Crawfordsville, Indiana, currently features a variety of her paintings.

Her paintings are collected locally and internationally.

For  images, please visit http://garmanng.wix.com/art-a-leuropeenne




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