Eva Moosbrugger

Born in 1957 in Stuttgart, Germany. Lived in Dornbirn, Austria, 1957–1968, and in Zurich, Switzerland, 1968–1972; then returned to Austria. Studied nursing, 1975–1977, and in parallel began individual art studies attending private lessons in painting, drawing and sculpting,
and participating in art courses and summer academies. After one and a half years working
as a nurse, she left that profession and concentrated on the arts. In 1988 she received her title
as a Professional Artist from the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture.

In 1995, after 6 years working as a stone sculptress, she started working with glass. She creates her glass sculptures on Murano Island, Italy, and later ships the raw forms to her studio in Dornbirn where she continues shaping and cold-working them. She constructed her largest work, Three Black Stones, version III, for the 4th Swiss Triennial of Sculpture Bad RagARTz, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, 2009. The triptych comprised nearly 3 tons of hot shaped and welded steel.

Between 1989 and the present she has been granted numerous scholarships and art promotions, including scholarships from the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts
and Culture; the State of Vorarlberg, Austria; the town of Dornbirn, Austria; and a stipend from Impulse Stiftung, Feldkirch, Austria.

Since 1981, she has participated in 15 individual exhibitions in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, and in more than 135 group exhibitions in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Great Britain, France, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Italy, the Netherlands, Japan, the PR China and the USA.

Her works are represented in several museums and public collections, including: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany; Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Ebeltoft, Denmark; Frauenau Glass Museum, Frauenau, Germany; Museum Würth, Künzelsau, Germany; Artothek des Bundes, Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture, Vienna, Austria; Vorarlberg Museum, Bregenz, Austria; Otten Collection, Hohenems, Austria.

She is interested in art, architecture, philosophy and the natural sciences. She loves gardens, gardening and cooking.