I work primarily in photography, video, dance and performance but incorporate non-traditional art media such as baking, gaming, and trace making into my practice. I investigate the importance of belonging and its effect on memory. My investigations rely on philosophical, historical, and scientific aspects of Western origin to inform my artistic concepts.
In 1995 I immigrated to the US from Germany where I trained as a commercial photographer. Since 2005 I have committed myself exclusively to my art practice and have since shown my work in solo exhibitions at the New Britain Museum of Art in 2008, at Light Work and the Paul Kopeikin Gallery in 2007.
I have participated in group shows at ConcentArt in Berlin, at the Museum Industriekultur in Nuremberg, both in Germany, and at Michele Mosko’s Gallery in Denver, to name but a few. In 2005 I was awarded the Dutchess County Arts Council Individual Fellowship. In the same year I was chosen as a resident artist at Light Work in Syracuse, NY. In addition I received a SOS grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts in 2007.
I have been interviewed most recently on NYMPHOTO’s blog on September 17, 2009 (http://nymphoto.blogspot.com/2009/09/conversation-with-angelika-rinnhofer.html), as well as on WCNY Syracuse’s Food for Thought program in 2007. My images have been published in Photo District News, Contact Sheet, Photography Quarterly, and SHOTS, among others. Most recently I was granted a Master’s degree in Fine Arts in New Media from Transart Institute in Berlin.