In 1985 Miriam Loellmann was born into a family of artists as the fourth of five siblings in Southern Germany, where she spent her very creative childhood and adolescence. Between 2007 and 2013 she was taught in various disciplines at three different art schools in Stuttgart, Berlin and Lisbon and was working partly as an assistant to the painter couple Heidi Foerster and Detlef Freudig in Stuttgart and Southern France. At the end of 2013, six month after her graduation at KHB Weißensee in Berlin (BA of Textile and Surface Design), she took the conscious decision to move alone to the tropical Rio de Janeiro to build up her own studio, develop her individual way of working and follow her vocation to make art. Miriam Loellmann had with her a self-bound book about her final exam project 'Copacabana Floor', which served as a starting point to get a foothold in Rio, to align herself, and to find her very own direction. Shortly after her arrival she got a commission for a large mural in a beautiful big house in Rio, overlooking the Sugar Loaf and Guanabara Bay, which required her to find a studio. That was a 'first decisive step', as she calls it, and since then her studio, her archive, and her artistic career have grown from year to year, even if still very hidden from the public eye.
In late 2021 Miriam Loellmann has transformed her living room into a private experimental exhibition space that invites and encourages international and local audiences to experience her body of work. From time to time she rehangs the works and creates a new interplay between different artworks from her archive, mainly to experiment and study her work and process, but also to give access to her work in her very own way, through short films and the possibility of a personal visit. 'I like to create a space for people to come together and have a different and very authentic experience of art and living surrounded by art', describes the artist.
For over ten years, Miriam Loellmann has dedicated herself to the making of art with dedication, patience, sensitivity, and an alert internal awareness. She is mostly attracted to continually combining different materials in order to create tangible contrasts and sounds. Providing access to sensory perception is a main focus of her work. 'I want to express beauty and clarity through my work and bring the viewer into a state of wonder and presence, beyond mental concepts and thought forms. I believe that only there can one come into contact with the essence of art - in silence, inner silence.'