*1982 | Recklinghausen, Germany
Lives and works in Lowell MA, USA
Represented by Atelier Newport, Newport RI, USA
New Hampshire Institute of Art | Manchester NH, USA
2017 - 2019 | MFA Candidate - Visual Arts
Willem de Kooning Academy | Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2007 - 2011 | BFA - Fine Art
Lesley University College of Art and Design | Boston MA, USA
2009 - 2010 | BFA - Fine Art
University of Bonn | Bonn, Germany
2004 - 2007 | Art History, Archeology, Modern History
Studio Markus Haala
Visual Arts | Lowell MA, USA
Adjunct Professor, Illustration Faculty & Pre-College Faculty
Lesley University College of Art and Design | Cambridge MA, USA
Visiting Lecturer, Art+Design Department
Salem State University | Salem MA, USA
Concord Center for the Visual Arts | Concord MA, USA
In his work artist Markus Haala (b. 1982) explores and surveys personal, social and ecological systems. Questions of how we we define, perceive and shape concepts of nature, ecology and (personal) environments are core interests that inform his research. Haala’s work addresses the seemingly unavoidable ambiguities created by societal inclinations and their subsequent, underlying - and often contradictory - systems that we perceive as truth.
Born and raised in Germany, Haala received his BFA in Fine Arts from the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, after attending the University of Bonn in Germany to study Art History, Archeology and Modern History. He is currently pursuing his MFA in Visual Arts at the New Hampshire Institute of Art. Haala studied with artists Craig Stockwell, Mark Dion, Michael Oatman and Mathias Kessler.
After relocating to the United States in 2011, Haala successfully founded a print shop operation - the Western Avenue Press - in Lowell, MA. Working predominantly by combining new media with classic printmaking techniques, his expertise lead to collaborations with artists and designers on a national and international level. Since 2011 Haala has been teaching as adjunct professor at Lesley University’s College of Art and Design as well as visiting lecturer at Salem State University. He currently lives and works in Lowell, MA.