Henrieke Strecker

05. October 2022 to 26. October 2022

Henrieke Strecker (b. 1955 in Freiburg) works at the intersection between painting, printmaking, and photography.


In recent years, Henrieke Strecker has mainly been producing monotypes, alongside videos, drawings, lithographs, and etchings. There tends to be only a single print in this unusual printing process: the ink is applied directly onto the otherwise untreated support (there is no carving or etching involved). Strecker says she is not interested in reproducing. Her tools are taken from nature. After drawing on the plate, she returns it to nature.



For seven years she lived in the woods of the White Mountains on the east coast of the U.S. and taught analogue and nineteenth-century photographic techniques at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. In 2013 she returned to Europe and initially lived in Mallorca for a year. From 2015 to 2020, Strecker resided in Berlin. At the end of 2020 she decided to return to her hometown of Freiburg after 37 years.


Strecker is a wanderer who constantly exposes herself to other places and absorbs new influences. Now she has been to Föhr. She longed for the sea. From February 2023, her works will be shown as part of a collection presentation at the Museum Kunst der Westküste, the first to focus on prints.