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Freed of the male gaze, Uhl celebrates femininity by capturing images of powerful women that have their own agenda and that defy objectification and subordination.



W E N C K E   U H L   | | |   @winnovation

[lives & works – Germany ::: b.1979]


WENCKE UHL is a contemporary figurative paintress living and working in Germany. She draws inspiration from human beauty and the female form. As a teenager Uhl wanted to become a fashion designer and her fashion-forward aesthetic continues to shine alongside the deliberate and differentiated elements that define the vivacious and independent nature of her subjects. Uhl still likes to “dress” women in shapes and patterns, but her focus shifted from purely fashion-oriented to including elements of storytelling. 


Her works capture a situation, a moment, or an expression. Playing with concepts of identity and self-image, they’re reflecting the vibrant pop culture and mood of today’s transitional time. Emancipation, diversity, equality, and liberty are a natural and inherent part of her idea of how the world should be. Consequently, she is usually drawn to subjects displaying a certain independence, strength, and nonchalance.


Freed of the male gaze, Uhl celebrates femininity by capturing images of powerful women who have their own agenda and who defy objectification and subordination. Her subjects are dripping in bold colors and lush patterns that exude a compelling and vivid dynamic. She creates her paintings using acrylics, oil paint, and decoupage. Experimenting with different techniques, textures, and patterns, Uhl demonstrates mastery of graphic lines, composition, and color theory. While her themes, saturated color palette, and way of stylization employ the aesthetic vocabulary of pop art, her style also draws on realism, impressionism, illustration art, and photography and firmly places her in the pluralism of contemporary art.


Her work is sold internationally throughout Europe, the US, and Australia.

Artist Statement

“First and foremost, I consider myself a designer. I find painterly skills secondary because ultimately, it’s all about the composition.”


(“I came of age in the ’90s, a time when fashion design and fashion photography was at its height – not in the least because it was also the beginning of establishing the image of emancipated women in popular culture. This had a tremendous influence on my view of the world and how it should be.”)




2012      MA American & English Cultural & Literary Studies, Goethe-University, Frankfurt, Germany 

2006      Semester At Metropolitan College, London (Media And English Studies), London, UK 

2008      Internship, Ogilvy & Mather Advertising Agency, Frankfurt, Germany 



2023      27th Annual No Dead Artists, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA 

2023      The Other Art Fair Los Angeles, Santa Monica, CA 

2023      Pink Party, Virgil Catherine Gallery, Hinsdale, IL 

2023      Herstory, Group Show, Virgil Catherine Gallery, Hinsdale, IL 

2023      All You Can Art, Group Show, + Salt Homestaging, Munich, Germany 

2023      Shadows And Light, Group Show, Maison 10, New York, NY 

2023      Augmented Reality, Group Show, All You Can Art, Munich, Germany 

2022      Les Femmes, Group Show, Maison 10, New York, NY 

2021      The Intersection Of Art And Fashion, Virgil Catherine Gallery, Hinsdale. IL 

2021      Stronger Together, Group Show, Virgil Catherine Gallery, Hinsdale. IL 

2021      IV Biennale D’arte Della Versilia Galleria Europa, Group Exhibition, Artexpertise, Versilia, Italy 

2020      Art In A Box, Group Exhibition, Blu Sky Lager, Frankfurt Main, Germany 

2020      Solo, Goebenhaus, Stade, Germany 



2023     Artfinder Helen's David Hockney Collection 

2023     Artfinder Curator's Picks: Portraiture

2023     Artfinder Best of March

2023     Artfinder International Women's Day 2023 

2023     Artfinder Global Portraits

2023     Artfinder "Best of January" collection 

2022     Saatchiart "New This Week" collection 

2022     Artfinder "Viva Magenta" collection 

2022     Saatchiart "New This Week" collection 

2022     Saatchiart "New This Week" collection 

2022     Artfinder "Color Explosion

2022     Saatchiart "New This Week"  collection 

2022     Artfinder "New for September" collection  

2022     Artsy. Finds Under $ 2,500 

2022     Artfinder "Helen's David Hockney Collection

2022     All in Line. Interior and home décor company. Art ExhibitionBlog & Interview

2022     Artfinder "Maximalism" collection

2022     Saatchiart "Summertime Sights" Newsletter and India Balyejusa collections (online)

2022     Artfinder "The Color Wheel Collection" collection (online)

2022     Artfinder "International Women's Day 2022" collection (online)

2022     Artistellar & Invest In Her Art. "Domestic Animals Charity Exhibition" Group show. (online) 

2022     Artfinder "Best of January" collection (online)

2022     Dandreame Gallery on Artsy "La Femme Divine". Group exhibition. (online) 

​2021     Artsy New in Figurative Painting (online)

2021     Dandreame Gallery on Artsy "Fashion Art Figure". Solo show. (online) 

2021     Artfinder "New for November" collection (online)

2021     The Anonymous heART Project. Online art auction. Heart Research UK. (online)

2021     Artfinder "Celebrating Hockney" collection (online)

2021     Artfinder "The Inspirational Frida Kahlo" collection (online)

2021     Trendy Art Ideas. (online)

2021     Artfinder "Best of April" collection (online)

2021     Artfinder "David's Top Picks" collection (online)

2021     So Much Art Newsletter (online)

2021     Artfinder "International Women's Day" collection (online)

2021     Saatchiart "Best of February" collection (online)

2021     Saatchiart "New This Week" collection (online)

​2020     Artfinder "New for December" collection (online)

2020     Artfinder "Gift Ideas" (online)

2020     Artfinder "New for October" collection (online) 

2020     Artfinder "New for September" collection (online) 

2020     Artfinder "Powerful Portraits" newsletter (online)

2020     d|a|c gallery "An Overwhelming Experience: The Human - Earth Relationship". Virtual group exhibition. 

2020     Saatchiart "New This Week" collection (online) 

2020     Saatchiart "New This Week" collection (online)

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