About. Artist and Graphic Designer.
Wibke Brode is an artist who was born in Cologne in 1973 and studied Visual Communication in Düsseldorf. She completed her studies with a diploma in 1999 under Professor Dr. Hardenberg and initially worked as an in-house graphic designer for well-known agencies before later transitioning to freelance work.
As a creative director, she designs immersive, image-intensive spaces for exhibitions and trade fairs and has won several international awards for her work. In addition to her work as a freelance graphic designer, she has been working as a freelance artist for 20 years, but only began to present her works to the public relatively late.
Her abstract painting is in contrast to her graphic work, which is oriented towards a communicative goal. While her design work conveys messages, changes attitudes, and creates experiences, her approach to painting is different. Wibke Brode's abstract painting is an immediate expression of her self-understanding and inner emotional world. Her works are created unplanned and are experimental in terms of color and materials, such as oil paints, lacquers, marble dust, organic shellac, wax, rust, fibers, etc. The process is subtle and sometimes intense, with the strength of colors and textures creating a dense atmosphere. All of Wibke Brode's works are untitled because titles can limit the work. The richness of interpretation lies in the eye of the beholder. Her works include abstract painting, figurative oil painting, collages, and object art.
Study of visual communication/ graphic design
Diplom Graphic Designer
2023 Rathaus Engelskirchen (Solo exhibition)
2023 Pashmin Art Gallery Hamburg (group exhibition)
2023 Villa Braunswerth (2+5 Series)
2022 Altes Wolllager Engelskirchen (3 x group exhibitions)
2021 Altes Wolllager Engelskirchen (solo exhibition)
2019 Discovery Art Fair Cologne
2018 IHK Staircase Cologne (solo exhibition)
2018 Flora Cologne (solo exhibition)
2016 New Apostolic Church Cologne Mitte
2016 Museum of Related Arts Cologne (solo exhibition)
2004 Salon Rouge Cologne
1996 Viva Cologne
1990 Simultanhalle Cologne
2019 German Design Award
2018 ADC Designation Communication in room
2018 IF Design Award 2018 Exhibitor Magazine Award, Best Pavilion
2017 Bureau International of Exposition Gold
2010 New York Festivals Awards SILVER WORLD MEDAL
2010 Golden Drum Grand Prix
2016 Moving Ideas Wundermann
2007 Cannes Lions Shortlist
2005 finalist Best of Business to Business Award Silver
2003 and 2004 Mailing-Award Deutsche Post
2003 London International Advertising Awards Finalist