Rita Nowak is a well-established Austrian artist who uses staged photography as her medium. Her approach is painterly and dramatic, with occasional reference to old masters such as Bosch, Goya and Manet. There is a strong sense of visual metaphor running through her work, and the mise-en-scènes and symbolism are often authentically linked to the sitters, many of whom are themselves artists.
Rita Nowak was born 1979 in Wels, Austria and is currently based in London. She studied Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.
She has received several grants and prizes and her work has been shown internationally at art fairs (Paris Photo, Art Cologne), in galleries and museums.
Past Solo Shows include Smolka Contemporary, Vienna; Marcus Ritter Gallery, Leipzig; Galerie Konzett, Vienna; Austrian Cultural Forum Berlin, Ritter/Zamet, London; Kunsthalle Nexus, Saalfelden; Gemäldegalerie Wien.