(born 1956) Since the mid 1980s Heiner Blumenthal’s work has addressed the question of place, placement and appearance using various media that include painting, drawing and photography. He studied in Berlin and Hamburg (with F.E.Walther and Stanley Brouwn) and is recipient of numerous grants and awards that include the Cite´des Arts, the Karl Schmidt-Rottluff Award, the Villa-Roman, the Elizabeth Foundation Award, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowship and a grant from the Gottlieb Foundation, New York. He shows his work in Germany with Galerie Oberem, Bremen; Galerie Joellenbeck, Cologne and Galerie NihilNisi, Berlin. His work is in the collections of the Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg; Graphische Sammlung Pinakothek, Munich; Staatsgalerie Stuttgart; Bonner Kunstmuseum and many private collections. He lives and works in Cologne.