Ulrich Gleiter


 Nature never fails to inspire me. I am drawn to the timeless qualities of the untouched landscape, the elements of nature which we can all relate to, sunrise, snow scenes, forests. Each painting is like a page in the diary of a painter`s life. And the viewer finishes the story when we can feel it, enjoy it, and relate to it.
I feel I have accomplished something when my paintings tell if it’s a cold day, or scorching sun, when the viewer can feel the weather, the mood. “In a landscape, you are painting the sky and the earth, and only later come the many other things between these two.”  – one of my early mentors told me. The mood, that emotional significance in the interactions of light, colour, and air that I`m searching for, that, I can only capture when painting outside.



Repin Academy of Fine Arts, Saint Petersburg, Russia; Dresden Academy of Fine Arts, Germany.

Awards & Honors:

2010, 2013 – Certificate of Commendation, Russian Academy of Art, Moscow;   2010, 2011 – “Best of Show” and  “Award of Excellence”, Plein Air Rockies, CO;  2010 “Best of Show”, Wyoming Plein Air Competition;   2010 “Best of Show”, Frank-Bette-Paintout, Alameda, CA;  2013 “SouthwestArt Award”,   Colorado Plein Air Festival;  2013 Judge of Awards, Plein Air Rockies, CO;  2012-2016 Lecturer at the PleinAirConvention;  2018 Judge of Awards at the 8th International PleinAirSalon.
Selected Exhibitions    

Solo:  2012, 2014, 2017 LEO.COPPI, Berlin;   2017 Russian Academy of Arts, Saint Petersburg, Russia;   2015 (2-person), 2017, 2020, 2022  Gallery 1261, Denver, CO;   2018, 2020, 2022/23 Gallery SANDAU&LEO, Berlin.
Group Exhibitions:  2013 Museum for Modern Art (at the Russian Academy of Arts), Moscow;  Saint Petersburg, Russia;  Munich, Berlin, Germany, Manitou Galleries, Santa Fe, NM;  2012-2022 Coors Western Art Exhibit, Denver, CO;  2021 Parker Arts Center, CO;  2022 University of Central Missouri. Gallery of Art and Design;  2022 Guthmann Foundation, Spandau, Berlin
 Art fairs:   ArtKARLSRUHE;  Art.Fair Cologne;   POSITIONS, Berlin.


Plein Air Magazine;  Southwest Art Magazine; Streamline Art Video (DVD);  Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine;  American Art Collector Magazine; Press of the Russian Academy of Arts;  Monacelli Studio Press, Guthmann Foundation, Berlin.