Gabriele Wilpers is an artist based in Essen, Germany. Wilpers’ focal areas are painting and photography in spatial concept art. She uses a variety of artistic mediums and methods - installation objects, film, architectural glass - to reflect and describe human existence. Her interventions in an existing space, which can be both sacred and profane, question the context in which modern man lives today. She often uses naturally occurring light in her works as a translucent phenomenon and for its ability to cause reflections.
Art is not a decorative luxury for Wilpers; but, it is a fundamental part of human existence that expresses humanity. Further, she finds a spiritual quality of art that transcends language. Art, she believes, opens up inner fears, asks questions, allows memories and dreams to arise, and constantly points to something else. Thus, people can understand who they are and discover themselves as fertile entities through art.
After training as a photographer, between 1973 and 1978, Gabriele Wilpers studied free painting at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen, Germany. Since then she has lived in Essen as a freelance visual artist. In recent years she has taken first prize in several competitions for art in the public domain.
Wilpers participated in numerous projects and exhibitions including St.Ludgerus Child Daycare Center in Essen, Germany; Redesign of the sanctuary in the protestant church in Frechen, Germany; and Design for a columbarium in St.Pius church in Wattenscheid, Germany. Her works also have been exhibited at the Church of Transfiguration in Massachusetts, and at Waterfall Gallery in New York, USA.