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Marie Luise von Muralt

Marie Luise von Muralt was born and educated in Germany, after graduation she worked as a teacher in Germany and Beyrouth, Lebanon. Thereafter she returned to Germany and married. In 1968 they moved to Geneva, Switzerland with their two daughters.

Married to an international official of the United Nations, she travelled the world and had the chance to experience diverse cultures and met artists from varies backgrounds and countries, which has certainly influenced her own artistic work.

She had always been interested in the arts like oil, watercolours and acrylic painting but her artistic work began in Thailand, where they lived for several years. There and in other South Asian countries she studied the techniques of batik making and created paintings which have been shown in many exhibitions in Geneva and elsewhere.


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I try to combine forms and colours in a harmonious and at the same time dynamic way inviting everyone's own interpretation. Therefore titles are only sparingly given. The bright colours in my artwork reveal the enjoyment I have in creating them.

The new experience to explore colours and forms were the printing techniques, she studied in Namibia for three years. So she became fascinated in using spatula and and other different tools instead of brushes when creating monotypes and enjoyed it tremendiously. Pictures produced in this way formed a major part of single exhibitions like the one at the National Art Gallery in Windhoek or at the Noga Hilton in Geneva. It is a medium that leaves much room for experimentation and excitement. Each painting is unique.

Invited in 1999 to participate in the Tulipamwe International Artists's Workshop of the University of Namibia, she created a number of realistic paintings, which then were shown in a joint exhibition.

Marie Luise is engaged in several projects for the benefit of children in Namibia and the proceeds of the exhibitions are partly used to support them.

She is a member of the South African Society Of Artists and participates in their exhibitions.

More recently she turned to modern abstract oil and acylic painting further developed at 'master classes' at Art Academies in Germany.

Her hometown, also in Germany, has organised a solo exhibition for her at the Historic Townhall  in 2009.



Exhibition: National Art Gallery Namibia2000

Exhibition: Historic Townhall Gross-Umstadt2009

Exhibitions: United Nations, Geneva1980-2019

Throughout the years, Marie Luise von Muralt exhibited her artworks multiple times at the United Nations in Geneva.

Exhibitions: International Labour Organisation, Geneva1978-2019

SOS Children1997-2000

3 years of visual art training for the children of SOS Children's Village Association Namibia

Supporting social projects in Namibia1997-2021

Individual exhibitions

Centre international Varembé, Genève, CH, 1978, 1980
Galerie du Vieux Bourg, Denges-Lausanne, CH, 1979
Observatoire de Genève, CH, 1981
Galerie les Muguets, Versoix, CH, 1981
Galerie Nouveau Kermont, Chambésy, CH, 1982
American Women’s Club, Geneva, CH, 1985
Omba Galery, Windhoek, Namibia, 1998
National Art Galery of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia, 2000
Galerie Die Muschel, Swakopmund, Namibia, 2003
Espace Noga Hilton, Geneva, CH, 2004
Gallery, Hotel Belvedère, Interlaken, CH, 2005
Villa Terray, Versoix, CH, 2007
Townhall Gross-Umstadt, Germany, 2009

Collective exhibitions

Palais des Nations, UNWG, Geneva, CH, 1980 - 2019
Inter Organisation Arts Club,  ILO, CH, 1978 - 2006
Inter Organisation Arts Club,  ILO, CH, 2012 - 2019
Galerie d’art genevoise, CH, 1979, 1987
Galerie les Muguets, Versoix, CH, 1980
GAAV, Versoix, CH, 1985, 1986, 1987
National Art Galery Windhoek, Namibia, 1997, 1998, 1999
University of Namibia, 1998
BAT Art Centre, Durban, South Africa, 1998
Omba Galery, Windhoek, Namibia, 1998
Engelhard Design Galery, Swakopmund, Namibia, 1998
Jundt Art Museum, Spokane Seattle, USA, 1999
Kirstenbosch Cape Town, S.A. Art Society, SA, 2002
World Intellectual Property Organisation, Geneva, CH, 2006 - 2015
Biennale Divonne-les-Bains, FR, 2013 - 2016
Galerie Bolero, Versoix, CH, 2015 - 2019