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Frank Peter Hofbauer


In 1950 born in Vienna, Austria, grown up in Kapfenberg, has been living in Bruck an der Mur,  since 1976.

From 1973 to 1977 University of Applied Arts, Vienna, master class of painting, graphic arts and artprints by Prof. Wolfgang Hutter and Prof. Adolf Frohner. Diploma.

From 1977 to 1981 University of Applied Arts and University Vienna, masterclass of art education and art history. Magister artium.

Since 1982 freelance artist – paintings and graphics.

1983 to 1993 foundation of two “Werkbund“ galleries and organisation of more than 70 exhibitions of Styrian artists.

From 1984 to 1999 teacher of many colleges of art and oilpainting in adult education centres in Bruck and  Kapfenberg, also in summer colleges of oilpainting in Schladming.

Since 1983 member of the board of the association of artists “Steiermärkischer Kunstverein Werkbund“, Graz, Styria, 1985 – 2012 vice president of this association.

In the years 1990, 1995, 2000 and 2006 idea and organisation of the most extensive exhibition of Styria “Galerie Stadt Bruck“.

From 1994 to 1995 chairman of the cultural committee of Bruck an der Mur.

From 1995 to 2000 district councillor of cultural and artistic affairs in Bruck.

In 1998 foundation of a friendship cooperation of artistic affairs with the Slovenian art curator Mario Berdič between the Slovenian city Maribor and the Austrian city Bruck an der Mur.

From 2000 to 2015 town councillor of cultural and artistic affairs in Bruck.

Since 1971 more than 360 exhibitions in Austria, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Belgium, France, Spain, Costa Rica, USA and China.


In Austria: Vienna, Graz, Salzburg, Linz, Innsbruck, Klagenfurt, Villach, St. Pölten, Waidhofen, Baden, Mattersburg, Leoben, Judenburg, Schladming, Liezen, Kapfenberg, Bruck, Leibnitz, Voitsberg, Fürstenfeld, Weiz, Knittelfeld, Semmering, Gleisdorf and many more.

In other countries:          

1971          Gymnasium gallery Frechen/Köln, Germany;

1979          Artmuseum, San José, Costa Rica;

1985          State theatre, Darmstadt,Germany;

Furama Gallery, Victoria City, Hongkong, China;

1986          New Gallery, Rijeka, Croatia;

1987          Castle of Kiel, Kiel, Germany;

                  Nissenhaus, Husum, Germany;

                  City hall, Norderstedt, Germany;

1988          Volksbank gallery, Reutlingen, Germany;

1989          City hall, Hagen-Hohenlimburg, Germany;

1991          Old city hall, Maribor, Slovenia;

Keramium, Frechen, Cologne, Germany;

1993          City Gallery, Reutlingen, Germany;

Palazzo Duccale, Urbino, Italy;

New city hall, Maribor, Slovenia;

1995          Austrian culture institute, Roma, Italy;

1997          Fayla Gallery, Brussels, Belgium;

1998          Galerija DLUM, Maribor, Slovenia;

IHS Gallery, Pécs, Hungaria;

1999          Gallery of the technological faculty of the University Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia;

2000          Velenjski Grad, Velenje, Slovenia;

Academia de Belles Arts, Sabadell, Barcelona, Spain;

Galleria Laboratorio 2 international, Udine, Italy;

                  Galerija Krajnc, Lenart, Slovenia;

2001          Galerija DLUM, Maribor, Slovenia;

                  Invitation to the biennial art festival in Florence, Italy;

2003          Mala Galerija, Kranj, Slovenia;

Galerija DLUM, Maribor, Slovenia;

2004          Info Center, Maribor, Slovenia;

                  Galerija DLUM, Maribor, Slovenia;

                  Pokrajinski Museum, Ptuj, Slovenia;
2005          Galerija DLUM, Maribor, Slovenia;

2006           Galerija Stari Rotovž, Maribor, Slovenia;

2008          Lizika Jančar, Maribor, Slovenia;

Galerija DLUM, Maribor, Slovenia;

2009          Galerie Arc en ciel, Lievin, France;

2010          Galerija DLUM, Maribor, Slovenia;

2011          Gallery of the old city hall, Prien/Chiemsee, Germany;

2014          New Century Artists Gallery, New York, Manhattan, USA;

                   Reformierte Kirche Hohenlimburg, Hagen, Germany;

                   Galerija KULT3000, Ljubljana, Slovenia;

2015          Galerija DLUM, Maribor, Slovenia, Retrospektiva;

                   Galerija Družina, Ljubljana, Slovenia;

                   Galerija DLUM, Maribor, Slovenia, KULT Štajerska;

2017          Anina Galerija, Rogaška Slatina, Slovenia;


Participation at many artistic projects:

Steirischer Herbst; St.Lambrechter Künstlerbegegnung; Kapfenberger Kulturtage; Anger Frühling; Judenburger Sommer; provincial exhibition in 1997 in Leoben and in 2006 in Bruck; ethnological exhibition “Im Reich der Pharaonen – Ägypten“ in 2001 in Leoben; touring exhibition “Reality Check – positions of realistic art“ from 2003 to 2004 through Austria; international exhibition “Connection 04“ in 2004 in Maribor and Ptuj,Slovenia; open air gallery – Straußgasse, Leoben; international exhibition “Connection 06“ in 2006 in Maribor, Slovenia.

In 2009 Frank Peter Hofbauer painted the biggest outdoor wall painting in Styria - Austria in Bruck an der Mur with the size of 16 by 10 metres.


Many public and private art purchases and art commissions, also represented in many public and private art collections:

Federal Ministry of Education and Arts in Vienna; provincial government of Baden – Württemberg, Germany; editorial office of the Ming Pao Daily News, Hongkong, China; DLUM art Collection, Maribor, Slovenia; LIJA art Collection, Maribor, Slovenia; H.M. Zoidl Collection, Schloss Gabelhofen, Fohnsdorf; provincial government of Styria, Austria and in the cities: Hagen and Hagen – Hohenlimburg, Germany; Lievin, France; Zalalövö, Hungary; Graz, Bruck, Leoben, Kapfenberg, Kindberg, Leibnitz and Voitsberg, Austria.

Many educational trips through Europe, Canada, USA, Cuba, Mexico, Asiatic Turkey, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Oman, United Arabic Emirates, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia-Java, Bali, Singapore, Nepal, Tibet and eight times to China.


Many publications in newspapers, art journals, books, CD covers, stamp and stamp for the Austrian post office, wine labels and art catalogues.



Awards and honours:

in 1991 Kapfenberger Stadtsiegel

in 1995 Brucker Dukaten in Gold

in 1996 Schladminger Taler in Gold

in 1998 art award for paintings, Bruck

in 2006 honoured by the Galerija Stari Rotovž, Maribor, Slovenia

in 2008 honoured by the Galerija DLUM, Maribor, Slovenia 

in 2011 Goldenes Ehrenzeichen des Landes Steiermark

in 2015  Eiserner Brunnen mit Brillant, Bruck

              Ehrendiplom des Landes Steiermark


Address: Frank Peter Hofbauer, Herzog Ernst Gasse 20, A 8600 Bruck an der Mur, Austria

Studio address: Grabenfeldstrasse 12, A 8600 Bruck an der Mur, Austria

Tel: 0043(0)6641112258