Born 1983, Cologne, Germany

Lives and works in Hamburg, Germany


“My imagery comes from the world of book art and illustration. Pictures are often linked to a short story, a dream or a fairy tale, sometimes to stories I make up and write myself. I am fascinated by unusual points of view that make you see the surroundings with new eyes. I love to create atmospheric and detailed worlds which can be explored by children as well as by adults.”



2003-2011       Diploma, Illustration and Printmaking, University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg, Germany

2012-2013       MA, Illustration, Accademia di Belle Arti Macerata, Macerata, Italy

Since 2013      Lecturer, Intaglio Workshop, University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg, Germany

2017                Artist in Residence, Konstlitografiska, Verkstaden, Tidaholm, Sweden


2018                Project Sponsorship, Stiftung Kulturwerk, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany

2012                Grant Award – Ars in Fabula, Children’s Book Fair, Bologna, Italy

2011                Sponsorship Award, Hans-Meid-Society foor Book Art, Germany

2009                Wilhelm-und-Lotte-Neufeld-Foundation for Book Art Award, Germany

Book publications

2020                Ein Seemann namens Ozean, Vunstanstifer Verlag, Mannheim, Germany

2014                Der Letzte Centaur, Pegasus Presse, Königbrunn, Germany

2012                Louises Luftballon, Verlag Bibliothek des Provinz, Weitra, Germany

2011                Weit hinaus, Questsche Verlag für Buchkunst, Witzwort, Germany

Solo and group exhibitions   with her engravings and book illustrations in national and international galleries in Germany, Russia, Sweden, Italy, UK, Iran, United Arab Emirates etc.

Group Exhibitions/selected/

Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival, Sharjah, UAE /2019, 2018/; Hamburg Illustriert “Gegenwelten”, Galerie Greskewitz, Kleinitz, Hamburg, Germany /2018/; 4th IMF, Ekaterinburg, Russia /2017/; Kunst in Szene, LOEBA treuhand GmbH, Lörrach, Germany; Raben und Raben, In Kürze Kunst, Flensburg, Germany /2016/; 3rd IMF, Ekaterinburg, Russia; International Lithographic Symposium Tidaholm, Sweden; Hamburg Illustriert, Kulturreich Galerie Hamburg, germany /2015/; One Hundred and Four Windows, Iranian Artists’ Forum, Tehran, Iran; …denn er wurde gerade erst vermisst, Frappant Galerie, Hamburg, Germany; Kinderbuch-Illustration, Fabrik der Künste, Hamburg, Germany; Illustrators Exhibition, Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Italy /2012, 2013/; Hand-Meid-Preis, Fabrik der Künste, Hamburg, Germany; 16th German International Triennial of Graphic Art, Frechen, Germany /2011/; Frische Tinte, Labyrinth Kindermuseum, Berlin, Germany; Hochdruck, Künstlerhaus Lauenburg, Germany / 2011/; IMPACT Print Conference UWE Bristol, UK /2009/.

Collections      Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg; Klingspor Museum Offenbach, Germany.

www.louise-heymans.de/ post@louise-heymans.de

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