Ulrike Müller is an Austria-born, New York-based artist whose practice encompasses both art making and community organizing. Her work, which can be seen as an extension of feminist movements from the 1970s onward, utilizes text, performance, publishing, as well as drawing and painting to create spaces of excitement and humor. The artist’s use of narrative, language, and abstraction functions to break down traditional binary systems, creating new options by addressing contemporary feminist and genderqueer concerns.
Müller studied art at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria, and participated in the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program, New York, New York. She has had solo and two-person exhibitions at O’Connor Art Gallery, Chicago, Illinois (2008); Aktualisierungsraum Hamburg, Germany (2007); and Daniel Reich Gallery Temporary Space at the Hotel Chelsea, New York, New York (2005). Her work has been included in many group exhibitions, including Ecstatic Resistance, X Initiative, New York, New York (2009-10); Sonic Episodes: An Evening of Audio Works, Dia Art Foundation at the Hispanic Society, New York, New York (2009); and 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her, Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (2008).