Romy Julia Kroppe


Romy Julia Kroppe is a visual artist based in Leipzig. Her medium is painting on large scaled paper and experimenting on smaller formats including different types of collage, photo and print. Interested in the relationship between human and its surrounding she works in the fields Landscape, Interior and Still life. Instead of showing human figures she paint leftovers like remaining traces of man. The aim is to find a situational speciality in them as well as in their interaction with the environment.


*11.5.1983 Leipzig
2012 – 2015 Meisterschülerin bei Prof. Astrid Klein

Postgraduate Studies supervised by Prof. Astrid Klein

2012 Diplom (Prof. Astrid Klein, Prof. Friedrich Tietjen)

Degree in Fine Arts (Prof. Astrid Klein, Prof. Friedrich Tietjen)

2006 – 2012 Studium der Malerei, Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig

Fine Arts Studies,  Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig

2002 – 2006 Studium an der Universität Leipzig

Studies at Universität Leipzig


Grants, Residencies, Acquisitions

  • 2018 – Residenzstipendium Libken e.V., Gerswalde (April)

    Residency Libken, Gerswalde

  • 2018 – Residenzstipendium Sasso Residency, Vairano S. Nazzaro, Schweiz (Juli)

    Residency Sasso, Vairano S. Nazzaro, Switzerland

  • 2017 – Ankauf, Sächsischer Landtag, Dresden

    Acquisition, Saxon State Parliament, Dresden

  • 2017 – NES Artist Residency, Skagaströnd, Island

    Residency Nes Artist, Skagaströnd, Iceland

  • 2017 – Kurzfristige Studienaufenthalte für Graduierte, DAAD, Island

    DAAD Grant, Skagaströnd, Iceland

  • 2016 – Arbeitsstipendium, Kulturstiftung des Freisstaates Sachsen (KdFS)

    Working Grant, Arts Council of the Federal State of Saxony (KdFS)

  • 2015 – Projektförderung, Kulturamt der Stadt Leipzig

    Project Grant, Kulturamt Leipzig

  • 2014 – Residenzstipendium, Künstlerhaus im Schlossgarten, Cuxhaven

    Residency and Grant, Künstlerhaus Cuxhaven, Niedersachsen

  • 2014 – Arbeitsaufenthalt, Granada, Almuñécar, Spanien

    Working Stay, Granada and Almuñécar, Spain

  • 2013 – Ankauf, Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen (KdFS)

    Acquisition, Arts Council of the Federal State of Saxony (KdFS)

  • 2012 – Ankauf, Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, Bau- und Reaktorsicherheit, Berlin/Bonn

    Acquisition, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Berlin/Bonn

  • 2007 – Arbeitsstipendium, Altenburg

    Working Grant, Altenburg


Public Collections

Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden/Kunstfonds, 2013

Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, Bau- und Reaktorsicherheit, Berlin/Bonn 2012