Acme Studios — Maria J. Lichtsteiner

Supporting Artists since 1972

Maria J. Lichtsteiner

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Maria J. Lichtsteiner is an artist who makes projects in the field of drawing and garden design. Maria studied at the School of Design in Bern and at the Edingburgh College of Art as well as studying garden design at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Wädenswil. Maria has received several awards and studio grants and spent several years practicing abroad, in former Soviet republics and in Scotland. She is a lecturer at the Lucerne School of Design and Art and is based in based in Switzerland and Germany.

Landis & Gyr Stiftung, Switzerland

The Landis & Gyr foundation awards studio scholarships to Swiss artists and cultural professionals in London, Budapest, Sofia and Zug. Its London-based residency partnership with Acme was established in 1987, and provides six month long work/live opportunities for ten Swiss artists per year. Artists are selected for the programme directly by Landis & Gyr Stiftung and must demonstrate a track record of achievement in their field. Over two hundred visual artists, curators, writers, musicians and composers have benefitted from the programme. Residencies are based in Stepney, E1 and are available to Swiss residents only

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