Christoph Niemann is an illustrator, artist, and author. His work has appeared on the covers The New Yorker, Time, Wired, The New York Times Magazine and American Illustration, and has won awards from AIGA, the Art Directors Club and The Lead Awards.
His corporate clients include Google, Amtrak, Heran Miller and The Museum of Modern Art. He is a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale.
Since July 2008, Niemann has been writing and illustrating the whimsical Abstract City, a New York Times blog, renamed Abstract Sunday in 2011, when the blog’s home became The New York Times Magazine. For his column he draws and writes essays about politics, the economy, art and modern life.
He has drawn live from the Venice Art Biennale, the Olympic Games in London, The 2012 Republican Convention and he has drawn the New York City Marathon — while actually running it.
Niemann is the author of many books, most recently “Abstract City”. His latest project is an interactive, animated app called Petting Zoo.
In 2010, he was inducted into the Art Directors Club Hall Of Fame. His artworks have been subject to numerous exhibitions, most recently at Gallery Max Hetzler in Berlin.
Story Telling Giant
by Steven Heller
‘That’s How’ Christoph Niemann Explains It All
“Fresh Air” interview with Terry Gross
by Julia Hoffmann
Insecurity Is Essential to Great Design
by Maria Popova
‘Abstract Sunday’ Artist Gets Playful With Charming Kids’ App
by Mike Senese
The Bustle and Beauty of New York City, Rendered by a Master Designer
Review of Abstract City by Steven Heller
Q&A with Christoph Niemann
by John Sellers
FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG
Das ist Christoph Niemann’s Welt
von Andreas Platthaus,
Christoph Niemann führt durch seine Ausstellung
von Denise Amend
„Keiner hinterfragt den Wunsch des Hundes nach Knochen“
von Thore Barfuss
2000 Galerie Le Lys, Paris
2005 Galery Nine, New York Times, NY
2010 NLB Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2013 Galerie der Stadt Backnang, Backnang, Germany
2013 Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
2014 Mercator Institute, Berlin
2014 Museum Für Konkrete Kunst Ingolstadt
Group exhibitions (selection)
1999 Art Directors Club New York, Young Guns
2001 Art Directors Club New York, Young Guns
2003 Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Second “National Design Triennial: Inside Design Now”
2003 Neue Illustration, Deutsches Haus, NYC
2005 Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA The Art of The New Yorker, Eighty Years in The Vanguard
2005 “Catalysts”, The cultural force of communication design’.
Lissabon September 14th to November 30th, 2005
2007 Arnold & Marie Schwartz Gallery Met, New York,
Gallery Met Exhibits New Yorker Magazine Artists in New Show, Hansel and Gretel
2010 “Hall of Fame Laureates 2010″, Art Director’s Club New York
2010 Design for the flags on the roof of Hamburger Bahnhof Museum, Berlin, Germany
2011 Broodwork, It’s about Time, Ben Maltz Gallery Los Angeles
2011 “der Traum vom Fliegen”, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
2011 “Project Mah Jong” Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York
2011 Picturing America, SVA Gallery, New York
2013 Tear Sheet, PNCA/MoCC, Portland, Oegon
2014 “Complaints” Wolfsonian Museum, Miami
2014 Berga Urban Museum, Vicenza, Italy