Christoph Niemann is an illustrator, artist, and author. His work has appeared on the covers of 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, Herman Miller and The Museum of Modern Art. He is a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale.
He has drawn live from the Venice Art Biennale, the Olympic Games in London, The 2012 Republican Convention and he has sketched the New York City Marathon — while actually running it.
Niemann is the author of many books. His new books  “Sunday Sketching” and WORDS will be published in September 2016. His latest project is an interactive, animated app called CHOMP.
In 2010, he was inducted into the Art Directors Club Hall Of Fame. His work is currently exhibited in a solo show at the Museum of Applied Arts in Hamburg.

Press (English)

Freunde von Freunden
Portray of the studio and interview
by Liv Siddall

Art Observed
Review of “Es Gibt Nicht Gutes” at Gallery Max Hetzler in Berlin
by Caitlin Greenwood

Your Next Must-Follow On Instagram
by Jessie Heyman

Radio: Sideshow from NPR’s Studio 360
‘Christoph Niemann, Instagram Savant
By Sean Rameswaram

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


Solo exhibitions

2000 Galerie Le Lys, Paris

2005 Gallery 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

2015 Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin

2015 Museum of Applied Arts (MAK) Vienna

2016 Museum for Art and Design (MKG) Hamburg

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

2014 “Zelf Weten” Galerie Ron Mandos Amsterdam Netherlands

2015 Framed by FUKT, Satellite Berlin

2015 Blue Rider Art, Taipeh City, Taiwan

2016 “Drawing After Digital”, Xpo Gallery, Paris

2016 “New Gameplay”, NJP Artcenter, Korea