About

Christoph Niemann is an illustrator, artist, and author. His work has appeared on the covers of  The New Yorker,  WIRED and The New York Times Magazine and has won awards from AIGA, the Art Directors Club and The Lead Awards.
His corporate clients include Google, St. Moritz, 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,  and he has sketched the New York City Marathon — while actually running it.
He created The New Yorker’s first Augmented Reality Cover as well as a hand drawn 360 degree VR animation for the magazine’s US Open issue.
Niemann is the author of many books, including the monograph  “Sunday Sketching” and  WORDS, a visual dictionary for children. Christoph Niemann and Jon Huang created  the kids apps PETTING ZOO and CHOMP.
In 2010, he was inducted into the Art Directors Club Hall Of Fame.

Press (English)

It’s Nice That
Making Imperfections Fun
by Madeleine Morley

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

VOGUE (U.S.)
Your Next Must-Follow On Instagram
by Jessie Heyman

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

EYE MAGAZINE
Story Telling Giant
by Steven Heller

NPR
‘That’s How’ Christoph Niemann Explains It All
“Fresh Air” interview with Terry Gross

MoMA
MoMA.org
by Julia Hoffmann

BRAIN PICKINGS
Insecurity Is Essential to Great Design
by Maria Popova

WIRED
‘Abstract Sunday’ Artist Gets Playful With Charming Kids’ App
by Mike Senese

THE ATLANTIC
The Bustle and Beauty of New York City, Rendered by a Master Designer
Review of Abstract City by Steven Heller

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
Q&A with Christoph Niemann
by John Sellers

Exhibitions

Solo exhibitions

(upcoming) 2017 Cartoon Museum Basel
2016 Museum for Art and Design (MKG) Hamburg
2015 Museum of Applied Arts (MAK) Vienna
2015 Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin
2014 Museum Für Konkrete Kunst Ingolstadt
2014 Mercator Institute, Berlin
2013 Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
2013 Galerie der Stadt Backnang, Backnang, Germany
2010 NLB Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2005 Gallery Nine, New York Times, NY
2000 Galerie Le Lys, Paris

Group exhibitions (selection)

2016 “New Gameplay”, NJP Artcenter, Korea
2016 “Drawing After Digital”, Xpo Gallery, Paris
2015 EXPERIMENTA 2015 “As far as the mind can see” Lisboa and Porto
2015 Blue Rider Art, Taipeh City, Taiwan
2015 Framed by FUKT, Satellite Berlin
2014 “Zelf Weten” Galerie Ron Mandos Amsterdam Netherlands
2014 Berga Urban Museum, Vicenza, Italy
2014 “Complaints” Wolfsonian Museum, Miami
2013 Tear Sheet, PNCA/MoCC, Portland, Oegon
2011 Picturing America, SVA Gallery, New York
2011 “Project Mah Jong” Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York
2011 “der Traum vom Fliegen”, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
2011 Broodwork, It’s about Time, Ben Maltz Gallery Los Angeles
2010 Design for the flags on the roof of Hamburger Bahnhof Museum, Berlin, Germany
2010 “Hall of Fame Laureates 2010”, Art Director’s Club New York
Gallery Met Exhibits New Yorker Magazine Artists in New Show, Hansel and Gretel
2007 Arnold & Marie Schwartz Gallery Met, New York,
2005 “Catalysts”, The cultural force of communication design,Lissabon
2005 Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA The Art of The New Yorker, Eighty Years in The Vanguard
2003 Neue Illustration, Deutsches Haus, NYC
2003 Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Second “National Design Triennial: Inside Design Now”
2001 Art Directors Club New York, Young Guns
1999 Art Directors Club New York, Young Guns