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

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
(upcoming) 2017 Cartoon Museum Basel

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
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
2015 EXPERIMENTA 2015 “As far as the mind can see” Lisboa and Porto
2016 “Drawing After Digital”, Xpo Gallery, Paris
2016 “New Gameplay”, NJP Artcenter, Korea