Stefan Gross

1963, Bendorf (Duitsland)


Stefan Gross began his career as an apprentice in the practice of stained glass production. In 1988, he became a master in the practice and decided to continue his art studies at the Art Academy HBK Saar in Saarbrücken. In 2006, he developed his own material, which he now mainly uses: 'oil plastic'. It is the result of painting industrial plastic with classic oil paint. It is surface and paint in one and allows Stefan Gross to extend the painted surface three-dimensionally. 'Oil plastic' is translucent and behaves like glass at a relatively low temperature. Much of the plastic Gross uses is recycled. In his work, Stefan Gross colourfully depicts the fall of a growth-based society. 'The world today is a serious place. This is a problem I deal with in my work. ' He shows the beauty and potential of industrial production in a retrospective of the times we live in today.

About Stefan Gross

81-90 apprentice, practitioner, master in stained glass manufacture

91-96 art academy Saarbruecken, Germany

sinds 97 living and working in Rotterdam, Netherlands

Stefan Gross

Artistic resume and press

Prizes and grants art fairs:

1996 “AEG Kunstpreis Ökologie” from AEG Germany

1996 Drawing prize at Kunstverein Eisenturm in Mainz.

1997 DAAD Stipendium for the Netherlands from the German government    

2008 Frits Philips Kunstprijs at Museum Kunstlicht in de Kunst, Eindhoven, NL


Shows, selection:

-2021 Enter Art Fair, Copenhagen, Rademakers Gallery

-AAF Hamburg, Chiefs and Spirits

- Tilburg Bieenale, Van Loon Galleries

-2020 -Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary met Chiefs and Spirits



-Art Karlsruhe

-Art New York presentation Chiefs and Spirits.

-Salon Milano, presentation Rademakers gallery



- CONTEXT Miami, presentation Chiefs and Spirits

- PAN Amsterdam, presentation Rademakers Gallery

  1. -Kunst RAI Amsterdam, presentation Chiefs and Spirits

  2. -Salon Milano, presentation Rademakers Gallery

- Art Karlsruhe, presentation Chiefs and Spirits

-Palm Beach Modern and Contemporary, presentation Chiefs and Spirits



  1. -PAN Amsterdam, presentation  Rademakers Gallery

  2. -Brabant Biënnale, Tilburg, Van Loon Galleries

  3. -Art Fair Context Miami, presentation Chiefs and Spirits

  4. -Art Palm Beach, presentation Chiefs and Spirits

  5. -Art Karlsruhe, solo presentation at Chiefs and Spirits


  1. -Art Fair Scope Miami, presentation Chiefs and Spirits

-Gedeelde grond, LekArt festival Culemborg, (group)

  1. -Beeldentuin Landgoed Anningahof, with ‘Welkom’ (group)

  2. -Into Nature, Zwolle, with three works (group)

  3. -’Another Dimension’ Kettelhack Karree, Borken, Germany (group)

  4. -Scope Basel, with Chiefs and Spirits

  5. -Art Karlsruhe, solo presentation at Chiefs and Spirits


- “Gimme Shelter”, groupshow with commission “Pink JSF”. project in public space

“No Walls” Rotterdam, groupshow

Landgoed Aningahof, Zwolle, groupshow

“Pink JSF” commission voor Gimme Shelter at Fort Asperen

Twente Bienale, Enschede, groupshow



- Vishal Haarlem, solo show kleine zaal.

  1. -“Coup de Foudre”, Anningahof, Zwolle (groupshow)

  2. -“Kunst 4 kids, Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam, groupshow

  3. -“Bleekers Art Land” Meppel, collaboration with KiK, Kolderveen (groupshow)



  1. -38CC, Delft together with Hans Wilschut

  2. -Willem 3 Vlissingen “En hij zag dat het goed was” (groupshow)

  3. -Busan, Korea Solo Gallery 18-1 (solo)

  4. -Twente Biennale, Enschede “Identifying Europe”

  5. - “Dream on” Stichting KOP, Breda, (groupshow)  

- “Horizon Exhaling”, Haarlem


-2012 “Highbrow-Lowbrow-Nobrow-Mousse!” groupshow showroom MAMA Rotterdam

            Scope Art Fair, Basel at HLP projects

            Kunst Rai Art Fair, Amsterdam at Bob Smit Gallery


-2011 “Sustainable Trash” solo show at Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels



-Hudson Museum Rotterdam (solo show)
-Dutch Treat, Gallery Knipsu in Bergen, Norway (groupshow)
-gallery Blaak 10 Rotterdam
-galerie op de Rotte with M-eiland (groupshow in public space)
-“inside job” groupshow at gallery 182a and Museum Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam


Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 2 works

Van den Broek Foundation, 2 works



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