!!!Porträt Ganser Irene


“It all started during a vacation at the Costa Smeralda. I was captivated by the big sailing boats, their beauty and elegance – as I realized later, these boats were racing for the the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, one of the most prestigious regattas in the Mediterranean Sea. Coming from a country with no seaside, but a lot of mountains instead, I knew well how to ski and had fun taking part in skiing competitions, but didn’t have the opportunity to sail. Back then in Italy, I was lucky enough to get on the Press boat, accompanying the fleet, and the excitement of the race as well as the colourful and fascinating scenery of the sea has stayed in my head ever since.”

Irene Maria Ganser was born in Linz, Austria. Studies at Linz University of Arts with Prof. Dietmar Brehm and Design in Paris and Milan. International Jobs in creation and design in Paris, Como and Milan, such as for the New Yorker designer and artist Kris Ruhs, the founder of the famous Milan Concept -Store Corso Como 10. This was a time when she started developing special interests in Interior design, photography and silk prints.

The primary source of the works are photographs taken by the artist herself at various sail-racing venues. The respective graphic compositions of the silk printings  are  already  laid down in the original photographies. In the process, abstraction and modification techniques are applied including special coloring and printing procedures.
By these artistic methods, racing scenes are put into different perspectives and regatta sequences  depicted from new angles of vision.

Personal artistic ‘highlights’ regarding arts associated with sailing were the artwork for the Regent Hotel Porto Montenegro, fotos for Paul Cayard  or a silkprint for Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle racing.

Her photo art works have already been shown in different art exhibitions and sailing events in Italy, Germany, Austria and Montenegro.


selection of exhibitions:

Aqua Lounge Yacht Club Costa Smeralda 2014, Austrian Embassy Montenegro 2013, Stilwerk/ artplex Vienna 2012, art maritim Hanseboot 2010/2013/2014, Kieler Yachtclub 2012, RC 44 Austria Cup 2011, Luxury please fair / Alfa Romeo Austria Vienna 2007, Cultural Forum Mexico City 2006


public purchase:

Republic of Austria 2013