Dorothea Breick

studied painting at the Academy of Arts in Düsseldorf as a masterclass student under Norbert Tadeusz und Gerhard Richter and currently lives in the south of France, Düsseldorf and Berlin.

Since 1995 she has been a student of Sogyal Rinpoche. Since 1997 she has created her paintings deliberately avoiding the use of any photographic aids. Thus they arise as a direct impression of her field of perception, as watercolour and pencil on paper as well as oil on canvas.

It is the obvious, the mundane, which fascinate her – the view from a window, a table, a sink, a blossom, a branch, and frequent portraits of friends.

The painting – as a mirror, seemingly incidentally, almost randomly, sensually, vibrantly; one to one in silent dialogue with it’s counterpart, before the forming of any concept – arises by itself.

Since 2006 it has primarily been the rough, vast, luminescent landscape of the Cévennes in southern France, in which the traditional Tibetan Buddhist monastery of Lerab Ling came into being. In this place she completed a three-year retreat under the guidance of Sogyal Rinpoche and has since spent a large part of her time with the study and practice of the Buddhist wisdom-teachings.

Works completed in recent years are on displayed in the book published in 2018 riding on the suns rays.


exhibitions2016 Lodève, France
2015 Frankfurt, Germany
2013 Valencia, Spain
2011 Berlin, Germany
since 2010Study visits at the Rigpa Centre of Lerab Ling, on the Plateau du Larzac in Southern France
2006 – 2009 Participation in the three­ year retreat
2005 Lectureship at Düsseldorf Technical College
2000 – 2001 Advancement grant from Kunstfonds e.V., Bonn
1999 Grant from the Kunst und Kultur Foundation of the state of North Rhine­Westphalia
1995 Student of Sogyal Rinpoche
1994 – 1995 Lectureship for painting at Acadamy of Fine Arts, Karlsruhe
1990 Advancement Award of the City of Düsseldorf
1980 – 1987 Studied at the Art Academy of Düsseldorf as a masterclass student of Norbert Tadeusz and Gerhard Richter
Born 1961lives in southern France, Düsseldorf and Berlin