Ulrike Stadler *In Memoriam*
Stadler was born in Germany and received a B.A. in art at the Klosterschule, Hamburg. She studied philosophy and medieval languages at the University of Hamburg. In 1965, she immigrated to New York City. Twenty years later, in the early 1980’s, she permanently moved to Maine.
The only guided training in art took place for her during the last three years of school while working towards her B.A. Since then, her education consisted of studying the work of other artists. Rilke once said in his letters to a young poet that the most profound things take place in a realm beyond words. It is the process of painting that Stadler finds most important. Painting is the means by which Stadler works through all those things she cannot address with reason or rationale. At the same time, it is always a celebration in and of color.
Stadler exhibited her works in New York and Maine for more than 30 years, and her paintings are in several prestigious collections. She was a member of the Amos Eno Gallery in New York from 1996 until her passing in 2019.