About UMS -> Ulrike Miesen-Schuermann
After so many different jobs (railway official, bookkeeper and language teacher in Britain and Germany) I didn’t want to stop learning and teaching. Art is the best area for both, and I’m so happy to have found the way into it despite all the warnings and doubts. I “just” followed my heart: I’ve alternated painting and writing, first learning then teaching.
Now it’s time to combine them to really get to the centre because time is running and we need to stop and live an enjoyable life.
Do you do that already?
We all have been able to keep some pieces that passed our ways: memories, photos, stories being untold or halfway forgotten or some things we keep in drawers, in the attic or on the mantelpiece.
During the last 5 years I’ve collected so many of them as my life has changed so much: I lost my husband to cancer and my old parents’ home got sold not long ago. To keep everything just in my head seems too less. So, I’ve got a big box full of remarkable things to be painted and stories to be told and written in order to not to forget them and to remember former parts of life that formed me and made me who I am now. That tells me about life in general and maybe makes the future even better for more than myself.
It’s always good to know…
|1968||born in Bremen, Deutschland
|enjoys arts: playing classical piano, drawing, painting, writing short stories|
|1987 – 1997||after the A-levels, two professional trainings: railway, taxes and studies anglistics and germanistics to be a teacher at the university of Bremen, 1st states exam, foreign language assistant at two London schools for a year|
|since 1997||teacher at various schools (adult schools, private tutorinig) for children and adults|
|portrait and landscape painting (Indian Ink and acrylics), photography, published short stories|
|since 2002||project paintins (acrylics), writing a novel|
|2003 – 2004||teacher training at a grammar school in Lower Saxony|
|since 2004||freelancing writer and fine artist, various group and solo exhibitions|
|further training and studying for painting in Italy, France, Danemark, UK|
|further training at Hochschule Bremen|
|opening the own studio for language, image and sounds|
|further training for creative writing at Bundesakademie Wolfenbüttel|
|teacher for creative writing|
|2010||further painting training at the american fine artist Deborah Paris|
|2011||diploma for painting and drawing at the London Art College|
|since 2012||ums-arts.com as website, UMS-Arts bei FB, Twitter, Pinterest, Daily Paintworks etc.|
|2019||Profit Canvas Marketing Course for artists with Alexis Fedor, NY|
|Vital Art Session with Kelli Folsom|
|2020-2021||“Far and Near”, Epihany Church, Bremen|
|2020||“Livey Stills”, group exhibition at bundt, Bremen|
|11/2019||open studios, Bremen-Walle|
|1-2/2019||“Finds“, Lilie, Hemmstr. 159, 28215 Bremen|
|12/2017||group exhibitions “Stars and Starlets”, AtelierGalerie einseins7, Am Dobben 117, 28203 Bremen|
|11/2017||“Ways of sights”, AtelierGalerie einseins7, Am Dobben 117, 28203 Bremen|
|since 5/2013||“Cake and other delicious things” at the red salon of cafe Knigge, Bremen|
|4-9/2015||“Natural Musicians” Lilie, Hemmstr. 159, 28215 Bremen|
|4/2015||group exhibition “I see what you don’t see” at Wallerie, Walle-Center, Bremen|
|12/2014-1/2015||“Kitchen Gold“, Lilie, Hemmstr. 159, 28215 Bremen
|10-11/2014||“Happy”, Feliz, Bremen-Findorff|
|5/2014||group exhibition “Akzente”, Aachen|
|8-9/2013||“Naturally Nature”, Kunstschaufenster Haven Höövt, Bremen|
|6/2013||“Light and Shadow”, curated group exhibition, Bürgerhaus Hemelingen, Bremen|
|11/2011-12/2013||“Life pure”, dancing school Stegmann, Bremen|
|9-11/2009||Team exhibiton with Larissa Scheermann, townhall and Murkens Hof Lilienthal|
|4-5/2008||“Strong small” Zimmergalerie Kattenturm, Bremen|
|1/2008||“Scenes” Kulturhaus Pusdorf, Bremen|
|9-10/2007||“3 Years constantly me”, Studiohaus Grambke, Bremen|
|2/2006||“Civilization”, water mill Sudweyhe, Weyhe|
|8/2005||open air gallery Worpswede|
|2004||group exhibition of the artist group “Künstlertreff Bremen”, Werk 54, Bremen|
The way into arts as a professional artist is rarely direct. That was my path as well. If you’d like to read more, just klick!