Personal Biography

Franz Yang-Močnik was born June 1, 1951 in Völkermarkt, Carinthia, Austria

1965
Carpentry apprenticeship in Völkermarkt, Carinthia, Austria
1968
Two-year carpenter fellowship at Friedrich Prause’s Workshop in Klagenfurt, Carinthia, Austria Manufacture and restoration of Baroque furniture and historic church furnishings
1970
Theoretical studies for wood/timber construction in the industrial area at “Baufachschule HTBL” (School for Architecture, Arts and Design) at Ortweinplatz in Graz, Austria
Master school (‘Meisterschule’) for painting under Prof. Franz Rogler at “Baufachschule HTBL”, Ortweinplatz in Graz, Austria
1973
Technical assistant to Prof. Wolfgang Schaukal and private studies in art history with Prof. Schaukal at Technical University for Architecture and Interior Design in Graz.
1974
Four month stay in Spokane, WA, USA
Expo 74 (Spokane World Fair with an environmental theme) Exhibition at Gallery Whitcamp, Seattle, WA
1975
Participation in the 10th International Symposium for Painting within the Steirische Herbst Festival hosted by the Neue Galerie (New Gallery) at Universalmuseum Joanneum in Graz, Austria and the Federal Ministry of Education and Arts, Austria
1976
Study trip to Rome and Sicily, Italy – sponsored by the Styrian State Government, Austria and Istituto Dante Alighieri in Italy
1977
Scholarship from the Federal Ministry of Education and Arts, Austria
1982
Honorary Prize from the Culture Department of the city of Graz, Austria
1985
Honorary Prize for Painting from the Federal Ministry for Education and Arts, Austria
1996
Recognition Award from State of Carinthia, Austria
2002
Cultural Award from State of Carinthia, Austria
2005
Guest professorship at the Experimental Architecture Studio for Design, Graphics and Painting at the University of Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria
2012
Opening of Yang-Močnik Museum, Burgring 14, in 8010 Graz, Austria