Personal Biography

Franz Yang-Mocnik (1951, Völkermarkt, Second Austrian Republic) is an artist whose works include figurative and abstract oil painting, print, and textile collages. In the 1970s, he was an assistant to the artist Wolfgang von Schaukal in Graz. Works by Yang-Močnik are held, among others, in: Museum Leopold, Vienna; graphic art collection of the Albertina, Vienna; Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, Vienna; Neue Galerie Graz; and Today Art Museum, Beijing. He lives in Graz.

Carpentry apprenticeship in Völkermarkt, Carinthia, Austria
Two-year carpenter fellowship at Friedrich Prause’s Workshop in Klagenfurt, Carinthia, Austria Manufacture and restoration of Baroque furniture and historic church furnishings
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
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.
Four month stay in Spokane, WA, USA
Expo 74 (Spokane World Fair with an environmental theme) Exhibition at Gallery Whitcamp, Seattle, WA
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
Study trip to Rome and Sicily, Italy – sponsored by the Styrian State Government, Austria and Istituto Dante Alighieri in Italy
Scholarship from the Federal Ministry of Education and Arts, Austria
Honorary Prize from the Culture Department of the city of Graz, Austria
Honorary Prize for Painting from the Federal Ministry for Education and Arts, Austria
Recognition Award from State of Carinthia, Austria
Cultural Award from State of Carinthia, Austria
Guest professorship at the Experimental Architecture Studio for Design, Graphics and Painting at the University of Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria
Exhibition in Gallery Beijing Space, Beijing, China
Exhibitions in TODAY ART Museum in Beijing, China
Opening of Yang-Močnik Museum, Burgring 14, in 8010 Graz, Austria
My Story of the Body, Studio Yang-Močnik, Long Night of Museums 2012, Graz, Austria
Co-Productions, Studio Yang-Močnik, Long Night of Museums 2012, Graz, Austria
(with Gundi Feyrer, Literature and Graphics)
Franz Yang-Močnik, Reinisch Contemporary, Graz, Austria (with Beni Ourain)
Verrückt. Verspielt. Verschroben, Book presentation with Professor Manfred Prisching
Reading and Presentation of the book released by Styria Publishing Company in Vienna, Art house Graz und MMKK - Carinthian Museum of Modern Art in Klagenfurt, Austria
Franz Yang-Močnik. I am the Message and the Interpreter, MMKK - Carinthian Museum of Modern Art in Klagenfurt, Austria
The Poetics of the Fragment. Exhibition in City Gallery Klagenfurt, Austria
The Poetics of the Fragment. Art house Mürzzuschlag, Austria
A War in the Distance, Exhibition within the presentations of Steirischer Herbst, New Gallery at Joanneum Universal Museum, Graz, Austria (Link to Webseite of Steirischer Herbst)
The Poetics of the Fragment. House of Education, Castle Saint Martin, Graz, Austria
DREISSIG. Exhibition within the program 30th Anniversary of Gallery Freihausgasse, Villach, Austria