Irma Blank (b.1934 Celle, Germany) currently lives and works in Milan, Italy, becoming a naturalized Italian citizen in the late 1950s. Blank's practice expands across the mediums of writing, drawing and painting and often focuses on the recording of time as gesture, with reference to writing and the space of the book.


Significant solo exhibitions have included: Schrift und Linie ∕ Scrittura e Disegno, Museion, Bolzano, Italy (2017), Life Line, P420, Bologna, Italy and Breath Paintings, Mostyn, Llandudno (2014). The artist is internationally recognised and has participated in group shows including Type, Please, Galerie Raum Mit Licht, Vienna, Austria; Colori, Castello di Rivoli, Turin (2017); Klappe eins, Affe tot, Kunstsaele Berlin and  ...und Eine Welt Noch, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Germany (2016); Così Accade, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy (2014); Modernités Plurielles de 1905 à 1970, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2013); La Magnifica Ossessione, Works from the Permanent Collection, MART, Rovereto (2013); Elles@centrepompidou, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2010). Exhibitions at Alison Jacques Gallery include the solo shows Life Time (2017), Irma Blank: To be (2014) and the group show Matter & Memory (2014).


Blank also presented at GAM, Bologna (1977); Documenta 6, Kassel (1977); the Venice Biennale (1978, 2001 and 2017); Centre Pompidou, Paris (1985, 2009, 2010 and 2013); Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy (2010), and Biennale del Disegno di Rimini, Museo della Città, Rimini, Italy (2014).