Roswitha Weingrill was born in Graz, Austria and is a graduate of Art and Communication at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Currently she works on a PhD thesis about the representation of artists in main stream media production.
Until 2021, she co-ran an artist space in the Styrian countryside.
The artist has shown her work in different solo and group exhibitions in Austria as well as on an international level and participated in several residence programs such as Visiting Artist, WASPS Glasgow, BMUKK Residency Scholarship Shangai, etc.
While Roswitha Weingrill sees her artistic foundation in drawing, her art works include mixed media pieces, interventions in public space and research based approaches.
Breaking down big global topics into small specific issues has been a crucial strategy for many of her recent projects.
She has used salt crystals to capture the specifics of Bad Ischl, an Austrian town well known for its imperial past where royal glamour is used to to deflect from social and ecological hardship.
For another project, Roswitha Weingrill dipped various test strips into communal and municipal wells in public space to create specific colored codes of accessible water in the city.
A book project involved mineral mining ladies from a secluded Austrian hilltop, whose professional and personal lives have been strongly influenced by several multinational cooperations.