Georg Meyer-Wiel

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Position: Visiting Lecturer
Email: meyerwg@regents.ac.uk
Faculty: Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences, Creative and Liberal Arts
Areas of Expertise: Visual Communications, Costume- and Stage design, Fine Art

Professional Biography

Having studied Communication Design at the Folkwang University of Art, Georg Meyer-Wiel graduated with a Masters degree in Fashion Design from the Royal College of Art.

He has since worked as a designer of costume and stage for contemporary dance, ballet, film and opera. Amongst his clients are Rambert Dance Company, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Ballet National de l’Opéra du Rhin and the Australian Dance Theatre.

Simultaneously he works as an artist. Major exhibitions have taken place at Hockney Gallery London, Henry Moore Gallery London, Michael Commerford Gallery Sydney and the Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany.

To pass on his knowledge, he is pursuing his academic career and teaches at Regent's University and conducts workshops at the British Museum London, for which the Campaign for Drawing has awarded him the Honorary Trailblazer Award.

Qualifications

  • 2011 Diploma Fur and Leather Accessories, 100% Scholarship by Central Ostrobothnia University of Applied Arts
  • 2000-02 Master of Arts, Menswear, Royal College of Art, London
    100% Academic Scholarship of Royal College of Art
  • 2001 Diploma Fur-Techniques, Saga Furs of Scandinavia, Copenhagen, 100% Scholarship by Saga Furs
  • 2000 Erasmus Scholar, Fashion Design, Ravensbourne College of Arts and Communication, London, 100% Bursary and Academic Prize
  • 1994-99 Studies in Communication Design, Folkwang University of Applied Arts, Essen, Book design, illustration, fine art painting, typography, calligraphy
  • 1993 Work placement Film, The Flying Dutchman, several departments, Belgium
  • 1991 Work placement Taxidermy, Oeblarn, Austria
  • 1984-93 Abitur, Gymnasium Wuelfrath, Germany

Further skills

  • Taxidermy
  • Calligraphy
  • Typography
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • Photoshop

Relevant Past Employment

  • 2013 to current, Lecturer in Design, Regent’s University London
  • 2012-16 Lecturer in Design Kingston University London
  • 2011-14 Lecturer in Styling, AIU Study Abroad Program / ACCENT, Paris
  • 2011 Scenofest / Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, Prague Costume Workshop
  • 2004-13, Lecturer in Design, American Intercontinental University London
  • Since 2006 British Museum, London Drawing Workshops
  • 2004-05 Lecturer in Experimental Drawing, London College of Fashion, London
  • 2003-04 Lecturer in Drawing, Ravensbourne College of Arts and Communication, London
  • 2003-04 Project Director Echo-Project, London College of Fashion and Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Other Outputs

COSTUME DESIGN / FASHION (selected productions)

  • 2016 Der Kuss, Costume- and Stage Design, Theater Pforzheim
  • 2014 Primitive, Costume Design for Short Film Director: Tom Rowland, Londo
  • 2014 Echnaton, Costume Design, Theater & Orchester Heidelberg in collaboration with Dance Company Nanine Linning, Heidelberg
  • 2014 Inala, Costume Design, Sisters Grimm in collaboration with dancers from Rambert Dance Company and The Royal Ballet, London
  • 2013 Romeo & Juliet, Costume Design, Ballet Cymru, Newport
  • 2013 Primitive, Costume Design, Dane Hurst / Rambert Dance Company, London
  • 2013 Longing, Costume Design, Trish Okenwa / Rambert Dance Company, London
  • 2011 Sacre du Printemps, Costume Design, Ballet de l'Opéra national du Rhin, Mulhouse
  • 2010 Modelmaking Poly Sculpting, clients Naomi Campbell and Kylie Minogue, d-forms, London
  • 2009 Un-Black, Costume Design, Ballet de l'Opéra national du Rhin, Mulhouse
  • 2009 The Comedy of Change, Costume and Chrysalis Design, Rambert Dance Company, London
  • 2009 The Centre and its Opposite, Costume Design, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Birmingham
  • 2008  Mammon, Costume Design, Trish Okenwa / Rambert Dance Company, London
  • 2008 Magnification, Costume Design, DanceXchange, Birmingham
  • 2007 Infinity, Costume Design, Rambert Dance Company, London
  • 2007 Fugal, Costume Design, Stage and Lighting Design Donlon Dance Company, Saarbruecken
  • 2006 Design Consultant, Select Communications, New York City,  clients Swarovski and Artistry
  • 2005–06 Devolution, Costume Design, The Australian Dance Theatre, Adelaide
  • 2004 Vogue,  Accessories and Prop Design for Vogue UK, London
  • 2003-2004 Minotaur, Conceptual Wardrobe Design for Film, Director: Jonathan English
  • 2003–04 Swanlake, Costume Design Assistance for Rothbart Character, K-Ballet, Tokyo
  • 2016 The Life Studies Solo show/book publication, The Ballery, Berlin
  • 2016 Skin, Group Show, The Ballery, Berlin
  • 2015 Regents Open. Group Show, Regents University London
  • 2013 Our Autonomous Nature, Group Show, Testbed, London
  • 2011-14 Ghosts of Gone Birds. Group Shows, Numerous galleries and museums, U.K.
  • 2011 Drift, Open Studios 11, A.S.C., London
  • 2011 Adagio. Installation, Mifur 2011, Milan / Installation, Fur Exchellence, Athens /Installation, Le Cuir à Paris Accessories, Paris
  • 2009 Trailblazer Award. The Campaign for Drawing, London
  • 2009 Lonely Planet Photography Competition 1st Prize and Cover for Istanbul City Guide Subsequent exhibition at Host Gallery, London
  • 2008 Man Group Photography Award, Shortlisted, Group Show, Royal College of Art, London
  • 2008 Dormant, Solo show, U Box Gallery, London
  • 2007 Kunstmuseum Bon, Solo show, Book illustrations, Bonn
  • 2007 Dazed & Confused, The Cult Issue, illustrations for entire magazine Subsequent exhibition, Printspace Gallery, London
  • 2006 Flow, Solo show, Michael Commerford Gallery, Sydney
  • 2005 Art Aid 2005, Group show, Henry Moore Gallery, London
  • 2002 1st International European Union Fashion Tour, Representative for Royal College of Art at Triennale di Milano
  • 2002  M.A. Final Menswear Collection, Royal College of Art, London
  • 2001 Myth and Structure, Solo Show, Hockney Gallery, London
  • 2001 Man Group Portfolio Award1st Prize, exhibition at Royal College of Art, London
  • 2001 Supporting Designers for the Future, 1st Prize, Marks & Spencer Competition, Jury: Katherine Hamnett, Display in window of Oxford Street flagship store, London

EXHIBITIONS / AWARDS (selected)

  • 2016 The Life Studies, Solo Show / Book publication, The Ballery, Berlin
  • 2016 Skin, Group Show, The Ballery, Berlin
  • 2015 Regents Open, Group Show, Regents University London
  • 2013 Our Autonomous Nature, Group Show, Testbed, London
  • 2011 14 Ghosts of Gone Birds. Group Shows, Numerous galleries and museums, U.K.
  • 2011 Drift, Open Studios 11, A.S.C., London
  • 2011 Adagio. Installation, Mifur 2011, Milan / Installation, Fur Exchellence, Athens /Installation, Le Cuir à Paris Accessories, Paris
  • 2009 Trailblazer Award. The Campaign for Drawing, London
  • 2009 Lonely Planet Photography Competition 1st Prize and Cover for Istanbul City Guide Subsequent exhibition at Host Gallery, London
  • 2008  Man Group Photography Award, Shortlisted, Group Show, Royal College of Art, London
  • 2008  Dormant, Solo show, U-Box Gallery, London
  • 2007 Kunstmuseum Bon, Solo show, Book illustrations, Bonn
  • 2007 Dazed & Confused, The Cult Issue, illustrations for entire magazine Subsequent exhibition, Printspace Gallery, London
  • 2006 Flow, Solo show, Michael Commerford Gallery, Sydney
  • 2005 Art Aid 2005, Group show, Henry Moore Gallery, London
  • 2002 1st International European Union Fashion Tour, Representative for Royal College of Art at Triennale di Milano
  • 2002 M.A. Final Menswear Collection, Royal College of Art, London
  • 2001 Myth and Structure, Solo Show, Hockney Gallery, London
  • 2001 Man Group Portfolio Award1st Prize, exhibition at Royal College of Art, London
  • 2001 Supporting Designers for the Future, 1st Prize, Marks & Spencer Competition, Jury: Katherine Hamnett, Display in window of Oxford Street flagship store, London

CLIENTS Illustration / Design / Consultancy (selected)

Dance companies / Theatres

  • Australian Dance Theatre
  • Ballet Cymru
  • Ballet de l‘Opéra national du Rhin
  • Birmingham Royal Ballet
  • DanceXchange
  • Donlon Dance Company
  • Nanine Linning Dance Company
  • New Movement Collective
  • Rambert Dance Company
  • Theater und Orchester Heidelberg
  • West Australian Ballet

Production Companies

  • Meltemi Entertainment
  • Sisters Grimm

Luxury

  • Artistry
  • Swarovski

Publishing

  • Dazed and Confused magazine
  • Lonely Planet

Advertising

  • BBC
  • Select NY
  • Sunbird Images
  • Sun Chemical
  • Tradepartners UK

Private clients

  • Amé Toki
  • Dane Hurst
  • d-forms
  • Julian Langham
  • Olivier Van Doorne
  • Patricia Okenwa
  • Studio Bremen 

For more information, please refer to www.meyerwiel.com

Last updated: 08 December 2017