Stefan Heizinger is an visual artist with focus on figurative painting. He is founder and operator of cultural initiatives in Salzburg and Vienna, Austrian. His basic interests lie in the development of self-determination, authenticity, cultural reception, personal involvement and self-competence. In his works Stefan Heizinger refers to picture sources and reinvents them as model situations of highly involving content and emotional plasticity. His artistic position is represented in public und private collections and regularly featured in solo and group shows at national and international exhibition spaces.



From 1994 particularly artistic studies at the UNIVERSITY MOZARTEUM SALZBURG (AT), especially at the department of fine arts and design, in 2000 graduation as master of arts with excellent success, study stay at the SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY (UK), Residencies at the CITÉ DES ARTS in PARIS (FR) and in BERLIN (DE). Before high school graduation at Gymnasium Petrinum Linz, extracurricular activities in the field of visual art, music and literature. Born in 1975 in Linz, Upperaustria.



Artothek des Bundes 

Collection of the Land Upper Austria

Collection Galerie Marenzi

Collection of the City Salzburg

Collection of the Land Salzburg

Museum of Modern Art Salzburg



2020 KEP Working Grant of the Land Salzburg

2011 Promotion Prize of the Government of Upper Austria

2008 Slavi-Soucek-Stipend

2001 Merit Scholarship of the University Mozarteum



2011 for the Great Art Award of the Government Land Salzburg

2009 for the Kardinal König Art Award

2008 for the STRABAG Art Award

2008 for the Guasch Coranty International Painting Prize



2017 Stipend of the City Salzburg: C. Rockefeller Center, Dresden (DE)

2011 Stipend of the Land Salzburg: Berlin (DE)2010 Paris - Montrouge (FR)

2010 Stipend of the Land Salzburg: Cité des Arts, Paris (FR)

2011 Stipend of the City Salzburg: Budapest (HU)

2006 S1 Artspace, Sheffield (UK)



2009 Publication Funding of the Federal Government, of the Land and the City of Salzburg



2014 Dresdner International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Directing a Class for Painting
2010 International Summer Academy of Fine Arts Salzburg, Co-Teaching
2007/2008 University Mozarteum, Teaching post



Co-Founding and Organisation of
SUPER - Initiative for Interim Use of Vacancies as Cultural Action Area, since 2015

batolit vienna - residency and studio:programme, 2013 - 2017
periscope:project:space, since 2006



Board Member of the Salzburger Kunstverein, since 2013