Awards & Features

Publications, Presentations, Exhibits, Workshops:

  • My main medium is acrylics. Stylistically, I favor Abstract Expressionism. Two of my works, “Eliza’s Bird,” and “Places & Faces” were selected for Caladan Gallery’s (Boston) exhibit titled Symbolism in the 21st Century.

  • My painting “Nature’s Choreographer” was featured in a subsequent international exhibition ‘The Eye of Nature’ by Caladan Gallery.

  • From 2006 – 2008, I was a resident artist at the Sugar Creek Art Center in Thorntown, Indiana, where over 20 of my paintings were featured as part of my solo exhibition Places and Faces. (July 2007-August 2007)

  • From 2008-2017, Gerburg Garmann was a resident artist at Athens Arts Gallery in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

  • In 2018, I joined the artists at the City Industrial Complex (CCIC) in Indianapolis.


  • “Should The Quintessential Prerequisite of Poetry Be A Window” (Poetry and accompanying artwork) has been featured in the 2010 March edition of the German journal ‘Die Gazette. Das politische Kulturmagazin.’


  • I recently received a commendation for my poem ‘Eliza’s Bird’ from the British art magazine ‘Aesthetica’.

  • My works " Danse Macabre", " “Orange Morning”, “Dancer”, “Klee’s Woman”, “Weites Feld”, “Größenordnung”, “Durchblick”, and “Crazy Chess” are featured in issue 39, 2011 of ‘Dichtungsring’.

  • “Stepping forward”, “Love IV”, “Song For Her Children”, and “Life’s Essentials” are featured in the 2011 summer issue 13 of ‘Avatar’.

  • “Ars oblivionalis”, “Aurora”, “Desire”, “The Month of Haymaking”, and “Die Nachtigall 2” are featured in issue 40, 2011 of ‘Dichtungsring’.

  • “So You Stole My Cherries Too” is featured in the summer 2011 issue of ‘The Midwest Coast Review’.

  • “Cityscape” has served as the cover of the October 2011 issue of ‘Numinous’.

  • “Living Quarters” was published in issue 6 (2011) of ‘BRICKrhetoric’.

  • My poem “Nocturne” was published in the June 2011 edition of ‘The Criterion’.

  • My poem “Evening Hymn” was published in the November 2011 issue of the ‘The Foundling Review’.

  • My poem “I am happy to report” was published in the summer 2011 issue (No. 22) of the ‘Tipton Poetry Journal’.

  • My poem “Alto Rhapsody” was published in the Fall 2011 issue (No. 5) of the ‘Muddy River Poetry Review’.


  • My German translation of Philip Larkin’s poem “Money” was published in the 2011/2012 winter issue of ‘Die Gazette.’

  • My artworks “Dream Ticket” and “Reprise” were published in issue #6 2012 of ‘Breakwater Review. A Journal for the Arts.’

  • My poem “Go meet them on the Square” was published in the Spring 2012 issue of ‘The Citron Review.’

  • The following poems and artwork were published in the April 2012 issue of ‘IABLIS – Jahrbuch für europäische Prozesse’: “Scham schwistert von Zunge zu Aug” (image & text), “Verschämt” (image), “Desavouiert” (text & image), “Schamrot” (image), “Morgenmarsch, trotz alledem” (image), “Des Eiders Kreuzweg” (text & image),“Landgang” (text & image), “Beim Unfug der Wolken”(text & image).

  • My poem “Hunt” was published in the May 2012 issue of ‘Extracts’.

  • My poems “Swallowed Daylight Whole” and “Souffrance on the Signed Scale” have been published in the 2012 anthology of ‘Poetry Quarterly’.

  • My poem “On Fighting Nausea” has been published in the 2012 winter issue of the ‘Tipton Poetry Journal.’

  • My translation of Marc Hudson’s poem “Caedmon” appeared in the 2012 June issue of ‘Die Gazette’.

  • I had a Poetry/Art exhibit “Poetics of Imaging” at the Athens of Indiana Arts Studio and Gallery 7 July 2012 – 11 August 2012.


  • I organized the Multi-Poet-Reading on 11 August 2013, concluding exhibit ‘Poetics of Imaging’ on 11 August 2012 at the Athens Art Gallery, Crawfordsville, IN. Participating poets: Joseph Heithaus, Marc Hudson, JL Kato, Kevin McKelvey, Mary Sexson, and Gerburg Garmann.

  • My poems “Foreignness” and “My Little Silverfish” appeared in the September 2012 issue of ‘The Black Herald Press. Literary magazine – Revue de littérature.’ Both poems are featured simultaneously in their French translation by Anne-Sylvie Salzman.

  • My artwork “Gothic Dream”, appeared on the back cover of Volume 9, Issue 22 of the ‘Birmingham Arts Journal.’

  • My poem “Right Turn” appeared in the August 2012 Issue of the ‘Indian Review’.

  • My poem “Revelation on a So-So Night” appeared in the December 2012 Issue of ‘The Criterion’.

  • My book “Unterwegs, im Kopf” (a collection of 60 poems and 59 accompanying paintings) was published by IGEL Verlag, Hamburg (Germany) in January 2013.

  • My poem “Competition” was featured in the March-April 2013 issue of ‘Ragazine’.

  • I was one of the participating poets in the 2013 Pulitzer Remix Project and created 30 poems based on James Agee’s ‘A Death in the Family’. One poem daily was published during April – the Poetry Month.

  • On April 15, 2013, I gave a poetry reading with Joe Heithaus at noon in the Artsgarden in Indianapolis.

  • I was Brickstreet Poetry’s featured September 2013 poet.

  • ‘gangway #45’ includes my following artwork: “Surviving Among Flying Objects,” “Rosinante Tholing,” “Time Running,” “Fierce Universe,” “The Taming of Colliding Worlds,” “Walking on Pins & Needles,” and “Résistance de rigueur.”

  • My artwork “Autumn, Seriously” is included in the 2013 issue “Wayfarers All” of the ‘American Athenaeum.’

  • My artwork “Odalisque” was the December 2013 winner of the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s competition ‘Inspired by Matisse.’


  • In April 2014, I was one of the featured poets-- along with Marc Hudson and Nik Jones -- at Wabash College for an evening of 'Ekphrasis Poetry Readings.'

  • My poem '‘Primal Pleasure of Paint" is published in the March 2014 issue of ‘Blue Lake Review.’

  • My translations of Rebecca Watts’ poems “To Guillaume Apollinaire” and “Letter from China” into German appeared in the 2014 March issue of ‘Die Gazette. Das politische Kulturmagazin’.

  • My poems “Un café sólo” and “Aline” (including the accompanying artwork) appeared in both English and German in the Fall 2014 (No 43) issue of ‘Die Gazette. Das politische Kulturmagazin.’

  • My poems “Your adolescent dress cut off just above the knees” and “What if a tree could corrode exactly like metal” appeared in ‘Narrative Northeast’, Issue 2, Winter 2014.

  •  At the 2014 AIS Conference ‘Interdisciplinary Public Problems, the Global Community, and Diversity’ at Michigan State, I presented my research on “Establishing an Integrated Mentoring Program for and Interdisciplinary Studies Program.”

  • At the 2014 Mentoring Conference ‘Developmental Networks: Mentoring & Coaching at Work’ at the University of Albuquerque, I presented a paper titled “Establishing an Integrated Mentoring Program at the Undergraduate Level.”


  • At the 2015 HERA Conference ‘Beyond the Binary’ in San Francisco, I chaired the panel ‘Poetic Multiplicities’ and presented a multimedia performance/research piece (research/poetry/painting/composition) titled “Word – Image – Sound: A Multimedia Experience of Friederike Mayröcker’s and Ulla Hahn’s Poetry.”

  • I delivered the Keynote at the 2015 ISSL – ‘6th International Symposium on Service-Learning’ at the University of Indianapolis, IN, titled “Something Bold This Way Comes: The 21st Century Tempest of Curricular Place-making.” At the same conference, I also presented on “Conceptual Frameworks: Embedding Service Learning into Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Programs.”

  • In October 2015 I presented my paper '‘Between the Common Good, Goods in Common, and the Greater Good: Stephen Hartke’s Opera 'The Greater Good" at the 37th Annual Association for Interdisciplinary Studies Conference 'Impact for the Common Good’ at Merrimack College.


  • In February 2016, Narrative Northeast published my poem 'Diva's Post Valentine's Dance', and my accompanying artwork 'The Heart of the Matter.'

  • In March 2016, I presented my paper 'Now What? Re-conceptualizing Modern Language Programs" as part of the ACLA Seminar, "Crisis in the Humanities and Change in Interdisciplinary Practices" at Harvard.

  • Wilderness House Literary Review published my piece 'Barn Window' in November 2016:

  • ‘Birmingham Arts Journal’ published my piece “Dreaming of Birds” in Volume 13/Issue 3, 2016.

  • ‘Cardinal Sins’ included my piece “Amélie” in the journal's Fall 2016 issue.

  • In December 2016, I participated in a BrickStreet poetry reading at Athens Arts in Crawfordsville.

  • I organized the first and second interdisciplinary conferences 'Cross-Pollination(s) 1 -- All That Jazz' (2015) and 'Cross-Pollination(s)2 -- Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Diversity' (2017) at the University of Indianapolis. As part of the second conference I gave a paper titled “The Political Beauty of Design” and facilitated the following panels: 'Challenges and Benefits of Diversity in the Workplace: Observations by Staff and Students,' and 'Multilingualism and Diversity – A Student’s Perspective.'


  • At the 2017 HERA conference, I co-presented with Dr. Paul Levesque on “Global Visions, Local Dance: From Dance Theater to Dancing Pixels. The Art of Pina Bausch and Adrien M. and Claire B.”

  • I was elected to the HERA Board in 2017.

  • My co-authored presentation (with Dr. Paul Levesque) “Shuttle Diplomacy: Building Alliances between the Practices of Listening, Speaking, Anchoring, and Performing Diversity in a Service-Learning Setting” was accepted for the 2017 ISSL conference in Galway, Ireland.

  • Athens Arts Gallery, Crawfordsville, featured my most recent work in a solo show titled 'Face-to-Face' from 29 April - 11 June, 2017.

  • The Birmingham Arts Journal featured my piece:"Calling the Birds" in 4-2017 volume 14 #1.


  • In April 2018, I presented at the Humanities Education and Research Association's (HERA) conference in Chicago: "When the Humanities Are Suffering from "Humanititis" -- Professional Dis-Ease as Its Own Remedy."

  • In July 2018, I conducted a workshop titled "Movement, interaction, play: Three Paintings as Embodiments of Empathy, Conversation, and Entrainment in Motion" as part of the international conference 'Movement. Brain. Body. Cognition' at Harvard.

The following artwork and poetry were published in 2018:

  • "Pandemonium and other pieces" in 'Glassworks.' (Fall 2018 issue)

  • "Slinking over, again, to a Bowl of Luck" in 'The Bookends Review.'

  • "Conversations about Dance" in 'Abstract: Contemporary Expressions - Fine Art Images.'

  • "Sequenzen" and "Zeitbares" in 'Die Gazette -Das politische Kulturmagazin, München, Germany.


  • In March 2019, I co-presented with Paul Levesque at the Humanities Education and Research Association's (HERA) conference in Chicago “The Emperor’s Newest Clothes or The Suffusion of Kitsch and Nihilism in Post-Pop Art”

  • From June 7 – July 1, 2019, my exhibit “Where Beauty Meets Resilience” showed 40 of my paintings at the Athenaeum in Indianapolis.

The following artwork and poetry were published in 2019:

  •  "Where Beauty Meets Resilience" (an exhibition of 40 pieces at the Athenaeum in Indianapolis, June 2019)

  • “Previewing Sleep,” and “Sisyphus Prays over the Bones of His House" in: Contemporary Literary Review India, Volume 6, Number 2, May 2019

  • “Conversations about Dance” in: Abstract Mag-TV, January 2019

  • “Fugue in C Minor,” and “Margaritas,” in: Cream City Review, Vol 43, Number 2,  Fall + Winter 2019

  • “Reptile Dancer behind Wire Fence', in TOE-GOOD, May 2019

  • “The Braid,” “Queens of the Night,” “When the Muses Are Angry,” “Oblivious to Conversation,” and, “The Red Hat” in: The Indianapolis Review, A Quarterly Journal of Poetry and Art, Special Edition, Winter 2019


  • In March 2020, I conducted a poetry workshop titled ”Whether the Muses Are Angry or Gentle --- The Humanist Reach of Feminism through Ekphrasis and Poetry” at the Humanities Education and Research Association's (HERA) conference in Chicago.

  • “The Vintage Dress” was published in: ‘Mud Season Review’ #48, February 20, 2020.

I am a member artist at the Circle City Industrial Complex (CCIC) in Indianapolis. My paintings are collected locally and internationally.

I do accept commissions.

By Gerburg Garmann