Working principally within the medium of drawing, Jorinde Voigt's works have been likened to musical scores, scientific diagrams, or notational thought models. Using a precisely coded system of mark making, the artist gives pictorial form to an array of natural or psychological phenomena. In recent series, Voigt has applied her unique visual method in the deconstruction of works of literature and philosophical texts, highlighting specific words and passages that resonate with her. Voigt deems that language alone fails to adequately describe the complexities of what she perceives around her, and it is in her art that she finds a means to visually express her personal experience of the world.
Voigt's work has been the subject of a number of recent solo museum exhibitions that include Kunsthalle Nürnberg (2017); Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (2017); Kunstraum Innsbruck (2016); and Kunsthalle Krems (2016). Work by the artist is represented in prominent public collections internationally, including Centre Pompidou, Paris; Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin; Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg; Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München, Munich; Kunsthaus Zürich; The British Museum, London; The Art Institute of Chicago; The Morgan Library & Museum, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; and UBS Art Collection, New York. In 2012, she received the prestigious Daniel & Florence Guerlain Contemporary Drawing Prize, and since 2014, has held the position of Professor for Conceptual Drawing and Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich. Voigt was born in Frankfurt am Main and lives and works in Berlin.