Gertrud Müller

mosaic crafter

1965 born in Halle/Saale in Germany

Lived in Merseburg, Leipzig, Berlin, Managua, Kiel, London, Tashkent, Kiev, Ankara, Brasilia, now lives in Beijing

1985 Professional degree in Occupational Therapy, 3 years work experience

1997 Masters degree in Sociology, 4 years work experience in research and administration of NGO’s

2003 postgrad certificate in project evaluation, freelance work in evaluation and research for 9 years in UK, Uzbekistan and Ukraine

2012 first contact with mosaic making at “Dogal Tas Dekoratif Tasarim” Atelier of Mustafa Salih Kamanlioglu in the old city of Ankara/Turkey

2012 – 2015 apprentice of Mustafa Salih Kamanioglu, Ankara/Turkey

2015 July-August apprentice of Nusret Özdemir, Gaziantep, Turkey

2014/15 guest student of mosaic restoration class at School of restoration at Ankara University with Prof Hande Kökten

2015 Refugee Community Mosaic Project and exhibition in Ankara/Turkey https://vimeo.com/228390229

2015 May participant at floor mosaic course at Mosaic School, Ravenna, Italy with Luciana Nottorni

2015/16  Ayvalik Mosaic – design and execution of  floor & wall mosaic for turkish bath room in Ayvalik/ Turkey https://gertrudmuller.com/the-ayvalik-mosaic/

2016 opening of mosaic studio “mosaic moments” in Brasilia/Brazil: own works, commissions, community mosaics, courses in roman style mosaic making and mosaic appreciation https://vimeo.com/375322311

2017 participation in Andrea Imbirimba’s community project “Um bonde para Santa Teresa” Rio de Janeiro/Brazil https://youtu.be/j5PHUyFizYQ

2018 March  Musas do mosaico – community project for an orphanage in Brasilia/Brazil https://vimeo.com/263125195

2018 October inauguration of “Athos meets Gaudi “ community mosaic at the UN house in Brasilia/Brazil https://youtu.be/7hMXBt-xbCw

2018 December curator of mosaic exhibition of 2 mosaic studios and guests at exhibition hall of botanic garden in Brasilia/Brazil https://gertrudmuller.com/tesselas-do-mundo-mosaic-exhibition-at-the-botanic-garden-brasilia/

2019 setting up mosaic moments studio in Beijing/China

2020 community mosaic dragon at Dragons Garden in Dongcheng district, Beijing/China, https://gertrudmuller.com/a-bit-complicated-but-it-worked/