OBject-, textile-, installation- art and ceramics

I believe that being an artist is a tribute to our humanity itself.


Since 2012 I have been working more and more in the field of object, textile, ceramic and large-format installation art.

Since 2015, I have been increasingly concerned about the question of what contribution my artistic work can make to environmental issues.

First, I invited people to installations with aluminum coffee capsules.

With the conviction that joint action is necessary, I have built several large-format walk-in "Noah's Ark rescue nests of the 21st century" with wool, rescue blankets and wire several times since 2021.

In October 2023, Sculpture Network invited me to present the project at the international “Sculpture and climate” symposium in Málaga.

At Easter I am invited to set up the rescue nest at the St Mary´s in-Holy-Trinity-Church, Auckland, "A celebration of Nature", 2 Artists: Myself and Karen Sewell

Wall of life, 2020
Encapsulated world, 2021

Current Exhibitions 2024

“A Celebration of Nature” in St Mary´s -in-Holy-Trinity Church, 8.3.-7.4., G. Drees-Holz + Karen Sewell

Opening event Wednesday 27th March



You are warmly invited to the opening reception at

St Mary’s Church, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell.


Opening reception

Wednesday 27th March 5.30 – 7pm

Exhibition dates

Thursday 28th March – Sunday 7th April 10am – 3pm daily except

Sundays 12 noon – 3pm


This exhibition of multi-sensory virtual and physical artworks celebrates the wonder of nature and its ability to transform and renew. Designed as a feast of the senses by the artists, visitors will be able to enter and be inspired by the Golden Rescue Nest installation – a butterfly world – view luminous 2D and 3D artworks and experience the sights, sounds and scents of the birthplace of stars as they discover Luminary XR.

Bring friends, invite others, all welcome!

Learn more


Textile-Art | Tape-Art | Installation-Art | Ceramic | Mixed Media |  Characters with Humor 

Environment | Corona pandemic | Encapsulated World | Time + Space | Man + Woman  | Music + Art

Aluminum coffee capsules | Tape | Material + Wool | Acrylic | Plastic | Lacquer | Wood | Wire | Clay | Metals + Acids | Resin


Golden Rescue Nest | Golden Rescue Boat | Tapted World | Encapsulated World | Art during Shutdown | Lost Worlds – Venezuela | Time and Space | Life Threads Installations | PillowArt | Conducting the Senses | Paths of Women


Vita, prices ...

Born 1955 | Studies: German-, Romance- and Geography Studies | Teaching in High School | retired

Part-time art studies: Alanus Academy of Fine Arts

Seit 2012
Foundation and Management of Kunsthaus DREHO,
Korschenbroich – Liedberg

Founding member of various local artist groups

BBK Bonn-Rhein-Sieg (professional association of visual artists), Sculpture Network

Coming and Going, 2023, winner for excellent art achievement

Aluminum Brakes the World, 2023, 1st Sculpture Prize, Landscape Art Exhibition, Artistspacegalleryonline 

The Wolf in Capsulated Shepskin, 2023, Honorable Mention Award, 6. Animal competition, Art Show International Gallery

Distroyed, Dislocated, 2022, Biafarin,  digital exhibition, theme Anti War

Certificate of Artistic Enchievment  2020 +2022, Luxembourg Art Prize

…. and still beautiful …,

  1. 2022 Artavita, Finalist Award, theme: hope
  2. 2021 Biafarin, digital exposition, theme: Women

Capsulated Univers Finalist Prize, Artist of the Year 2021, Artavita

Capsule Cloud, 2021, Finalist Prize, Grey Cube Gallery, 

Beautiful Childhood, 2021, Finalist Certificate, Art Room + Grey Cube Gallery


  1. Artist of the year, World of Arts, 2020
  2. Certificate of Excellence, Art in the time of Coronavirus, Circle Foundation of the Arts, 2020

World in Folds, 2020, 
Third Prize, Gallery Velorose, London, 

Yucatan Greets the World, 2019, Third Prize, Leonardo da Vinci Prize,

Dementia Capselentia, 2019, Best Artist of The Year WOA

Mönchengladbach, Solo Show,  Citychurch, You can´t cage Butterflies, 2023, Video

Solo Show , Carupano, Museo Historico, Lost Worlds 2021, report and film  (Facebook)

University of Huddensfield GB,
“Climate Action and Visual Culture”, with 5 capsule objects, 2021

Queen Mary University of London   
“Aluminium Brakes the World”, 2021

Island2Island, 3. Price, Velorose Gallery

Art Fair 2020

ExpoArtFair 2019

Neuenburg-Zetel, artist in residence,  climate artweek 2021 (capsule art)

Artprice Worpswede 2019

Solo Show, Time and Space” Maschinenhalle Scherlebeck 2016 (Movie)

Solo Exhibition, Light museum, 2015

Abbey Brauweiler, Artdays Rhein-Sieg,  2016

Solo and group exhibitions

Digital contributions:


Artistspacegallery, Winner for exposition in August


Solo exhibition, Carúpano, Museo Historico, Mundos Perdidos, Film Facebook

University of Huddensfield, GB
“Climate Action and Visual Culture“, with 5 capsule  objects

Queen Mary University of London    
„Aluminium brakes the world“

Grey Cube Gallery
Umwelt, Finalist Certificate

„Woman“ Finalist Certificate

Finalist certificate



Exhibitions worldwide

New York, Artfair, contribution with textile art, 2022


Florenz, Internat. Prize L. Da Vinci, 3 Price 2020
Venedig,The Body Language, Itsliquid 2020


– London, Island2Island, 3. Price, Velorose Gallery, 2020

– London, Colour Boom, Boomer Gallery, 2020

– London, Queen Mary University, Being Human, Covid-19 Apart but Together, digital, 2020

– Huddensfield, University Huddensfield, digital, Climate Action and Visual Culture, 2021

– Tynemouth „The life of Plastic“, Dez. 2021

Korea, Seoul, Eugene Gallery travelling exhibition, 1000 Crosses Project, 2022-23


– Eindhoven, Art Fair 2020

– Amsterdam, ExpoArtFair 2019

– Roermond, Gallery Honest-Art 2018

– Leeuwaden, Colourfields, Art-Performance 2018

– Sittard, Art Fair KunZfetti 2017


Hadersleven u.a., PilgerBilder 2005

Annaberg,  Artists’ symposium + final exhibition 2018

Zürich, Artbox.Project 2021

Barcelona, Artbox.Project 2021


Karlsdorf-Neuthard 2019, „Life is beautiful“

Ulm, Gasthof Temmenhausen 2010, Solo Show

Hamburg Glinde, Form- A(R)T 2019

Niedersachsen                    – Neuenburg-Zetel, Climate Week 2021, Artist in Residence, (Capsule Art)
– Hannover, Art Prize Worpswede 2019

Frankenthal, Perron Prize 2019

Rheinland Pfalz
– Remagen, Künstlerforum 2018
– Unkel, Unkeler Höfe 2016

Dresden „Food changes the world“, Bioplanete 2021


Bad Godesberg
Katharinenhof 2018

Bonn 2023

-Opening of Art Gallery of BBK

-Kunstforum, Iranic Women

-AHT Syngas Technology, Transform Energy

Abbey Brauweiler, Rhein-Sieg – Art Days 2016

– Foyer Concert Hall, Solo Show,  2012

– Art Room 2020, 2011


– Museum Villa Erkens, Visual Axes, 2022

– House Hartmann, Solo Show, 2016

Solo Exhibition Time and Space“, Maschinenhalle Scherlebeck 2016


-Golden Artboat Cologne Rheinau Harbour 2022
– Arthall Lindenthal 2019

– Arthouse Rhenania 2018

– Music shop Tongern, Solo Show, 2012

– Castle Paffendorf, Solo Show, 2010


– Savings Bank, biennial

– KiK-Gallery, Solo Show, 2017

– Cultural Station, biennial

– Workplace art, biennial

Sinneswald 2016

Art Star, 2015, 2016


– City Church, Solo Show, Butterflies cannot be Caged, 2023
– Solo Show, DIMA 2019
– Old Town Hall 2010
– Foyer Lower Rhine Theatre 2011
– Rheydter Artdays, annual since 2010
– Marien Church 2019, 2016, 2011
– Library 2018
– Culture Night, biennial

Werner-Jäger-Halle 2015

– RomaNEum 2018
– Kreishaus 2018
– Art Church Christ König 2013
– Zeughaus 2008, 2009


– Ars et Aqua, Glasmuseum, 2023

– Kunsthalle 2012 Pumpwerk 2019 

– BBK „Change“, 2022

Solo Exhibition, Light Museum, Museumscafé 2015

City Artcads, 2016


Films for exhibitions

You can´t cage Butterflies, Mönchengladbach, City Church 2023 (Movie)

Liedberg in a Butterfly- and Art Frenzy, 2023 (Movie)

Goldboat, Noah´s Arc, Rheinau Harbour Cologne, 2022 (Video)

Capsule Art,  Kunsthaus Dreho, Korschenbroich-Liedberg, 2022 (Movie)

Art created during the shutdown 2020 (Movie)

Exhibition TT-Fäden 2017, Kunsthaus Dreho, Korschenbroich/Liedberg (Movie)

Time and Space 2016, Maschinenhalle Scherlebeck (Movie)

Time and Space 2015 in Kunsthaus Dreho (Movie), Producer Christoph Mödersheim

Dirigat of Senses, City Vision 2012, Portrait

Solo Exhibition

Capsolated Objects 2021  |  Art during the Shutdown 2020  |  Coffee-Capsules- Objects 2019+2021  |  Textile wall objects 2015-2019  Time and Space 2015+2016  Sewing needles 2013  Dirigat of Senses 2012  |  Paseo del Arte 2011  Art Games 1995-2005

Group Exhibitions

Venice: European Cultural Centre, 2022   Change, BBK Bonn, 2022  |  Neuenburg Zetel, Climate Art Week, 2021  Island2Island, Velorose Gallery, London,  2020 Art Eindhoven, „Catalogus  2020“   „Leonardo Da Vinci 3“ Florence, International Price 2020 |  „EuropArtFair Amsterdam“ 2019  „Zeitstrahl“, Savings Banc Korschenbroich, KiK Anniversary Exhibition  2019  Rheydt, Marien Church, Blaue Rheydter, 1- „Heilung-Heilen-Heilig“, Anniversary Exhibition 2019  |  2-„Death and Life“ 2016  |  3- „Breakup“ 2010 Kunsthaus Dreho, TAK 2019  Annaberg Gora, german-polish art exhibition BBK Bonn Rhein-Sieg 2018  „Artdays Rhein-Sieg“ Abbey Brauweiler 2016  CityArtKaden Wuppertal 2016  „Ortswechsel“ KiK, Nettetal  Korschenbroich 2015  „Hoch auf dem Sandstein“ KiK, Liedberg 2013  Siegburg, Graduation Exhibition Art Studies Alanus 201S

Internat Artfair Eindhoven Sept. 2020

Kunsthaus Dreho – Inside and outside

The Kunsthaus Dreho in Korschenbroich-Liedberg sees itself as a venue for fine art.

The house and its picturesque garden including a view of Liedberg Castle are a cultural highlight with regular exhibitions featuring german and international artists. Concerts and readings are also part of the permanent repertoire.

Art exhibitions: Exhibitions 1-2 x p.a.
Concerts:  2020 | 2018 | 2016  | 2014  |  2012  „Avant Garten“  |   
2015  Ch. Mödersheim „Zeit und Raum“
Readings: 2017 M. Gerhards  | 2014, 2015, 2016  Korschenbroich reads, R. Mielke  |   2014  A.Tillmanns  |   2013 A. Pasch

Liedberg in a Butterfly- and Art Frenzy, Golden Rescue Nest of Noah´s Arc of the 21st Century, 2000 of 72 persons participatory crocheted  butterflies, Pupils of Liedberg´s primary school and Kindergarden elaborated a children-shoe-parcour

International Exhibition of 14 Artists

Mayor Mr. Venten made the opening


Anniversary exhibition – 10 years Art house Dreho

Encuentros – Encounters

6 South American + 6 German artists, 20-22 May.

Mayor Mr. Venten has agreed to come.

Despite Corona…

City, mountain, river – workplace art
Blauer Rheydter: W.Hamacher, W.Knoops, R.Tigges, G.Wosik, D.Michels, G.Drees-Holz (Movie)

Textile, tape, capsule art 
G. Drees-Holz, public fotosession for the book “Art Gardens Grevenbroich”

Despite Corona…

Art during the shutdown
textile-, ceramic- and object works, G. Drees-Holz

Two international group exhibitions:

“Lost Worlds” Venezuela: Lorena Fernandez, Marisela Kurth, Roberto Lampo, Ingo Prall  |  Essen: Dietmar Jäkel, Erkelenz: Beate Bündgen, Köln: Michael Gatzke, Korschenbroich: Gabriela Drees-Holz, Nadine Kugler, Armin Küpper, Gisela Schmachtenberg-Scherlitzki 

“TAK” Exhibition of works from the Artists’ Symposium 2018, Annaberg, Polen  |  Prof. Dr. Damian Pietrek |  Prof. Dr. Zbigniew Furgalinski  |  Dr. Wit Pichurski  |  Iwona Medrala  |  Deutsche: Fero Freymark  |  Ira Grau | Monika Kraft |  Hanna Trampert | Barbara Verhoeven |  Gabriela Drees-Holz

Sonja Kreutzer (Holz)  |  Hilla Baecker (foto)  |  Erika Waldtraud (painting)

Nadine Kugler (Nespresso coffee capsules)  Gary Wieland (painting) G. Drees-Holz (rust objects)

Marianne Bongers-Roes (painting)  Johannes Küßner (wood) 

KiK-artists, 1. advent

Horst Jungbluth (drawings) | Pasquale lo Tufo (wood) 

Dörte Springorum (ceramics) | Gabriela Drees-Holz (textile art) 

Marina Lörwald  (painting) | Rolf Kretschmar (bronze, wood, stone) | Loek Hambeukers (bronze)

Dr. Rainer Lange(foto)  | W. Timmermann (stone) |  Heidrun Mottyll (ceramics)

Christiana Schwarz (painting) | M. Mangold (stone)   

Anette + Lukas Lenzing (sculpture)

Textile Worlds, G. Drees-Holz

Time and space, G. Drees-Holz

Pillow Art, G. Drees-Holz

Opening Exhibition 
Conducting the Senses, G. Drees-Holz 

View of Liedberg Castle from the garden of the Dreho Art House | Below: Impressions from the garden

During the exhibition-free time the Kunsthaus can be rented for overnight stays (2 persons). See Airbnb or direct request by mail (

Availability and more pictures directly at Airbnb.

Approx 40 sqm apartment in the listed Kunsthaus Dreho. Contemporary art on the walls. No neighbor. Own entrance. Free parking space. Garden sharing, gazebo, forest terrace.