Ingrid Cieslik de Zinser was born in Berlin in 1940, in the early days of World War 2. She studied at the Meisterschule für das Kunserhandwerk in Berlin, Germany. In mexico she studied at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas under professor Luis Nishizawa, the Mexican-Japanese artista who taught her about free, unfettered art. Her piece entitlede “My Window”, from 1994 was nominated for a show at the Salón Automne at the Grand Palais in Paris in September 1996. She currently lives in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, which instantly captured her through the magic in its streets, the atmosphere and the people there.
Her “Atelier” gallery highlights the Works inspired by the Berlin Wall, which she considers as a landmark for the development of society, and an exciting chapter to have lived through. In it, pieces and incrustations of the legendary barrier, as well as phrases and colors, poke out of the walls. Another piece draws the eye with Pink Floyd´s lettering .I was at the concert in No-Man´s Land, and I´m still excited about it. That´s why I feel the need to get it out.” Everything she does is different, never copying or repeating anything that´s allready in her gallery, since nothing is ever planned. She simply “Feel it, have it, so I use it in my Works. From a chunk of Wood to a pair of socks or rubber bands Chey´re just instants inside me.”