Joerg was born in Hanau, Germany. He received his MFA from the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Offenbach, Germany, in 1994. Additionally, he studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, France. Joerg moved to the United States in 1996.
Joerg Dressler’s work is driven by nature and how we perceive it. He is presenting his experiences of reality filtered through his perception. As a result, disjointed experiences of the seen and unseen are reassembled, creating in the work a reality of its own. Joerg’s evocative, sensual paintings derive from a sincere dialogue between the representational and the abstract, the conceptual and the purely spontaneous. While remaining uniquely his own visual communication, the vocabulary for his work is drawn from a cross-section of art history: Romanticism, Impressionism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, graphic design and photography. “Joerg evokes sublime depictions of our confrontation with nature, especially the contrary effects of nature on the human psyche,” writes Christopher Busa in Provincetown Arts. “He places tranquility side by side with violence, light clashing with the dark, fragility beside boldness—surprising forces seemingly summoned on a whim, with involuntary energy.” Recurring themes in Joerg’s work include the passage of time, impermanence, frailty, and perception. He is a recipient of the Romanos Rizk Scholarship, and was awarded the Mass Cultural Council 2020 Artist Fellowships Program: Finalist in Painting. Joerg’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum and the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York.
Joerg is represented by Alden Gallery, Provincetown, MA, and Rivalry Projects, Buffalo, NY.
Hochschule für Gestaltung, Offenbach, Germany (University of Art and Design, Offenbach)
Guest semseter at the École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs, Paris, France
Fachhochschule Mainz, Mainz, Germany