1944 born in Crantz (East Prussia), lives in Belém (BRA) and Berlin (GER)
1968-1973 studies painting at the colleges of fine arts in Berlin and Hamburg
1992 Teaching at the University of Costa Rica
1993-1994 Visiting Professor at the Universidad de los Andes Bogotá (COL)
From 1992-2000 Ulrich Gehret was represented at Art Basel by Galerie m, Bochum (GER)
U. Gehret creates pictures that are never only committed to the image, they break old-established genre boundaries to the obcjectual with Assemblage character. Included are finds he encountered while traveling. They are part of the artistic process as a symbol of time. Often they get a paraffin layer, which gives them an opaque and archaic impression.
Works in public collections, etc. :
Staatsgalerie and Regierungspräsidium Stuttgart -Robert Musil Museum (Klagenfurt/AT) – State Museum Pará (Belém/BRA) – Fundação Gulbenkian Museum (Lisbon/PRT).