Beatrix Ost, “Trixi” to her friends, is an accomplished sculptor and painter. Her work has been exhibited in Virginia and at various venues in New York and Germany. Beatrix is also a film producer, screenwriter and actress. Born in Stuttgart in 1940, she studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and with Expressionist artist Oskar Kokoschka. A resident of the U.S. since 1975, she divides her time between Charlottesville and New York City. She has also modeled and acted (in movies and on stage), and is an expert skier and gourmet cook.
Beatrix is well known for her dramatic personal style, “Trixi is basically an intergalactic phenomenon that presents in the shape of an amazing woman,” says Deborah McLeod, a curator and gallery owner (Chroma Projects, Charlottesville) who has worked with Ost over the years. “I tremendously admire her approach to the world, which is to understand it as miraculous and to interpret that quality in her art and personal style accordingly.”
Her memoir, My Father’s House: A Childhood in Wartime Bavaria, is about her life as a young girl growing up in the forties on a vast estate near Munich who lives a life charmed by privilege yet scarred by place and time.
Visit Beatrix at: http://www.beatrixost.com/