I’m not searching for materials, I just find them.
Susanna Lakner was born in Budapest, Hungary in the 1960s and has been living in Stuttgart, Germany since 1989. She studied typography at the Academy of Applied Arts Budapest (today Moholy-Nagy University) and worked many years in the printing industry. In 2000, she founded the non-profit, mail art assembling magazine 22. The magazine ran for 51 issues, with original works by internationally known mail artists, until 2017.
She makes hand made collages, found object assemblages, and artist books. Her recent (third) book at Redfoxpress, Illustriertes Spielbuch für Mädchen (Illustrated Playbook for Girls) is a facsimile edition of an altered book based on a play of Hugo von Hofmannstahl from 1892 with the illustration of an occupation book for girls from the 18th century, images of a medical book and a French Larousse lexicon.
Her works are currently part of the exhibition “World Collage Atlas” at Stichting KunstWerkt, Schiedam, Netherlands, “3rd. International Collage Art Exhibition” in Retroavangarda Galeria Warsaw, Poland and “Rész > Egész” (Piece > Full) Collages, Kortárs Galéria, Tatabánya, Hungary. Her publications and works can be found in international archives and several private collections in the USA, Germany and Hungary.