Marlies Plank

Marlies Plank

Vienna, Austria

About Marlies Plank

Marlies Plank is a photographic artist and graphic designer whose work surveys the surreal, the dreamlike and the uncanny. Born in Vienna in 1981, she has exhibited extensively throughout Europe and North America at galleries including the Museum of Photography, Los Angeles ,Pavlovs Dog Gallery, Berlin and had her work presented at Billboards across L.A. Clients include Maison Valentino, Le Monde, Die Zeit, Seabourn Cruise Line and Harvard Business Review among others.

Plank amalgamates digital photography and post production techniques. Her vibrant works explore humanistic ideas, and often convey rich emotion through the superimposition of vibrant colours, patterns and designs over her photographs. This enables a considered survey of the overlap between real life and the dream state, as well as the emotions that the surreal is capable of conjuring up.


Social and Cultural Anthropology // University Vienna


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*** 2013 + 2014 Artist Cooperation with Valentino:

***Artist in Residence ***
2009/Coimbra, Portugal
2010/February/Paris, France

***Nikon Photo Contest International 1st prize// Energy

***Interview with American Photo :

***Several Features on Design Made in Austria :

***Featured Artist on Cargocollective // 2014 :

***Featured in Art Magazin :

***To read more about me and to get regular updates about upcoming exhibitions please visit : and


Latest :

Pink Playground Project
19.9.19 Werk X Vienna

The Billboard Creative Outdoor Exhibition // Los Angeles
October 2018

MOPLA Group Show Los Angeles // Month of Photography Los Angeles 19.117-26.1.17

The Billboard Creative Outdoor Exhibition // Los Angeles
E 1st // S. Garey Street
12th december - 8th of january 2016

19th february -20th march 2015
Pin up ! Group Exhibition at Pavlovs Dog Gallery in Bergstrasse 18, Berlin, Germany.