Born in Vienna in 1979, Onka Allmayer-Beck studied fashion design at the renowned Central St. Martins Academy of Art between 2001 and 2004. After having worked for prestigious design brands in Milan such as Carol Christian Poell, Strenesse or Giorgio Armani, she begun a parallel path as an illustrator that led her to participate as an artist in her first art exhibitions.
It is in 2016 when Allmayer-Beck returns to Vienna and ventures into a change of language from the two-dimensional to the three-dimensional with her first experiences as a ceramist. However, it was an exchange program to Abramtsevo in the north of Moscow, that gave her the decisive impetus to consolidate the particular modeling and assembly technique to which she has remained faithful to this day.
Onka Allmayer-Beck’s works have been internationally showcased in different gallery spaces and institutions such as the Galerie Raum mit Licht, the Museum of Applied Arts and the Inopera ble Gallery in Vienna (Austria), the M.A.X Museum of Chiasso (Switzerland), the Austrian Forum in Moscow (Russia), the Milan Triennale (Italy), the HDLU in Zagreb (Croatia) or the Krasnoyarsk Biennale in Siberia. Recently, she has participated as an artist in residence in the Schloss Hollenegg for Design (Austria) and as a guest artist at the Design Week of Vienna and the Superhouse Vitrine in New York.