2016 Bildungshaus des Landes Steiermark Schloss St. Martin, Graz

2015 MAK, Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna

Industrial enameling workshop Künstlerwerkstätten Erfurt, Germany

Retrospective of jewellery and objects Ruthin Craft Centre – The Centre for the Applied Arts, Ruthin

Gioielli e sculture Retrospettiva 1970-2015 Palazzo Zuckermann, Padova, Italy

2014 „Multiple Exposures: Jewelry and Photography“ Museum of Arts and Design, New York

„Materia prima“ Galleria GR 20, Padova, Italy

„Petit es beau – Paper Jewelry“ Museum of Japanese Art and Technology „Manggha“, Krakow, Poland

Brüsselweb2012 „Unexpected Pleasures“ National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne and The Design Museum London

2011 „Seventy Rings“  Caroline Van Hoek, Contemporary Jewellery Gallery, Brussels

2009 Galleria Gr 20, Padova, Italy

2008 „02.41 Fritz Maierhofer“ Caroline Van Hoek, Contemporary Jewellery Gallery, Brussels

229-performances2007 „Sisonke“ Cross Continental Design Catwalk, Vienna
Galleria Gr 20, Padova, Italy

2006 „Challenging the Chatelaine!“ Design Museum, Helsinki
„Fritz Maierhofer – Schmuck Hat Keine Grenzen“ Künstlerhaus, Vienna

2005 Galerie Cap D’art, Genval, Belgium

2004 Jewellery of Europe, France

2003 „RE-VIEW – Aspects of Austrian Jewellery Art“, Tokyo

2002 „Jewellery in Painting“, Mobilia Gallery, U.S.A.
Galerie Stühler, Berlin – Austria Center, Vienna

2001 „Radiant Geometries“, American Craft Museum, New York

2000 Galerie Slavik, Vienna
Galerie 422, Gmunden

1999 Initiative of „Turning – Point“, an exhibition of 41 austrian jewellery artists

1998 „Jewellery Moves“, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
„The Ring“, Künstlerhaus, Vienna

1997 „Jewellery up to the present day“, a solo exhibition at Looshaus, Vienna

1996 Galerie V & V, Vienna

1995 Galerie Tiller, Vienna

1994 Galerie Ibo, Klagenfurt

232-performances1993 Monumental jewellery sculpture for the Villa de Bondt, Gent

1991 – 1998 Directed the jewellery design workshop, Akademie Graz

1990 Austrian Design Award acknowledgement

1989 Received the Carinthian Private Galleries Award and held tutorial lectures at the Royal College of Art, London

1988 Returned to Austria

1987 Temporarily went back to London following an invitation of the Sir John Cass College of Art and started to work on forms and structures in gold and silver inspired by the building sites in the City. This work is exhibited in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London Guest lecturer at the Royal College of Art and Epsom College.

1986 Designed a fountain sculpture for the council square in Kagran, Vienna

1985 Opened a workshop and gallery in Vienna together with three other artists, used for seminars and as an „Intensivworkshop“

1980 Began to experiment with jewellery in tin and gold

1979 Furniture designs in cooperation with Wiener Damaszierkunst in Vienna (tables and screens)

1977 Worked on „metal drawings“ in silver and gold

1975 Bought a farmhouse near Artstetten in Lower Austria, restored it and built his studio there

1974 Took part in a steel symposium; third object in steel and acrylic

1972 Wall objects in acrylic and aluminium

1971 Made the first object in acrylic and brass

1970 Returned to Vienna and had his first exhibition in Salzburg102NIKON-DSCN0722_DSCN0722 Kopieweb

1969 Began to work free-lance in London, started to experiment with acrylic in combination with gold and silver

1967 Went to London and worked there for Andrew Grima. Was in charge of making a watch collection for Omega which was exhibited at Goldsmiths Hall in 1970 and also shown in several other countries

1966 Took the diploma

1965 Took charge of running the workshop

1955 Began a traditional goldsmith apprenticeship with Anton Heldwein, a well known jeweller in Vienna

1941 Born in Vienna


2003 Received the Honorary Title of Professor through the Republic of Austria

1990 Austrian Design Award Acknowledgement

1987 Prize at „Jablonec 87“

1986 – 1987 Research Fellowship of the Sir John Cass College of Art, London

1981 Prize „Diamanten heute“, Munich

1976 Scholarship from the Ministry of Art and Education, Vienna

1972 Prize at the International Jewellery Competition in the Jewellery Museum Pforzheim

1972 Prize from the Viennese Art Foundation

Acquisitions of museums and collections:

  • Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna
  • Ministry of Art And Education, Vienna
  • Government of Lower Austria
  • Jewellery Museum Pforzheim
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, London
  • Goldsmiths Hall, London
  • National Museum of Scotland
  • Art Gallery of Western Australia
  • Dannerstiftung, Munich
  • Royal College of Art – Study Collection
  • Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz
  • Sammlung Inge Asenbaum, Vienna
  • Helen Drutt Collection, Philadelphia
  • Lotte Reimers Stiftung, Deidesheim, Deutschland
  • The Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin, Nordamerika
  • …and in various private collections