Herbert Brandl, born 1959 in Graz, lives and works in Vienna. 1978 Studied at the Academy of Applied Arts Vienna with Peter Weibel and Herbert Tasquil, 2004—2019 Professor at the Düsseldorf Art Academy.
Numerous solo and group exhibitions since 1981, e.g. 1986 Hacken im Eis Kunsthalle Bern and Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts Wien; 1990 Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; 1991 Museum Van Hedendaagse Kunst Ghent (solo); 1992 documenta IX Kassel; 1993 Der zerbrochene Spiegel Kunsthalle Wien and Deichtorhallen Hamburg; 1998 Secession Vienna (solo); 1999 Kunsthalle Basel (solo); 2002 Kunstraum Innsbruck (solo); 2002 Es gibt kein letztes Bild. Painting after 1968 Museum für Gegenwartskunst Basel; 2005 China retour MUMOK Vienna; 2007 Austrian Pavilion La Biennale di Venezia (solo); 2009 Deichtorhallen Hamburg (solo); 2009/2010 Herbert Brandl. Mountains and Landscapes. Monotypes Albertina Vienna; 2010 Painting: Process and Expansion MUMOK Vienna; 2011 Bank Austria Kunstforum Vienna (solo); 2012 Abstraction/Figuration, Austrian Contemporary Art, Sochi Art Museum; 2014 Pure Water, Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz; 2015 Homelandjoe and the holy Bauernmonos, Greith-Haus, St. Ulrich (solo); 2016 Haus der Kunst St. Josef Solothurn (solo); 2016/2017 Schräg bis Vertikal, arlberg1800 Contemporary Art & Concert Hall; 2017 Hyänenpause, Museum Franz Gertsch (solo); 2020 Exposed to Painting, Belvedere21 Vienna (solo), MORGEN, Kunsthaus Graz (solo), 24/7, Künstlerhaus Graz (solo).

He has enjoyed a long and fruitful collaboration with Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman since Pittura Austriae. Positions from Austria. II/III in 2000, with highly acclaimed publications and solo exhibitions such as Spektrolith (2010), Vulkan, Khyber und Katana (2013), and Sommerschnee (2016). As well as joint with the gallery such as the publication and exhibition at Albertina Vienna in 2009 or the exhibition, showing huge formats of paintings, at Hospiz am Arlberg in 2016/2017.