From murals to smaller works of acrylic on canvas, Frau Isa’s style is distinct and contemporary. Women and their visibility in culture is one of the key topics in her work. On August 10th, Frau Isa’s solo exhibition titled “Balance” opens at atlas gallery in Vienna.


Recently, she collaborated with caritas’ women’s shelter, where she painted a wall. About this artwork she says “Generally, women and the support of them is important to my work. That’s why creating something for caritas is very dear to my heart. To raise awareness, but also to bring joy to the women here at house Miriam”.



Together with her husband, Frau Isa runs the design studio Wald und Schwert, where they create in the fields of illustration, corporate, editorial and art for clients including Red Bull, Greenpeace, Almdudler and many more.




They are the parents of two children, which is worth mentioning since Frau Isa also illustrates children books — including for the by now legendary “little people” series. Having a background in graffiti and street art, Frau Isa is a great example of making turning one’s passion into profession.




In our interview for Issue 5 of Forward Magazine, we talk about how she held her ground in a creative area which used to be male dominated back in the days, how she deals with criticism (and vandalism) of her work, her pioneering role as woman in the street art world and much more. Frau Isa also reveals some insights on sharing her love life and her professional life with the same partner.



Here you can get your copy to read Frau Isa’s interview, among conversations with Mafia Mashi, Stefan Sagmeister and more.

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© Frau Isa