Alfred Haberpointner

Alfred Haberpointner is an Austrian sculptor, born in 1966 in Ebenau, Austria. He studied at the Technical School of Sculpture in Hallein near Salzburg and at the University of Art in Linz. He now lives and works in Leonding, near Linz in Austria.


Haberpointner uses wood as his primary medium harnessing all its nuances and shades. He is best known for his wooden plates that he cuts, burns, saws and then bleaches and re-pigments. He blows and breaks the surface with a chainsaw and an axe, fixes the fibers of the wood creating a texture, rhythm, intensity and movement and suggesting a new meaning to the raw material.


Haberpointner has widely exhibited, at institutions such as the Museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague; Gallery Academia, Salzburg; Museum Würth, Germany; Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany; John F. Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.; Upper Austrian Provincial Museum, Linz; OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz. His work can be found in the collections of Museum Beelden aan Zee, Netherlands; Museum Wurth, Germany; Museum Liaunig, Germany; MUSA, Germany; Lentos Linz, Austria; Museum der Moderne Salzburg and the Upper Austrian Gallery.

Image courtesy of the artist