Christiane Baumgartner was born in Leipzig, Germany where she studied at the Academy for Visual Arts, following which she obtained a Masters in Printmaking from the Royal College of Art in London. Baumgartner is known for woodcut prints based on her own films and video stills. The prints she creates are produced in black and white and are often several metres long, depicting mechanical, urban scenes such as motorway traffic, planes and trains. Her detailed method of carving with a line grid gives her images a photorealistic quality that are visually similar to a flickering video monitor. Baumgartner's work is held in over 50 collections worldwide, and in 2015 she received the Mario Avati Printmaking Award. Baumgartner lives and works in Leipzig.