Esther Ernst lives in Solothurn and Berlin. She studied art and stage design at the design schools in Zurich and Basel, at the Theater Basel, at the HfBK Hamburg and at the UdK Berlin (master student). As a draftswoman, she connects emotions and reflections from her inner world with events from the outer world. To do this, she uses different drawing styles at the same time, because the cursory sketch or the scrawl speaks a different language than the precise, analytical drawing. This simultaneity of languages most closely reflects her perception of the world. As part of grants in Argentina, South Africa, Egypt, Germany and Italy, she creates large-format cartographic drawings that explore urban themes. Esther Ernst is represented in public art collections, has received awards and prizes and implements art in architecture projects.
Esther Ernst is a resident at the Tarabya Cultural Academy from December 2022 to March 2023.