Atelier Monika Messner
born in Neustrelitz, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

1960 - 63

Berufsfachschule für das Kunsthandwerk, Biedenkopf, Hessen
journeman´s diploma of handweaving.
1963 - 65 Technical College for Textile Art (TIS), Krefeld,
Diploma of textile Design (section of weaving).
1965 - 67

Employed as a textile designer (section weaving)

1981 - 1993 Teacher of weaving  at adult education centres
since 1984 Opening of a  studio for handweaving
since 1986 Member of the group WebWerk.
1990 Member of the Chamber of Crafts, Düsseldorf
1993 - 2003 Member of the group "Complex Weavers" and "The Handweavers Guild of America", USA.
- Participation in different exhibitions together with WebWerk, the study group of  craft work (AdK), inside the Chamber of Crafts, Düsseldorf, artists of the Mettmann District, exhibition in Mettmann, participation in the "Manufaktum of North-rhine Westphalia" and in selected fairs of artisan markets

- Study trips to Egypt, Finnland, Greece (Crete), Marocco, Turkey, Vietnam, Cambodia, Maynmar and USA (i.e. participation in a  ten days lasting seminar of manual weaving in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.).