Johannes Postlmayr (European of Austrian nationality) is a metal·gestalter and blacksmith.

Born in 1995, he grew up near Steyr, Upper-Austria. At the age of 14, he started a 4-year education for blacksmithing at the HTL-Steyr, which he finished superior in 2014.

After fulfilling his civilian service, Johannes worked for different blacksmiths in Austria, Germany, and Italy.

In June 2020 he finished his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, specialized in Metal Art at HDK Steneby, Gothenburg University in Sweden.

At the moment he lives and works back home in Austria.

Up and coming

  • SILVERPLÅTEN – Södra Ljusgården, Nationalmuseum Stockholm (SWE)
    07.Sept. – 02. Oct. 2022
  • CONVERSATION – Musée de Beaux Arts de Limoges (FRA)
    IMPERTINENTE 2022 Émail & Métal
    May – November

Duo exhibitions


  • “KONTRANYM”, Johannes Postlmayr & Daniel Freyne,
    Galerie für Gegenwartskunst Hofmarcher, Scheibbs (AUT)

Group exhibitions


  • “Surface Matters: Grit or Gloss”, by The Enamelist Society
    Millersville University, Millersville PA (USA)
    21. Jan. 2021 – 4. March 2021


  • “Surface Matters: Grit or Gloss”, by The Enamelist Society
    Georgia Southern University, Statesboro GA (USA)
    9. Nov. 2020 – 8. Dec. 2020
  • “Meta-Formation: New Connections in Contemporary Blacksmithing”,
    Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Texas (USA)
    19. Sept. 2020 – 3. Jan. 2021
  • “Metal Endeavours”, Galleri Sebastian Schildt, Stockholm (SVE)
    22. Aug. – 9. Sept. 2020
  • “An Vielen Orten”, OPEN STUDIOS Steyr 2020, Steyr (AUT)
    24. – 26. Sept. 2020


  • “Dream Machine Exhibition”, Abrons Art Center, New York City Jewelry Week (USA)
  • “Meta-Formation: Experiments and Rituals”, curated by Rachel David, Appalachian Center for Craft, Tennessee (USA)
  • Internationale Handwerksmesse München, stand C2.315 Universität Göteborg, Munich Jewellery Week (GER)


  • “Nordland-Studie”, Rathaus Kolbermoor (GER), Biennale der Schmiede
  • “Variations” – An exhibition about contemporary metalwork, Nya Magasinet, Dals Långed (SVE); NOT QUITE, Fengersfors (SVE)
  • “How long did it take to make”, a KÅDA collective exhibition, Nya Magasinet, Dals Långed (SVE)


  • Göteborgs Slöjdföreningen scholarship 2020, Inga and Ove Blidberg fund
  • The Silver Plate scholarship 2021,
    Ulf Gillberg – Lennart Agerberg Foundation within the friends of the National Museum Stockholm