Kirsten Lubach learned the profession of engraver and copper technician at the drawing academy Hanau at Gerhard Hünersen. Afterwards, she went to the Muotoiluinstituutti in Lahti, Finland for further studies with a scholarship from the Carl-Duisberg-Society, where she passed the examination to the engraving master in 1999. In 2000, she moved to Austria, Vienna, where she joined the Österreichische Staatsdruckerei (Austrian national printing house) in 2003. There she was responsible for the retouching and correction of the printing plates and stinged stamps for the inland and abroad. Since 2003, Kirsten Lubach has her own studio for copper engraving. Here she creates her lovingly-meticulous drawings, which emerge in free nature or in the Natural History Museum Vienna. In 2012, she left her profession at the Staatsdruckerei and has since then worked as a freelance artist and engraver in Vienna.
Her engravings emerge from the desire to capture the beauty of nature and making it visible. In today’s fast-paced world, where people rarely have the eye and the leisure for the small, hidden beauties, her art forms an island. The elaborate technique of the copper engraving not only requires a detailed search for the trace, but also enables these beauties to be captured and reproduced in detail. Besides being able to implement an idea or something which she has seen in an artistical way, the very lengthy, physically and spiritually demanding engravings require precision, craftsmanship, and infinite patience by hand.