Ilse Gradwohl born 1943 in Gleisdorf, Austria. She is a Mexican artist whose personal and intimate work is very distant from the noisy currents of recent Mexican art. She studied visual arts in the Escuela Nacional de Pintura y Escultura La Esmeralda, and in the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas de la Universidad nacional Autónoma de México. She lives and it works in Mexico from 1973. Ilse Gradwohl was scholarship holder of the Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes. Also it was member of the Sistema Nacional de Creadores in 1997-1999 and 2000-2002. Participated in several individual and collective exhibitions in Mexico and the United States.