Dieter Runge lives and works on Oahu, where he makes art and music, teaches taiji and yoga and cooks Ayurvedic food, which he also teaches.
School year 2015/16, Dieter teaches Elementary School art at Ka’elepulu Elementary School in Kailua
For 2014/15 he is president of the Honolulu Printmakers.
In 2012 Dieter taught printmaking workshops in Colorado and New York City.
MFA in painting, (University of Hawaii, 2008), and bachelors in psychology, and art (University of Hawaii, 2003).
Dieter grew up in Germany, lived in New York City, the US Virgin Islands, and Hawaii since 1990.
He has studied qi gong and taiji with Mantak Chia, T.K. Shih, Jannette Chi and Zeng Chen Dong, and Yoga with Myra Lewin.
While living in New York, Dieter wrote, recorded and produced several vinyl records and realized various videos.
At present Dieter focuses on painting and a yogic and ayurvedic lifestyle. He also creates wood block prints, writes and records music, and works in other odd jobs like painting houses. He goes kitesurfing with friends when the conditions are excellent.