Dieter Runge lives on Oahu, where he makes art and music, teaches Taiji, Yoga and Ayurvedic cooking.
Dieter grew up in Germany, lived in New York City ('78-'88), the US Virgin Islands, and Hawaii since 1990.
Dieter taught art at Ka’elepulu Elementary School in Kailua and printmaking workshops in Honolulu, Colorado and New York City.
While living in New York, Dieter wrote, recorded and produced several vinyl records and realized various videos.
In 2014/15 he was president of the Honolulu Printmakers and is currently on the board of Directors.
At present Dieter focuses on painting, printmaking and a yogic and ayurvedic lifestyle. He is writing a book on his time in New York and still records new music. Occasionally he goes kitesurfing with friends when the conditions are excellent.
MFA in painting, (University of Hawaii, 2008), BA PSY, BA ART, (UH 2003).