Catherine Gfeller

Catherine Gfeller


Catherine Gfeller (*1966) is a Swiss artist. She currently lives and works in Paris and Southern France after having lived in New York City from 1995 to 1999.

After a master in fine arts in 1991 at the University of Neuchâtel and Lausanne, she devoted herself to photography. Gfeller traveled to many different continents (Europe, South Africa, Asia, South America, North America) to create large landscape triptychs (“A Matter of Landscape”). In 1995, she received a grant for a one-year residency in New York. There, she developed a printing technique which combines paper, monoprint and photography on the theme of urban landscape ("Urban Friezes").

In 1999 she was invited for a residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris where she received the Photography Award from the HSBC Foundation. Paris inspires a new work (“Multi-Compositions”), focused on metaphorical urban subjects using various media: video, sound and the written word. Intimate spaces and daily gestures create new multi-layered compositions where urban rhythms still resonate as an acting presence (“The Insiders”, “Chimeras”, “Domestic Pieces”, “Waders”).

In 2010-2012 her monographic exhibition "Pulsations" was hosted by Museum of Fine Arts La Chaux-de-Fonds, Museum of Fine Arts KKL Luzern and Center of contemporary Arts Sète (South of France). She also produces large-scale commissions for public spaces.


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