November 28, 2018
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Kathleen Meier is a French artist who uses photographic medium. She learned photography in the artistic school École de Condé Nancy where she was graduated in 2014. Her work is about human psychology. She explores our subconscious and reveals how our experiences, culture and education lead our feelings. She calls our imagination as we have a full part to play in her photographs. In 2015, Meier released her first book Hostilités Sourdes at ARP Editions.

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The series confronts us to a suggestive confinement. What happens in us when we are faced into a desperate situation? What do we feel when we have no longer a connexion with the outside world? The disorientation and the contact loss with the outside put us into a physical and mental isolation and can lead us in a conscious or subconscious way to modify, perhaps to alter, our relationship with the external reality. This maze slowly conduct us into a mental illness.

Hostilités Sourdes

My project involves the narrative potential in the photography, in order to create the experience of a moment frozen in time in the viewer, like a freeze between two images on a film, something that will happen or just happened. However, these are still images and there is no any kind of human presence. We then feel a tension in the photographs, our imagination awake, call on our personal culture, our emotions, our experiences, in an attempt to understand what is happening and to set up a possible story, a scénario to the photo.

Featured image: Kathleen Meier – Self-portrait
All images courtesy of the artist. © Kathleen Meier

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2012UntitledEssl Museum, Klosterneuburg Vienna, AustriaSolo
2010GeM Museum voor Actuele Kunst, The Hague, NetherlandsSolo
2010Cecily Brown Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, GermanySolo
2010Lust und Laster. Die 7 Todsünden von Dürer bis Naumann Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, SwitzerlandGroup
2010Armitage Gone Dance Exquisite Corpse Project Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, Inc., New York City, NY, USAGroup
2010Based On A True Story GEM, Museum of Contemporary Art, The Hague, The Netherlands and Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, GermanySolo
2009Cecily Brown Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany Solo
2009Visible Invisible: Against the Security of the Real Parasol Unit, London, EnglandGroup
2009Paint Made Flesh Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, Rochester, NYGroup
2009Bad Habits Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NYGroup
2009NAKED! Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2009The Figure and Dr Freud Haunch of Venison - New York, New York City, NYGroup
2009Paint Made Flesh The Phillips Collection, Washington, DCGroup
2009Antes de ayer y pasado mañana; o lo que puede ser pintura hoy MACUF Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Union Fenosa, A CoruñaGroup
2009modern modern CAM - Chelsea Art Museum, New York City, NY, USAGroup
2009Paint Made Flesh Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN, USAGroup
2008Out of Shape: Stylistic Distortions of the Human Form in Art The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY, USAGroup
2008Cecily Brown Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY, USA Solo
2008Black G Fine Art, Washington, DC, USAGroup
2008THE OLYMP - Works on Paper Burkhard Eikelmann Com, Dusseldorf, GermanyGroup
2008Insight? Gagosian Gallery, Moscow, RussiaGroup
2007Garten Eden. Der Garten in der Kunst seit 1900 Kunsthalle in Emden, Emden, GermanyGroup
2007Beneath the Underdog Gagosian Gallery - Madison Avenue, New York, NYGroup
2007Not For Sale, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NYGroup
2007Putting Pictures on Paper Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto, CanadaGroup
2007Painting in the Noughties Earagail Arts Festival, Letterkenny, IrelandGroup
2007Extremes & In-betweens Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NYGroup
2006The Triumph of Painting Part II, The Saatchi Gallery, London, EnglandGroup
2006Cecily Brown Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MASolo
2006New Paintings Gagosian Gallery, London, England Solo
2006Survivor Bortolami Dayan, New York, NYGroup
2006Once upon a Time in the West Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2006The Triumph of Painting 5 Saatchi Gallery, London, EnglandGroup
2006Full HouseKunsthalle, Mannheim, GermanyGroup
2006Cecily Brown Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IASolo
2005The Triumph of Painting Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, UKGroup
2005The Early Show White Columns, New York, NYGroup
2005Cecily Brown: Paintings Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UKSolo
2005Cecily Brown Kunsthalle, Mannheim, Germany Solo
2005Recent Paintings Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY Solo
2004Espacio 1 Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain Solo
2004Galerie Lisa Ruyter Vienna, Austria Solo
2004Contemporary Fine Arts Berlin, Germany Solo
2004Whitney Biennial 2004 Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NYGroup
2004Gyroscope Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DCGroup
2004Under Pressure: Prints from Two Palms Press Cooper Union, New York, NYGroup
2003Cecily Brown Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CASolo
2003Cecily Brown MACRO, Rome, Italy (catalogue)Solo
2002Cecily Brown Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CASolo
2002Directions—Cecily Brown Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC Solo
2002Cecily Brown Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY Solo
2001Szenenwechsel XIX Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt, GermanyGroup
2001Days of Heaven, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, GermanySolo
2000Gagosian Gallery New York, NYSolo
2000Serenade Victoria Miro Gallery, London, EnglandSolo
2000The Skin Game Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA Solo
2000Deitch Projects New York, NY Solo
2000The Figure: Another Side of Modernism Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art at Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NYGroup
2000Greater New York: New Art in New York Now P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NYGroup
2000Emotional Rescue: The Contemporary Art Project Collection Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WAGroup
1999At Century’s End: The John P. Morrissey Collection of 90’s Art The Museum of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, FLGroup
1999Pleasure DomeJessica Fredericks Gallery, New York, Janice Guy Gallery, New York, NYGroup
1999Four Letter Heaven David Zwirner Video Library, New York, NYGroup
1999Vertical Painting P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NYGroup
1999Serenade Victoria Miro Gallery, London, EnglandSolo
1999The Skin Game Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA Solo
1999Facts & Fictions: La nuova pittura internazionale tra immaginario e realtà: New York Galleria in Arco, Turin, ItalyGroup
1998High SocietyDeitch Projects, New York, NYSolo
1997Spectacle Deitch Projects, New York, NY Solo
1997Janice Guy Gallery, New York, NYGroup
1996Taking Stock curated by Kenny Schacter, New York, NYGroup
1995Eagle Gallery, London, England (solo)Group
1995Four Letter Heaven, a short animated film PremieredTelluride Film Festival, Telluride, CO and traveled to Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI and more Group
1994The Fete Worse Than Death Laurent Delaye, London, EnglandGroup