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
2014 Harmony Korine Gagosian Gallery, Park & 75, New York, NY Solo
2014 Harmony Korine: Shooters Gagosian Gallery, Park & 75, New York, NY Solo
2014 Georg Baselitz, Anselm Kiefer, Harmony Korine, Robert Rauschenberg, Julian Schnabel, Rudolf Stingel, Franz West Gagosian Gallery, West 24th St , New York, NY Group
20103+1: Dash Snow, Harmony Korine and Ryan Mcginley Galerie du Jour agnès b, Paris, FranceGroup
2009 Harmony Korine-pigxote Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery, Nashville, TN Solo
2008To Illustrate and Multiply: An Open Book MOCA Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CA Group
2007 I will be alright Country Club, Cincinnati, OH Group
2004 Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art And Street Culture Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH Group
2005 Draw! Galerie du Jour agnès b, Paris, France Group
2004 LA COLLECTION D’ART CONTEMPORAIN D’ Agnus b Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France Group
2003 Harmony Korine Galerie du Jour agnès b, Paris, France Solo
2002 Screen Memories – Imitation of Life, Contemporary Art Center Art Tower Mito, Mito, Japan Group
2001 Harmony Korine Zinc Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden Solo
2001 Harmony Korine and David Lamelas Frt – Art Centre d’Art contemporain Kunsthalle, Fribourg, SwitzerlandGroup
2000 Harmony Korine: Photos and video installation Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst(SMAK), Ghent, Belgium Solo
2000 The Sigil of the Cloven Hoof Marks Thy Path Patrick Painter Inc , Santa Monica, CA; Galerie du Jour agnès b, Paris, France Solo
2000 The Diary of Anne Frank Part II Thomas Dane Limited, London, England Solo
2000The Milk Chicken Review Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands Solo
2000Harmony Korine Galerie du Jour agnès b, Paris, France Solo
2000 Whitney BiennialThe Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY Group
2000 Presumed Innocent CAPC Musee d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France Group
2000 Harmony Korine Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent, Belgium Group
1999 Ret Inevitable: A Playground of Cinema, Space and Sound Brooklyn Anchorage, New York, NY Group
1999 Double Trouble: The Patchett Collection Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA Group
1998 Harmony Korine TakaIshii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan Solo
1997 The Diary of Anne Frank Patrick Painter Gallery, Santa Monica, CA Solo
1997 Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY Solo