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
2014Le Consortium Dijon, France Solo
2014The SS Potlicker and Friends Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich Solo
2014The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World MoMA, New York, US (Forthcoming) Group
2014Paint New York Kunstforeningen Gl Strand in Copenhagen Group
2014Brian Belott & Joe Bradley Retrospective Gallery, Hudson, NY Group
2014Life The Journal Gallery at Venus Over Manhattan Venus Over Manhattan, New York, NYGroup
2014Brian Belott& Joe Bradley Retrospective Gallery, Hudson, NYGroup
2014Awkward Phase 65 Maspeth Ave., BrooklynGroup
2014Platform, curated by Nicholas Trembley Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, BelgiumGroup
2014Forms of Abstraction: American Abstraction from 1950 to Today Simon Dickinson Fine Art, London, UKGroup
2013Lotus Beaters Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, NY, NY Solo
2013Draw Gym, (organized by Brian Belott) 247365, KnowMore Games, New YorkGroup
2013An-Americana, co-organized by the American Academy in Rome and Depart Foundation,(Curated by Vincenzo de Bellis) American Academy in Rome Group
2013The Inevitable FigurationCentro per l'arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy Group
2013EXPO 1: NEW YORK curated by Klaus Biesenbach MoMA PS1, New YorkGroup
2013Drawings The Journal Gallery, New YorkGroup
2013Cinematic Visions: Painting at the Edge of Reality Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UKGroup
2013White Collar Crimes (curated by Vito Schnabel) Acquavella Galleries, New York, Group
2012Pigpen Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland Solo
2012White Collar Crimes Acquavella Galleries, New York, NY Group
2012The Spirit Level curated by Ugo Rondinone Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY Group
2012EpiphanyGavin Brown’s Enterprise, Harlem, NY Group
2012Portrait of a Generation The Hole, New York Group
2012Painting Now Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland Group
2011Drawings Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY Solo
2011Mouth and Foot Painting Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY Solo
2011Duckling Fantasy, Almine Rech, Paris, France Solo
2011Human Form CANADA, New York, NY Solo
20118 Americans Maruani & Noirhomme Gallery, Brussels, Belgium Group
2011NY: New Perspectives Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy Group
2011Le Printemps de Septembre Festival Toulouse, France Group
2011Pure Freude National Museum, Berlin, Germany Group
2011Sculpture Objects Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland Group
2010FREEKS Peres Projects, Berlin Solo
2010Joe Bradley and Chris Martin Mitchell, Innes and Nash, New York, NY Solo
2010Shape Language Nicole Klagsbrun, New York, NY Group
2010Salad Days The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY Group
2010You Were There Rachel Ufner Gallery, New York, NY Group
2010Portugal Arte 10 Lisbon, Portugal, 2010In There, Out Here curated by Bill Saylor, Group
2010UntitledLeo Koenig Gallery, New York, NY Group
2009Like a TurkeyThru Corn, Peres Projects, Los Angeles, CA Solo
2009Eat at Joe’sPeres Projects, Berlin, Germay Solo
2009Jonathon Viner London, England Solo
2009Abstract America: New Painting and Sculpture Saatchi Gallery, London, UK Group
2008Schmagoo Paintings, CANADA, New York, NY Solo
2007Greener Pastures Contemporary Art Toronto Canada Solo
2007Peres Projects Los Angeles, CA Solo
2007Peres Projects Berlin, Germany Solo
2007Cabinet of Curiosities, curated by Kathy Grayson Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY Group
2007Dangling Man Ofce Baroque Group
2007Heralds of Creative Anachronism D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY Group
2007Group show Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, NY Group
2007Beneath the Underdog Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY Group
2007Silicone Valley PS1 Contemporary Art, Long Island City, NY Group
2007Crystal Crunch curated by Taylor McKimens Perugi Padua, Italy Group
2006PS 1 Contemporary Art Long Island City, NY Duo
2006Kurgan WavesCANADA, New York, NY Duo
2006Goose Steppin’ atm gallery, New York, NY Group
2006Mangoes Peres Projects, Los Angeles, CA Group
2006Under Pressure Art:Concept, Paris, France Group
2006AXIS OF PRAXIS Midway Contermporary Art, Minneapolis, MN Group
2006CANARICO Galeria Comercial, San Juan, Group
2006Puerto Rico Searching for Love and Fire David Castillo Modern & Contemporary Art, Miami, FL Group
2005New York’s Finest CANADA, New York, NY Group
2004Under the Sun Greener Pastures Gallery, Toronto, ON Group
2003Project RoomKenny Schachter, ConTEMPorary, New York, NY Duo
2003Joy to the Max collaborative installation with Eunice Kim, atm gallery, New York, NY Group
2003No Platform, Just a Trampoline, curated by Nate Lowman Marcus Ritter Gallery, New York, NY Group
2003Art Band, curated by Kenny Schachter Capitale, New York, NY Group
2003Gone Fishin’ Allston Skirt, Boston, MA Group
2003What’s Growing in Your Garden atm gallery, New York, NY Group
2002New Paintings Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA Duo
2002 Friends and Family Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, New York, NY Group
2000Here Comes Rhodey, curated by Dike Blair Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA Group