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
2012Li Chen: Eternity and Commoner Frye Art Museum, SeatleSolo
2011Greatness of Spirit: Li Chen Premiere Sculpture ExhibitionUltramarathon Runner Kevin Yi-jie Lin “Running the Silk Road”, Lighting Li Chen’s Pursuer, Xi'anSolo
2011The Constitution of Immortality, Art Stage, SingaporeSolo
2011Splendid Ethics Interalia Art Company, SeoulGroup
2010The Beacon– When Night Light Glimmers ShContemporary, ShanghaiSolo
2010Spirit of the East II - Bridging Asia Art Center, Beijing Korea International Art Fair, Seoul, Korea Art Taipei, Taipei Singapore Art Fair, SingaporeGroup
2009Li Chen: Mind‧Body‧Spirit Singapore Art Museum, SingaporeSolo
2009The 4th International Cultural & Creative Industry Expo BeijingGroup
2008Soul Guardians- Li Chen Solo Show Asia Art Center, BeijingSolo
2008In Search of Spiritual Space National Museum of China, BeijingSolo
2008Spirit of the East I- Accumulations Asia Art Center, BeijingGroup
2008The Origin: The first Annual Moon River Sculpture Festival Moon River Museum of Contemporary Art, BeijingGroup
2007Energy of Emptiness, 52nd International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia, VeniceSolo
2007The Power of the Universe – Exhibition of Frontier Contemporary Chinese Art, Asia Art Center, BeijingGroup
2007Exploration and Revolution of images in reality by the 14 contemporary Chinese Artists Doosan Art Center, SeoulGroup
2007TOP 10 Chinese Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition Asia Art Center, BeijingGroup
2007China Onward: Chinese Contemporary Art 1966-2006 The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, CopenhagenGroup
2007China Onward: Chinese Contemporary Art 1966-2006, Israel Museum, JerusalemGroup
2007OPENASIA, 10th International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations VeniceGroup
2006Art Taipei, TaipeiGroup
2006Singapore Art Fair SingaporeGroup
2005Li Chen Sculpture Art Taipei, TaipeiSolo
2005China International Gallery Exposition BeijingGroup
2005Shanghai Art Fair ShanghaiGroup
2005Shanghai International Biennial Urban Sculpture Exhibition ShanghaiGroup
2005Singapore Art Fair SingaporeGroup
2004China International Gallery ExpositionBeijingGroup
2004Fiction Love– Ultra New Vision in Contemporary Art Museum of Contemporary Art, TaipeiGroup
2004OPENASIA, 7th International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations VeniceGroup
2004Shanghai Art Fair ShanghaiGroup
2003Spiritual Journey through the Great Ether Michael Goedhuis Gallery, New YorkSolo
2003International Contemporary Art FairNew YorkGroup
2003Art Chicago ChicagoGroup
2002Art Palm Beach FloridaGroup
2002International Fine Art FairHoustonGroup
2002Art ChicagoChicagoGroup
2001Delights of Ordinary People River Art Gallery, TaichungSolo
2001Asian Art Fair ParisGroup
2001Salon de Mars Art Fair Geneva, SwitzerlandGroup
2001China without Bordersheadquarters of Sotheby’s, New YorkGroup
2001The International Asian Art Fair New YorkGroup
2001Art Chicago ChicagoGroup
2000The Transformation of Emptiness– Boundary within Boundary Art Taipei, TaipeiSolo
1999Energy of Emptiness Art Taipei, TaipeiSolo