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

YearExhibitions TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2010 The Fifth Anniversary Exhibition of Chinese Realistic Painting Xian, ChinaGroup
2010 Research and Beyond – The Second Exhibition of Small-size Oil Paintings Beijing, ChinaGroup
2009 Fascination with Classicism -Pang Maokun Solo Exhibition LinZhen Art Space, Beijing, ChinaSolo
2009 History of the Image – Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition Shenzhen and Wuhan, ChinaGroup
2009 The presence of three decades – Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Contemporary Art Exhibition” Tokyo, JapanGroup
2009 Eleventh National Art Exhibition Wuhan, ChinaGroup
2009 The Fifth Anniversary Exhibition of Chinese Realistic Painting Beijing and Wuhan, ChinaGroup
2008 Took part in collective creation and charity sale of large-scale oil painting for Warm Blood, May 2008 Beijing, ChinaGroup
2008 2008 Annual Exhibiton of China Realistic Painting Beijing, ChinaGroup
2008 Expansion and Integration-China Modern Oil Painting Research Exhibition Beingjing and Shuzhou, ChinaGroup
2008 The 23rd Asian International Art Exhibition Guangzhou, ChinaGroup
2008 Plain Song – Drawing of He Duoling, Pang Maokun, Zhong Biao, LI Chang-Long K Gallery, Chengdu, ChinaGroup
2007 Spirit and Morality- Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Realistic Oil Painting Beijing and Shanghai, ChinaGroup
2007 Set Out from Southwest- Invitational Contemporary Art Exhibition Guangzhou, ChinaGroup
2006 Endless Landscape- Invitational Contemporary Oil Painting Exhibition Beijing, ChinaGroup
2006 The First Almanac Exhibition of China Contemporary Art Beijing, ChinaGroup
2006 Entrance:Chinese Aesthetics-Documentary Exhibition Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, ChinaGroup
2005 Nature and Human- The Second Contemporary China Landscape Painting·Oil Landscape Painting Exhibition Beijing, ChinaGroup
2005 The Second Chengdu Biennale Chengdu, ChinaGroup
2005 Up and Down the River-Retrospective Exhibition of China Oil Painting in New Era Beijing, ChinaGroup
2005 Schemata Construction-Drawings of Duoling He and Maokun PangChengdu, Chongqing, and Beijing, ChinaGroup
2004 Each Other-Contemporary Art Exhibition FranceGroup
2004 Academic visit to Sorbonne University, Paris, FranceGroup
2003 Empathy and Phantom–Maokun Pang’s Painting Exhibition Suoka Art Center, Beijing, ChinaSolo
2003 The Third Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition Beijing, ChinaGroup
2003 The Nomination Exhibition of Ten Contemporary China Art Institutes Beijing, ChinaGroup
2003 Chongqing PepperAmerica Exhibition TourGroup
2002 The First Chinese Art Triennial Guangzhou, ChinaGroup
2001 Research and Transcend-China Small-size Oil Painting Exhibition Beijing, ChinaGroup
2001 Chongqing Pepper – Invitational Exhibition Kassel, GermanyGroup
2001 Sichuan Plot-Post Cultural Resolution London, UKGroup
2001 Art Era- The First Jingwen Art Exhibition Shanghai, ChinaGroup
2000 Entrance to New Century: 1979-1999 Contemporary Art Invitational Exhibition Chengdu, ChinaGroup
2000 Invitational Academic Exhibition of Chengdu Modern Art Museum, Autumn 2000 Chengdu, ChinaGroup
1999 Small-size Oil Painting Exhibition of One Hundred Contemporary China Master Beijing, ChinaGroup
1999 The Ninth National Art Exhibition Beijing, ChinaGroup
1998 Classical and Modern Impressions – Pang Maokun Oil Painting Exhibition Taiwan Shan Art Museum, TaiwanSolo
1998 98 Asia-Pacific Contemporary Art Invitational Exhibition Fuzhou, ChinaGroup
1997 Breathing in the Void – Pang Maokun works solo exhibition Art Museum of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, ChinaSolo
1997 Metropolitan Personality 1997 Art Exhibition Chongqing, ChinaGroup
1997 Toward New Century-Chinese Youth Oil Painting Exhibition Beijing, ChinaGroup
1997 China Art Exhibition-Contemporary Oil Painting Shanghai, ChinaGroup
1996 The First Exhibition of China Oil Painting Institute Beijing, ChinaGroup
1996 A Century of China Oil Portraits Beijing, ChinaGroup
1996 From Avant-Garde Art to Our Life St.Petersburg, RussiaGroup
1995 Academic Visit to Amsterdam School of Arts, the NetherlandsGroup
1995 Contemporary China Oil Painting Tokyo, JapanGroup
1994 The Eighth National Art Exhibition Beijing, ChinaGroup
1993 The Second China Oil Painting Beijing, ChinaGroup
1992 Pang Maokun YanHuang Art Museum, TaiwanSolo
1992 The First China Oil Painting Exhibition Hongkong, ChinaGroup
1991 91 China Oil Painting Exhibition Beijing, ChinaGroup
1990 Pang Maokun Painting Exhibition Kowloon Club, Hong KongSolo
1989 Pang Maokun – A Series of Contemporary Chinese Artist Exhibition YanHuang Art Museum, TaiwanSolo
1988 Contemporary Art of South-West China”Chengdu, ChinaGroup
1987 China Contemporary Oil Painting Exhibition New York, USGroup
1987 The First China Oil Painting Exhibition Shanghai, ChinaGroup
1984 The Sixth National Art Exhibition Beijing, ChinaGroup