Biography

My goal as a painter is to address the many layers of complex nuances and subtle interactions between the physical world and the underlying constructs of the immaterial. I strive to work beyond the traditionally divided space into forms of open, visually fluid fields, revealing movement, light and vibration.

Working through discovery and intuition rather than preconception or linear thinking, combine the spontaneous use of color with a slow process of multiple layers of translucent oil washes, building the surface until it shifts towards a luminous atmosphere.

I think of my paintings as energetically charged fields conveying a vibrant, flowing lightness that reaches beyond its own borders - a type of visual energy which activates its surrounding space and invites the viewer’s perception to shift beyond the obvious.

Installations

Katharina in her Boston studio.

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Born Zurich, Switzerland

Lives and works in Boston, MA USA

Education

2000 Fifth Year Certificate, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1998 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education, School of the Museum of Fine Arts/

Tufts University, Boston, MA

1995 Diploma, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Selected Exhibitions

Solo: 2011 Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA

2009 Rohm Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2008 Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA

2007 Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2004 Gallery Trittligasse, Zurich, Switzerland

2004 Lowe Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2003 Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA

2002 Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2001 Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA

1996 Roccos, Boston, MA

 

Group: 2016 Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

2015 Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

2014 Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

2013 Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

2012 Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

2012 Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA

2011 Brush Gallery, Lowell, MA

2011 Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA

2010 Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2009 Gallery One, Nashville, TN

2009 Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2009 South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA

2008 Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA

2008 Stamford Art Association, Stamford, CT

2008 Rohm Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2006 Gallery One, Nashville, TN

2006 Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA

2005 Art Institute & Gallery, Salisbury, MD

2005 Summer Selections, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA

2005 Boston City Hall, The Mayor’s Office, Boston, MA

2004 New England Institute of Art, Brookline, MA

2004 Summer Selections, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA

2004 Tristan Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2004 The Gallery, Vineyard Haven, MA

2003 Summer Selections, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA

2003 Tristan Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2002 Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA

2002 Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2002 Tristan Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2002 J&W Gallery, New Hope, PA

2001 Tristan Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2001 12 th Anniversary Exhibition, Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2000 Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA

2000 Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA

 

Art Shows

2009 Los Angeles Art Show, Los Angeles, CA

2005 ArtChicago, Chicago IL

International Art Exposition, San Francisco, CA

2004 ArtChicago, Chicago, IL

The Art Show, New York, NY

2003 ArtChicago, Chicago, IL

International Art Exposition, San Francisco, CA

2002 ArtChicago, Chicago, IL

The Art Show, New York, NY

2001 Fifth Annual International Fine Art Show, Boston, MA

ArtChicago, Chicago, IL

The Art Show, New York, NY

Corporate Collections

Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA

Fiduciary Trust Company, Boston, MA

Novartis Institutes of Biomedical Research, Cambridge, MA

Colonnade Hotel, Boston, MA

Four Seasons Hotel, Chicago, IL

Nuance Communications, Inc. Burlington, MA

Straumann USA, Inc. Andover, MA

Millennium Hotel, Boston, MA

Beacon Hill Hotel and Bistro, Boston, MA

The Phoenix Building, Atlanta, GA

Sala Restaurant, Atlanta, GA

Awards/Grants

2010 A.R.T. Grant Birkshires Taconic Cummunity Fundation, MA

2006 Jurors Choice, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA

Reviews

On The Horizon, Katharina Chapuis, New Paintings, Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe,

9/28/11

Color Their World,Katharina Chapuis New Paintings, Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe

12/17/08

Borderless Space, Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe 03/28/03

Katharina Chapuis, New Paintings, Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe, 02/23/01

New Talent, Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe, 02/22/2000

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