Katharina Chapuis

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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.

 

Exhibitions   -   Reviews   -   Collections


Biography


Born in Zurich, Switzerland

Lives and works in Boston MA

 

Education in the US

 

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

 

2017 Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

2016 Kaller Fine Arts, Washington, DC

2016 Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

2016 Alpha Gallery, SOWA, Boston MA

2015 Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

2013 Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

2012 Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

2012 Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA

2011 Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA

2009 Rohm Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2009 Gallery One, Nashville, TN

2009 Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2009 South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA

2008 Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA

2008 Stamford Art Association, Stamford, CT

2008 Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA

2008 Rohm Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2007 Boston City Hall, Boston, MA

2007 Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2006 Gallery One, Nashville, TN

2006 Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA

2006 Tristan Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2005 Art Institute & Gallery, Salisbury, MD

2005 Summer Selections, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA

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

2005 Tristan Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2004 New England Institute of Art, Brookline, MA

2004 Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA

2003 Tristan Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2004 The Gallery, Vineyard Haven, MA

2004 Gallery Trittligasse, Zurich, Switzerland

2004 Lowe Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2003 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 Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA

2000 Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA

2000 Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1993 Gallery Trittligasse, Zurich, Switzerland

Reviews

 

Spatial Ambiguity, Katharina Chapuis at Alpha Gallery, Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe 3/16/16

On the Horizon, Katharina Chapuis New Paintings, Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe 9/28/2011

Luminance, Katharina Chapuis Paintings, Nancy VanReece, The Art Files, 4/15/2009

Color Their World, Katharina Chapuis New Paintings, Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe 12/17/2008

Borderless Space, Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe, 03/28/2003

Katharina Chapuis, New Paintings, Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe, 02/ 23/2001

New Talent  Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe,  06/22/2000

Awards/Grants

 

A.R.T. Grant, Birkshire Taconic Community Foundation

2006 Jurors Choice, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA

 

Corporate Collections

 

Beacon Hill Hotel and Bistro, Boston, MA

Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA

Fiduciary Trust Company. Boston, MA

Four Seasons Hotel, Chicago, IL

The Colonnade Hotel, Boston, MA

Millennium Hotel, Boston, MA

Novartis Institutes of Biomedical Research, Cambridge, MA

Nuance Communications, Inc. Burlington, MA

The Phoenix Building, Atlanta, GA

Raffles, Istanbul, Turkey

Ritz Carlton, Cayman Islands

Sala Restaurant, Atlanta, GA

Straumann USA, Inc. Andover, MA