"Vissers’ shaped but hard edge minimalist sculptures are inspired by her love of landscape. An established artist from The Netherlands. Vissers keeps her pallet mostly to a very small number of colours (gray, black and orange being her mainstays) but by a deeply considered shaping of the object and thereby of the colours, the artist inspires a feeling of deep spacial awareness and understanding of the loneliness of being outdoors lost in the forces of huge mountains and deep lakes."
Paul Robertson, curator at Summerhall, Edinburgh, Oct. 2013
"Nature seems restless and unstable all across the world recently, but our meditations on its changeable state can sometimes result in the thing we define as art. Your work, restrained as it is, still manages to incorporate the vital yet ineffable sensation of being in 'emotional' touch with the 'other'--which is quite a remarkable thing in contemporary art."
Carl E. Hazelwood, artist, writer, curator, New York, March 2014
“The work of Cecilia Vissers compliments the artwork of Donald Judd. It reflects a new minimalism that goes beyond the formal elements of minimalism - a box is box, but incorporates more. Thus, while Vissers works in the minimalist aesthetic, she is presenting an abstraction of her relationship with nature. It is a powerful step - bringing an element of content to what is otherwise considered minimalist.”
Vilis Inde – Director inde/jacobs Gallery, Marfa TX, 2015
To me the curve can be read as a recession and imply a landscape or skyline. I look to nature and find structures to employ in my wall-based objects. I see mountains and cliffs outlined against the sky. My works are not about the landscape in a literal likeness, but rather in its forms, colours, effects and the subjective experience it gives rise to. A deep sense of place.
Cecilia Vissers, May 2015
In 2010 San Francisco based artist Brent Hallard conducts an interview about Cecilia’s work and its relation to nature. See ‘Visual Discrepancies’.
The work of Cecilia Vissers has been widely published; recent publications include the monograph ‘Canna’ and the publication ‘so far’ with a special commissioned essay by art historian Cees de Boer (Amsterdam).
1988-1993 Academy of Fine Arts, ’s Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.
2014 Faraway, Peter Foolen Editions, Eindhoven
2014 Soulmates, with Cor van Dijk, KuuB, Utrecht
2013 Time and Tide, Summerhall, Edinburgh, Scotland.
2013 Wind Swept, Galerie Corona Unger, Bremen, Germany.
2012 Ultima Thule, The Far North, Masters & Pelavin, New York.
2012 Match, Nouvelles Images Gallery, with Ditty Ketting, The Hague.
2010 Formal, Waterland Museum, Purmerend.
2010 En forme, Paris Concret with E. Cruikshank, Paris.
2009 Canna, Element Gallery, Waalre.
2009 Gallery Nine, Amsterdam.
2008 Een Wolk van Staal, De Verdieping, Veldhoven.
2008 Priveekollektie Gallery, Heusden, Netherlands
2007 De Natris Gallery, Nijmegen, Netherlands
2006 In de Wandelgangen, BKKC, Breda, Netherlands
2005 De Vennen Gallery, with Dorien Melis, Stiphout, Netherlands
2002 Jan van Hoof Gallery, ‘s Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
1994 Jan van Hoof Gallery, ‘s Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
2015 Kleinbeeld 2, Waterland Museum, Purmerend
2014 Painting Black, Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Art Gallery, New York
2014 Faraway Nearby, Masters Projects, New York
2014 Sommerimpressionen, Corona Unger Gallery, Bremen, Germany
2014 Architectures du Silence, Gimpel/Müller Gallery, Paris, France
2014 Imaging Agent, Park, Tilburg
2014 Nothing but Good live, Park, Tilburg
2013 Ausklang und Auftakt, Corona Unger Gallery, Bremen, Germany
2013 TAB@Clement, Clement Gallery, Amsterdam
2013 Kollektie Waterland, Museum Waterland, Purmerend
2013 Legend Tripping, Masters&Pelavin, New York.
2013 Sommerimpressionen II, Corona Unger Gallery, Bremen, Germany.
2012 Same Same – but different, GKG, Bonn, Germany.
2012 A city sorrow built, Masters&Pelavin, New York.
2012 Collectables 5, Nouvelles Images Gallery, The Hague.
2012 Versos, Manuel Ojeda Gallery, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.
2012 Die dritte Dimension, Corona Unger Gallery, Bremen, Germany.
2011 Preview, Corona Unger Gallery, Bremen, Germany.
2011 Farbe - Raum - Konzept/ Malerei, Schuette Gallery, Essen, Germany.
2011 A Field Guide to Getting Lost, Masters & Pelavin, New York.
2011 Art Amsterdam, Luiscius Books and Art.
2011 Saturation Point, The Gallery On The Corner, London.
2011 Jubilee exhibition Kokon Gallery, Tilburg.
2011 Colour Matters #6, K09 gallery, Groningen.
2010 Rekkelijken en preciezen, Delft.
2010 Touch, curated by Brent Hallard, US, ParisCONCRET, Paris.
2010 One blue moment, Peter Foolen Editions (NL) - Schuette Gallery, Essen, Germany
2010 Art Amsterdam, Luiscius Books, Art - XX Multiple Gallery, Amsterdam.
2010 black is beautiful, cityhall Gorinchem.
2010 Art Rotterdam, Luiscius Books, Art/XX Multiple Gallery, Rotterdam, NL
2009 Drieluik, Tempus Arti, international triennial, curated by Jan Hoet, Belgium.
2009 Summershow, Gallery Nine, Amsterdam.
2009 Contrasten, Jan Heesters Museum, Schijndel.
2008 Gallery 15a, Lochem.
2007 Sculpture Garden, Cuyk.
2006 Sculpture Garden, Cuyk.
2004 Niet om te zitten, De Vierde Dimensie Gallery, Plasmolen.
2004 Galerie De Vennen, Stiphout.
2004 A Souvenir for Museum Van Loon, Museum van Loon, Galerie Ra, Amsterdam.
2003 Paradijs op de Grens, Amstelglorie, Amsterdam.
2002 De Hof van Heden, Krot&Co Foundation, Bergen op Zoom.
2001 4 constructivists, De Vierde Dimensie Galllery, Plasmolen.
2001 Lindart, art in private gardens, Linden.
2001 Beelden in het Leendersbos, National Forestry Service, Leende.
1998 Buitenstebinnen, De Pronkkamer Museum, Uden.
1998 Jan van Hoof Galerie, 's Hertogenbosch.
1998 de Taal van Staal, Gorcums Museum, Gorinchem.
1997 Natuur in beeld, Loevestein Castle, Poederoyen.
1996 Jan van Hoof Gallery, ‘s Hertogenbosch.
1995 Salon II, Brabant Art Foundation, New Brabant Art Foundation/BKKC, Tilburg.
1994 Jan van Hoof Gallery, 's Hertogenbosch.
1994 Aktieradius in Dialogen, Dutch Sculptors Association, Daelenbroeck.
Awards, Prices and Residencies
2015 Stokroos Foundation Grant, Utrecht, NL
2015 Netherland-America Foundation Grant, New York, USA
2014 Heinrich Böll Foundation Residency, IRL
2012 Mondrian Foundation Residency, New York, NL
2012 Stokroos Foundation Grant, Utrecht, NL
2011 Mondrian Foundation Residency, New York, NL
2009 New Brabant Art Foundation Grant, Tilburg, NL
2009 Heinrich Böll Foundation Residency, IRL
2008 Virginie Janssens Foundation Residency, France, NL
2008 Stokroos Foundation Grant, Utrecht, NL
2008 New Brabant Art Foundation Grant, Tilburg, NL
2007 New Brabant Art Foundation Grant, Tilburg, NL
2006 New Brabant Art Foundation Grant, Tilburg, NL