Biography

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)

 

"My sculptures became more minimal by degrees to the point that since 2006 I have mainly been concerned with wall based sculptures executed in steel and aluminium. I want my sculptures to be entirely simple, to be viewed quickly, the focus is on the smooth and flat surface obtained by specialized industrial processes’.

(Cecilia Vissers, 2013)

 

In 2010 San Francisco based artist Brent Hallard conducts an interview about Cecilia’s work and the relation to the landscape for his blog ‘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).

 

Resume

Education

1988-1993  Academy of Fine Arts, ’s Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.

 

Solo exhibitions

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

 

 

Group exhibitions

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

2014  Heinrich Böll Foundation Residency, Ireland.

2012  Mondrian Foundation Residency, New York, Netherlands.

2012  Stokroos Foundation Grant, Utrecht, Netherlands.

2011  Mondrian Foundation Residency, New York, Netherlands.

2009  New Brabant Art Foundation Grant, Tilburg, Netherlands.

2009  Heinrich Böll Foundation Residency, Ireland.

2008  Virginie Janssens Foundation Residency, France, Netherlands.

2008  Stokroos Foundation Grant, Utrecht, Netherlands.

2008  New Brabant Art Foundation Grant, Tilburg, Netherlands.

2007  New Brabant Art Foundation Grant, Tilburg, Netherlands.

2006  New Brabant Art Foundation Grant, Tilburg, Netherlands.