Biography

"The commitment to absolute technical precision, which these sculptures exhibit, would undoubtedly have appealed to the exacting production standards of Donald Judd. Vissers’ approach to making art has much in common with the pared down language of American minimalism, with which artists such as Judd and Dan Flavin are now associated. But her work also belongs to an older tradition of geometric abstraction that derives inspiration from the natural world."

Dr. Alistair Rider, art historian, lecturer in Art History at the University of St Andrews, UK​ - 2015

 

"Standing before a wall sculpture of Cecilia Vissers, it seems a crucial point to me that she is able to beautifully balance the experience of the mountain landscape and the experience of the resulting artwork. The two experiences – materially speaking, extremely divergent – she doesn't make equal, she makes them rhyme, that is, she makes them exchange meanings on several levels."

Dr. Cees de Boer, curator and art critic, Amsterdam, 2016

 

"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

 

 

 

Resume

Cecilia Vissers

1964 Beverwijk
lives and works in Sint-Oedenrode , NL

 

Education

1988/93 Academy for Art & Design, ’s-Hertogenbosch, NL

 

Solo Exhibitions

2016 A moment in time, Galerie Floss&Schultz, Cologne, DE

2015 inde/jacobs (with Hadi Tabatabai), 2015 Marfa, Texas, USA

2014 Faraway, Peter Foolen Editions, Eindhoven, NL

Soulmates (with Cor van Dijk), KuuB, Utrecht, NL

2013 Time and Tide, Summerhall, Edinburgh, UK

Wind Swept, Galerie Corona Unger, Bremen, DE

2012 Ultima Thule, The Far North, Masters & Pelavin, New York, USA

Match (with Ditty Ketting), Nouvelles Images, The Hague, NL

2010 Formal, Museum Waterland, Purmerend, NL

En forme (with E. Cruikshank), ParisCONCRET, Paris, FR

2009 Canna, Element, Waalre, NL

Gallery Nine, Amsterdam, NL

2008 Een Wolk van Staal, De Verdieping, Veldhoven, NL

Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design, Heusden, NL

2007 Galerie De Natris, Nijmegen, NL

2006 In de Wandelgangen, NBKS, Breda, NL

2005 Galerie De Vennen (with Dorien Melis), Stiphout, NL

2002 Jan van Hoof Galerie, ’s-Hertogenbosch, NL

1994 Jan van Hoof Galerie, ’s-Hertogenbosch, NL

 

Group Exhibitions (since 2010)

2016 Art Karlsruhe, Galerie Floss&Schultz, Karlsruhe, DE

2015 Zartheit, Galerie Floss&Schultz, Cologne, DE

Opening Celebration, inde/jacobs, Marfa, Texas, USA

3 Künstlerinnen aus 3 Ländern, Multipleart, Zurich, CH

Art.Fair, Galerie Floss & Schultz, Cologne, DE

Opaque Transparency, Look & Listen & ParisCONCRET, Saint-Chamas, FR

Concrete Post, Raum 2810, Bonn, DE

Embodying Colour, Haus Metternich, Koblenz, DE

Kleinbeeld 2, Museum Waterland, Purmerend, NL

2014 Painting Black, The Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Art Gallery, New York, USA

Faraway Nearby, Masters Projects, New York, USA

Sommerimpressionen, Galerie Corona Unger, Bremen, DE

architectures du silence: carte blanche à Christophe Duvivier, Galerie Gimpel & Müller, Paris, FR

Imaging Agent, Park, Tilburg, NL

Nothing But Good Live, Park, Tilburg, NL

2013 Ausklang und Auftakt, Galerie Corona Unger, Bremen, DE

TAB@Clement, Galerie Clement, Amsterdam, NL

Kollektie Waterland, Museum Waterland, Purmerend, NL

Legend Tripping, Masters & Pelavin, New York, USA

2012 Sommerimpressionen II, Galerie Corona Unger, Bremen, DE

Same Same – but different, GKG, Bonn, DE

A city sorrow built, Masters & Pelavin, New York, USA

Collectables 5, Nouvelles Images, Den Haag, NL

Versos, Galería Manuel Ojeda, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, SP

2011 Die dritte Dimension, Galerie Corona Unger, Bremen, DE

Preview, Galerie Corona Unger, Bremen, DE

Farbe – Raum – Konzept/ Malerei, Galerie Schütte, Essen-Kettwig, DE

A Field Guide to Getting Lost, Masters & Pelavin, New York, USA

Art Amsterdam, Luiscius Books & Art, ’s-Hertogenbosch, NL

Saturation Point, The Gallery On The Corner, London, UK

Galerie Kokon 1970-2010, Galerie Kokon, Tilburg, NL

Colour Matters #6, Kunstruimte K09, Groningen, NL

2010 Rekkelijken en preciezen, Kadmium, Delft, NL

Touch (curated by Brent Hallard, US), ParisCONCRET, Paris, FR

One blue moment, Peter Foolen Editions – Galerie Schütte, Essen-Kettwig, DE

Art Amsterdam, Luiscius Books & Art – XX Multiple Gallery, Amsterdam, NL

Black is Beautiful, Stadhuis, Gorinchem, NL

Art Rotterdam, Luiscius Books & Art – XX Multiple Galerie, Rotterdam, NL

 

Artist in residence

2014 Heinrich Böll Foundation, Achill, IRL

2012 New York, Mondriaan Foundation, NL

2011 New York, Mondriaan Foundation, NL

2009 Heinrich Böll Foundation, Achill, IRL

2008 Virginie Janssens Stichting, Mas de Charrou, FR

 

Grants

2016 Stichting Harten Fonds, Rotterdam, NL

2015 Dutch Embassy, New York, NL/USA

BKKC, Tilburg, NL

Stokroos Foundation, Utrecht, NL

NAF, The Netherland-America Foundation, New York, USA

2012 Stokroos Foundation, Utrecht, NL

2009 NBKS, Tilburg, NL

2008 Stokroos Foundation, Utrecht, NL

NBKS, Tilburg, NL

2007 NBKS, Tilburg, NL

2006 NBKS, Tilburg, NL

 

Publications (selection)

2016 A Moment in Time, Galerie Floss&Schultz, Cologne, DE 2015

Zartheit, Galerie Floss&Schultz, Cologne, DE

Claesson Koivisto Rune Architects / inde/jacobs Gallery, Marfa, USA

2014 ParisCONCRET 2009-2014, Paris, FR
2012 Ultima Thule, Timmer Art Books, Oosterhout, NL

2011 Farbe – Raum – Konzept/ Malerei, Galerie Schütte, Essen-Kettwig, DE

Colour matters #3, K09, Groningen, NL

2010 Formal 2010, Museum Waterland, Purmerend, NL

2009 Drieluik, Tempus Arti, triennial, Landen, BE

Canna, Timmer Art Books, Oosterhout, NL

2004 Een Souvenir, Museum Van Loon, Galerie Ra, Amsterdam, NL

2002 Cecilia Vissers, Stichting Plaatsmaken, Arnhem, NL

2000 Beelden in het Leendersbos, Staatsbosbeheer, Leende, NL

1998 Buitenstebinnen, Museum de Pronkkamer, Uden, NL

 

Magazines, Blogs, Interviews (selection)

2016 www.thesingleroad.blogspot.com: Beyond, Alistair Rider, April 2016

www.peterfoolen.blogspot.nl: Beyond, April 26, 2016

2015 Rob Schoonen, In de voetsporen van Judd (interview), Eindhovens Dagblad, Aug. 24, 2015, NL

www.dutchcultureusa.com: May 2015, Exhibition at inde/jacobs, Marfa, Texas

www.vimeo.com: Achill. A film by Takashi Suzuki (music) and Cecilia Vissers (photography), Feb. 2015, JP/NL

www.art-fair.de: 15 minutes of fame, Galerie Floss&Schultz, Cecilia Vissers & Ivo Ringe

2014 Rob Schoonen, Metaal (interview), Eindhovens Dagblad, NL, Nov. 20, 2014

www.dutchcultureusa.com: Oct. 2014, participation at Masters Projects, NY

www.colorobjects.com: one or the other – Cecilia Vissers, Feb. 2014

2013 www.summerhall.tv: Time and Tide. Solo exhibition & interview, Oct. 2013

www.nothing-but-good.blogspot.com: Cecilia Vissers/Walter de Maria, Dec.14

www.thesingleroad.blogspot.com: Alistair Rider, Feb. 2013 & Oct. 2013

www.dimscale.blogspot.com: The Wall Sculptures of Cecilia Vissers, July 26, 2013

www.dutchcultureusa.com: Apr. 2014, participation Legend Tripping, Masters Pelavin, NY

2012 www.milanoarteexpo.com, March 2012, participation at Masters Projects and Nouvelles Images, NY/NL

2010 www.brenthallard.wordpress.com: The Wind Makes the Waves, Brent Hallard interviews Cecilia Vissers, May 1, 2010

www.minusspace.com, participation at ParisCONCRET and Museum Waterland, NY/NL

Cees de Boer, Formal (interview), Waterland Museum, Purmerend, NL

2009  www.minusspace.com, participation at Gallery Nine and Element Gallery, NY/ NL

Astrid Tanis, Canna, Beelden Magazine 3#, 2009, NL

2008 www.omroepbrabant.nl, van Genot en Passie, Peter Pim Windhorst (interview), June 25, 2008, NL