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.

CV

Biographical Information

Born:    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
    2020    Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
    2019    Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
    2018    Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA  
    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
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
      Tristan Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2004     New England Institute of Art, Brookline, MA
2004     Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
      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
Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2002    Tristan Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2002    J&W Gallery, New Hope, PA
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

Back To Top