Esther Mathis (*1985 Winterthur, Switzerland) lives and works in Zurich. She studied photography at the IED in Milan, where she was awarded a scholarship to the SVA in New York, completing her Master’s in Fine Arts at ZHdK in Zurich in 2015. Mathis received a grant of the city of Winterthur in 2014, and in 2019/20 she was awarded a grant for “Visual Arts” by UBS Kulturstiftung as well as the work grant of the canton of Zurich. Since 2020 the artist has been commissioned with several art in architecture projects which will be realized in the coming years.
Mathis has been featured in solo and two person shows in Switzerland and abroad, including “DOings & kNOTs” at Kunsthalle Tallinn, Estonia, in 2015, “Phaenomena Materiae“ together with Brigham Baker at Kunstverein Friedrichshafen, Germany, in 2017, “Angles of Coincidence” at Kunsthalle Arbon, Switzerland, in 2017, “Luminaire” in the summer of 2021 at BINZ39 Foundation Zurich, “Nightshades” at Livie Gallery, Zurich in 2021, and “Fenster” at Livie Gallery, Zurich in 2023.
Her work was part of numerous group shows including the Shenzhen Photo Biennale, China, in 2016, the sculpture biennial Weiertal “Paradise, lost” in Winterthur, Switzerland, curated by Christoph Doswald in 2019, “The Big Rip, Bounce, Chill or Crunch?” at Last Tango in 2019, the “Werkschau” at Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, Switzerland in 2016, 2017 and 2019, “Focus” and various other group exhibitions at Kunst Museum Winterthur from 2011-2022, “Weit” at Kunst(Zeug)Haus Rapperswil, Switzerland in 2020, and “Werk- und Atelierstipendien der Stadt Zürich” at Helmhaus, Zurich, Switzerland in 2021, among others. Mathis’ works are included in several institutional and corporate collections in Switzerland. An exhibition at Spazi Spescha in Trun, Switzerland, curated by Seraina Peer is planned for 2024.
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Image: installation view Esther Mathis, Fenster, Livie Gallery 2023
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Esther Mathis (*1985 Winterthur, Switzerland, lives and works in Zurich) has produced 20 unique serial pieces of spray-painted aluminum honeycomb exclusively for the NZZ with the title “Sturm”. The spray paints used from the RAL palette have dramatic names such as “Storm Purple RAL 290 50 15” or “Cold Front Green RAL 200 70 15” […]
Discover the catalogue which was published on the occasion of our second solo show with Esther Mathis titled Fenster, on view at the gallery from September 16 to November 15, 2023. With an exhibition text by Leila Peacock. If you would like to receive the print publication, kindly contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. DIGITAL VERSION
Anja Grossmann writes about our exhibition FENSTER with works by Esther Mathis on the Gallerytalk.net. “Mit „Fenster“ zeigt die Zürcher Livie Gallery ihre zweite Ausstellung von Esther Mathis. Hochformatige Arbeiten aus farbigem Glas hängen an den Wänden des Galerieraums. Ihre Oberflächen weisen Perforationen, Sprenkel und Farbschlieren auf. Die erzeugten Lichtstimmungen entspringen Erinnerungen der Künstlerin. […]
Johanna Encrantz writes about our exhibition FENSTER with works by Esther Mathis in the Kunstbulletin Weekly. “Zürich — Es fühlt sich an, als sei man in ein grosses, unmöbliertes Haus mit sehr hohen Fenstern eingetreten. Die Werke in der aktuellen Ausstellung von Esther Mathis (*1985) sind jedoch keine Fenster, sondern bloss die Illusion von […]