- Cheryl Maeder was born in Elmwood Park, New Jersey and in her early 20s moved to Zurich, Switzerland, where she studied photography at the Zurich University of the Arts. After eight years in Switzerland, Maeder returned to United States and opened her successful photography studio in San Francisco, where she photographed international advertising and fashion campaigns. Cheryl Maeder transitioned from photographing fashion models to photographing real women. She wanted to celebrate the beauty of women in all shapes and sizes. Her photography work became the inspiration for the global Dove Campaign on Real Women, Real Beauty which transformed the way women are perceived in the media. In 2005, she relocated her studio to the Miami area and deeply immersed herself into fine art photography and filmmaking. Maeder’s explorations with her camera uncovered her passion for Abstractionism and Impressionism in both her photography and her video installations.
“Each of Maeder’s images elegantly transform into paintings. Through her work, we are introduced to an avant-garde method of painting through photographs.” Sebastian Perez, NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale
• Permanent Collection Frost Museum, Miami & Coral Springs Museum of Art
• Exhibition at The Louvre Museum, Paris
• Solo Exhibition Miami International Airport through March, 2017
• Selected by Art Miami/Art Southampton to represent Art Southampton 2015 Worldwide Media Campaign
• Public Art Installation Celestial Babies for City of West Palm Beach
• Auctioned at Sothebys New York
• Exhibited at major art fairs worldwide including Art Miami, Scope NY, Art Toronto, Art London and Art Shanghai
• Video Installation, Submerge, Canvas Outdoor Museum, Public Art Installation, City of West Palm Beach.
• Video Installation, Play, Best of Show, Palm Beach Cultural Council Biennial 2015, Juror Elisabeth Sobieski, Art Critic, Huffington Post
• Work featured in Hospitality Design, Architectural Digest, Coastal Living, Southern Living, InStyle and Elle Decor. Featured as Style Maker Luxe Magazine
On Location: Cheryl Maeder, Abstract Photographer & Filmmaker
My work is constantly evolving. In the 25 years that I have been a photographer and filmmaker, the changes in my work come from inside of me and my experiences. I grew up in northern New Jersey, the land of shopping malls. Sometimes on weekends my parents would take us to the countryside where I would see cows and horses grazing. This was so magical to me. In my early 20’s, I took off for the Swiss Alps where I finally got to milk the cows! I lived and studied in Switzerland for eight years. Where I expanded my technique and vision of nature and beauty.
My work is a collage of saturated memories from my early childhood infused with my expanding adventurers from my travels and everyday life. My defining moment came while traveling through the Costa Brava coastal towns of Spain, there I began experimenting using my camera as a painter uses a paintbrush. Seeing the world through painterly eyes, I began to deeply explore the relationship between the familiar and the abstraction. My goal is for the viewer to see the world in a larger reality and what appears to be clear and in focus is only our perception. This gives tension and mystery to my images.
While the core of my work is photography, my investigation into video and large-scale installations has expanded my visual world. By immersing myself into the world of new technologies and shifting between the mediums, new opportunities for rewarding and creative collaborations have occurred for large- scale installations.
704 Claremore Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
www.maederphotography.comBorn in United States
Dual citizenship with Switzerland
1986 Kunstgewerbeschule, Zurich, Switzerland
2017 PBS, Filmmaker Project: Featured Filmmaker, Funded by National Endowment of the Arts
“Art After Dark”, featured Artist, Boca Raton Museum of Art
Art Wynwood 2017, Galerie Mark Hachem, Miami, Fl.
“Gritty in Pink” Group Exhibition, Bailey Contemporary Arts, curated by
Lisa Rockford & Megan Castellon, Pompano Beach, Fl.
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery, 7th Annual “Figurative” 2017 Exhibition
Art Boca Raton, Vivendi Galerie/Paris
Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary, Art Miami Fair, Galerie Mark Hachem
Art Palm Beach, Galerie Mark Hachem/Paris & Armand Bolling Fine Art
Berlin Film Festival, Video Installation PLAY, Berlin, Germany
Austria National Film Festival, Video Installaton PLAY, Vienna, Austria
2016 Scope Art Fair, Miami, Galerie Mark Hachem/Paris
Artist Lecture at NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale, Fl.
Miami International Airport, Solo Exhibition, Selected b The Fine Art & Cultural Affairs Board of MIA
Public Art Billboards, City of West Palm Beach, Downtown Development Authority
Now or Neverland Art Fair, Urban Uproar, Miami Urban Contemporary
I Am Climate Change Video Installation, Miami, Fl.
Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, Video Installation PLAY
Public Art Installation, Canvas Outdoor Museum, City of West Palm Beach,
Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
Miami Film Festival, Semi-Finalist, Video Installation, Submerge
Art Palm Beach 2016, Galerie Mark Hachem/Paris
Art Wynwood 2016, Galerie Mark Hachem/Paris
Armand Bolling Fine Art, Group Exhibition, Jupiter, Fl.
Water Works, Global, Interactive Online Platform & Forum, Curated by Lila Moore.
Video Installation Submerge selected for Exhibition
The Shivaji 2016, International Rising Waters Confab, Rauschenberg Residency, Curators
Glenn Weiss and Buster Simpson,Captiva Island, Fl,
Finalist, Submerge Installation
Coral Springs Museum of Art, permanent collection, Coral Springs, Fl.
Palm Beach State College Art Gallery, Group Exhibition
2015 Louvre Museum, Group Exhibition, See.Me. Body Collection,
The Fifth Annual Exposure Award
Ca’D’Oro Gallery, New York Group Exhibition “Breaking Surface”
Art London 2015, Galerie Mark Hachem/Paris
Art Southampton Fair, NY
Art Wynwood, Miami, Fl.
The Gaia Effect, Women Artists in Support of Climate Changes
curated by Sarah Belden Fine Art Advisory
SW Florida Art & Design Show, Aldo Castilloy Gallery, Naples, Fl.
Art Stage Art Fair, Singapore
2014 Scope Art Fair, NY,
Art Wynwood Art Fair, Miami, Fl.
LACDA 2014 Top 40 Juried Group Exhibition, Jurors Joanna Szupinska-Myers,
CA Museum of Photography & Ryan Linkof, LA County Museum of Art
Armory Art Center, Fashion ARTillery, Solo Exhibition of Video Installations
Art Palm Beach 2014, Palm Beach, Fl.
Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Benefit entitled The Hot 100 International
Emerging Artists curated by Sarah Belden Fine Art Advisory
Hamburg Kennedy special curated Photography Exhibition benefiting Foster Care
featuring Diane Arbus, Sally Mann and Martin Parr
Tapestry Gallery, Squint Showcase, Group Exhibition, London, England
Orange Fine Art, Boca Raton, FL
2013 Scope Art Fair 2013 Miami, FL
Palm Beach State College, Art Gallery at Eissey Campus, Group Exhibition,
Video Installation, Exhibition “No Boundaries”, Palm Beach, Fl.
Florida Museum for Women Artists, Juried Competition, Deland, Florida
Anne Loucks Gallery, Chicago, IL
Art Southampton, NY
Scope Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland
Art Paris, France
Curator’s Voice Art Projects, Icons & Images Exhibition 2013, Miami, Fl
Curated by Dr. Milagros Bellow, Ph.D.
Curator’s Voice Art Projects, Modern-Postmodern Exhibition 2013, Miami, Fl
Curated by Dr. Milagros Bello, Ph.D.
Scope New York 2013 Art Fair, New York, NY
Art Wynwood 2013, Miami, FL
Art Palm Beach 2013, Palm Beach, FL
ArtHouse 429, Inaugural Exhibition, West Palm Beach, FL
2012 Scope Miami 2012 Art Fair, Miami, FL
Overture Art Fair 2012, Miami, FL
Sohotel Artspace Gallery, Group Exhibition entitled “New Horizon: Collective
Exhibition,” New York, NY
On the Map Exhibition, Juried Competition, Video Installation, Armory Art
Center, West Palm Beach, FL, curated by Roger Ward, Bass Museum, Miami, FL
Hamptons Designer Showcase presented by Traditional Home Magazine,
Katie Leede Interior Designer, Hamptons, New York
Boca Raton Museum of Art, 61st Annual All Florida Juried Exhibition curated by
Valerie Cassel Oliver, senior curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
(S)ML Exhibit, US & Asia Tour, curated by Inez Suen, Director of International
Chinese Fine Arts Council
Whitespace, The Mordes Collection, Outside the Box, Video Installation,
West Palm Beach, FL
Palm Beach Art & Antique Fair, Galerie Mark Hachem/Paris, Palm Beach, FL
Galerie Mark Hachem, Work on Exhibit, Paris, France & Beirut, Lebanon
2011 Art London 2011, London, England
Art Greenwich, 2011, Greenwich, CT
Galerie Mark Hachem, Beirut, Lebanon, Group Show titled “Retro-Active”
LMNT Gallery, Exhibition entitled “What Appears To Be”, Miami, Fl. Curated by
JF Gallery, “Inward & Outward” Exhibition, West Palm Beach Fl.
Miami International Airport, VIP Lounge
Art Chicago 2011, Chicago, Illinois
Columbus Museum, Exhibition Juried by Steven High, Director of
TelFair Museum, Savannah
The Whitney, Color & Light Exhibition, curated by Bruce Helander,
West Palm Beach, FL
Art Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, FL
Housing Works, Design on a Dime Designer Showcase with Nate Berkus, NY 2011
2010 Sotheby’s Private Auction for CCBF, New York, NY
Galerie Mark Hachem, Solo Exhibition, Paris, France
Art Miami 2010, Miami, FL
Miami International Art Fair, Miami, FL
Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair, Istanbul, Turkey
Armory Art Center, New Art, juried by Gallery Director Fredric Snitzer, Miami, FL
Palm Beach International Airport, Palm Beach, Fl.
Shanghai Art Fair, China, Curator’s Voice Art Projects, Milagros Bello, Curator
The Deceptive Eye 2010, Curator’s Voice Projects, Miami, Milagros Bello, Curator
Art Hamptons International Art Fair, Bridgehampton, NY
Nathan D Rosen Museum, Boca Raton, FL
Art Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, FL
Scripps Research Institute Installation, Florida
2009 Chelsea-Galleria-Wynwood by Oxenberg Fine Art, Miami, FL
Armory Art Center, juried by Bernice Steinbaum Gallery
Art Hamptons Art Fair, Bridgehampton, NY
Elaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Private Auction
Palm Beach 3 Contemporary Art Fair, Florida
Art DC Art Fair, Washington D.C.
2008 Palm Beach International Airport, Palm Beach, Fl.
Art London, England, UK
Red Dot Art Fair, Miami, Florida
Toronto International Art Fair, Canada
Galerie Mark Hachem, Group Exhibition, New York, NY
Seth Jason Beitler Gallery, Group Exhibition, Miami, FL
Armory Art Center, The Edge Exhibit, juried by Bonnie Clearwater,
Director of Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami
Bakehouse Art Complex, Group Exhibition, Miami, Florida
2007 Palm Beach International Airport, presented by Palm Beach County for the Arts
Cooper Union, Group Exhibition, New York, New York
2003 San Francisco Art Commission, City Hall, San Francisco, CA
2000 Spanish Embassy, Solo Exhibition, Washington DC
San Francisco Academy of Fine Art, Group Exhibition, San Francisco, CA
1996 Stephen Wirtz Gallery, Group Exhibition, San Francisco, CA
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University,
Awards & Recognition
PBS, Selected for Filmmaker Project: Featured Filmmaker, Funded by National Endowment of the Arts
CODAWorx, Online Platform, Global Art & Design Projects, CODAmagazine, Interactive Art III
Featured Celestial Babies Public Art Installation, City of West Palm Beach FL 2017
Palm Beach Juried Competition Selected Artist representing Palm Beach
by Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce 2014
Exposure 2013 4th Annual Photography International Competition,
See.Me Exhibition Gallery, New York, 2013
Art Takes Miami 2012, Finalist, Juried Competition by Artists Wanted &
Scope Art Fair
Exposure 2012, 4th Annual Juried Competition,
Celebrating the Power of the Image, 2012
Artoteque International Biennial of Contemporary Art,
Award of Excellence, 2010
Hasselblad Lurzer’s International Screenings Award, 2010
International Color Awards Photography Masters Cup, 2009
Women in Photography International Photography Award,
Los Angeles, CA 2008
Teaching & Public Service
City of West Palm Beach Cultural Affairs Council Member
appointed by Mayor Jeri Muoio, ongoing
Arthur R. Marshall Foundation –Everglades Photography
Workshop Mentoring Children, 2009-2012
Photography & Design Workshop, MIArt Youth Art Mentoring Program
at Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami, 2011
Brigham Young University, Photography Workshops, 2000 – 2003
Academy of Art College, San Francisco, CA, Photography Workshops, 2002