Artist Statement
  •  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. Through the exploration of new technologies, opportunities for creative collaborations have occurred for large-scale 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
    • Montefiore Medical Center, Radiation & Oncology Dept., Permanent Collection
    • Solo Exhibition Miami International Airport through March, 2017
    • PBS, Filmmaker Project: featured Filmmaker, Funded by National Endowment for the Arts
    • 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
    • Work featured in Hospitality Design, Architectural Digest, Coastal Living, Southern Living, InStyle and Elle Decor. Featured as Style Maker Luxe Magazine

    Cheryl Maeder, Abstract Photographer & Filmmaker

    The Making Of, Enchanted – Documentary

    Featured On Artsy Shark


    Through my non-traditional experimentation, I have developed an identifiable, idiosyncratic and dream-like approach to my work. I utilize my camera as a precision instrument to replace the traditional tools of an artist’s studio, such as brushes and paint. While travelling through the Costa Brava coastal towns of Spain, I began experimenting using my camera as a painter uses a paintbrush. I focus my camera on the otherworldliness between reality and the abstract. In my anonymous world, faces and bodies seem to melt into the subliminal.

    In 2005, I relocated my studio to the Miami area. Since focusing my work on film/video and large-scale installations, my visual world has expanded. 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.




    151 Arlington Road
    West Palm Beach, FL 33405


    Born in United States
    Dual citizenship with Switzerland




    1986      Kunstgewerbeschule, Zurich, Switzerland



    2018        Cornell Art Museum, Flora Exhibition, featured ‘Enchanted’ – A conceptual forest installed

                         by Cheryl Maeder & Diane Arrieta

                    Montefiore Medical Center, Radiation & Oncology , THE VOYAGE Video Installation

                          Permanent Collection

                    Art Wynwood/Art Miami, Galerie Mark Hachem/Paris, Miami, Fl.

                    Art Palm Beach, Gallery Vivendi/Paris, Palm Beach, Fl.

                    Lighthouse ArtCenter, Group Exhibition, Jupiter, Fl.

                    Armand Bolling Fine Art, Solo Exhibition, Jupiter, Fl.

    2017       PBS, Filmmaker Project:  Featured Filmmaker, Funded by National Endowment of the Arts

                   Endangered Fine Art Exhibition, benefiting Center for Great Apes, Miami, Fl.

                  “Art After Dark”, featured Artist, Boca Raton Museum of Art

                   Cornell Museum, Group Exhibition “Looking Back”, Delray Beach, Fl.

                   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

                                 Daniella Sforza

                        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

                       Permanent Collections

                    The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University,

                                 Miami, Fl.

                      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