Artists

Vuarrens, Switzerland (1947)

Anne Blanchet moves to Pittsburgh in 1983 invited by the Carnegie-Mellon University. In such an environment, she becomes familiar with the minimalist works of Richard Serra, Donald Judd and James Turrell. The relationship between space and light, the concrete and the infinite, extraordinarily developed by Turrell, influence the artist’s later works.

Between 1984 and 1989, Blanchet creates large installations, at the same time that she develops her "Light Drawings", pieces of Plexiglas, laser cut and only few centimeters thick. In these pieces, the light, not the material, deceptively sculpts the shape of the work. In 2000 she received the Gustave Buchet award in Lausanne.

Among her individual and collective exhibitions, the following stand out: “Forum Neue Tendenzen”, Galerie Palazzo, Basil (1987); “Volumes”, Galería Care Off, Geneva (1987); Galerie des Bastions, Geneva (1990); “Emergences”, Espace d’Art Contemporain, Lausanne (1994); “The Spirit of White”, Beyeler Gallery, Basil (2003); “Dessins de Lumière/Light Drawings”, Alice Pauli Gallery, Lausanne (2003); “Art 35”, Basil (2004); “Artbasel 40”, Galerie Denise René, Paris (2009); “Black and Light”, Galerie Sommer & Kohl, Berlin (2010); Denise René, Paris (2010).