Over a career spanning more than three decades, Cecilia Vissers has experimented widely with abstract and conceptual art practices. Working variously in metal sculpture, photography and printing techniques, Vissers' art references to the wild landscapes of Ireland and Scotland. Her employment of industrial materials and techniques, as well as her overarching approach to her art practice, have precedents in constructivism and minimalism. In 1998 Vissers made 'Curve No 1' which serves as a template for all her future work. Many subsequent works have been inspired by its proportions. Vissers was a 2009 and 2014 Heinrich Boell Foundation resident fellow. She's a Brabant Art Foundation Grant recipient. Furthermore, she received stipends from the Dutch Embassy in New York and The Netherland-America Foundation in New York. Vissers has exhibited her work worldwide since the mid-nineties.


"The commitment to absolute technical precision, which these sculptures exhibit, would undoubtedly have appealed to the exacting production standards of Donald Judd. Vissers’ approach to making art has much in common with the pared down language of American minimalism, with which artists such as Judd and Dan Flavin are now associated. But her work also belongs to an older tradition of geometric abstraction that derives inspiration from the natural world."

Dr. Alistair Rider, art historian, lecturer in Art History at the University of St Andrews, UK​ - 2015


"Standing before a wall sculpture of Cecilia Vissers, it seems a crucial point to me that she is able to beautifully balance the experience of the mountain landscape and the experience of the resulting artwork. The two experiences – materially speaking, extremely divergent – she doesn't make equal, she makes them rhyme, that is, she makes them exchange meanings on several levels." Cees de Boer, curator and art critic, Amsterdam, 2016


"Nature seems restless and unstable all across the world recently, but our meditations on its changeable state can sometimes result in the thing we define as art. Your work, restrained as it is, still manages to incorporate the vital yet ineffable sensation of being in 'emotional' touch with the 'other'--which is quite a remarkable thing in contemporary art." Carl E. Hazelwood, artist, writer, curator, New York, March 2014


“The work of Cecilia Vissers compliments the artwork of Donald Judd. It reflects a new minimalism that goes beyond the formal elements of minimalism - a box is box, but incorporates more. Thus, while Vissers works in the minimalist aesthetic, she is presenting an abstraction of her relationship with nature. It is a powerful step - bringing an element of content to what is otherwise considered minimalist.”  Vilis Inde – Director inde/jacobs Gallery, Marfa TX, 2015




Cecilia Vissers

lives and works in Sint-Oedenrode , NL



1988/93 Academy for Art & Design, ’s-Hertogenbosch, NL


Solo Exhibitions

2018 Flatness in Space, inde/jacobs, Marfa TX, USA

2017 Cecilia Vissers and the Landline, Five Gallery, Lugano, CH

2016 The Edge of the Sea, Gray Contemporary, Houston, USA

A moment in time, Galerie Floss&Schultz, Cologne, DE

2015 inde/jacobs (with Hadi Tabatabai), 2015 Marfa, Texas, USA

2014 Faraway, Peter Foolen Editions, Eindhoven, NL

Soulmates (with Cor van Dijk), KuuB, Utrecht, NL

2013 Time and Tide, Summerhall, Edinburgh, UK

Wind Swept, Galerie Corona Unger, Bremen, DE

2012 Ultima Thule, The Far North, Masters & Pelavin, New York, USA

Match (with Ditty Ketting), Nouvelles Images, The Hague, NL

2010 Formal, Museum Waterland, Purmerend, NL

En forme (with E. Cruikshank), ParisCONCRET, Paris, FR

2009 Canna, Element, Waalre, NL

Gallery Nine, Amsterdam, NL

2008 Een Wolk van Staal, De Verdieping, Veldhoven, NL

Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design, Heusden, NL

2007 Galerie De Natris, Nijmegen, NL

2006 In de Wandelgangen, NBKS, Breda, NL

2005 Galerie De Vennen (with Dorien Melis), Stiphout, NL

2002 Jan van Hoof Galerie, ’s-Hertogenbosch, NL

1994 Jan van Hoof Galerie, ’s-Hertogenbosch, NL


Group Exhibitions (since 2010)


Nothing but Good, Park, Tilburg, NL

Ricerche tedesche, Fabula Fine Art, Ferrara, IT

2017 At the edge of space, Thiel, Post, Vissers, Floss&Schultz, Cologne, DE

Doublefeatures, Galerie Lausberg, Düsseldorf, DE

The third dimension, Galerie Floss&Schultz, Cologne, DE

Aspecten van Landschap, Waterland Museum, Purmerend, NL

Art Karlsruhe, Galerie Floss&Schultz, Karlsruhe, DE

Combined, Gray Contemporary, Houston, TX

2016 The Pattern Reveals Itself - group exhibition, Claudia Weil Gallery, Friedberg DE

Artissima artfair with Multipleart, Zürich, CH

Fiction v.2, curated by Jeffrey Cortland Jones, Corridor, Dayton . Ohio, USA

Opaque Transparency, curated by Richard van der Aa, ParisCONCRET FR & IS-Projects NL

Art Karlsruhe, Galerie Floss&Schultz, Karlsruhe, DE

2015 Zartheit, Galerie Floss&Schultz, Cologne, DE

Opening Celebration, inde/jacobs, Marfa, Texas, USA

3 Künstlerinnen aus 3 Ländern, Multipleart, Zurich, CH

Art.Fair, Galerie Floss & Schultz, Cologne, DE

Opaque Transparency, Look & Listen & ParisCONCRET, Saint-Chamas, FR

Concrete Post, Raum 2810, Bonn, DE

Embodying Colour, Haus Metternich, Koblenz, DE

Kleinbeeld 2, Museum Waterland, Purmerend, NL

2014 Painting Black, The Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Art Gallery, New York, USA

Faraway Nearby, Masters Projects, New York, USA

Sommerimpressionen, Galerie Corona Unger, Bremen, DE

architectures du silence: carte blanche à Christophe Duvivier, Galerie Gimpel & Müller, Paris, FR

Imaging Agent, Park, Tilburg, NL

Nothing But Good Live, Park, Tilburg, NL

2013 Ausklang und Auftakt, Galerie Corona Unger, Bremen, DE

TAB@Clement, Galerie Clement, Amsterdam, NL

Kollektie Waterland, Museum Waterland, Purmerend, NL

Legend Tripping, Masters & Pelavin, New York, USA

2012 Sommerimpressionen II, Galerie Corona Unger, Bremen, DE

Same Same – but different, GKG, Bonn, DE

A city sorrow built, Masters & Pelavin, New York, USA

Collectables 5, Nouvelles Images, Den Haag, NL

Versos, Galería Manuel Ojeda, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, SP

2011 Die dritte Dimension, Galerie Corona Unger, Bremen, DE

Preview, Galerie Corona Unger, Bremen, DE

Farbe – Raum – Konzept/ Malerei, Galerie Schütte, Essen-Kettwig, DE

A Field Guide to Getting Lost, Masters & Pelavin, New York, USA

Art Amsterdam, Luiscius Books & Art, ’s-Hertogenbosch, NL

Saturation Point, The Gallery On The Corner, London, UK

2010Galerie Kokon, Tilburg, NL

Colour Matters #6, Kunstruimte K09, Groningen, NL

Rekkelijken en preciezen, Kadmium, Delft, NL

Touch (curated by Brent Hallard, US), ParisCONCRET, Paris, FR

One blue moment, Peter Foolen Editions – Galerie Schütte, Essen-Kettwig, DE

Art Amsterdam, Luiscius Books & Art – XX Multiple Gallery, Amsterdam, NL

Black is Beautiful, Stadhuis, Gorinchem, NL

Art Rotterdam, Luiscius Books & Art – XX Multiple Galerie, Rotterdam, NL


Artist in residence

2014 Heinrich Böll Foundation, Achill, IRL

2012 New York, Mondriaan Foundation, NL

2011 New York, Mondriaan Foundation, NL

2009 Heinrich Böll Foundation, Achill, IRL

2008 Virginie Janssens Stichting, Mas de Charrou, FR



2016 Stichting Harten Fonds, Rotterdam, NL

2015 Dutch Embassy, New York, NL/USA

BKKC, Tilburg, NL

Stokroos Foundation, Utrecht, NL

NAF, The Netherland-America Foundation, New York, USA

2012 Stokroos Foundation, Utrecht, NL

2009 NBKS, Tilburg, NL

2008 Stokroos Foundation, Utrecht, NL

NBKS, Tilburg, NL

2007 NBKS, Tilburg, NL

2006 NBKS, Tilburg, NL


Publications (selection)

2017  Flatness in Space, monography Cecilia Vissers, Lecturis, Eindhoven, NL

Exhibition catalog, Five Gallery, Lugano, CH

2016 Book Park 2.5, Park Foundation,Tilburg, NL

Exhibition catalog: A Moment in Time, Galerie Floss&Schultz, Cologne, DE

2015 Exhibition catalog: Zartheit, Galerie Floss&Schultz, Cologne, DE

Claesson Koivisto Rune Architects / inde/jacobs Gallery, Marfa, USA

2014 ParisCONCRET 2009-2014, Paris, FR
2012 Ultima Thule, Timmer Art Books, Oosterhout, NL

2011 Farbe – Raum – Konzept/ Malerei, Galerie Schütte, Essen-Kettwig, DE

Colour matters #3, K09, Groningen, NL

2010 Formal 2010, Museum Waterland, Purmerend, NL

2009 Drieluik, Tempus Arti, triennial, Landen, BE

Canna, Timmer Art Books, Oosterhout, NL

2004 Een Souvenir, Museum Van Loon, Galerie Ra, Amsterdam, NL

2002 Cecilia Vissers, Stichting Plaatsmaken, Arnhem, NL

2000 Beelden in het Leendersbos, Staatsbosbeheer, Leende, NL

1998 Buitenstebinnen, Museum de Pronkkamer, Uden, NL