Pia Fries

1955
Born in Beromunster, Switzerland

1977-1980
Studied in the Sculpture Department at the Lucerne School of Art

1980-1986
Studied at the Kunstakademie Dusseldorff, painting with master student Gerhard Richter

1984-1998
Lecturer of painting at the Hochschule fur Kunstund und Gestaltung, Luzern

1998-2000
Painting lecturer at the Dusseldorf Art Academy

2000-2001
Visiting Professor at Staatlichen Akademie der Künste Karlsruhe/Freiburg

2009-2014
Professor at Universität der Künste, Berlin

2014
Began teaching as a Professor at the Akademie der bildenden Künste, Munich

Present
Lives and works in Dusseldorf, Germany

 

SELECTED SOLO SHOWS

1992 
Kunstmusuem Luceme, Lucerne, Switzerland

1995
Gemeindegalerie Benzeholz, Meggen, Switzerland

1996 
Galerie Mai 36, Zurich, Switzerland

1997
Kunstverein Friburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Aagauer Kunsthaus Aarau, Aarau, Switzerland
Kunstverein, Amsberg, Germany
Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Germany

1998 
Kunstverin Gottingen, Gottengen, Germany
Kunstverein Ulm, Ulm, Germany
Galerie Conrads, Dusseldorf, Germany

1999 
Galerie Nelson, Paris, France
Galerie Mai 36, Zurich, Switzerland
Kunsthalle Goppingen, Goppingen, Germany
LUDWIG FORUM fur international Kunst, Aachen, Germany

2000 
Overbeck-Gesellschaft, Lubeck, Germany
Galerie Rolf Ricke, Koln, Germany

2001 
Museum Moderner Kunst, Ottendorf, Germany
The Box Associati, Torino, Italy

2002 
Schiwege, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monic, CA, USA
Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
CRG Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Galerie Philip Nelson, Paris, France

2003 
Galerie Mai 36, Zurich, Switzerland

2004 
Mur Gang, CRG Gallery, New York, NY, USA 
Ornithology, Distrito4Quatro, Madrid, Spain

2005 
Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA
Galerie Nelson, Paris, France
Galeria Helga de Alvear, Madrid

2006
Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
​Distrito 4 Contemporary Art Gallery, Madrid  

2007
CRG Gallery, New York
Kunstmuseum, Winterthur, Retrospecitve Exhibition.

2010

Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Germany
Distrito 4 Contemporary Art Gallery, Madrid  

2012
Studio Michael Royen, Vettelschoss, CRG Gallery, New York

2013
Neue Galerie Gladbeck, Gladbeck
Galerie Nelson-Freeman, Paris  

2014
Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica    

2015
Kunstplattform AKKU, Emmenbrücke, Lucerne, Switzerland, Galerie Mai 36, Zürich, Switzerland       

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2007
25th Anniversary, Galerie Nelson, Paris; Group Show, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London; Rolf Ricke Collection a contemporary document, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Museum of Modern Art, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; Top of Central Switzerland. Contemporary Art from Central Switzerland, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Switzerland; Certainly art. The art collection of the provincial insurance, Museum Flensburg, Germany   

2008 
Lust. The Presence of Absence, group exhibition for the opening of the Columbus Art Foundation, Leipzig; Plasticismes. Pràctiques abstractes avui, Centre de Cultura "SA NOSTRA" de Palma; Exhibition handle. Participating artists of the symposium put together with students and teachers at the Muthesius Academy of, Muthesius Academy Kiel;  2 x [(2 x 20) + (2 × 2)] + 2 = X x (desperately) trying to figure out the world, Part I, May 36 Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland

2009
Drawing of the World - World of Drawing, Museum of Art, Seoul National University; Show. An Audio Tour through Berlin by Karin Sander. Soundtrack by Hans Brändli, Temporary Kunsthalle Berlin; Christoph Bucher / vs. / Pia Fries. Gallery Kamchatka, Paris; Irreversible. Double Meaning of the Sanchez Ubirìa's Collection, Paco da Cultura de Pontevedra

2010
Ambigu.Contemporary painting from abstraction and narration, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland; Do not Look Now. The Collection of Contemporary Art, Part 1, Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland; FUSION.Goya Contemporary Baltimore, Maryland; Inaugural show, CRG Gallery, New York

2011
Risk + reward, The Foster Gallery, Wisconsin, USA; The language of the flowers, CRG Gallery, New York

2012
salon of the present, Hamburg, Germany; Beautiful sadness, Gallery E105, Berlin, Berlin, Germany; New paintings from the collection, Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland; It's only painting but I like it, with Jo Dickreiter, Tatjana,Kunstverein Offenburg, Offenburg, Germany; Doll, Pia Fries, Steffen Lenk, Fabian Marcaccio, David Reed, Richard Allen Morris, Gert and Uwe Tobias, Stéfane Zaech la lingne passée, Gallery Bernard Ceysson, Luxembourg

2013  
Yes, No, Maybe, Artists Working at Crown Point Press,National Gallery of Art, Washington;  Double image, Kunstmuseum Solothurn, Solothurn, Switzerland

2014
freshly painted, Brother Klaus Museum, Sachseln, Switzerland

 

COLLECTIONS

Aargau Kunsthaus Aarau,
Aarau, Switzerland
Bern Art Museum, Bern, Germany
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Auvergne FRAC, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, MI
Museum Folkwang, Essen, 
Germany
Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland
Neues Museum - State Museum of Art and Design in Nuremberg, Nuremberg, Germany
Studio A, Otterndorf, Germany
Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH
St. Gallen, Kunstmuseum, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Stuttgart State Gallery,
Stuttgart, Germany
Kunstmuseum Winterthur,
Winterthur, Switzerland
Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland