An Interview with Lucrezia Bieler
By Isabella Falbo
This month we have the pleasure of exhibiting Lucrezia Bieler’s art work and getting to know more about her and her practice. She has generously shared with us her inspirations, her background, and what she hopes to convey with her work.
She is an artist who makes elaborate compositions with elaborate cut-outs in black paper. Lucrezia Bieler grew up in Switzerland and studied in Zurich for six years where she received her degree in Scientific Illustration. It was also during this time that she fell in love with the art of cutting paper. She has exhibited all around the world: in the Netherlands, all around Europe, and the United States. She has built a successful career and has been published in magazines and has works in permanent collections of museums.
For Lucrezia, inspiration for her art comes from the natural world around her. She loves to spend time outdoors, hiking, and birdwatching. She chooses to work with a delicate medium to depict these natural scenes as a way to highlight the delicacy and the fragility of nature as a whole. She aims to show, in this exhibition as well as her overall practice, how interconnected all aspects of nature are with one another and how they impact each other. She is also interested in talking about the relationship between nature and spirit.
As an artist in society, Lucrezia is trying to make art that conveys feelings of peace and harmony. She acknowledges that art is an essential way of communication that has been used throughout history and is the way she has chosen to spread her message and love for nature. She is also giving back to her community by donating art to raise funds for organizations and causes she believes in.
For this show, Lucrezia hopes the viewer walks away with the “reinvigorated wish to protect nature” and to spend more time in nature and support National and State Parks that conserve the environment. By highlighting animals in her compositions that are endangered, she hopes to shine a light on the urgency of their disappearing populations. Finally, each of her pieces are cut mindfully and with the utmost attention to detail, and she aims for her work to reflect peace and balance onto the viewers.
Lucrezia is constantly learning about the art world and its complexities. She is part of many art organizations such as the Society of Animal Artists, Artists for Conservation, and the National Association of Women Artists. She believes being an active member in these groups is an important way for artists to connect with each other and navigate the art world.
For more information about the artist, please visit their website: http://www.bieler-beerli.com/lucrezia2018/