Crystel Ceresa (1977) lives and works in Geneva, Switzerland.
She studied at the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs in Geneva and in 2004 she graduated with an MA from Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Geneva.
Ceresa has held several solo shows and participated in group exhibitions at Galleri Christoffer Egelund and is one of the gallery’s permanent artists. She has been the recipient of grants and awards from considerable organizations such as Fondation Patino (FR) and Fundazione Schiaredo (CH). Ceresa has exhibited widely in Switzerland and has been included in numerous solo and group shows in Europe. Her work is also included in important collections such as Academisch Medisch Centrum, Amsterdam, Bank Julius Bär, Basel, Collection Yves Racloz, Geneva and Collection Nicolas Torroni, Geneva.
Crystel Ceresa tries to capture the ephemeral in her works. They create a contrast of dark matter together with something light, delicate, human or perhaps even spiritual. In her many series, be it Alice Dream or Meteor, Ceresa takes us to the universe of thought and feelings - somewhere, where the brain meets the heart to form a sense of togetherness and fullness. Some refer to it as magic. It’s a place where time disappears. We can follow her as we fall into the depth of her blacks, surf the iridescent clouds on the silver skies, or contemplate a gleamy painting from a shady point of view.