Cathy Jardon

Born in France in 1979. Lives and works in Berlin.
She studied at the Beaux Arts de Dijon in France, as well as at the Hochschule für Bildende Kunst in Hamburg.

Cathy Jardon

Born in France in 1979. Lives and works in Berlin.
She studied at the Beaux Arts de Dijon in France, as well as at the Hochschule für Bildende Kunst in Hamburg.

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Since the beginning of the 2000s, Cathy Jardon (born in 1979 /lives and works in Berlin) has established herself as a painter developing an abstract geometric vocabulary that never ceases to question the very notion of image. From a grammar of restricted figures, by summoning a palette of colors of an incredible richness, she builds works of an exceptional rigor already present in some prestigious institutions across the Rhine. This form of geometry, far from being a new variation on the possibilities of abstraction, proposes on the contrary images that play on the different springs of perception, whether they are linked to our Western culture or conditioned by the neuronal reading that our brain makes of them. Although her work has been recognized in Berlin for the past ten years, she has not had a major exhibition in France for over a decade. This first presentation in Paris displays both old works based on the principle of the frame and the line and her recent creations that reintroduce the notions of perspective, light and volume. For this occasion, the artist is unveiling for the first time an exceptional group of preparatory sketches covering her entire career. These works on paper are a counterpoint to a series of figurative sketches capturing her loved ones in ordinary situations. If accuracy takes a resolutely abstract turn in her paintings, it becomes in these drawings, which have remained secret, a subjective way of questioning in a different way, and by other means, the current issues of the contemporary image.

Solo exhibitions

Chiaroscuro, Galerie 8+4, Paris, France

Cathy Jardon, an artist who paints, exhibits and lives from her work, Respace gallery, Berlin, Germany


À fond la forme, Chateau de Madame de Graffigny, Nancy, France

Positive Abstraktion, Rathaus Galerie, Mainz, Germany

Galerie Octave Cowbell, Metz, France

Peinture, Galerie des jours de lune, Metz, France
Ecole des beaux Arts de Valence, exposition & workshop, Valence, France

Cathy Jardon, Galerie du Haut Pavé, Paris, France

Malerei, Galerie Eponyme, Bordeaux, France

„De toutes pièces“
Série d’expositions personnelles itinérantes en Aquitaine en partenariat avec Pollen:
La Winery, Arsac-en-Médoc, France
Galerie des tanneries, Nerac, France

Musée de Gajac, Villeneuve-sur-Lot, France
Mairie, Cuzorn, France

Centre culturel Paul Doumel, Tonneins, France
Salle Lescure, Lacanau, France
Pollen, Monflanquin, France

Paul-Strecker-Preis, maison de Bourgogne, Mainz, Germany
Athénéum, centre culturel de l’Athénéum, Dijon, France


Moving Abstracts, galerie U7, Frankfurt, Germany

Group exhibitions


Parcours d’artistes, Galerie des jour de lune, Metz

Dynamique!, Frac Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France

J’ai 800 ans, Galerie des jours de lune, Metz, France
Floating presence, Humbold Carre, Berlin, Germany
Untitel Edition, Consortium, Dijon, France
Clichés-Peintures ENSA, the art school in Limoges, France

Neon und Graphit, Museum Reinickendorf, Berlin, Germany
«1999-2019 »Galerie des jours de lune, Metz, France

Cahier d’automne, MAC Paris, Bastille design center, Paris, France
Doppelgruppenausstellung/ Teil 1, Galerie Premarts, Berlin
Teil 2, Zwitschermaschine, Berlin, Germany
Weiss ist der Grund, Museum Ritter, Waldenburg, Germany
Exposition Hiver, le manoir, Mouthier Haute-Pierre, France

Mon oeil , Galerie KD, Nancy, France
Transformation, Berlin, Germany
2007-2017, Galerie du Haut pavé, Paris, France


Heimat Museum, Berlin, Germany
Haus Burgund, Mainz, Germany

Les narrations de l’absence, Musée d’Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France
UWO, Galerie des Tanneries, Nerac, France
UWO, Centre culturel de Tonneins, France
UWO, Ecole d’Art, Bayonne, France

MCCV, AtelierHof Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
„De rendez vous en rendez vous“, galerie du haut pavé, Paris, France
Fondation Colas, exposition des acquisitions 2014, Paris, France
UWO, Pollen, Monflanquin, France
Jeunes seigneurs, Atelier d’Estienne, Pont -Scorff, France
Atelieretage AR_29, Rathaus Galerie, Reinickendorf, Berlin, Germany

Tableaux Signaux, Tulle, France
De rendez-vous en rendez vous, Galerie du Haut-Pavé, Paris, France
3 Mal klingeln, biennale d’art contemporain, Mainz, Germany
Malerei, Konstruktiv, konkret, Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch, Germany
Une histoire de + et de -, Galerie des arcades, Château de Sainte-Colombe, France

Café des glaces, Tonnerre, France
Untitel Edition, Musée des Beaux Arts de Besançon, France

Abstrakt, 3 positionen, Stadt Galerie Sündern, Germany
Les choses incorporelles, Chapelle du Carmel, Libourne, France
Multiples, galerie Tin Box, Bordeaux, France
Tout ce que vous avez toujours voulu savoir sur le blanc, Frac Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France
KONSTRUKTIV, Galerie Beck und Eggeling, Düsseldorf, Germany
GTZ Austellung, Berlin, Germany

Echanges, musée des Beaux Arts de Dijon, France
Echanges, maison de la culture d’Amiens, France
Mobiles, Skulpturenprojekt auf der Hardt, Wuppertal, Germany
Le temps est un enfant, atelier Cantoisel, Joigny, France

Kantersieg, galerie U7, Frankfurt, Germany
Conversation au vestibule, musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux, France


RITTER MUSEUM, Waldenbuch, Germany

Graphotek Berlin, Berlin, Germany
André Cadere’s Archives

FRAC Limousin, Limoge, France

Fondation COLAS, Paris, France
Graphothek Berlin, Berlin, Germany

FRAC Limousin, France
RITTER MUSEUM, Waldenbuch, Germany

FRAC Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France



PAUL-STRECKER-PREIS, Wiesbaden, Germany


Art fair

Paris Art, Grand palais, Paris, France

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