Christine Mottau

October 31-November 25, 2017
Opening Reception: November 2, 2017 6-8PM

Ceres Gallery
547 West 27th Street, Suite 201
 New York, NY 10001
Tuesday-Saturday 12-6PM; Thursday 12-8PM

Ceres Gallery is pleased to announce Christine Mottau’s In-Sight-Out, an exhibition of recent paintings. Open from October 31 to November 25, 2017, the exhibition marks Mottau’s eighth solo show with the gallery. An opening reception will be held on November 2, 2017 from 6PM to 8PM.

In-Sight-Out presents Christine Mottau’s new body of abstract oil paintings, made in 2016 and 2017, based on chakra meditation theory. The show represents a turn inward after her previous exhibition of landscape paintings. Ranging in size from small (8”x10”) to monumental (6’x8’), Mottau’s abstractions are a highly personal exploration of the imagery she envisioned while practicing meditation. The paintings record a visual expression of the transportive experience–a balancing of the physical, emotional and spiritual selves.

Despite its emphasis on inner worlds, In-Sight-Out exemplifies Mottau’s distinctive interest in color and light by capturing swirling psychic energy with luminous reds, shimmering purples and searing greens. Using a unique glazing technique, Mottau layers translucent colors to construct an immersive sense of form and depth. With little discernible brushwork, each abstraction appears ephemeral, evocative of transitory images coming into consciousness.

Throughout her work, Mottau aims to portray a sense of beauty that can emotionally connect with viewers in an increasingly chaotic world. Particularly at a time when it seems like conflict is an inescapable part of everyday life, Mottau’s paintings create a necessary space of tranquility and gesture toward individual and collective transcendence.

Christine Mottau has exhibited regularly in solo and group exhibitions in American galleries since the 1980s. Living and working In New York and Spencertown, NY, she was educated at the Art Institute of Boston and the Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts. Her work is represented by Ceres Gallery, where she has shown her paintings, drawings and paper sculptures in both solo and group shows.

For further information, please contact Ceres Gallery at 212-947-6100 or email


Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA
Museum School of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2017Lazy Susan Gallery, NYC
2017Ceres Gallery, NYC
2016Ceres Gallery, NYC
2013Ceres Gallery, NYC
2011Ceres Gallery, NYC
2008Ceres Gallery, NYC
2006Ceres Gallery, NYC
2004Ceres Gallery, NYC
2000Sax Gallery, Boston, MA
1999On Columbus Gallery, Boston, MA
1997Amherst Artist Guild, Amherst, NH
1997Harvard Square Art Center, Cambridge, MA
1996Ariel Gallery, New York, NY
1995New Hampshire Art Association, Concord, NH
1994Ariel Gallery, New York, NY
1992Harvard Square Art Center, Cambridge, MA
1991Ariel Gallery, New York, NY
1990Ariel Gallery, New York, NY
1990Sax Gallery, Boston, MA
1989On Columbus Gallery, Boston, MA
1988New Hampshire Art Association, Concord, NH
1986English Gallery, Peterborough, NY
1986On Columbus Gallery, Boston, MA
1985Amherst Artist Guild, Amherst, NH
1985New Hampshire Art Association, Concord, NH

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2017Ceres Gallery, New York, NY
2015North River Gallery, Chatham NY
2014Ceres Gallery, New York, NY
2012Ceres Gallery, New York, NY
2010Ceres Gallery, New York, NY
2009Ceres Gallery, New York, NY
2008Ceres Gallery, New York, NY
2006Ceres Gallery, New York, NY
2004Ceres Gallery, New York, NY
2003Ceres Gallery, New York, NY
2000Sax Gallery, Boston, MA
1998Ariel Gallery, New York, NY
1998Sax Gallery, Boston, MA
1996Ariel Gallery, New York, NY
1996New Hampshire Art Association, Concord, NH
1993Harvard Square Art Center, Cambridge, MA
1992Ariel Gallery, New York, NY
1990Ariel Gallery, New York, NY
1987English Gallery, Peterborough, NH
1986English Gallery, Peterborough, NH