"The symbol of water represents our subconscious, that which lies beneath the surface, our limitless divine nature. Our subconscious sea is where creativity exists and from where, through the seed of thought, ideas manifest in the physical realm."
Christine Matthäi was born in Germany. She lives and works between Shelter Island, New York, Germany and the Bahamas.
Her LIGHT and SEA series, and all other water related series, are inspired by the extraordinary light conditions of sea and sky on the East End of Long Island and the waters of the Bahamas.
During her extended travels to different places and countries she captured her surroundings, which resulted in different photographic series. Her favored subject on her journeys has always been the water.
Her work has been exhibited and collected internationally.
Folio East, Malia Mills Gallery, Easthampton, 4 person show, February 2017
Folio East, Kathryn Markel Gallery, Bridgehampton, group show, January 2017
Folio East, Ashawagh Hall, East Hampton, group show, October 2016
Monika Olko Gallery, Sag Harbor, 5 artist show, August 2016
Alex Ferrone Gallery, Cutchogue, 3 artist show, July 2016
Alex Ferrone Gallery, Cutchogue, 2 artist show, August 2015
Water Mill Museum, group exhibition, June 2015
Grand Gallery Freeport Grand Bahama, group exhibition, March 2015
Coldwell Banker James Sarles Grand Bahama office gallery, solo show with permanent installation of 13 art works, January 2015
Monika Olko Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY, 2 artist show, August 2014
Art Hamptons Fine Art Fair, Bridgehampton, NY, July 2014
Represented by Monika Olko Gallery
Monika Olko Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY, solo show, October 2013
Handwerklab Shelter Island, NY, solo show, July 2012
Majestic Hotel Dubai, 2 person show, Mai 2012
Private Bank Wealth Management, solo show in Bologna, Italy, April 2011
Clive T Restaurant in Bologna, Italy, solo show March 2011
Amarillo Gallery Bologna, Italy, 2011
Falcone Arts Munich, Germany, solo show, December 2010
Art Gallery Abaco, Bahamas, 2010
ARC Fine Art, group show, May, 2010
Galerie Melior, Straubing, Germany, 2-person show, Dec 2009
Tulla Booth Gallery Sag Harbor NY, group show, April 2009
Lumas Gallery, 2008
Created DVD series: FLORAL, WATER, with her photographic images and music produced by PDI Inc./Canada, 2006
Photographed and wrote children’s book "The Adventures of Puppy Schatzi" 2010