Christina Forrer

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Christina Forrer, Regula, 2021, cotton and wool, 72 x 42 inches. Photo: Nathan Keay.

Christina Forrer, Watering Mountain, 2021, cotton and wool, 72 x 42 inches. Photo: Nathan Keay.

Christina Forrer, November Calling April (Zurich/Chicago), 2021, cotton and wool, 37 x 37 inches. Photo: Nathan Keay.

Christina Forrer, Zu Tisch, 2020, cotton and wool, 39 1/2 x 36 inches. Photo: Nathan Keay.

Christina Forrer, Sunset Connection, 2020, cotton and wool, 31 x 37 inches. Photo: Nathan Keay.

Christina Forrer, Wulp 2, 2021, cotton and wool, 80 x 50 inches. Photo: Nathan Keay.

Christina Forrer, Winter, 2021, cotton and wool, 21 x 14 inches. Photo: Nathan Keay.

Christina Forrer, Intervisions, 2021, watercolor, graphite pencil and gouache, 50 1/2 x 63 3/4 inches. Photo: Nathan Keay.

Christina Forrer, November calling April (Zurich/Chicago), 2021, marker on paper, 22 3/4 x 26 inches. Photo: Nathan Keay.

Christina Forrer, Conversation, 2018, cotton, wool, and watercolor, 32.5 x 37.5 inches

Christina Forrer, Untitled with snake, 2017, cotton, wool, watercolor, and silk, 27 x 21.5 inches

Christina Forrer, Solid Sky, 2017, cotton, wool, watercolor, 31.5 x 36 inches

Christina Forrer, Cloud, 2018, cotton, wool, watercolor, and silk, 52 x 40 inches

Christina Forrer, Cloud (small version), 2018, cotton, wool, watercolor, and silk, 7 x 6 inches

BIO

Born in Zürich, Switzerland, and based in Los Angeles, Forrer makes tapestries that are psychologically charged, but often by means of energetic interaction dynamics suspended in a fraught narrative.  Brilliant, raucous, warm, and biting, they bring traditional Swiss textiles into a thoroughly contemporary comic context, inside jokes looming large in her brightly colored woven surfaces.  Recent institutional exhibitions include Grappling Hold at the Swiss Institute, New York (2017) and Unorthodox at the Jewish Museum, New York (2015).