Léa Stuby (Lausanne, 1994)
Neuchâtel/La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

Artistic statement


If everything is in perpetual motion, on what can we lean on ?


Childhood – The work of Léa Stuby relies basically on the thematic of childhood, linked to the memory and time. With her Norwegian roots, she explores her origins, culture and traditions through childhood memories – memories which can haunt us at some time of our existence. The Nordic culture is then bringing her great inspiration and a source of peacefulness.


Onirism – In addition to that, the world of the dreams and sleep is an infinite deep universe she will get highly inspired from; universe as important as her everyday reality. Indeed, with the capacity of lucid dreaming and sleeping paralysis, she is also living a parallel existence that is definitely extended to her artistic work.


Tree thoughts – Because of a constant overflow of information, Léa Stuby will try to externalize out all her feelings, emotions and frustrations so as to sort out what she can keep and what she needs to find inner peace. With a strong will to find one day her place in this world, she is going to observe cheerfully her environment and bring an entrance to other possible universes, by telling stories through her work. Also, she is sharing what is going on in her mind as a translation of her thoughts, in order to connect herself to the others, to question her social relations and the relation with herself. Therefore, she is creating through her personal life and through her travels to help her take distance from all those realities she is living in – or has to deal with.

Formations

  • 2015-2018

    Bachelor in Visual Arts, HES-SO, ECAV, Sierre, Switzerland
  • 2017

    6 months University Exchange, Erasmus, Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland
  • 2013-2014

    6 months language stay, Dublin, Ireland
  • 2011-2013

    High School, Visual Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland

Exhibitions

  • February-April 2022

    Solo exhibition in a shop named “Alterrapy” (La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland)
  • October 2021

    Artistic residency and exhibition in the moving residency space “VS 104738” of the artist Adèle Bridy (Switzerland)
  • June-July 2021

    Participation in “Le Salon des Refusé.e.x.s” exhibition, Salon des Refusé.e.x.s (La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland)
  • March-April 2021

    Participation in “Le Temps des Artistes” exhibition, Musée des Beaux-Arts du Locle (Le Locle, Switzerland)
  • January 2021

    Participation in the moving exhibition “VS104738” of the artist Adèle Bridy (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • October 2020

    “Utstilling-Butikk”, solo exhibition in Maison du Vallon (Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • since August 2020

    Solo exhibition of paintings and photos in a psychologists' office waiting room (Payerne, Switzerland)
  • Nov. - Dec. 2018

    Exhibition of paintings in a theater play, “Peindre à tout prix” from V. Bonelli (Vevey-Cully, Switzerland)
  • August 2018

    Participation in “Carnets” exhibition, Halle Nord (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • July 2018

    Participation in “Match point” exhibition, Galerie Bischoff (Bern, Switzerland)
  • June 2018

    Participation in “Diploma Exhibition” BA/MA (Sierre, Switzerland)
  • December 2016

    Participation in “Plausch” exhibition, CACY (Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland)

Oncoming

    November 2022

  • Participation in the collective exhibition "Artyshow" (La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland)
  • Autumn 2022

  • Solo exhibition in N°20 Gallery of the art space "Le Balkkon" (Neuchâtel, Switzerland)
  • Autumn 2023

  • Two-person exhibition with the artist Emilie Gougain in “Espace de la Blancherie” (Payerne, Switzerland)

Prices

  • 2021

    Grant from the city of Neuchâtel, COVID Support program “Bourses de recherche pour artistes individuels” (Neuchâtel, Switzerland)
  • 2013

    Price of “History of Art”, High School Diploma (Lausanne, Switzerland)