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

Artistic statement


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


Onirism – The work of Léa Stuby is built particularly on the world of dreams and sleep, which 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 sense 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. Very involved in the mental health topic, the artist is inspired by her own experiences, to be then shared with the public in order to raise awareness of listening, of the psychic suffering implied, and moreover, to its stigmatization.


Childhood – In addition to that, Léa Stuby is also deeply concerned by 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.


Therefore, Léa Stuby is creating through her personal life and through her environment to help her take distance from all those realities she is living in – or has to deal with.

Formations

  • 2023-2025

    Master of Arts in Public Sphere, Fine Arts, HES-SO Edhéa, Sierre (CH)
  • 2015-2018

    Bachelor in Fine Arts, HES-SO, Edhéa, Sierre (CH)
  • 2017

    6 months University Exchange, Erasmus, Rovaniemi, Lapland (FIN)
  • 2013-2014

    6 months language stay, Dublin (IE)
  • 2011-2013

    High School, Visual Arts, Lausanne (CH)

Exhibitions

  • April-Sep 2024

    Solo exhibition “La danse du feu“ in Le Musée Paysan&Artisanal, (La Chaux-de-Fonds, CH)
  • Jan 2024

    Participation in “This could be the title” collective exhibition of MAPS students (Sierre, CH)
  • Nov 2023

    Collective exhibition with Mims “Kalsarikännit“ in Espace de la Blancherie, (Payerne, CH)
  • Jan-Feb 2023

    Solo exhibition “Il s'éteint à quelle heure le soleil?“ in Le Théâtre Le Pommier, (Neuchâtel, CH)
  • Dec 2022-Feb 2023

    Solo exhibition “Vous portez ses cailloux“ in N°20 Gallery of the art space Le Balkkon (Neuchâtel, CH)
  • Nov-Dec 2022

    Participation in “Artyshow” collective exhibition, in the shop windows of the city (La Chaux-de-Fonds, CH)
  • August 2022

    Artistic collaboration “Téléphone exquis“ with the Collective Mams x Collectif 66A for the Rikiki Festival of Le Balkkon (Neuchâtel, CH)
  • Feb-April 2022

    Solo exhibition in the shop Alterrapy (La Chaux-de-Fonds, CH)
  • October 2021

    End of residency exhibition in the moving residency space VS104738 of the artist Adèle Bridy (CH)
  • June-July 2021

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

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

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

    “Utstilling-Butikk”, end of residency and solo exhibition in La Maison du Vallon (Lausanne, CH)
  • since August 2020

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

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

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

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

    Participation in “Diploma Exhibition” BA/MA (Sierre, CH)
  • May 2017

    Participation in “Adaptation charting“ end of Erasmus semester exhibition (Rovaniemi, FIN)
  • May 2017

    Participation in “Indefoto“ end of Erasmus semester exhibition (Rovaniemi, FIN)
  • December 2016

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

Oncoming

    Spring 2024

  • Solo exhibition in Musée paysan & Artisanal (La Chaux-de-Fonds, CH)

Artistic residencies

    August 2022

  • Residency in La Clinique HUG (Crans-Montana, CH)
  • October 2021

  • Residency in the moving residency space “VS104738” of the artist Adèle Bridy (CH)
  • June 2019

  • Moving residency around Scandinavia (DK, N, S, FIN)

Prices

  • 2021

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

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