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Christoph Mueller (*1958, CH) lives and works in Zurich and France.

Studied at the Zurich University of the Arts (

Diploma in Design and Communication.

Various art scholarships, including Kiefer Hablitzel Art Prize (



2002 - 2005 ZHAW Arts Management / MAS Arts Management (FH), Zurich University of Applied Sciences.

1976 - 1980 ZHdK Visual Design / Diploma, Zurich University of the Arts.

1975-1976 Preliminary Course in Design, Zurich School of Applied Arts.


Prizes and Awards

1986 Scholarship for visual arts, city of Zurich

1982 Study and work contribution to visual artists, Zurich

1980 Kiefer Hablitzel Art Prize,

1979 Scholarship for visual arts, Zurich

1978 Scholarship for visual arts, city of Zurich

Solo Exhibitions (selection)

2019 Sägerei Sedrun GR

2017 teo jakob Löwenbräu, Zurich

2016 Les Clos de Paulilles, Port Vendres, FR

2015 Mas Campy, Cosprons FR

1983 Gallery Wachturm, Zurich 

1983 Gallery Art Studio, Vaduz FL

1980 Gallery Handschin, Basel 

Group Exhibitions (selection)

2018 Art: Scene Zurich, Kulturfolger, Zurich

1985 Villa at the Aabach, Uster

1985 Swatch International Street Painting, Basel

1979 "Pictures painted into the wind", Zurich 

1979 Exhibition Thearena , Basel Land

 Works in public collections

1982 Collector's folder with 20 selected prints,  Basel Land       

1982 Purchase of the city of Zurich

1979 Purchase of the Canton Basel-Land



1981 Today and After, documentary film 71 min. 



F.d.P 1980 - 1982

1983 -1985 Dressed up Animals



Artist Statement

My artistic practice is an exploration of the basic elements of light, colour and form. As a painter in the contemporary art scene, my aim is to give the viewer the opportunity to gain intellectual and aesthetic access to nature through my works. I am not only interested in the external beauty of landscapes, but also in the inner perception and interpretation of natural phenomena. For me, art is not just a profession, but a way of life that I consciously pursue. Everything that I express in my works is already there - I don't have to look for it, I just have to recognise and express it. The energy that flows into my works is the result of my passion for painting. My endeavour is to highlight the subtle beauties that are often overlooked in the hectic pace of everyday life and to allow the viewer to see the world through a new lens - both externally and internally.



Art and sustainability

"Awareness and knowledge are key to positive change, but we also need to advocate for policy reforms and incentives to promote sustainable technologies. Let's support the ongoing efforts of engineers, scientists and industry to find innovative solutions for a more sustainable future". *


To achieve a shift towards a more sustainable art world, understanding emissions and their impact is an important step on the road to change. As an artist I am committed to taking a stand on sustainability. 


It is important that we take action to protect our environment, that individuals become aware of their carbon footprint and make sustainable choices in their daily lives. The aim is to reduce environmental impact and use resources efficiently. Personally, I have opted for sustainable practices by installing a photovoltaic system on the roof of my studio, switching to electric vehicles and avoiding air travel.


* Pipilotti Rist „sustainability in Action“ Hauser & Wirth Juli Sommerset 2023  H

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