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Swiss/Australian artist Laura Badertscher is a figurative painter with a focus on portraiture. Her most recent paintings are based on imagery sourced from naturist magazines which aim to reveal the norms and conventions of the nude in art and popular culture. These works address the history of the nude in art, the nude versus the naked and the issue of the male gaze, combining high art materials and ideas with lowbrow imagery

Swiss-born Laura Badertscher completed her Master of Fine Arts at the National Art School, Sydney in 2018. She lives and works in Zurich.

Exhibitions

2021

GROSSE REGIONALE, *ALTEFABRIK/Kunstzeughaus, Rapperswil-Jona

Supermarket, Galerie Mayhaus, Erlach

(re)arrangements’, Grace Cossington Smith Gallery, Sydney

2020

‘Fresh From Zurich’, Kulturhaus Helferei, Zurich

Badekult. Von der Kur zum Lifestyle, Historisches Museum Baden, Baden

2019

The Blooming Christmas Show, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney

Group Show at ArtShowRoom Q37, Rheinfelden

From Switzerland With Love (Solo Show), Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney

Art Market Budapest with a-space Gallery, Budapest

Naked & Nude Art Prize Finalist Exhibition, Manning Regional Gallery, Taree

1919 salon, Galerie pompom, Sydney

New Now, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney

2018

Postgraduate exhibition, National Art School, Sydney

Wallpop.art, Liverpool Street Gallery, Sydney

2017

Wallpop.art, Liverpool Street Gallery, Sydney

Candour of Doubt, Scratch Art Space, Sydney

2016

Graduate Exhibition, National Art School, Sydney

Imitation Green Cordial, Library Stairwell Gallery NAS, Sydney

Small Works, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne

Breakthrough Festival, aMBUSH Gallery, Sydney

2015

Landscape Exhibition, Rayner Hoff Studio, National Art School, Sydney

2013

BROKE, Oddfellows Hall, Balmain

Nachtbetrieb, Bar Rossi, Zurich

2012

Playful Pop-up: StartledArt, The Space, Manly

POP Gallery, Stocklands, Forster

Out of the Box, Great Lakes Art & Design School, Tuncurry

Winner Sydney Water Design Award, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

Collections & Prizes

Collection Historisches Museum Baden, Finalist Naked & Nude Art Prize, Grant Fondazione Silene Giannini, Winner Sydney Water Design Award, Private Collections in Australia, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and Germany

Education

2018  Master of Fine Art, National Art School, Darlinghurst, Australia

2016  Bachelor of Fine Arts, National Art School, Darlinghurst, Australia

2014  Bachelor of Fine Arts (Exchange Semester) Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland

2012  Cert. IV Visual Art, TAFE Art & Design School, Tuncurry, Australia

badertscherlaura@gmail.com

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