Stéphane Couturier (French, b.1957) is a photographer who specializes in large-scale images of factories, cities, and urban landscapes. His works are often overlapping and time-lapsed images, which create distorted, though recognizable, pictures of the cities around us. His series Melting Point (2006) exemplifies this, as it is both a documentation of a 21st-century car manufacturing factory and a representation of Contemporary Abstract photography.

Couturier has exhibited regularly since the early 2000s, including a major retrospective in 2004 at the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. His work has been published in several monographs, including Landscaping (2002), Stéphane Couturier-Photographies (2004), Melting Point (2006), and Chandigarh Replay (2007). The artist’s work can be viewed at institutions such as Centre Georges Pompidou, Los Angeles County Museum, National Gallery of Canada, Grand-Duc Jean Museum in Luxembourg, and the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2003, he was awarded the Prix Niépce.

Couturier is represented internationally by the Gallery Polaris and Les Douches, La Galerie in Paris, the Laurence Miller Gallery in New York, and the Van Kranendonk Gallery in Den Haag, Netherlands.

Timeline

Awards
2003 Prix Niepce
1999 Bourse de la Ville de Paris/AFAA pour un travail sur la ville de Moscou
1999 Prix Paris-Photo
1998 Bourse de la Ville de Paris sure les parcs et jardins
1998 Programme a la carte AFAA ville de Dresde
1998 Programme a la carte AFAA ville de Dresde

Exhibitions

2012–2013
Musee des Beaux-Arts, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
2012
Institut Français, Berlin, Germany
2012
Galerie Kornfeld, Berlin, Germany
2012
Nordin Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
2012
Théatre de la Photographie & de l’image, Nizza, France
2012
Fondation art contemporain Salomon, Alex, France
2012
Christophe Guye, Zürich, Switzerland
2011
Public Commission, Festival d’Avignon, Avignon, France
2011
Brasilia, Galerie Polaris, Paris
2011
Landesgalerie Linz, Linz, Austria; Espace A. Malraux, Colmar, France
2010
Bafa Galerie, Geneva, Switzerland
2010
Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal, Germany
2009
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Belfort, France
2009
Les Douches La galerie, Paris, France
2008
Tinglado 2, Contemporary Art Center, Tarragona, Spain
2008
Brasilia – Vidéos, 104 Centquatre, Paris, France
2007
Galerie Polaris, Paris, France
2007
Centre Méditerranéen de la Photographie, Bastia, Corsica, France
2006
Van Kranendonk Gallery, The Hague, The Netherlands
2006
Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, USA
2006
Moscow Photobiennale, Moscow, Russia
2005
Galerie Polaris, Paris, France
2005
Universal Exhibition, French Pavillion, Aichi, Japan
2004
Bibliotheque nationale de France, Paris (solo)
2004
Forum fur Zeitgenossische Fotografie, Cologne (solo)
2004
Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2004
Galerie Van Kranendonck, La Haye (solo)
2004
FNAC, Paris (solo)
2003
Galerie Laurence Miller, New York, NY (solo)
2003
Galerie Clairefontaine, Luxembourg
2003
“Archetypen,” Landesgalerie, Linz
2003
Centre photographique, Skopelos
2002
University of California Art Gallery, San Diego, CA (solo)
2002
Musee Malraux, Le Havre (solo)
2002
Galerie Conrads, Dusseldorf (solo)
2002
Galerie Polaris, Paris (solo)
2002
“Sight-Set-Sequence,” Art Institute of Chicago, IL
2002
Biennale d’Art contemporain, Noumea
2002
“Art Downtown,” Wall Street Rising, New York, NY
2001
Centre Photographique I’Imagerie, Lannion
2001
“Collection 3,” FRAC Alsace, Selestat
2001
Galerie Sollertis, Toulouse (solo)
2001
Rencontres internationales de la photographie, Arles (solo)
2001
Musee de la Ceramique, Maastricht (solo)
2001
Villa Noailles, Hyeres (solo)
2000
Galerie Polaris, Paris (solo)
2000
Galerie Laurence Miller, New York (solo)
2000
Lowe Art Museum, Miami (solo)
2000
Deichtorhallen, Hausschau, Hambourg
2000
“Photopolis,” Adiaf-Kanal 20, Bruxelles
1999
“Berlin: Renaissance d’une capitale,” CAUE 92, Sceaux
1999
“Tomorrow for ever,” Kunsthalle, Krems
1999
FRAC Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand (solo)
1999
Musee d’Art moderne et contemporain, Strasbourg (solo)
1999
Galerie Laurence Miller, New York, NY (solo)
1999
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (solo)
1998
Galerie Polaris, Paris (solo)
1998
Centre d’Art contemporain, Saint-Priest (solo)
1998
“La Photo francaise contemporaine,” galerie NBK, Berlin
1997
“Photo francaise contemporaine,” Kunstlerwerkstaat, Munich
1997
Galerie Laurence Miller, New York, NY (solo)
1996
Galerie Polaris, Paris (solo)
1996
Musee de l’Elysee, Lausanne (solo)