Naomi C. Gallay (1993) is a Swiss artist and designer. As a family member of five generations in the graphic arts, she received her BA from the graphic design department
at ECAL (University of Art and Design of Lausanne) in 2016.
In the year she worked as a designer in Southern California, she deepened her knowledge in design while developing her artistic approach. Back in Europe, she was awarded the Jean K. Prize, as a young artist under 30 years old, get invited to an art residency in Geneva and opened her studio. In the following years, her art work has been exhibited in several places between Switzerland and the US and received a particular attention from fashion industry, including Louis Vuitton and Alexander Wang. Her artistic practice ranges from painting, oil pastels to digital tools. Her art is focused on the human form, transcending the boundaries of classical portraiture and gestural abstraction. It positions itself as a commentary on racial inequality seeking unity in diversity through our common humanity.

 

Prizes & Publications

 

SD Voyager, San Diego (USA), 2021

The Vanderlove Letter, Suisse, 2020

Epic Magazine, Suisse, 2019

Hotdogger, Biarritz (FR), 2019

SD Voyager, San Diego (USA), 2019

Étapes, Paris (FR), 2017

Le Temps, Suisse, 2017

Swissquote,Suisse, 2017

24 Heures, Suisse, 2017

Femina, Suisse, 2017

Étapes, Paris (FR), 2016

 

 

Jean Knechtli Prize, 2015
Award annually granted to a talent under 30 years old in Fine Arts 

Member of DAP (Development of Fine Arts Association), since 2017 

Artist member of Eyes on Talent, Paris (FR), since 2016

Co-founder of Serge&maurice, since 2010 

Languages

 

French (native)  English  Italian