Cheraine Collette

Cheraine Collette

Otterlo, Gelderland, Netherlands

About Cheraine Collette

Detailed creatures of the natural realm paired with fantastical scenes of the imagination have created a signature style. An oeuvre that has become widely awarded and that can be found in esteemed private collections on a global scale.

Cheraine Collette was born in 1993, in a forest-side town in the east of the Netherlands.
Cheraine Collette started drawing at the age of 3, the first subjects she would try to capture drawing were horses and other animals, quickly after which she would gain insights from her mother about mixing colours and how to draw in perspective by her brother.

From the age of 12, she started experimenting with one of the earliest Photoshop suites (CS1), accompanied with a Wacom tablet and pencil, which was all introduced by her father. She instantly used it to paint and to layer- and manipulate her photographs.
She finished her education in Photographic Design at the Fotovakschool, University of Applied Photography in 2015.

Cheraine Collette’s work is dedicated to showing the constant battle between nature and humanity, the beauty and vulnerability of nature, and historic buildings.
To inspire future generations to preserve both our natural heritage and also our cultural heritage.
Her work can be summarized in three ways -
Authentic, Imaginative, and a longing for beauty.
Her instinct is her guide. She longs for the unexplored.

Cheraine Collette’s work covers every aspect of photographic production, from photographing- to manipulating and digitally painting her images.
In her photography, you will often find fauna, which she has photographed in their own natural habitat, to make the audience more aware that fauna can be left in peace for the final photograph.
Essentially, she creates imaginary worlds from scratch. Composed of photographed parts of nature and locations across the globe.

Since 2019, in the course of 1,5 year, Cheraine Collette has won 79 prizes in total consisting out of 1- overall winner, 8 -1st prizes, 2 - 2nd prizes, 4 - Gold, 2 - Silver, and 63 - honourable mention & Highly Commended in internationally acclaimed photography competitions such as the International Photography Awards (IPA), the Prix de la Photographie Paris(PX3), the Julia Margaret Cameron Awards (2020), the Pollux Awards, the Siena International Photo Award (SIPA), and more with her photography series and other works.

She published her first book with a multi-award-winning body of work in 2020.

She continues her practice currently in her studio in Otterlo, the Netherlands.

Education

Awards:

2020 – Prix De La Photographie Paris (PX3) Gold Winner in Fine Art/Nudes with the ‘Where Is Adam?’ series and three Honorable Mentions- one in Fine Art/Other with the ‘Marvels’ series and one in Fine Art/Collage with the ‘Legacy’ series and one in Fine Art/Digitally Enhanced with the ‘Treasures’ series

2020 – International Neutral Density Awards (ND) 1st Place in Fine Art/Nude with the ‘Where Is Adam?’ series and one Honourable mention in Fine Art/Photo-manipulation with the ‘Legacy’ Series

2020 – 15th Pollux Awards 1st Place Winner in Digital Manipulation & Collage with the ‘Treasures’ series and two Honorable Mentions- one in Nude&Figure with the ‘Where Is Adam?’ series and one in in Fine Art with the ‘Marvels’ series

2020 – International Photography Awards (IPA) Four Honorable Mentions- one with the Marvels book in Book/Fine Art and one in Fine Art/Nudes with the 'Where Is Adam' series and one in Fine Art/Collage with the 'Legacy' series and one in Fine Art/Other with the 'Treasures' series

2020 – Siena International Photo Awards (SIPA) Creative Highly Commended in Series with the ‘Marvels’ series and also Commended in Series with the ‘Where Is Adam?’ series and two Finalist- one in Open Theme with ‘On the Other Hand’ and one in Animals with ‘Fierce’

2020 – 15th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards (JMCA) Overall Winner together with the 1st Place in Digital Manipulation & Collage with the ‘Marvels’ series and an Honorable Mention in Nude & Figure with the ‘Where Is Adam’ series.

2020 – Moscow International Photography Awards (MIFA) two Honorable Mentions- one in Fine Art-Other with the ‘Marvels‘ series and one in Fine Art-Nudes with the ‘Where Is Adam?‘ series

2020 – IPA Oneshot: Movement Honorable Mention in Nature with ‘Oneness’ from the ‘Where Is Adam?‘ series

2020 – Monovisions Photography Awards Two Honorable Mentions- one in Nude with “Vision” and one in Nude with the ‘Where Is Adam?’ series

2020 – Siena International Photo Awards(SIPA) Finalist in Architecture with the ‘Marvels‘ series

2020 – 6th Fine Art Photography Awards five Nominees- one in Nudes with the ‘Where Is Adam?‘ series and one in Fine Art with the ‘On The Other Hand‘ and one in Photomanipulation with the ‘Marvels‘ series and one in Conceptual with the ‘Futuristic Birth‘ series and one in Fine Art with the ‘Alien Beauty‘ series and one in Fine Art with ‘Water Ballet‘ from the ‘Marvels‘ series

2020 – 13th Annual International Color Awards Nominee in Fine Art Category with ‘Water Ballet‘ from the ‘Marvels‘ series and an Honorable Mention in Wildlife Category with the ‘Elephant Dust‘ Photograph

2019 – London International Creative Competition (LICC) Honorable Mention in Video & Film Category with ‘A Pastel Galaxy’

2019 – ND Awards two Honorable Mentions- one in Fine Art with the ‘Where Is Adam?’ series and one in Abstract with the ‘Golden Universe’ series

2019 – Monochrome Awards four Honorable Mentions- one in Fine Art with ‘Bee-you-tiful’ from the ‘Alien Beauty’ series and another one in Fine Art with ‘Sfinx’ and one in Fashion / Beauty with ‘Mirage’ and one in Nude with ‘Uplifting’ from the ‘Where Is Adam?’ series

2019 – 14th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards two Honorable Mentions- one in Nude & Figure with the ‘Where Is Adam?’ series and one in Fine Art with the ‘Marvels’ series

2019 – 14th Pollux Awards two 1st places- 1st place in Nude & Figure with the ‘Where Is Adam?’ series and 1st place in Abstract with the ‘Golden Universe’ series and an Honorable Mention in Fine Art with the ‘Marvels’ series

2019 – International Photography Awards (IPA) 1st place winner in Fine Art Category with the ‘Marvels’ series and an Honorable Mention in Fine Art with ‘Uplifting’ from the ‘Where Is Adam?’ series

Education

Graduated in Photographic Design in 2015 at the Fotovakschool University Of Applied Photography, the Netherlands.

Events

Each work of art is available as a limited edition in different formats, but is limited to a total of 30 pieces per individual work of art. All artworks are signed by Cheraine Collette with their name, size and edition number. For example the series "Where is Adam?" image "Nude Elephant dust", the total amount:

● Image Size = 80 x 90 cm, Edition of 12/2AP = (14)
● Image Size = 120 x 135 cm, Edition of 9/2AP = (11)
● Image Size = 140 x 158 cm, Edition of 3/1AP = (4)
● Image Size = 150 x 169 cm, Edition of 1/0AP = (1)
●The Total Number of “Nude Elephant Dust” = (30)

Exhibitions

● 2021 - 17 September- Solo Show at Villa Del Arte Galleries, Amsterdam
● 2021 September - Solo Exhibition Barcelona, FotoNostrum Gallery - Date to be determined due to COVID19
● 2020 winners Exhibition from the 14th Pollux Awards in Barcelona, FotoNostrum Gallery
● 2020 winners Exhibition from the 14th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards in Barcelona, FotoNostrum Gallery
● 2015 Naarden Fotofestival Joke Veeze Nomination
● 2015 Bredevoort Foto21
● 2015 Amsterdam Fotovakschool
● 2014 Enschede Fotogalerie Objektief