Iris Hutegger was born in 1964 in Schladming, Austria. She moved to Switzerland in 1990 and currently lives and works in Basel. In 1994, she started to study sculpture and drawing at the School of Art and Design in Zurich and Lucerne (HGK). Design in Zurich and Lucerne (HGK) and in 2005 she graduated from the School of Art and Design in Basel. She has exhibited her work regularly since 2004. As a sculptor and visual artist, Iris Hutegger creates installations that landscape and space, the natural and the artificial. She puts pieces of landscape in suitcases, draws chairs with cotton thread, creates flowering meadows in exhibition halls and elaborates a figurative and conceptual work of great poetry. For her photographic work, Iris Hutegger takes the mountains as her subject. She shoots the color negatives in black and white and, from these documentary and almost abstract images, embroiders her own colors with a sewing machine. colors with a sewing machine on the landscape, bringing a third dimension to the image: that of emotion.