Iris Hutegger was born in 1964 in Schladming, Austria. She moved to Switzerland in 1990 and currently lives and works in Basel. She has been exhibiting her work regularly since 2004. As a sculptor and visual artist, Iris Hutegger creates installations that involve 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.