C O N T E M P O R A R Y A R T G A L E R I S T
A T O S S A M E I E R
Atossa Meier is an art galerist that combines Contemporary Art and Design with galleries in both Zurich and St. Moritz. She grew up in the art world as her father, an art dealer, turned their home into a museum of art. She studied art history, film, photography and Persian in Zurich, and completed a Master’s in Modern Art in NYC. She worked at an auction house before deciding to go on her own. Today she trades contemporary art because we are living as she says “in the now”. I’m not into all the hype about auctions, my artists grow steadily in their value as long as they are alive and not as long as they are underground.
Every day is a highlight. I meet so many interesting people with incredible stories (I could write a book about them) and provide art for dream homes with art collections that take my breath away. Sometimes I have to pinch myself to believe where I’ve got.
Greatest inspirations or influences?
My greatest inspiration is one of my artists Mathias Kiss - a genius! Otherwise I won’t let anyone influence me. I think I’m more of a person who influences, or should I say one that ‘inspires’. Every guest at the gallery who comes to say goodbye often uses the expression “that was so inspiring” to describe their experience. This makes me incredibly proud and that’s when I know I’m doing something spot on.