Marie Cécile Thijs is a Rotterdam based photographer with a distinctive signature. Her portraits are still lifes, and her still lifes are portraits. She is influenced by the old masters in painting, yet her work is clearly contemporary. Stillness is key.
Her series have been published in several media, like Het Financieele Dagblad and French newspaper Le Monde. Her work has repeatedly received international acclaim and is included in the collections of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam and the Museum of Photographic Arts San Diego (MOPA).
Marie Cecile Thijs had her first retrospective in Museum aan het Vrijthof Maastricht in 2015. Also her work has been exhibited at TEFAF Maastricht, Art Miami and Art New York. In 2016 she was part of the exhibition Dutch Identity in Museum De Fundatie Zwolle. Also her photographs were exhibited in the EU 2016 pavilion in Amsterdam on the occasion of the chairmanship of the European Union by the Netherlands, as part of the selection of the Dutch National Portrait Gallery. In November 2016 her 3 month during solo exhibition started at 10 Corso Como Shanghai, in cooperation with the Consulate of The Netherlands in Shanghai.