EDUCATION
Oklahoma Art Institute, Wichita Mountains OK 1990.
Ecole des Beaux Arts de Rennes (France) Bachelor of Fine Arts 1980.

EXHIBITS
Copenhagen Art Fair, February 4-5, 2017.
Exhibit with Artival at Global Art Gallery Copenhagen, 2016.
“Mises en scene”, French Cultural Institute, Copenhagen, DK, 2016.
Udenrigsministeriets Kunstforening Kobenhawn (foreign affairs ministery DK) 2015.
Spring 2013, The Fleur and Charles Bresler Residency, Visarts, Rockville MD.
Conversations in Paint and Clay, Tyme Gallery Havertown, PA.
Wayne Art Center, 2007-2008, PA.
Main Line First Friday, 2008, PA.
Tyme Gallery, October 2007, Havertown, PA.
Galerie Compagnie d'artistes, Lorient, France, 2003.
EuroCelticArt, Galerie du Faouëdic, Lorient, France, 2002.
Oklahoma City Art Museum, OK, USA. Fund raising show, 2001.
Group show Editions Limited, 2001.
Forte di Rivoli Veronese, Italia. 1998.
Art at the Armory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1994.
Aaron Gallery Miniature Show, Washington D.C. 1993.
Paper Prayers, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1993.
Arte NY92, Jarvis Center, New York City, 1992.
Art at the Armory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1992.
Joy Berman Gallery, 1992.
Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Juried Show.
Kirkpatrick Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, January 1991, two-artist show.
Kirkpatrick Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, "Small Wonders", 1990.
Central State University, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, “Painted Photograph Exhibit”, 1990.
Artsplace, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1990, four-artist show.
Art Festival, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1990-1994, 1998-2000 and 2007-2008.
Editions Limited, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1990, with Charlotte Hess.
Artplace, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1989.
Creative Art Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri, 1989 with Sharon J. Montgomery.
Individual Artists of Oklahoma Traveling Exhibit 1988-1989 U.S.A.
Museum of Vitré with “L’atelier de la Paillette”, 1988.
National bookstore F.N.A.C. in Rennes with “L’atelier de la Paillette”, 1988.
Museum-school of “La Perrine” in Laval with “L’atelier de la Paillette”, 1988.
Traveling exhibit with the railroad from Paris to Rennes with “L’atelier de la Paillette” 1988.

ONE PERSON SHOWS
“Mises en scene”, French Cultural Institute, Copenhagen, DK, 2016.
“Playtime, Draw the Line”, Nault Fine Art, Oklahoma City, OK, 2014.
Mørkhøj Bibliotek, DK, 2014.
Visarts Exhibit and Performance, Rockville, MD, 2013. PII Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2009.
Nault Fine Arts, Oklahoma City, OK, 2009.
Enclaves Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2008.
Brian Nault Fine Art, Oklahoma City, OK, 2008.
Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2007.
UNTITLED [ArtSpace], Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2004.
Galleria Caruso, Milazzo, Italy, 2003.
Mediastore, Lorient, 2003.
Die Galerie Serafin, Vienna, Austria, 2001.
Galleria Caruso, Milazzo, Italia, 1998.
Galleria Linea70, Verona, Italia. 997.
Ben Pickard Gallery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1995.
Ploemeur City Hall, France, 1995.
Norick Art Center Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma, January 1990.

GALLERIES
Nault Fine Art, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Editions Limited, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Galerie Serafin, Wien, Austria.
Gallerie B, Pont-Aven, France.

COMMISSIONS
Poetic portraits for families.
Family portrait for the Lian family.
Painting for an Oklahoma coffee company.
Hyatt Hotel in Hawaii.
Oklahoma City Arts Festival poster 1992.
Postcard for the Woman Caucus for the Arts 1993.

COLLECTIONS
Oklahoma State University Museum, Stillwater, OK.
Mayo Clinic, Pediatrician Unit, Minnesota.
OU Physicians Building, Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City.
Irish Realty, Oklahoma City.
Charley Miller, Oklahoma City.
Aeternitas, Oklahoma City.

   
 

BIOGRAPHY
I grew up in Brittany, France where I studied art at The Beaux-arts in Rennes. As a consequence of my husband's work, I moved to Oklahoma City in 1987. I started to print at Paseo Intaglio Printers and to show my art in group and individual shows. My art work was shown in Florida, Missouri, California, Illinois, Minnesota, Indiana and in Japan. I later moved to Philadelphia where I got involved with the Women's Caucus for Art and Art at the Armory. After three years my family and I returned to Europe.

In Italy, Austria, and France, my work was exhibited in several galleries. In Brittany for four years, I reconnected with my roots and was invited to be in the Euroceltic Festival in Lorient. During this stay in Europe, my work was still shown in the United States and was acquired by private and public collections such as Hyatt Hotel Hawaii, Mayo Clinic Minneapolis and, in Oklahoma at the Health Science Center, Coach House restaurant, and Irish Realty among many other collections. My work is part of the Oklahoma State University collection at Stillwater,OK.

I attended the Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts 11 times and was the poster artist in 1992. I had several one-person exhibits in Oklahoma, the Norick Art Center Oklahoma City University, City Art Center, Pickard Gallery, Untitled [ArtSpace] and Nault Gallery. One year ago, I moved to Denmark where I continued exhibiting my work. My first exhibit in Copenhagen was at Morkhoj bibliotek.this September. I had returned to Oklahoma City for the reopening of Nault Gallery in their new space with a new series of works titled “Playtime, draw the line” this last October.

I had often painted children and children games. For me, art has always been connected to playfulness. As D.W. Winnicot, psychoanalyst and pediatrician, argued: “play is universal part of every human being’s creativity and the source of a meaningful life. Making art is a form of play.”

As I remember the games I used to play in the school yard during recess and on the sidewalks after school, I go back to a place where time has slowed down and where I evolved in an imaginary world with its own rules and logic. We can apply the same words to the creative process followed by the artist. The artist creates a bridge between reality and his interpretation of the world using his own techniques and codes. Our myths and fears are transcended through art. As human beings all over the world we have the same questionings.

Games like marbles, Chinese jumping rope, and hopscotch exist in a lot of different countries with variations. We are reminded that what brings us together is less important that what separates us. Hopscotch is called pousse-pion in Cameroun, amarelina in Brazil; dama in Bulgaria and marelle in France. Chinese texts mentioned it as early as 2000 BC. The symbolism of this game is often associated to the path of life with hell and sky. Chalk is used to draw boxes on the ground. Players toss a small object into numbered spaces and hop or jump to retrieve the object.

One piece of chalk is enough sometimes to reinvent the world and to be connected to another human being in a non-virtual way. In a society where computer games are prevalent, play time should go back to a certain innocence and simplicity. Furthermore, it is important to show that art does not belong only to museums but is available to everyone on a daily basis. I look forward to recreating a time where art and play is everyone’s language.

With Matisse and Chagall not far away, I paint and draw and create a word of fantasy with colors to illuminate the world.



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