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Gwen Gerard

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Birthplace
Nantes, France

Lives in
France

Works in
France

Website

Schools
Met de Peningehn, 1976
Fac Saint Charles Paris 1, 1978
Fac Saint Charles Paris 1, 1978

Representing galleries
Mosnart, Les Batardises

Tags
photography, video-art, installation, mixed-media

Biography and Statement

GWEN GERARD is born in Nantes France. After a disappointing experience at the art studio: Met Peningehn  in Paris, she joined the faculty of St. Charles Paris I, where she studied with Michel Journiac.

In the mid eighties, she began to show in alternative spaces (Génie de la Bastille, Art  Cloche etc. ..), Paris galleries (Space Trans-Art, Gallery Arthur) and international fairs ("Art Jonction" in Nice ,"Linéart" in Gend).

Then in 1991, Gwen Gerard moved for twelve years in Chicago USA, her work, while focused on painting  will then be directed towards the volume and installation. During this period she participated in multiple events (Around the Coyote) and continued  to show in galleries like Klein Artworks, Mindi OH, Beret International, World Tattoo ... etc. She was represented by the gallery IDAO and maintained close relations with the French Cultural Services in Chicago, which supported her work and especially in her project "Turning" in 1999 with the piece the "Exit Ferris Wheel".

In 2002 's  she  is back in the south of France where she realizes more and more projects in Situ as "De Retour" in Celles , "Il  Etait Une Fois" in Aniane or Live-Motif"in Octon . She participates in art events such as Le Manif in Nîmes,  the Biennale des Batardises in Landeronde-Vendée or the biennale in Cachan  (2012). Since Gwen Gérard stays in touch with the artistic community of Chicago and is involved in the project "Transom" with artists like JB Daniel.

Gwen Gerard is born in Nantes (44, France).
           After a disappointing experience at the art studio: Met Peningehn in Paris, she joined the faculty of St. Charles Paris I, where she studied with Michel Journiac.

            In the mid eighties, she began to show in alternative spaces (Génie de la Bastille, Art  Cloche etc...), Paris galleries (Space Trans-Art, Gallery Arthur) and international fairs ("Art Jonction" in Nice ,"Linéart" in Gend).

          Then in 1991, Gwen Gerard moved for twelve years in Chicago USA, her work, while focused on painting  will then be directed towards the volume and installation.During this period she participated in multiple events (Around the Coyote) and continued  to show in galleries like Klein Artworks, Mindi OH, Beret International, World Tattoo ... etc. She was represented by the gallery IDAO and maintained close relations with the French Cultural Services in Chicago, which supported her work and especially in her project "Turning" in 1999 with the piece the "Exit Ferris Wheel".

          In 2002 's she is back in the south of France where she realizes more and more projects in Situ as "De Retour" in Celles , "Il  Etait Une Fois" in Aniane or Live-Motif" in Octon. She participates in art events such as Le Manif in Nîmes (30 FR)," Les Batardises" in  Landeronde-Vendée (85 FR) or  the Biennale in Cachan (94 FR) . Since Gwen Gérard stays in touch with the artistic community of Chicago and is involved in the project "Transom" with artists like JB Daniel.

Education:

1975 Académie Julian,Paris 6ième
1975-1979 Faculté St Charles, Arts Plastiques
Paris 1, la Sorbonne.
Director  of  studies  : Michel  Journiac .

INDIVIDUAL SHOWS:

2011
"Dans l'Ombre":
PARC -Octon -34-Fr.

2009
Stuffed Recycled Motives
"Transorm Show"
Chicago  IL. U.S.A.
http://tallskinny.com/mosnart/index.html
http://www.consulfrance-chicago.org/IMG/html/liaison/liaison0309.htm#exhibitions

2008
LIVE-MOTIF
PARC - OCTON - 34 -Fr.

2004-2005
“DE RETOUR”- Chapelle de Celles
34-Celles - Fr.

2002 “Bye-bye Baby”,  IDAO Gallery
CHICAGO, U.S.A.

1998
“EXIT Show. It is a small world after all”
IDAO Gallery, CHICAGO U.S.A.

“INSIDE/OUTSIDE”
Noyes Cultural Center, Evanston, IL., U.S.A.

1996
“Voyage”,  IDAO Gallery,
CHICAGO, U.S.A.

1993
“Around The Coyote” ART CENTER,
CHICAGO U.S.A.

1991
“Vincent Culotte”,
Paris 11ième
Curator :O. Grasser

1990
“Vincent Culotte”,
Paris 11ième
Curator: O. Grasser

1987
Galerie TRANS-ART,
PARIS 11ième.

Lineart Foire Internationale,
Galerie TRANS-ART,
Gend , BELGIUM.

 
GROUP SHOWS (selection):

2013

 Août  2013
 Festival "Remise à Neuf "
 Saint jean de La Blaquière 34 FR

Mars/Avril 2013
The Idea Sketch
CSID
Combremont Le Petit  / Suisse

 Mars 2013
Histoire(s) /Traverse Vidéo
30 Toulouse FR

2012

Biennale des Batardises, Les Sables d' Olonne, 85 Fr

L 'Altérité
Biennale Cachan

 2011
Format Multitude
PARC-Octon-34-

2010
 Carrément
 Galerie 4 Barbier Nîmes 30 000

2Hors/2Dans
Octon 34 800

In/Ex : Biennale des Batardises
Landeronde 85 ( Vendée)

2009

"Trajectoire Singulière "
PARC ,Octon ,34.

"Format Multitude"
PARC- Octon -34 .

Carrément
galerie 4, Barbier ,
Nîmes ,30.


2008
Format Multitude
PARC-Octon 34 - Fr-


Festival 2HORS/2DANS
PARC - Octon -34-Fr-

2007   
“MOTIF”
Installation in three parts :
1) Artpage
34 - Octon -Fr

2)“Le  Printemps  des Bouses”
34- Octon-Fr.

3)” Biennale  2007 : Les Batardises “
85- Landeronde - Fr.

 2006   
1) "TABOO OR NOT TABOO”
Installation :” les Maux”.
Biennale de Nîmes :  Le Manif -
30-Nîmes- 
http://www.lemanif.org

 
Printemps des bouses”
Installation : “Le Bonheur”
34-Octon-Fr

 2005    
“IL ETAIT UNE FOI”
 Chapelle des Pénitents -
34-Aniane-

 “ART BIO”
 34-Celles- Fr-

2004
"Bonjour Les Nébuleuses" Univers'Celles "-
  Chapelle ,Celles, 34, Fr.

2001
“Turning” exhibition partly funded  by the  French Cultural Services   in Chicago, 
G.N.F. CHICAGO , U.S.A.

2000
1) “In Waiting For Pello Bello”,
G.N.F. CHICAGO , U.S.A.
2)Cash & Carry”, Pilsen Open House,
G.N.F. CHICAGO , U.S.A.
2)A.T.C., IDAO Gallery,
CHICAGO, U.S.A.

1999
1)Jacqueline ROSS Gallery, CHICAGO , U.S.A.

1997
1)“I Paid 25 dollars to exhibit in this show“,
Beret International Gallery, CHICAGO , U.S.A.
2)Artist to Artist”
PILSEN Studio, CHICAGO , U.S.A.

1996
1)IDAO Gallery,
CHICAGO , U.S.A.

1995
1)TABULA Gallery
CHICAGO , U.S.A.

1994
1)MINDY OH Gallery
CHICAGO , U.S.A.
2)“Abstract Chicago”, Gallery Klein Art Works,
CHICAGO , U.S.A.

1993
1) CRUX Gallery,
CHICAGO , U.S.A.

1992
Target Choice”, World Tatoo Gallery
CHICAGO , U.S.A.

1991
Chicago to Chicago Invitational”,  World Tatoo Gallery,
CHICAGO , U.S.A.

1990
“Terres Promises”,
ARTHUR Gallery, PARIS 11ième

1989
“Le Génie de la Bastille “, PARIS 11ième;

1987
ART JONCTION-   International Expo,  Trans ART Gallery,
 06-NICE- Fr-



Recent Exhibits

Gwen Gerard participated in these exhibits:

Mar, 2014 PROCESSUS
CENTRE CULTUREL DE BELLEGARDE
 
Dec, 2013 Carrément
galerie 4, Barbier
 
Aug, 2013 Croire
La Remise à Neuf Festival
 
Mar, 2013 The idea Sketch
Medamothi - the csid showroom
 
Mar, 2013 Histoire(s)
Traverse Video Festival
 
Jun, 2012 Les Batardises : Biennale 2012
Association La Figure
 
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