(Image: Gwen Gerard, Camisoles Double Dutch, 2009-2011, fabric-cotton, 6' x 9'; © Gwen Gerard)
Gwen Gerard (b. Nantes, France)
After a disappointing experience at the art studio: Met Peningehn in Paris, Gwen Gerard 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 she went back in the south of France where she realized more and more projects in Situ as "De Retour" in Celles , "Il Etait Une Fois" in Aniane or "Live-Motif" in Octon .
Alongside her career as an artist, Gwen Gerard is an art therapist with people mostly melancholic and participates in the creation of the association TriplAAA.
Education: Académie Julian,Paris 6ième, 1975. Faculté St Charles, Arts Plastiques, 1975-1979.
Gwen Gerard was chosen as a Winner in Round #3 of the 2012 Showcase Series.
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