Olivier Chupeau was impressed by a vast garden of bonsai at the home of his friend Ellen Read Sturges in Southport, Connecticut. The mother of Ellen, Muriel R. Leeds had catered to this superb collection under the guidance of Yuji Yoshimura and latter willed it to the Smithsonian Museum in Washington. Olivier was compelled by his admiration to create a series of bonsai in copper, stone and resin. They are now shown at the San Marino Pasadena Gallery.
Olivier’s art was shown in solo exhibitions,
In Long Beach at the LINK GALLERY (Oct.1999),
In Belmont Shore at the GALLERY BACH (Nov. 2005), and
at The Market Place in Long Beach at the PREP ESSENTIAL (Nov. 2006)
Art Collectors from Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Italy and Malaysia added his artwork to their personal collection.
Olivier was born and raised in the west of France. He was quickly introduced to art by his father who was himself a master in woodwork and ironwork. He taught Olivier how to use his tools and guided him to create with all sort of materials.
Olivier continued his education and got a bachelor degree in optical science.
Very early he found a way to combine his professional background and his passion for art by working as an optician and by creating and displaying his art. After moving to the United States, he continued on his path and has since become an icon of 2nd Street in Belmont Shore Long Beach where his Art Installations have been used as a window displays for the last 18 years. He has now extended his work in Beverly Hills and Santa Monica. He created recently an Art Installation at The Santa Monica Place Mall.
Olivier won several national window installation contests: 1st and 3nd price for Gucci, 2nd place for Armani and Ralph Lauren.
Olivier is represented since April 2010 by SAN MARINO GALLERY in Pasadena.