ABOUT THE ARTIST
Bénédicte Blanc-Fontenille is a multi disciplinary french artist living and working in Miami, a 1985 graduate of l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts with a background in theater. She works in a variety of formats including paintings as well as sculptures, installations and photography. Her appreciation for mixed media and experimentation has gotten her to use pigments, encaustic wax technique, ink, paper, plaster. Loss, fragility and the evanescence of human things are at the heart of her practice. This exploration stems from knowing of a castle her father used to own that her two siblings grew up in but was taken from them in a family feud. Growing up, it made her aware the fragility and temporary nature of things and their ownership. Now for more than 30 years she has been working on this fragility, and more precisely, how fragility begets loss or voids which in turn invite movement and a succession of moments which she strive to capture in her art.
CORPORATE, PURCHASES and COMMISSIONS :
French Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Cartier – Piaget – - Alcoa International – Rhone Poulenc – Compaq – Sofitel – MP Architecture - Copyright (books) – Amoc (cd) - Greenstreet, Lulu restaurant.
The Art Center Fundacion Ortiz Guardian Museum in Nicaragua - Valmont Foundation http://collection-artistes.com/. Born April 3rd, 1961 in France.
2019 Luv Contemporary art gallery, Korea 2016 Gauchet Gallery Miami, installation of Floating Art at the Vagabond pool, Miami. 2015 the Hangar Gallery, Miami 2014 Valmont, Montreal, Quebec 2013 Kavachnina gallery, Marcowicz Fine Art - 2010/11 Art Rouge Gallery. Miami, Fl - Marcowicz Fine Art. Miami, Fl - 2009 Espacio Abierto, Coral Gables - 2006 Barnes Gallery, Paris - Opera Gallery Miami, Paris, New York - 1998 Espace Commines, Paris - 1995 Centre Culturel, Toulouse - 1991 Exposition Lafayette, Lafayette USA.
2019 Parallel show, Miami - Art Design Consultants Gallery, Cincinnati-Gallery Beddington, France - 2018 Made in French Show, Miami - Beddington Gallery, France - The Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery, NY - 2017 Inchoate Art Gallery, Fort Lauderdale - Valmont Berlin - Art Fair, Daegu, S.Korea Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Delray Beach - Kroma Gallery, Coconut Grove - 2016 Art Rouge Gallery, Miami - Kroma Gallery, Miami - Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove - LUV Contemporary Art, S. Korea - Historical Archives Museum of Hydra, Greece - Valmont Berlin - 2015 - Bugok Art Center, S. Korea - Hangar Gallery, Miami - Pop-up Gallery, Miami - LUV contemporary Art, Seoul S.Korea- GIAF show Daegu, S.Korea - 2014 - Gallery DM, Daegu, Korea - Bugok Art Center, Korea - Hangar Gallery, Miami -20013/10 Marcowicz Fine Art - art Rouge Gallery - 2009/06 – Art Rouge Gallery. Miami - Opera Gallery, Miami, Paris, New York - 2005 Art Miami - 2004 Art Vitam gallery, Miami 2003/02 Alliance Francaise, Miami - Galerie Damien B. Miami - Art Miami - 1996 Galerie Anthony Smith, Paris - 1994 Espace Commines, Paris - Art en direct, Galerie Elysee Rond-point, Paris - 1993 Galerie Vecchio, Cannes - 1991/90 Galerie Vendôme, Paris - Consulat de France, Miami - Galerie Climats, La Rochelle - Foire d’Art Contemporain, Toulouse - 1989 Galerie Innov, Paris - Galerie Climats, Paris - 1988 Centre National d’Art Contemporain (C.N.A.P), Paris - 1987 Galerie Caroline Corre, Paris.
2019 Armory Art Fair, Chelsea, New York- Art Expo New York -2018 Scope Art Fair Miami - 2015/ 16/ 17/18/19 Artfair Deagu, SouthKorea. 2014/15 Spectrum Miami - 2014 Asia Contemporary Art Show, Hong Kong - Art Monaco - 2004 Art Miami - 2009 Sculpt Miami
Act4Me, Miami - One Drop, Montreal. Ipad for soldiers US
Representing France Benedicte's
work will be one of 25 countries represented at Biennale Wynwood the CDC at City.