BIOGRAPHY

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Anne-France Abillon works and lives in Normandy – FRANCE

An artist drawn to interiority and the perceptible, Anne-France Abillon showed an interest in drawing and painting at a very early age. After medical school and then after specializing in psychiatry, which enabled her to deepen her knowledge of the human, and, more broadly, living world, she devoted herself to her personal artistic research. Nature plays an important role in the artist’s work and is a major source of inspiration. In the course of long solitary walks, during which the artist makes herself available to what offers itself beneath her feet or to her gaze, her creations take shape, not to demonstrate but to suggest. Mirroring the instant, she seizes and restores the precious moments of wonder and then celebrates those events during the long creative process to enable initiation of a dialogue with our most intimate self. The artist’s approach, which is essentially poetic, aims to render silence and imminence visible and perceptible, affording an essential geography of life, which is also an ecology of the spirit, an expression of the soul.

 

EXHIBITIONS, selection
2014 Weather of worlds – The mesh of the real/5 – Saint-Martin de Mondaye Abbay, Juaye-Mondaye
2013 Weather of worlds – The mesh of the real/4 – ARTerritoire, Athis de l’Orne
2012 Poetic of the landscape – Thomas Kellner Gallery, Siegen, Germany
aaaaaArachné, with Brige Van Egroo – Parcours artistiques du 3èmeParis
2011 L’arbre est un nid dès qu’un grand rêveur se cache dans l’arbre, with Brige Van Egroo – Parcours artistiques du 3ème Paris
2010 Mix-Paysages – le Radar Gallery, Bayeux
2009 L’art est dans le prêt – le Radar Gallery, Bayeux
aaaaaVariation for tree trunks-GumGang International Nature Art pré-biennale, South Korea
aaaaaManuscripts found in Normandy – in the context of Panorama/DRAC, Omonville la Rogue
2008 Kaleidoscopy, Art-Galleries Network/DRAC – Fine-Arts Museum, Alençon
2007 Topographie-lignes-mémoiresGrand-Duché du Luxembourg, Europeen City of Culture
aaaaaNous irons tous au bois – Baz-Art Gallery , Caen
aaaaaPoints and lines, Network of Art-Galleries/DRAC – Pavillon de Normandie, Caen
2006 Residency – 2Angles gallery, Flers
aaaaaPour accompagner l’automne, Network of Art-Galleries/DRAC – Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Cherbourg
2005 In the intimacy of silence, Network of Art Galleries/DRAC – 2Angles gallery, Flers
2004 In the intimacy of silence – Month of photography, Vire
aaaaaMesure et démesure – Traces et Cie, Compiègne
2003 Transmutation – Caroline Corre gallery, Verderonne
2002 From roots to leaves - GumGang International Nature Art pré-biennale, South Korea

EDITIONS collectives
2011 Itinéraires – Ed. l’épingle du jeu
2009 Duerchzuch um Giele Botter, Evolutiounsgeschichten an aner bewegend Biler – Ed. MASKéNADA
aaaaaEt pour toi c’est quoi l’art – Collectif entrez sans frapper
aaaaaNature and Peace – Geumgang International Nature Art Center Catalogue, South Korea
2008 Three artist books illustrating poems of François Cheng avec son aimable autorisation
2002 Nature Environment and Human Being through The art – Kong-Ju Cultural Center catalogue, South Korea
2001 Terra Cognita, le devisement des mondes, Passage d’Encres N°16 – Ed. Passages d’Encre

PARUTIONS
2012 Photographers : network selection 2012 VISIONSPROFIFOTO juillet-août, magazin für professionnelle fotografie, Allemagne
2007 Ein künstlerischer Streifzug durch ein Naturreservat, Mit dem Pilgerstab auf Zeitreise et Evolutions geschichten und andere bewegende Bilder par Heike Bucher – Tageblatt, Luxembourg
aaaaaPromenons-nous dans l’éphémère par France Clarinval – Le Quotidien, Luxembourg
aaaaaUne réserve à défricher par Sonia da SilvaLa Voix du Luxembourg

OBTENTION d’une allocation d’installation par la DRAC de Basse-Normandie, 2007

RESIDENCIES
2015 In Situ, Artist-residency at scholl – Avranches high school, Normandy
2011 Poetic of the landscape, Carrefour des Arts, la Chapelle Urée, Normandy
2006 Crazy cloud, 2Angles gallery – Flers, Normandy
2002 Speech of the earth, in the context of “Master of the house” – Saint-Lô, Normandy

PEDAGOGY AND MEDIATION
2004 – 2010 Network of Art-Galleries, Academy of Caen / DRAC and Rectorat – Pedagogical interventions and mediations around a personal exhibition in High Scholls and Colleges