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Anne Mandorla, painter and engraver, lives and works in Paris. Her numerous travels abroad have inspired her artistic reflections. She poses a contemporary and sober eye on reality which she then transforms. Her painted and engraved interpretations offer a figurative vision, bordering on abstraction. Her chromatic and gestural language is gradually developing towards an increasingly minimal expression.
Her successive themes intertwine and certain of them re-emerge thus creating cycles while also finding links with botany, ethnology, history, literature and architecture... They speak about the ‘before’ and the ‘beyond’ themselves in trying to understand the here and now.
Anne Mandorla invites us to analyse the mysterious forces which connect the human to the spiritual.
Her works are presented in Paris in Namy-Caulier Gallery, in Concorde Gallery in Mulhouse and in Laure Matarrasso Gallery in Nice. She exhibits in international art fairs such as : Art Paris, Art Expo, New York, Estampa, Madrid, St’Art, Strasbourg – and in diverse Art Salons in the Parisian region. Her artist’s books are on depot in the Department of Rare Books in the National Library of France.

 Biography

STUDIES

National School of Fine Arts, Nancy, France.
B.A., The Philosophy of Art, University of Paris-Sorbonne, France.
M.A., The History of Art, University of Nancy, France.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 National Print Festival, Maison des Artistes, Charenton-le-Pont.
2000 - 2017 "Mandorles", (Almonds), Dhalgren Gallery : www.dhalgren.net
2012 "Anne Mandorla, Artist Traveler”, Faidherbe Public Library, Paris.
2010 "Nomadic Paintings”, Marie Vitoux Gallery, Riad Marelia, Marrakech, Morocco.
2009-2010 "Nomadic Paintings", Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris.
2009 « Nomadic paintings », Andre-Malraux Cultural Hall, Kremlin-Bicetre.
2008-09 « Borassus », Saint-Pierre Hall, Paris.
2008 « Nomadic paintings and engravings », La Hune-Brenner Gallery, Paris.
« Nomadic paintings », Orangerie, Cachan.
2005 Edouard Roch Gallery, Ballens, Morges, Switzerland.
"Nomadic paintings", Mediart Gallery, Paris.
2000-2001 "Observances", Poltrona Frau Design Showroom , Paris.
1998 "Paper Works", Camille Claudel Gallery, Charenton-le-Pont.
1995 Espace Bateau-Lavoir, Paris.
La Marge Gallery , Ajaccio, Corsica.
1993 Charles Foix Hospital Chapel , Ivry-sur-Seine.
France-Telecom, Paris-Elysee, Paris.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2000 - 2017 : Engravings and Paintings (permanently), Martine Namy-Caulier Gallery, Paris.
2015-2017 : "Horizontal Paintings" (permanently), Concorde Gallery, Mulhouse, France.
2017 : "Nomadic Paintings” (permanently), Françoise Durst Gallery, Paris.
2009 – 2017 : Engravings (permanently), Laure Matarasso Gallery, Nice.
2016 : Engravings, Watermark Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
"Engraved Cards", (invited by the Seine Group)
Art Montparnasse Gallery, Paris.
2015 : Engravings, Saint-Louis Bookshop, Alsace.
"Nature’s Grandeur", Municipal Gallery, Espace Art & Liberté, Charenton.
1997 – 2016 : "Studios open to the public", Maison des Artistes, Charenton.
2011 – 2015 : “Art Studios”, Municipal Gallery, Espace Art & Liberté, Charenton. Special Guest Artist in 2011.
2013 : "A Line", Le Trait – Graveurs d’Aujourd’hui,
Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris.
1997 – 2013 : Engravings, La Hune-Brenner Gallery, Paris.
(This gallery closed in 2013).
2012 : Dazibao from the questionnaire "Art, A Profession ?"
Area Gallery, Paris.
35th Poetry Festival, Nesles Gallery, Paris,
during the Annual National Poetry Fair.
2010 "Territories in movement", Mediart Gallery, Paris.
"Did you say … Engraving ?", Guyancourt.
"Ochre’s earths", Actee Gallery, Charenton-le-Pont.
2008 and 2010 « Let’s draw the hope », Cyrille Varet Gallery, Paris.
2002 to 2010 Envie d’art Gallery, Paris.
2009 « Plural creativity », engravings of artists in residence, Delacroix Gallery of French Institute of North-Morocco, Tanger, Maroc.
« The 20 years of the gallery », Akié Arichi Gallery, Paris.
2008 « Plural creativity », engravings of artists in residence in French Institute of North-Morocco, National High School of Art and Kraft, Tetouan, Maroc.
« Désenfouissements », Aragon-Triolet Cultural Center, Orly.
2007 "Artists in the city", Art & Liberty Hall , Charenton-le-Pont.
2005 "Oh, girls !", La Mandragore Atelier-Gallery, Burgondy.
2002 "Plural art", Paris.
2000-2001 "Artists’ Wishes", Westport, U.S.A., Paris and Marseille.
Lavoir’s Gallery, Sarlat, Dordogne.
"Artists’ Books", Faubourg-Saint-Antoine’s House, Paris.
"Artists’ Calendars", Mediart Gallery, Paris.
"Paper Palmtrees", "Palmtrees between sun and shadow" Exhibition, Auteuil’s Greenhouse, City of Paris.
"Contemporary Art", Ancienne Justice de Paix, Saint-Cyprien-en-Perigord.
Quinta das Cruzadas Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal.
1999-98 "The Different Books", Michele Broutta Gallery, Paris.
"Confrontation II", Michele Broutta Gallery, "The Engraving Month in Paris".
Florence Association, Commines Hall, Paris.
1997 "Engraving and Artists’ Books", Mediart Gallery, Paris.
"Clichy Contemporary Art", Clichy’s Teather.
1996 Passerelle des Arts, Ben Ami Koller’s Atelier, Montreuil.
Atelier of the Maison Toussaint, Paris.
Florence Association, International City of Arts, Paris.
1993 Domaine Orenga de Gaffory, Patrimonio, Corsica.
"Jeune Peinture 20 x 20", travelling exhibition at the Grand Palais of Paris, and in 8 French Cultural Centers in Africa, in Budapest, Hungary, and in Florence, Italy.
1991 Katz Gallery, Paris.
"Jeune Peinture 20 x 20", travelling exhibition at the Grand Palais of Paris, and in 3 French Cultural Centers in Africa.

SALONS or PUBLIC EXHIBITIONS

2017 Festival Etonnants Voyageurs, L’œil pour l’œil/Daniel BRY editions, Saint-Malo.
Le Printemps du Livre de Montaigu, Montaigu.
2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 : Annual Salon, Charenton,
Municipal Gallery, Espace Art & Liberté, Charenton-le-Pont.
2012 : First Prize for Painting, Annual Salon, Charenton.
Annual Salon, Delacroix Municipal Gallery, Saint-Maurice.
2014 : 25th Anniversary Annual Artists’ May Exhibition, Cultural Center,
Orly.
2013 "White", International Contemporary Print Salon,
Graver Maintenant Association, Ermitage, Rueil-Malmaison.
2009, 2012 : 1st and 2nd Midi-Pyrénées Intaglio Engraving Triennials
Lisle-sur-Tarn Museum, Lisle-sur-Tarn.
2011 Festival of watercolour, Municipal Gallery, Espace Art & Liberté, Charenton.
2009 Euro-Estampe, 8th Intaglio Engraving Biennal, Lorient.
2007 Engraving’s Biennal of Saint-Maur, "Proximity and horizons".
13th Engraving’s Biennal of Sarcelles.
Awarded by Salon of Orly, Aragon-Triolet Cultural Center, Orly.
2007 et 1999 Annual Salon Pages, Contemporary bibliophily, Paris.
2006,-03 and -02 Salon International de l’estampe (engravings), Paris.
2005 Art forum, Montreux, Switzerland.
2001 to 2004 Estampa, International salon of engraving and art edition, Madrid, Spain.
2003 IVth Intaglio engraving biennal of Ile-de-France, 60 french and japanese engravers, Versailles.
1999 Annual Salon, Fresnes.
1999 and 1995 "The Draught, Today’s Engravers", Paris.
1998 and 1997 Mac 2000, Paris.
1996, -93 and -91 Salon de la Jeune Peinture, Paris.
1996 and 1995 Annual Salon, Marne-la-Vallee.
Mini Print International, Cadaques, Spain.
Salon "Greats and Youngs today ", Paris.
1994 and 1991 Salon, Montrouge.
1992 and 1991 May’s Salon, Paris.

INTERNATIONAL FAIRS

2017 Livre Paris, L’œil pour l’œil/Daniel BRY editions, Porte de Versailles, Paris.
Brussel’s Book Fear, L’œil pour l’œil/Daniel BRY editions,
Tour & Taxis, Brussel.
2009, - 11, -14 and 2016 Contemporary Engraving’s day, Place Saint-Sulpice, Paris.
2002, -03, -04, -07 and -08 St’ Art, Strasbourg.
2001 to 2007 Art Expo, Jacob Javits Center, New York.
2006 Lineart, Flanders Expo, Gent, Belgium.
2007 to 2001 Art Expo, Jacob Javits Center, New York.
2004 to 2002 Art Paris, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris.
St’art, Strasbourg.
1998 Saga, Contemporary Engraving, Paris.
Decouvertes, Contemporary Art , Paris.

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

2008 French Institute North-Morocco / Tanger-Tetouan, engraving’s studio of Tetouan.

ACQUISITIONS

Paintings, engravings and books are currently in the possession of private collectors, personal and corporate, in France and around : Switzerland, United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, USA, Brazil, Japan, Morocco.

Orders and purchases by private companies and cultural institutions.

Book purchases by various libraries specializing in art.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2 years of documentation at the Curatory of the Musee d’Orsay, Ministry of Culture, Paris.

Teaching Fine arts.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

See more recents articles on page LIVRES

"Noirs d’Ivoire" ; text by P.M. Levergeois ; artist’s book printed by L’Oeil pour l’oeil in 12 specimen (one of them at the National Library of France).

"Maculatures" ; text by Patrick Breton ; printed by L’Oeil pour l’oeil (at the National Library of France).

"The Palmtree in Art History", Masters ’s memoir in Art History (at the Library of the National Museum of Modern Art / Georges Pompidou Center - Beaubourg) .

TEXTS and PUBLICATIONS

See more recents articles on page PRESSE

"Noirs d’Ivoire. Anne Mandorla / Pierre-Marc Levergeois", by F. Danse in Azart n° 21, july-august 2006.

  • About the exhibition at the Edouard Roch Gallery in Switzerland :

"Ballens-Morges. Anne Mandorla", in Azart n°15, july-august 2005.

Swiss press : "Le langage des signes", by Françoise Jaunin in "24 Heures", daily paper, july 2005.

"Ballens : Anne Mandorla" in "Ph.Arts", le magazine suisse des arts, n°56, june-july-aug. 2005.

"La galerie Edouard Roch à Ballens reçoit Anne Mandorla, peintures", in "Accrochages", cultural agenda, n°68, june 2005. "Vaud : Galerie Edouard Roch" in "Accrochages", cultural agenda, n°69, july-aug. 2005.

"Peinture : Anne Mandorla", by J.J.G. in "Journal de Morges", daily paper, july 2005.

  • About the exhibition "Oh, girls !" at the atelier-gallery of the Mandragore in Joigny :

"Oh, les filles ! toute la richesse de l’estampe" in "l’Independant de l’Yonne", july 2005.

"Oh, les filles ! Oh, les filles !" in "l’Yonne republicaine", july 2005.

  • About the exhibition at Poltrona Frau, oct. 2000/ feb. 2001 :

"Observances" by Laurent d’Estrées, in "Petites infos. à partager", n° 3, sept. 2000, Press agency "14 Septembre".

"Observances", in "Art & Métiers du Livre", n° 222, déc. 2000.

"Anne Mandorla, Observances, Peintures et gravures", in "Nouvelles de l’estampe", n° 173/174, dec. 2000/feb. 2001.

"De l’art contemporain à découvrir" , in "Art Actuel", jan./ feb. 2001.

"Interrogations matiérées", in "Art & Décoration" n° 380, jan./ feb. 2001.

"Anne Mandorla ", in "Résidences Décoration", n° 36, jan./ feb. 2001.

  • "Livres rares à la Bibliotheque Nationale de France", by M.F. Quignard, in "Nouvelles de l’estampe", n°166, oct. / nov. 1999.

"L’association de graveurs LE TRAIT au Mois de l’estampe", by Marie Crevecoeur, in "Nouvelles de l’Estampe", n°164, may / june 1999.

"Mandorla, Anne", by Marie Crevecoeur, nov. 1998 http://www.dhalgren.net.

Text of Jean-Pierre Mialon, may 1998.

"Anne Mandorla", by Pierre-Marc Levergeois, nov. 1997.

Engravings printed in the litterary revue "L’art du bref ", n° 16, sept. 1996.

  • About the "14een. Salon d’Arts Plastiques of Marne-la- Vallée", nov.1995 :

" L’esprit de la matière à Marne-la-Vallée ", by Anne Kerner, in "Muséart", n° 55 ;

and article by Christophe Comentale in "Art & métiers du livre", n° 194.

  • "L’histoire du palmier dans l’art " , by Digby S. Neave , in "Le palmier", revue of the Association " Fous de palmiers", n° 8, may 1993.
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 Art Expo New York 2001

Art Expo International Fair, New York, march 2001, Jacob Javits Center.

Presentation text about engravings, technical specifics by Anne Mandorla.

Several technics of engraving on copper are used here. From each copper plaque, 1 , 15 , 25 or 30 prints maximum are produced. Each print is unique because of the addition of a special painted marking introduced at the moment of each pressing.


Biography

Anne MANDORLA, painter and engraver ; presentation and biography, english version. Studies, exhibitions, fairs, residences, awards, acquisitions, bibliography, press.





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