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BIOGRAPHY & EXHIBITIONS

BIOGRAPHY & EXHIBITIONS

BIOGRAPHY

Catherine Fourniau, born in 1948 in Lyon, studied drawing and graphic design in various art studios in Paris.
From 1968 to 1980, she worked as a graphic designer in Paris, then in Florence, Italia.

She decided from then on to fully devote herself to sculpture and settled in Pietrasanta. Due to the proximity of the Carrara marble quarries, and also internationnally renowned for its marble studios and bronze foundries, the city has been for a long time now a work and exchange space for sculptors from all over the world.
She then began her long-lasting collaboration with the fonderia d’arte Massimo del chiaro, with whom/ which (j’ai un doute…) she still works today.

Catherine Fourniau realised several monumental sculptures both for public (France, Belgium) and private commissions (Italy, New York).
One can find her work / her work can be found in private collections in Belgium, France, Great Britain, Italy, Japan and USA.


EXHIBITIONS

She took part in many collective exhibitions from 1981 (up) until today

1982 Scultrici in Versilia - Pietrasanta, Italie
1982 Espace / Créations, Institut audio visuel - Paris, France
1983 Galleria Ita Incontri - Pietrasanta, Italie
1984 La Donna Creativa, Chiostro di Sant’Agostino - Pietrasanta, Italie
1985 Exposition for the 101th salon of the "Union des femmes peintres et sculpteurs" ’(Union of Women’ painters and sculptors), Parc Floral de Paris - Paris, France
1988 Il Disegno degli scultori – Pietrasanta, Italie
1988 Salon de Mai, Grand Palais – Paris, France
1989 Salon d’octobre, Brive - Brive-la-gaillarde, France
1989 Feminie Dialogue 85, tribute to Alicia Penalba, Salon Dialogue, Unesco – Paris, France
1990 Scultori in Pietrasanta, Galleria La Subbia - Pietrasanta, Italie
1991 Salon d’Automne, Grand Palais – Paris, France
1991 Tribute to Jean Laude, Chapelle de la Sorbonne – Paris, France
1991 Ruines et Totems - Barjols, France
1991 Galerie Nesle, commission centrale de l’enfance – Paris, France
1994 "Sculpteurs français et espagnols" (french and spanish sculptors), Galerie La Petite – Paris, France.
1994 Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture, Cloître de Sant’Agostino – Pietrasanta, Italie
2005 Donna Scultura : E. Corsini, C. Fourniau, J. Melhlman, M. Nakamura, Eglise de Sant’Agostino – Pietrasanta, Italie
2005 Fabianoinarte – Seravezza, Italie
2005 Le figlie del Vasaio, Parco di Magliano - Massa, Italie
2005 For the 10th year anniversary of the Guyancourt’s Art Gallery - Guyancourt, France
2005 Cartasia Ambiente d’arte – Lucca, Italie
2004 Fondation Léa et Napoléon Bullukian - Lyon, France
2002 Château de la Forêt – Livry-Gargan, France
2007 L’entrepôt, Exposition-Manifeste Disparition (Ben Barka) – Paris, France
2012 Association Geneviève Dumont – Pollionnay, France
2014 Association Clé du jour - Paris & Bordeaux, France
2007 Exposition décennale, Spazioarte Pisanello, Fondazione Toniolo – Verona, Italie
2002 Festa Della Toscana, Donne in Scultura a Camaiore – Camaiore, Italie
2010 Au fil de l’eau et du tuffeau – Candes Saint Martin, France

She held numerous solo exhibitions

1988 Galerie Du Bellay – Paris, France
1988 Caisse régionale du Crédit Agricole – Bar Le Duc, France
1991 Lauréate de l’année 90 du Prix Paul Vaillant Couturier, exposition au journal l’Humanité (Winner of the Paul Vaillant Couturier Award)– Saint-Denis, France
1992 Mairie de Malakoff - Malakoff, France
1994 Exhibition with the ceramist Marie Boisson, la Cour des potiers – Le Raincy, France
1996 B.R.F (Belgian public radio and television company) – Eupen, Belgique
1996 Caves Hors-Château – Liège, Belgique
1996 City of Guyancourt - Guyancourt, France
1997 Gallerie Art Box, Exhibition with the painters Christel Trage et Nikolai Makarov – Waregem, Belgique
1999 "Le printemps des femmes" (The Women Spring) with Jeanne Lichtlé and Marie-Laurence Lamy – Condé Sainte Libiaire, France
2000 Teatro dell’Olivo – Camaiore, Italie
2001 Spazioarte Pisanello, Fondazione Toniolo – Verona, Italie
2001 Fondation Hardy – Dison, Belgique
2002 Galerie l’Ombra – Liège, Belgique
2004 Studio 31. With the sculptor Christiane Guillaubay – Pietransanta, Italie
2004 54 rue du Temps Passé. With the sculptor Jean-Paul Brussac – Bordeaux, France
2005 Exhibition Banque Bim – Lugano, Suisse
2006 Galerie Art77 – Paris, France
2006 Galerie Patrick Manoury Art – Paris, France
2011 Centre culturel "La ferme de Martinrou" – Fleurus, Belgique
2012 Association Geneviève Dumont – Pollionnay, France
2012 Au Vieux Paris - 24 rue Chanoinesse, Paris, France
2011 Les rendez-vous de Saint-Loup. Exhibition with the sculptor Pierre Petit and the painter Nissan Engel – Saint-Loup-sur-Thouet, France
2011 « Dans le cadre », Église de la Madeleine
Every 2 years Exhibition of recent works, L’atelier - Châteaudun, France

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