French-born American in 1968
Live and work in Normandy

After land surveyor studies I joined an art school in 1998, the Académie Malouine d’Arts Plastiques in Saint-Malo. Until 2004 I studied with Eric BRAULT, Denise MASSON, Isabelle DUBRUL and Jean-Claude CRANCE, and begin to expose my work.

 

In 2008, I moved to Pacific Grove, California.

I attended the fine-art photographers group of Cole Weston, ImageMakers of Monterey and applied with success to the Pacific Grove Art Center annual show. Unfortunately, I had to cancel because I needed to find immediate income.
I obtained a position in Hawaii in the land surveying department of an international civil engineering company.

Two years later, I modeled and attended drawing classes at the University of Hawaii and Community Colleges in Honolulu. In the meantime I create a digital pinhole and develop with this tool my "Free_Lens" Project.

 

In 2011, I decided to discontinue my land surveyor career to pursue my work as a visual artist.

But that was without counting on a long self-diagnosis begun in 2010, which led me to review my personal development. This first led me to discover that I have a mild case of Asperger's and a desire to engage in a gender transition. In this process, I decided to destroy all my previous work and, the next five years were fully committed to my transition and the ultimate re-assignation surgery. My initial convictions were only reinforced during this period of analysis. It would then nourish my outlook on life and serve to redefine my artistic goals.

 

In 2017, the transition completed, I moved to the countryside of Normandy in 2018. My time is now entirely devoted to developing artwork. Music composition made since 1982 has recently, with sculpture, become part of my activities.

Since 2022 my artwork is supported by the French government (DRAC - Ministry of Culture). I obtained a grant to produce a mixed media project (painting and photography) based on my pinhole photography fund from my time in Hawaii.


I work on large formats with glycerophthalic lacquers.

Permanent exhibition at the DOUBLET Art Gallery (Avranches) since 2022, I have exhibited in France and the USA.

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Alexandra

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"My identity and my personal esthetic are slightly out of sync with the world around me.

I choose to explore and express my ambiguous personality through mixed techniques, based on two mediums, photography and painting.

The overall approach of this investigation reflects my ambivalence."

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