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Annick Bouvattier
painter

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Annick Bouvattier was born in Nevers in the mid sixties.
Her father, a paediatrician and art lover, gave her the passion for painting since her early childhood.

In 1982, after graduating with a science major, she broke away from the family patern of medical education to enrol at the "Berçot - Marie Rucki" school of fashion where, for two years, she trained as a stylist. Her work was then exhibited in Paris and at the Villa Médicis in Rome, and was praised by professionals and published in specialised press.

However, she was more attracted by the performing aspect of fashion than haute-couture, and chose film and advertising. As a stylist and costume-maker, she used to work at Cinecitta in Rome. From her italian experience, she has kept the deep, warm and sensual colours - sun-filled ochres, velvety reds, intense blues and deep greens.

At the beginning of 1990, she decided to turn to painting exclusively.
After two years of self-taught research, she became, from 1992 to 1996, Pierre Ramel's student and a disciple of Mac Avoy's who taught her the technique of knife painting with oil, which she uses with a smooth and thin touch to create transparency.

Annick Bouvattier paints women, often alone, in almost empty flats only furnished by shadows and light. They are young and pretty, embracing freely their femininity, unconcerned by the look of others.

Large canvases, close-up compositions, the work of Annick Bouvattier invents spaces where the picturial rhymes with the emotional.

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Solo exhibitions

  • 2015 Galerie Next. Toulouse.
  • 2014 Galerie Next. Toulouse.
  • 2013 Galerie Salvany. Clermont-Ferrand.
  • 2012 Artclub Gallery. Paris.
  • 2011 Palm Beach. Cannes
  • 2011 Galerie Neel. Cannes
  • 2010 Galerie des Chapelains. Nevers.
  • 2009 Artclub Gallery. Paris.
  • 2006 Galerie Salvany. Clermont-Ferrand.
  • 2005 Galerie Artclub. Paris
  • 2005 Galerie Futurart. Bruxelles
  • 2002 Galerie Aktuaryus. Strasbourg
  • 2002 Galerie des Chapelains. Nevers
  • 2001 Galerie Tosaka. Paris.
  • 2000 Galerie Aktuaryus. Strasbourg
  • 2000 Galerie des Chapelains. Nevers
  • 1997 Galerie Saint-Cyr. Nevers.
  • 1996 Galerie Etienne De Caussans. Paris
  • 1993 Galerie Jason. Perpignan.

Fairs & collective exhibitions

  • Galerie Neel, Cannes. 2010
  • Galerie Joël Dupuis, Hardelot/Mer. 2008
  • The Catto Gallery, London. 2007
  • Galerie Joël Dupuis, Hardelot/mer. 2007
  • Galerie Hugues Penot, La Baule. 2007
  • Artexpo, New-York. 1998
  • Galerie Christian Dazy, Dijon. 1998
  • Musée de Marzy. 1997
  • Salon de Printemps. Decize. 1996
  • Salon de Bourges. 1994
  • Salon d'Automne (Grand Palais) Paris. 1993
  • Exposition d'Été. Decize. 1992

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