Color: New York - Los Angeles -Paris
Visual Lecture by Marie Thibeault, our honorary fellow for October 2018 Residency.
Marie Thibeault, Los Angeles painter and Professor of Art at California State University will present her work and the work of a group of contemporary painters in which color is the prominent element used to signify form and meaning.
The lecture will discuss the connections between the compelling role of color in painting practice today, and its ties to the innovative explosion of color explorations in France during the late 19th Century and early Modernism.
WHEN: 15:00 pm, October 27, 2018 as part of the Open Studio presentations
WHERE: FIAP Paris, 30 rue Cabanis, Paris 14 (Atelier Studios & Salle Madrid, 1er étage)
About Marie Thibeault
Marie Thibeault’s large-scale oil paintings address the tension of urban landscape and the natural world. The imagery is informed the immediate experience of living near the expansive industrial Port of Los Angeles. While referencing the surrounding landscape with atmospheric color fields, the work contrasts industrial structures with organic forms to suggest the ideas of flux, change and instability in our environment.
Her work has been recently featured in exhibitions such as The Feminine Sublime at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, and Color Vision, at the Huntington Beach Art Center. Recent solo exhibitions include Illuminations at Von Fraunberg Gallery in Dusseldorf, Neon Babylon, at Elena Shchukina Gallery in London, Engineering at George Lawson Gallery in San Francisco, and Broken Symmetries, Torrance Art Museum in Torrance, CA. She has recently completed a residency at Two Coats of Paint in New York , and twice participated in the US Thai Exchange Program at Silpakorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. Her work has been reviewed in several publications, including Artilery Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, L.A. Weekly, and Art in America.
Thibeault received her BFA in painting from Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from UC Berkeley. She is a Professor Emerita of Art at California State University Long Beach where she teaches painting and color theory.
To learn more about Marie and her work visit: www.mariethibeault.com