Pascal Pierme

Pascal Pierme

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Pascal Pierme

Artist Bio

 

Pascal Pierme is a Frenchman who settled in Santa Fe in 1997. Prior to that time, he had gained a European reputation as a promising young sculptor. He fielded a series of solo exhibitions in France and Switzerland, and worked on collaborative projects with Pierre Cardin and others. Pascal's career has blossomed in America. He has been awarded several commissions for large-scale installations. Galleries and collectors alike have responded to the simplicity of his approach, which balances geometric abstraction with organic form. There is an undertone of symbolism as well, a hieroglyphic shorthand that hints at other visual languages. Pascal was influenced from a very young age by his grandfather, a wood sculptor. It was from him that Pascal developed his love for wood and his passion for working with it. He creates an extraordinary range of abstract meditations that seem to arise directly from the material itself, rather than from a conscious plan. He has an extraordinary rapport with his materials, concocting his own varnishes and resins as well as creating bronze-like patinas on non-metallic surfaces. He works with a variety of precious woods and creates sculptures that express the texture, aroma, and strength of each. He considers wood to be a feminine material - warm, colorful, full of surprises, and not always easy to control. Therefore, many of his sculptures have a feminine cast, with elegantly swelling contours and subtle curves. Conversely, he sometimes works with more angular, masculine themes, such as his Fleche (Arrow) series, and the wood responds with a robust presence. Pascal's technique is interactive. Each work of art is characterized by a graceful balance, a meticulous attention to detail. Even as he carves and burnishes, he allows the piece to guide him. 

 

 

 

Artist’s Statement

 

"Wood has its own intelligence," he says. "It knows many things, and it teaches them to me. In this way, I understand what I want to do with it, so that the final image reflects its innate qualities as well as my own thoughts and feelings.” - Pascal

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

BORN

St Raphael, France 1962

 

EDUCATION

1975 -1980           Art History and Technique, St Raphael, France

1980 -1982           Aerograph Technique, San Diego, California

 

SELECTED ART-RELATED

Ruinart Champagne Project - Miami, Florida

Curatorial ''1002 Project'' Calvin Charles Gallery - Scottsdale, Arizona

ART in Schools, 42 child participants, E.J. Martinez Elementary                                - Santa Fe, New Mexico

Art in Embassies - International

Art in Architecture - National

Assistant Sculptor to Dan You for feature film creation - France

Assistant Muralist, Palais Bulles, “Patrice Breteau”, Pierre Cardin's residence                        - Cannes, France

Collaboration with Architect Anti Lovag, “Urban Project” - France

Working Residency, bronze foundry, Belfiort - Pietra Santa, Italy

 

 

 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

* Solo, Museum, University and International Exhibitions

 

2019           Pulse Art Fair - Miami, Florida - Represented by: Michele Mariaud Gallery

(New York, New York)

2018           *Gallery Fritz, Pascal Pierme, inaugural solo exhibition - Santa Fe, New Mexico

*SITE Santa Fe, Exquisite Corpse: Live Drawing Spectacular

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Art Market San Francisco, Fort Mason Center - San Francisco, California

Michele Mariaud Gallery, Dual Exhibition: Pascal Pierme and Joan Salo

New York City, New York

2017           Art Market San Francisco, Fort Mason Center - San Francisco, California

2016           *GF Contemporary, Pascal Pierme: 20ème Anniversaire à Santa Fe, New Mexico

*Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Abstraction Today, Atlanta, Georgia

2015           *Montclair State University, George Segal Gallery, Art Connections 11

Montclair, New Jersey

*Saatchi Art International, "Gifts for the One Who Has Everything" Collection

London, United Kingdom

*Art Olympia 2015 - Toshima City, Tokyo

*Taos Art Museum, Annual Gala Exhibition - Taos, New Mexico

*Albuquerque Museum: Miniatures and More - Albuquerque, New Mexico

*Aberson Exhibits, Pascal Pierme - Tulsa, Oklahoma

*Calvin Charles Gallery, Pascal Pierme: Pivot - Scottsdale, Arizona

*X Florence Biennale, Art And The Polis - Florence, Italy

*SACI's International Art Exhibition Award 2015 - International

2014           *Royal Academy of Art, Summer Exhibition 2014 - London, England

*Royal Scottish Academy, International Open 2014 - Edinburgh, Scotland

*Art Gemini Prize, London's Global Art Prize - London, England

Awarded second prize for painting and sculpture

*G F Contemporary, Pascal Pierme: Après Musée - Santa Fe, New Mexico

*Taos Art Museum, Annual Gala Exhibition - Taos, New Mexico

*Albuquerque Museum, Pascal Pierme, More Artist: Miniatures and More

Albuquerque, New Mexico

*Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Fall National Exhibition - Novato, California

Awarded first prize by Juror: Betti-Sue Hertz, Director of Visual Arts, Yerba

Buena Center for the Arts; former Curator of Contemporary Art

San Diego Museum of Art

The Club Collection, Airline Clubs Worldwide, Embler Art Gallery

MIA International Airport, Miami, Florida; JFK International Airport,

New York, New York; GRU International Airport, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2013           *Taos Museum of Art, Annual Gala Exhibition - Taos, New Mexico

*Highlands Museum - First Place, Mixed Media - Ashland, Kentucky

*Cornell Museum, National Exhibition - Del Ray Beach, Florida

Paia Contemporary Gallery - Paia, Hawaii

David Richard Gallery, sponsored by Creative Santa Fe - Santa Fe, New Mexico

Michele Mariaud Gallery, AAF International Art Fair- New York, New York

Yares Art Projects - Santa Fe, New Mexico

Cancer Foundation of New Mexico, Sweetheart Gala - Santa Fe, New Mexico

Calvin Charles Gallery - Scottsdale, Arizona

Blanche Ames National Art Exhibition - North Easton, Massachusetts

Center for Contemporary Art - Santa Fe, New Mexico

*Aberson Projects - Tulsa, Oklahoma

2012           *Living with Art, AAF International Art Fair - Singapore Island, Singapore

Living with Art, AAF International Art Fair - New York, New York

GF Contemporary, AAF International Art Fair - Seattle, Washington

Calvin Charles Gallery - Scottsdale, Arizona

*Alan Avery Art Company - Atlanta, Georgia

*Paia Contemporary Gallery - Paia, Hawaii

*Calvin Charles Gallery - Scottsdale, Arizona

*I M A Gallery - Seattle, Washington

*JAG Contemporary - La Jolla, California

*G F Contemporary - Santa Fe, New Mexico

2011           *Paia Contemporary Gallery - Paia, Hawaii

*Aberson Exhibits - Tulsa, Oklahoma

*JAG Contemporary - La Jolla, California

2010           *French Consulate - New York, New York

Dallas Art Fair - Dallas, Texas

Zane Bennett Contemporary Art - Santa Fe, New Mexico

Preston Art Center - Las Cruces, New Mexico

Chicago Art Fair, Zane Bennett Gallery - Chicago, Illinois

Miami Art Fair, Ruinart Champagne - Miami, Florida

*Calvin Charles Gallery - Scottsdale, Arizona

*Zane Bennett Contemporary Art - Santa Fe, New Mexico

2009           *Chinese European Art Center - Xiamen, China

Miami Art Fair, Zane Bennett Gallery - Miami, Florida

Preston Art Center - Las Cruces, New Mexico

Logan Fine Art - Houston, Texas

*Zane Bennett Contemporary Art - Santa Fe, New Mexico

2008           *Ube Center of Art - Ube, Japan

Poltrau Frau Show - New York, New York

Living with Art - New York, New York

Contemporary Gallery - Paia, Hawaii

*Happy Art Gallery - Cannes, France

*707 Contemporary - Santa Fe, New Mexico

*Contemporary Fine Art Gallery - La Jolla, California

2007           *Museum of Fine Arts - Las Cruces, New Mexico

*Palm Springs Museum of Art - Palm Springs, California

United Creators International - New York, New York

*Phoenix Art Museum - Phoenix, Arizona

artDC, Modern and Contemporary Art Fair - Washington, District of Columbia

*707 Contemporary - Santa Fe, New Mexico

Logan Fine Art - Houston, Texas

*Contemporary Fine Art Gallery - La Jolla, California

*Function+Art - Chicago, Illinois

2006           *Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Annex - Santa Fe, New Mexico

Riva Yares Gallery - Santa Fe, New Mexico

ART Miami - International Art Fair - Miami, Florida

2005           *707 Contemporary - Santa Fe, New Mexico

Living with Art - New York, New York

2004           *Calvin Charles Gallery - Scottsdale, Arizona

*Aspen International Art - Aspen, Colorado

*707 Contemporary - Santa Fe, New Mexico

International Atlanta Art Fair - Atlanta, Georgia

1002 Project - Calvin Charles Gallery - Scottsdale, Arizona

*Contemporary Fine Art Gallery - La Jolla, California

2003           *707 Contemporary - Santa Fe, New Mexico

*Contemporary Fine Art Gallery - La Jolla, California

*Aspen International Art Gallery - Aspen, Colorado

Michelle Delamour Show - New York, New York

Anderson Gallery - Santa Fe, New Mexico

Calvin Charles Gallery - Scottsdale, Arizona

*Trinity Gallery - Atlanta, Georgia

2002           *Expressions in Fine Art - Santa Fe, New Mexico

2001           *Soho Gallery - Palm Desert, California

The Horse Power Project - proceeds to select charities - Santa Fe, New Mexico

International Art Fair - Palm Springs, California

*Expressions in Fine Art - Santa Fe, New Mexico

2000           International Art Fair - Palm Springs, California

*Expressions in Fine Art - Santa Fe, New Mexico

Trinity Gallery - Atlanta, Georgia

Street of Dream, Showcase - Las Vegas, Nevada

Aid and Comfort - Santa Fe, New Mexico

1999           *Soho Gallery - Palm Desert, California

Governor's Gallery - Santa Fe, New Mexico

Aid and Comfort - Santa Fe, New Mexico

1998           *Museum of Fine Arts - Montgomery, Alabama

*Albuquerque Museum - Albuquerque, New Mexico

*Waxlander/Khadoure Gallery - Santa Fe, New Mexico

Aid and Comfort - Santa Fe, New Mexico

Fuller Lodge Art Center - Los Alamos, New Mexico

Sculptures Exhibit NMG - Los Alamos, New Mexico

Sixth Summer Sculpture Exhibit, New Mexico Sculptors Guild - Santa Fe, New Mexico

1997           *Miranda Galleries - Aspen, Colorado

*Waxlander/Khadoure Gallery - Santa Fe, New Mexico

1996           *Suvretta Hotel - Saint Moritz, Switzerland

*Gallery Platini - Annecy, France

*Le Manoir de Cologny - Geneve/Cologny, Switzerland

1995           *Galerie du Lavoir - Mougins, France

*Hotel Martinez - Cannes, France

*Galerie Lola Gassin - Nice, France

*Galerie du Conte - Nice, France

1994           *Club de Port la Galerie - Theoule/mer, France

*Museum of Fine Art Carnoles - Menton, France

*Accademie de Sculptures - Nice, France

*Espace Vega - Paris, France

*Galerie Pierre Cardin - Theoule/mer, France

1993           *Espace d'art Contemporain - Valbonne, France

*Galerie 17 - Cannes, France

*Espace St Petersbourg - Mougins, France

1992           *Galerie des Quais - Besancon, France

*Fondation Benazeraf - Roquebrune/Argens, France

1991           *Espace Totem - Grenoble, France

*Galerie Herouet - Paris, France

*Moulin a Huile - Tourtour, France

1990           *Galerie l'Ange vert - Biot, France

1989           *Galerie Revelli - Tourtour, France

*Private Exhibition, M.M Morel - Frejus, France

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

2014           Catalog: The Club Collection, Airline Clubs Worldwide, Embler Art Gallery: MIA

International Airport, Miami, Florida; JFK International Airport, New York, New York;

GRU International Airport, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2006           ARTWORKinternational, INC: Pascal Sculpture

2004           Fresco Fine Art Edition: Abstract Art

2002           Fresco Fine Art Edition: New Mexico Millennium

2001           Fresco Fine Art Edition: New Mexico Millennium

 

SELECTED PRESS

 

2018           Phoenix Home and Garden Magazine, Artful Collections, Rebecca L. Rhoades, May 2018

2016           Fine Lifestyles magazine, Sculptor Pascal Pierme Celebrates 20 Years in Santa Fe,

Elaine Ritchell, Summer 2016

Grazia Magazine, Italia, Pascal Pierme: How to be in Fashion Now, Issue 579 June 2016

Santa Fean Magazine, Art Previews: GF Contemporary, Pascal Pierme,

August/September 2016

American Art Collector Magazine, Pascal Pierme: Risk and Adventure, GF Contemporary,

Santa Fe, New Mexico, August 2016

Burnaway, Art Review: Forms of Abstraction at MOCA GA, Donna Mintz, June 2, 2016

ARTSATL, Abstraction Today, MOCA GA, July, 2, 2016

2015           Cover, New Mexico Bar Bulletin, the official publication of the New Mexico State Bar, September 16, 2015

MA-CO Italia s.r.l. macoitalia.it, featured artist Pascal Pierme, June 2015

The Red Book, Leisure, “Pivot, one-man show by French artist Pascal...”, March 2015

The Arizona Republic, AZ Central, “Pascal Pierme: Wood Sculptures in Scottsdale”,

March 2015, Kellie Kwang

Saatchi Art International, "Gifts for the One Who Has Everything" Collection, featured

artist Pascal Pierme, November 2015

Saatchi Art International, “New This Week”, featured artist Pascal Pierme, August 2015

Studio Visit Magazine, Winter 2015 Edition

 

 

 

2014           Santa Fean NOW! Cover, "Pascal Pierme, Après Musée", September 2014

KTEP-FM: State Of The Arts , Oscar Navarro, Community Engagement Manager of the International Museum of Art previews the opening of Pascal Pierme’s solo exhibition “Santa Fe to El Paso”, July 26, 2014

Catalog, Miami International Airport, American Airlines Admiral Club, Embler Art Gallery - International, 2014

El Dorado Daily, “2014 Motorado Show News”, June 2014

ArtBeat KVSF 101.5 The Voice of Santa Fe, "Featuring Pascal Pierme", hosted by

Kathryn M. Davis

American Art Collector magazine, October 2014, "Pascal Pierme, Après Musée"

2013           Scottsdale Lifestyles Magazine, “Calvin Charles Gallery Hosts ‘The Start of Our Season’ Event”, November 5, 2013

Professional Artist Magazine, “Different Views on Creating Commissions”,

Brenda Hope Zappitell, October/November 2013

The 11th Annual Blanche Ames National Art Exhibition, Catalog, Published by Friends of the Borderland The Taos News, “Gala Auction Presents Artwork of Taos Present and Past”, August 22, 2013

New York Social Diary, “Spellbound in New Mexico, Part II: Taos”, Augustus Mayhew, July 16, 2013

New Mexico Lawyers For The Arts, “Panel: The Art of the Dealer: Best Practices for the Modern Gallery-Artist Agreements”, June 20, 2013

2008           Feature Documentary, “Santa Fe Sculptor Pascal Pierme talks about his work and life”, Santa Fe Convention and Visitors Bureau - Santa Fe, New Mexico

France-Amérique magazine, “L’esprit français souffle sur Santa Fe”, Marie-Amélie

Fauchier-Magnan, May 12, 2008

2007           UCON Contemporary Arts Communique, International Magazine: “Pascal”

2006           The Albuquerque Journal, “Pascal: With the Grain”

The Magazine, “Pascal: Soluble dans l'air”

2004           Arizona Republic, “Pascal at Calvin Charles Gallery”

2001           Santa Fe New Mexican, “Horses of a Different Color”

2000           Santa Fe New Mexican - Pasatiempo, “Pascal's enduring passion for wood...”

1998           Desert Sun, “French artist restores life to wood”

Santa Fe New Mexican - Pasatiempo, “Fuller Lodge Kicks Off New Exhibit”

Aspen Magazine: People

Santa Fe New Mexican, “Art Blooms in Play-Garden”

1996           Nice Matin, “Conference et Diaporama de Pascal, Dans Cadre de Son Expose”

Nice Matin, “Au Manoir de Cologny - Pascal Expose...”

1995           Nice Matin - Mougins, “Un Dialogue Avec la Matiere...”

Nice Matin, "Theoule-Sur-Mer: Peinture et Sculpture : Rendez-Vous Reussi”

1994           Nice Matin - Vences, “De New York a la Provence...”

1993           Valbonne, “Enveloping and Continuous Movement”

Nice Matin, “Vernissage-Prestige”

Nice Matin, “Exposition Galerie Lola Gassin...”

1992           Var Matin, “Catherine Fiault and Pascal Pierme at the Gallery des Quais”

Var Matin, “Pascal and J. Lendi at the St. Pierre Chapel”

Nice Matin, “Chapelle du Parage- Exposition du Sculpteur Pascal”

Nice Matin - Tourtour, “Pascal Pierme Expose...”

1991           Nice Matin - Tourtour, “Pascal Pierme Expose...”

Nice Matin - Tourtour, “Pascal, Sculpteur et Humaniste”

1989           Nice Matin - Tourtour, “Pascal Pierme Artiste”

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

 

The Fullbright Building (Marlon Blackwell Architects), Fayetteville, Arkansas

Bill Redecker, ABC

Big Horn Golf Club - Palm Desert, California

Iowa State University - Iowa City, Iowa

Mr. and Mrs. John Martin, CEO Turner Broadcasting - Atlanta, Georgia

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture; Laboratory of Anthropology - Santa Fe, New Mexico

Stone Eagle Golf Club, Palm Desert, California

The Alicia M. and William A. Miller Fine Art Collection - Santa Fe, New Mexico

Los Angeles Land Trust - Los Angeles, California

Roger Guillemin, Nobel Prize recipient, medicine

McWhinney Residence

Palais Bulles, Pierre Cardin's residence - Cannes, France

Carol Burnett - Santa Fe, New Mexico

City Hall - Collogny, Switzerland

Marriott Hotels - Nationwide

Active Health - New York, New York

Cohen, Pollock, Merlin, Axelrod & Small, P.C. - Atlanta, Georgia

PZENA Un Edge Funds - New York, New York

Eldorado Hotel - Santa Fe, New Mexico

Community Bank - Santa Fe, New Mexico

Studley Real Estate - New York, New York

Valley Ho Hotel - Scottsdale, Arizona

Rocky Mountain Healthcare Foundation - Avista, LIttleton, Parker and Porter, Colorado

Sanctuary Hotel and Spa - Scottsdale, Arizona

Coastwise Capital Group, LLC. - La Jolla, California

Bagby & Company - Chicago, Illinois

LPL Financial Services - San Diego, California

Irving Hughes - San Diego, California

Bo and Steve Golovan, Castelbar Real Estate - Chicago, Illinois

Tom Mottola, Casa Blanca Records - New York, New York

Homer Delawie, Architect - San Diego, California

Douglas H. Austin, Chairman/CEO, Austin Veum Robbins Partners - San Diego, California

Arthur Turk, MD - Tustin, California

Mitchell Leon, President, Design Write - Princeton, New Jersey

Cy Barcus, Cy Barcus Homes - Dallas, Texas

Thoms and Pam Grossjung, Integrated Health Care Services - Coral Springs, Florida

David and Connie DiCarlo, Blank Rome LLP - Washington, Disrict of Columbia

Perry MacKrill, PM Design Studio - Washington, District of Columbia

Mike Rose, President, Sherman Williams Paints - Los Angeles, California

Mitchell Channon, Mitchell Cannon Design - Chicago, Illinois

R.C. Peterson, The Peterson Group Building & Development - Anchorage, Alaska

Vaught & Clements, Vaught Faye Architects - Fort Collins, Colorado

Dr. Avi & Nitsa Reich, Helmsley Hotel, #120 - New York, New York

Kurt & Cynthia Kalkomey - Dallas, Texas

Ron & Irene Krutulis - Homerglenn, Illinois

TrizecHahn, One Alliance Center - USA and Canada

Trust for Public Land - Los Angeles, California

McWhinney Residence - Denver, Colorado

Equifax World Headquarters

Merrion Oil and Gas - Farmington, New Mexico

Mont Parnes Hotel & Casino - Parnes, Dytiki Ellada, Greece

Jerdan Enterprises Inc. - Montrose, New York

Alston & Bird Law Firm - Atlanta, Georgia; New York, New York; Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina

 

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