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biography of François MORELLET (1926-2016)

Personal data


Birth : 1926 - Cholet, France
Sex : M
Nationality/Affiliation : France

Address

Cholet, France

Representatives

Nicholas Davies Gallery – 23 Commerce Street – New York NY, United States

Professional data


Work and Life

1970:In the 70’s and 80’s realized order for Paris
1960 – 1968:Founded G.R.A.V (Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel) with Horacio Garcia-Rossi, Julio Le Parc, Francisco Sobrino, Joël Stein et Yvaral
Lives and works in Paris, France
Lives and works in Cholet, France

Work


Categorie and medium


Painting : Acrylic/canvas - Oil/wood
Sculpture-Volume : Installation - Light installation - Steel
Drawing-Watercolor : Pencil/paper
Audiovisual-Multimedia :

Artistic periods

1968 : Installation on Architecture
1963 : Used neon
1952 : abstraction, geometric compositions, line, triangle, square
1947 : First figurativ paintings

Movements and styles

Op Art

Works

Lunatique Neonly No.2
Date of creation : 1997
Medium : Light installation
Process : neon
 
Relâche n°8
Date of creation : 1992-1994
Medium : Installation
Materials : acrylic-oil-aluminium
Process : neon
Supports : canvas
Size : 300 x 300 cm
 
Sans titre
Date of creation : 1991
Medium : Installation
 
Geometree No.51
Date of creation : 1984
Medium : Acrylic/canvas
Size : 79 x 79 inch
 
5 toiles de 4 m de périmètre avec une diagonale horizontale
Date of creation : 1973
Medium : Acrylic/canvas
Size : 150 x 800 cm
 
Desintégrations architecturales
Date of creation : 1971
Medium : Installation
 
Néons avec programmation aléatoire-poétique-géométrique
Date of creation : 1967
Medium : Light installation
Process : neon
Supports : wood
Size : 50 x 190 x 6 cm
 
Sphere Trame
Date of creation : 1966
Medium : Steel
Size : 60 x 60 x 60 cm
 
Projet
Date of creation : 1958
Medium : Pencil/paper
Size : 14 x 21 cm
 
Du jaune au violet
Date of creation : 1956
Medium : Oil/wood
Size : 80 x 80 cm
 
Projet
Date of creation : 1952
Medium : Pencil/paper
Technical data : recto-verso
Size : 21 x 27 cm
 
Piquants de façade
Medium : Light installation
Process : neon
 

Solo Exhibitions (Selected)


Solo exhibitions

2007

Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris – Paris, France
07/01/2007 – 09/16/2007

MAC Musée d’Art Contemporain – Lyon, France
06/06/2007 – 08/05/2007

2006

Oeuvres récentes
Galerie Oniris – Rennes, France
09/26/2006 – 11/10/2006

2003

Oeuvres récentes
Galerie Oniris – Rennes, France
06/03/2003 – 08/31/2003

Quelques systèmes en hommage à Herbin
Musée Matisse – Le Cateau-Cambrésis, France
05/17/2003 – 09/07/2003

Cercles blancs et cercles jaunes
Musée des Beaux-Arts – Nancy, France
04/10/2003 – 06/09/2003

Sculptures
Galerie Liliane & Michel Durand-Dessert – Paris, France
02/08/2003 – 04/05/2003

2002

Studio d’Arte Contemporanea Dabbeni – Lugano TI, Switzerland
2002 – 06/29/2002

Haus Konstruktiv – Zürich ZH, Switzerland
06/09/2002 – 08/25/2002

François Morellet
Atelier – Editions Fanal – Basel BS, Switzerland
04/27/2002 – 06/30/2002

Museum Würth Moderne Kunst – Künzelsau, Germany
01/22/2002 – 05/20/2002

2001

Discrètement
Musée Fabre – Montpellier, France
10/2001

Carré Sainte Anne – Montpellier, France
09/2001

2000

François Morellet
Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume – Paris, France
11/28/2000 – 01/21/2001

François Morellet
Galerie Friebe – Lüdenscheid, Germany
05/19/2000 – 06/30/2000

François Morellet, 40000 carrés et 20 décimales
Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain – Strasbourg, France
2000

1999

François Morellet
Musée Zadkine – Paris, France
12/10/1999 – 03/05/2000

1997

François Morellet, Noendneon and Stainless Still-Life
Nicholas davies Gallery – New York NY, United States
12/17/1997 – 01/31/1998

1996

François Morellet, Neons
Galerie Müller Roth – Stuttgart, Germany
01/20/1996 – 06/05/1996

Group Exhibitions (Selected)


Art shows / fairs

2007

FIAC Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain
Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais – Paris, France
10/18/2007 – 10/22/2007
Represented by : A Arte Invernizzi – Via Scarlatti 12 – Milan MI, Italy

ArtBrussels – Contemporary Art Fair
Brussels Expo – Brussels, Belgium
04/20/2007 – 04/23/2007
Represented by : A Arte Invernizzi – Via Scarlatti 12 – Milan MI, Italy

2004

FIAC Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain, n°31
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/21/2004 – 10/25/2004
Represented by : Galerie Liliane & Michel Durand-Dessert – 28, Rue de Lappe – Paris, France

Art 35 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/16/2004 – 06/21/2004
Represented by : Studio d’Arte Contemporanea Dabbeni – Corso Pestalozzi 1 – Lugano TI, Switzerland

2003

Art Cologne, n° 37
Cologne, Germany
10/29/2003 – 11/02/2003
Represented by : Galerie Dr Dorothea Van Der Koelen – Hinter der Kapelle 54 – Mainz, Germany

FIAC, n°30
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/09/2003 – 10/13/2003
Represented by : Galerie Am See – Seestrasse 15 – Zoug ZG, Switzerland

Art Forum Berlin, n° 8
Messegelände Berlin / Exhibition Grounds Berlin – Berlin, Germany
10/01/2003 – 10/05/2003
Represented by : Galerie Sollertis – 12 rue des Régans – Toulouse, France

Art 34 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/18/2003 – 06/23/2003
Represented by : Studio d’Arte Contemporanea Dabbeni – Corso Pestalozzi 1 – Lugano TI, Switzerland

KUNSTKÖLN 2003 – Internationale Messe für Editionen, Art Brut, Kunst nach 1980
Rheinhallen – Cologne, Germany
04/05/2003 – 04/09/2003
Represented by : Galerie der Spiegel – Richartzstrasse 10 – Cologne, Germany

ArtBrussels – 21st Contemporary Art Fair
Brussels Expo – Brussels, Belgium
04/04/2003 – 04/08/2003
Represented by : Galerie Hoffmann – 80 rue de Turenne – Paris, France

2002

FIAC, n°29
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/24/2002 – 10/28/2002
Represented by : Galerie Catherine Issert – 2 Route des Cerres – Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France

Art Forum Berlin, n° 7
Messegelände Berlin / Exhibition Grounds Berlin – Berlin, Germany
09/26/2002 – 09/30/2002
Represented by : Galerie Sollertis – 12 rue des Régans – Toulouse, France

Art 33 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/12/2002 – 06/17/2002
Represented by : Studio d’Arte Contemporanea Dabbeni – Corso Pestalozzi 1 – Lugano TI, Switzerland

Art Frankfurt – Die europäische Messe für junge Kunst, n° 14
Frankfurt, Germany
05/26/2002 – 05/30/2002
Represented by : Chorus-Verlag für Kunst und Wissenschaft – Wichernweg 22a – Munich, Germany

ArtBrussels – 20th Contemporary Art Fair
Brussels Expo – Brussels, Belgium
05/02/2002 – 05/06/2002
Represented by : A Arte Invernizzi – Via Scarlatti 12 – Milan MI, Italy

2001

ARTissima – Arte Contemporaneo a Torino, n° 8
Palazzo del Lavoro – Turin TO, Italy
11/15/2001 – 11/18/2001
Represented by : Galerie Catherine Issert – 2 Route des Cerres – Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France

FIAC, n°28
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/10/2001 – 10/15/2001
Represented by : Atelier – Editions Fanal – Saint Alban Tal 39 – Basel BS, Switzerland

Art Forum Berlin, n° 6
Messegelände Berlin / Exhibition Grounds Berlin – Berlin, Germany
10/03/2001 – 10/07/2001
Represented by : Art Affairs – Wittenburgergracht 313 – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Art 32 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/13/2001 – 06/18/2001
Represented by : Studio d’Arte Contemporanea Dabbeni – Corso Pestalozzi 1 – Lugano TI, Switzerland

Art Frankfurt – Die europäische Messe für junge Kunst, n° 13
Frankfurt, Germany
04/28/2001 – 05/01/2001
Represented by : Chorus-Verlag für Kunst und Wissenschaft – Wichernweg 22a – Munich, Germany

ArtBrussels – 19th Contemporary Art Fair
Brussels Expo – Brussels, Belgium
04/20/2001 – 04/24/2001
Represented by : Art Affairs – Wittenburgergracht 313 – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Art Innsbruck, n° 5
Innsbruck, Austria
03/08/2001 – 03/11/2001
Represented by : Zéro, L’Infini – Espace Valentin Rue des Trois Croix – Besançon, France

2000

FIAC, n°27
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/25/2000 – 10/30/2000
Represented by : Galerie Catherine Issert – 2 Route des Cerres – Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France

ARTissima – Arte Contemporaneo a Torino, n° 7
Palazzo del Lavoro – Turin TO, Italy
10/05/2000 – 10/08/2000
Represented by : Galerie Catherine Issert – 2 Route des Cerres – Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France

Art Frankfurt – Die europäische Messe für junge Kunst, n° 12
Frankfurt, Germany
03/24/2000 – 03/27/2000
Represented by : Chorus-Verlag für Kunst und Wissenschaft – Wichernweg 22a – Munich, Germany

1999

Art Cologne, n° 33
Cologne, Germany
11/07/1999 – 11/14/1999
Represented by : A Arte Invernizzi – Via Scarlatti 12 – Milan MI, Italy

ART Paris – art moderne et création contemporaine
Carrousel du Louvre – Paris, France
09/16/1999 – 09/20/1999
Represented by : Galerie Mathieu – 48 rue Burdeau – Lyon, France

1998

SAGA – 12ème Salon des Arts Graphiques Actuels
Espace Eiffel Branly – Paris, France
04/23/1998 – 04/27/1998
Represented by : Galerie Oniris – 38 Rue D’Antrain – Rennes, France

1990

ARCO – Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo
Madrid, Spain
02/08/1990 – 02/13/1990
Represented by : Galerie Liliane & Michel Durand-Dessert – 28, Rue de Lappe – Paris, France


Group exhibitions

2008

Des constructeurs élclectiques
CRAC Centre Régional d’Art Contemporain du Languedoc-Roussillon – Sète, France
02/18/2008 – 05/11/2008

2007

Traits, lignes et ricochet
Arsenal de Saint-Jean-des-Vignes – Soissons, France
05/19/2007 – 08/26/2007

2006

La Force de l’Art
Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais – Paris, France
05/10/2006 – 06/25/2006

2005

Par Amour
Lyon, France
09/12/2005 – 12/31/2005

Un peu de’histoire et de peinture ?
Villeurbanne, France
06/10/2005 – 07/31/2005

2004

Systèmes de l’art concret
Château de Mouans Sartoux – Mouans-Sartoux, France
06/27/2004 – 10/10/2004

La création contemporaine à la Manufacture nationale de Sèvres
Campredon – Maison René Char – L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France
03/20/2004 – 06/20/2004

2003

La partie coninue
CREDAC Centre d’art contemporain – Ivry-sur-Seine, France
11/14/2003 – 12/21/2003

Fin des Histoires ?
Chambéry, France
11/07/2003 – 02/09/2004

Trésors publics, 20 ans de création dans les Fonds Régionaux d¿Art Contemporain : un tableau dans le décor
Musée du Château des Ducs de Bretagne – Nantes, France
06/28/2003 – 10/12/2003

The Daimler Chrysler Collection: 100 artists out of more than 60 years
Museum für Neue Kunst – Karlsruhe, Germany
05/24/2003 – 08/31/2003

Collection : étape 01
Pavillon du Musée – Vitry-sur-Seine, France
03/01/2003 – 04/06/2003

2002

John Nixon & François Morellet
Galerie Mark Müller – Zürich ZH, Switzerland
2002 – 05/24/2002

22 of the Future for the Future of Vukovar
MSU Muzej Suvremene Umjetnosti / Museum of Contemporary Art – Zagreb, Croatia
07/05/2002 – 09/10/2002

De singuliers débordements…
Maison de la Culture – Amiens, France
06/01/2002 – 10/27/2002

Mesure – Démesure
Galeries Poirel – Nancy, France
05/22/2002 – 06/28/2002

Rives
Musée de la Chartreuse – Douai, France
05/04/2002 – 08/31/2002

15 variations sur un même thème
Espace de l’Art Concret – Mouans-Sartoux, France
03/23/2002 – 06/16/2002

Paris: Capital of the Arts 1900-1968
Royal Academy of Arts – London, United Kingdom
01/26/2002 – 04/19/2002

2001

Au fur et à mesure, une collection, un point de vue
Espace de l’Art Concret – Mouans-Sartoux, France
12/01/2001 – 03/03/2002

2000

Systematic
Nicholas Davies Gallery – New York NY, United States
12/13/2000 – 01/20/2001

Partage d’exotismes – 5ème Biennale d’Art Contemporain de Lyon
Halle Tony Garnier – Lyon, France
06/27/2000 – 09/24/2000

1997

1975-1997
Galerie Georges Verney-Carron – Villeurbanne, France
03/13/1997 – 05/31/1997

Bibliography (Selected)


On the artist


Books

1994

Collection 1991, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon
Publisher: Ville de Lyon – 1 place de la Comédie – Lyon, France
Author: Bertolotti Isabelle
1994
ISBN : 2906461431

1991

Arts Plastiques 1990, Acquisitions : Fonds National d’art contemporain
Publisher: FNAC Fonds National d’Art Contemporain – 70 voie des Sculpteurs – Puteaux, France
06/1991
ISBN : 2868950337


Monographies

2000

François Morellet
Author: Lemoine Serge
2000

Legals

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