Aigremont , France
About Lisa Benoudiz
Meet my funny animals in pajamas ! Striped, speckled, mottled, often represented larger than life and always with high flying colors, these wild beasts look at you right in the eye. For these last decades, our relations to the animals have widely changed. Their natural habitat has shrank dramatically et parks, zoos and refuges have became the last resort to preserve whatever individuals are left from a once large population. We do not see beasts without a soul anymore but socialized animals with their character, their moods, their personality. We cannot keep from interpreting their attitudes as reflecting some facets of our own human comedy. This is some of the aspects that I try to transmit in my work.
Self taught but raised in artistic background. Prizes : In 2013 Tin Medal from the Art-Science and Letters Society, Paris. Prix de la ville de Saint Lô, 2013. Prix de peinture, Saint Savinien, 2012. A prestigious A. Fould Stirbey prize in 2007 by the French Beaux-Art Academy in Paris. Rouen 2010 : Honor medal from the Conseil Général. Artistes Français, Paris : bronze and silver medals in 2004 and 2005.
Past and future exhibitions
Personnal exhibit "Guest of the Marquess" Château de Pompadour - September 5th to October 18th 2013
"Art'East" - 31st International Painting and Sculpture exhibit, Vittel July 2013
"Dialogues " South African Season in France - Orangerie du Sénat, Jardin du Luxembourg - Paris June 2013.
"Les Caracoles de Saint Lô" - Haras National de Saint Lô. May to September 28th 2013
"Le Haras qui rit"- Château du Haras national de Saintes. April to May 2013.
"Poissons d'Art"- Business Center Nice Côte d'Azur Airport. April to July 2013
Galery Adekat, Japan : personal exhibits in Hakone and Karuisawa. November-December 2012
Les Arts d'été - Lyons-La-Forêt (Eure) July-August 2012
Les Arabesques de Saint Savinien sur Charente - July-August 2012
33e Salon de Chartres "Peinture et Réalités" - March 2012 . Collegiale St André (Chartres)
Animal Art, Mercedes-Benz Center Rueil-Malmaison. March-April 2012
Art & Matière - 37e salon 4 au 19 fev 2012 . Animal Art First Prize (Boigneville -91)
Art en Paris - Artistes Français. Grand palais (Paris). November 2011
"Scenic Beast", personnel exhibait, Théatre Espace Coluche de Plaisir (78). January to May 2011 .
Les Hivernales Casino de Bonsecours (Rouen) January 2011.
Saint-Ouen de Thouberville (27) "Salon Créa". November 2010.
Salon National des Artistes Animaliers, Bry-sur-Marne (94)
Salon 2010 des Artistes Français au Grand Palais, Paris (Art en Capital)
Guest of honor :72ème Salon des Indépendants Normands à Rouen. February 2010
Art and Animals - Galerie Saint Hubert (Lyon). November to January 2011
du 6 novembre 2009 AU 10 janvier 2010
Salons à Kyoto et Osaka (Japon) . Galerie Adekat.
Where to currently see her work : (I advise you call to check availability following period and place)
Lisa's Workshop : 7 ruelle du lavoir, 78 240 Aigremont, France. By appointment.Tel. : 00.33.1.30.06.44.13.
Galerie d'ES :106 place du Chatel, 77 160 Provins France (open Monday to Sunday from 11.00 am to 7.00 pm). Tel : 00.33.1.60.52.07.88
Galery Adekat :Himarayanhatitsu 1F 1-8-2 Suido Bunkyo-ku Tokyo Japon http://www.adekat-gallery.co.jp