Titane Laurent

Titane Laurent

St Kilda, VIC, Australia

About Titane Laurent

Biography - TITANE LAURENT

Born in Morocco in 1964 to Belgian parents, Laurent developed an interest in illustration and painting during high school. Laurent then followed a corporate career in marketing whilst continuing to indulge her artistic passions till 1999, when she left Belgium to continue her education as a cartoonist in New Zealand. She developed a following as a cartoonist through regular contributions to numerous international newspaper including a weekly illustration in West Australia’s Sunday Time. She gave up cartooning in 2012 to pursue her career as a painter in Mauritius, then the USA, eventually returning to Australia in 2014, settling in Melbourne, where she recently launched LAURENT Gallery and Art space with partner Jonathon Miller.
Her early mastery of drawing and cartooning along with her 8-year apprenticeship with Chinese Conceptual Art teacher (Gao XUYOUNG), attuned her to the abstract essence of line. Working in mixed media, Laurent’s style developed from figurative and representational works to black and white, emblematic and calligraphic compositions, where forms became rapidly brushed marks. The ambiance of New York where she lived and the influence of masters like Motherwell, Franz Kline, Basquiat, etc inspired tremendously LAURENT. Her sketches, mixed media paintings, and calligraphy over thick hidden foundations reveal her interest in seeking a pictorial equivalent to the dynamic rhythms of Life in fast, energetic, broad brushstrokes and the peaceful, deep spiritual journey of her own search for the Divine in over saturated BLEU and muted colours.

Education

1992: Bishofsheim Academy - Painting - Brussels, Belgium
1993: Mool Private Studio - Techniques of colour and water painting Luxembourg
1994: La Cambre - Modern Art College - Drawing - Brussels, Belgium
1994: School for Plastic and Visual Arts, Painting - Mons, Belgium
1995-1996: St Gilles Academy – Drawing - Brussels, Belgium
1995-1998: Apprenticeship with the Professor of Chinese Fine Arts Academy of Shanghai, Gao Xu Yong, Conceptual Art - Shanghai - China, Belgium & N.Z.
1997-2004: New Zealand Institute of Business Studies - Illustration & Cartooning - Auckland, NZ.
Graduated with Distinction.

Events

Permanent Exhibition at L A U R E N T Gallery. www.laurentgallery.com

Exhibitions

2018: - Exhibition -The Exhibition Project – BRASS: ABSTRACT - Sydney Recital Centre -Sydney
- Permanent Exhibition – LAURENT Gallery - South Melbourne – Victoria
- 1st Prize – CSBC Art Exhibition and Art Award – Melbourne CBD - Victoria

2017: - Founder of the L A U R E N T Gallery – South Melbourne – Victoria
- The Art de Vivre - Solo Exhibition, Laurent Gallery - South Melbourne – Victoria
- BLACK IS - Solo Exhibition, Laurent Gallery - South Melbourne – Victoria

2016: - Solo Exhibition, Moonee Ponds – Incinerator Gallery – Moonee Ponds – Victoria

2015: - International Feature Artist - Hogan Gallery - Collingwood – Victoria
- Supervisor (Contemporary Art Teacher) – Art program – South Melbourne – Victoria
- Inaugural President of GodStuff Art Space – South Melbourne - Victoria

2014: - Honourable Mention Award winner in the Artist’s Magazine All Media Competition
- Second Prize AWARD, Washington Square Festival – Mixes Media – New York - USA
- Exhibition - Between Dream and Reality - Art Museum of Ormond Beach - Daytona – Florida
- Exhibition – GOD’S STUFF Cartoon – Mural size – Berlin - Germany
- Award of Commendation- IMAGES Art Festival - NSB- Florida - USA
- New Artist Exhibition 2014- Arts on Douglas - NSB - Florida - USA
- Release of LAURENT MODERN ART Book - Orlando - Florida - USA
- Contemporary Art Teacher - Daytona Art League – Daytona Beach - Florida – USA
- Most Wearable Award - Deland Art Museum Wearable Art Exhibition - Deland- USA
- Creation and presentation of 'Four Steps to Abstract' workshop - Daytona Art League-
Florida - USA
- Presentation of Abstract Expressionism Tutorial for Beaux Art - Daytona Art League-
Florida - USA

2013: - Best In Show Award - Art in the Park - Ormond Beach- Florida – USA
- Distinction Award – Daytona Art League Figuratively Speaking – Florida – USA
- 4th Annual Juried Show – Florida Museum for Women Artists – DeLand – USA
- Contemporary Art Teacher - Daytona Art League – Daytona Beach - Florida – USA
- Permanent Collective Exhibition – Margaret River Gallery – Margaret River – Australia
- Judges Choice Award – Daytona Art League Members Showcase - Florida – USA


2012: - EAST (East Austin Studio Tour) collective exhibition, Imagine Art – Austin – Texas
- San Marcos City Council Annual Exhibition – San Marcos - Texas
- 1st Prize, Bulles Divine Cartoon Competition, Biarritz – France
- Art Mentor, Reworks (Street Outreach), Austin - Texas
- Weekly Publication of God's Stuff Cartoons in THE INDEPENDENT newspaper – Mauritius
- Publication of Dieu Kiladi Cartoons in LE CODAGE magazine – Mauritius
- Publication of Dieu Kiladi Cartoons in Tournesol magazine – Europe
- Permanent display of paintings, "Margaret River Gallery"- Margaret River - Australia


2011: - Guest, (Autheur en dedicate) International Festival of Cartoons, Angouleme – France
- Guest, (Autheur en dedicate), Saint Denis - Reunion Island
- Weekly Publication of God's Stuff Cartoons in THE INDEPENDENT newspaper - Mauritius
- Bi-Monthly Pubilcation of Dieu Kiladi Cartoons in TOURNESOL magazine - Europe
- Launching of God's Stuff Volume 3, Black River - Mauritius
- Launching of Sigareth Version 3, Black River - Mauritius
- Solo Art Exhibition, Vanilla Bean Lounge, Black River - Mauritius


2010: - Publication of DIEU KILADI Volume II cartoon book in France, Belgium and Switzerland by Edition Olivetan
- Organisation of "Life" art collective exhibition, Black River - Mauritius
- Opening of Art De Vivre art studio, Black River - Mauritius
-Mission Trip, Workshop with Chinese ink, life cartoons drawing –– Mozambique - Africa
- Festival of Art- Collective Painting Exhibition – Eureka – Moka - Mauritius
- Solo Painting Exhibition, Imaaya Gallery, Grand Bay - Mauritius
- Creation and Launching of African Version of anti-tobacco awareness cartoon book - Sponsored by American Cancer Society – Africa