Ateliers d'Art de France

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Luisa Maisel


Luisa Maisel ©Gilles Leimdorfer
Luisa Maisel ©Gilles Leimdorfer

Luisa Maisel is a New Yorker who has adopted France as her homeland over thirty years ago. She is inspired with various influences from the history of art, pop culture and her American history for her practice of ceramic sculpture. Her sculptures take the form of Face-a-Face (face to face), portraits and Empilements (pilings). In this last section, she questions the meaning of daily objects and the symbolic value we give them. Besides the great freedom of expression it allows, clay fascinates her for its complexity and its transformation from liquid to solid, from dirty to clean, from raw to polished, from soft to hard and from mundane to sublime.

At the Collection gallery, she presents an installation that pays tribute to Judy Chicago’s The dinner party – a feminist pieces from the 1970’s composed of 39 cutleries, each of them referencing an important woman in history.

As an echo of this work she has been admiring since she was twenty, it was during her recent ceramics residency in Shigaraki, Japan, that Luisa Maisel started Another Dinner Party, an ode to all women artists who have influenced her work as a sculptor and which gathers the three main themes of her work: women, handmade and clay.

Luisa Maisel
Sculptor and ceramist, born in 1959 in New-York, USA,
Lives and works in Lyon

Exhibitions

2020

  • Another Dinner Party, Galerie Collection, Paris, France
  • Collectible Design Fair Bruxelles, Galerie Collection, Paris, France

2019

  • Les passages du Temps, Espace Beuarepaire, Paris, France
  • Un Vase, Des Vases, Empreintes, Ateliers d’Art de France, Paris, France
  • Pretty Ugly (exposition personelle), Atelier Visconti, Paris, France
  • Exposition Régionale du Concours Ateliers d’Art de France, Musée de l’Hôtel Dieu, Puy-en-Velay, France

2018

  • Another Dinner Party, Céramique 14. Invitée d’honneur, Mairie du 14eme, Paris, France
  • Swirls & Pearls (exposition personnelle), Fujiki Gallery, Shigaraki, Japon

2017

  • My America, (exposition personnelle) Atelier Visconti, Paris, France
  • Animalité, Galerie Collection, Ateliers d’Art de France, Paris, France
  • Flower Power, Terre D’aligre, Paris, France

2016

  • Le Blanc, Empreintes, Ateliers d’Art de France, Paris, France
  • Paréidolie, Céramique 14, Paris, France
  • Le Cerf, Galerie Terra Viva, Saint-Quentin-La-Poterie, France

2015

  • La passion Céramique, Pierre Staudenmeyer, Sotheby’s Paris, France

2014

  • Face-à-Face & Empilements, Galerie XX1, Paris, France

2011

  • C-Ram X, Galerie Helenbeck & Galerie Gismondi, Paris, France
  • Special Exhibition 21st Century International Ceramics and Glass, Seto Museum, Japon

2010

  • Made in France by Americans, Fondation Mona Bismarck, Paris, France

2009

  • Made in France by Americans, Manufacture Bernardaud, Limoges, France

2008

  • Mouvements Modernes, Paris, France
  • SOFA - Sculpture Objects Functional Art, Ateliers d’Art de France, New York City, USA
  • Portraits & Empilements, Galerie XX1, Paris, France

2007

  • Céramique 14, Paris, France
  • Figuration Libre, Maison de la Céramique, Giroussens, France

2006

  • FIAC, Pierre Staudenmeyer Mouvements Modernes, Paris, France

2005

  • FIAC, ‘I shall be your immortality’, Pierre Staudenmeyer Mouvements Modernes, Paris, France
  • Funky Zen, Pierre Staudenmeyer, Mairie du VI, Paris, France
  • Design Art Fair London, Mouvements Modernes, Paris, France
  • Journées de la Céramique, Saint-Sulpice, Paris, France

Collections

2018

  • TransparentVase, Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Japon

2015

  • Le cerf, ISTM, Institut Supérieur Technologique Montplaisir, Valence, France

2010

  • Mangas Portraits & Jack-n-box, Museum Seto, Japon

2008

  • If I was forced to leave my home what would I bring with me? Ateliers d’Art de France, Paris, France

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