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Alice Gavalet


Alice Gavalet © Robin Mahler
Alice Gavalet © Robin Mahler

While studying at the ENSAAMA Olivier de Serres (Higher National School of Applied Arts and Crafts), Alice Gavalet discovered ceramics. After an internship in Portugal with local artists, she came back to Paris and trained in industrial design at the Decorative Arts school. In her Nogent sur Marne workshop, she has been creating unique, colourful and cheerful pieces for 10 years now. She exhibits her work in galleries, arts centres or fairs, in Paris and abroad. She has also worked as an independent designer for great fashion and decoration brands.

For Alice Gavalet, ceramics is a game. The playful aspect of her work is found in every step of the creation, which must be cheerful and instinctive. She fits and matches various materials – ceramic, metal, wood, fabric – and geometrical shapes, to which she associates lively colours to create fun, strong and clear objects. Her innate sense of colours and patterns is enhanced by a work on the engobe, which she usually prefers for its matt aspect and through a technique she aims to be spontaneous, with slabs and clay coils. Her sources of influence turn towards various figures and models: from textile to outsider art and decorative arts, from Betty Woodman and Ettore Sottsass to Max Ernst or Jean Dubuffet.

Alice Gavalet
Ceramist, born in 1978
Lives and works in Nogent sur Marne

Exhibitions

2019     

  • 8 Holland Street, Londres, UK
  • Salon Maison et Objet, Villepinte, FR

2018

  • Exposition de groupe Blind marché au consulat, Paris
  • Exposition de groupe au CRAC Alsace ”La Regionale”, (cur.Richard Neyroud), FR
  • Salon Maison et Objet, Villepinte, FR
  • Tranformation de la Plate Table vente aux enchères au profit de l'Association La Source, l'Hôtel de l'Industrie, Paris, FR

2017

  • PAD Paris par Galerie Michele Hayem

2016

  • Tranformation du “cork” et vente aux enchères au profit de l'Association La Source, Hôtel de l'Industrie, Paris
  • « 30 ans de la galerie », Avant-Scène, Paris, FR                                 
  • « Golem », Galerie Michele Hayem, Paris, FR
  • 50 artistes ont transformé les bouteilles d’Hermitage Sizeranne 2008 mise en vente au profit de La Source à l'Hôtel des Ventes d'Artcurial, Lyon

2015     

  • Exposition personnelle Rock Autour de la lune Galerie Michele Hayem, Paris
  • Tranformation de la Wire Chair et vente aux enchères au profit de l'Association La Source, Hôtel de l'Industrie, Paris
  • Réserves, La grosse Berthat, Paris
  • Galerie XXI, New York, NY, Etats-Unis
  • Avant Scène, Paris

2014

  • Le guéridon, Granville Gallery, Paris, FR

2013

  • Galerie Les Funanbules, Vannes
  • Granville Gallery, Paris

2011

  • Création de luminaires à partir d’objets recyclés avec les enfants de La Source. Créations exposées et vendues au profit de la Source au BHV.
  • Coffret aux secrets Granville Gallery, Paris.

2010     

  • Galerie d’Arvore, Porto, Portugal
  • Lueurs intimes, Granville Gallery, Paris, France

2000     

  • Création et fabrication de pièces uniques et séries limitées en céramique dans les ateliers d'Arvore, coopérative d'artistes à Porto, Portugal, exposées dans la galerie d’Arvore

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