Painting
Vicky COLOMBET
Vicky COLOMBET
Vicky COLOMBET
Vicky COLOMBET
Vicky COLOMBET
Vicky COLOMBET
Vicky COLOMBET
Vicky COLOMBET
Vicky COLOMBET
Print & drawing
Vicky COLOMBET
Vicky COLOMBET
Vicky COLOMBET
Vicky COLOMBET
Vicky COLOMBET
Vicky COLOMBET
Vicky COLOMBET
Vicky COLOMBET
Vicky COLOMBET
Vicky COLOMBET
Vicky COLOMBET
Vicky COLOMBET
Vicky COLOMBET

Introduction

With a career spanning over three decades, Vicky Colombet's abstract paintings, works on paper, prints, fine art photography, and architectural glass projects exist in conversation with various art historical movements from traditional Chinese Painting to Abstract Expressionism.


Raised in Paris, Colombet whose mother was of Filipino descent spent her childhood traveling extensively with her parents across Southeast Asia and India. Eastern thinking became an important part of Colombet?s perception of the world.


Colombet studied law at the Sorbonne and began her career as a graphic designer and writer before being invited to study in the Paris atelier of Henri Dimier (1899-1986). They shared an interest in the metaphysical beliefs in what lies beyond, underlies or transcends the physical nature of the world and reality.


Colombet's meditative paintings reference the natural world by taking the abstract energy, topography, and sensibility of landscapes as a source of inspiration.


There is an ambiguity at what we see, and an uncertain scale, a magnified particle, a planetary or interstellar landscape. "In my work, I'm often not referring to a particular landscape, but rather trying to create a visual catalyst that prompts our thinking of places and how we imagine them. I?m much more interested in the construction of ideas about landscape. It is a rich, subjective, internalized exercise that can function almost like poetry."

Biography

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2020
  •  L'empreinte de l'eau, dialogue with Monet, curator : Marianne Mathieu, Musée Marmottan-Monet, Paris, FR
  •  From the Floating World, baudoin lebon, Paris, FR
  •  From the Floating World, curator : Marianne Mathieu, The Elkon Gallery, New York, NY, USA

 

2019
  • Landscape, a Philosophy of Form, duo w/ Ross Bleckner, Allouche Benias Gallery, Athens, GR
 

2018
  • Vicky Colombet - Paintings 2007-2018, The Elkon Gallery, New York, USA
  • Two French Women in New York, Baudoin Lebon, Seoul, South Korea

 

2017

  • Time Travel, Master Drawings, Leonard Hutton Galleries
  • Dutko Gallery, Paris, France
 
2015
  • Plis et Paysage, Dutko Gallery, Paris, France
 
2014
  • Earth, Christian Duvernois Landscape/Gallery ,New York, NY,USA
 
2009
  • Dutko Gallery, Paris, France, Bleu Acier, Tampa, FL, USA
 
2008
  • Vantage Points, Evo Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, USA
 
2007
  • Difference and Repetition, Haim Chanin Fine Arts,New York, NY, USA
  • Fidel Balaguer Gallery, Barcelona, Spain 2006 Evo Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, USA
 
2004
  • Haim Chanin Fine Arts, New York, NY, USA
  • Evo Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, USA
 
2003
  • Meserve-Coale Gallery, Greenwich, CT, USA
 
2002
  • Evo Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, USA
 
2000
  • Zographia Gallery, Bordeaux, France
 
1999
  • J. Guhl Gallery, Montreux, Switzerland
 
1997
  • Château de Servières, Marseille, France
 
1995
  • Galerie Alain Margaron, Paris, France
 
1994
  • Galerie de la Gare, Bonnieux, France
 
1991
  • Busch Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • J. Guhl Gallery, Montreux, Switzerland
 
1990
  • Corinne Timsit Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico
 
1989
  • Pavillon Ledoyen, Paris, France
  • Corinne Timsit Gallery, Paris, France
 
1988
  • A.O Gallery, Antibes, France
 
1987
  • Mossa Gallery/Museum of Nice, Nice, France
 
1986
  • Corinne Timsit Gallery, Paris, France
 
1985
  • Excentric Gallery, Liege, Belgium
 
 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2020
  • From 1960 to Now, The Elkon Gallery, New York, NY, USA
  • EFA Abstract, curator : Bill Carroll, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY, USA
 
2019
  • Busan Art Fair, Baudoin Lebon Gallery, Busan, South Korea
  • Contemporary artists of the gallery: ?The 60?s to the present ? The Elkon Gallery, New York, USA
  • Formats Intimes, Dutko Gallery, Paris, France
 
2018
  •  Small Format, The Elkon Gallery, NY,USA
 
2016
  • Art Miami, Art Fair, Leonard Hutton Galleries, NY, USA
  • Measured Life" MFA / Museum of Fine Arts at St Petersburg, FL, USA
  • Brafa Art Fair, Dutko Gallery, Bruxelles, Belgique
 
2015
  • Drawn to Perfection, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, New York, NY, USA
  • Art + Design, Art Fair Park Avenue Armory, Dutko Gallery, New York, NY, USA
  • Navigating Abstraction, Christian Duvernois Landscape/Gallery, New York, NY, USA
 
2014
  • Distilled, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, NewYork, NY, USA
  • Sempre Natura, Christian Duvernois Landscape Gallery, New York,NY, USA
  • Infiniment Art, Jean Jacques Dutko Gallery, Paris, France
 
2012
  • Coherent Surface, Radiant Light, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, New York, NY, USA
 
2011
  • Design is Design is not Design, Gwangju Design Biennale Curated by Chinese artist Ai WeiWei and Korean architect Seung H-Sang. Korea
  • Cumulus Momentum project, La Cité Radieuse/Le Corbusier, Marseille, France

2009
  • WAAM Museum, Woodstock, NY
 
2008
  • Art Paris, Haim Chanin Fine Arts, New York, NY
  • Haim Chanin Fine Arts, New York, NY,
  • Jean Jacques Dutko Gallery, Paris, France
 
2007
  • Water & Dreams, Galerie Kamchatka, Paris, France
  • Evo Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
  • Art Paris, Haim Chanin Fine Arts, New York, NY
  • Chicago Art Fair, Bleu Acier, Tampa,FL
 
2006
  • St Petersburg Museum, Florida
  • Black and White Abstractions, Haim Chanin Fine Arts, New York, NY, USA
  • Drawing on the Wrong Side of the Brain, Curated by Lyle Rexer,Haim Chanin Fine Arts, New York, NY, USA
  • ARCO, Haim Chanin Fine Arts & Artecite, Spain
  • Art Paris, Haim Chanin Fine Arts & Artecite, Paris, France
  • Toronto Contemporary Art Fair, Caroline Dimnik Contemporary, Canada
  • Entre Chien et Loup, Bleu Acier, Tampa,FL, USA
  • Bridge Miami Art Fair, Bleu Acier, Tampa, FL, USA
 
2005
  • Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY
  • Contemporary Art Fair New York, Evo Gallery, NM
  • Istanbul Art Fair, Artecite, Turkey
 
2004
  • Wind, Haim Chanin Fine Arts, New York, NY
  • San Francisco Art Fair, Evo Gallery
  • Chicago Art fair, Evo Gallery
  • Art Paris Art Fair, Haim Chanin Fine Arts/Artecite, France
 
2003
  • Chicago Art Fair, Evo Gallery
  • San Francisco Art Fair, Evo Gallery
  • Works on Paper, Evo Gallery, Santa Fe
  • Art Santa Fe, Evo Gallery, SantaFe, NM
 
2002
  • Evo Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, USA
  • Matarasso Gallery, Nice, France
 
2001
  • Original Gallery, Nice, France
 
2000
  • Nicholas Davies Gallery, New York, NY
 
1999
  • Nicholas Davies Gallery, New York, NY, USA
 
1998
  • Château de Servières, Marseille, France
 
1997
  • SAGA, Climats Gallery, Paris, France
  • Verena Hoffer Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
  • De la Gare Gallery,Bonnieux, France
  • Carre d?Art Saint Anne, Montpellier, France
 
1996
  • J. Guhl Gallery, Montreux, Switzerland
  • Alain Margaron Gallery, Paris, France
 
1993
  • Rene Metras Gallery,Barcelona, Spain
 
1992
  • Kladno Museum, Prague, Czech Republic
 
1988
  • Art Junction, A.O Gallery, Nice, France
 
1986
  • Im Prediger Museum, Schwäbisch-Gmund, Germany



GRANTS / PRIZES / RESIDENCIES



2020

  • Nomination to the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors


2018-2020

  • Mentor at the San Francisco Art Institute, SFAI


2014

  • The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant


2011-2019

  • Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program, New York


2005-2011

  • Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program, New York


2001

  • Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Prize


2000

  • DRAC, Languedoc-Roussillon, FR

public collections

  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA
  • Musée Marmottan-Monet, Paris, FR
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Saint Petersburg, FL, USA
  • Tucson Museum of Art, AZ
  • M&T Bank, New York, NY, USA
  • Rubis Mécénat, Paris, FR
  • M&T Bank, NY, USA

Exhibitions

Vicky COLOMBET / DUBUFFET / Max ERNST / Sol LEWITT / Robert MAPPLETHORPE / Elissa MARCHAL
Vicky COLOMBET / Karen FARKAS / Elissa MARCHAL
Charles CHRISTOPHER HILL / Vicky COLOMBET / DUBUFFET / Michel DUPORT / Karen FARKAS / Oan KIM