Artist Statement

Migrating with a whole family is not only about collecting landscapes to be shared on the internet.

It is a breakthrough into someone's identity.

Coming from France, the familiar landscapes and perspectives are suddenly replaced by unending spaces.

Home, the safe place we all need, is a weight when it comes to migration. The things you carry with you, clothes, books, memories, are part of your identity.

... But things you carry also make you vulnerable to changes. What about the people you bring with you in the crossing?

Our relationship to objects, love or embarrassment, is rocked when we relocate. When these objects start to have a life on their own, like computers or phones, the border between being observed rather than observers is blurred. Nature itself is screened.

If to observe is to control, it is urgent that we learn and teach how to travel, to contemplate with human eyes our homes or our landscapes, to observe closely the time passing over the ones we love. I create art for the sake of freedom.

Curriculum Vitae: recent events

The James Library, Norwell MA

Honorable mention for "They don't toil"           March 2020

Old West Museum, Cheyenne WY

National juried exhibition "Western Spirit".      March 2020

Beacon Gallery, Boston MA

International Juried show "totem"

Best in show prize                                    February 2020

University place Gallery, Cambridge MA

Broken beauty juried exhibition                       January 2020

440 Gallery, Brooklyn NY

National juried show                                  December 2019

Main Street Arts, Clifton Spring NY

National Juried show                                  December 2019

RAA&M Rockport Art Association, Rockport MA

National Fine Arts annual juried show            November 2019

South Shore Art Center, Cohasset MA

National juried exhibition "Simple Pleasures"

Honorable mention for "Thunder Roll"             November 2019

Arlington Center for the arts, Arlington MA.      Fall 2019

 Juried exhibition "Very superstitious"

 

Belmont Art Gallery, MA                              2019 2020

Juried exhibition

The Martin Group, Boston MA

National juried exhibition "Storytelling in textiles" October 2019

The James Library, Norwell MA

Juried exhibition "Continuum"

Honorable Mention for "Mount Washington".  September 2019

Newburyport Art Gallery, Newburyport MA

Member Fall juried show                            September 2019

Best in watercolor prize for "Death Valley Spring"

Permanent exhibition "horticultural heroes" in Boylston, MA Tower Hill Botanical Garden (2019)

Education

 

 

 

MSc Signal Processing & Communications, Imperial College, London (with Diploma)         1996-1997

 

MSc Telecommunications, Telecom Paris, France                                                                                1995-1997

 

BSc Applied Mathematics, Ecole Polytechnique, France                                                                   1992-1995

 

 

 

After graduating from Ecole Polytechnique and Imperial College, Fleur Thesmar worked 20 years in France in the high tech industry.

 

Her arrival in the United Stated in 2015 triggered an ancient passion of hers: painting. She took classes at the MFA with the studio art program. Since then, she has exhibited in international and national juried shows in Boston, Cambridge, Arlington, Newburyport, Norwell, Boylston, Brooklyn NY, Cheyenne, WY, Bourg-La-Reine, France, etc. As an emerging artist, she pursues her wish to share her intense emotions and change of perspective due to her migration in the USA.

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