Fleur Thesmar came from France to the USA, her familiar landscapes and perspectives suddenly replaced by unending spaces.
Migrating with a whole family is different from tourism, where one could rely on existing images or texts to share a similar experience.
Instead, migration is a breakthrough into someone's identity, as implied by Claude Levy Strauss: "a journey takes place simultaneously in space, time, and in social hierarchy".
The connexion to objects, love or embarrassment, is rocked by physical relocation. 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.
This huge change made Fleur reconsider what she always thought was natural, the perspective. The relationship between figure and background which was once stabilized through western painting, has become an incessant hustle of matter set in motion by invisible presences. The way one could record an experience becomes itself an investigation.
Since then, Fleur reflects on the "pictorial problem", the representation of space in a painting, and on the fact that some images may be required to build freedom and identities.
Curriculum Vitae: recent events
Members juried exhibition Jan 14th - Feb 14th 2021
Belmont Art Gallery, Belmont MA
Portraits (online) Dec 12th - Jan 31st 2021
Beacon Gallery, Boston MA Dec 19 2020
Art Dash 2020
Workshop 13, Ware MA
NortheastFine Arts juried exhibition: traditional realism.
Sep 26 - Oct 11 2020
Cape Cod Cultural center online exhibition "Humanity"
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
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)
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.