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
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.