Artist Statement

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

Beacon Gallery, Boston MA                             Dec 29 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"

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                                                                 September 2020

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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