Agathe Bouton


Contact Information

agathebouton@gmail.com

http://www.agathebouton.com/

Wynnewood, PA

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3rd Street Gallery

3rd Street Gallery
45N. Second Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106


Painting/Printmaking

Artist's Biography

Agathe Bouton is a French artist, originally from Paris. She moved from Istanbul to Philadelphia 2 years ago, and is now based in Wynnewood PA. She works mainly in various forms of engraving, but also in painting and collage.

She studied in one of the finest and most famous applied art schools of Paris, ESAA Duperre, and has shown her art in exhibitions across Europe, and in Australia, Japan, India and the USA. She has won a number of awards for her work.

Some of Agathe’s work is displayed at the Gallery Martine Namy-Caulier in Paris, and she also has work in the permanent collection of the National Library of Paris.

Since leaving Paris 12 years ago Agathe has lived in London, Rangoon (Burma), Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Dakar (Senegal), and Istanbul (Turkey), before now settling in the US. Her work is inspired and fed by all her experiences and the cultures she has discovered during her travels.

Her work breaks the boundaries of the traditional medium of engraving and etching. Her modern approach to this ancient technique means her work tends to be more colourful and pictorial, and less graphic than traditional engraving.

Agathe is a full member of the 3rd Street Gallery in Philadelphia, and a Professional Artist Member at the Main Line Art Center in Haverford.

Artist's Statement

I have loved cities since my childhood: growing up in Paris; visiting my Grandparents’ Le Corbusier apartment; watching Jacques Tati’s films with their playful modernism. I continue to be inspired by the urbanism I see around me in Philadelphia.

Whether the building be a new block of offices or apartments, or an abandoned warehouse, an old administrative center, or a half-demolished home – I am drawn to the history and lives they evoke, as well as their intrinsic beauty - whether that beauty comes from design or degradation, or some combination of the two.

My latest artwork are interpretations of these buildings – sometimes in detail, sometimes with a broader view. These urban landscapes with their grand facades, their broken windows, their patchworks of broken windows, their color palette, the reflections sometimes of other buildings sometimes of the sky. These artworks are intended to evoke reflections on the lives lived within these spaces, and in finding beauty, making beauty, in the urbanism that surrounds us.

Color has always had an important place in my work, which has often focused on a modern approach to engraving and print art. Here I created monotypes and played with improvisation and superimposition in their creation, so although the work is monochrome (echoing traditional engraving and etching), the colour appears in different half-tones, shades and densities, in a way that can’t be achieved with traditional approaches.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2016
Agathe Bouton: Habitat and Urban Matter: Monotype Prints and Collage, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2014
Ortakoy, Istanbul, Turkey

2012
Maison Jamm, St Louis du Senegal, Biennale de l’art africain contemporain, Senegal

Espace 4 vents, Dakar, Biennale de l’Art Africain Contemporain, Senegal

2009
River Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar/ Burma

2008
Rangoun French Institut, Yangon, Myanmar/ Burma

2007
Domaine de Montroche, Nîmes, France

2006
Inya Myaing, Yangon, Myanmar/ Burma

2005
Bettie Morton Gallery, London, UK

2004
198 Gallery, London, UK

2002
Rathaus, Waldbrol, Germany

2001
Château Mas Neuf, Gallician, France

1999
Centre d’Arts Plastiques Albert Chanot, Clamart, France

Le Bon Marche, Paris VIIe, France

1998
Le Bon Marche, Paris VIIe, France

1997
Centre d’animation Baudricourt, Paris XIIIe, France

Group
2016
Works on Paper, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Spring Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

Triennal Internacional de Grabado Contemporaneo, El Catascopio, Barcelona, Spain
Juried Exhibition

1er Biennal Internationale de l’Estampe de Dreux, France
Juried Exhibition

2015
Délire de livres, Chartres, France

Professional Artist Members Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

Dédicaces, Musée de la Chartreuse, Douai, France
Juried Exhibition

2014
VIIIe Printemps des Artistes, Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
Juried Exhibition

2012
Sokhamon, Dakar, Senegal

2011
Délire de livres, Chartres, France

2009
l’Ermitage, Rueil-Malmaison, France

L’Espace Beaujeu, Castres, France

Ve Biennale de la Gravure d’Albi, Albi, France
Juried Exhibition

2008
French institut, Yangon, Myanmar/ Burma

2007
l’Ermitage, Rueil-Malmaison, France

French Institut, Yangon, Myanmar/ Burma

4 ème Biennale de la Gravure d’Albi, Albi, France
Juried Exhibition

2006
Biennale Internationale de Gravicel, Lens, France

L’Ermitage, Rueil-Malmaison, France

The 6th British international Print Exhibition, Dumfries, Scotland
Juried Exhibition

2005
l’Ermitage, Rueil-Malmaison, France

GRAV’X, Galerie Michèle Broutta, Paris XVe, France

Xe Biennale de la Gravure de Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, France
Juried Exhibition

2004
Bundaberg Art Centre, Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia

Bettie Morton Gallery, Londres, UK

Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, UK
Juried Exhibition

2003
l’Ermitage, Rueil-Malmaison, France

VIe Triennale mondiale de l’estampe petit format, Chamalières, France

Galerie Michèle Broutta, Paris XVe, France

IVe Biennale de la Gravure d’Ile de France, Versailles, France
Juried Exhibition

2001
Nuit cent peintres, Paris, France

l’Ermitage, Rueil-Malmaison, France

Centre d’Arts Plastiques Albert Chanot, Clamart, France
Juried Exhibition

2000
Alternative Gallery, Calcutta, India

Musée des Avelines, Saint-Cloud, France

Nuit cent peintres, Paris, France

Ve Triennale mondiale de l’estampe petit format, Chamalières, France
Juried Exhibition

1999
Espace Confluence, Paris XXe, France

Centre d’Arts Plastiques Albert Chanot, Clamart, France

GRAV’X, Galerie Michèle Broutta, Paris XVe, France
Juried Exhibition

Installations
2008
French Institut, Yangon, Myanmar/ Burma

2001
"En Marge", l’Ermitage, Rueil-Malmaison, France

2000
Musée des Avelines, Saint Cloud, France

1999
Centre d’Arts Plastiques Albert Chanot, Clamart, France

1997
Mairie du XVIIIe, Paris, France

Art Fairs
2003/10
Art Paris, Paris, France

2002/05
Salon International de l’Estampe, Paris, France

2002/03
Salon d’Automne, Paris, France

1999/05
Salon de l’Estampe, Rueil-Malmaison, France

1999/03
Salon Le Trait, Cité internationale des Arts, Paris, France

Artist's Bibliography

2015
Dubois, C. "Le Francophilly N°70," Philadelphia accueil

2008
A. Touy "Le Programme," mai 2008, CCCL, Alliance Française de Rangoun

2005
Danse, F. Azart, N°17

2002
Waldbröler Echo, Autumn edition

2001
Sceaux Magazine N° 309

2000
Gérard, N. Revue Art & Métiers du livre, N° 219 - 2000

1999
Séjournant, P. Revue Art & Métiers du livre, N° 215

Professional Affiliations

Full Member, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia PA
Professional Artist Member, MLAC, Haverford PA
L’Inventaire, Artothèque du Nord Pas de Calais, France
Membre de Graver maintenant, groupe Corot, France
Sociétaire du Trait, Graveurs d’aujourd’hui, France

Awards and Honors

2015
Coll’s, Main Line Art Center, Haverford PA

2007
Pierre Laurent-Pierre Astier, gravure d’épargne, Albi, France

2005
Prix GRAV’X, finaliste, Galerie Michèle Broutta, Paris, France

2001
Prix Joop Stoop pour l’oeuvre la plus originale, l’Ermitage, Rueil-Malmaison, France

2000
Prix Arts & Métier du livre pour l’estampe originale contemporaine, Rueil-Malmaison, France

Parchemin d’Honneur, Ville de Chamalières, France

1999
Prix GRAV’X, finaliste, Galerie Michèle Broutta, Paris, France

Public Art Projects

Mural, CHU du Kremlin-Bicêtre, Bâtiment Paul Broca, Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France

Collections

Bibliothèque Nationale, Cabinet des Estampes, Paris, France
L’Inventaire, Artothèque du Nord Pas de Calais, France
Musée français de la carte à jouer, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

Education

1995 - 2002
Studied Etching and Printmaking at ESAA Duperre, under the supervisions of Mr.Viot et Cazalis

1989
ESAA Dupérre, Paris, France
MFA, Textile Design

1987
ESAA Dupérre, Paris, France
BFA