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JUSTINE FORMENTELLI

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BIOGRAPHY:

Justine Formentelli spent her childhood living in the Caribbeans, the island of Reunion and Morocco. After 11 years in the United States where she studied Illustration and worked as a production designer at Harper’s Bazaar, she traveled around the world for a year before settling back in Europe. She is now based in London with her husband and two sons. She recently graduated from City and Guilds of London Art School with an MA. She has participated in numerous exhibitions in the United States and Europe.

INTERVIEW
The art Five 2020

EDUCATION:
2016-18:
MA Fine Art, Distinction, City and Guilds of London Art School
1995-98:
BA Fine Art, Atlanta College of Arts (now SCAD) USA
Illustration, Communication and Design

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:
Life on Venus. The Tub in collaboration with the auction collective. 2020-21
Works on paper. Blue Shop Cottage. London. 2020
Lost in isolation. Void Collective. 2020
What She Didn’t Say. Thames Side Studios Gallery. London 2020
Rarefaction. Ione and Mann. London. 2019
MA Degree Show. City and Guilds of London Art school. 2018
MA Interim show. City and Guilds of London Art school. 2017-18
Art Gemini Prize 2015 finalists exhibition. Menier gallery. London. 2015
Gateways. Plein Air Contemporary gallery. London. 2015
What is Urban? Brixton East gallery. London. 2015
152nd Annual Society of Women Artists. London. 2013
Leaf Contemporary Art. Isle of Man. 2006
New Perspectives hosted by Freeplay Foundation. Millbank tower. London. 2006
Anna Coudray-Meuwly, Justine Formentelli, Plexus Gallery. Marly. Switzerland. 2010

PRIZE:
The Fishmonger’s Menu Cover Design. 2017 selected by the Fishmongers’s Prime Warden HRH The Princess Royal.

COLLECTIONS:
Works in private collections in the UK, Switzerland, Luxembourg, France, Italy, Israel, USA, Canada, Austria, Singapore, Russia, Romania and Australia.

SELECTED WORKS

EMERGENCE 2019-2020

  • Installation view. Emergence series.

  • Stepping aside
    Acrylic on paper
    42 x 29.7 cm
    2019

  • Pulsating in an iron fist
    Acrylic on paper
    42 x 29.7 cm

  • Vulnerable view of a changing kernel
    Acrylic on paper
    59.4 x 42cm

  • Heating the vast gymnasium
    Acrylic on paper
    42 x 29.7 cm

  • Straight in her boots and at ease in her trainers
    Acrylic on paper
    42 x 29.7 cm

  • Dragging an ill-fitting garnment
    Acrylic on paper
    42 x 29.7 cm

  • With the invisible timer in your back pocket
    Acrylic on paper
    42 x 29.7 cm

  • Inner workings and wiring
    Acrylic on paper
    42 x 29.7 cm

  • Friday island
    Acrylic on paper
    42 x 29.7 cm

  • Taming the slug
    Acrylic on paper
    42 x 29.7 cm

  • Deploying Circe's tricks -SOLD
    Acrylic on paper
    42 x 29.7 cm

  • Slipping and sliding in and out of the tracks
    Acrylic on paper
    42 x 29.7 cm

  • Leviathan beneath
    Acrylic on paper
    59.4 x 42 cm

  • Unmoored
    Acrylic on canvas
    110 x 100 cm

  • Struggler
    Acrylic on canvas
    110 x 100 cm

  • Christofine, Ignacio and Mrs Baozhai.
    Wire, papier-mâché, and plaster

  • Ignacio. View 1.
    Wire, papier-mâché, and plaster
    55 x 40 cm

  • Ignacio. View 2.
    Wire, papier-mâché, and plaster
    55 x 40 cm

  • What she didn’t say. Installation

  • What she didn’t say. Installation

  • Mrs Baozhai.
    Wire, papier-mâché, and plaster

  • Christophine
    Wire, papier-mâché, and plaster
    120 x 70 cm

  • Cristophine and Mrs Baozhai.
    Wire, papier-mâché, and plaster
    72 x 44 cm

  • Breathing in unison
    Acrylic on canvas
    150 x 120 cm

  • Elevating and stalling
    Acrylic on canvas
    150 x 120 cm

  • Daily strands
    Acrylic on canvas
    150 x 120 cm

  • That persistent whispering
    Acrylic on canvas
    150 x 120 cm

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