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“Although in repose, Anne de Villemejane’s figures seem to pulsate with life…” – Jay Bordage, teacher at Harvard Center for the Art.

“Anne de Villemejane’s work explores femininity; she creates delicate, elongated, quiet women. Their poses are reflective, pensive, maybe pre-occupied even. The artist depicts women from the point of view of her inner life, as the works go beyond portraiture to reach the essence of womanhood”. – Dr Barbara Stehlé, Art historian


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Materiality and femininity: the art of Anne de Villemejane, by Barbara Stehlé, Art historian, Professor-Rhode island School of Design

Anne de Villemejane’s work explores femininity; she creates delicate, elongated, quiet women. Their poses are reflective, pensive, maybe pre-occupied even. The artist depicts women from the point of view of her inner life, as the works go beyond portraiture to reach the essence of womanhood.

The artist first explored photography, then shifted her focus to painting, exploring the intricate shapes of the flamenco. People were attracted to her colorful representations of Spanish dancers or nudes; the figures were all at once sensual and distant. The women had no gaze, and their body attitude and movement revealed more than their facial expression. Villemejane’s painting seemed close to confession but unafraid of confrontation.

Villemejane later began to specialize herself in sculpture. Her work underwent metamorphosis, as the figures previously seen in her paintings found new life in sculpture. Cast in bronze or built in cement, they found their rightful expression, as their three dimensional physicality gave them a new existence. Despite their slender form, their presence took on weight, and their surfaces exposed a heterogeneous materiality as well as a multitude of abstract traces. As we moved around them, the figures accessed our reality, and gave us a peek into theirs. The threshold between their world and ours became very thin.


Lately Villemejane’s women appear less vulnerable, standing more erect than before. Their faces express a certainty of being, somewhat mirroring the Egyptian portraits of Nefertiti. The artist creates incomplete masks in metal, dematerializes bodies in acrylic, and plays with scale as well as our imagination. Villemejane’s imprint on her sculpture’s surface and her feminine poetry becomes fully distinguishable.The artist’s latest experiments have revolved around the use of construction materials: metal grids, washers, wires, and nails of all sorts. Exploring beyond the traditional bronze, she delves into both the material and immaterial: from the raw feel of cement to the transparency of acrylic, the artist evolves easily from industrial modernity to jewelry like finish. Her play on materiality nurtures the expressivity of her art.

As a sculptor, Villemejane has evolved into a remarkable technician. Forever searching for new means of expression, she has come to master the complexities of several making processes. Passionate about foundry techniques, the artist immerses herself fully, aided by technicians to perfectly complete each project.

Villemejane’s ease to create is paired with a determination to challenge herself. In her confrontation with materials, she continues to question her own feelings and thoughts. If you need answers, don’t necessarily look into her pieces’ eyes, look at their textures. All is there.

Anne de Villemejane, artiste, NYC

Materiality and femininity: the art of Anne de Villemejane, by Barbara Stehlé, Art historian, Professor-Rhode island School of Design

Anne de Villemejane’s work explores femininity; she creates delicate, elongated, quiet women. Their poses are reflective, pensive, maybe pre-occupied even. The artist depicts women from the point of view of her inner life, as the works go beyond portraiture to reach the essence of womanhood.

The artist first explored photography, then shifted her focus to painting, exploring the intricate shapes of the flamenco. People were attracted to her colorful representations of Spanish dancers or nudes; the figures were all at once sensual and distant. The women had no gaze, and their body attitude and movement revealed more than their facial expression. Villemejane’s painting seemed close to confession but unafraid of confrontation.

Villemejane later began to specialize herself in sculpture. Her work underwent metamorphosis, as the figures previously seen in her paintings found new life in sculpture. Cast in bronze or built in cement, they found their rightful expression, as their three dimensional physicality gave them a new existence. Despite their slender form, their presence took on weight, and their surfaces exposed a heterogeneous materiality as well as a multitude of abstract traces. As we moved around them, the figures accessed our reality, and gave us a peek into theirs. The threshold between their world and ours became very thin.

Lately Villemejane’s women appear less vulnerable, standing more erect than before. Their faces express a certainty of being, somewhat mirroring the Egyptian portraits of Nefertiti. The artist creates incomplete masks in metal, dematerializes bodies in acrylic, and plays with scale as well as our imagination. Villemejane’s imprint on her sculpture’s surface and her feminine poetry becomes fully distinguishable.The artist’s latest experiments have revolved around the use of construction materials: metal grids, washers, wires, and nails of all sorts. Exploring beyond the traditional bronze, she delves into both the material and immaterial: from the raw feel of cement to the transparency of acrylic, the artist evolves easily from industrial modernity to jewelry like finish. Her play on materiality nurtures the expressivity of her art.

As a sculptor, Villemejane has evolved into a remarkable technician. Forever searching for new means of expression, she has come to master the complexities of several making processes. Passionate about foundry techniques, the artist immerses herself fully, aided by technicians to perfectly complete each project.

Villemejane’s ease to create is paired with a determination to challenge herself. In her confrontation with materials, she continues to question her own feelings and thoughts. If you need answers, don’t necessarily look into her pieces’ eyes, look at their textures. All is there.

Solo Exhibitions

GalleryWhereWhen
Mark Hachem GalleryParis, France2012
Mark Hachem GalleryBeirut, Lebanon2013

Group Exhibitions & Art Fairs

WhatGalleryWhereWhenPrize Won
Affordable Art FairMichele Mariaud GalleryNY2017
Art SouthamptonGallery MNY2016
Art Palm BeachMark Hachem GalleryFL2016
No Frames ExhibitionSAG GalleryNYC2015
Art HamptonsGallery MHamptons, NY2015
Madelyn Jordon Fine Arts GalleryScarsdale, NY2014
Madelyn Jordon Fine Arts GalleryScarsdale, NY2013
Art Wynwood Miami Mark Hachem Gallery Miami, FL2015
SOFA Chicago Vivendi and Modus Galleries Chicago, IL2014
Art SouthamptonMark Hachem GalleryNY2014
Art Palm BeachMark Hachem GalleryFL2014
Art Palm Beach JewelryMark Hachem GalleryFL2014
Red Dot MiamiMark Hachem GalleryFL2014
Affordable Art FairVivendi Gallery, New YorkFL2013
Art MiamiMark Hachem GalleryFL2013Bloggers choice award
Art Palm BeachMark Hachem GalleryFL20133d Prize
Art SouthamptonMark Hachem GalleryFL2013
Contemporary Art PlatformKuwait2013
New Art Fair, Espace Pierre CardinParis, France2013
SCOPE New YorkMark Hachem GalleryFL2013
Affordable Art FairSAG galleryNYC2012
Art Palm BeachMark Hachem GalleryFL2012
New horizonSAG GalleryNYC2012
SCOPE MiamiMark Hachem GalleryFL2012
Art GreenwichMark Hachem GalleryNY2011
French Culture NightsNYC2011
Nowhere @ 150Artemisia GalleryNYC2011
The Knickerbocker Art ShowWestchester, NY2011
French Culture NightsNYC2010
One of a Kind ShowNYC2009
Beacon Hill ArtwalkBoston, MA2007
Annual Juried AuctionMassachusetts College of ArtBoston, MA2005
Annual Juried AuctionMassachusetts College of ArtBoston, MA2004
Centre Culturel Christiane PeugeotParis, France2004
DeCordova Museum SchoolLincoln, MA2004
Annual Juried AuctionMassachusetts College of ArtBoston, MA2003
Monroe Center for the ArtsLexington, KY2003
Boston Photo Imaging-BostonBoston, MA20032d Prize
Annual Juried AuctionMassachusetts College of ArtBoston, MA2002
New York Art Expo, Javits CenterNYC2000
WhatGalleryWhere
Affordable Art Fair (2017)Michele Mariaud GalleryNY
Art Southampton (2016)Gallery MNY
Art Palm Beach (2016)Mark Hachem GalleryMiami, FL
No Frames Exhibition (2015)SAG GalleryNYC
Art Hamptons (2015)Gallery MHamptons, NY
Art Wynwood Miami (2015)Mark Hachem GalleryMiami, FL
Madelyn Jordon Fine Arts Gallery (2014)Scarsdale, NY
SOFA Chicago (2014)Vivendi and Modus GalleriesChicago, IL
Art Southampton (2014)Mark Hachem GalleryNY
Art Palm Beach (2014)Mark Hachem GalleryFL
Art Palm Beach Jewelry (2014)Mark Hachem GalleryFL
Red Dot Miami (2014)Mark Hachem GalleryFL
Affordable Art Fair (2013)Vivendi Gallery, New YorkFL
Art Miami (2013)Mark Hachem GalleryFL
Art Palm Beach (2013)Mark Hachem GalleryFL
Art Southampton (2013)Mark Hachem GalleryFL
Contemporary Art Platform (2013)Kuwait
New Art Fair, Espace Pierre Cardin (2013)Paris, France
SCOPE New York (2013)Mark Hachem GalleryFL
(2013)Madelyn Jordon Fine Arts GalleryScarsdale, NY
Affordable Art Fair (2012)SAG galleryNYC
Art Palm Beach (2012)Mark Hachem GalleryFL
New horizon (2012)SAG GalleryNYC
SCOPE Miami (2012)Mark Hachem GalleryFL
Art Greenwich (2011)Mark Hachem GalleryNY
French Culture Nights (2011)NYC
Nowhere @ 150 (2011)Artemisia GalleryNYC
The Knickerbocker Art Show (2011)Westchester, NY
French Culture Nights (2010)NYC
One of a Kind Show (2009)NYC
Beacon Hill Artwalk (2007)Boston, MA
Annual Juried Auction (2005)Massachusetts College of ArtBoston, MA
Annual Juried Auction (2004)Massachusetts College of ArtBoston, MA
(2004)Centre Culturel Christiane PeugeotParis, France
(2004)DeCordova Museum SchoolLincoln, MA
Annual Juried Auction (2003)Massachusetts College of ArtBoston, MA
(2003)Monroe Center for the ArtsLexington, KY
(2003)Boston Photo Imaging-BostonBoston, MA
Annual Juried Auction (2002)Massachusetts College of ArtBoston, MA
New York Art Expo, Javits Center (2000)NYC

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