1999
De Villeméjane’s creative life takes a turn as she moves from London to Boston. After a career in marketing at L’Oréal and Chanel, she dedicates herself fully to Art, notably by taking classes in photography and drawing.

2000
She holds her first exhibition in NYC with a group of French artists at the Art expo (bull painting series in cement on jute). She meets her future mentor, Italian sculptor Lorenzo Cascio.

2001
Cascio approaches Anne about an exhibition in Boston; taken by the textural quality of her paintings, he incites her to try a new challenge, and take on sculpture. He takes her first “Matador” and “Flamenco” sculptures back to Portofino to have them casted in bronze.

2003
Anne takes on intensive classes in sculpture, foundry and mold making at the Massachusetts College of Art and the Museum School.

She casts her own first pieces in bronze.

2004
Anne starts exploring femininity and poetry with her “Déesse” sculpture.

She develops a close working relationship with the New England Foundry in the Boston area.

2005
The artist enjoys a growing success at open studios and local exhibitions, and is awarded 2nd place at Boston Photo imaging exhibition and 3rd place at the Beacon Hill Art walk 2 years later.

2008
After taking welding classes, Anne creates her first figures in metal and cement. She begins to delve into textural exploration, using construction materials as a mean to create Fine Art.

2009
The artist moves to the New York area. She participates in the NYC One of a kind show and wins the audience award.

2011
Despite the inherent technical difficulties, Argos foundry, in NY, achieves successful bronze casts of Anne’s original cement sculptures. “Walking woman” is exhibited in NYC with Artemisia gallery.

Mark Hachem Gallery offers the artist her first SOLO exhibition “Energies” in Paris -Place des Vosges.

2012
“Fragile”, Anne’s first life size outdoor sculpture, is casted at Modern Art Foundry in NY.

It is exhibited at SCOPE New York that year.

2013

Mark Hachem hosts her second SOLO exhibition “PULSE” in its Beirut Gallery/Lebanon.

From then on, Anne exhibits with the gallery in numerous art shows both in Europe and the US

2014
After toying with the concept of dematerialization for a while, Anne finally casts her first transparent acrylic sculpture “Imprint”.  “Tatoo” bronze sculpture, with the use of screws and nuts, further portrays her observation and portrayal of construction and deconstruction. The artist starts a collaboration with Gallery M at Art Aspen.

The NYC “In French With English Subtitles” film festival solicits the artist to design their audience award.

2015
As a mentor to other foreign artists, Anne creates the “NY Art Collective”, which holds its first “No Frames” exhibition at SAG Gallery in NYC. Anne shows her two new transparent acrylic sculptures “From threads” and “Hippie”.

2016
Greenwich Art gala features Anne’s work in Connecticut, Mark Hachem at Art Palm Beach and Gallery M at Art Southamptons.

2017

The artist exhibits at the NYC Affordable Art Fair and the Art Market San Francisco with Michèle Mariaud Gallery, as well as in the Chelsea Dialogue exhibition with Artemisia Gallery. She is also selected by Saatchi Art for The Other Art Fair in Brooklyn.

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Special thanks to Beacon Fine Arts and Modern Art Foundries for their beautiful spaces which inspire me.

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