PIERRE MARIE LEJEUNE

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Pierre Marie Lejeune is a self-defined sculptor-drafter whose practice lies at the intersection of design and sculpture. His works, which he self-describes as poetic objects, are often site-specific and found in public spaces. He spends his life between Paris where he was born in 1954 and his atelier in Normandy. Since then, he has unceasingly developed a repertoire of shapes and forms akin to the writing of a constantly evolving virtual alphabet.

He works with steel, glass, light and water favoring the use of raw materials and staying clear of ornaments. His productions are unique pieces or small volume editions realized by art fabrication studios under his close supervision.

Pierre Marie Lejeune has exhibited his works in many renown institutions: Mamac (Nice, France), Arsenal (Metz, France), National Museum of China (Beijing, China), National Gallery (Sofia, Bulgaria), at the Château Malbrouck in Manderen, at the (Belgium)European Sculpture Space) EU’s French presidency, Espace Jacques Villeglé (St-Gratien, France), Seoul Art Center (Seoul Corea) and at the Maison Aragon Elsa Triolet (St-Arnoult, France).

His large steel and mirror sculptures were installed in the heart of the following cities Brussels, Sofia, Shanghai (People’s Square), Imjingak Paju City (Korea), Nice (promenade des Anglais), Metz (place d’Armes), Boulogne-Billancourt, Auvers-sur-Oise, Santo Tirso (Portugal), San Diego (Ca), la Commanderie de Peyrassol and more recently, in 2017, at la Patinoire Royale (Brussells) and the Suzhou Art Center (China) where he installed a fountain.

Pierre Marie Lejeune has realized numerous projects and commissions in Europe (Germany, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, France), the United States (California), China and South Korea. His work is regularly displayed in major galleries in both Europe and Asia.

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CURRICULUM VITAE

Born in Paris, 1954.

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS (1984 to 2019)

2019 || Brussels - Belgium - Galerie Valerie Bach/la Patinoire Royale - “Pierre Marie Lejeune/Arno Rafael Mikkinen” - January 15/February 30 (in progress)

2019 || Le Touquet Paris-Plage - France - Museum: Personal exhibition and installation of monumental pieces in the city - Spring/Summer (in progress)

2019 || Saint Arnoult en Yvelines - France - Maison Aragon - Elsa Triolet - “Niki de Saint Phalle/Pierre Marie Lejeune - Œuvres de collaboration” and personal exhibition – February 10/ May 12 (in progress)

2018 || Paris - France - “Multiple Art Days” - Hotel de la Monnaie - Bernard Chauveau Edition - September 14/15/16          

2018 || Suzhou - Chine - Jinji Lake biennale - “The Origin of Creativity” -May 19/ June 19

2017 || Suzhou - China - Fountain for the Suzhou Centre

2017 || Brussels - Belgium - “Summer in the City” - Valery Bach Gallery/la Patinoire Royale - June 16/ July   20

2017 || Köln - Germany - Osper Gallery - New pieces exhibited at the Gallery - July

2016 || San Diego - CA - USA - “Mosaic Arts International Master Invitational” - Casa Valencia Galeria Mars 31/May 29 - “Omega”- Collaboration Niki de Saint Phalle/Pierre Marie Lejeune

2016 || Dubai - United Arab Emirates - “Face to Face” - The National Gallery - French Alliance - March 15/ May 14

2015 || Paris - France - “Linea” - Messine Gallery - September to October 30 - Solo exhibition

2015 || Santo Tirso - Portugal- City’s Sculpture Park - Monumental work - Purchase

2015 || Peyrassol - France - Commanderie de Peyrassol - Sculpture Park - Monumental work - Purchase

2014 || Shanghai - China - “Coming Home” - Pearl Lam Design - March 1 to 21

2014 || Saint Arnoult en Yvelines - France - “Natura Metallica” - Maison Aragon - Elsa Triolet - Solo exhibition May 17 to September 14

2014 || Paris - France - “Art Elysées” -  Galerie Messine - October 23 to 27

2013 || Imjingak Paju - Korea - Eco Museum Street of Borderline (Civilian Control Line) and Pyeonghoa Nuri Park - “the Line” - October 25 to November 15 - Curator Dongjae Lee

2013 || Brussels - Belgium - “Aleph” - Galerie Valérie Bach - Solo exhibition - April 19 to May18

2013 || Saint Gratien - France - “Série Blanche" - Espace Jacques Villeglé - Solo exhibition - April 11 to June 22

2013 || Brussels - Belgium - “Slick Art Fair - Brussels” - les Douches la Galerie - April 19 to 21

2013 || Breteuil - France - “Parcour” - Castle’s park - Solo exhibition - June 1 to October 28

2013 || Seoul - Korea - “International Sculpture Fiesta” - Seoul Art Centre - May - Curator Lee DaeHyung

2013 || Shanghai - China - “KTV Project” - Design of the Amber Lounge

2012 || Touraine - France - Picto.4 - (5,6 x 4 meters diameter Picto) - Private sculpture park

2011 || Les Andelys - France - “Meta-Formes” - Nicolas Poussin Museum - Solo exhibition - June 4 to September 25

2011 || Paris - France - “Pierre Marie Lejeune - Sculptures 1991/2011” - Messine Gallery - Solo exhibition    September 8 to November 15            

2010 || Paris - France - “Pictogrammes” - Paris Descartes University- Saint Germain Gallery - solo exhibition -  November 23 to December 6

2010 || Paris - France - “Light Odyssey” - Messine Gallery - October

2010 || Metz - France - “Niki de Saint Phalle -Lejeune-Bouveret” - Shimoni Gallery - June to September

2010 || Montigny les Metz - France - Landscaped gardens - Solo monumental exhibition – June to October   Shimoni Galerie - June 4 to September 25

2009 || Manderen - France - Malbrouk Castle - General Council of Moselle - solo exhibition - October/November

2009 || Sofia - Bulgaria - “Pierre Marie Lejeune” - Solo exhibition - National Art Gallery - June 9 to July 12

2009 || Köln - Germany - “Outdoor Sculptures” - 7 monumental sculptures - Osper Gallery - April to August

2008 || Metz - France - “Pierre Marie Lejeune” Solo exhibition - Shimoni Gallery - June 15 to August 30

2008 || Paris - France - “Mobilier et Objets” - Solo exhibition - Dominique Verbeke Gallery - June

2008 || Brussels - Belgium - “Picto-Arc-Bug…etc” - Solo exhibition - Solvay Park - European Space for Sculpture - September 30 to January 5 - Catalogue

2007 || Shanghai - China - Personal exhibition organised by the Pearl Lam Galleries and the city of Shanghai - Wusa Park - Installation of 8 monumental sculptures - September 21 to November 21 - Catalogue

2007 || Boulogne - France - “Repertoire” - Solo exhibition - 4 monumental sculptures on the main square (Grand Place) - January 15 to November 15

2007 || Boulogne - France - “Repertoire 2” - Solo exhibition - City Art Gallery - March 15 to April 8

2007 || Metz - France - “Pierre Marie Lejeune” - Solo exhibition - Shimoni Gallery - November

2006 || Beijing- China - “Shao Fan-Pierre Marie Lejeune – Sculpteurs - Deux Propositions” - Two-man show - Pearl    Lam Galleries - Dashanzi Art District 798

2006 || Metz - France - “Axe-PML” - Solo exhibition - 5 monumental sculptures on the Place d’Armes

2006 || Auvers sur Oise - France - Invited artist for solo exhibition at Festival

2006 || Paris - France - Plaza Athénée - Organisation Agency ‘Art Actuel’ - Solo exhibition

2005 || Shanghai - China - “Urban  Sculpture Biennial” - Installation of 4 sculptures

2005 || Nice - France - Solo exhibition - ”Quai des Etats-Unis” - Installation of 5 sculptures

2005 || Nice - France - Solo exhibition - installation of 5 sculptures - Mamac Square - Museum of Modern Art and Contemporary Art

2005 || Beijing - China - “Awakening: La France Mandarine” - the French influence on Chinese Art - Group exhibition - National Museum of Art

2004 || Shanghai - China - “Awakening: La France Mandarine” - The French influence on Chinese Art - Group exhibition - Urban Planning Exhibition Center

2004 || Angers - France - “Triptych” - City of Angers and JGM Gallery - France

2004 || Capalbio - Italy - Solo exhibition - Tarots Garden Foundation

2003 || Hannover - Germany - “Neue Skupturen” - Solo exhibition - KÖ Gallery

2003 || Cologne - Germany - “Illuminierte Skulpturen und Objekte” - Solo exhibition - Osper Gallery

2003 || Metz - France - “Alpha-Omega” - Solo exhibition - Arsenal Centre of Art

2002 || Nice - France - “Workshop” MAMAC (Museum of Modern Art and Contemporary Art)

2002 || Paris - France - “Luminous Sculptures” - Solo exhibition - JGM Gallery                       

2001 || Köln - Germany - “Skulpturen und Objekt” - Solo exhibition - Osper Gallery

2000 || The Hague - The Netherlands - “Den Haag Sculptuur” - Installation of a fountain in front of the government headquarters

2000 || Leverkusen - Germany - “Skulpturen und Objekte” - Solo exhibition - Bayer

2000 || Nuremberg - Germany - "Kunst trifft Kautschuk’"- Bayer

1995 || Paris - France - “I Love Arts” -  JGM Gallery - Solo exhibition

1992 || Puligny Monrachet - France - Solo exhibition - Chateau du Credit Foncier de France (CFF Bank)        

1984 || Cairo - Egypt - French Cultural Centre - Solo exhibition

1984 || Alexandria - Egypt - French Cultural Centre - Solo exhibition

 

GRANT - AWARDS

2013 || Seoul - Korea - “Crow Haitai – Arirang award” - Curator

2008 || Brussels - Belgium - “European space for Sculpture” - Solvay Park

1993 || Paris - France - “Saint Germain Grant for the Fine Arts” - Hôtel de la Monnaie

1990 || Paris - France - “Fiacre” - French Ministry of Culture - Research for ceramic design

1983 || Luxor - Egypt - “Villa Médicis Hors les Murs” - One year stay in Luxor - French Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

COLLECTIONS AND COMMISSIONS - PUBLIC ART - OUTDOOR/INDOOR DESIGN 

2018 || Suzhou - China - “3 monumental sculptures for the city of SuZhou”

2017 || Suzhou - China - “Fountain for the Suzhou Center”

2015 || Santo Tirso - Portugal - City’s Sculpture Park - “Skytrap“

2015 || Commanderie de Peyrassol - France - Sculpture Park - “Hop”

2015 || Saint Arnoult - France - Aragon and Elsa Triolet House - Sculpture’s Park

2014 || Pontoise - France - Théâtre des Louvrais

2013 || Shanghai - China - “KTV Project” - Design of Electro Music Club

2013 || Seoul - Korea - Crown Haitai Sculpture’s Park - Picto for Seoul - Curator Lee DaeHyung

2012 || Paris - France - Sisley - Head Quarter 

2010 & 2005 || Pontoise - France - Clinique Sainte Marie - “Megama” and “Picto for Osny”

2009 || Celle - Germany - “Strahlkraft & Leuchtzauber” - 24 Stunden Kunstmuseum

2009 || Sofia - Bulgaria - National Gallery

2007 || Metz - France - “Megama”

2007 || Metz - France - Installation of “Mega-Magnet” - Monument for a new building’s façade - Shimoni Gallery commission

2007 || Auvers sur Oise - France - “Splatch” - Fountain - General Council of Val d’Oise

2007 || Capalbio - Italy - Installation of sculpture/monument display at the entrance of the park Jardino dei Tarrocchi Foundation, Architecture of Mario Botta

2007 || Beijing - China - Pearl Lam Galleries - People’s Square - Shanghaï and 798 Art Zone

2004 || Celle - Germany - Kunstmuseum - Sammlung Robert Simon

2004 || Metz - France - Manulor - “Omega Fountain”

2003 || Escondido - CA- USA - Niki Charitable Art Foundation - “Magic Circle”

2000 || Leverkusen - Germany - Bayer AG - “Cercle B”

1996 || Capalbio - Italy - Jardino dei Tarrocchi Foundation, Furniture designs of the shop, Architecture Mario Botta

1994 || Paris - France - Flammarion - Furniture design for 2 shops - Flammarion publishing house

1992 || Paris - France - CCF Bank - (Crédit Foncier de France)

1987 || Capalbio - Italy - Jardino dei Tarocchi Fondation - Niki de St Phalle’s Foundation - Design in ceramic of the park’s furniture

1984 || Paris - France - Fond National d’Art Contemporain

 

ART FAIRS

2018 || Paris - France - ”Multiple Art Days” - Hotel de la Monnaie - Bernard Chauveau Edition

2017 || Paris - France - Art Elysées - ”Hors les Murs” - Hyatt Park- Vendome - solo   exhibition

2013 - 2015 || Brussels - Belgium - “Art Brussels” - Valery Bach Gallery

2015 - 2016 || Seoul - Korea - “G Seoul 2016” -  International Art Fair - AWPS Gallery

2015 - 2016 || Busan - Korea - “Art Busan 2016” - “Art Busan 2015” - AWPS Gallery

2014 || Bâle - Switzerland - “Design Miami/Basel” - Pearl Lam Design

2013 || Wien - Austria - Wienafair - Galerie Valérie Bach 

2008 - 2011- 2015 || Paris - France - “Art Elysées” - with Messine Gallery

2007 || Shanghai - China - “SGH Contemporary” - Contrasts Gallery, Art Fair

2007 || Paris - France - “Art Paris” -  J.G.M. Gallery

2005 || Strasbourg - France - “St – arts” Shimoni Gallery, Contemporary Art Fair

2005 || Paris - France - “Art Paris” - J GM Gallery

2004 || Brussels - Belgium - “Art Brussels” JGM Gallery

2002 || Paris - France - FIAC - JGM Gallery

2002 || Köln - Germany - Art Cologne - Delaive Gallery

2001 - 2000 - 1999 || Frankfurt - Germany - Art editors Fair, Mu-Création Gallery

2001 || Strasbourg - France - “St – arts”, JGM Gallery, Contemporary Art Fair

2000 || Düsseldorf - Germany - “Art Barn”, Niagara Gallery, Sculptures in open air

1999 || Ghent - Belgium - “Lineart”, Contemporary Art Fair, Mu-Création Gallery

1995 || Paris - France - Art Basel - JGM Gallery

1985 || London - England - “London Olympia” - Mendel Schein Gallery

 

SELECTED GROUP SHOW

2016 || San Diego - CA - USA - “Mosaic Arts International Master Invitational” - Casa Valencia

2016 || “Omega” - Collaboration Niki de Saint Phalle/Pierre Marie Lejeune

2016 || Dubai - United Arab Emirates - “Face to Face” - The National Gallery - French Alliance

2006 || Escondido - USA - “Niki’s Friends” - California Center for the Arts

2000 || Jouy sur Eure - France - “D’eau et de grain” (“Of Water and Grain”) - Mill of Lambouray

1997 || Paris - France - “Le Cœur” -  Passage de Retz

1996 || Orbetello - Italy - la Polveria ”Jardino dei Tarocchi”

1996 || Paris - France - Carrousel du Louvre - “Les trentenaires font leur show”

1996 || Rochefort - France - “BLEU” - Museum of Art and History and Pierre Loti’s House

1994 || Geneva - Switzerland - Guy Bärtschi Gallery

1991 || Paris - France - “Idées de Cités” - Hôpital Ephémère - Projects for public art

1990 || Paris - France - “Nouvelle Génération” - JGM Gallery

1990 || Tokyo - Japan - “Message Machine”

1989 || Arc et Senans - France - Salines Royales - “Les bâtisseurs de Karnak” Catalogue

1990 || Paris - France - Georges Pompidou Center - “Inventaire 89” - Workshop - Polyester furniture

 

 

APART FROM SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Participation in many events and group show

- with the JGM Gallery - Paris - from 1990 to 2004

-  with the Osper Gallery - Köln - from 2000 - some group shows at the Gallery

-  with Pearl Lam Galleries - Shanghai / Beijing - from 2005

-  with Shimoni - Metz - some group shows at the Gallery - from 2003

-  with Messine Gallery - Paris - from 2005