lindy foss-quillet
To start working, I create a microcosm, a world of my own. The work in my studio, finished or in progress, is very nonchalantly but deliberately laid out. The finished pieces are turned back against the wall so as not to distract me. I usually work on several pieces at the same time. The actual painting process has to be free and gestural yet calculated and controlled from within. The starting point for both form and colour is often a smaller piece, a work on paper or wood that I have selected from my "working drawings". I paint listening to music, working from my mind's eye, not consciously analysing in order to create a balance between the emotional and technical aspects of the work. Often the most unexpected works the best.
Lindy Foss-Quillet...

Bachelor of Arts at St. Martin's College of Art London
Lives and works in Paris from 1976 to 1982
Moves to Canada in 1982 : Atelier Circulaire in Montréal and Open Studio in Toronto
Returns to Paris in 1987, studio Rue Campagne Première
Moves to London in 1991 Lives in Hong-Kong from 1995 to 1998
Paris since 1998

Solo Exhibitions
2010 Banque Privée Société Générale Paris
2008 Galerie Gabriele Cappelletti Milan Italy
2005 Kiesendahl + Calhoun Contemporary Art, Beacon. New York.
2004 Kiesendahl + Calhoun Contemporary Art, Beacon. New York.
2003 La Périphérie, Malakoff (Paris).
2001 Espace Commines, Paris.
2000 La Périphérie, Malakoff (Paris).
1998 Espace Segalen, Hong Kong.
1994 Conran Shop Gallery, Londres.
1993 Studio Show ACAVA Gallery, London.
1992 Studio Show ACAVA Gallery, London.
1991 Galerie Art Plan, Paris.
1990 Galerie Sud, Bagneux, (Paris).
1986 Fraser Studios Gallery, Toronto
1986 Galerie Las Malvas, Montreal.
1984 Galerie Las Malvas, Montreal.
1981 Galerie CREP, Paris.
1980 Galerie CREP, Paris.

Group Exhibitions
2007 AROA Neuilly Paris
2001 Salon de Montrouge (Paris)
1995 Chelsea Gallery of Contemporary Arts, London.
1994 Ridley Arts Society, London.
1993 Galerie Hélène de Roquefeuil, Paris.
1992 ACAVA Artists Exhibition, London.
1991 Galerie Atsuro Tayama, Paris.
1991 Salon d'Art Contemporain, Bagneux (Paris).
1990 Biennale de Femmes peintres, Grand Palais, Paris.
1990 Salon d'Art Contemporain, Bagneux (Paris).
1990 5 ans de la Galerie Sud, Bagneux (Paris).
1989 Salon d'Art Contemporain, Bagneux (Paris).
1986 100 Prints Open Studio, Toronto.
1985 Open Studio Show, Toronto
1984 Women Artists Mc Gill University, Montreal.
1975 Young Contemporaries Royal Academy Of Arts, London.

Albert Galland preface - 1990 Exhibition
Galerie Sud - Bagneux

Gerard Henry preface - 1998 Exhibition
Espace Segalen - Hong Kong

Jacques Maitrot preface - 2000 Exhibition
La Périphérie - Malakoff (Paris)

Exhibition preface 2004
Kiesendahl + Calhoun Contemporary Art, Beacon. New York
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