I was born in 1976.

I trained in wood sculpture at the workshop of Marie La Varande in Paris, and in drawing at the Atelier des Beaux Arts de la Ville de Paris. Licence (BA) in History of Art from University Paris I. Several internships with companies Fancelli in ornamental wood sculpture and Lalloz in casting and foundry.

My favourite materials are wood, plaster and clay. I am proficient in moulding techniques allowing me to produce ceramic, resin and concrete series or my works.
 

  1990s: My first series touched on Animal Art through a naturalist approach requiring a high degree of accuracy.

2000s: My subjects evolved towards chimerical forms in my VELUM series, where hybrid and veiled beings suggest an original take on the Middle Ages.

2010s: During a road trip to Asia in 2011 and 2012, I set up a minimalist workshop and developed a series of woodblock prints and wood engravings.

- Currently: Working on a new series, including wood and ceramic, taking my work to the confines of a dreamed and estranged world.

- From 2004 to 2011, I worked as a visual artist at the Petit-Palais, Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris. This involved coaching children and adult, and developing educational modules to touch and handle. It was a particularly important part of the exhibition " Carriès, la matière de l'Etrange " in 2008.
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