QUENTIN GAREL



French sculptor Quentin Garel received 5 prestigious awards for drawing and sculpting between 2001 and 2005 from institutions including the Académie des Beaux-Arts, Paris and the Salon de Mai, Paris. His work appears in public and private collections in the US, Italy, France and Spain. The young artist splits his time between Paris and Normandy.

Quentin Garel’s bronze sculptures constantly encourage questions. Are they actual fossils? Are they wood? Intricate details and textures on Garel’s sculptures intrigue viewers who are often surprised to learn that they are, in fact, bronze sculptures. Garel first begins with a drawing, and then makes a carving in wood. From there he makes the mold to cast the bronze sculpture. The result is a beautifully realistic shining skull of a bird, dolphin or gorilla. Others, originally sculpted in Styrofoam, appear to be real bone. They too are bronze. Quentin’s unique sculptures, or “trophies” as he calls them, seem organic in material and origin but unlike real wood or bone, these works of art will stand the test of time.

Garel's works have been shown in museums across the United States and Europe. In addition to recently wrapping up an exhibition at the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, MA, his current exhibition, Le magicien d'os, is being shown at the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle in Paris until September 12.

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
2004 Sculpture prize, Salon de Mai, Paris
2003 Drawing prize, Académie des Beaux-Arts de Paris 2002 Sculpture prize, COFFIM Foundation, Paris
Sculpture prize, Salon d’Art Comtemporain de Montrouge 2001 XXXVe Prix International d’art contemporain de Monte Carlo 1998-2000 Resident and member of the Casa de Velazquez, Madrid 1996 Art Institute, Chicago
1995 Drawing prize, Académie des Beaux-Arts de Paris

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013 Guele De Bois, Bertrand Delacroix Gallery, New York 2012 Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Inc., Houston, Texas Gallerie Dell’ Incisione, Bestiario, Brescia, Italy
2010 Trophées, Mazel Galerie, Brussels, Belgium Trophées, Galerie L.J. Paris, France
2009 Galerie Daniel Duchoze, Rouen, France
2009 Dessins et Sculpture, Galerie L.J., Paris, France
2009 Dessins et Sculpture, Galleria Forni, Milan, Italy
2007 Palazzo Poggi, in parallel to Arte Fiera, Bologna, Italy
2006 Etudes préparatories, Galerie RL Beaubourg, Paris, France 2005 Trofei, Galleria Forni, Bologna, Italy
2004 Galerie Vent d’Ocres, Paris, Fance
2004 Trophées Galerie RL Beaubourg, Paris, France
2003 Centre d’Art Contemporain de Saint-Cyprien, France 2002 Trophées, Galerie Vent d’Ocres, Paris, France

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2012 Group Show, Bertrand Delacroix Gallery, New York, NY Lille Art Fair, Mazel Galerie, Lille, France
Art Paris Art Fair, Mazel Galerie, Paris, France 2011 LINEART, Mazel Galerie, Ghent, Belgium
Zoo O Logis, Mazel Galerie, Brussels, Belgium Art Elysées, Galerie L.J., Paris France
Chic Art Fair, Mazel Galerie, Paris, France Remix, Mazel Galerie, Brussels, Belgium
Lille Art Fair, Mazel Galerie, Lille, France
2010 Art Paris + Guests, Galleria Forni, Paris, France
19, Mazel Galerie, Brussels, Belgium 2009 Arte Fiera, Galleria Forni, Bologna, Italy
Art Paris, Galleria Forni, Paris, France 2008 Arte Fiera, Galleria Forni, Paris, France
2007 II Settimo Splendore, La modernita della malinconia, Palazzo Forti, Vérone, Italy 4th Biennale d’Art Contemporain, Centre Culturel Jacques Prévert, Aixe, France Premiére Biennale de Scluptures, Propriété Caillebotte, Yerres, France
Arte Fiera, Galleria Forni, Bologna, Italy
2006 Art Paris, Galerie RL Beaubourg, Paris, France 2005 Art Paris, Galerie RL Beaubourg, Paris, France
Arte Fiera, Galleria Forni, Bologna, Italy Salon de Mai, Paris, France
Le cochon, portrait d’un séducteur, France
2004 Animaila, Galleria Forni, Milan, Italy
Art Paris, Galerie RL Beaubourg, Paris, France
2003 Arte Fiera, Galleria Forni, Bologna, Italy
Art Paris, Galerie RL Beaubourg, Paris, France
Animal et Territoire, Jardins du Luxembourg, Paris, France 2002 Art Paris, Galerie RL Beaubourg, Paris, France
Salon d’art contemporain de Montrouge, France 2000 Encuentro, Casa Valazquez, Madrid, Spain
Institut de France, Paris, France
Centre Culturel Garenne Lemot, Gétigné, France
1999 Centro Cultural del Conde Duque, Madrid, Spain Casa Valazquez, Madrid, Spain
Institut de France, Paris, France
1996 Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Tropée, Area Editions, 2010.
Harambourg, 41 Sculpteurs, Premiére Biennale de Sculptures, Propriété Caillebotte, Yerres, Somogy editions d’art, Paris, 2007.
Artension, Hors série 2, Ces passeurs d’éternité qui Sont nos repéres d’âme, C. Noorbergen, June-July 2007.
Area Revue(s), ...Philippe et Quentin Garel, February 2007.
Musée départemental del’Abbaye de Saint-Riquier, Le Cochon, portait(s) d’un séducteur, 2005. Paris Voice, Creative Spark, G. Oliver, 12/2003 – 01/2004.
La Gazette de l’Hôtel Drouot, Quentin Garel et L’histoire naturelle, L. Harambourg, 12/12/2003. Le Figaro Patrimoine, Le Jardin des traces de Quentin Garel, V. Duponchelle, 10/24/2003. L’Indépendant, Garel, l’artiste à la tête de veau, Jean-Michel Collet, 7/17/2003.
M. Sallantin, Art Sénat 2003, Animal et Territoire, Ed. Teimpo, Paris, 106-107.
La Gazette de l’Hôtel Drouot, L. Harambourg, n. 20, 5/17/2002.
Art Actuel, Trophée...de poulet, 5/2002.
Télérama, Gueles de bois, O. Cena, 4/30/2002.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS & COMMISSIONS
2011 “L’arbranimal” bronze sculpture, Pôle Régional des Savoirs de la ville de Rouen, France.
2009 Jardin des Géants, Nouveau Jardin Municipal, Lille/Euralille, France 2007 Contemporary Art Museum of Verona, Italy
2006 6 sculptures, Parc du Chemin de l’lle, Nanterre, Paris, France