Profile Works Exhibitions Contact
Jane Le Besque
     
  Jane Le Besque lives and works with her family at the foot of the French Jura, a few minutes from Geneva.

She was born in England and has a Breton Grandfather, hence her name. Since graduating from Birmingham Art College in 1986 she went on to further her studies at l'Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris and from their lived and worked in Toulouse, London and now Geneva.

Jane has always painted. She is her happiest walking through the woods and gathering berries, mushrooms, acorns, flowers and leaves to use in her cooking and painting.

Exibitions

2018 - Les Affinités Electives, with collection Fondation Tallers Josep Llorens Artigas and collection Fondation Valmont, Musée Château de Nyon, Nyon, CH. Group show.

2017/18 - Galerie Le Confort des Etranges, Toulouse, F. Solo show.

2017 - In the Open, ASLE-UKI 2017, Sheffield University, Sheffield, RU ASLE-UKI — The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (UK and Ireland). Group show.

2017 - Nids, terriers et autres refuges, installations ephemera, Le CAIRN jardin botanique alpin, Meyrin, CH. Group show.

2016 - Collection d’Artistes, Maison Valmont Berlin, DEU. Group show.

2016 - Oiseaux, galerie la Grange, Romainmôtier, CH. Group show.

2016 - El cuor no se vende, Artists Collection, Museum of Historical Archives of Hydra, GR. Group show.

2015 - The dialogue of fire, Ceramic and Glass Masters from Barcelona to Venice, Official Collateral Event of the 56th Venice Biennale

2015 - Cocagne Festival Les Jardins Mystérieux, L’Opéra national de Lyon, F. Group show.

2014/2015 - Under the snow, Art Room 03, Galerie Françoise Besson, Thônes.F. Solo show.

2014 - Jardin Suspendu, The Magic Event, Valmont, Verbier, CH. Solo show.

2014 - Devenir Arbre, Galerie Françoise Besson, Lyon, F. Group show.

2014 - Valmont Artists Collection, Hong Kong, New York. Group show.

2013 - Story & Spirit, Galerie Francoise Besson, Lyon, F. Group show.

2013 - Les rencontres très privées de Françoise Besson, Rencontre autour de l’œuvre A-édens : Jean Maison, Jane Le Besque et Aline Perier. Group show.

2013 - mac2000, Paris, F. Group show.

2013 - Galerie Artbongard, Verbier, CH. Solo show.

2013 - artnet.ch, Begnins, CH. Solo show.

2012 - Le Troisième Livre with Jöel Bastard, Bibliothèque de Périgueux, F. Group show.

2012 - Bee Beautiful, Les Airelles de Courchevel, F, Spa Valmont. Solo show.

2012 - Galerie La Grange, Romainmôtier, CH. Solo show.

2011 - Galerie Au-delà des Apparences, Annecy, F. Group show.

2011 - Puls’art, Le Mans, F. Group show.

2011 - ARCO, Galerie des Pertes de l’Ain, Bourg de Sirod, F. Group show.

2010 - Maison de la Culture d’Arlon, Xe anniversaire de la Galerie La Louve, B. Group show.

2010 - Salon de Mai, Paris, F, invited by Joël Bastard. Group show.

2010 - Les Soupistes, La Robertsau, Rumilly, F. Group show.

2009 - Galerie La Louve, Louftémont, B. Solo show.

2009 - Editions Meridianes at Galerie AL/MA, Montpellier, F. Group show.

2009 - Maison de la poésie, Annecy, F. Solo show.

2009 - Galerie La Louve, B. Solo show.

2009 - Salon de Lyon et du Sud Est, F. Group show.

2009 - The affordable art sale (Gallery Rebecca Hossack), London UK. Group show.

2008 - Catalogue Ciddle 1, Centre d’Art Contemporain de Lacoux, F. Solo show.

2007 - ANIMA FORTIS au fort l’Ecluse. Group show.

2007 - Librairie Centrale, Ferney Voltaire, F. Solo show.

2005 - Galerie Pome Turbil Jacques, art/espace, Thonon, F,

2003 - Galerie Kashya Hildebrand, Geneva, CH. Solo show.

2003 - Galerie Kashyahildebrand, Genève. Group show.

2002 - Galerie Frank Meunier, Ferney Voltaire. Group show.

2002 - Pregn’art 2002, Pregnin, F. Group show.

2001 - SIP, Geneva, CH. Solo show.

2001 - Galerie Dumont 18, Geneva, CH. Solo show.

2001 - Red House, Geneva, CH. Solo show.

1992 - Mall Gallery, Londres. Group show.

1991 - Smiths Gallery, Londres. Group show.

1990 - Le Diagonal, Toulouse. Solo show.

1990 - Galerie Jean-Louis Gérémia, Toulouse, F. Group show.

1990 - Le Diagonal, Toulouse, F. Group show.

1989 - Le Diagonal, Toulouse, F. Group show.

1986 - RBWC, Mall Gallery, Londres, UK. Group show.

1986 - Birmingham Polytechnic, Birmingham, UK. Group show.

1986 - Burwash Gallery, East Sussex, UK. Group show.

1986 - The Leicestershire Art Show, UK. Group show.

1985 - Canon Hill, Birmingham, UK. Group show.

1985 - Royal British Society of Artists, Birmingham, UK. Group show.


Residences

2013 - Fundació Privada-Tallers Josep Llorens Artigas, Gallifa, Spain. Funded by Valmont, Morges, CH

Projects

2014/2015 - Pomona TerreAzur, Culinary events sponsored by Pomona TerreAzur

2014 - Jardin Suspendu, The Magic Event, Valmont, commissioned to create a painted garden for Valmont pop-up spa, Verbier, CH

2013 - Creation of ceramic plates for the Valmont Collection at Fundació Privada-Tallers Josep Llorens Artigas, Gallifa, Spain

2011 - Painting commissioned by Institute for Media and Global Governance, CH and Reporters Without Borders, Special Event on Burma ‘Adoption of Prisoner-Journalist’ Hla Hla Win

2011 - Berengo Studio Murano, I, commissioned to make Cristal art work for Groupe Valmont, Pomona TerreAzur and private

2012 - La Comedie, Ferney Voltaire, F, commissioned to make costumes for Le roi se meurt by d’Eugène Ionesco

2010 - Groupe Valmont Morges, CH, commissioned to create brochure and selection of bags for the group.

2007 - Hewlett Packard, Geneva, CH, sponsored to create self-published book Un soufflé de pollen

2001 - SIP, Geneva, CH , commission of artwork for wall

1999 - Church of Blan, F, commissioned to renovate vault and create a fresco for wall

Collections include

University Hospital of Lausanne, CH, Musée de Tessé, Le mans, F, Fondation Valmont, CH, Fondation Humus, CH,
UCE Birmingham School of Art and Design, UK and private

Articles by Jane Le Besque

2010 - Resurgence Magazine. Autumn riches, foraged foods and garden delights combine to create an unusual treat, Issue 256 Exploring Consciousness

2009 - Resurgence Magazine. Spring menu, experiment with nature’s rich harvest, Issue 259 Seeds of Change: The Future of Food

Publications

2014 - Devenir Arbre, Catalogue 2004/2014 Galerie Françoise Besson

2013 - Story and Spirit, Catalogue Galerie Françoise Besson

Terrific Terroir magazine, Gail Mangold-Vine

Trajectoire, Marie-france Rigataux

2012 - Ph’arts, Galerie La Grange, Romainmôtier, CH

2011 - Éditions Tournez la Page, L’art de la récup’ Marie-Hélène Chaplain & Aline Périer

Ouest-France, Les petites histoires des oeuvres du Puls’art, Le Maine libre

Le Progres, L’oiseau transporte les couleurs sur ses ailes, Les Ain’Pertinentes, saison II

2010 - foodintelligence.blogspot, Bruno Verjus

2009 - Banque & Finance, Veronique Bühlmann

Lyon People, Alain Vollerin

2008 - Le Progres, Un souffle d’excentricité britanique

Jane Le Besque expose ses pardis perdus au centre d’art de Lacoux, Jane au pays des assiettes

2003 - Art in Geneva, Jane Le Besque Memory Revisited, Galerie Kashya Hildebrand, Geneva, CH

1990 - La Dépêche Du Midi, Le Père Noël dans tous ses Etats, Entre art sacré et barbarie, Pierre Le Coz, Carton plein pour les artistes toulousains

Television, radio and film include

2014 - Maison Arts Plastiques Rhône-Alpes, Portrait de Jane Le Besque

2011 - Democratic Voice of Burma

2009 - TSR, Dolce Vita. Portrait de Jane Le Besque

1990 - Télé-Toulouse

 

Artists books

2017 - Hors série, with Rachel Nisbet, Transposing Generations, Marine Transgression: A Stratigraphic log book, Made with my Grandfather / Controlled Immigration / To Nausicaa.

2016 - Editions Jane Le Besque, Manger pour la vie, une cuisine Africaine, cook book with the women from the association Da Ti Séni, sponsored by ViiV, COREVIH, and the town of Lyon.

2013 - Éditions Moulin de Got with Jean Maison, poet and herbalist, A-Edens.

2012 - Editions www.janelebesque.com, A Mesolithic Garden and other stories.

2008 - Éditions Badiane with André Juillard, anthropologist, Entre la fourchette et le couteau.

2008 - Monash University, Philosophy Activism Nature, vol. 10, with Rachel Nisbet, She wraps tree roots with gold.

2008 - Éditions Badiane with André Juillard, anthropologue, Entre la fourchette et le couteau.

2007 - Editions www.janelebesque.com, Un soufflé de pollen. Selected for the Prix Eugénie Brazier, helped by Hewlett Packard.

2002/08 - Éditions Negro Solimões with Joël Bastard, poète, Une pause sous un tamier / Vers l’immobile / Comme pour la première fois / Mes yeux étaient sur lui / Catalogue Ciddle 1/ Portrait d’un ciel.

 

 

 

 
     
  Background
  Statements
  Links