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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.

Education

1982/83 - Hastings College of Art, Hastings, UK

1983/86 - BA Hons Fine Art, UCE Birmingham School of Art and Design

1986/87 - Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts de Paris, F

Recent solo shows include

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

2014 - Jardin Suspendu, The Magic Event, Valmont, Verbier, CH

2013 - Appartement, Galerie Françoise Besson, Lyon, F

2013 - Galerie Artbongard, Verbier, CH

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

2012 - Galerie La Grange, Romainmôtier, CH

2009 - Galerie La Louve, Louftémont, B

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

2009 - Maison de la poésie, Annecy, F

2009 - Galerie La Louve, B

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

2007 - Librairie Centrale, Ferney Voltaire

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

2003 - Galerie Kashya Hildebrand, Geneva, CH

Recent Group shows include

2014 - Devenir Arbre, Galerie Françoise Besson, Lyon, F

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

2013 - Story & Spirit, Galerie Francoise Besson, Lyon, F

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

2013 - mac2000, Paris, F

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

2011 - Galerie Au-delà des Apparences, Annecy, F

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

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

2011 - Puls’art, Le Mans, F

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

2010 - La Robertsau, Rumilly, F

2009 - Salon de Lyon et du Sud Est, F

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

2007 - ANIMA FORTIS au fort l’Ecluse

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

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

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

2003/2009 - Éditions Negro Solimões with Joël Bastard, poet, 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

 

 

 
     
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