Jean-Marie Fiori (b.1952, Limoges, France) graduated from the National School of Fine Arts (École Nationale des Beaux-arts) in Paris, devoted to sculpture, and more specifically to the representation of animals. Before that, he was a painter and realised numerous projects of decoration. He started on direct carving with alabaster and marble before moving on to limited editions of bronze, which enriches his imaginary bestiary of design pieces and monumental installations.Read More
He was the recipient of the Edouard-Marcel Sandoz Prize (2009), the most important distinction to an artist of the animal contemporary movement Les Animaliers. His work has been exhibited at Jardin des Tuileries, Paris (2015); Statue Square, Hong Kong (2014); Beirut Art Week Lebanon (2014); Musée des Années 30, Boulogne (2012); and World Expo 2010, Shanghai (public commission), etc.
His work has been collected by public institutions including Cheikh Zayed Foundation, Abu Dhabi; Hôtel de la Monnaie de Paris, Paris, France; PINTER Foundation, Majorca, Spain, etc. Many of Fiori's works are also held among important private collections in Europe, Asia, America, and Africa. Jean-Marie Fiori is exclusively represented by Galerie Dumonteil.
Text courtesy Galerie Dumonteil Contemporary.