Anne Gournay

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After having practised art in parallel with her marketing career, Anne Gournay decided to fully dedicate herself to art in 2003. She retrained and specialised in painting at l’Ecole des Beaux Arts de Paris-Glacière, and was selected for a painting exhibition in New York (2007).

When she discovered printmaking at the Central Saint Martin School in London (2007), she decided to refocus her work on various forms of printmaking, exploring their possibilities.

Through solitary landscapes and close-up portraits, Anne Gournay explores the issues of intimacy, loneliness, in a modern world where people are very often disconnected with their real selves. In our modern age, and contrary to what happens in primitive societies, people have distanced themselves from nature and their own nature. Saturated with communication, bombarded with constant stimulation, we lose touch with who we really are. By picturing nature (often isolated from an overcrowded urban environment), Anne Gournay aims at reconnecting us with our inner selves, giving us time and space to recollect ourselves, and think… a space to meditate.

Anne Gournay finds inspiration in her passion for charcoal drawing, and photography. She tries to recreate the atmospheric images one could associate with these media, creating an artwork overflowing with contrast. Her screen prints are more graphic and conceptual. Enthusiastic about new techniques, she uses various forms of printmaking, from relief to screen-print, including photopolymer and traditional etchings, sometimes combining them. She uses her camera as a sketchbook, and has started using photography as a medium as well.

She lives and works in North-West London.

Since November 2013, she is represented by Byard Art, in Cambridge.

In 2016, she set up ContemporArti, an artist-run gallery with a strong focus on Limited Edition.

Her work is in private collections worldwide, and is part of the V&A Collection Fund, and the Scarborough museum trust archives.

Exhibitions in 2014-2017:

2017:

Byard Art's Christmas Crackers, Cambridge, Nov-Dec 2017

Christmas in Highgate, North and South gallery, Highgate, London, Nov-Dec 2017

In Print : British Landscapes, Watts Gallery, Compton, Oct - Dec 2017. View images of the show

Affordable Art Fair in Battersea, London, Oct 2017

Summer Exhibition, Byard Art, Cambridge, Jul-Aug 2017

A Tale of Two Cities, The Affordable Art Fair at Liberty's, Jul 2017

A Summer in Highgate, duo show with jennifer Watt, North and South gallery, Highgate, London, June 2017. View images of the show

Lasting Impressions, Scarborough Art Gallery, March-June 2017

The Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead, London, with ContemporArti, May 2017

Pushing Boundaries, Dunamaise Art Centre, Portlaoise, Ireland, Jan-Feb 2017

 

2016:

Byard Art's Christmas Crackers, Cambridge, November-December 2016

ContemporArti Christmas, North and South gallery, Highgate, London, November 2016

Loosely Bound, Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution, London, November 2016

Affordable Art fair in Battersea, London, with ContemporArti, October 2016

Pushing Boundaries, Farmley gallery, Dublin, Ireland, October-December 2016

Byard Art's summer exhibition, Cambridge, August-September 2016

Found's summer exhibition, Dunbar, Scotland, June-August 2016

The Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead, London, with ContemporArti, June 2016

Mixed Exhibition, Byard Art, Cambridge, January 2016.

 

2015:

Christmas Crackers, Byard Art, Cambridge, December 2015

50 years of Artists prints, Bankside Gallery, November 2015

Visual Pleasures, Keats Library, October 2015

Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, London, June 2015

50:50, New Ahsgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey, May-June 2015

Works on Paper, Barbican Library, London, January 2015

 

2014:

Byard Art's Christmas Crackers, Byard Art Gallery, Cambridge, December 2014

Microtopia's Christmas Show, Kingsgate Workshop Gallery, December 2014

CMYK, Pie Factory, Margate, September 2014

Summer exhibition, Byard Art Gallery, Cambridge, August-September 2014

Affordable Art Fair, Hamsptead, London, June 2014

Freshly Pressed, Craft Central, The Gallery, London, March 2014

Prints Charming, Byard Art Gallery, Cambridge, March 2014

 

 

Publications:

Photographics Catalogue

CMYK catalogue

Works on Paper catalogue

Making an Impression, 50 years of Artists Print.

Artfinder winter 2015 catalogue

Pushing Boundaries Catalogue 2016

Click to see Anne Gournay's inclusion in "Making an Impression"

Anne Gournay in "Making an Impression"

In the press:

Click to see an article published about Photographics and Anne Gournay in the Morning Star on 16-17 March 2013 (see second page).

Morning Star article

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Useful links:

www.contemporarti.com

www.byardart.co.uk

www.artfinder.com

www,affordableartfair.com