ANNE POURNY (b. in France) lives and works in France.
Painter with a fascination for History and Archeology, Anne Pourny is greatly inspired by nature and plays with her unique representation of the Five Elements in her own abstract way on large canvas where her brush strokes reinvent their forces.
Pourny has exhibited worldwide including early on in China and Japan where her approach of the nature is widely acclaimed. She has won various awards and her paintings are present in many private and institutional collections in Brazil, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Japan, Luxembourg, Switzerland and in the USA.
1965-1968 Martenot School of Art, Paris.
1981-1983 Madhavi Studio at the American Center of Paris.
1983-1985 Master Degree in Art History and Archeology, Paris X University.
FRANCE: Paris, Angers, Avignon, Bordeaux, Brive, Carcès, Chalon-sur-Saône, Colomiers, Compiègne, La Baule, Le Touquet, Le Mans, Levallois-Perret, Lézat, Lyon, Marciac, Metz, Montauban, Nantes, Riscle, Rueil, Toulouse, Tours, Valence.
BRAZIL: Sao Paolo CHINA: Shandong, Shanghai, He Fei. JAPAN: Tokyo, GERMANY: Berlin, LUXEMBOURG: Luxembourg, SWITZERLAND: Lausanne, USA: New York, Atlanta, Chapel Hill, Philadelphia, Sarasota, Colombus.
France: Paris, Toulouse, Viroflay, Le Chesnay, Sète, Troyes, Perpignan. Belgium: Herk-de-Stadt, China: Shanghaï, Czech Republic: Plzen, Germany: Francfort, Greece: Delphia, Italy: Agrigente, Milano, Japan: Tokyo, Lebanon: Beyrouth, Mexico: Mexico, Poland :Katowice and Cracow, Portugal: Lisbon, Sweden: Göteborg, South Africa: Pretoria, South Korea: Séoul, Syria: Damas, USA: New York, New Canaan, Norwalk.
ART FAIRS / INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
France : Saga Paris, Comparaisons Paris, Salon de Mai Paris, Salon Jeune Peinture Paris, Salon d’Automne Paris, Mac 2000 Paris, Biennale de Nevers, Artenîm Nîmes, Semaine d’Art Contemporain Saint Mandé, Siac Strasbourg, Bulgaria: Triennal Sofia International, China : International Biennale of Beijing, Japan : Tokyo Art Expo, USA : National Art Club New York ,
PRIVATE AND PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Selected private and institutional acquisitions:
Bibliothèque Nationale of Paris, Paul Valéry Museum of Sète, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Air France, Museum of Heife, Museum of Jinan, China. City of Krakow, Poland. Alliance Française, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
1966-1996 Plastics Arts teacher at several arts schools and studios.
1993-1996 President of the Contemporary Art Salon "Itinéraires".
1997-2003 Director and executive committee member of the Salon d’Automne of Paris.
2003-2008 President of the “Abstract Painting” and “Artist’s Books-Bibliophile Books” committees of the Salon d’Automne of Paris.
2001-today Member of the executive committee and Treasurer of Signum, contemporary engravers association.
2002-today Administrative Director of the French National Committee of Plastics Arts and Member of the executive committee of IAA (International Association of Art), UNESCO NGO partner.
2011-2015 Treasurer of IAA
2013-today Co-founder of the Cercle du Mont Cenis, a thinking tank on visual arts‘s evolution, of which she was named president in 2014.
2015 Vice President of IAA
2016 Committee Member of the Taylor Fondation, Paris
Selected bibliographic references:
2011 – Annick Chantrel-Leluc, Toute la beauté du monde
2011 – Brigitte Quilhot Gesseaume, Un souffle venu d’Asie
2009 – Lydia Harambourg, La nature fervente
2006 – Pierre Séjournant, Anne Pourny, peintre et graveur de paysages inspirés, Arts et Métiers du Livre
2002 – Camille Damgan, Anne Pourny, une fausse sérénité
2000 – Dominique Stal, Quinze ans de peinture contemporaine, Editions Maisonneuve Larose Art
1997 – Gérard Xuriguera, De la nature et de ses conséquences
1997 - Œuvres choisies des peintres Contemporains Français, Fine Arts Press of Shanghaï, China
Besides paintings, Anne Pourny is an engraver, she creates and publishes artist books with contributions from poets such as François Cheng of the French Academy, Salah Stétié, Emily Dickinson.