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© 2019 CHANTAL WESTBY

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Chantal

A STORY

Educated and formally trained in design, Chantal Westby creates an intuitive and energetic world of the imagination on her canvases.

In order to understand Chantal’s highly abstract compositions one must begin with an appreciation of her spiritual foundation, which she finds expressed in every aspect of our natural and contrived world. These range from the simplest peaceful and poetic landscapes to the more complex manifestations expressed, for example, in images ranging from those provided by the most powerful electron microscope to the immensity of the cosmos as depicted by the Hubble telescope.

 

She is an artist obsessed by the cosmos and its energy. Contemplating the celestial vault, and expressing the fruits of that contemplation on canvas is her attempt to answer several essential questions: where we come from, who we are, and where we are going. Basically, hers is an attempt to explain the existence of our world and of all its living inhabitants.  

 

It is our imagination that enables us to endure our lowly, finite status and when that imagination is combined with Chantal’s talents of expression, wonderfully evocative works of art are the result. Perhaps as a tribute to her dual cultural roots, in her work she utilizes a full pallet of ink colors and natural pigments in combination with gold and silver leaf to produce works that suggest the peace that can exist within us despite the uncertainty and awe that the universe can inspire.

 

After a successful career in Paris, and after several years of study at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Chantal has committed her life to aesthetics.

 

She lives and works in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA.

EDUCATION

2006-2011

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2006-2011

Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

 

1978-1981

BFA, Ecole Supérieure de la Haute Couture, Paris, France

 

EXHIBITIONS  

 

INVISIBLE LANDSCAPES, The ARTillerie Group, Bala Cynwyd - Curated by Maria Kraybill - 2019

FIAT#LUX - The Immersive Exhibition  -   Photography, Paintings, Multimedia

Represented by  Agora Gallery, Chelsea ; New York  city

Opening Sept.26th   From Sept 26th/Oct.17th, 2017

SMSU Art Museum, Minonsota. Undefined Abstraction . Jan10th-March20th 2017

Present on ARTNET since dec. 2015

 

L'Officiel lounge; Le 69e Festival International du Cinéma de Cannes au FIVE SEASON HOTEL, France

From May 11 to 22 2016 , Collection AKARI, A l ‘encre de mon âme.

 

Art Hamptons. Long Island NY, 23-26 June 2016 

 

Ringpfeil Gallery, Haverford PA. USA. Solo Exhibit 

 

Galerie Beau Soleil, Espace Culturel Monaco  May 2016, Solo Exhibit.

 

The Boscolo Palace Hotel, Nice, France. Collection Kaleidoscope  Jan/ Apr 2016

 

The Bazemore Galllery, Dec 2015 - Philadelphia,PA

 

E-Moderne Gallerie  in Philadelphia  Solo exhibit, 12 Sep 2015  

 

Expo Art Monaco, Monaco 9-13July 2015

 

The Bazemore Galllery, Feb /march 2015- Philadelphia,PA,Solo.

 

 Salon Pierre Cardin, October 2014- Paris, France

 

Galerie La Véranda, Jan 2015, Beausoleil, Monaco. Solo.

 

Emerge Art Fair, October 2014  Washington DC, USA GRAND OPERA HOUSE, June 2012

 

Galerie Loic Vallée, October  2014 -  Nantes, France, solo exhibit,

 

Expo Art Osaka July 12-13, 2014  -  Osaka, Japan

 

The MOON, Festival Of Cannes, June 20 2014, Cannes, France

 

Art Expo Toronto April 10-13 2014 - Toronto, Canada

 

SAATCHI GALLERY, 2010-Present  -  London, UK

 

Festival of Cannes, May 2013, Hotel le Majestic , Cannes France.

 

AGORA GALLERY, May 2010-July 2011  -  "The Apex of Transcendence", New York

 

Art expo, MAG 2012, GALERIE SCHOPART, Nov. 2012  “Kaléidoscope" Montreux, Suisse

 

B68 GALLERY, June 2013  Solo,  “KaleidoscopeParis, France

 

PII GALLERY, Sept 2013  “Woman Mystery” solo exhibit Philadelphia, PA,

 

BEAUTY ART GALLERY, September 15 2012Wind And Air’’  Newtown Square, PA.

 

POPUPGALLERY - INLIQUID Art Design, Jan 2012  Tryptique collection’’ Bryn-Mawr, Pa.

 

GALERIE DES BEAUX ARTS, Feb 2012  “Light of Faith’’ - City Hall of Valenciennes, France

 

GRAND OPERA HOUSE, June 2012

 

GREEN ART, March 2012

 

IMMACULATA UNIVERSITY ART SHOW, May 2011

 

PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF FINE ART, May 2006-2011

 

MAIN LINE ART CENTER, October 2009

 

BRYN MAWR TRUST, March 2010

 

MERION ART CENTER, June 2010

 

NOSTOLOGY GALLERY, June-September 2010 

 

MARGOT & CAMILLE, June, 2010/Nov. 2010

 

 

 

 

 COMPETITIONS

 

Saatchi, N.Y. Online “showdown” Feb., 2011, 2012, 2013

Philadelphia Sketch Club, “Absolutely Abstract”, Aug.-Sept.  2010, 2O13

2013 Honorable Mention for ”BEAUTY GLOWING

 

 

 

IN THE MEDIAS

http://frenchquartermag.com/the-element-of-art-an-intervie…/

                                     

Monaco Matin , May 2016 and Nice Matin, "Un moment Haitien"

Presse Océan, Franck Rebois Nantes, France Oct 2014                                                     

La Voix du Nord, 3 publications Martine Kaczmarek, Feb 2012, 2013 ,

May 2015

 

L’Observateur, Feb. 2012,

TV news, France Nord, l’Hebdo, Feb.  2013

 

Art Is Spectrum, The Chelsea perspective, March 2012

“The Humanitarians –Chantal Westby”

Radio campus 106.6 MH March 2012

 

TV APPEARANCES

 

"America, America": a French documentary that explores my emergence as a contemporary painter (6 episodes)  French International TV 5, France 3, ARTE, June 2012,.

3 documentaries for NRJ 12  , 2014

 

“Money Matters”: Interview “Art as an Investment”, jan. 2015 and  Dec. 2011, Host: Thomas Loughlin,

Philadelphia Public Television July 2011

 Bonnie Squires, Journalist and TV Personality July 2011

 

 

FILM INDUSTRY

 

"Wilde Idle" Cannes Film Festival 2011: provided paintings for set design

 

Guest at Cannes Film Festival 2013 / 2014 /2015 in the Majestic Hotel, the Carlton with the singer AKON , Alexandre Bodart Pinto , Bobby  Kinbell and the actor Jimmy Jean Louis, Oscar winner:   Typh Barrow,  Christina DeRosa

Provided painting for the auction “ MISSION OPTIMISME EN HAITI (supports Haiti education associations)

 

 

ART BOOKS

"A l'encre de mon Âme", 2016

 ‘‘AKARI’’, 2015

"TRYPTIQUES"

"ENERGY-LIGHT OF FAITH

 

 

 

Board member Circle Professional Of Philadelphia

Member of Global Philadelphia Association

Board member of From Here To Haiti   and Ambassadress at Large for Haiti.