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ABOUT

me & my art
Annie Gendreau in her art studio, Memmingen, Germany.
Annie Gendreau in her studio, Memmingen, Germany

Growing up in Quebec, Canada, I spent my adult life between Montreal, Amsterdam, Paris and Munich. I am currently based in Memmingen, in the beautiful south Germany.

I built a career working in the creative visual branch of the high end fashion industry, in leadership positions. My love for making abstract contemporary art has been a life-long passion, and in 2021, I decided to start devoting all my time and energy to it.

My attendance to art classes in Canada, USA and Europe over the years, has contributed to developing my personal approach and perspective. With my experiences in the interior design of retail stores, I have developed an eye for details, harmony, and balance and I am deeply passionate about creating pieces that will resonate with people and hopefully create emotions.

 

Through expressive and textural work, I sometimes uses found materials collected around the world and carefully chosen to form a balance between the underlying and the exposed.

 

My intensive process involves multiple layers, where I dive in an exploration of shapes, lines, surfaces and textures. I paint following my emotions and aim to create only honest, genuine and unique piece of art.

 

Completely detached from an original image or subject, my work is characterized by the spontaneity in the movements and by responding to the painting as it evolves. I do not wish to search for motifs, but only experience and feelings. My work process is not subject to rigid rules and just follows the way of the subconscious, working in a flow state, where everything and everyone around me disappears, I am inside the painting.

Exhibitions / Press / Interviews

exhibitions

2023

Event Galerie Kirstin Köllner | Memmingen, Germany: Kunst im Geschäft, October 5th-29th

Solo exhibition /  Galerie in Kolbehaus, VHS | Memmingen, Germany, October 5th-29th

Interview DKG Podcast (on Apple and Spotify), August 1st

Solo Exhibition Der Salon | Mindelheim, Germany, May 2nd - 31st

Press interview / article | Mindelheimer Kurier, Germany, May 7th

Press interview / article | Mindelheimer/Memmingen Zeitung, Germany, May 2nd

Magazine publication MEMMINGER MONAT |  Memmingen, Germany, May Edition

Group Exhibition Art Association | Bad Wörishofen, Germany, April 14th-30th

Solo Exhibition Art in the Box | Mindelheim, Germany, April 1st - 29th

Press interview / article | Memminger Kurier, Germany, p.17, March 30th

 

Group Exhibition "Unterwegs" | Mindelheim, Germany, February 25th - March 5th

Solo Exhibition BAWA BIO  |  Memmingen, Germany, Ongoing

 

2022

Magazine publication MEMMINGER MONAT |  Memmingen, Germany, December Edition

 

Event Kunst im Geschäft | Memmingen, Germany, October

Solo Exhibition BAWA BIO  |  Memmingen, Germany, Ongoing

Group Exhibition CULTIVATE GALLERY | London, "Mixed Tape", Ongoing

Magazine publication ARTIST TALK MAGAZINE |  London, Issue 21 p.71, September

Art Fair Ludwigshafen Bodensee, Germany | September 10-11, Cancelled

 

Group Exhibition "Kunst im alten Ziegelwerk" Old Bricks Factory | Erkheim, Germany, July

Group Exhibition CULTIVATE GALLERY | London, "Burst", Ongoing

Group Exhibition CULTIVATE GALLERY | London, "Deflect", Ongoing

 

Magazine publication MEMMINGER MONAT |  Memmingen, Germany , January

2021

Magazine publication ARTIST TALK MAGAZINE |  London, Issue 17 p.102, 10.2021

Virtual Exhibition BLINK GALLERY BERLIN  |  Berlin Art Week Virtual09-10. 2021

Blog post publication ARTIST TALK MAGAZINE | 10.2021

Solo Exhibition BAWA BIO  |   Memmingen, Germany, 08.2021 - ongoing

Magazine publication ARTIST TALK MAGAZINE |  London, Issue 16 p.86, 07.2021

Group Exhibition CULTIVATE GALLERY | London, "Saturation"06.2021 - ongoing

In Collector's words...

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Bernard, France

"I was looking for a painting for my office. Instagram allowed me to discover the works of Annie Gendreau. The contact with her is easy, the framed artwork arrives at its destination in a few days and we discover a realization perfectly faithful to the photos with the textures and the depth that the painting allows. The painting is subtle, full of movement and the differences in light throughout the day give the colors other tones. Thank you very much Annie."

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