NEW YORK.”3 continents”: the exhibition pays tribute to three comic strip authors who honor their country of origin in their work. Elizabeth Colomba, Catherine Meurisse and Rutu Modan represent New York, Paris and Tel Aviv respectively. Cosmopolitan cities that inspire in abundance the abundant pool of artists.
Elizabeth Colomba lives and works in Harlem, New York City. Born in 1976 in the Paris region, she studied at the Estienne school and at the Beaux-arts de Paris. Already exhibited at the Musée d’Orsay (Paris) at the Museum of Art at Princeton University and at New York’s Park Avenue Armory, it depicts black characters forgotten in history through a classic and effective figurative approach. She also made storyboard for cartoons, that’s where she met Aurelie Levywith whom she collaborated to write the screenplay for Queenie, Godmother of Harlem. This black and white album traces the destiny of Stéphanie St Clair, born in the 19th century in Martinique and who became a Harlem gang leader during prohibition. Crowned by the price Artemisia Biopic, the comic strip is already in the process of adaptation in Hollywood…
Catherine Meurisse was born in 1980 in Niort. She studied at the Estienne school and at the Decorative Arts in Paris and did illustration, comic strips and press cartoons, notably within Charlie Hebdo. After the 2015 attacks, she turned entirely to comics. In The great outdoors, Delacroix and The Girl and the Seashe pays homage to art and the nature that inspires her.
On January 15, 2020, she was elected to the Academy of Fine Arts. She is the first cartoonist to be part of it.
She was also in the short list nominees for the 2021 Angoulême Grand Prix and remains in contention for 2022.
Rutu Modan was born in 1966 in Jerusalem. It was during her studies at the Bezalel School of Fine Arts that she took courses inArt Spiegelman, an influence that led her to choose comics as a means of expression. As co-founder of the group Tragic Acts, she has largely participated in making the 9th art known in Israel. She collaborates with the Israeli writer and cartoonist Twenty Pinkus on children’s books. It’s his album Exit Wound which made her truly known in 2008, where she successively won the Micheluzzi Prize in Italy, an Eisner Award in the USA, the France Info Prize for current affairs and reportage comics, as well as an Essential at the Angoulême Festival . She repeats the feat with The propertySpecial Jury Prize Angoulême 2013. In 2021, she published Tunnels translated from Hebrew by Rosie Pinhas-Delpuechat Actes Sud BD.
Practical information :
From March 3 to April 16, 2022 Opening on March 3 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Philippe Labaune Gallery
534 W 24th St Ground Floor, New York, NY 10011, États-Unis
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