Fleur Spolidor
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About Fleur Spolidor

Fleur Spolidor is a french artist from Paris who lived in Zurich and San Francisco and recently moved to Amsterdam. She enjoys reading nonsense literature and adventure novels; melting squares of chocolate in her hot tea and learning new art techniques: from stained glass to virtual reality painting. After studying art and contemporary art history at the University in Paris, she taught in different schools of design and at the University. In 2004 she moved to the Bay Area and started a successful business, teaching art classes in french to kids and adults. Spolidor is an artist of her time, her work is about contemporary issues like the never ending need to protect women’s rights and the accelerating global warming. Her main body of work called “Alice”, depicts the different characters of Lewis Carroll’s book in modern San Francisco with a touch of vintage flair. She paints them over layers of found materials like plastic, fabric, metal or paper in an effort to recycle and reuse instead of discarding. Spolidor’s figurative work drifts between nonsense and satyre, between past and present time, to reflect on mankind’s short memory and the mistakes we keep on making.
Education
2001-2010: University Paris X Nanterre, France. PhD Contemporary Art History (Never presented) “Comparative Study of 3 printmakers working with Crown Point Press in San Francisco: Robert Bechtle, Wayne Thiebaud and Christopher Brown”

1999-2000: Ateliers Beaux-Arts Glacière Paris,France. Instructor Frank Denon “Printmaking: Acquire the rigorous gestures and tools of engraving, and confront different contemporary approaches of the printed image.”

1996-2000: University Paris X Nanterre, Master Contemporary Art History “A comparison between the Living Theatre of Judith Malina and Julian Beck with the Arte Povera movement ”
Exhibitions
Solo Exhibitions
2019 - Art Ventures Gallery “Alice of the Silicon Valley,” Menlo Park CA, USA.
2018 - One life Gallery Space “Alice in San Francisco,” San Carlos, CA, USA.
2015 - San Carlos Chamber of Commerce"San Carlos: the City of Good Living,” CA, USA.
2016 - City Arts of San Mateo Art Gallery“Alice in San Francisco,” San Mateo, CA, USA.
2015 - San Mateo County History Museum“San Carlos: the City of Good Living,” Redwood City, CA, USA.
2013 - Google Headquarter,"Sweet monsters," Mountain View, CA,USA.
2012 - Alliance Francaise of San Francisco "San Francisco on Fire,” CA, USA.
2011 - Restaurant Schosshalde "Beautiful," Bern, Switzerland.
2011 - Vinothek Ugarte "Roses,"Zurich, Switzerland.
2010 - Estiv’art Festival, "Portraits," Monesties, France.

Juried Exhibitions and events
2018 - 3 fish studios “BIG INK large scale woodblock printing” San Francisco, CA, USA Jury: Lyell Castonguay Directors of Big Ink.
2018 - Pacific Pinball Museum “KA-POW Heroic women” Alameda CA, USA, Jury: NCWCA board and members
2018 - Pacific Art League “Works on Paper”, Palo Alto, CA, USA. Jury: Ric Ambrose Executive Director at the Richmond Art Center.
2017 - Triton Museum of Arts, “Salon at the Triton 2017, Competition & Exhibition” Santa Clara CA, USA. Jury: Cherri Lakey and Brian Eder, Anno Domini Gallery, San Jose CA
2016 - Pacific Art League, "Landscape, Seascape and Urbanscape", Palo Alto, CA, USA. Jury: Joan McLoughlin, Owner of The McLoughlin Gallery in San Francisco, CA
2016 - Pacific Art League,"The 95th anniversary exhibition" Palo Alto, CA, USA. Jury: Jim Smyth, Adjunct Professor of Drawing and Painting at the College of San Mateo, San Mateo CA
2015 - Pacific Art League,"Spring is in the Air " Palo Alto, CA, USA. Jury: Catharine Clark, owner of the Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco CA

Selected Group Exhibition
2019 - “Mother’s little Helper” Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles,CA USA.
2019 - “Homes” Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles,CA USA.
2019 - “Alphabet soup” Studio Gallery San Francisco, CA, USA.
2019 - ”Artist Showcase” Pacific Art League Palo Alto CA,USA.
2018 - ”Liberty” Arc Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA,USA.
2018 - “Tiny” Studio Gallery San Francisco, CA, USA.
2018 - “Delicious” Studio Gallery San Francisco, CA , USA.
2017 - “Tiny” Studio Gallery San Francisco, CA, USA
2016 - "Not a Lemon show" Scott Ellsworth Gallery, San Francisco, CA,USA.
2015 - "Paris-San Francisco” Galerie Mistral, Redwood Shores, CA,USA.
2013 - "Small" Paolo Mejia Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA,USA
2010 - “Schweizer Kunst Supermarkt” Solothurn, Switzerland.

Public Collections:
“San Carlos History” San Carlos Chambers of Commerce, San Carlos CA, USA Donated 2019
“SMCHM 1906-2012” ”San Mateo County History Museum. Redwood City CA, USA. Donated 2018.
Commemorative plaque, Copper engraving, Pyramidion of The Luxor Obelisk, Place de la Concorde, Paris, France, Acquired 1998.

Benefit Auction:
2019 - “Object: Art. Where art and technology intersect” Art In Action, Art auction, Menlo Park, CA, USA
2016 - "Nasty Women POP UP Show" 70% of the proceeds of sales went to a non-profit supporting women, The Main Gallery, Redwood City, CA
2014 - "The Painted Chair" Woman's Club of Palo Alto and the Pacific Art League. Art auction, Palo Alto, CA, USA.
2012 - La Casa de las Madres, shelter for battered women, art auction, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Artist Talk:
2019 - “Recycling in Art” Los Gatos Art Docents, Los Gatos CA
2015 - "Paris-San Francisco: between History Painting and Story painting" Galerie Mistral, Redwood Shores, CA
2014 - “ San Francisco: History paintings” Los Gatos Art Association, Los Gatos , CA