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Allison Blumenthal is an American/Italian visual artist living in Paris. Her work incorporates various media including photography, painting, drawing and sculpture. She uses formal means to recall and observe, and to uncover other kinds of meaning, be they connotative, emotional, or literal. Her work is heavily influenced by drawing, and it plays a significant role in the making of her work. She exhibits internationally, and her work is in numerous private collections.
Originally from New York, she holds a DNA from the Beaux Arts de Lyon (The School of Fine Arts of Lyon, France), a BA in Political Science from the University of Hawaii, and a MBA from Columbia University in NY, in addition to coursework completed at the School of Visual Arts, NY, the International Center of Photography, and IDEP Barcelona. Prior to devoting her career to art, she worked for numerous years in school administration in the New York City area.
In addition to her artistic work, she has worked as a private guide at contemporary art galleries and museums in Paris since 2014, introducing the uninitiated and guiding the experienced in the discovery of Paris’ extensive contemporary art scene.
Maggie Cardelús is an American/Spanish artist and designer working in Paris. Her work, comprised of wall pieces, sculpture, installations, video, and performance relies heavily on meticulous handcraft together with photographs and new media to push the limits of photography as both a hybrid image/object and as a social/psychological relational "third space" within communities. She shows internationally and her work is in the collections of numerous public and private collections. Cardelús also works periodically by invitation with fashion and design firms, her most recent design project being a collaboration with Julie de Libran for Sonia Rykiel's 2018 Atelier collection.
Cardelús holds a BA in studio art (printmaking) and art history from Wellesley College, a Masters in Architecture from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, and a Master of Fine Arts from Hunter College in NY, and is the recipient of numerous art and design prizes and grants.
She taught at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Santagiulia (2008-2012) in Brescia before moving to Paris in 2012, where she is presently Lecturer of visual arts at the New School Parsons Paris.