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Elia Kleiber

Born in 1939 - France

BIOGRAPHY

Elia Kleiber was born in Colmar, between the Rhine river and the Vosges mountains, and this landscape has been his environment during his childhood, like the colors of Grunewald or Schoengauer. Elia Kleiber lives and works in Ivry-sur-Seine, France. She studied at the Ecole supérieure des arts décoratifs in Strasbourg (which later became the Haute Ecole des Arts du Rhin), then she studied with Jean Elton at the Montparnasse Academy of the City of Paris. She also received the friendly support of Antoine de Margerie.

She paints and has numerous initiatives for cultural actions, including workshops for young people, in different museums. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and stayed in the United States in 1978, and then travelled and stayed for a while in the Middle East.

Elia Kleiber's research focuses on the tension between line and color, regardless of the medium, style or technique: the opaque or the transparent, painting or photography, that she often associates in her works. it is also a transversal issue in ger work, no matter her subject: portrait, urban landscapes, car fires, highways...

From this tension is also comes, from a certain point, her attraction for calligraphy. Or a tropism reminding Adami or Richard Lindner. The canvas is for her a precise geography, subverted, overwhelmed and swept by the brush, in a constant negotiation between the painting and the frame.

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO SHOWS

1995
Paradis perdus, Centre Culturel Syrien – Paris

1997
Galerie d’Orly-Sud – Aéroports de Paris

2000 & 2008
Pleins feux sur Ivry – Portes ouvertes des ateliers d’artistes

2008
Espace-Galerie Au Griffon – Strasbourg
Pleins feux sur Ivry – Portes ouvertes des ateliers d’artistes

2009
Toiles métisses – Espace des Arts sans Frontières – Paris

2011
Visages de Shéhérazade – Café littéraire Le Chiquito – Brétigny sur Orge

2012-2013
L’art de la rencontre – Paris, ARFOG

GROUP SHOWS

1973
Journées graphaudiovisuelles – Palaiseau, Maison des Jeunes et de la Culture

1977
Salon de la Jeune Peinture – Paris, Musée du Luxembourg

1982
Espace rhénan. Alsace, Pays de Bade, Canton de Bâle – Saverne, Château des Rohan

1983
Bibliothèque Municipale, Grenoble

1986
Sélest’ Art -Sélestat, Cedric, Office de la Culture

2002
Mémoires du Nord, Mémoires du Sud, Vitry-sur-Seine, Galerie Municipale, invitée du groupe Pigments

2006
Pleins feux sur Ivry – Portes ouvertes des ateliers d’artistes, Ivry-sur-Seine, Espace Robespierre

2009
Art en voyage, Pékin, Art Bridge Gallery
Art en voyage, Tianjin, Musée municipal

2012
Attention Travaux, Ivry-sur-Seine, Pleins Feux

2013
A bras-le-corps, à corps perdu, Ivry sur Seine, Pleins Feux

2014
Mémoires du Sud, Ivry-sur-Seine, Pleins feux

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