About

PASCAL PIERME (b. 1962 St. Rafael, France) is a Frenchman who settled in Santa Fe, New Mexico USA in 1997. Prior to that time, he had gained a European reputation as a promising young sculptor. He accomplished several solo exhibitions in France and Switzerland, and worked on collaborative projects alongside creative giants such as Pierre Cardin.Pierme cites his Grandfather as an early inspiration. He was constantly in his garage creating – an exceptional maker, as well as a painter. In Pierme’s earliest memories he was fascinated by what his Grandfather could do with a simple piece of wood. In a few hours or days he would witness what this wood would become by way of his Grandfather’s hands. “The idea to be 100% responsible for creating something from A to Z amazed me.” Pierme recalls. “The scent of his studio was also a big attraction. The fragrance of multiple woods combined with turpentine and linseed oil created a magical space.”

Pierme himself has since become known as a master of medium. However, if asked what he values in art, he will reply, “THE IDEA. That is it.” Though teasingly nicknamed “Picasso” at a very early age, due to rampant creativity, Pierme has never been comfortable identifying himself an artist. That is for others to decide. He is, however, aware that he has prolific creative tendencies. He is a man who does not “feel good” unless he is making.

Hence, the first question this artist explored was his own viability in creating art full-time. The answer came in 1988 after he had given himself one year to become a working artist. Within six months he was well on his way. Pierme elaborates, “In a way, my career has happened in reverse. In the beginning of my career, choosing to be a sculptor and becoming a young father, happened simultaneously. Being responsible as a father, created an immediate focus and seriousness about my career. In a way, my daughter pushed me to be more professional.”

By 1997, Pascal had moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico permanently. He settled in a home/studio atop a mountain reminiscent of those in the south of France. After a few months Pierme found that he was no longer in Santa Fe but in New Mexico. He began traveling around in the state, through which he discovered amazing landscape, peace and inspiration. Pierme reminisces, “The magic of New Mexico was a life changing experience for me. I fell in love.”

Pierme considered being a foreigner an advantage for his creative process. He quickly discovered a different system, culture and new approaches – opening a new chapter in the young sculptor’s life. Now, nearly a quarter-century later, his career has blossomed in America. Accolades have been swift and abundant. Through apparent maturity in his work, he has been able to take more risks and evolve rapidly. Critics, curators, collectors and artists alike revere his ongoing bodies of work.

Pierme’s work has been included in 80+ solo, museum and international exhibitions out of the 120+ exhibitions outlined on his resume. Included are: Chinese European Art Center – Xiamen, China; Palm Springs Museum of Art – Palm Springs, California; Phoenix Art Museum – Phoenix, Arizona; Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Annex – Santa Fe, New Mexico; Taos Museum of Art – Taos, New Mexico; French Consulate – New York, New York; Albuquerque Museum – Albuquerque, New Mexico and Ube Center of Art – Ube, Japan.

Current works can be found in many permanent public collections, including: ABC; Roger Guillemin, Nobel Prize recipient, medicine; Palais Bulles, Pierre Cardin’s residence – Cannes, France; Tom Mottola, Casa Blanca Records – New York, New York; Trust for Public Land – Los Angeles, California; Marriott Hotels, Nationwide; City Hall – Collogny, Switzerland and Equifax World Headquarters, the list continues… Countless publications have featured his sculpture. In addition, ARTWORKinternational Inc. Press published Pascal in 2006 as part of their Acclaimed Artist Series. As well, Fresco Fine Art Edition has featured Pierme’s work in their New Mexico Millenium and Abstract Art publications.

In addition, Pierme has found charitable endeavors an important facet in his artistic career. With a true intention of giving back, he has worked as an organizer and benefactor for several organizations relating to the promotion of the arts and the betterment of the community that he calls home. As a resident of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Pierme has contributed to: The Santa Fe Artist’s Emergency Medical Fund, National Dance Institute, Art in Schools, Taos Museum of Art, The Horse Power Project and Aid and Comfort, among many others.

RESUMÉ

Born: St Raphael, France April 23, 1962

EDUCATION

1975 – 1980 Art History and Technique, St Raphael, France
1980 – 1982 Aerograph Technique, San Diego, California

SELECTED ART-RELATED

Selected artist for creation of 2014 original artwork / trophy for Motorado, Annual Contemporary
and Vintage Motorcycle exhibition – Santa Fe, New Mexico
Ruinart Champagne Project – Miami, Florida
Curatorial “1002 Project” Calvin Charles Gallery – Scottsdale, Arizona
ART in Schools, 42 child participants, E.J. Martinez Elementary – Santa Fe, New Mexico
Art in Embassies – International
Art in Architecture – National
Assistant Sculptor to Dan You for feature film creation – France
Assistant Muralist, Palais Bulles, “Patrice Breteau”, Pierre Cardin’s residence – Cannes, France
Collaboration with Architect Anti Lovag, “Urban Project” – France
Working Residency, bronze foundry, Belfiort – Pietra Santa, Italy

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS *Solo, Museum and International Exhibitions

2016
*GF Contemporary, Pascal Pierme: 20ème Anniversaire à Santa Fe, New Mexico
*Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Abstraction Today, Atlanta, Georgia
2015
Montclair State University, George Segal Gallery, Art Connections 11
Montclair, New Jersey
*Art Olympia 2015, Toshima City, Tokyo
*Taos Art Museum, Annual Gala Exhibition – Taos, New Mexico
*Albuquerque Musuem: Miniatures and More – Albuquerque, New Mexico
*Aberson Exhibits, Pascal Pierme – Tulsa, Oklahoma
*Calvin Charles Gallery, Pascal Pierme: Pivot – Scottsdale, Arizona
*X Florence Biennale, Art and the Polis – Florence, Italy
*SACI’s International Art Exhibition Award 2015 – International

2014
*Royal Academy of Art, Summer Exhibition 2014 – London, England
*Royal Scottish Academy, International Open 2014 – Edinburgh, Scotland
*Art Gemini Prize, London’s Global Art Prize – London, England
Awarded second prize for painting and sculpture
*G F Contemporary, Pascal Pierme: Après Musée – Santa Fe, New Mexico
*Taos Art Museum, Annual Gala Exhibition – Taos, New Mexico
*Albuquerque Museum, Pascal Pierme, More Artist: Miniatures and More
Albuquerque, New Mexico
*Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Fall National Exhibition – Novato, California
Awarded first prize by Juror: Betti-Sue Hertz, Director of Visual Arts, Yerba
Buena Center for the Arts; former Curator of Contemporary Art
San Diego Museum of Art
The Club Collection, Airline Clubs Worldwide, Embler Art Gallery
MIA International Airport, Miami, Florida; JFK International Airport,
New York, New York; GRU International Airport, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2013
*Taos Museum of Art, Annual Gala Exhibition – Taos, New Mexico
*Highlands Museum – First Place, Mixed Media – Ashland, Kentucky
*Cornell Museum, National Exhibition – Del Ray Beach, Florida
Paia Contemporary Gallery – Paia, Hawaii
David Richard Gallery, sponsored by Creative Santa Fe – Santa Fe, New Mexico
Michele Mariaud Gallery, AAF International Art Fair- New York, New York
Yares Art Projects – Santa Fe, New Mexico
Cancer Foundation of New Mexico, Sweetheart Gala – Santa Fe, New Mexico
Calvin Charles Gallery – Scottsdale, Arizona
Blanche Ames National Art Exhibition – North Easton, Massachusetts
Center for Contemporary Art – Santa Fe, New Mexico
*Aberson Projects – Tulsa, Oklahoma

2012
*Living with Art, AAF International Art Fair – Singapore Island, Singapore
Living with Art, AAF International Art Fair – New York, New York
GF Contemporary, AAF International Art Fair – Seattle, Washington
Calvin Charles Gallery – Scottsdale, Arizona
*Alan Avery Art Company – Atlanta, Georgia
*Paia Contemporary Gallery – Paia, Hawaii
*Calvin Charles Gallery – Scottsdale, Arizona
*I M A Gallery – Seattle, Washington
*JAG Contemporary – La Jolla, California
*G F Contemporary – Santa Fe, New Mexico

2011
*Paia Contemporary Gallery – Paia, Hawaii
*Aberson Exhibits – Tulsa, Oklahoma
*JAG Contemporary – La Jolla, California

2010
*French Consulate – New York, New York
Dallas Art Fair – Dallas, Texas
Zane Bennett Contemporary Art – Santa Fe, New Mexico
Preston Art Center – Las Cruces, New Mexico
Chicago Art Fair, Zane Bennett Gallery – Chicago, Illinois
Miami Art Fair, Ruinart Champagne – Miami, Florida
*Calvin Charles Gallery – Scottsdale, Arizona
*Zane Bennett Contemporary Art – Santa Fe, New Mexico

2009
*Chinese European Art Center – Xiamen, China
Miami Art Fair, Zane Bennett Gallery – Miami, Florida
Preston Art Center – Las Cruces, New Mexico
Logan Fine Art – Houston, Texas
*Zane Bennett Contemporary Art – Santa Fe, New Mexico

2008
*Ube Center of Art – Ube, Japan
Poltrau Frau Show – New York, New York
Living with Art – New York, New York
Contemporary Gallery – Paia, Hawaii
*Happy Art Gallery – Cannes, France
*707 Contemporary – Santa Fe, New Mexico
*Contemporary Fine Art Gallery – La Jolla, California

2007
*Museum of Fine Arts – Las Cruces, New Mexico
*Palm Springs Museum of Art – Palm Springs, California
United Creators International – New York, New York
*Phoenix Art Museum – Phoenix, Arizona
artDC, Modern and Contemporary Art Fair – Washington, District of Columbia
*707 Contemporary – Santa Fe, New Mexico
Logan Fine Art – Houston, Texas
*Contemporary Fine Art Gallery – La Jolla, California
*Function+Art – Chicago, Illinois

2006
*Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Annex – Santa Fe, New Mexico
Riva Yares Gallery – Santa Fe, New Mexico
ART Miami – International Art Fair – Miami, Florida

2005
*707 Contemporary – Santa Fe, New Mexico
Living with Art – New York, New York

2004
*Calvin Charles Gallery – Scottsdale, Arizona
*Aspen International Art – Aspen, Colorado
*707 Contemporary – Santa Fe, New Mexico
International Atlanta Art Fair – Atlanta, Georgia
1002 Project – Calvin Charles Gallery – Scottsdale, Arizona
*Contemporary Fine Art Gallery – La Jolla, California

2003
*707 Contemporary – Santa Fe, New Mexico
*Contemporary Fine Art Gallery – La Jolla, California
*Aspen International Art Gallery – Aspen, Colorado
Michelle Delamour Show – New York, New York
Anderson Gallery – Santa Fe, New Mexico
Calvin Charles Gallery – Scottsdale, Arizona
*Trinity Gallery – Atlanta, Georgia

2002
*Expressions in Fine Art – Santa Fe, New Mexico

2001
*Soho Gallery – Palm Desert, California
The Horse Power Project – proceeds to select charities – Santa Fe, New Mexico
International Art Fair – Palm Springs, California
*Expressions in Fine Art – Santa Fe, New Mexico

2000
International Art Fair – Palm Springs, California
*Expressions in Fine Art – Santa Fe, New Mexico
Trinity Gallery – Atlanta, Georgia
Street of Dream, Showcase – Las Vegas, Nevada
Aid and Comfort – Santa Fe, New Mexico

1999
*Soho Gallery – Palm Desert, California
Governor’s Gallery – Santa Fe, New Mexico
Aid and Comfort – Santa Fe, New Mexico

1998
*Museum of Fine Arts – Montgomery, Alabama
*Albuquerque Museum – Albuquerque, New Mexico
*Waxlander/Khadoure Gallery – Santa Fe, New Mexico
Aid and Comfort – Santa Fe, New Mexico
Fuller Lodge Art Center – Los Alamos, New Mexico
Sculptures Exhibit NMG – Los Alamos, New Mexico
Sixth Summer Sculpture Exhibit, New Mexico Sculptors Guild – Santa Fe, New Mexico

1997
*Miranda Galleries – Aspen, Colorado
*Waxlander/Khadoure Gallery – Santa Fe, New Mexico

1996
*Suvretta Hotel – Saint Moritz, Switzerland
*Gallery Platini – Annecy, France
*Le Manoir de Cologny – Geneve/Cologny, Switzerland

1995
*Galerie du Lavoir – Mougins, France
*Hotel Martinez – Cannes, France
*Galerie Lola Gassin – Nice, France
*Galerie du Conte – Nice, France

1994
*Club de Port la Galerie – Theoule/mer, France
*Museum of Fine Art Carnoles – Menton, France
*Accademie de Sculptures – Nice, France
*Espace Vega – Paris, France
*Galerie Pierre Cardin – Theoule/mer, France

1993
*Espace d’art Contemporain – Valbonne, France
*Galerie 17 – Cannes, France
*Espace St Petersbourg – Mougins, France

1992
*Galerie des Quais – Besancon, France
*Fondation Benazeraf – Roquebrune/Argens, France

1991
*Espace Totem – Grenoble, France
*Galerie Herouet – Paris, France
*Moulin a Huile – Tourtour, France

1990
*Galerie l’Ange vert – Biot, France

1989
*Galerie Revelli – Tourtour, France
*Private Exhibition, M.M Morel – Frejus, France

PUBLICATIONS

2014 Catalog: The Club Collection, Airline Clubs Worldwide, Embler Art Gallery: MIA
International Airport, Miami, Florida; JFK International Airport, New York, New York;
GRU International Airport, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2006 ARTWORKinternational, INC: Pascal Sculpture
2004 Fresco Fine Art Edition: Abstract Art
2002 Fresco Fine Art Edition: New Mexico Millennium
2001 Fresco Fine Art Edition: New Mexico Millennium

SELECTED PRESS

Fine Lifestyles magazine, Sculptor Pascal Pierme Celebrates 20 Years in Santa Fe,
Elaine Ritchell, Summer 2016
Grazia Magazine, Italia, Pascal Pierme: How to be in Fashion Now, Issue 579 June 2016
Santa Fean Magazine, Art Previews: GF Contemporary, Pascal Pierme,
August/September 2016
American Art Collector Magazine, Pascal Pierme: Risk and Adventure, GF Contemporary,
Santa Fe, New Mexico, August 2016
Burnaway, Art Review: Forms of Abstraction at MOCA GA, Donna Mintz, June 2, 2016
ARTSATL, Abstraction Today, MOCA GA, July, 2, 2016
2015 Cover, New Mexico Bar Bulletin, the official publication of the New Mexico State Bar, September 16, 2015
MA-CO Italia s.r.l macoitalia.it, features artist Pascal Pierme, June 2015
The Red Book, Leisure, “Pivot, one-man show by French artist Pascal…”, March 2015
The Arizona Republic, AZ Central, “Pascal Pierme: Wood Sculptures in Scottsdale”,
March 2015, Kellie Kwang
Saatchi Art International, “New This Week”, featured artist Pascal Pierme, August 2015
Studio Visit Magazine, Winter 2015 Edition
2014 Santa Fean NOW! Cover, “Pascal Pierme, Après Musée”, September 2014
2014 KTEP-FM: State Of The Arts , Oscar Navarro, Community Engagement Manager of the
International Museum of Art previews the opening of Pascal Pierme’s solo exhibition
“Santa Fe to El Paso”, July 26, 2014
2014 Catalog, Miami International Airport, American Airlines Admiral Club, Embler Art
Gallery – International, 2014
2014 El Dorado Daily, “2014 Motorado Show News”, June 2014
2014 ArtBeat KVSF 101.5 The Voice of Santa Fe, “Featuring Pascal Pierme”, hosted by
Kathryn M. Davis
2014 American Art Collector magazine, October 2014, “Pascal Pierme, Après Musée”
2013 Scottsdale Lifestyles Magazine, “Calvin Charles Gallery Hosts ‘The Start of Our Season’
Event”, November 5, 2013
2013 Professional Artist Magazine, “Different Views on Creating Commissions”,
Brenda Hope Zappitell, October/November 2013
2013 The 11th Annual Blanche Ames National Art Exhibition, Catalog, Published by Friends of
the Borderland
2013 The Taos News, “Gala Auction Presents Artwork of Taos Present and Past”,
August 22, 2013
2013 New York Social Diary, “Spellbound in New Mexico, Part II: Taos”, Augustus Mayhew,
July 16, 2013
2007 UCON Contemporary Arts Communique, International Magazine: “Pascal”
2006 The Albuquerque Journal, “Pascal: With the Grain”
The Magazine, “Pascal: Soluble dans l’air”
2004 Arizona Republic, “Pascal at Calvin Charles Gallery”
2001 Santa Fe New Mexican, “Horses of a Different Color”
2000 Santa Fe New Mexican – Pasatiempo, “Pascal’s enduring passion for wood…”
1998 Desert Sun, “French artist restores life to wood”
Santa Fe New Mexican – Pasatiempo, “Fuller Lodge Kicks Off New Exhibit”
Aspen Magazine: People
Santa Fe New Mexican, “Art Blooms in Play-Garden”
1996 Nice Matin, “Conference et Diaporama de Pascal, Dans Cadre de Son Expose”
Nice Matin, “Au Manoir de Cologny – Pascal Expose…”
1995 Nice Matin – Mougins, “Un Dialogue Avec la Matiere…”
Nice Matin, “Theoule-Sur-Mer: Peinture et Sculpture : Rendez-Vous Reussi”
1994 Nice Matin – Vences, “De New York a la Provence…”
1993 Valbonne, “Enveloping and Continuous Movement”
Nice Matin, “Vernissage-Prestige”
Nice Matin, “Exposition Galerie Lola Gassin…”
1992 Var Matin, “Catherine Fiault and Pascal Pierme at the Gallery des Quais”
Var Matin, “Pascal and J. Lendi at the St. Pierre Chapel”
Nice Matin, “Chapelle du Parage- Exposition du Sculpteur Pascal”
Nice Matin – Tourtour, “Pascal Pierme Expose…”
1991 Nice Matin – Tourtour, “Pascal Pierme Expose…”
Nice Matin – Tourtour, “Pascal, Sculpteur et Humaniste”
1989 Nice Matin – Tourtour, “Pascal Pierme Artiste”

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture; Laboratory of Anthropology – Santa Fe, New Mexico
The Fullbright Building (Marlon Blackwell Architects), Fayetteville, Arkansas
Bill Redecker, ABC
Mr. and Mrs. John Martin, CEO Turner Broadcasting – Atlanta, Georgia
The Alicia M. and William A. Miller Fine Art Collection – Santa Fe, New Mexico
Los Angeles Land Trust – Los Angeles, California
Roger Guillemin, Nobel Prize recipient, medicine
McWhinney Residence
Palais Bulles, Pierre Cardin’s residence – Cannes, France
Carol Burnett – Santa Fe, New Mexico
City Hall – Collogny, Switzerland
Marriott Hotels – Nationwide
Active Health – New York, New York
Cohen, Pollock, Merlin, Axelrod & Small, P.C. – Atlanta, Georgia
PZENA Un Edge Funds – New York, New York
Eldorado Hotel – Santa Fe, New Mexico
Community Bank – Santa Fe, New Mexico
Studley Real Estate – New York, New York
Valley Ho Hotel – Scottsdale, Arizona
Rocky Mountain Healthcare Foundation – Avista, LIttleton, Parker and Porter, Colorado
Sanctuary Hotel and Spa – Scottsdale, Arizona
Coastwise Capital Group, LLC. – La Jolla, California
Bagby & Company – Chicago, Illinois
LPL Financial Services – San Diego, California
Irving Hughes – San Diego, California
Bo and Steve Golovan, Castelbar Real Estate – Chicago, Illinois
Tom Mottola, Casa Blanca Records – New York, New York
Homer Delawie, Architect – San Diego, California
Douglas H. Austin, Chairman/CEO, Austin Veum Robbins Partners – San Diego, California
Arthur Turk, MD – Tustin, California
Mitchell Leon, President, Design Write – Princeton, New Jersey
Cy Barcus, Cy Barcus Homes – Dallas, Texas
Thoms and Pam Grossjung, Integrated Health Care Services – Coral Springs, Florida
David and Connie DiCarlo, Blank Rome LLP – Washington, D.C.
Perry MacKrill, PM Design Studio – Washington, D.C.
Mike Rose, President, Sherman Williams Paints – Los Angeles, California
Mitchell Channon, Mitchell Cannon Design – Chicago, Illinois
R.C. Peterson, The Peterson Group Building & Development – Anchorage, Alaska
Vaught & Clements, Vaught Faye Architects – Fort Collins, Colorado
Dr. Avi & Nitsa Reich, Helmsley Hotel, #120 – New York, New York
Kurt & Cynthia Kalkomey – Dallas, Texas
Ron & Irene Krutulis – Homerglenn, Illinois
TrizecHahn, One Alliance Center – USA and Canada
Trust for Public Land – Los Angeles, California
McWhinney Residence – Denver, Colorado
Equifax World Headquarters
Merrion Oil and Gas – Farmington, New Mexico
Mont Parnes Hotel & Casino – Parnes, Dytiki Ellada, Greece
Jerdan Enterprises Inc. – Montrose, New York
Alston & Bird Law Firm – Atlanta, Georgia; New York, New York;
Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina

CURRENT REPRESENTATION

Alan Avery Art Company – Atlanta, Georgia
G F Contemporary – Santa Fe, New Mexico
Calvin Charles Gallery – Scottsdale, Arizona
Michelle Mariaud Gallery – New York, New Work
Aberson Project – Tulsa, Oklahoma
Christian Hohmann Fine Art – Palm Desert, California

Pascal Pierme Statement 2014

Francois Mitterrand said, “I love the person who is searching, yet I am afraid of the one who thinks he has found the answer.” In my life I have much more pleasure with the questions than with finding the answers, except when the answer is a new question. And that is where the obsession to create begins.

My work presents a sweet interrogation versus a statement. Success occurs when the viewer feels involved in the creativity. They ask their own questions that are perhaps different from mine, even if to find the same answer. To me, nothing is more boring than to be in total control.

I am inspired by the verb more than the adjective. I want my work to be recognized by its essence, not by the way it appears. By not being locked in to a “category” I am able to maintain freedom. This allows for a constant evolution in medium and subject.

Much like creating a novel in just a few sentences, I am creating a fundamental alphabet with which to speak my own language. Getting to the essential is the most difficult part for me and for many artists. We often put too much varnish on words, expressions, or attitudes. Through this process my work has become more minimal. Maturity has also given me the ability to take more risks

For decades, balance, movement, inquiry, architecture and nature have been reoccurring themes in my work. I am interested in assimilating what is not supposed to fit – the combining of contrasting elements. My main ingredient is chemistry. I feel the movement and then freeze that moment in the interaction and take a “snapshot” – capturing a split second in the evolution. Thereby creating something that is abstract and at the same time, quite figurative. As such, my work can be experienced as organic. It moves. It is alive, it comes from somewhere, it is going somewhere, and you feel that by what you see.

I try to sculpt in a way where I can change my mind until the last minute. My creativity is at its best when I push the medium of my work to its limit.

Art, amore, and adventure!