Marie Louise
Sorbac
France
born on: 
16 Mar, 1959
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awards(s): 

November 2017 - Silver Medal for "Animal Art", Paris
December 2015 - Winner of "François Pompon Prize" at the Salon National des Beaux-Arts (for Prosper and Paloma works), Carrousel du Louvre (France)
October 2014 - Winner of "Talents Boulonnais Competition", Espace Landowski à Boulogne-Billancourt (France)
February 2013 - Winner of "Talents Boulonnais Competition", Boulogne-Billancourt (France)

exhibition(s): 

SOLO SHOW
March - April 2018 - Exhibition "l'Art et la matière", François Pompon Museum, Saulieu (France)
January 2018 - "Creatura" Exhibition, Levallois-Péret City Hall (France)
November 2016 - J&V First Salon of Art de Vivre Franco-Belge, Bruxelles (Belgium)
April 2016 - Maison David Hicks, Paris (France)
February 2016 - Galerie Argentine, Paris (France)
January 2016 - Galerie Robert Four, Paris (France)
October 2015 - Concept Store Mad Lords, Paris (France)
September 2015 - Heritage days at the Argentina Embassy, Paris (France)
March 2015 - Galerie Caroline Tresca, Paris (France)
March 2015 - Unesco, salle des Pas Perdus, Representative of the Republic of Argentina for the International Women's Day (France)
October 2014 - Espace Landowski, Boulogne-Billancourt (France)
August 2014 - Galerie By Chatel, Paris (France)
June 2014 - Exhibition in Mesnil Saint Denis for the benefit of the ARCAD (Research Association for Digestive Cancer (France)
June 2014 - Galerie By Chatel, Paris (France)
May 2014 - Exhibition at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris V during the National Student Encounters for Sustainable Development (France)
October 2013 - Galerie Framing, Bruxelles (Belgium)
September 2012 - Open doors of artists workshops, Ivry-sur-Seine (Paris)
April 2012 - Galerie Argentine, Argentina Embassy, Paris (France)
February 2011 - Galerie Varine-Gincourt, Paris (France)
GROUP SHOW
Decembre 2017 - National Fine Art Exhibition, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris (France)
Decembre 2017 - Luxembourg Art Fair with the Art’n Pepper gallery (Luxembourg)
November 2017 - Animal Art Paris, Hippodrome d'Auteuil, Paris (France)
September 2017 - "Septembre animalier Bruxelles", Costermans Gallery, Bruxelles (Belgique)
February 2017 - Art Capital (group show), Grand Palais, Paris (France)
December 2016 - Salon National des Beaux-Arts de Paris, Carrousel du Louvre (France)
November 2016 - Galerie Etienne de Causans, Paris (France)
September 2016 - "Septembre Animalier Bruxelles" group show, place des Sablons (Belgique)
June 2016 - Espace Landowski, Boulogne-Billancourt (France)
May 2016 - Exhibition "La Rencontre", Maison Saint François de Sales à Boulogne Billancourt (France)
December 2015 - Salon National des Beaux-Arts au Carrousel du Louvre (France)
December 2015 - Exhibition "ArAnima", galerie Thuillier, Paris (France)
October 2015 - Exhibition during the artists' Open doors in Boulogne Billancourt (France)
une 2015 - Palais Constantin, International Automn Salon, Saint Petersbourg (Russie)
September 2014 - Biennale of Contemporary Art of Nogent-sur-Marne during the European Heritage Days at the Embassy of Argentina (France)
May 2014 - Exhibition "Les grisailles tavelées", Argentina Embassy (France)
February 2014 - Galerie Mondapart, Boulogne-Billancourt (France)
December 2013 - Galerie Caroline Tresca, Paris (France)
October 2013 - Exhibition during the Hôtel de Ville of Boulogne-Billancourt Open doors (France)
February 2013 - Exhibition "L’Autoportrait", Ville de Boulogne-Billancourt (France)
February 2013 - Exhibition "Mujeres escultoras - Varones pintores", Galerie Argentine, Paris (France)
February 2012 - Espace Carré Belle Feuille, Boulogne-Billancourt (France)
October 2011 - Hôtel de Ville of Boulogne-Billancourt Open doors (France)
June 2011 - Espace Landowski, Boulogne-Billancourt (France)
January 2011 - Exhibition "Andalousies", Carré Belle Feuille, Boulogne-Billancourt (France)
November 2010 - Participation in the "Talents Boulonnais" Competition (France)
October 2010 - Open doors at Boulogne-Billancourt Conservatory (France)
June 2010 - Espace Landowski (France)
April 2010 - Japanese Contemporary Music Festival at Boulogne-Billancourt Conservatory (France)
Marie Louise
Sorbac
opened up her studio to us. Watch the video of our visit to learn more about the artist's approach.
about: 

Contemporary artist Marie Louise Sorbac has been working with sculpture for many years and particularly animal sculptures. There are several different animals in her bronze bestiary ; bulls, birds, bears, lions or elephants.

Born in Buenos Aires of a French father and Argentine mother, Marie Louise Sorbac grew up with this double culture in a family boasting 3 generations of art collectors and decorators. Having completed her baccalauréat she initially set her sights for the Paris school of Beaux Arts but instead pursued a successful career in advertising. At the age of 50, Marie Louise Sorbac refocused on her creative side and sculpted her first work in clay, after which she trained in a local art workshop concentrating wholly on sculpture.

Now nearly fifteen years later, Marie Louise Sorbac regularly exhibits her work in galleries between Paris and Belgium, and in different contemporary art fairs; she has also had the opportunity to see her work on display in prestigious locations like UNESCO and the Argentine embassy. In 2015 she received the François Pompon award at the National Beaux Arts show in Paris.

Today, Marie Louise Sorbac is widely known for her artistic work in animal sculpture. Without even drawing them, she models the animals with such perfect proportions which quickly take shape thanks to a radically simple line. Minimalist and clearcut, Marie Louise Sorbac's horde of animals is none the least warm and touching. Each one with its own name, Pablo the bull, Serena the lioness, Prosper the bear and Valentin the elephant… All brought to life in very "domestic" dimensions, between 30 and 50 centimeters tall, they become more like daily companions than fixed figurines. The artist is often photographed amongst her animals, a friendly hand on the head of Patagonia or Prosper or even in a motherly hug. The bronze, patinated or polished with great skill, also bestows on these animals an elegance accompanying the simplicity of their outlines.

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