Pierre
Yermia
France
born on: 
14 Oct, 1964
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education: 

From 1984 to 1988 : School of Fines Arts, Paris (France)
From 1982 to 1984 : School of Fines Arts, Toulouse (France)

awards(s): 

2016 - City of Charenton's award
2011 - City of Charanton Lion’s Club award
2000 - City of Ernée award
1991 - Vermeille medal with honours of the Lutèce Internationale Academy
1990 - Sculpture award, Lauriers Wiso

exhibition(s): 

2019 - “Mosaïques”, group show, Pont-Sainte-Marie (France)
2019 - 11° Sculpture Biennal at the Sculpture garden, Bois-Guilbert Castle (France)
2018 - " Sauvages", group show, Atelier Grognard, Rueil-Malmaison (France)
2017 - "Expressions plurielles", group show, Charenton-le-Pont (France)
2017 - "Intangible", group show, Bruxelles (Belgium)
2017 - 10th Biennale of sculpture of Bois-Guilbert, The Garden of Sculptures, Bois-Guilbert Castle (France)
2017 - 64ème Salon de Charenton, group show (France)
2016 - Group show, Gallery l'Angélus, Barbizon (France)
2016 - Tribute to Shinsaï Haruta, Galerie des Ormes, Paris (France)
2016 - "Présences intemporelles", solo show, Espace Bansard, Paris (France)
2015 - Biennale de Sologne "Contemporary Art and Landscape", group show, Chaumont-sur-Tharonne (France)
2015 - L’Arrivage, Troyes (France)
2015 - Gallery Art Aujourd’hui, Paris (France)
2015 - 9th Biennale of Sculpture, woods of Bois-Guilbert (France)
2014 - Workshops Open doors, Maison des artistes de Charenton-le-Pont (France)
2014 - "Bête Off", group show, Espace Art et Liberté / La Coupole, Charenton-le-Pont (France)
2014 - Gallery Peinture Fraîche, Paris (France)
2014 - Gallery Des Ormes, Domaine Mauvoisin, Lommoye (France)
2014 - Gallery Chikabee, De Haan (Belgium)
2013 - Carré Des Coignard, Nogent (France)
2013 - MIM Gallery, Martel (France)
2013 - Taylor Foundation
2013 - 8th Biennal of Sculpture, woods of Bois-Guilbert (France)
2012 - Primo Piano, (Bon Marché), Paris (France)
2012 - Paris 17th district's City Hall (France)
2012 - Glory Animals, Gallery Des Ormes, Courtenay (France)
2012 - Gallery Peinture Fraîche, Paris (France)
2011 - Gallery Des Ormes, Courtenay (France)
2011 - Gallery MIM, Martel (France)
2010 - Art’Pros, Orsay, with Perrine Rabouin and Bruno Mallart (France)
2009 - OFI, Paris (France)
2009 - Affordable Art Fear, Gallery Dima, London (UK)
2008 - Gallery des Ormes, Courtenay, Paris (France)
2008 - Gallery Marbeau, Paris (France)
2008 - Gallery Actée, Charenton (France)
2008 - "Lignes de Temps", Viaduc des Arts, Paris (France)
2008 - Aeroneff, Pantin (France)
2007 - Galerie des Ormes, Courtenay (France)
2006 - Gallery Art 21, Palo Alto (USA)
2005 - Galerie des Ormes, Courtenay (France)
2005 - Hom’Art, Ivry sur Seine (France)
2005 - Gallery Simonoff, Paris (France)
2005 - Abbay of Talloire, Annecy (France)
2004 - Communider , Paris (France)
2004 - Maison des Artistes, Charenton (France)
2004 - MAC 2000, Paris (France)
2003 - Ofivalmo, Paris (France)
2003 - Gallery Lazoukine, Deauville (France)
2003 - Gallery Bianca Landgraaf, Laren (Netherlands)
2002 - Gallery Nichido, Paris (Paris)
2002 - Cultural Centre of Mers-les-Bains (France)
2002 - MAC 2000, Paris (France)
2001 - Gallery Bianca Landgraaf, Laren (Netherlands)
2001 - Gallery Odile Mauve, Paris (France)
2000 - Cultural Centre of Mers-les-Bains (France)
1999 - Gallery De Buci, Paris (France)
1999 - Garath Center, Dusseldorf (Germany)
1999 - MAC 2000, Paris (France)
1998 - MAC 2000, Paris (France)
1997 - Gallery 17, Clermont Ferrand (France)
1997 - Gallery de la Maison des Artistes, Charenton (France)
1996 - Espace Prévert, Savigny-le-temple (France)
1993 - Salle Voltaire, Sens (France)
1992 - Société Générale des Champs Elysées, Paris (France)
1991 - Gallery Art-Cadres, Laval (France)
1991 - Gallery Anex, Montrouge (France)
1990 - Drawing exhibition, Relais Saint Romain, Laigueville (France)
1990 - "Du Temps pour l’Art", sculptures and drawings, Paris (France)
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Yermia
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about: 

Pierre Yermia is a French sculptor who lives and works in Charenton-le-pont, France.

My work is a constant quest for an unlikely and precarious moment of equilibrium, where strength and fragility are simultaneously confronted.

My deep-rooted human or animal "figures" are standing on their brittle limbs and are slowly rising, defying the law of gravity.

Elongated shapes, frail limbs contrast with more massive torsos, heads reduced to the essential, dominate long slender necks. Heavy and light, full and empty, convex and concave are playing a permanent game, creating a monumental and open space.

Small and medium size formats are a necessary subsequent stage to my monumental sculptures (on average, height or length: 3 m). These sculptures no matter how optimistic and serene testify to a humanity in permanent danger.

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