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Valerie Carmet

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Exhibitions

 

2023:

Window Display, Showfields NOHO, New York

Virtual Exhibition, Women United Art Solo Show

2022:

Scope Art Fair, Azart Gallery, Miami

Virtual Exhibition, Women United Art Prize Finalist

Group Show Chic Evolution Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL

 

2021:

Group Show opening Chic Evolution Gallery in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Group Show "Not so classic Classics"  Range of Arts, Honfleur, France.

2020: 

Group Show "Art 4 Equality x life & The Pursuit of Happyness" Untitled Gallery, NYC 

Group Show "Art must go on" Range of Arts, Paris, France

Art Market, Azart Gallery , San Francisco -POSTPONED FAIR

Scope Art Fair, Chic Evolution, NYC -POSTPONED FAIR

Art's Up, Range of Arts , Lille France -POSTPONED FAIR

 

2019:

Scope Art Fair, Azart gallery, Miami.
AAF, Azart Gallery, New York City.

Group Show Chic Evolution gallery “Living the dream”, Atlanta.
Group Show “les femmes MX” for international Women day at MX Gallery, Montreal, Canada
AAF London , Range of Arts, London, England
ART UP, Range of Arts Lille, France

2018:

Scope Art Fair, Azart Gallery, New York
Art Wynwood, Azart gallery, Miami FL

Group S
how The untitled Space gallery, Tribeca NYC
Opening Emurj gallery, Barcelona Spain
MX Gallery, Montreal Canada

2017:

Solo show Renaissance-Arc de Triomphe, Paris France
Group
 Show Paris Artistes 2017, Paris France
Group
 Show Azart Gallery, NYC
Group
 Show Anderson Contemporary gallery, NYC
Affordable Art Fair, Anderson Contemporary Gallery, FiDi NY
Art Market Hamptons, Michele Mariaud, Hamptons, NY

2016:

Art Wynwood Miami, FL

Art Basel Miami, Aqua, FL
Maison 24, NY
Martial Vivot, NY
Art Hamptons show, NY
LA Art Show, CA
K+Y gallery, Art Wynwood, Miami

Group
 Show Azart gallery,LES, NY
Group
 Show Anderson Contemporary, Fidi, NY

2015:
8e Avenue, Pav. Champs Elysees, Paris
Art Basel, Miami,FL
Envie d Art Gallery, Paris,France
“Nova’s Ark Project” Art Hamptons , NY
Art South Hamptons, NY
AAF HK , Envie d Art, HK
AAF Istanbul, Envie D’Art, Istanbul
AAF Singapore, Envie d Art, Singapore
AAF NY, Envie d Art, NY

2014:

Art Basel Miami, SeeMe Gallery FL
Group S
how “ young at heart”, FIDI Gallery, NY

2013:
Group Show, FIDI Gallery NYC

2011:
Group
 Show Prix Picassiette, Chartres, France

2008: 
Solo exhibit, Square East gallery, NYU university, NY

Valerie Carmet is a French-American Pop Art assemblage artist and art educator based between Miami and NYC. She was born in France and moved to the United States in 1989 where she worked in the New York’s fashion scene. Her mathematical instincts and her skills led her to start her artistic path in 1995 with the creation of intricate mosaics. 

 

In 1998, she honed her skills at the Anandamali Studio in New York City where she created several mosaic murals and picassiette furniture and in 2004, she graduated from The Mosaic Art School (Italy). She taught in several art programs of NYC public schools and in 2004 was selected to be part of the Children’s Museum of Art workshops.

 

In 2013, Valerie Carmet started her signature series the ToyBox Collection, composed of complex and meticulous sculptures made of recycled toys. What started with the abandoned toys of her children, is now a way for her to upcycled discarded toys. She sources some of her material by picking up lost plastic toys on the Miami beaches where she has been living since 2020.

 

In the tradition of Dada and Pop art, the ToyBox Collection explores the boundary between art and the everyday world. Carmet gives a new significance to supposedly innocent toys, turning them into sulfurous and cheeky artworks.

 

Using collective imagery linked to the formative years of our childhood, Carmet’s artworks divulge their depth only with a closer look. The artist addresses in a playful way, some of our society's sensitive and controversial issues such as overconsumption, body representation, gun violence, war, gender equality, mental health and sexual freedom.

 

She has been exhibited in group shows and major art fairs worldwide for the past 20 years. She is represented by galleries in the United States, Europe, Asia and South America.

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