Biography in English

Originally from Vallauris, Cristina Marquès left the south of France at the age of 20 to study art in Paris. She learnt many techniques, from painting to creative decoration. She also learnt to master different materials and substances including Acrylic glass (Altuglas/Plexiglas).

Cristina Marquès graduated from the MJM Graphic Design school of Paris. She had work experiences as a decoration assistant and props assistant for the programme “Guignols de l’info” on the TV channel Canal Plus and was also decoration assistant on several short films.

In 2003, she had a strong desire to work with her hands and started to create “objets d’art” and contemporary jewellery, all made with a material that had never been used before by artists, methacrylate. She brought a new dimension to Plexiglas with this “bubble” look or with “trompe l’oeil”, incorporating glass, wood, leather and even bronze.

In 2004, Cristina Marquès was invited by the specialist of Plexiglas, Nino Bavari, and came back to her roots in the South of France. She joined him in his studio in Menton where she rapidly acquired the experience and knowhow of working with this difficult material. This allowed her to make the necessary step towards sculpture which she achieved with great sensitivity. It confirmed her passion for Plexiglas which became her favourite material.

Between 2005 and 2007 Cristina was asked to create the logo for an air conditioning company “SA JP Carriere” as well as the creation of different trophies (golf, regattas, fashion…).

She was given a new challenge in 2009 by a collector and amateur of Design who asked her to create 2 sculptures / armchairs in Plexiglas. She carried out the design, concept and the model on a scale of 1/3.

 This opened up her world to create on another dimension. She has created different installations since 2007.

In January 2012, she was recognized by the scientific community and one of her creations was chosen to illustrate the lesson on « Polymerisation » in the 2012/2013 school book for the class of Terminal S – chemistry – published by the “Editions Belin”.

The Art critic Christian Noorbergen, author at Artension and Miroir de l’Art, published an article on Cristina Marquès in May 2012.

Mr. Michel Gaudet, painter and art critic, wrote about Cristina Marquès’s work in September 2012.

In October 2013, Caisse d’Epargne PACA ordered 8 sculptures/trophies for the winners of the Marathon “Nice – Cannes ».

August 2014 was marked by an order from Mrs. Barberis-Rottier for a sculpture to interpret a work by Mr. Guy Rottier, architect and first assistant of “Le Corbusier”: “Cenotaphe Cemetery of Nice School”.

Since 2015, the General Council of the Maritime Alps ordered various trophies for the « Energy Climate » project.

In 2017, Isaure de Saint Pierre, a blogger author who came to visit the artist’s studio, wrote an article on Cristina Marquès.

In August 2018, Cristina was asked by « Le Patriote Côte d’Azur » to write an article on the theme « What does Picasso makes you think about? »

In September 2018, during the last conference of Mouans Sartoux « Arts, Sciences & Pensées », during her conference, Isabelle Grenier, a researcher in astrophysics, projected one of Cristina Marquès’s work: « Sea Fan », to illustrate the effect of distortion.

The desire to discover other « multiverses » led to projects on a larger scale. She designed many collections and installations within topics that are dear to her and related to:

• Writing: « Shodô » (way of writing / Japanese calligraphy), 2019

• Marine world: « Kraken », 2019 and « Coral Reefs », 2018

• Flora: « Mon Bouquet », 2018 and « Exotic Flowers », 2015

• Wildlife: « Mes Oiseaux de Paradis », 2019, « Akhal-Téké », 2018 and « Caramel the Little Dog », 2008

• Brotherhood-freedom: « Brotherhood of Nations », 2017 and « Freedom Ice Skyscraper », 2013

• Galactic universe: « Mes 9 Météorites », 2018 and “Space Oddity « , 2015

• Environment: « Mes Minerais », 2017 and “The Melting of Glaciers « , 2015

• Aquatic universe: « Icefall », 2013

• Universe of megacities: « Ice Manhattan », 2011

Cristina Marquès : 06 61 89 13 49

Her Awards:

2018  ·   Municipal Award at the Salon of Flagy (77)

2017  ·   Audience Award at the Art Biennale of Champagne sur Seine (77)

2016  ·   Laureate – 6th Festival Concours « Agir pour l’environnement » de Monaco.

          ·   Audience Award at the 8th Sculpture Salon of La Bouille (76).

2015  ·   Audience Award at the 45th Salon Arts 19

          ·   The Webzine Art 11 Actu n°624 18th February in the column Le web de l’Art: « Cristina Marquès favorite of the week ».

2014  ·   Cotation Akoun.

2013  ·   Gold Medal “Other techniques” from The European Academy of Arts France, Paris.

2012  ·   « Ice Wall » chosen to illustrate the lesson on « polymerization » in the school manual 2012/2013 for Terminale S « Chemistry » – Ed. Belin.

2009  ·   Cotation Artprice.

2008  ·   Silver Medal: online Gallery Artmajeur.

2004  ·   Silver Medal: Lepine Competition Paris.

Her main public sales and private collections:

Sale of a sculpture for the town of Champagne sur Seine in 2017.

Private Collection in 2010 and sale of a work for Caisse d’Epargne PACA Nice in 2011

Private Collection of BMW PACA in 2010

Private Collection of the town of Menton in 2007

Private Collection in 2005 and sale of 5 sculptures for the town of Vallauris/Golfe Juan in 2006.

Her last videos:

Interview of the artist during the Solo Show « Place aux Vibrations » at La Place Gallery by Vibe Krs from Point Com 1 – March 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_FBfr46pvU

Report on the exhibition « La Nature de l’Art » organised by the Fédération des Groupements Français de Monaco with the Comité National Monégasque de l’AIAP – UNESCO into Maison de France de Monaco – June 2016: http://www.royalmonaco.net/2016/06/monaco-maison-de-france-exposition-la-nature-de-l-art.html

Varnishing-day of Exhibition Nahe Bilder – Ferne Horizonte « De Près – De Loin » organized by BBK Bonn and la Maison des Artistes – May 2016 – 6 mn:

Varnishing-day of Salon « Traces », organised by La Sévrienne des Arts at SEL of Sèvres:

Video of Simon Renou – January 2015 – 5 mn:

Virtual visit of her atelier realized by Immerso-Senso – July 2014 – 2 mn:

Magazines & Websites, Articles:

  • « Collect’Art » – la Collection de la Caisse d’Epargne Côte d’Azur – Edition 2011
  • « La Bible de l’Art Abstrait » & « La Bible de l’Art Singulier » – Le Livre d’Art – Edition 2008
  • « Le Pecq en Seine » Newspaper of Alpicois n° 381 – Edition 12/2017
  • « Champagne/Seine Communication » Monthly magazine n° 180 of the Town – Edition 11/2017
  • « Le Petit Niçois – Le Cannois » Magazine Week of 23 to 29/05/2013
  • « Monte-Carlo In » Italian Monthly Magazine n° 7 – Edition 10/2012
  • « Catacult » – Cultural Magazine of Perpignan – Edition 05 & 06/2011
  • « Univers des Arts » n° 147 – Edition 12/2009 – 01/2010
  • « Arts & Talents » – Edition 03/2008
  • « La Gazette de Monaco » n° 393 – Edition of 15/07 to 14/09/2006
  • « Monaco Hebdo » n° 523 – Week of 6 to 12/07/2006
  • « Trait d’Union » Bimensuel of Vallauris / Golfe Juan – Edition 04/2006
  • Art 11 Actu n° 646 – 29/07/2015
  • Blogs Arte TV / Mosaïque – Critique of Mr. Blidi, Expert and Critique of Art – 27/03/2011
  • alternatif-art.com – 17/03/2010

Articles in local press:

  • « Nice Matin » – Editions of: 11/09/2016, 28/10/2014, 18/10/2012, 25/03/2011, 19/08/2010, 28/05/2010, 15/05/2010, 27/02/2010, 09/03/2007, 17/02/2007, 24/05/2006, 06/08/2005, 17/06/2005 & 22/04/2005
  • « Alpes et Midi » – Edition of 08/09/2016
  • « Le Dauphiné Libéré » – Editions of 06/09/2016 & 11, 14 & 18/07/2015
  • « Badische Zeitung » – Edition of 28/07/2016
  • « La Montagne » – Edition of 07/02/2014
  • « Var Matin » – Editions of 24/06/2013 et du 18/06/2011

Full member of the Taylor Foundation since 2009

Member of the Adagp since 2008

Member of the Monaco Comité Aiap-Unesco since 2005

Member of the Maison des Artistes since 2005

1998 / 2000  Graduated from MJM Graphic Design « Décor/Merchandising » – Paris 10th

                                                                                                                                         September 2019