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).

She received her diploma at the MJM Graphic Design school of Paris and had work experiences as decoration assistant and props assistant for the programme “Guignols de l’info” on Canal Plus television and also decoration assistant on several short films.

 

In 2003 she has a strong desire to work with her hands and she starts to create “objets d’art” and contemporary jewellery, all made with a material that had never been used before by artists, methacrylate. She brings 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 she came back to her roots in the South of France. She joined him in his studio in Menton where she rapidly acquires the experience and the knowhow of working with this difficult material, and this brings her to make the step towards sculpture which she achieves with great sensitivity and this confirms her passion for Plexiglas which has become her favourite material.

 

Between 2005 and 2007 Cristina is asked to create the logo for an air conditioning company “SA JP Carrière” as well as the creation of different trophies (golf, regattas, fashion…).
She is given a new challenge in 2009 by a collector and amateur of Design with an order to create 2 sculptures / armchairs in Plexiglas. She carries out the realisation, concept and the model on a scale of 1/3.
This opens up her world to create on another dimension, she then creates different installations since 2007.

 

In January 2012, she is recognized by the scientific world and one of her creations is chosen to illustrate the lesson on « Polymerisation » in the school book 2012/2013 for the class of Terminal S – chemistry – published by 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’work in September 2012.

 

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

In January 2014 the CCD Laboratory asked her to create 150 pendants.

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

January 2015, the association “Etincelle” ordered a trophy for 10 year anniversary.

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

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

 

The Galleries of Cristina Marquès:

 

2018: Galerie Laeticia, Saint Germain en Laye (78)
2014: Galerie des Lombards, Mougins (06)
2009: Galerie/Librairie Laure Matarasso, Nice (06)

 

Her Awards:

 

2018 • City Council Award at the Salon of Flagy (77)
2017 • Audience Award at the Art Biennale of Champagne sur Seine (77)
2016 • Laureate of the 6th Festival Concours « Agir pour l’environnement » de Monaco.
2016 • Audience Award at the 8th Sculpture Salon of La Bouille (76).
2015 • Audience Award at the 45th Salon ARTS 19
2015 • The Webzine ART 11 Actu n° 624 18 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: Gallery on line Artmajeur.
2004 • Silver Medal: Competition Lepine Paris.

 

Her Principle 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 five sculptures for the town of Vallauris/Golfe Juan in 2006.

 

Her Last Videos:

 

Report on the exhibition « La Nature de l’Art » organized by Fédération des Groupements Français de Monaco with the Comité National Monégasque de l’AIAP – UNESCO into Maison de France de Monaco – June 2016

 

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

 

Varnishing-day of Salon « Traces », organized 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 talk about her:

• « Artfabetic » Dictionnaire Biographique des Artistes Plasticiens de France – Edition 2016
• « 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

 

• « Champagne sur 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 Taylor Foundation since 2009
Member of ADAGP since 2008
Member of Comite AIAP-Unesco since 2005
Member of Maison des Artistes since 2005

 

1998 / 2000 Graduate of MJM Graphic Design « Décor/Merchandising » – Paris 10th

 

 

Juillet 2018