Art for Climate is an exhibition about humankind’s relationship with nature. With the threat of climate crisis ever-looming, these eight artists have created works that reflect upon the human impact on global warming, the responsibility we have in taking care of our planet, and the catastrophic implications if we do not. Based out of the Cité internationale eco-campus – founded to reflect the diversity of our world on a smaller scale – the Fondation des États-Unis was built upon the ideals of peace, altruism, and community. In the face of mankind’s self-made climate crisis, it is only through collective reflection and community-building that we will begin to address these dire circumstances. At the Art for Climate Exhibition, we may find some hope.
The opening will take place on Wednesday, November 8 as part of Art-Hop-Polis. This exhibition is part of a November series at the FEU called Art for Nature, which will include performances from Love Labo and IMAGO.
Arthur Haywood, Bertille de Baudinière, Joan Anfossi-Divol, Lynn Yaw Boling, Giselle Hobbs, Maureen O’Leary, Pascale Lefebvre, Roshni Raheja
Date Wednesday, November 8th | Time 7:00-8:00pm | Facebook Event
Reservation recommended. Depending on the number of visitors, you may be asked to wait before entering the exhibit.
Visits will be organized with the presence of the artists.
Reserved for those attending the Rendez-Vous Musical #94
As part of December’s Art-Hop-Polis
December 9 (time tbc)
Meet the Artists
Arthur Haywood is an illustrator and muralist. His work celebrates the wonder of stories. His paintings are seen on murals for the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, St. Joseph’s University, Elkins Park School, Summer of Soul film, Sprocket Mural Festival, his book “The Great Library” and Space and Time Magazine. He exhibits his paintings in Paris, New York and Pennsylvania and completes commissions. Creating murals and illustrations to inspire others and engage youth in reading is his passion. He is focused on making murals for libraries and schools in addition to book covers. He earned a B.F.A in Illustration from The Maryland Institute College of Art, before furthering his study of classical drawing and painting at Cambridge Street Studios in Philadelphia and Grand Central Atelier in New York. He is a recipient of the 2020-2021 Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship at the Fondation des États-Unis in Paris. There he developed murals to inspire a love of learning and cultural appreciation. He worked with students at Lycée Paul Lapie, Ecollectif and André Malraux Elementary school to create murals depicting students of diverse origins reading and the stories that have engaged them. He is a recipient of the 2022 – 2023 Tulsa Artist Fellowship where he is continuing his series of paintings for public schools and book covers to inspire reading. Follow Arthur on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.
Born in Saint Malo in 1955, Bertille de Baudinière received her diploma from the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Paris in 1982. From 1983 to 1985, she was an artist-in-residence at the Fondation des Etats-Unis in Paris and was awarded in 1985 the Prix de la Fondation Nationale of the Cité internationale universitaire de Paris. Starting in 1986 Baudinière studied in Japan upon receiving the Monbucho scholarship at the Tokyo University of the Arts, where she received a master’s degree in 1990 in the Department of Occidental Painting Techniques under the direction of Kazumichi Sakamoto. From 1990 to 1991, she was an artist-in-residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha. In New York from 2008 to 2012, she was active in the Long Island City artists’ community, working at Reis Studios. Baudinière has shown her work continuously since 1982, with solo exhibitions throughout France and in Japan, Germany, and the United States. Her paintings are represented in public and private collections including the City University of New York, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Tomura Gallery in Tokyo, and the Fondation des États-Unis. Follow Bertille on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.
Giselle Hobbs is an artist based in New York who is currently the US-France Fulbright Scholar in Painting at the École des Beaux-Arts de Paris. She creates large-scale illusionistic paintings that probe the relationship between humans and the natural environment while taking into consideration a range of cosmologies from various time periods and geographical locations. Her practice is in a constant dialogue with other media such as photography, eco and bio art, as well as projections and installations that sometimes include moving images and audio. She is a graduate of Cornell University where she earned her MFA at the College of Architecture, Art and Planning. In 2022, she was awarded the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship for Painting. Her artwork was jury selected by the Council for the Arts award and her proposal was so well-received that it was selected for the Biennial. Giselle Hobbs has received art awards yearly including the Kable Russell Award and the Ulysse Award for Outstanding Achievement in Fine Arts. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally, and her art is in private collections in the US and abroad, including at the University of Cambridge. Her work is currently featured in an exhibition at Workhouse Arts Center on view from June-October, 2023. Follow Giselle on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter.
Franco-American, Joan Anfossi-Divol is a lawyer specializing in fashion and design law, and paints, glues, sculpts and graffiti on recycled materials. Her work in 2023 expresses the diversity of the enchanting power of the feminine symbolized by nature and especially its flowers. You’re not born a flower… you become one when the time of maturity and self-fulfillment takes its toll.
Lynn Yaw Boling is an American-Italian artist, born in Indianapolis in 1955. When she was 20 she moved to Paris and ended up living for a year in the ex-stable of the same building as Dorothy Tanning and Max Ernst (a blast from – and reminder of – the past). Since then she lived in the UK summers whilst studying in the US, winters. She has a BFA from Indiana University (1980) and an MFA from Yale (1982) where she won the Helen Watson Winternitz Best ‘Woman’ Painter Award. She moved back to Paris in 1983 thanks to a Fulbright grant (to pursue ‘visual research’ with Joan Mitchell and to study the work of Claude Monet) and the Harriet Hale Woolley Award for the Arts in 1984. More by circumstance than choice, in 1987 she moved to Verona, then to the UK to Woodbridge in Suffolk (‘Constable Country’) and in 1992 to Senigallia, Italy, where she lives now. Follow Lynn on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.
Maureen O’Leary‘s paintings hover between figuration and abstraction. Her mundane scenes become substrates for experimentation with the application of paint and the evolving notion of what is real. O’Leary’s work has been exhibited at the Fondation des États-Unis, Ely Center of Contemporary Art, Art Lab Tokyo, Midwest Center for Photography, Artspace, Power Plant Gallery at Duke University, Valdosta State University Fine Arts Gallery, Staten Island Museum, Meadows Gallery – University of Texas at Tyler, and more. She is the recipient of the Brooklyn Arts Council – Brooklyn Arts Fund Grant and the Harriet Hale Woolley Fellowship from the Fondation des États-Unis. O’Leary has published two books of photography: Record (2021), and Belle Mort (2013, Paper Chase Press). Her work is held in the collections of the Fondation des États-Unis, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University and several private collections. She is represented by the gallery Cristin Tierney, New York, New York. Follow Maureen on Instagram.
Pascale Lefebvre, born in Paris, lives and works in the Parisian region. A graduate of the Sorbonne School of Arts, she holds a Master’s degree in Plastic Arts and Art Sciences – Research orientation – followed by a doctoral program at the Panthéon-Sorbonne University. Her work explores dialogues between sculpture and drawing with regard to the plasticity of Correction. Follow Pascale on Instagram.
Roshni Raheja is a botanical illustrator and student of Sustainability in Paris. Her passion for climate is rooted in her appreciation of nature and anger at what it is increasingly subjected to. She loves the meditative and reflective power of the natural world, and her activism comes from a desire to 1) make nature accessible to everyone, rather than a privilege and 2) remind people that we too are nature ourselves, and not above it. Follow Roshni on Instagram and LinkedIn.