||Marie-Ange Guilleminot I Residency from October 2000 to March 2001
Marie-Ange Guilleminot lives and works in Paris. Very much a presence in the international art world -- e.g. Canada, Mexico, Israel, Japan, and the United States -- she has participated in important exhibitions in France, notably "Le Paravent" at the CAPC Musée d'Art Contemporain in Bordeaux in 1998, and "Jour de Fête" in 2000 at the Musée National d'Art Moderne Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.
The object itself is the focus of Marie-Ange Guilleminot's work, attributing to this object new functions and a new status, at once an everyday object and work of art. This is the case in the work Cauris, evolving from a seashell to the function of a back pack, whose metamorphosis was explained by the artist before the public during the "Salon de Transformations".
At the Atelier Calder, Marie-Ange Guilleminot produced a work undertaken in 1999 on the shoe collection of the Bata Schoe Museum in Toronto. Conducting real scientific research, the length, width and prints of the shoes are multiplied and reproduced; each shoe having been photographed in profile, all in the same scale. Guilleminot has begun the production of prototype shoe soles, in resin, interpreting them in her own way.
By the means of a large solo exhibition at the Musée des Beaux Arts de Calais, gathering together all her Projects (the title of the exhibition), Marie-Ange Guilleminot has chosen objects that allow her to establish a relationship one with the other, at which she excels. She presents this as a concept, an objective, and a means of creation and inspiration. Guilleminot's body of work confirms that by her process of transition she conveys and transforms emotions in order to understand them.