Didier Massard

Born 1953, Paris, France

Education

1975 French Baccalaureat / Degree of Art and Archaeology, University of Paris

Solo Exhibitions

2014
Territories, Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2013
Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

2012
Là-Bas, Galerie du Passage, Paris, France

2011
25 Years/25 Artists, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
Didier Massard, French Institute Alliance Francaise, New York, NY
Otherwordly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
Elements of Nature: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans

2009
Artifices, Galeria Hartmann Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
Windows and Mirrors, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
Bestiary, Baudoin Lebon Gallery, Paris, France

2008
Photos and Phantasy: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA

2007
Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA
Territories, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
Jardins Imaginaires, Théâtre de l'Agora, Evry, France

2006
Didier Massard, Galerie Le Café Français, Bruxelles, Belgium

2005
Horizons Artificiels, Baudoin Lebon Gallery, Paris, France

2004
Images, FNAC Genève, Switzerland

2003
Artificial Paradise, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
Images, FNAC Etoile, Paris, France

2000
Imaginary Journeys, Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1999
Winter, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

1998
Imaginary Journeys, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
Imaginary Journeys, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA

Group Exhibitions

2016
Altered Reality, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
Beauty and the Beast: The Animal in Photography, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA

2013
L’Eau et les Rêves, Abbaye de Jumièges, France

2012
Le temps des lucioles, Hotel de Sauroy, Paris, France Rêve de Monuments, La Conciergerie/CMN, Paris, France
Otherworldly - Des mondes irréels. - Illusions d'optique et réalités miniatures, MUba, Tourcoing, France

2011
Elements of Nature: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, Baton Rouge, LA
Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities, Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY

2010
Elements of Nature: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA
L'Ocean, Palais Bellevue, Biarritz, France
Le Bestiare Imaginaire, Palais Lumière, Évian, France

2009
Windows and Mirrors, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
Bestiary, Baudoin Lebon Gallery, Paris, France
Photos and Phantasy: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA

2008
La grande traversée / Horizons photographiques - Oeuvres du Fond, National d'Art Contemporain, Musée de la Gaspésie, Canada
Stretching up the Truth, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
Chateau de Fougères-sur-Bièvre, France

2007
Images au Centre 2007, Arbres, des regards photographiques

2004
Paisagem Artificial, Encontros da Imagem, Braga, Portugal

2003
Enchanted Evening, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY
A Tree Show, Ariel Meyerowitz Gallery, New York, NY
Constructed Realities, Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas, NV

2002
Into the Woods, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
Constructed Realities, Grand Arts Center, Kansas City, MO
Invented Reality, photo-eye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2001
Follies: Fantasy in the Landscape, The Parish Art Museum, Southhampton, NY
Le Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse, France
How the West Won, CMC Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Fotomanifestatie Noorderlicht, Groningen, Holland

2000
Institute of Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, MO
Hasselblad Center, Stockholm, Sweden

1999
Starry Night: A Winter Group Exhibition, Carol Ehlers Gallery, Ltd, Chicago, IL
Full Exposure, Summit Art Center, Summit, NJ
Marlborough Gallery Chelsea, New York, NY

1998
Nicole Klagsburn Gallery, New York, NY

1987
Salon d’Automne, Paris, France

1981
Gallery La Tour de Nelse, Paris

1976
Gallery II Diaframma, Milan, Italy

Selected Collections

Bloomingdales, New York, NY
Buhl Collection, New York, NY
Capital Group Companies, Los Angeles, CA
Citibank, New York Musee de Elysee, Lausanne
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH
Davis, Polk & Wardwell, New York, NY
Fond National d'Art Contemporain, Paris, France
Johnson County Community College Gallery of Art, Overland Park, KS
Musee d'Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Ariane Dandois
Reader's Digest Collection, Pleasantville, NY
The Progressive Corporation, Cleveland, OH
AXA, New York
U.S. Trust, New York
The West Collection, PA

Reviews & Press

2013
“Photographe (de l’)Imaginaire,” Portfolio, November 2013
Halle, Howard, “Ten Photography Exhibitions to See,” TimeOut New York, September 24, 2013
Agustsson, Sola, “SEE: Didier Massard’s Supernatural Photographs,” ARTLOG, September 2013
“Didier Massard,” The New Yorker, September 16, 2013
Aletti, Vince, “Didier Massard,” The New Yorker, September 5, 2013

2012
“Rêve de Monuments Exhibition 22 November 2012 – 24 February 2013,” Centre Des Monuments Nationaux News, Paris, France
“Mois de la Photo 2012: Le temps des lucioles à l’hotel de Sauroy,” Actuphoto: Actualité photographique, September 25, 2012

2011
“Didier Massard, French Institute,” The New Yorker, July 4, 2011
Kino, Carol, “A Peephole Perspective On Tiny Worlds,” The New York Times, June 12, 2011

2010
“Le rhino d’Evian,” Telerama N°3174-10/16, November 2010

2009
"Didier Massard - Paysages Imaginaires," Azart Photographie N°4, Juillet-Août-Septembre 2009 (Portfolio)

2008
"Didier Massard: L'Invention des Images," Vernissage, October-November 2008
Schwartz Hartley, Christine, "Didier Massard", Elle Decor, April 2008
"Artifices", Gourcuff Gradenigo, Paris, 2008

2007
Schwendener, Martha, "Didier Massard, Territories", The New York Times, June 15, 2007
"Didier Massard", The New Yorker, June 25, 2007
The New Yorker, May 14, 2007

2006
O Magazine, October 2006

2005
"Connaissance des Arts", Special Photo, France, March-June 2005
"Le royaume eternel de Didier Massard", Photo Magazine France, March 2005
"Paradis enchantes", Palace, Paris, March 2005
"L'affaire de la vraie-fausse photo", Liberation, November 2005
"Paradis perdus", Zurban Paris, March 9, 2005
"L'univers improbable du rhinoceros", Le Monde 2, Paris, France, February 26, 2005

2004
"Waking Dreams", The New York Sun, August 18, 2004
Leouzon, Charlotte, "Nirvanart", Jalouse, No. 66, France, January 2004

2003
Le Figaro, France, February 2003

2002
McGraw, Hesse, "Fiction and History: A Science of Disputed Signs", Review, May/June 2002
Thorson, Alice, "Everything Here Is Not What It Seems", The Kansas City Star, May 3, 2002

2000
Posel, David, "Imaginary Journeys", Los Angeles Times, March 2000

1999
Smith, Roberta , "Views From the Edge of the World". The New York Times, March 26, 1999

1998
Smith, Roberta , "Imaginary Journeys", The New York Times, June, 26, 1998
Schwendender, Martha "Imaginary Journeys", Time Out, 6/25/98
Photo Magazine, Paris, France, March 1999

Bibliography

2011
Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities, exhibition catalogue, Museum of Arts and Design, New York

2010
Le Bestiaire Imaginaire, exhibition catalogue Palais Lumière, Ville d'Évian, Skira Flammarion, France

2008
Artifices, monograph, éditions Gourcuff Gradenigo, Paris, France

2006
Déambulations II, Philippe le Guillou, "Le Royaume Enchanté de Didier Massard," essay, Éditions Pygmalion, France

2004
Encontros da Imagem 2004, exhibition catalogue, Braga, Portugal

2002
Images, monograph, éditions Le Passage, Paris

2001
Printemps de Septembre 2001, exhibition catalogue, éditions Acte Sud, France
Noorderlicht Photofestival 2001, exhibition catalogue, Groningen, Holland

Selected Collections

AXA, New York
Banco Espirito Santo, Lisbonne, Portugal
Bloomingdales, New York
The Buhl Foundation, New York
Capital Group Companies, Los Angeles, CA
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH
Citibank, New York
Davis, Polk and Wardwell, New York
Deutsche Bank, New York
Fond National d'Art Contemporain, Paris, France
Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation
George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
Johnson County Community College, Gallery of Art, Overland Park, KS
Musee d'Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Reader's Digest Collection, New York
The Progressive Corporation, Cleveland, OH
U.S. Trust, New York
The West Collection, PA

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