Painter - Engraver - Poet
Former student of the conservatories of Strasbourg et top of PARIS
A graduate of the School Martenot (Paris)
Academy of the "Grrande Chaumière" PARIS
Workshops Etching : Radmilla DAPIC Limoges) and Joëm ROCHE (Paris)
Menbre of "French Artists"
Following her classical training, J Dann embraced symbolism and lyrical abstraction. She finds expression in a variety of techniques: oil painting, Indian ink, acrylics, composite techniques and, in particular, engraving.
For J Dann, painting and engraving are like a script... a language... a means of expression... of conveying emotion... a message.
For J Dann, painting and etching are like a script … a language … a means of expression … of conveying emotion … a message.
Like painting and enraving, the written word is a letter sent to those who hear … who receive … who listen to the beating of their heart and to life itself.
It is a gift we give to whoever wishes to receive it.
Using motion … colours … materials on various media, we often express the inexpressible … the unsayable.
It is an unselfish gift shared without expectating anything in return.
It is the soul’s life-breath.
It is speaking … telling … revealing everything that words cannot truly transcribe.
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17° RENCONTRES D’ARTISTES MONTMORILLON (France)
SALON INTERNATIONAL DU PORTRAIT Château de Beauregard BLOIS (France)
LE SM’ART (10°) AIX EN PROVENCE (France)
FETE NATIONAL DE L’ESTAMPE (3°) LIMOGES (France)
JOURNEE DE L’ESTAMPE PARIS (France)
MONTSERRAT GALLERY NEW YORK (USA)
ART EN CAPITAL Grand Palais PARIS (FRANCE°
. Brick Lane Gallery LONDRES (Grande Bretagne)
. International Exhibition of Portrait Castle of Beauregard (France)
. Gallery LB13 LIMOGES (France)
. Gallery MONOD PARIS (France)
. Broadway Gallery NEW YORK (USA)
. Exhibition Franco-coréenne SEOUL (Coréee)
. Exhibition "Path of life" Castle de MORTEMART (France)
. Art Shopping Carrousel du Louvre PARIS (France)
. Spectrum Miami MIAMI (USA)
. "Art en Capital" Grand Palais PARIS (France)
. Galerie de l'Echaudé (Atelier Parenthèses) PARIS 7°
. Galerie Montserrat NEW YORK (USA)
. Galerie Ghana Art Modern SEOUL (Corée)
. "Art en Capital" Grand Palais PARIS (France)
- « Ausstellung Wystawa » Kunsthaus ANSBACH (Allemagne)
- « Art en Capital » (Artistes Français) PARIS (75)
- « Print Labels » Tokyo (gravure) JAPON
- " les Hivernales" PARIS’Est Montreuil (93)
- 2011 « Art en Capital » (Artistes Français) au grand Palais (PARIS)
- 2011 2009 2007 Biennale Internationale de Gravure LORIENT
- 2010 2008 2006 Rencontre d’Artistes (Gravure) MONTMORILLON (86)
- 2013 Salle Lucien Darras "Chemin de vie" Magnac Laval (87)
- 2012 Land Art Chemin de l'étang VILLEFAVARD (87)
- 2009 Galerie 'Arts Emotions" COLLONGES s/SALEVE (74)
- 2007-2008 Galerie « la Chamotte » Gravure contemporaine LAREN Pays Bas
Galerie « Jardin de Lumière OHAIN Belgique
- 2006 Gravure contemporaine Bellac (87) «Moulin du Gôt» (gravure) St Léonard de Noblat (87)
Art Ephémère «La note bleue» Villefavard (87)
- 2005 Gravure contemporaine galerie «Emergence» La Rochelle
Avec le collectif européen " SYNCHRONOCALES"
. DE 2007 à 2012
Avec le Groupe d'échange internationnaux "APCAL"
. DE 2007 à 2011
en Limousin et à l'étranger : Moyenne Franconnie, Italie, Tunisie, Roumanie
De 1986 à 2005
Différents Salon, expositions personnelles
- Paris (1986), Versailles (1987-1992), Argenton sur creuse (1994- 1995), bordeaux (1988), Aubusson (1999) entre autre
- Belgique Chimay (1988)
- Allemagne Offenburg (2004)
Until 2001, Jdann taught piano at two local music colleges (in Plaisir and Beynes) specialising in introductory music classes for young children. She also played harpsichord in a Baroque ensemble (Les Tourelles).
From 1985, she trained as a teacher of the Martenot painting technique in Neuilly. She was captivated by the Martenot method (which was incidentally devised by a family of musicians) based on gestures, sensitivity and the beauty of lines, since it resonated with her own feelings so closely connected to the world of music.
From 1978, she began to exhibit her work on an occasional basis.
She moved to Limousin in 1986 where she organised regular exhibitions and set up a non-profit organisation in 1991 named the Atelier Ancienne Ecole de Villefavard (AA E V). She also gave drawing and painting classes to children and adults, first during the school holidays and subsequently throughout the year. Moreover, she taught at the primary school in Magnac Laval and produced two murals in covered playgrounds with the children.
In 1988, she set up a salon of fine art in Magnac Laval which she closed in 2011. At the same time, she also set up the Rencontres d’Arts Contemporains in Droux which combined plastic arts, music and poetry slams. From 2007, she was furthermore involved in a non-profit organisation known as APCAL which organised international exchanges (this organisation was shelved in 2011).
Since 2011, Jdann has focused exclusively on her own work and saves all her energy for various travel engagements.
At the same time, J Dann writes poetry as a tonic to all these activities. She now also writes short stories and has published several books for everyone's pleasure.
Athis December 2012