Pierre Célice
(born in 1932)

Pierre Célice begins to study law but he rapidly orients towards drawing and painting. Under the influence of Henri Hayden, as he describes him as his master, his work is primarily figurative.

Pierre Célice has initial success between 1950 and 1960 during the exhibitions held at Simon Badinier Gallery. His figuration becomes very quickly more and more synthetic, while the color issue takes gradually an essential place in his creation. The new paintings of Célice consist exclusively of lines and colors.

At the beginning of the 1970s, Pierre Célice works at Peter Bramsen's lithography studio who brings together international Cobra artists. At that time, he becomes pay attention to the works of other artists such as Bram Van Velde, Pierre Alechinsky, Asger Jorn and Karel Appel. Frequent visits to this place lead him naturally to the end of figuration.

Between gesture and color, Pierre Célice expresses unique plastic vocabulary due to his lyrical composition with paint and collage of colored papers.

His paintings have been exhibitied across the world from Paris to Shanghai, from Copenhague to Milano. In 2010, Pierre Célice created a monumental installation for the museum of Evreux. His work is integrated into the museum's collections like National Museum of Modern Art in Paris and Tate Modern in London.


Exhibitions selected

Solo Exhibitions

2015 - Pierre Célice, de Paris à Anvers, Maurice Verbaet Art Center, Anvers
2010 - Du sol au plafond. Carte blanche à Pierre Célice, Evreux Museum
2007 - Activités, Agnès b. Gallery, Paris
2007 - Pierre Célice, Maisons des Artsof Arts, Malakoff
2006 - Pierre Célice, La Réserve, Arcueil
2003 - Tapis, Mobilier National de la Manufacture des Gobelins,Paris
2001 - Oeuvres récentes, Atelier de la Manufacture de Billets, Paris
1998 - Pierre Célice, Associazione culturale Giacobbe Spazio, Milan
1997 - Rétrospective, Manufacture de Billets, Ivry-sur-Seine

Group Exhibitions

2017 - La Marge au Centre, Ecole des filles,  espace d'art, Huelgoat
2012 - Art contemporain, Espace Domfront
2009 - 96 propositions spatiales, L'Observatoire de l'Espace, Paris
1992 - Tapis d'artistes avec Célice, Klasen, Lemaître, Rancillac, Sabatier, Venet, Galerie 1900 - 2000, Paris
1961-63 - Peintures récentes, Galerie Simone Badinier, Paris


Winner of Victor Choquet prize


Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
Tate, Londres
Fond National d'Art Contemporain.
FRAC de Haute Normandie.
FRAC Languedoc-Roussillon