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Kaltoum Maroufi

Kaltoum Maroufi

Artist Work

The crowd
!989
Oil painting on canvas
30x72 inches
Nancy x 16 (trompe l’œil)
2009
oil on canvas
32x26 inches
By the window
2009
oil paint on canvas
36x24
Icarus
1995
oil paint on canvas
12x10 inches
Ballet
2010
oil paint on canvas
6x6 inches
Nancy 4
2009
oil paint on canvas
14x11 inches

Artist Information

County
Montgomery County
Phone
(240)3839823
Artistic Category

Other, Visual Arts

Artist Statement

between the reality and a whole world of illusion , I try to work the confines pertaining to a new realistic dimension while perfecting my skills at XVII and XVIII century academism. I mix media and concept to create my own universe and hope to invite the viewers in an esthetic walk with me.

Artist Bio

  Kaltoum A. Maroufi
 

  • Artist, Painter, Fine Arts Instructor, Gallery Owner
  • Born in Paris, France.
  • Gallery located in Kensington, Maryland.
  • Lives in Rockville, Maryland.

Education

  • 1985 Ph.D, Philosophy & History of Ideas, Univ. Nice, FR.
  • 1982 DEA, Civilisation Industrielle (Urban Philosophy),Univ. Nice, FR.
  • 1980 Master Civilisation Industrielle(Urban Philosophy), Univ. Nice, FR.
  • 1980 DNSEP (Master) in Fine Arts, Villa Arson, Nice, FR.

Major Commissions

  • 2004 Set design & execution, Treemonisha (Scott Joplin musical), Darius Milhaud theatre, Paris, FR.
  • 2001 Children's Waiting Room in Pediatrician's office, Wildwood Center, Dr. Pujol' s office
  • (Bethesda, MD USA)
  • 2000 Day care center (Kensington, MD USA) outdoor mural - fence
  • 2000 Private residence (Kensington, Maryland USA) faux marbles, decorative effects in bathroom.
  • Bathroom marbles 1996 Private residence (Kensington, Maryland USA) decorative fresco in dining room.
  • 1991 Hotel Colmar restoration (Nice, France), trompe l’oeil architectural details.
  • 1991 Le Rouge et Le Noir (restaurant Nice), faux enseigne.
  • 1991 Sport Club (Nice France), exterior fresco - trompe l'oeil effects.
  • 1990 Nice Premier Arenas, Hommage à Klein, Semaren, large circular homage (sculpture and paintings in an atrium) to the Nice-School-of-Art artist Yves Klein (of Klein-blue fame) in the new business district of Arenas adjacent to the Cote d'Azur airport (France).
  • 1990 College Jean Giono, Conseil Général des Alpes-Martines (Nice, France) large (75 square meter) fresco for school cafeteria.
  • 1990 Restoration of Palais Rose (Nice, France), duplication of the historic friezes for the restoration
  • 1990 Prefecture (Nice, France) trompe l'oeil interior frescoes -- 14 square meters
  • 1989 Municipal swimming pool (Nice, France) decorative mural
  • 1989 Commercial Building (Nice, France), faux windows
  • 1988 Parc des Miniatures (Nice, France), painting of 315 sculpted figures
  • 1988 Private residence
  • 1988 design studio décor, local television studio (Cote d'Azur)
  • 1988 Private residence (historic), Cote d'Azur restoration of the 19th century (2nd French Empire) Italian-style celino frescos

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2011 Book festival, solo show Altered books, Kensington
  • 2010 Studio gallery group Exhibition, Altered Books, Washington DC
  • 2009 Group exhibit, 17th Anniversary, Museum of Contemporary Art - DC (MOCA-DC), Washington, DC
  • 2009 Group exhibit, Erotica, MOCA-DC
  • 2008 Group exhibit, Art and Addiction, Carroll Community College, MD USA
  • 2008 Group exhibit, 75th Annual International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature,Strathmore Hall, Bethesda, MD USA
  • 2007 Group exhibit, Erotica, MOCA-DC
  • 2007 Group exhibit, Heads or Tails, MOCA-DC
  • 2006 Group exhibit, Every picture tells a story, MOCA-DC
  • 2005 Group exhibit, Architecture, Landscape & Figure MOCA-DC
  • Faculty exhibit, Gudelsky Gallery, Maryland College of Art and Design (MCAD), Kensington, MD, USA
  • 2004 Echoppe du Cloitre, Aigle, Switzerland Group exhibit, Les Anges Mais de quoi se melent-ils? Musee FRAC de (Romans, FRANCE) Group exhibit, le Jeu, Groupe Delta, Paris
  • 2003 Faculty exhibit, Gudelsky Gallery, MCAD
  • 2001 Cassie's Art Gallery, Sugarland, Texas USA
  • 2000 Solo exhibit, K.A.Maroufi, Café Monet, Kensington, MD USA Group exhibit, Kensington Gallery, Kensington, MD USA) Group exhibit, MOCA
  • 1998 Solo exhibit, K.A.Maroufi, Kensington Gallery, Kensington, MD USA)
  • 1999 Group exhibit, MOCA-DC
  • 1999 Group exhibit, MOCA-DC Juried show, McCrillis Gardens Gallery Show, Montgomery County Art Association, Bethesda, MD USA
  • 1998 Juried show, ICARUS INTERNATIONAL, Nags Head, North Carolina USA) Juried show, Paint the Town, Montgomery County Art Association, Kensington, MD USA
  • 1997 Solo exhibit, K.A. Maroufi, Kensington Park Library, Kensington, MD USA)
  • 1991 - 1994 Bibelots et Bestioles, exhibited at local craft stores, Kensington, MD USA
  • 1990 Group exhibit, Shopping Art International, Vieux Nice, France
  • 1990 Echoppe du Cloitre, Aigle, Switzerland Juried exhibit, 101e Salon des Independants, Grand Palais, Paris, France
  • 1989 Juried show, 2eme Salon des Artistes Independants de la Cote d'Azur, France
  • 1988 Solo exhibit, Cacel Jean Bouin, Nice, France
  • 1989 Grand Prix International d'Arts Plastiques, St. Jean Cap Ferrat, France
  • 1989 exhibit, Galerie Lilane Francois, Paris, France
  • 1989 Colloque Art et Architecture, Nice Acropolis, France
  • 1988 "K.A. Maroufi expose", Nectarine, Nice, France
  • 1987 Group exhibit, L'art actuel a Nice, Cote d’Azur airport, France
  • 1986 "K.A. Maroufi expose", Credit Mutuel, Nice, France
  • 1986 Group exhibit, 146 Créateurs, ENAD, 72-83, Villa Arson, Nice, France

Curated Exhibitions

  • 2011 Students Trompe l'Oeil and Art Show, K.A. Maroufi Gallery, MD
  • 2011 WDCE Art Faculty show, Montgomery College, Silver Spring MD
  • 2011 Petites femmes et petits livres, K.A. Maroufi Gallery, Kensington
  • 2011 Drawings and paintings of 2011 solo show, K.A.Maroufi Gallery,Kensington MD
  • 2010 Little Nancies, K.A. Maroufi Gallery, Kensington MD
  • 2009 Group exhibit, Perspective of women Museum of Contemporary Art DC (MOCA-DC), Washington, DC

Grants

  • 1993 ARTIST FELLOWSHIP, "Buon Fresco and Sgraffito Traditions: An Educational Exhibit" Arts Council of Montgomery County, (Rockville, Maryland USA).

Awards

  • 1999 HONORABLE MENTION, McCrillis Gardens Gallery Show, juried show, Montgomery County Art Association (Bethesda, Maryland USA).
  • 1998 DAEDALUS AWARD FOR EXECUTION AND CRAFTSMANSHIP, ICARUS INTERNATIONAL, Juried art show, (Nags Head, North Carolina USA).
  • 1998 HONORABLE MENTION, "Paint the Town" juried show, Montgomery County Art Association (Kensington, Maryland USA).
  • 1987 FIRST GRAND PRIZE (Médaille d'Or de St. Jean Cap Ferrat), 2eme Salon des Artistes Indépendants de la Cote d'Azur (France).

Bibliography

Selected Collections

  • Edith Gillman Collection
  • R. Collé Collection
  • Stephen Krinsky Collection Studio work resides in private collections throughout the world, namely around France, the USA, Morocco, Switzerland, and Australia.