Monique Tello is a French painter and engraver born in Oran on January 4, 1958.
Monique Tello’s family moved to Poitiers when she was a teenager. She attended Fine Arts courses in Poitiers and Angoulême and taught at the School of Fine Arts in Poitiers from 1981.
His first exhibition takes place in Ibos-Tarbes, Parvis.
In 1981, she met Jean-Pierre Pincemin, who encouraged her to paint. Formed by the movement Supports / Surfaces, close to action painting, and automatic writing as a practice of drawing, it is distinguished by the freedom of movement and the back and forth between method and chance. According to her, “painting looks at itself and painting also thinks itself. “
In 1986, Jean-Pierre Pincemin presents his publisher of prints, the workshop Pasnic. From there, Monique Tello works in parallel painting, drawing and engraving. She makes carborundum engravings, with the dry point, with collages, stencils and creates a very personal system between the direct action and the notion of form.
Monique Tello and Jean-Pierre Pincemin exhibit together at Confort Moderne in Poitiers in 1986, which in 1990 devoted to him a personal exhibition as well as the Carré Saint-Vincent, center of contemporary art, in Orléans.
In 1994, she was welcomed in residence in the Czech Republic. In 1998, her works are included in public collections, she exhibits successively in many museums and institutional venues, as well as in contemporary art fairs and galleries.
His last exhibitions are in 2009, 2011 and 2016 at the Univer gallery, in 2010 at the Vendôme museums and, in 2012, at the Sainte-Croix museum in Poitiers.
Monique Tello lives and works in Poitiers.
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