Fabienne Teyssier Monnot
Born in 1970 in Yssingeaux (Haute-Loire),
lives in Fontenay-sous-Bois and works between Paris and Montreuil
Fabienne Teyssier-Monnot sculpts wood, stone, skins or fibers.
Trained in the sculpture workshops of the Beaux-Arts of the City of Paris, she also went through the applied arts of the Duperré school, among others. As comfortable in carving on wood or stone as in modeling, she does not forget drawing or painting. Her participation in symposiums and corporate art residencies has enabled her to acquire multiple techniques that she puts into practice in personal and group exhibitions in France and in Europe.
Since 2004, the practice of Land Art has been part of her plastic research that she has developed on the site of the fishing walls of Montreuil with her association Tige. She explores the dynamics of living things, their potential for questioning and adaptation in their relationship to natural elements. Her sensitivity to the environment is expressed through special attention to the raw materials used in her creations.
she thus collects leathers, skins and stocks of fabrics and assembles them.
In 2010, she received the Claude Berthault prize in sculpture awarded by the Institut de France on a proposal from the Académie des Beaux-Arts.
For the Street Art Parc – Château de Môh, her installation, produced in situ at the border of Land Art, brings together works produced and assembled upstream in the workshop from recovered fabrics. Her environmental fiber pushes her to recycle scraps destined for waste. It then permeates the plant space and feeds on the species of wood in the park to colonize the trees. Her fragile work then resembles the textile threads of a giant canvas outdoors which roll up and stretch from trunks to trunks. So many cocoons and shelters, patiently made from tattered fabrics that become so many wefts that she weaves, knits and sews. These precarious habitats evoke the existence of strange beings passing between two environments, as if in mutation and who would have come for a time to feed on the substrate of the park of the castle of Môh.