CLAESEN Fabienne, sculpture, painting, permanent artist of Galerie Capazza since 2006

« I will draw a line and it will be life.” Hokusai says.
“Drawing a line is not such an easy matter: heart as to be great and empty”, answers a Chinese proverb.

“People whose skin looks like the bark of the tree.

Proud, vertical and deserving, sometimes arrogant, seductive or seduced, or simply he.

Without arm, not in fact they are here, engraved and heightened by white, stuck on the body there, as powerless.

Flow of the body.

Raw man, raised, authentic man.

To make the white man, I took the black clay, for the black, the white.

Neither skin, nor colour, a person, a spirit.

At the dawn of the word, there is a gesture to raise yourself…to create”

Fabienne Claesen


Sculptor, ceramist and painter
Born on April 6th, 1959 in Leuven, Belgium

Studies and formations

1999 enamel trainee with H. Severijns

1998 glazed pottery trainee with A. Hurlet and D. Miller

1996 Seminar with Yang Seung-Ho

5th international ceramics meeting «
South clay   », La Borne, France

1995 Trainee with the sculptor Véronique Choppinet

1994 Trainee with the ceramist Patrick Picarelle

1981 Graduate in interior Architecture, Saint Luc School, Bruxelles, Belgium

1981 Graduate in sculptural ceramic of the Boisfort Acadamy, teacher J.Leyman

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Selected exhibitions

2021  Enfancescollective exhibition, Galerie Capazza, Nançay

2020  Le torse d’une femme à la pureté d’un vase, grands courbes simples d’un fruit désiré, Parcours d’art contemporain autour d’Auguste Rodin, Galerie Capazza, Nançay

2019  L'Arbre c'est le temps rendu visible, collective exhibition, Galerie Capazza, Nançay

2018 Galerie Capazza, Miroir des Sentiments, Nançay
Galerie Claudine Legrand, solo show, Paris

2017  Galerie La Jolla, San Diego, CA (USA)
Esprit d'intérieur, NAG, Paris
Galerie Capazza, Il est grand temps de rallumer les étoiles, Nançay

2016  Begramoff Gallery, solo show, Bruxelles
Galerie Capazza, Vénus et Vulcain, Nançay
Beatrice Wood Center, Ojaï, CA (USA)

2015  Galerie Egrégore, challenge exhibition Le Bonheur, Marmande
Galerie Capazza celebrated the 40th anniversary of the gallery
50 ans fêtes de la Saint-Martin, Tourinnes-la-Grosse

2014  Galerie Capazza, Naturalisme Intégral, Nançay
Galerie Azur, Spa
Galerie Sassi-Milici, Vallauris

2013  Galerie D'haudrecy, solo show, Knokke-Heist
Art Elysées, Paris
Galerie Capazza, Rendez-vous au lieu de la transformation, Nançay
Galerie Begramoff, solo show, Bruxelles
Galerie 2016, solo show, Bruxelles

2012  Matières à réflexion Galerie Capazza, Nançay, France
Solo show, Galerie Capazza, Nancay, France

2011  DTR Modern expo, Boston, USA
A fleur de peau, Galerie Capazza, Nançay, France
Petits formats, Galerie Garden, Bruxelles, Belgique
Exposition personnelle, Galerie Claudine Legrand, Paris

2010  Art Nocturne Knokke, Galerie Capazza, Belgique
On the road again, Galerie Capazza, Nançay, France
AAF, Tours & Taxis, Bruxelles,Galerie d’Haudrecy, Belgium
Galerie Garden, Bruxelles, Belgium
Fondation P&V, 2 sculptures the World citizenship Award
(Jacq Rousseau et Guido Verschueren)
Galerie Claudine Legrand, Paris, France

2009  AAF, Tours & Taxis, Bruxelles, Galerie d’Haudrecy, Belgium
Plastical fundamentals, Galerie Capazza, Nançay, France
Galerie Claudine Legrand, Paris, France
Galerie de l’Ô, Bruxelles, Belgium
Lineart, Galerie d’Haudrecy, Gand, Belgium
Tentuinstelling, Knokke, Belgium

2008  Noir & Blanc, Galerie Capazza, Nançay, France
Fondation P&V d’utilité publique, sculptures the World citizenship Award (J.Devos-S.Susskind)
Galerie d’Haudrecy, Knokke, Belgium

2007  30 years of regards, Galerie Capazza, Nançay, France
Galerie SassiI-Milici, Vallauris, France
Kunstwinkel, Schimmert, Netherlands
Galerie Indigo, Damme, Belgium
Galerie Prinsenhoek, Limbricht, Netherlands

2006  Maison des Arts, Conches, France (avec Charlotte Poulsen)
Pure Klei, Keramiekcentrum de Tiendschuur, Tegelen, Netherlands
Kunstwinkel, Schimmert, Netherlands
Galerie Klein, Sceaux, France
Galerie 21, Uzès ,France
Gallery 21, Bruxelles, Belgium
Ceramic Markets in Swalmen & Milsbeek, Netherlands
European Makers Gallery , Amsterdam, Netherlands
10th Biennale de la Céramique, Andenne, Belgium. Award of the public

2005  European Makers Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Galerie Klein, Sceaux , France
Gallery 21, Bruxelles, Belgium
Galerie Prinsenhoek, Limbricht, Netherlands
Beeldentuin Atelier De Kreet, Zevenbergen, Netherlands
Den Haag Art Fair, Netherlands
Kunsthuis Ingrit Desmet Keramiek Uit Eigen Land
Galerie Olyako, Wavre, Belgium

2004  Lineart, Gand, Belgium
Art Event, Lille, France
Galerie Prinsenhoek, Limbricht, Netherlands
Galerie Etienne Dewulf 1st Internationaal Keramieksalon
9th Biennale of ceramics, Andenne, Belgium
Ceramics markets in Swalmen, Braschaat, Milsbeek & Gmunden, Netherlands
Keramischer Dialog Zwischen Kontinenten
Galerie Schloss, Landeck, Austria

2003  Lineart, Gand, Belgium
Galerij Nabij, Kockengen, Netherlands
Keramiek uit eigen land, Kunsthuis Ingrith Desmet, Vichte, Belgium
3de Zomerfestival van de Keramiek, Belgium
Ook dit is vierkant Belgisch, IHAM-Galerij, Anvers, Belgium
Een keramisch dialoog tussen Twee Continenten
Galerij Van Mensel, Zelem Halen, Belgium
10 Céramistes Belges, Stichting de Kopermolen, Vaals, Netherlands

2002  Lineart, Gand, Belgium
8th Biennale of ceramics, Andenne, Belgium
Kunsthuis Ingrith Desmet in Heule bij Kortrijk, Belgium
Galerij Marc Van Meensel with Tjok Dessauvage, Zelem Halen, Belgium
Ceramic market in Swalmen, Milsbeek & Gmunden, Netherlands

2001  Firing meetings, Galerie Pierre, Paris, France
Kunsthuis Ingrith Desmet, Heule-Kortrijk, Belgium
Blauw, Galerij Marc Van Meensel, Zelem Halen, Belgium
Galerie Rooyart, Venray, Netherlands

2000  Galerie Van Eeckhout-Verbinnen, Leuven, Belgium
7e Biennale de la céramique, Andenne, Belgium

1999  Wedstrijd Keramiek Hedendaagse Vormgeving. Brugge, Belgium
Marché de la céramique, Gmunden, Austria
De Kunstwinkel, Schimmert, Netherlands
Biennale Internationale d'art céramique, Bruxelles, Belgium

1998  Galerie of the Communal credit

1997  Sculpture concourse, Price of the french community Commission
Ceramic art International Biennale, Bruxelles, Belgium

1996  Concours Art/terre, Comines-Warneton, Belgium

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