COVILLE Jacky, sculpture, permanent artist of Galerie Capazza since 1981

“It is said that my work seems singular and distances itself " in any case from the current trend by its provocative aspect as well in the forms as in the primary, violent and lively colors.

My sources of inspiration are the characters and the often hybrid animals, turned in mockery for the right-thinking world.

The playful side of my work contrasts with the serious structured forms, especially in the monumental works (up to 7 meters height). The volumes in the space are deconstructed then reconstructed in a cubic rigorous mixture melt with freedom. The small creations especially, are always loaded of humor, sometimes a little acerb, with a mere nothing of eroticism.

What is important for an artist, it is that we can identify, from the first look, its work in any country with the world, no matter where it is”.

Jacky Coville



Born on March, 20th of 1936 in Sèvres (92)
Becomes engineer.
Creates his first studio in 1964 in Aulnay sous Bois (93).
Works as a self-taught man.

Lives and works in Biot (Alpes Maritimes - France)

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Public collections

2006 M A M A C, Nice, France

2003 Jean de Berry, Bourges, France

2002 Nice City (Jakovsky museum), France

1999 Sèvres Museum, France

1998 National Library of France (François Mitterrand), Paris, France

1990 Heritage Museum City of Paris, France

1988 Laureate, city of Nice, France
North Nice market, France

1986 Five sculptures (1% lep de Fourchambaut 58), France
Faenza Museum, Italy
Decorative Arts Museum, Paris, France
President of the Republic collection, France

1984 Gold medal of Vallauris, France

1980 FRAC Paris, France

1979 Faenza Museum, Italy

1974 Gold medal of Faenza, Italy


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Selected personal exhibitions

2015  Galerie Capazza, Nançay, France

2013  Sculpture & Ceramics 1964-2012, Galerie Lola Gassin, Nice, France

2011  Maison de Robert Schuman, Scy-Chazelles, France

2010  Angels and demons, Arthous Abbey, Hastingues, France
Ceramics, Atelier du Chat Rafi, Haut-de-Cagnes, France
Sculptures, Galerie Capazza, Nançay, France

2009  Angels and Demons, L'Arsenal de Metz, France
Galerie Capazza, Nançay, France

2007  Musée de Biot, Biot, France

2006  Musée Renoir, Cagnes sur Mer, France.
Genèse, Galerie Norbert Pastor, Nice, France.

2005  Un étrange bestiaire, Espace Sextus, Aix-en-Provence, France
Milano Fair, Italy

2003  Galerie Capazza, Nançay, France.
Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Barbizon, France

2002  Château d’eau, Bourges, France
Galerie Capazza, Nançay, France
Galerie des Ponchettes, Nice, France

2000  Retrospective, Musée de Libourne, France

1999  Maison de la Terre, Dieulefit, France

1998  Maison de la Culture, Biot, France
Musée de Mont de Marsan, France
Villa Auréline, Ville de Fréjus, France
Galerie Capazza, Nançay, France

1997  Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Barbizon, France

1996  Galerie Pascal Lainé, Gordes, France.
Fondation Vasarely, Château de Gordes, France

1993  Centre Culturel, Dinard, France
Contemporary ceramics, free standing figures, (with sculptures of Fernand Léger) Aubagne,France
Centre d’Art Vascoeuil, France

1992  Galerie Michèle Sadoun, Paris, France
Villa Farangiana and Albisola park, Marine, Italy
Galerie Capazza (avec Giannici), Nançay, France

1991  Chapelle des Cordeliers, Châteauroux, France

1990  Galerie de Bistrot des Lices, Saint Tropez, France
Galerie Lola Gassin, Nice, France
Galerie du Petit Pont, Strasbourg, France

1989  Galerie Lola Gassin, Nice, France

1988  Galerie Capazza, Nançay, France
Galerie Lola Gassin, Nice, France

1986  Galerie Suzanne Tarasiève, Barbizon, France

1984  Galerie Godart (avec Albert Chubac), Lille, France

1982  Galerie Capazza, Nançay, France

1981  Galerie Sans Titre, Nice, France

1980  Galerie Daniel Sarver, Paris, France

1979  Galerie Helga. Thuron, Wiesbaden, Germany

1973  Galerie Daniel Sarver, Paris, France

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