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LEPERLIER Etienne, glass sculpture, permanent artist of Galerie Capazza since 1981

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“To master the color and the transparency in the mass of the glass, many people dreamed about it, few succeeded. Etienne Leperlier gives to the molten glass a new dimension, as much by the size as the creative intensity. (…) In this theater of the material, Etienne Leperlier knows that in every stage there is risk, the slowness of the process adding to the tension. In the end, his sculptures, which we can consider as monumental with regard to the technical complexity, throw themselves on the light as infants eager for their first steps. The artist recognizes his initial project, imagined well before in the opacity of the clay or the polystyrene. Everything takes place in the projection of an ideal. Etienne Leperlier knows that it is necessary to him to wait one month near the oven irreparably closed to see appearing its artistic vocabulary of a gangue of plaster”.

Thierry de Beaumont


Born in Evreux in 1952

At the same time as studying sociology and a degree in ethnology, Etienne Leperlier initiated himself to the technique of pâte de verre with his brother Antoine in the studio of their grandfather François Décorchemont (1881-1971). Born of a family of sculptors, F.Décorchemont develops an original technique of pâte de verre, a synthesis of different artistic disciplines, such as sculpture, bronze, lost wax, ceramics and glass. In 1980, Etienne Leperlier makes the decision to devote himself essentially to this activity.
He died on 2014.

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Gold prize at the international exhibition of Kanazawa in Japan.
2010   Duffy Galleries Award, Wayne State. 38th Annual International Glass Invitational   Awards Exhibition.

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Public collections

Decorative Arts Museum of Paris. France
Cité de la céramique, Sèvres, France
Unterlinden Museum in Colmar, France
Meisenthal Museum, France
Sars-Poteries Glass Museum, France
Haute-Normandie Region Council, France
Glass museum, Conches en Ouche, France
Conseil Général de l'Eure, France
Leperlier Glass Art Fund, Vendenheim, France

Ariana Museum in Geneva
, Switzerland
Kunstsammlungen Der Veste Coburg, Germany

Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New-York. USA
The Detroit Institute of arts, USA
Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York, USA
Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama, USA
Museo Del Vidrio, Monterrey, Mexico

Kurokabe Glass Museum Collection, Nagahama, Japan
Liuligongfang Museum, Shanghai, China

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Personal exhibitions

2015||«||Etienne Leperlier, master of pâte de verre||», Retrospective,||Musée du Verre, Conches en Ouche, France
2009||Galerie Capazza, Nançay, France
2008||Galerie Hélène Porée, Paris, France
2003||Galerie Capazza, Nançay, France
2002||Musée du Verre, Conches en Ouche, France||Galerie HD Nick, Aubais, France
2000||Salon International de la Sculpture, Delle, France||Galerie DM Sarver, Paris, France
1999||Galerie Tony Rocfort, Rennes, France||Hôtel Royal, La Baule, France
1998||Habatat Galleries, Chicago, USA
1995||Galerie 13 (SIAC), Strasbourg, France
1994||Galerie 13, Rennes, France
1993||Maison des Arts, Conches en Ouche, France||Galerie DM Sarver, Paris, France||Habatat Galleries, Farmington Hills, USA
1992||Heller gallery, New York, USA||Galerie Place des Arts, Toulouse, France||Galerie HD Nick, Aubais, France||Galerie Capazza, Paris, France
1991||Galerie Jacqueline Betton, Lyon, France||Galerie Katia Granoff, Honfleur, France||Galerie Annie Chevalley, Montreux, Switzerland
1990||Galerie d'Amon, Paris, France||Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, USA||Galerie Sandra Ainsley, Toronto, Canada||Galleri Glas I, Stockholm, Sweden
1989||Heller Gallery, New York, USA||Galerie Sarver, Paris, France||Galerie Place des Arts, Montpellier, France||Galerie Capazza, Nançay, France||Habatat Gallery, Farmington Hills, USA||Galerie Elena Lee, Montréal, Canada
1988||Galerie Trois, Genève, Switzerland
1987||Galerie Sarver, Paris, France||Hilton International, Strasbourg, France||Galerie Novencento, Gent, Belgium
1986||Galerie Pasquine de Gignoux, Strasbourg, France||Galerie Capazza, Nançay, France||Galerie Art C°, Clermont-Ferrand, France
1985||Galerie Noella Gest, Saint Rémy de Provence, France||Royal Arts Gallery, Osaka, Japan||Galerie Sarver, Paris, France
1984||Oktabec Gallery, Los Angeles, USA||Galerie Sarver, Paris, France||La Grifferière, Rouen, France||Jansen, Paris, France
1983||Galerie Sarver, Paris, France
||Galerie Capazza, Nancay, France||Galerie des Métiers d'Art, Antibes, France

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