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

Vertical horizon

“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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2010  Duffy Galleries Award, Wayne State. 38th Annual International Glass Invitational
Awards Exhibition

1998  Gold prize at the international exhibition of Kanazawa in Japan.

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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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2021  Enfances, collective exhibition, Galerie Capazza, Nançay

2018  Miroir des sentiments, collective exhibition,, Galerie Capazza, Nançay

2017  Musée du Verre de Conches, collective exhibition,, Conches-en-Ouche

2016  Vénus et Vulcain, collective exhibition,, Galerie Capazza, Nançay

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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