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Viviane Rombaldi Seppey

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In this digital world in which we are neither here nor there, Viviane Rombaldi Seppey repurposes the phonebook, an artifact of the analog age, to combine here and there in a single visual image. Having predominantly lived abroad as a Swiss expatriate in the East as well as the West, Rombaldi Seppey approaches the phonebook as a universal record that embodies a definition of place. As such, her collages which ultimately fragment this record, maintain the identity of some address listings, offering a glimpse into the characteristics of the location, whilst overall her compositions associate patterns, structure and imagery with the time, space and relationship of belonging.

Viviane Rombaldi Seppey was born in Sion, Switzerland. She has exhibited overseas and in numerous New York institutions including Smack Mellon, Bronx Museum, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Wave Hill, Lower East Side Printshop, and Carriage House at the Islip Art Museum. She was a Lower East Side Printshop Key Holder Resident, AIM Artist in the Marketplace participant, and a resident at Bundanon Trust in Australia.


Dans ce monde digital, où nous sommes ni ici ni là, Viviane Rombaldi Seppey récupère l'annuaire téléphonique de son destin inévitable comme artéfact de l'âge analogique, pour représenter “ici et là” en image. Ayant vécu principalement à l'étranger comme expatriée suisse en Orient et en Amérique, Rombaldi Seppey aborde l'annuaire téléphonique comme registre global qui incarne l'esprit d'un lieu. Par ses collages l’artiste fragmente ce registre et retient les caractéristiques d’un endroit en conservant l’identité de quelques entrées. Les motifs, la structure et l’imagerie de ces créations explorent les notions de temps, espace et appartenance.

Originaire de Sion, Viviane Rombaldi Seppey, est diplômée de l'Institut Royal de Technologie de Melbourne à LASALLE-SIA, Académie des Beaux-Arts de Singapour. Ses oeuvres ont été exposées dans des expositions individuelles et collectives à Singapour, aux USA et en Australie.

Etudes d'art - Art Studies
2004    Master of Fine Arts, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
                 (RMIT-Australia) at LASALLE-SIA, College of the Arts
2001    Bachelor of Fine Arts, National Art School, Sydney, Australia

Lower East Side Printshop, New York
Bundanon Trust, Bundanon, Australia
Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA, USA
Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore
St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, Australia
Collection at Coventry, Fort Washington, PA, USA
Collection Coventry Capital, Hong Kong

Expositions Individuelle - Solo Exhibitions
2015    Off Listing Dubner Moderne, Miami, Florida, USA
2014    Ici et Là Dubner Moderne, Lausanne, Switzerland
           A Sense of Place Kentler International Drawing Space, NYC
2012    Kaleidoscope Window Installation
           Mixed Greens Gallery NYC
2011    Belonging Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ
2010    Common Ground Sunroom Project Space, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY
2009    Flying Words Arts in the Windows, Mid-Manhattan Public Library, New York City
2005    Life breathes paper The Art Gallery, NIE Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
2004    Shift, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2003    Hybride, SG Gallery, Alliance Française, Singapore
2002    Inside-out, First Draft Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Expositions Collective - Group Exhibitions
2016    Intersectionality, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, Miami, Florida, USA
2015    Unearthing Roots, Foraging Self, NARS Foundation, Brooklyn
           Masks!, Tickhonova & Wintner Gallery, New York, NY
2014    Diamonds and Doughnuts, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington MA
           From There to Here, Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
           Harmony, Then Chosunilbo Museum, Seoul, Korea
           Re-Tracing the Land, NARS Foundation, Brooklyn
           Triennale Internationale du Papier, Musée de Charmey, Switzerland
           Recontextualizing the Found, Shiva Gallery, John Jay College, New York
203    Merry Go Round, Muriel Guepin Gallery, New York, NY
           MAPnificent, AIGA Philadelphia space, Philadelphia, PA
2012    Anywhere But Here, Pelham Art Center, Curator Elizabeth Saperstein
           Strange Glue, Thompson Gallery, Curator Todd Bartel, Weston, MA
           Still Spot, Skylight Gallery, curator Jaanika Peerna, NYC
           Art from Dross, Islip Art Museum, Curator Karen Shaw, Islip, NY
2011    Bronx Calling Bronx Museum, curators José Ruiz
           and Wayne Northcross, Bronx, NY
           Site 92, Work Permit Approved, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn
           ICED, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Staten Island, NY
           curator Patrick Grenier,
           Marked Differences, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY
           curator Roberta Waddell
           Divergent Affinities, Wexler Gallery, curator Barbara Harberger, Philadelphia
2010    Botanical, Hunterdon Arts Museum, curated by Mary Birmingham, Clinton, NJ
           Spark Borrow & Steal, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia
           Degrees of Density, Arkansas Arts Center,
           curated by Marilyn Symmes Little Rock, AK
2009    New Work by keyholder artists in Residence, Lower East
           Side Printshop, NY, NY, Curated by Fabienne Lasserre
           On, Of or About, Gallery I & ll, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX co-curated by Mary Mikel Stump and Timothy Woolsey
           Projects’09, The Carriage House, Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY
           Collage & assemblage, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Aubrun, NY
           The Balancing Act, Lower East Side Printshop, NYC, curated by Edward del Rosario
           Degrees of Density, Kentler International drawing centre, New York City
           Urban development, Lower East Side Printshop, NYC
           Winter exhibit, Lower East Side Printshop, NYC
2008    Conversations in paint, Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery, Long Island, NY curated by Carole Ja
           Mobilizus, Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore
           Small works, 80 Washington square galleries, NYU, NYC
           Hun International 2008, Hun Gallery, New York
2007    Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, Sydney, Australia
           Sculpture inside, Bondi pavilion, Sydney, Australia
           A toast to TOAST, Synagogue for the arts Gallery, NY
           Group Show , Broadfoot & Broadfoot Gallery, Soho, NYC
2004    Infiltrate, Plastic Kinetic Worms, Singapore
           Infusion 2004, NAS, Sydney, Australia
           ASX Reuters Fonas, National Art School, Sydney, Australia
2003    Sydney art on paper fair, Byron K. Hall, Sydney, Australia
           Four New Painters, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, Australia
           Infusion 2003, NAS, Sydney, Australia
           Gallery artists, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2002    Sculpture Show, Thursday Plantation, Ballina, Australia
           Willoughby Art Prize, Sydney, Australia
           Sulman Art Prize, NSW Gallery, Sydney, Australia
           Passion for Paper, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia, curated by Katrina Cashman
           New Talent, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, Australia
           Fonas Exhibition, Cell Block Theatre, NAS, Sydney
           ART4th, The 4th Floor Gallery, Sydney
2001    The Degree Show, NAS, Sydney
           Combined Discipline Show, Cell Block Theatre, NAS, Sydney
           New York Studio School Drawings, NAS, Sydney
           Willoughby Art Prize, NSW
           Drawing in the City, 2001, NSW Department of Education
2000    Willoughby Art Prize, NSW
           2000 Drawing Week, Mary Place Gallery, Sydney