Viviane
Rombaldi Seppey



 Viviane Rombaldi Seppey Studio View 2018

Viviane Rombaldi Seppey Studio View 2018

Biography

Née en 1960 à Sion, Suisse

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.

Collections

Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA, USA
Musée de Charmey, Charmey, Switzerland
Bundanon Trust, Bundanon, Australia
Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore
Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, USA
Lower East Side Printshop, New York
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY, USA
St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, Australia
Collection at Coventry, Fort Washington, PA, USA
Collection Coventry Capital, Hong Kong

Expositions Individuelles - Solo Exhibitions

2018
Horizon Dubner Moderne, Lausanne, Switzerland (Upcoming)
2016
Aquarium, One Main Window, Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY
Entre les Lignes, Dubner Moderne, Lausanne, Switzerland
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 Collectives - Group Exhibitions

2017
Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia
Current Locations, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Pattern Recognition, Woskob Family Gallery, Penn State College, Pennsylvania, USA
2016
Mémoires de Papier, Château de Mézières, Fribourg, Switzerland
Paper Pushers, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Intersectionality, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, Miami, Florida, USA
The Cure for Anything, Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ, USA
Black and White with a Splash, Dubner Projects, Lugano, Switzerland
Magnificent Maps, Artlink Contemporary Gallery, Fort Wayne Indiana, 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
2013
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 Ru izand 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

Etudes - Art Studies

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