Lucie Chaumont, who graduated from the Advanced School of Fine Arts in Paris in 2001, produces sculpture, drawings, and installations, based on a logic involving an economy of means. Her work is permeated by the question of energy, deposits, mining operations and sustainable development. The phenomena of production, distribution and (over)consumption of material goods, the rarefaction and finiteness of natural resources, and the action of human beings on their environment, all lie at the heart of her visual preoccupations.
Her work has recently been shown in a solo show at the Galerie Eva Hober, Paris (2014), as well as in group shows at the Art Centre in Chamarande (2012), at the Espace Fondation EDF, Paris (2011), at the Museum of Fine Arts in Tourcoing, at the URDLA/Centre International Estampe et Livre, Villeurbanne (2014). In 2014 the Galerie Eva Hober published a monograph about her work: Vivre là, text by Cyrille Noirgean, interview with Lauranne Germond. Since 2014 she has been teaching volume and installation at the Advanced School of Fine Arts in Lyon.
In tandem with her individual praxis in the contemporary art arena, she is involved in other areas, in multi-disciplinary group productions, with a desire to decompartmentalize practices. So in 2009, together with Nadine Allibert, she created in Lyon the association La Perruque-Coopérative, where she has been developing group projects where the visual arts, performing arts, graphic arts, and popular education all meet.
Translated by Simon Pleasance, 2015