Introduced to the arts by her family at an early age, Monique Maillon-Bussière was attracted to classical dance, painting and music. She stayed with her parents in the American bases of Laon and Chinon, a true immersion in the culture of the United States in all its splendor. Suffering from physical and psychological pain following a disastrous operation, she began to paint red abstract canvases at the age of nine. She already expressed a style that foreshadowed her future projects.
After working as an interpreter for a fashion house that entrusted her with the decoration of the Ritz Hotel gallery while studying, she taught briefly before leaving this position to work actively as a full-time painter in the 1980s.
In the 90’s, her abstract paintings evolved as did her use of the color red. The use of gold dust and the combination of red, black and grey became more and more common, while her work was quickly recommended for exhibitions.
In the 90s and 2000s, she becomes one of the most popular artists in France.
In the 90s and 2000s, she becomes one of the most popular artists in France. Her works are acquired by important private collectors as well as by public collections. She represents France in the Franco-Egyptian Year at the Cairo Museum of Art, which also acquires her works.
In 2000, Monique Maillon-Bussière is awarded the Gold Medal of Merit and French Devotion, at the Senate, for Arts and Culture, and becomes a Member of the European Academy of Arts of France. She is the laureate of the Arts – Sciences – Letters, under the high patronage of French President Jacques Chirac in 2004.
Since 1995, Monique Maillon-Bussière has had numerous exhibitions in art galleries in Italy, Switzerland and France. She also participates in international exhibitions such as the art fairs mentioned above, Lineart Gand in Belgium and Europ Art in Geneva.
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2014 Daniel Besseiche Courchevel Gallery – Paris, Knokke, Geneva
2013 Daniel Besseiche Courchevel Gallery – Saint-Tropez
Darré Gallery – London
Pulse Art Miami – Los Angeles
Zabbeni Gallery Vevey – Bern, Geneva
Biennale of Florence – Italy
Pulse Art Miami, Los Angeles
Carla Magna Gallery, Paris
Art Discovery Discovery, Crans Montana
Affordable Art Fair, Brussels
Pulse Art Miami, Los Angeles
Lineart Ghent, Belgium
2000 Gold Medal of French Merit and Dedication, at the Senate, for Arts and Culture
2000 Member of the European Academy of Arts of France
Laureate of the Arts – Sciences – Letters, under the high patronage of French President Jacques Chirac
International professional artist of the UNESCO
2006 « Son rouge ? Un travail en finesse , unique , authentique qui lui ressemble tant ». André De Valkoff Genève
2005 « Artiste peintre largement reconnue au plan international se défend de toute parenté stylistique..»Eric Leigner. Art Critic . Lausanne
2005 « Travail uniqe , totalement nouveau ,créatif ! » Madame Kasper Morges
2003 « Parfois l’Artiste et ses œuvres ne font qu’un . » Swiss Info Genève
2003 « Nouvelles tendances . » Gilles Meunier TV 8 Mont Blanc
1998 « Une Artiste Française aux Beaux Arts du Caire » Radio Orient
1998 « L’Artiste joue la couleur de l’authenticité : le bleu . » Al Aram International Edition
1998 « L’ écriture du temps. Une œuvre de grande envolée » Macdy Skadec for Al Shaab Al Arabi London
1997 « Un hymne à la liberté. Le rouge Maillon. » Carole André Art Critic . Paris
Deco Française : « Un geste impérial, un rouge unique, un travail précieux qui lui ressemble …» Carole André, art critic, lecturer
USA – Dallas, New York, Los Angeles
Netherlands – Leiden, Amsterdam
United Kingdom – London
Switzerland – Zurich, Lausanne, Geneva
Germany – Hannover, Frankfurt
Morocco – Rabat, Casablanca
Italy – Rome, Milan
Egypt – Cairo, Luxor
China – Shanghai
Spain – Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia
Belgium – Ghent, Brussels