|Birth name||Charles Elie Bertrand Couture|
|Born||26 February 1956|
Charlélie Couture (b. Charles Elie Bertrand Couture, 26 February 1956) is a French musician and multi-disciplinary artist, who has recorded over 25 albums and 17 film soundtracks, and has held a number of exhibitions of paintings and photographs. He has also worked as a poster designer, and has published about 15 books of reflections, drawings and photographs.
Life and career
He was born in Nancy, and graduated from l'École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts. He released his first album, 12 Chansons dans la Sciure ("12 Songs in the Sawdust") in 1978, followed by Le Pêcheur ("The Fisherman") in 1979 and Pochette surprise ("Lucky Dip") in 1981. He was then signed by Chris Blackwell to Island Records, becoming the first French artist on the label. He recorded the album Poèmes Rock in New York, and also contributed a track to the album A Christmas Record issued by ZE Records, an affiliate of the Island label. He had a hit single in France with the track "Comme un Avion Sans Aile."
Also in 1981, he founded, in Nancy, the "Local à Louer" group of photographers, painters, poets, and stated in his "Art Rock manifesto" that "Art must make the junction between the functionalism of industrial society and the aspirations of pop culture". He also launched an art journal, Le Télégramme. In 1983, he wrote his first complete film soundtrack, for the movie Tchao Pantin ("So Long, Stooge"), for which he was nominated for a César Award. He held his first exhibition of drawings and watercolours in Paris in 1985, and continued to record and tour. In 1990–91 he visited Australia, recording two albums there, Melbourne Aussie and Victoria Spirit.
Later in the 1990s, his recordings were less successful and he concentrated more on photography, drawings and paintings. In 1997 he recorded a blues-influenced album, Casque Nu ("Naked Helmet"), in Chicago. In 1998, he was awarded the title of Officier du Mérite National. He worked extensively preparing posters and publicity for tennis tournaments, including the posters for the 2002 Davis Cup Final between France and Russia. In 2004, he settled for several years in New York, from where he released two albums, Double Vue (2004) and New Yor-Cœur (2006).
EDUCATION AND CONFERENCES
1973 - Lives home and goes on the road for one year
1974 - Graduates " Art Baccalauréat " from outside the higt school system.
1979 - Graduates with honors from the Beaux-Arts DNSEP Jury for numerous conventions and Festivals. (Among them American Film Deauville)
2000 Conference to the Commission Europeenne about Art and Culture
2004 Conference " Conversations Essentielles " " " Faith %26 Culture " Paris
2007 Beaubourg Art Pocket Film, 2006, Québec Festival 1998 etc...
2008 Conference " Conventions Essentielles " Music and Creation, Paris
2011 Conference " The Multism " , New York and Lecture " Discourse about The Multism ". La Sorbonne / Paris
2012 Sept-installation "Manhattan" a project with 100 wood sculptures, France Big Panel Photo-graff- Paris LCL CharlElie Black Art currated by Nomade monade- Lille Artfair
2011 " Re-Construction " Dune Showroom, New York, USA " Peintures et Photografs " Galerie Naclil, Lille France Salon d'Art contemporain Strasbourg, Galerie Nomade Monade France Salon d'Art contemporain Metz, A'del Gallery, Lyon France " New York Be " Galerie W Paris France AAA Galerie, Nogent sur Marne France Salon Balt'Art, Nogent sur Marne France Permanente exhibition, The Re Gallery, New York, USA
2010 " drawings and photografs " Galerie Antonio Nardonne, Brussels, Belgium " New York on lines " Galery A.del, Lyon, Biennale de la photographie
2009 " New York, Photo-Grafs ", Galerie Beaudoin Lebon, Paris 12 mars- 25 avril " Shower Curtain and Photos " Maison Française/Washington " Photos New York " "Mosaïque de Photo" La Collégiale Saint-André/Chartres Curated by Nadine Berthelier Directeur des Arts et du Patrimoine culturel et historique Conservateur en Chef du Patrimoine
2008 " Re Construction Paintings and Photos ", Crid'Art, Amneville, France " Art Floor " Photos, Galerie Agnes Martel, Switzerland
2007 " Re Construction ", Galerie Mourlot, New York (USA) Galerie Ô, Vevey (Switzerland)" New York Shields %26 Paintings"
2005 " Living with Art", Soho, New York (USA) Opens his Art Studio in the Garment district
2004 Gallery Art At Home, Soho, New York Art Basel Miami - French Tuesday Art Night Move to New York. Galerie Sparts, rue de Seine Paris Galerie Wable, Lille France
2003 Laval Museum ( France) Retrospective Exhibit on CharlElie's " L'art Total " Gallery Ô, Pozzo Di Borgo Vevey (Switzerland) Gallery SOTO Brussels (Belgium)
2002 Museum Le Corbusier – La Chaux de Fond (Switzerland)
2001 Galerie Capazza Nancay, inaugurates a new wing of his huge Gallery.
2000 Clermont Ferrand, Galerie Gastaud Lyon, Galerie Chomarat (paintings and drawings) Gallery Wable, Lille and Boulogne sur Mer
1999 Museum of Erotism - Paris " X Positions " (photos,paintings) Publicis/Champs Elysees (Tennis drawings)
1998 Gallery Akka, rue de Seine, Paris, France 1997 Fondation Nationale de la Photo, Lyon France (Photo-poems) Retrospective of " Chambres d'hotels Polaroids " Château Lumière, Lyon / France Drawings and paintings et the Galerie Wable in Boulogne sur Mer
1995 Avignon France Cloitre des Arts (Sculptures and drawings) Galerie Gastaud, Clermont Ferrand France
1994 Galerie Ziggourat, Brussel (Belgium) " Chambres d'hotel "
1993 " Chambres d'hotels " drawings, in Geneva, Galerie Papiers gras " Chambres d'hotels ", drawings %26 paintings, Galerie Nachbaur, Paris
1991 Galerie Atsuro Tayama (Paris) France Australian paintings and photopoems, Galerie Jean D'eve, Neuchatel (Switzerland)
1989 Exhibit Multimedia engravings/sculptures/paintings/musics/drawings/photos/texts Galerie " Halle Sud " of Geneva
1985 First exhibit in Paris, drawings and watercolors of " Chambres d'hotels ", Galerie Du Jour/Agnès B
1971 First painting and photo exhibit
2010 Poster for " Le Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval "
2006- 2009 Creates posters for FFT, and tennis tournaments
2003 Creates poster for the Davis Cup Final (France-Russia)
2001 Participates in the creation of the " Livre de Roland Garros 2001 " set of photos of the greatest photographers – William Klein, texts by Patrice Dominguez and drawings by Charlelie
1995 Designs the sets and costumes for the show " Concert Naïf au pays des Anges " at the Théâtre National de L'Odéon Bézier Museum exhibits a work on cardboard entitled " Knoxville USA " Created a fresco for the opening of the FNAC in Nancy Creation of CD ROM " Papers works ", exhibit in Metz
1994 Creation of fans for the galerie La Pochade, Paris France Conceives of and draws the new Logo for the Lorraine Region
1993 Inauguration FNAC in Avignon, " Photos d'hotels ", traveling exhibit in France
1988 Actor and song writer for the film " The Moderns " (USA) by Alan Rudolph
1983 Nominated to the Cesar show for his soundtrack of Claude Berri film " Tchao Pantin "
1982 Editor of the performing arts newspaper the " Telegramme "
2011 Exhibitions " Mail Art " drawings - SpArtS Gallery Paris
2010 Exhibitions, Art for a better world, Miami, FL, Artbasel Street Artak street Art Festival, Angers " New York by " Galerie W, Paris devoted to L'Angelus, Barbizon, 100 artists salute Millet
2009 Group show/FACEBOOK'S FRIENDS a virtual reality /Curator Michael Picoron
2008 Temple Emmanu-El of Closter, Brooklynn " Shower Curtains " ACMDM, centre d'Art Contemporain in Perpignan, France
2007 NY Art Floor with Peter Klasen (Photos) Metz (France)
2006 " Crossings " at Living with Art NYC Soho. (With Thurman %26 Pascal)
2003 "Sport Tools" for an Art Exhibition during the Olympic Games of Athens 2004
2000 International Art Market in Strasbourg
1999 Creates a watch-box for Swatch / Paris Place Vendôme
1997 Eurexpo show, Geneva, Switzerland
1981/1986 Founder of an artists group called " Local a Louer " including painters, poets, graphic artists and photographers publishing of the " Manifeste de l'Art Rock " Numbers of exhibitions Paris, Tours Lille, Nancy
1978 Salon des artistes indépendants Paris
2012 " Et avant " (And Before) CharlElie (author) Serge Bloch (illustrator)
2011 " New York Be " Publisher Editions du Chêne, book, Photography
2009 " New York by CharlElie " Publisher Editions du Chêne, book, Photography 2009 Manhattan Photo-grafs Special Edition Book, L%26N Editions
2004 Artistic Travel notebook " En Australie", publisher Presse de la Renaissance
2000 Creates posters for Jean Pierre Cassel performance, and for various sports tournaments in ad abroad France (Tunisia)
1999 " Beaux Gestes ", Tennis Drawings Pré aux Clercs Editions " Transfocus " digital photographs accompanied by a CD Rom with original recordings FNAC Publishing
1998 " Le couloir des brumes ", Novel Pré aux Clercs Editions " Filles de jour " Marval Editions, Illustrations and texts in parallel with the photographs of Martial Lorcet
1996 " Les Champs Paraboliques " on line. First version of the Web site CharlElie.com (Charlelie is one of the pioneer of the art web-site)
1995 Book of poetical reflections " Inventaire Paradoxal des petits plaisirs et de grandes haines " Stock Editions " 25 images secondes "Illustrations for a Novel by Hervé Eparvier, Serpent à Plume Editions
1992 Book of drawings " Jimmy Jacket " Art Editions, R Meier Book of photographs " Do not disturb ", Marval Editions Plume
1989 " Les dragons en Sucre " Novel -Ramsay Pauvert Editions " Solo Boys and Girls ", a collection of songs texts with original photographs and drawings Seghers Editions 1984 Collection of drawings entitled " Cahiers d'Ecoles " reproduced on " alugraphie " paper though the art publisher, Voix R Meier
SELECTED ARTICLES AND REVIEWS
Thousands of articles have been written about CharlElie works of all kinds GOOGLE refers 126 000 pages about him
Note that " Les chemins parallèles " was the first book written by Alain Gilson about his multi-work. Published by Pierre-Marcel Favre –Switzerland 1988.
2010 " Follow the line " Publisher RentingArt, reflexion about CharlElie's art prospective
2007 " New York " Ô Quai des Arts Galerie, Vevey Zwitzerland " Re Constructions " Galerie Moulot, New York, USA " 30 années de regard " Galerie Capazza, Nancay, France
2006 " Atelier Newyorcoeur ", presse Litteraires, France
1993 " Chambres d'Hotel " Galerie Nachbaur, Paris France
1992 " Australian Roadbook " Galerie J Lovera (France)
2010 " Chevalier des Arts et lettres "
2003 " Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur ", given by Mr Stephane Hessel
2001 " ROLAND GARROS 2001 " collection is awarded the Lacoste prize
1999 Lacoste Prize for the best drawings sports book of the year " Beaux Gestes ",
1998 " Officier du Mérite National " awarded by the Minister of the Cultural Affairs
1989 Academy Charles Cross Award
1978 Quintard Prize from Academy Stanislas for the quality of his Art studies
1976 Second price for " Young Photojournalist " from the city of Nancy.