Téléphone ─ + 33 (0)6 11 61 68 96
E-mail ─ michelmonteaux@gmail.com


Michel Monteaux is assistant director for cinema in France, prior to settling in the eighties in Los Angeles.

« Wishing to « live something else », he moved to New Mexico, in the High Desert in Santa Fe. If he continued still life in the studio, he extended his work to portrait and reportage. During 6 years he lived close to Native Americans, embracing their culture, he got involved in a fight against their precarious situation and led  alongside simple citizens but also personalities such as Robert Redford – a fight against a gigantic project of landfill of nuclear waste in southern New Mexico. In the mid-1990s, he returned to France and worked for the press  and for large industrial groups

In 2008, with the arrival of « all digital », he saw the profession changing, he felt it as a crisis. He sees in the « everything is possible » of the digital, a loss of sense of the work of the photographer. Although he continues to collaborate with the press, it is to keep this share of chance and risk-taking, that he turns in 2013 to the drawing. Reassured by the more than positive feedback from his artist friends, in 2017 he not only  shows photographs but also drawings and inks at the Galerie Frédéric Moisan in Paris.

Michel Monteaux tirelessly seeks to share what he feels about the upheavals of the geopolitical world, of a society launched in a frantic race when our environment tells us to do the opposite, to slow down and think about the world we want to build … It is obvious that his work is not only guided by aesthetic research. It is imbued with what he feels, his relationship with others, the environment, the world around him …  » Pierre Evrard

« … A man of restless questioning about his place among the others, and the place of others in him. This long quest, Michel Monteaux will never let go. It is his motor and his soul.  »
Fabrice Gaignault in introduction to the GANDHI EXPRESS exhibition.

Main Exhibitions

2019

Instituts hongrois de Paris, Budapest, Rome: Hommage au Bahaus
Galerie Frédéric Moisan: Collective show at the gallery  – Art Paris Fair

2018

Galerie Marie Robin: Polaroids et Bonsais
Salon International de la Photo de Riedisheim: Gandhi Express

2017

Galerie Frederic Moisan, Paris : Dessins , encres, photographie
Abbaye Royale de Saint Riquier, Centre Culturel de Rencontre: La Route du Lin

2015   ─  Abbaye Royale de Saint Riquier, Centre Culturel de Rencontre: Au bord du Monde

2014  ─  Abbaye Royale de Saint Riquier, Centre Culturel de Rencontre: Vertiges

2012  ─  Shanghai International Art Photography Festival : Shanghai, In mutation

2011  ─  Mois de l’Image à Dieppe, France :Portraits de Famille Imposée

2010  ─  Mois du Graphisme à Échirolles, France :USA Blues

2009  ─  Promenades Photographiques de Vendôme, France : Gandhi Express

2005  ─  Rencontres Internationales de Lurs, France : 110 Images

2004  ─  Maison de l’Amérique Latine, Paris, France : RTE

2003  ─  Centre Beaubourg, Paris, France : Les 50 ans du livre de Poche

1991  ─  Governor’s Gallery, Santa Fe, USA : The Mini Show

1988  ─  College of Santa Fe Fine Arts Gallery, USA :  Selection 88

Bibliography

Agadir, ville impassible  ─  Editions Azigzao, Maroc- Hassan Wabhi
Vertiges  ─  Terre Bleue Éditions, France
Gandhi Express  ─  Buchet-Chastel, France – Fabrice Gaignault
Southwestern Indian Jewelry  ─  Abbeville Press, USA – Dexter Cerrillo
The Spirit of Palestine  ─  The Noble Heritage Foundation, UK – Essays
The Art of Ojime  ─  Abrams, USA – Robert Kinsey
The Spirit of Folk Art  ─  Abrams, USA – Henry Glassy
Behind the Mask in Mexico  ─  Abrams, USA – Janet Brody Esser

Press

Marie-Claire, Elle, Libération, Lire, La Vie, W Magazine, VanityFair, Le Monde, Géo, Spiegel…

International stories

Kosovo, Nicaragua, Mexico, Israël, Palestine, Libanon, Nothern ireland, United States, Zambia, India, Liberia, Tunisia, Bulgaria, China, Albania…

Institutionnal

Alstom Transport, Alstom Power, Arcelor-Mittal, Lafarge, RTE, St Gobain, Hachette, Total…

Lens Art Photography 2015  ─  Special mention
Hasselblad Masters 2010  ─  Finalist, catégory : EDITORIAL

Links

 Art portfolio : Matters Matter by Michel Monteaux

LAS galerie: http://www.lasgalerie.com

Vers un nouveau paradigme, Michel Monteaux, dessinateur

https://culturebox.francetvinfo.fr/arts/photo/les-photos-de-michel-monteaux-donnent-le-gout-du-vertige-149727

http://www.exposare.com/exhibition/michel-monteaux-gandhi-express