Hervé Tullet (2016-2017)
Hervé Tullet was born in 1958 in Normandy. After studying Fine Arts and Decorative Arts, he worked as an Art Director for ten years. In 1990 he produced his first illustrations for the press. In 1994, his first book for children was published by Seuil Jeunesse : Comment Papa a rencontré Maman.
He did not have to wait long for recognition: he received the Prize for Non-Fiction at the Bologne International Book Fair in 1998 for Faut Pas Confondre, and his books that prefer the ‘path’ to narration, soon find much acclaim. With the series of books Jeux de…(2006 onwards), with Les Cinq Sens (2003) orL’imaginier (2006), his work not only includes reading books but also touch and feel books aiming thus at children right from early childhood.
With Moi, C’est Blop, published in 2005, that marks the birth of the chameleon form so emblematic of his work, or Turlututu, in 2007, the strange eye that guides children through a game of question and answers, Hervé Tullet asserts his concept : soliciting the reader to actually integrating them in his work.
Joséphine Ancelle (2012-2014)
In addition to pursuing her career in music, Joséphine is currently getting a degree in Speech Language Pathology, having found a new passion for this field that combines science, creativity, and compassion. Joséphine believes that she was able to become bilingual at an older age, not only thanks to her immersion in an English-speaking country, but also through singing, as research now demonstrates that language and music share many neural pathways. She loves sharing the songs of her childhood with the children of La Petite École, hoping to similarly ease their multilingual experience, or simply to try to make them feel as good as she does when she sings for the joy of singing.
Mary Ellen Carol, R20 Gallery (3-day performance)
R 20th Century presents "Open Outcry Furniture," a site-specific installation curated by conceptual artist Mary Ellen Carroll (MEC, design studios) and architect Simon Dance (Simon Dance Design). One in a series of events around the concept of "Itinerant Gastronomy", it is intended to catalyze useful conversation about the intersections of food, art and life.
The Children's Furniture Edition consists of twelve rainbow-colored table and chair sets in painted MDF, in an edition of 10 in each of the twelve colors. Mary Ellen Carol is pictured at left in with the rainbow table in the Tribeca classroom.
Christine Rebet (2011-2012)
Rebet was raised in Lyon, France, the hometown of the cinematic pioneers, the Lumière Brothers. After studying painting and scenography at the Art Academy in Venice, she moved to Central St. Martins, London to study theater design. Most recently, she has received her MFA from Columbia University and was featured in the MFA thesis show. With a background in stage design and choreography, Rebet has actively collaborated professionally in both fields.
Rebet’s artwork is reminiscent of the optical illusions and spiritual experiments of the late 19th century, pre-cinematic entertainment landscape. She works in a variety of media and art forms including drawing, performance art, and hand drawn animation and photography (shot on 16mm/35mm film.) Her work has been exhibited internationally, including Site Santa Fé, Shanghai Art Museum; Parasol Unit, London; Kamel Mennour Gallery, Paris; Taka Ishii, Tokyo and upcoming at Cartier Foundation, Paris.
Anne-Lise Coste (2010-2011)