Self-portrait, February 2017

Self-portrait, February 2017

Inspired by natural forms, Stéphanie Kilgast grows colorful organic sculptures on abstract backgrounds, celebrating the beauty of nature and implying the impending doom caused by human activities.
She built her reputation around hyperrealistic miniature food sculptures and learned how to handle what would become her favorite medium, polymer clay.
With a focus on natural forms and often ethics, she worked on the « daily veggie challenge » in 2015, where she sculpted a different vegetable every day to present the vast quantity of edible plants, while encouraging to reduce our meat and animal products intake for environmental reasons. At the same time, to brighten her own mood, she keeps getting back to insects and surrealism in the “happy bugs” series.


French, Born in 1985, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, currently resides in Vannes, France.

FEATURES & PRESS

My work has been featured on TV and in the online and paper press. I’m also the author of “Party Food in Miniatures”, published in 2013.
View the full press release here.

EXHIBITIONS

2016, july-…// currently Exhibition at Galerie Freisleben, Übersee, Deutschland.
2016, december Solo Exhibition “Art Miniature” at Les Vivres de L’Art, Bordeaux, France.
2014, september Exhibition and teaching in the Mayak Art House
Bielsko-Biala, Poland
2013, july – october Solo Exhibition in Shanghai, China
IFC, Pudong
2012, december Solo Exhibition in Hong-Kong, China
APM

EVENTS

2016, june Conference Speaker at the Culture Industry, Paris around the theme “The Miniature and Gigantic“.
2015, august Serie of tv videos for the UK Food Network, London, UK, among one interview.
2013 Publication of the book “Party Food in Miniature”, a tutorial book of miniature food.
2012 Among the finalists of the French national competition “Tremplin des Créateurs”.
2012 Teacher at the Euro Clay Carnival 2012.
2011 Teacher at the Polymer Clay Event in UK.
2010 Among the finalists of the French national competition “Concours de Style”.
2010, March Featured seller on Etsy.

CV

2008 creation of PetitPlat Miniature Food
2007-2009 Master in Architecture – Ecole d’Architecture de Paris La Villette, Paris
2004-2007 Licence/Bachelor in Architecture – Ecole d’Architecture de Marne La Vallée
2003-2004 1st year of DEUG in Arts – Sorbonne University, Paris.
2003 French Baccalauréat S – Lycée Victor Hugo, Frankfurt (Germany) attached to the the Academy of Strasbourg
19 july 1985 Born in Frankfurt/Main (Germany) by a French mother and a Finnish father