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.
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|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
|2013, july – october||Solo Exhibition in Shanghai, China
|2012, december||Solo Exhibition in Hong-Kong, China
|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.|
|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|