Gerard Trignac - Biography

Gérard Trignac was born in 1955 in Bordeaux, and initially trained to become an architect - training which is evident in his imaginary cityscapes. Each of his prints begins with a detailed sketch, which is then fully developed on the copperplate. It can take months to complete. Besides individual prints, Trignac has often turned his talents to series of prints used to illustrate classic texts by authors such as Calvino, Borges, and others. His work is in the collection of numerous museums and public collections in Europe and the United States.


Master of Fine Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Graphics, 1982. 
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, Printmaking, 1978. 

2002 One man show, galerie Galerie Michele Broutta, Paris
2001 One man show, Hotel Lacoste à Pézénas
         One man show, Château des Izards à Périgueux
2000 One man show, galerie Condillac, Bordeaux
1998 One man show, Galerie Palladion Toulouse.
1997 Pointe et Burin art fair, Galerie C.Dubois, Paris.
         International Academy of Gerci-Marino, Accademia del Verbano, Italy.
1996 The Den Hague Royal Library buys « Les villes invisibles ».
1995 International print biennial, Plessis-Bouchard.
1994 36th Pointe et Burin art fair, Galerie C.Dubois, Paris.
         One man show, Galerie Michèle Broutta.
         One man show, Galerie Torculo, Madrid.
         One man show, Galleria del Leone, Venice (with François Houtin)
         Illustration du livre "Sully" du chateau de Sully-sur-Loire.
         Exposition personnelle, Bibliothèque de Bordeaux.
1993 Artist book for Les Amis du Livre Comtemporain, « Les Villes invisibles », Italo Calvino,
1991  One man show, Torculo gallery, Madrid.
         One man show, Galerie les Argonautes, Lyon.
         Groupe show, « L'éloge du printemps », Galerie Bréheret, Paris.
1990 Acquisition by the FRAC (Contemporary Art Fund for the region) Ile de France.
         Catalogue, 10 ans de gravures, texte by Gilbert Lascault, Éditions Natiris.
         One man show, Galerie Michèle Broutta, Paris.
1990 Solo exhibition, Galerie Michèle Broutta, Paris
1989 Fondation Taylor, Paris
1988 Salon Pointe et Burin, Galerie Bréheret, Paris
1988 "Gravures d'aujourd'hui", Bordeaux
1987 Solo exhibition, Galerie Bernier, Paris
1986 Salon Pointe et Burin, Galerie Bréheret, Paris
1985 Galerie Torculo, Madrid
1985 Saalbau-Galerie, Darmstadt
1985 Exposition Indépendants d'Aquitaine, Bordeaux
1984 Galerie Michèle Broutta, Paris
1984 Galerie Bernier, Paris
1980 Group exhibition, Tokyo
1980 First solo exhibition, Galerie Condillac, Bordeaux

1988 Prix Charles Oulmont, Fondation de France
1987 First prize, Salon des Méridionaux, Toulouse
1987 First prize, Salon de la Gravure Originale, Bayeux
1985 First prize, City of Bordeaux
1983 Prix de la Ville de Montauban "Rencontre d'Art en Quercy"
1982 Prix de la Casa Vélasquez, Madrid
1981 First prize in drawing, City of Bordeaux

Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco
FRAC Ile-de-France, Paris
Musée Espagnol d'Art Contemporain
University of California, Irvine