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Ingrid Donat

Ingrid Donat
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Biography

“My approach is about imbuing bronze with warmth and vitality by borrowing scarification techniques and visual motifs from tribal societies,” says Donat.

Ingrid Donat is a French- Swedish artist born in 1957. Donat trained at École des Beaux Arts and later she met with Sylva Bernt, who instructed her in the art of sculpture. During the 80’s sculptor Diego Giacometti pushed her to start creating her own furniture.

Now, Donat currently stands as one of the most influential living artists in Decorative Arts. Her sculptured bronze furniture pieces exist as a symbiosis between the sophistication of Art Deco against the force of Tribal Art. Her creations take a painterly approach to the weighty medium of bronze. 

Donat draws upon a diverse range of decorating influences including tribal tattooing. The works of Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt, and Armand-Albert Rateau have inspired the characters and intricate patterns in her art. Donat crosses time without ever anchoring herself in the trends of the moment.

She expresses a universal language as in the era of the first civilizations. Her timeless work needs to be seen and touched to be truly understood.

Selection of Works

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Achievements

  • ArtMonte-Carlo, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Monaco, France.
  • ‘West Coast Pop Up’, Carpenters Workshop Gallery in collaboration with 836M Gallery, San Francisco, USA.
  • Group Show, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London, UK.
  • Summer Show, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, New York, USA.
  • ‘Cabinet Makers’, Carpenters workshop Gallery, Paris, France.
  • ‘Art Light’, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London, UK.
  • ‘Art Light’, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, New York, USA.
  • Design Miami/Basel, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Basel, Switzerland.
  • TEFAF New York Spring, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, New York, USA.
  • PAD Paris, Jardin des Tuileries, Carpenters Workshop Galerie, Paris, France.
  • Zona Maco, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Mexico City.
  • FOG Design + Art, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, San Francisco, USA.
  • ‘Origins’, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, New York, USA.
  • ‘ Retrospective Exhibition 10 Years of Collectible Design, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Mitry-Mory, France.
  • ‘New Gallery Opening 10 Years of Collectible Design’, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London, UK.
  • ‘Tribal’, Carpenters Workshop Gallery in collaboration with Galerie Bernard Dulon, Paris, France.
  • ‘Origins’, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London, UK.
  • ‘New Works Only’, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Paris, France.
  • PAD London, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London, UK.
  • Expo Chicago, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Chicago, USA.
  • Design Miami/Basel, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Basel, Switzerland.
  • Artmonte-Carlo, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Monaco.
  • PAD Paris, Jardin des Tuileries, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Paris, France.
  • Design Days Dubai, Caprenters Workshop Gallery, Dubai, UAE.
  • Masterpiece, London, UK.
  • Design Miami/ Basel, Switzerland.
  • Design Beijing, Beijing, China.
  • Pavilion of Art & Design, Tuileries, Paris, France.
  • AD Collections, Ministère des Affaires étrangères, Paris, France.
  • The Salon : Art + Design, New York, USA.
    / Biennale des Antiquaires, Paris, France.
  • BRAFA, Brussels, Belgium.
  • Design Days Dubai,
  • Pavilion of Art & Design, Tuileries, Paris, France.
  • Masterpiece, London, UK.
  • Design Miami/Basel, Switzerland.
  • Pavilion of Art & Design, Paris, France.
  • Cicatrices de Métal, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Paris, France.
  • Biennale des Antiquaires, Paris, France.
  • Masterpiece, London, UK.
  • Pavilion of Art & Design, Tuileries, Paris, France.
  • Design Days Dubai, Dubai, UAE.
  • Design Miami/Basel, Switzerland.
  • Pavilion of Art & Design, Tuileries, Paris, France.
  • Design Miami/Miami, Miami Beach, USA.
  • Pavilion of Art & Design, London, UK.
  • Design Miami/Basel, Switzerland.
  • Sotheby’s at Sudeley Castle, Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire, UK.
  • Pavilion of Art & Design, Tuileries, Paris, France.
  • Pavilion of Art & Design, London, UK.
  • Design Miami/Basel, Switzerland.
  • ‘Design High’, Louis T Blouin Foundation in collaboration with Carpenters Workshop Gallery,
    London, UK.
  • Pavilion of Art & Design, Tuileries, Paris, France.
  • Galerie Magda Danysz, Paris, France.
  • Contemporary Art Fair, Palm Beach, Florida, USA.
  • Pavilion of Art & Design, London, UK.
  • Design Miami/Basel, Switzerland.
  • Conversations in Bronze: Ingrid Donat and Vincent Dubourg, Carpenters Workshop Gallery,
    London, UK.
  • Barry Friedman Ltd., New York, USA.
  • Design Art, London, UK.
  • Barry Friedman Ltd., New York, USA.
  • Pavillon des Antiquaires et des Beaux Arts, Paris, France.
  • Barry Friedman Ltd., New York, USA.
  • Pavillon des Antiquaires et des Beaux Arts, Paris, France.
  • Barry Friedman Ltd., New York, USA.
  • Carrousel du Louvre, Louvre, Paris, France.
  • L’art du Jardin et de la Scuplture, Parc de Saint Cloud, Paris, France.
  • Jardins des Tuileries, Paris, France.
  • International Art & Antique Fair Pavilion des Antiquaires et des Beaux Arts, Palm Beach,
    Florida, USA.
  • Permanent Exhibition, Galerie Cazeau-Beraudiere, Paris, France.
  • Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, France.
  • Pavillon des Antiquaires et des Beaux Arts, Paris, France.
  • Meubles Sculptures d’Ingrid Donat, Galerie Bernard Dulon, Paris, France.
  • David Linley and C.Cator, H.Chislett, “Star Pieces – The Enduring Beauty of Spectacular
    Furniture”. London: Thames and Hudson.
  • Art of the Twentieth Century, New York, USA.
    Fondation Louise T Blouin, London, UK.

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