Tony Soulié was born in Paris in 1955, of Albigensian origin. Multifaceted artist he experienced paintings, performance and photography, Tony Soulié is one of the most important artists of his generation. He exhibits since 1977 in Paris and in the provinces, in Europe and throughout the world, mainly in Japan, United States, Korea, South America. A long journey of questions con- stantly renewed on the representation, the spirituality of the image and the space-time.
His works are presented and preserved in a multitude of private and public collections, and in many French and overseas museums. The artist also did not forget the “Lapérouse” of his child- hood, nor all those explorers who had gone to hunt the ‘unknown. They came back with, among other things, “Flowers and Florilèges” collection of ignored plants and flowers but not for much longer: “colonized”, circumscribed, hindered. He is looking for the unlisted flower.
Awards and Recognition :
Winner in 1987 of the Villa Medicis “outdoors”, in Naples which brought him closer to Vesuvius, leading him to work on volcanoes Island, Hawaii, United States …
Salon de Montrouge prize in 1995.
Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres in 2004.
His works can be found in many public and private collections, foundations and museums around the world, including:
Peter Stuyvesant Foundation, Museum of the City of Paris, Belfort Museum, FRAC Ile de France, Arbus Foundation, Bob Wilson Foundation in Long Island-USA, Intermonde Center and Arto- thèque in La Rochelle, Museum of Industry in Charleroi, Belgium, The State Foundation on Culture and Art of Honolulu, National Fund of Contemporary Art in La Villette, City of Science and Industry, Spiegel Foundation in Beverly Hills USA, Colas Foundation, Axa Foundation of La Defense, Thomson-Franc Foundation, Rothschild Foundation in Paris, BNP Paribas, City of Paris, Duracel Art Industry in Miami, Toulon Museum, Shell-Japan in Tokyo, Palace of the Beaux- Arts of Brussels, French Institute of Thessaloniki-Greece, Clayarch Gimhae Museum in South Korea, Utsonomiya Arts Museum in Japan, Nantes Fine Arts Museum, National Museum of Lux- embourg, Arte Television in Strasbourg, Auvers sur Oise Museum, Japan Air Line Cie, Carré d’Art Foundation in Swiss, Marriot Hotel in Seoul, Chateauroux Museum, Forney Library in Paris …