Tony Soulié was born in Paris in 1955, and is of Albigensian origin. As a multifaceted artist who creates paintings, performances, and photographs, Soulié could be regarded as one of the most important artists of his generation. Since 1977, he has exhibited his pieces in Paris and elsewhere in France, in Europe, and throughout the world, notably in Japan, the United States, Korea, and South America. He has been on a long journey, where questions are unearthed constantly about representation, spirituality of the image, and space versus time.
He has participated in over 300 solo exhibitions and his work is regularly shown at international events. His works have been made a part of a multitude of private and public collections, including many French and international museums.
The artist has not forgotten the explorer, “Lapérouse,” from his childhood, nor the others who had gone out to hunt the unknown. They had come back with “Flowers and Florilèges,” a collection of unidentified plants and flowers. They did not stay nameless for long, however, as they began being colonized, circumscribed, and hindered. He creates art in a search for those flowers that have yet been identified.
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 …