ARTWORKS

BIOGRAPHY

After training at the atelier of Sèvres in Paris, young talented artist Tess Dumon(b.1990) moved to London for pursuing sculpture studies in Central Saint Martins and finished her MA in Royal College of Art where she won the prize of Degree Show in 2016. In 2014 won the first prize of Born Award which celebrates creativity in design-led lifestyle with a focus on desirability, functionality, and integrity. Following successful solo shows in Paris and Shanghai, Dumon’s work has been featured in main events such as PAD Art Fairs, Shanghai Westbund Art & Design Fair, Royal Ascot, Longines Masters, Christie’s Paris Tout P'tits Charity Sale, and a special exhibition at Le Royal Monceau-Raffles Paris, etc.

Tess Dumon’s work evolves on different mediums that include drawing, sculpture, animation, and installations. She aims to transform the tragic and dramatic history of the life around her into the hints concealing in her works through mythical metaphors and a personal dream world. Tess Dumon tries to place the audience in the heart of her work to experience the atmosphere which can be so powerful that people forget the mundane world. 
STORY
Having no clue about the origins of the illness of her brother with autism, Tess Dumon turned herself towards myths, symbols, and legends, at a very young age. As a matter of fact, they aim to answer all kinds of existential questions, from the birth of Mankind to the existence of earthquakes.

During her artistic studies, she started to create her very own mythology, including horses from her brother’s horse therapy sessions, handmade unique blue paint, poems...

Dumon tries to place the viewer at the heart of her work, aiming to transform the act of seeing into a performance itself.

The metal used in her sculptures reflects perfectly any incoming ray of light, giving her animals the appearance of ghosts floating in the air. The magic resulting from these lighting effects contrasts with the dramatic meaning of her work and the roughness of the material she sculpts by hands.

After a successful first solo show in Paris and the presence of her work in main events such as PAD Art Fairs, Royal Ascot, Longines Masters, etc., the young artist is preparing her next show, which will take place in Shanghai. Dumon is always seeking new challenges and opportunities to share her work and her story.

CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

2009-2010 Foundation course at Atelier de Sèvres in Paris
2010-2014 BA fine art at Central Saint Martins London with first class honor
2014-2016 MA Information Experience Design at Royal College of Art London with first class honor

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019
‘A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever’, Galerie Dumonteil, Shanghai, China

2018
‘En Plein Coeur’, Galerie Dumonteil, Paris, France
GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020
‘Portrait of a Bird’, Galerie Dumonteil, Paris, France
‘The Carnival of Animals’, Galerie Dumonteil, Shanghai, China
‘MISA:The Carnival of Animals’, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai, China
‘Jardin d’Eden’, Galerie Dumonteil, Paris, France
‘Paris, as a Destination’, Galerie Dumonteil, Shanghai, China

2019
PAD London, UK
Biennale de Paname II, France
Royal Monceau Exposition, Paris, France
‘Horse’ - PAD Paris, France
PAD Geneva, Switzerland

2018
‘Shark’ - UNDR Globe Collective, Paris, France

2017
‘Système Hédonique (Dopamine)’ – 1st Biennale de Paname, France 
‘Take Shelter’ at Biennale International du design in Saint-Etienne, France 

2016
‘Take Shelter’ - Degree show art Royal College London, UK

2014
‘Stabat Mater’- Degree show at Central Saint Martins London, UK
PRIZES

2016
1st Prize for best thesis at Royal College of Art

2014
Born.com Award, first prize
Central Saint Martin prize for excellence 

SPECIAL COMMISSIONS

2019
‘Pegasus’ for Le Royal Monceau-Raffles Paris, France
‘Mare and its Foal’ for the Paris Eiffel Jumping Tour ( Longines Masters ), France

2015
‘Charm Spirit’ for Royal Ascot, UK

EXHIBITIONS

2020.10.22 – 2020.11.21
38 rue de l’Université - 75007 Paris
2020.09.19 – 2020.12.26
Shanghai, China
2020.07.20 – 2021.06.30
No. 1380 Middle Fuxing Rd, Shanghai
2020.06.20 – 2020.08.01
38 rue de l’Université - 75007 Paris
2020.01.09 – 2020.03.01
Shanghai, China
2019.11.02 – 2020.01.05
Shanghai, China
2018.12.07 – 2019.01.20
Paris, France

PRESS

February, 2020
+ Pratique des Arts (French) - Un monde en apesanteur


November, 2019
+ Wall Street International - Tess DUMON


July, 2015
+ CNN - Wild horses: Sculptor's moving tribute to brother's epilepsy and autism


29 July, 2015
+ The Mighty - How her brother's seizure inspired her award-winning sculpture


July, 2014
+ The Other Studio - Tess DUMON


27 May, 2014
+ ual: University of the Arts London - Prize winners: Central Saint Martins Degree Show One 2014