Saint-Paul de Vence
Open Letter to my Sister
acrylic on canvas
Martine ORSONI was born in Antibes, France, in 1959 and studied at the Beaux Arts in Marseille-Luminy from 1977-1982. She lives and works in Saint Paul de Vence. Her work has been shown in more than a hundred exhibitions in France and abroad. Her work is collected in museums including Montese Museum (Italy), the Sicard-Iperti Foundation, and Vallauris in France.
James Baldwin frequently visited Orsoni and her husband Luc Warneck in their atelier in St. Paul de Vence, where he reportedly introduced her to the Pointer Sisters, who became collectors of her work and inspired a years-long study of biracial couples. This piece is offered as homage to Baldwin's essay "Open Letter to My Sister Angela Davis."
A sampling of expositions:
Art Multiple (Dusseldorf)
Art Jonction (Nice)
Swatch Art Street (Zermatt)
...and exhibiting galleries
Galerie Pikinasso, Roanne France
Galerie Egrégore, Lyon France
Atelier Orsoni-Warneck, Saint-Paul de Vence France
Galerie de la Schurra, Fribourg Switzerland