Born in 1962 in Chauny (France). Lives and works in Paris (France).
Drawing is her medium of predilection and becomes a form of daily writing, a diary. Her works oscillate between dream and reality, reminiscences and fantasies, through a rich iconographic repertory of figures, animals and objects of which roles, statuses and codes are disrupted.
Schneider first gained international repute primarily for her endearing, pared-down drawings that have the immediacy of strip cartoons. Schneider's work is at once tragic and absurd, lending it a profound psychological impact. Her intimate, articulate drawings read like diary entries. In Schneider's work, the personal and the political go hand in hand. The drawings comment on everyday experiences, literature, political events and media images. Her rapid sketches testify to a fascination with commonplace situations. With a gentle mockery, she challenges conventions and expectations, and by doing so creates space for the imagination and for the a-typical individual. A selection of her drawings was presented in Documenta X in Kassel (1993), followed by solo presentations in 2003 and 2008 at the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.
Anne-Marie Schneider's works have been exhibited in Documenta X (Kassel) ; Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris ; la Monnaie de Paris ; National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington) ; Centre Georges-Pompidou (Paris) ; BPS22 - Collections de la Province du Hainaut (Charleroi) ; The Morgan Library & Museum (New York) ; The Drawing Center (New York) ; National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (Taiwan) ; Tracy Williams Ltd (New York) ; Taipei Fine Arts Museum (Tapei) ; Fundació Juan Mirò (Barcelona) ; Museum Tongerlohuys (Rotterdam); LAM (Villeneuve-d'Ascq) ; Fondation Fernet-Branca (Saint-Louis) ; Maison Rouge (Paris) ; Museum Het Domein (Sittard) ; Museum on the Seam (Jerusalem) ; Oi Futuro (Rio de Janeiro).
In 2017, Anne-Marie Schneider had two major retrospectives at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (Madrid) and the Museum of Contemporary Arts - Grand-Hornu (Boussu). In 2021 she has been awarded the Grand Prix for painting by the Academie des Beaux-Arts and Simone and Cino Del Duca Foundation.
Her work is part of prestigious collections as Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (Madrid) ; Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris ; Centre Georges-Pompidou (Paris) ; the Museum of Contemporary Arts - Grand-Hornu (Boussu) ; Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven) ; Guerlain Collection (Paris) ; Antoine de Galbert - Maison Rouge Foundation (Paris) ; The Morgan Library & Museum (New York), among others.
Interview with Manuel Borja-Villel, Director of the Reina Sofia Museum about Anne-Marie Schneider's show
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