Thierry W Despont

General

  • As an architect, Despont has acquired an outstanding reputation as a foremost residential designer with an elite clientele in North America and Europe. He was Associate Architect for the Centennial Restoration of the Statue of Liberty, completed the restoration of Clayton, the Frick family mansion in Pittsburgh, and designed the interiors of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California.

  • Thierry Despont is an architect, designer and artist who lives and works in New York.

  • 1974MA, City Planning in Urban Design, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

  • 1972Diplôme d’Architecture, École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts, Paris, France

  • 1948Born in Limoges, France

Medals

  • 1999Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur, Musée national de la Légion d'Honneur et des Ordres de Chevalerie, Paris, France

  • 1989Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres, Minister of Culture, Paris, France

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2010Threading Orbs: Jacquard Tapestries and Works on Paper by Thierry W Despont, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2008Thierry W. Despont, Through the Moon Door, Marlborough Gallery, New York , New York , United States.

  • 2007Thierry W. Despont, Masks, Marlborough Fine Art, London, England. (catalogue)

  • 2007Masques, Marlborough Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco. (catalogue)

  • 2006Masks, Marlborough Gallery, New York , New York , United States. (catalogue)

  • 2006Planetas, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina. (catalogue)

  • 2004 Thierry W Despont, Recent Drawings, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States. (catalogue)

  • 2004Thierry W Despont, Recent Watercolors, Marlborough Fine Art, London, England. (catalogue)

  • 2004Thierry W Despont, New Paintings 2002-2003, Marlborough Fine Art, London, England. (catalogue)

  • 2003Thierry W Despont, Leçons de Ténebrès, Chapelle Saint-Louis de la Salpêtrière, Paris, France.

  • 2003Thierry W Despont, Espace Bellevue, Biarritz, France.

  • 2002Thierry W Despont, Paintings and Works on Paper, Marlborough Chelsea, New York , New York , United States. (catalogue)

  • 1993Illustrations for Le Bateau Ivre, Musée Rimbaud, Charlesville, France.

  • 1992Illustrations for Le Bateau Ivre, French Cultural Center, New York, New York , United States.

Group Exhibitions

  • 2011 - 2012Le Cabinet de Curiosités, Marlborough Gallery and Steinitz Gallery at 6 Harrison Street, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2011Moustique, saigneur d’Aigues-Mortes, Centre des monuments nationaux, Paris, France.

  • 2011Summer Group Exhibition, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 201010 ans deja, Marlborough Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco.

  • 2009Starry Messenger: Galileo's Vision in 21st Century Art, Lousiana Art & Science Museum, Baton Rouge, Lousiana, United States.

  • 2009Works on Paper, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States.

  • 2009Summer Exhibition, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, New York , United States.

  • 2009Summer Exhibition, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York , United States.

  • 2008Summer Show, Marlborough Chelsea, New York , New York , United States.

  • 2008Shanghai Art Fair, Shanghai Art Fair, (with Marlborough Gallery), Shanghai, China.

  • 2007Wit and Whimsy, Marlborough Gallery, New York , New York , United States.

Catalogues and Monographs

  • 2010Marlborough Inc.. Threading Orbs: Jacquard Tapestries and Works on Paper by Thierry Despont. New York: Marlborough Gallery.

  • 2008Marlborough Inc.. Thierry W. Despont: Through the Moon Door. New York: Marlborough Chelsea.

  • 2007Marlborough Inc.. Thierry W. Despont: Masques. Monaco: Galerie Marlborough.

  • 2007Marlborough Inc.. Thierry W. Despont: Masks. London: Marlborough Fine Art Ltd..

Books and Articles by the Artist

  • 2008Despont, Thierry. Planets. New York : Assouline Publishing Inc. Also published: 2005

  • 2008Despont, Thierry. Insects. New York : Assouline, Publishing Inc.

  • 2007Despont, Thierry. Masks. New York : Assouline Publishing Inc. Also published: 2006

  • 2005Despont, Thierry. Houses I, II, III, V. New York : The Office of Thierry W. Despont, Ltd and Marquand Books. Dates Published: 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005

  • 1992Rimbaud, Arthur. Le Bateau Ivre. New York : Thornwillow Press. (illustrations by Thierry W. Despont)

  • 1986Despont, Thierry. Restoring the Statue of Liberty. New York : McGraw-Hill.

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