The Functional Art of Nicola L.
In the thirty years since her first exhibitions, Nicola L. has returned
to the body on numerous occasions, producing extremely limited editions
of lamps, see-through planters, aquariums, storage containers, tables,
and her famous "Femme Commode" and "Femme Coffre Fort".
She had her first show at Daniel Templon Gallery Paris in 1969, followed
by many exhibitions in european galleries and museums, as well as a
show in New York at Wadell Gallery in 1973.
She moved to New York in 1979 where her functional work was featured
between 1986 and 2009 in numerous galleries including: Alan Moss,
Vrej Baghoomian, Peder Bonier, Wooster Projects as well as Twentieth Gallery in L.A. and 21st21st Gallery in NYC. She had a major retrospective show at Ingrao Gallery, NYC in 2006.
She is currently showing her work at Galerie Patricia Dorfmann, Galerie Favardin & de Verneuil and Galerie Catberro in Paris. Nicola is part of the show 'Elles' at Centre Pompidou, Paris which will be shown for a year. At the same time she is part of the show 'Elles á l'honneur' at Galerie Pierre-Alain Challier, Paris.
Nicolas work is frequently featured in auctions at Christie's,
Sotheby's, and Bonhams & Butterfield.
Her work is part of the permanent collections of the Museum of Beaubourg,
Antwerpen Museum of Contemporary Art, The Museum of Modern Art of
Glasgow, The Collection of The Frac Bretagne and many private American
and European collections.