Denis Miau

Visual artist in Albi


Denis MiauPainter Denis Miau lives in Albi in the heart of Occitania. Come discover his works, halfway between abstract and figurative art. Visual artist in Albi

Visual artist Denis Miau was born in 1951 in Pauillac, southwestern France. Drawn early on by painting, he pursues studies in Paris at the Lycée Claude Bernard, and subsequently at the Sorbonne, the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and the Atelier de Montparnasse. In 1974, he sets up shop permanently in Albi in 1974, and holds his first exhibition at age 27.

Over sixty personal exhibitions bear his name, in France and abroad, in galeries as well as in cultural centers and museums in Paris, Albi, Geneva, Nantes, Thonon-les-Bains, Toulouse, Castelsarrasin, Lacapelle-Marival, Saint-Emilion, Nagoya, Tokyo, Hiroshima, Lorient, Rennes, Antananarivo, Lacanau, Gaillac, Strasbourg.

Denis Miau has participated in numerous salons and biennales: Salon d’Automne at the Grand Palais in Paris – Art Junction International Fail in Nice – 26th World Art Festival of Okayama – Paris Postal Museum – Soulac Museum of Art and Archaeology – Gaillac Fine Arts Museum.

His works are exhibited in France and abroad and figure in numerous public and private collections:

Collections : Fondation de France, Emperor of Japan, Presidency of Madagascar, NMS Rabetafika, City of Gaillac, Krochitsky Museum of Sebastopol, Phoenix Art Museum in Wuxi, City of Lijiang (gift of the artist on the occasion of the twin-city agreement between Albi and Lijiang).

Purchase : Principality of Monaco, French Ministry of National Education, Youth and Sports, Conseil Général of theTarn, City of Albi.

Excerpts from « A blend of abstract and figurative » by Roger Bouillot, 1992, Radio commentator and art writer.

…Overall, Denis Miau’s painting and lithographic work make for a highly interesting blend of the abstract and the figurative. His painting is dense and anchored to the essence of life, colored by a somewhat idealized vision of a paradise lost. His work has drawn the attention of eminent art historians, such as René Huyghe and Gaston Diehl. Denis Miau holds out the promise of beautiful talent, original and faithful to our time…

Denis Miau is listed in the Bénézit, Paris, Editions Gründ, 1999. (Critical dictionary and reference texts of painters, sculptors, drawing and etching artists of all times and from all countries).