Anne-Michelle Vrillet: Mina was born in 1956 in Paris.
She had her first exhibition in Tournus in 1972. After studying Art in “Ecole du Louvre” , she travelled in Middle East for 18 months attracted as well by the light as by
the way of life of the autochtones.
Back in Europe, she met and became the assistant of Frederique Dolphin-Meunier (designer at Valentino, Dior and Nina Ricci). Thanks to her acquaintances in 1979, after the birth of her older daughter, she devoted herself to the theatre. She worked with Pierre-Christmas Drain,the assistant of whom she became on “ Paris by Night” Mouloudji with the Theatre 71 pennies the direction of G.Kayak then on Yvonne princess of Burgundy of Gombrowic. Follows in Montreuil 2 Antigone de Chevalier, Nantes Passion White, Opéra-rock of F.Moranges and a series of advertising films including in 82 “Hilti”, 83 “Shell” and 84 “Chocoletti” films preceded in France. In 1985, she turned with S.Gainsbourg for Adidas, film preceded in England.
From 1983 to 1988, she collaborated in the collections Funny people, of Around the world and at the same time she has created a trademark of underwear : Seura Bernhardt and frequently moved in Morocco. She exposed in 1989 to Cheroy in Paris, then took part in the communication campaign of the Illouz Jazzman with Mediartis and she assured the control of the group as manager producer in New-York.
From 1990 to 1995, she was chief stage designer on the festival “Around the Voice” of Argenteuil(from 18 to 27 spectacles in 2 months).
During this period 17 spectacles were created. She met Olivier Medicus from the “ Ecole Florent”. During these years, she dealt with weekly local newspaper of Argenteuil city, Which let her in charge of the communication an all the visual supports concerning the building of the new Town hall.
In 1998, she worked in the event-driven and as stage designer she collaborated in the creation of different rooms : The House, the Island with the parrots for the group Paris Congress, she took also part in the installation of Aquaboulevard at the time of the opening of the complex of cinemas.
She has been in charge of The logistic control and decoration during the renovation of the Empire Theater.
She started to work on digital image, 2D and 3D, in 2000. She created various decorations paintings (Trompe-l’oeil) for private individuals or companies of decoration of events (mural) but she was more and more devoting to her Art : the painting. For these 2 last years, except some decorations of which those of the round trucks of Renault (2005) and one concerning the train da Vinci has coded (2006) which Were financed to her by the company 2A.D.co, she is sharing her time between Graphic creation on computer (Web) and the workshop (Studio).
In 2004, for the 5th Festival “Montmartre en Europe” in which 24 countries were represented, she created the site and was chosen as the artist for the design of the poster and other supports (catalogues, leaflets…)
She was present at Debrecen this year in the exhibition of French contemporary painters (“Montmartre in Europe) Organised for the Spring Festival by Fönix and the City of Debrecen. This summer, one of these work was acquired by the museum of modern art of Debrecen (Hungary), where it currently exposes.
Next exhibition in Paris : From September 21st to October 7th 2006, at the Liszt gallery: 2 place Franz Liszt, 75010 Paris.
Since ten years, my research is centered on the transfer of the conscience towards the objects, real keystone in the magic of creation. My pictorial process takes into account the human unity : the spiritual, physical and mental point of view. The matter, the music, the light, and the breath play an important part in my work. The wealth of the heritage is for me source of creation, of expression of what our time is living of deeper.
This reappropriation allows the expression of sensitivity and modern mentality. It is really to combine strengths and energies of nature, and to require the participation of the public as well in the real world as in the imaginary one. It is to borrow, to express oneself, the ways of science, technology and philosophy by combining various artistic expressions.
Currently the paleontologists consider that certain parietal paintings of Europe (transformations of men into animals) would represent scenes and symbols of the chamanic type and would be related to these rituals. My aim is to try to join them by putting in resonance the matters and colors of my paintings, to manage random chemical reactions of materials, to request the directions of the real and imaginary worlds, in order to approach the higher modes of perception: imagination, intuition and perspicacity.