Artist Miguel Chevalier (b. 1958) has focused exclusively on computers as a means for artistic expression since 1978 and is known as one of the pioneers of digital art. The artist’s work is experimental and multidisciplinary with a firm grounding in art history. Chevalier graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, Paris, in 1980 and went on to the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Decoratifs. He was awarded the Lavoisier scholarship by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1983 and continued his studies at the Pratt Institute, New York. In 1994, he was artist in residence at the Kujoyama Villa, Kyoto, Japan.
Chevalier draws inspiration from recurring art-historical themes such as nature and artifice, flows and networks, ornamental design and cityscapes. He continuously explores questions raised by the contemporary hybrid and generative image in today’s digital age by reformulating familiar motives, themes and aesthetics with the help of digital tools.
Chevalier’s work has been widely exhibited internationally including: L’Origine du Monde, Art Paris Art Fair, projection on Grand Palais facade, Paris, 2014; El Origen del mundo, Filux, Festival Internacional de las Luces, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico, 2013; Power Pixels (cat.), Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh; 2013; Power Pixels, a-part Festival, Carrières de Lumières, Baux-de-Provence, 2012; Power Pixels, Oi Futuro Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, 2011; and Fractal Flowers in vitro, Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris, 2009.
A monograph of the artist’s work from 1985 to 2000 was published by Flammarion, featuring essays by Pierre Restany, Laurence Bertrand Dorleac and Patrick Imbard.
Miguel Chevalier lives and works in Paris, France, and is represented by Louise Alexander Gallery.