Graduated 2021 from the Beaux-Arts de Paris with the congratulations of the jury, Tatiana Trouvé and Dominique Figarella workshops, Clédia Fourniau is the winner of the 3rd edition of the Sisley - Beaux-Arts de Paris Prize for Young Creation, a novel award aimed at supporting young contemporary creation, as well as the place of women in art and society.


"The eye dances across the canvas, from the center to the sides, caught up in the undulations of a pictorial body yet motionless. There is, in each work of Clédia Fourniau, a succession of colored layers that calls to dive into the depth, or rather to go up to its surface, towards the opening on which is superimposed a translucent stratification of resins. [...]
Clédia Fourniau uproots the fundamentals to better understand the components and deployments: the object that makes work, the work that is object, the whole that is art. A thorny, even existential, reflection in the immaterial era of the metaverse and NFT. Anne-Laure Peressin, art critic



Clédia Fourniau will receive an endowment of €5,000 and an exhibition at Sisley's headquarters at 3 avenue de Friedland in Paris from June 10 to 30, 2022.



Among the 76 2019, 2020, or 2021 graduating artists to apply, 10 additional artists particularly caught the jury's attention:


Kenia Almaraz Murillo, 2020 graduate, Pauline Brami, 2021 graduate, Aïda Bruyère, 2020 graduate, Clément Courgeon, 2021 graduate, Morgane Ely, 2021 graduate, Valentine Estève, 2020 graduate, Ninon Hivert, 2021 graduate, Prosper Legault, 2020 graduate, Winnie Mo Reilly, 2020 graduate, Eugénie Touzé, 2021 graduate




For the third edition, the Beaux-Arts de Paris and Sisley have put together a jury of excellence composed exclusively of women. Inspired and inspiring, they came together to elect the winner, share their vision and bring, on contemporary issues that art can embody or illustrate, the views and sensibilities of professionals.

The jury is composed of a group of women who have been selected by the jury.

Jury chaired by Christine d'Ornano, deputy general manager of Sisley, and composed of Kathy Alliou, director of the art department at Beaux-Arts de Paris, Ymane Chabi-Gara, artist and winner of the 2021 Prize, Nina Childress, artist and professor at the Beaux-Arts de Paris, Alexandra Fain, director of Asia Now, Eleonora Galasso, writer, columnist and lecturer, Julie Gayet, actress, producer and director, Cathia Lawson-Hall, director of the investment bank for Africa, Société Générale, Alexia Niedzielski co-founder of System Magazine, Nathalie Vallois, Georges-Philippe and Nathalie Vallois gallery, Cécile Verdier, president of Christie's France, Valérie Vesque-Jeancard, deputy director of Vinci Airports and president of Vinci railways, Anne-Sophie Von Claer, deputy editorial director of Le Figaro.




Among the works presented:


Series 195-130/HV, 2019-2021, polymeric preparation, acrylic ink, dye, gesso, scotch, mica and resin on canvas, 195 x 130 cm © Romain Darnaud


Kernelite 3624 pink, 2022, polymeric preparation, acrylic ink, dye, mica and resin on textile, 36 x 24 cm © Romain Darnaud - Weiss Endowment Fund