The Glowing Homeless

"The Glowing Homeless", 72in x 22in x 7in, neon light, 2011


“The Glowing Homeless”, 72in x 22in x 7in, neon light, 2011
Public Art event organized by Bring to Light NYC (Nuit Blanche), in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

The Glowing Homeless is a neon outline of a human form resting on a park bench. Representing the homeless person sound asleep amongst the park’s crowds, through a rendering of neon light, I created an alluring object for Bring to Light NYC (Nuit Blanche). Through my implementation of attractive materials, I reversed the normal reaction of avoidance, and drew people towards the form on the bench.

“Silhouettes”, neon light and metal structure, height ranging from 5.4ft to 6ft, St Eustache church, Paris, France, ©2012 for Rubis Mécénat
For Silhouettes, solo exhibition at St Eustache Church in Paris, France in December 2012, I conceived a set of works in situ, inspired by a video produced in 2008, Bamboos. Five neon silhouettes were adopting positions of contemplation and serenity. Silhouettes is impregnated with the mystery and aura of St. Eustache. Subdued lights appear suddenly here and there in the church. When lit, the individual figures exist only through their contours, illuminating the spirit of the subject. Rubis Mécénat curated the exhibition and commissioned the art pieces.


Fanny Allié was born in Montpellier, South of France. She graduated from Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie (The National School of Photography) in Arles, France in 2005 and moved to New York City shortly after graduating.

She was a selected artist for the program, Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) at the Bronx Museum of the Arts during 2006-07, A.I.R Gallery, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, Roger Smith Arts Space, Chashama and St Eustache Church in Paris, France have organized solo exhibitions of her work.

Fresh Window Gallery, Freight + Volume Gallery, Field Projects, BRIC Rotunda Gallery, FIGMENT, Dekalb Gallery/Pratt Institute and The Bronx Museum among others have featured her work in group exhibitions.

Her work has appeared in the New York Times, NY Magazine, Brooklyn Magazine, Hyperallergic, Le Monde Diplomatique, DNA Info, Marie Claire Italy and Artspace Magazine.

She showed her work with Fresh Window Gallery during Art Basel for VOLTA 12 in Basel, Switzerland in June 2016. Fanny was awarded the 2015-16 AIR Gallery fellowship.

In 2017 she will install her new interactive public sculpture Exquisite Corpse in collaboration with DOT in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.

She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

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