The Creatures Series is based on my own subjective experience of the city through the people I cross paths with, on a daily basis. The characters evolve and interact with each other like a micro-society but the figures seem to be floating, placed on a neutral white background with no sense of perspective. The clothing/uniforms worn by the characters and their body positions (kneeling, crawling, bending, jumping, praying…) are reminiscent of my childhood but also contain fragments of daily news anchored in an urban context. My Creatures seem to be spreading into a molecular environment in which each of the figures is driven by an inner force. Found paper, used fabric, strips of plastic or scraps of wall paint, fragments and little objects found on the street are used for the making of The Creatures Series which become creations and products of the city itself.
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.