Brève braise (Brief embers)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Manon Bellet is a French artist who has lived and worked in New Orleans since 2016. Bellet holds a BA/MFA from the University of the Arts, ECAV Switzerland. She is the recipient of the Monroe Fellowship from the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South at Tulane University, New Orleans, and has been awarded residencies at Citée des Arts, Paris, France; International Studio Residency Program, Berlin, Germany; International Studio Residency Program, Warsaw, Poland; and A Studio in the Woods, New Orleans. Bellet has a broad teaching background, giving workshops in various schools and art academies in Switzerland and Germany.
Joan Mitchell Center Residency, 2021
My work spans a range of mediums, such as photography, installation, sculpture, video, drawing, and olfaction. It is most important for me to animate the material rather than manipulate it, and to transform it rather than produce it. I like to reveal what already exists in the chosen material and to allow it to experience a new life.”