Studied painting at UC Berkeley / California (1987) and in Paris (1991-1997), trained as a ceramist in Vallauris (2005-2007). Exhibitions of paintings, ceramics, drawings and photography in New York, Vallauris, Paris and London. Lives and works in London
MATTERHORN– In 1984, the French-Texan artist Joëlle Deroy visited Zermatt for the first time. Since then, she has drawn, painted, sketched and photographed the Matterhorn over 300 times. Joëlle Deroy reveals her love for and connection to the Matterhorn in rich, colour superimpositions, sometimes figurative, sometimes abstract, that portray the mountain and its striking form layer by layer. The mountain gives her a creative energy: “It is a force with whom I find a connection to my own being, my own force.” With each work, with each canvas, she writes and rewrites her varied tales about the mountain in marvellous geometries and colour schemes – and the Matterhorn always determines the script. Deroy sees the melting pot of her artistic creativity in “The Concept of the Frontier” – straddling the border between Italy and Switzerland, this is precisely the concept that the majestic Matterhorn most impressively represents.