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.

See more of Fanny's work at fannyallie.com

My work shows traces of a fleeting moment, an ephemeral existence and most of all, a narrative that links us to each other in our daily life.

In my recent collage work, I tear apart and re-assemble pieces of found fabric, mixed media and newsprint images to create imaginary characters. This collection of small collaged figures are informed by my daily observation of people living on the New York City streets, the news and through personal recollections.
A city is made by all the individuals who inhabit it; the ones that we see everyday and the invisible ones who merge with facades and sidewalks and who become the street itself. My practice is based on my own subjective experience of the city through the people I cross paths with, on a daily basis.

Found materials is at the core of my practice: 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 my characters which become creations and products of the city itself. My imaginary characters inspired by underground and unseen human figures often carry and develop alternative economies, in an urban context.

In conversation with my solitary studio practice, which is driven by the handmade process, I develop site-specific public art projects. The human figure, with a particular interest in its outline or trace, is at the core of my public work and play with ideas of memory and the mark we leave on places and others.

In March 2017, I will install Exquisite Corpse, a public, interactive and community-centered sculpture created for Putnam Plaza in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, in collaboration with DOT Arts.