French sculptor Alain Kurylo was born in 1952 in Chantilly, France. After gaining his Diploma in the late 70s at the National Paris School of Applied Arts (E.N.S.A.A.) under the tutelage of the influential sculptor Volti and the pioneering designer Serge Mouille, he embarked on his own work based on the human form, which has fascinated him for nearly a quarter of a century.
Alain has exhibited at major shows and art fairs across France, mainly in the South, the Loire Valley and Paris. For the last fifteen years he has concentrated on the human outline – the silhouette – and his work around this theme is constantly evolving with the use of new and diverse materials.
He has work in many public and private collections worldwide. In the UK he has exhibited regularly, most recently at The Grove in Hertfordshire, at the Broomhill Sculpture Park, Barnstaple, Devon, where he has an installation on permanent show, and with great success at AAF London in Battersea with Carina Haslam Art. He collaborates on a regular basis with several major galleries in France including Galerie Bénédicte Giniaux in Bergerac, Galerie Anagama in Versailles, Atelier Patrick Hugonnot in Guérande and Galerie Mondiale, Blonville. Since 2015, Alain has been represented exclusively in the UK by Carina Haslam Art, with huge success at major art fairs around the world.
Exhibitions (all with Carina Haslam Art)
2016 Affordable Art Fair (AAF), London: Battersea/Hampstead
AAF New York
20/21 International Art Fair, Royal College of Art, London
Affordable Art Fair (AAF), London: Battersea/Hampstead
AAF New York
Chelsea Art Fair
Cambridge City Art Fair
20/21 International Art Fair, Royal College of Art
AAF New York City with Carina Haslam Art (CHA)
Chelsea Art Fair, London with CHA
AAF London with CHA
Perche Biennial of Contemporary Art
After Puls' Art (the 'off' of the International Contemporary Art Fair, Le Mans)
Grands Formats, Exhibition of Monumental Art Briare ( Domaine de Roches)
'Expressions of Movement', The Grove, Hertfordshire, UK
Glineur Gallery, Ile de Ré
Gallery Les 7 Parnassiens, Paris
Puls' Art (international Contemporary Art Fair, Le Mans)
Duo d'Artistes with Joanna Hair, Le Mans
The Enchanted Week, Abbey of Asnières
Broomhill Sculpture Park. Permanent Installation of the twenty sculptures entitled 'Vernissage'
Town of Le Mans Sculpture prize
Major exhibition of monumental works in metal and clay, Malicorne Museum Gardens, Sarthe
Cafmeyer Gallery, Knokke-Heist, Belgium
Public commissions and projects
Grand Palais Art Fair, Paris
Public commissions for monumental pieces in Luçon, Saumur and Bressuire and Saumur (Pichard Medals)
Exhibiting with the FIDEM (Fédération Internationale Des Editeurs de Médailles) in Helsinki, London and Paris
Founder of artistic co-operative Tard Le Soir (Late Night Art), with Joanna Hair, Nicolas Jolivot, Bernard Viandier and Daniel Collette
Les Ronds-points de Novembre (Art Hits the Roundabouts) aimed at incorporating monumental works of sculpture into people's everyday life.
Oceanarium, Brest (Même pas Peur!)
Five minute expert: outdoor sculpture – THE TELEGRAPH (featuring Alain Kurylo) by Luci Noel, Director of the Affordable Art Fair