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Master of Fine Art International Practice

University College for the Creative Arts at Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Maidstone and Rochester (UCCA)
(formerly Kent Institute of Design - KIAD)
Canterbury Campus Fine Arts Student: Laury Dizengremel


Curriculum Vitae


  • BEPC, Lycée International, Saint-Germain en Laye, France, 1969
  • Baccalauréat (philosophy and languages major), Cours Vauvenargues, Paris, France, 1972
  • Sculpture and Foundry studies (clay modeling, wood and stone carving, plaster and bronze casting), Venice Sculpture Studio (under Martine Vaugel), California, USA, 1975-1982
  • Graphic Design studies, Art Bureau, Los Angeles, California, 1981-1983
  • Sculpture course, Atelier de Métal, Beaux-Arts, Paris, France, 1984-1986
  • Web Design & Internet Marketing studies & projects 1998 - 1999 - 2000
  • Also numerous PR, Marketing and Communication workshops
  • Graduated September 2006 MFA International Practice degree - University College for the Creative Arts (formerly Kent Institute of Art & Design, Canterbury Campus, England)

SHOWS - AWARDS - PUBLIC COMMISSIONS (prior to degree course)

  • International Art Academy of Los Angeles Exhibit, 1979 - Awarded Jury's Selection Prize
  • Muse and Friends Retrospective Show, Tillard, France, 1984
  • Salon du Printemps, Association Nationale des Artistes Français, April 1985
  • Musée des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France,1986 - Awarded Prix de Portrait Paul Louis Weiller
  • Saint Hill European Arts Festival 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2003
  • Chelsea Arts Society Exhibition, London, England, 1992, 1993, 1994 - Sculpture Award 1992
  • Brighton Marina Exhibition, England, 1994
  • Worthing Museum, England, June-September 1995
  • The Grange Museum, Rottingdean, England, 1996
  • Chequer Mead Arts Centre, East Grinstead, England, 1997
  • Opum Magnus Gallery, March-August 1998
  • Isaac Hayes Tribute Event, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 1998
  • Gallery International - 1st Spring Show, East Grinstead, England, 1999
  • RAC Sponsored Autumn Show - East Grinstead, England, 1999
  • China Changchun International Sculpture Symposium 2001 July-September 2001
    See pics of "East Meets West" - the monumental sculpture created at the Symposium plus some pics of China! Also read an article in the China Daily online
  • Harbin China Snow Sculpture Symposium 2001 December 2001)
    Team of 3: Chinese sculptors Zhang Yaxi and Bai Yuliang plus Laury Dizengremel participated in this symposium and won 3rd prize!
  • Faces of China Show within Carl Roehrig's Studio Show 21 September 2002, Hamburg, Germany Two person show
  • The Waitrose Gallery 1-31 March 2003, Western Road, Brighton
    Faces of China Solo Exhibition
  • A-Gallery 8 -14 June 2003, Merton Hall Road, Wimbledon, London - Click here to see my monumental mixed media installation entitled: "Dream Catcher Tribe: Guardians of My Soul"
  • "L'Eté des Sculpteurs" an exhibition of sculpture, 21 June-21 September, Chateau de Bois Guilbert, France
  • International Sculpture Symposium, An Giang, Vietnam 2003, Nui Sam, Chau Doc, An Giang Province
  • International Sculpture Symposium, Hue, Vietnam 2004, Hue city
  • Arte Para Todos 2004, Tegucigalpa, Honduras (organized by the United Nations Development team and the First Lady of Honduras)


  • Dr. Berman, Culver City Obstetrics, California, USA
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Wilkens, Toronto, Canada
  • Ms. Laurel Koftinov, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Mr. Ian Krieger, Venice, California, USA
  • Dr. Philippe Remy, Paris, France
  • Arthur Hubbard, West Hollywood, California
  • Presidential Collection of Mr. François Mitterrand , France
  • Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Caplin, Beverly Hills, California, USA
  • Dr. Owen Dennis, Vice President Chiropractic Association, Dublin, Ireland
  • Mr. Oliver Richardson, New York, USA
  • Mr. and Mrs. Brett Stevens, Dublin, Ireland
  • Cathy & Steven Bird / Liz Bailey Family, Forest Row, East Sussex, England
  • Mr. and Mrs. Martin Ostertag, Stuttgart, Germany,
  • Mr. Peter Schouten, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Mr. and Mrs. Alastair Gordon, Felbridge, West Susssex, England
  • Mr. and Mrs. Nigel Ridpath, Horsham, West Sussex, England
  • Mrs. Margaret Lomas née Luxmore, Devon, England
  • Mr. Jason Ellis, Gibraltar
  • World Literacy Crusade - USA (bronze sculpture portraits of Isaac Hayes, John Travolta and Chick Corea)
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robin Ellis, London, England
  • Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Whicheloe, Bristol, England
  • Gordon Lamb Marketing Group, Chesterfield / Sheffield Showrooms, England
  • Mr. and Mrs. Scott Smith, Charlotte, North Carolina - USA (Portrait of "Cooper" Labrador Retriever)
List of professional commissions executed / works sold / works shown
during course period Sept. 2004-Sept. 2006
  1. Commission by Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Webb, New Forest, England, Sept-Dec 2004 (bronze bust)
  2. Purchase of "Dancer" (limited edition bronze) by Mr. Simon Berry, December 2004
  3. Berry Bros & Rudd, London, England, Oct-Dec 2004 (3 bronze busts)
  4. Commission by Mr. and Mrs. Greg Cassar, Hartfield, Sussex, Sept-December 2004 (bronze bust)
  5. Commission by Mr. and Mrs. Jensen, Wimbledon, England, Sept 2004-May 2005 (terra cotta bust)
  6. Purchase by Mr. and Mrs. James Martino, Oakton, Virginia - USA, April 2005 of "Dreamer" sculpture in bronze
  7. Purchase by Mr. and Mrs. James Martino, Oakton, Virginia - USA, April 2005 of "Face" sculpture in bronze
  8. Commission by Mr. and Mrs. James Martino, Oakton, Virginia - USA, Feb-June 2005 (bronze bust)
  9. Small standing figure as model for lifesize outdoor sculpture project (polyester resin) - April 2005
  10. Purchase of "Artists of the Future" glass sculpture by the HSBC headquarters, Canary Wharf, London, April 2005
  11. For the city of Kunming, China, creation of monumental Tsunami Memorial sculpture - May 2005
  12. A Gallery, Wimbledon - 3 works in bronze exhibited: "Sitting Proud", "Proud to be a Woman", "Dreamer", Sept. 2005 - Feb 2006
List of professional engagements
during course period Sept. 2004-Sept. 2006
  1. Honduras en 24 Horas (Honduras in 24 Hours) event, February 2005, Tegucigalpa, Honduras for United Nations Development Team, Ministry of Culture and Office of Tourism of Honduras (sponsored by Kodak).
  2. Future Hope Exhibition, HSBC Headquarters, Canary Wharf, London April 2005
  3. 1st International Sculpture Symposium Kunming, China. 30 April - 1 June 2005

List of Museums / Galleries / Artist Studios visited
during course period Sept. 2004-Sept. 2006

February 2005
Copan Ancient Mayan site and museum
Tegucigalpa Studio of Honduran sculptor Regina Aguilar
Washington D.C., USA
National Museum of the American Indian
Smithsonian Hirshorn Museum
Isamu Noguchi Master Sculptor exhibition
Hirshorn Sculpture Garden

March 2005
County Meath, Ireland
Ancient Celtic site of the Boyne Valley Hill of Tara
Kaoshiung City local galleries
Taipei Modern Art Gallery National Fine Art Institute of Taiwan Art Gallery Studio of Taiwanese designer / jeweller Studio of Taiwanese sculptor Chang
Chongqing, China
Chongqing Art Museum Studio of Sichuanese sculptor Zhang Yaxi
Studio of Sichuanese sculptor Shen Xiaonan
Studio of Sichuanese painter Rong Wei
Beijing, China Studio of Dalian sculptor Lin Zie Jie

May 2005
Kunming, Yunnan Province, China
Yunnan Fine Art Museum
Private Galleries
Studio of Yunnan sculptor Chen Changwei
Studio of Yunnan sculptor Tao Yini Dali
Lijiang, Yunnan Province, China
Temples, parks, local crafts workshops
June 2005
Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China Temples, art galleries
Studio of painter Ma Aizhou
Urümqi, Xinjiang Autonomous Province, China Tiantan Lake local crafts workshops
Studio of monumental sculptor Li Qian
Sculpture Park of Urumqi

October 2005 Sarasota, Florida, USA Galleria Silecchia Towles Court Artist Colony Sarasota Art Center Gallery 5 Robert Wilson Galleries William Hartman Gallery Dabbert Gallery Hodgell Gallery St Armand's Circle, Florida, USA Wyland Galleries Maui Art Gallery by David Miller Andrew Ford Art & Antiques Peoples Pottery Tampa, Florida, USA Nuance Galleries St-Petersburg, Florida, USA St-Petersburg Art Gallery Clearwater, Florida, USA Visit to studio of glass artist Marlene Rose November 2005 Chongqing, China Museum of Fine Art Studio of painter Zhang Yaxi Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China Private galleries and crafts workshops December 2005 London, England Tate Britain: Turner Prize and Silke Otto-Knapp Tate Modern: Rachel Whiteread and New layout of collections National Portrait Gallery: Self Portrait Renaissance to Contemporary exhibition and permanent collections Islington Design Center: London Art Fair 2006 Mark Jason Gallery: Refracted Realism by Oliver Wilson Chinese Contemporary: Guo Wei, Zhao Bo, Zeng, Hao, Wu Jianjun, Shi Guorei Alan Christea Gallery: Pop Portfolios - Paolozzi, etc. Robert Sandelson: Victor Vasarely in Black & White Brighton, East Sussex, England Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

January 2006

Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England National trust site and gallery/shop
Dartington Hall, Devon, England Gardens, Great Hall, Refectory Goodwood,
West Sussex, England Sculpture at Goodwood Ockley,
Surrey, England Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden
London, England Barbican Art Gallery: Araki - Self, Life, Death
Crafts Council Gallery: Table Manners: Contemporary International Ceramics
Rossi & Rossi Ltd: Visions from Tibet
White Cube: Gilbert & George, Runa Islam, Richard Phillips
Art First: Louis Maqhubela
Archaeus Fine Art: Dan Flavin light sculptures
Waddington Galleries: Bill Woodrow and stock show

February 2006
Dublin, Ireland Francis Bacon studio, video and exhibition National Photographic Archive - A Century of News Photography The Arts Council National Gallery of Ireland Original Print Gallery The Ark Other private art galleries
Leeds, England Henry Moore Institute: Espaco Aberto/Espaco Fechado - Sites for sculpture in modern Brazil
Shaping Modern Sculpture: Stephen Gilbert and Jocelyn Chewett in Post-War Paris
Freud's Sculpture (Sigmund Freud's relationship with sculpture)
Andy Goldsworthy sculptures with leaves (permanent collection)
Leeds City Art Gallery: The Triumph of Painting

March 2006
London The Approach Gallery: Tom Wood
The Chelsea Reach Transition Gallery: Godwottery - Nick Jordan & Jacob Cartwright
Chisenhale Gallery: Dryden Goodwin
Flight Workshop Studio: Caroline Bousfield Gregory
The Showroom: Diann Bauer - Bludgeonerator
Maureen Paley Gallery: Dick Evans
Yorkshire Yorkshire Sculpture Park

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  1. Original Description of MFA Project
  2. Research Methodology Chart for MFA Project
  3. Action Plan 1 -
  4. Action Plan 2 -
  5. Final Description of MFA Project
  1. Essay One 10 January 2005
  2. Essay Two 7 March 2005
  3. Critical Evaluation 1 8 April 2005
  4. Critical Evaluation 2
  5. Critical Evaluation 3
  6. PG Dips - Research Paper for Viva
  7. Artist Statement for MFA Final Show Sept. 2006
  1. Sculpture
  2. Photography
  3. Video
  4. Installation
  1. Personal bibliography
  2. Travel links
  3. Artist and art websites
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. List of professional commissions executed, works purchased and works exhibited during course period Sept. 2004 to Sept. 2006
  3. List of professional engagements (symposia, lectures, etc.) during course period Sept. 2004 to Sept. 2006


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