Fanny Allié was born in 1981 in Montpellier, France. She graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie (National School of Photography) in Arles, France in 2005. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, USA. She is a multidisciplinary artist exploring mostly sculpture, installation, collage and drawing. Her public artworks are created in situ and take into account the social and geographic context in which they are rooted. Princeton University, DOT Art, A.I.R Gallery, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, Fresh Window gallery, Chashama and St Eustache Church in Paris, France have organized solo exhibitions of her work. In April 2017, Fanny installed her interactive, community-based and participatory public art sculpture Exquisite Corpse in collaboration with DOT Art and A.I.R Gallery in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. From February to April 2018, Princeton University (Woodrow Wilson School) organized a solo show of her work.
With Silhouettes, a project encompassing neon sculptures, terracotta sculptures, video and performance, Fanny Allié establishes a dialogue between her installations and a site brimming with spirituality, St. Eustache Church.
Traces and memory are central to Fanny Allié’s artistic concerns. Her work explores the notion of immateriality of the body by emphasizing its shapes and silhouette. Echoing the aura of the location, she brings to the fore the mystery of the body and of the spirit, installing within the church a discreet light which invites one to contemplate and remain silent. In this way, Silhouettes took on another dimension during the Advent period.