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Born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad in 1959. In 1984 after hesitating between the United States and England,
Kenneth Alfred moved to France to pursue his art education and immerse himself in European culture.
He obtained a French government scholarship and enrolled at the Ecole National Supérieure des beaux-arts
in Paris, National Academy of Fine Arts. He dedicated himself to painting, drawing and to print-making,
his works are acquired as early as 1998 by The Albertina in Vienna and the Neue Galerie in Linz, Austria.
In 1990 after graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts he was admitted to the French Academy in Rome
and spent a year at the Villa Medicis.

In 1994 he wins the Lacourière printmaking prize. His works are acquired by The Museum for Drawing and
Original Prints, Gravelines, France, the National Library, Paris, the National Fund for Contemporary Art,
among other collections both public and private.

Added to his activity in drawing and painting, for more than ten years he has been investigating the
potential of the association of new techniques of reproduction with traditional print-making techniques.
This has lead to a questioning of the presentation as well as the surfaces used in printed works.

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Painter/printmaker
Born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, 1959
Naturalised French citizen
Lives and works in Montreuil and Paris

1994 Lacourière printmaking prize
1990/91 Resident at The French Academy in Rome, Villa Médicis

 

Personal and group exhibitions selection
2006  A scent of drawing, Ateliers 2, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France
2006  Résonance, Wallone Centre, Paris, France
2005  Centre for Engraving and The Printed Image, La Louvière, Belgium
2004  Simoncini Gallery, Luxembourg
2004  Pitch Gallery, Paris – Landscapes 
2003  Darthea Speyer Gallery, Paris – Homage to Marc Tobey, France
1998  L’Hôtel, Caen, France
1998  Center for Engraving and The Printed Image, La Louvière, Belgium – En Filigrane 
1998  Museum of Fine Art, Caen – Heureux le Visionnaire
1997  National Print Center – Public Commission, French Ministry of Culture
1997  Drawing and Original Print Museum, Gravelines, France
1996  Le Quai, Mulhouse, France
1996  National Library, Paris, France
1996  Ivry Art Centre, Fernand Léger Gallery, France
1995  National Library, Paris, France
1994  Fair for Printed Works and Art Editions, SAGA, Paris, France
1991  Villa(s) 2, Villa Médicis, Rome and La Garenne-Lemot, Gétigné-Clisson, France
 
Collections selection

Albertina Museum, Vienna, Austria
Neue Galerie, Linz, Austria
National Library, Paris, France
Drawing and Original Print Museum, Gravelines, France
Baudouin Lebon Gallery, Paris, France
National Fund for Contemporary Art, Paris, France
Artothèque de Caen, Angers, Mulhouse and Limousin, France
Centre for Engraving and the Printed Image, La Louvière, Belgique
Private collections

 
Bibliography selection

Laurence Boitel, A scent of drawing, Exhibition Ateliers 2 Villeneuve d’Ascq, France, 2006
Catherine de Braekeleer, Celine Chicha, Emmanuel Pernoud, Visions Fugitives,
Exhibition at The Center for Engraving and the Printed Image, La Louvière, Belgium, 2005
Céline Chicha, Print News, No 194, May-June issue 2004
Emmanuel Pernoud, En filigrane. Looking at contemporary print, National Library, Paris 1993
Triennale des Amériques, Maubeuge, 1993
Stéphanie Katz, Exhibition journal, Ivry Art Centre, France, 1993

Interview with Olivier Kaeppelin, Villa(s) 2 Villa Médicis, Rome and La Garenne-Lemot, Gétigné-Clisson, 1991
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