Agathe Bouton is a French artist, originally from Paris. She moved to Philadelphia 3 years ago, and is now based in Wynnewood PA. She works mainly in various forms of printmaking, but also in painting and collage.
She studied in one of the finest and most famous applied art schools of Paris, ESAA Duperre, and has shown her art in many exhibitions in France and around Europe, as well as Australia, Japan, India, Burma, West Africa, Turkey and the USA. She has won a number of awards for her work.
Some of Agathe’s work is displayed at the Gallery Martine Namy-Caulier in Paris, and she also has work in the permanent collection of the National Library of Paris.
Since leaving Paris 13 years ago Agathe has lived and exhibited her work in London, Rangoon (Burma), Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Dakar (Senegal), and Istanbul (Turkey), before now settling in the US. Her work is inspired and fed by all her experiences and the cultures she has interacted with during her travels.
Her work breaks the boundaries of the traditional medium of engraving and etching. Her modern approach to this ancient technique means her work tends to be more colorful and pictorial, and less graphic than traditional engraving.
Agathe is a Professional Artist Member at the Main Line Art Center in Haverford, PA, InLiquid Creative Member, Artist Member at the Center for Emerging Visual Artists and Full Member of the 3rd Street Gallery in Philadelphia.
About 3rd Street Gallery: The Gallery has been in existence since 1978, opening in its first space on the corner of 3rd and Bainbridge in South Philadelphia. As one of the oldest artist-run fine art galleries in the City it has been home to thousands of Philadelphia artists. The members are a diverse group of artists of all ages and backgrounds. They are multigenerational, have advanced degrees in the arts as well as the sciences, work in diverse media from the traditional to the digital, range from the classically trained to the self-taught and include arts educators, award-winners, and artists whose work is collected by museums as well as by corporate and private collectors.
The Annex is located within the Main Gallery and provides additional space for members to exhibit their work.