Franco-British artist Delphine Hogarth Lafaye creates mixed-media paintings on canvas by playing with color and using a sense of humor. While her paintings remain graphic and abstracted in terms of the recognizable shapes featured, a few figurative details act as clues to guide the eye of the viewer into the buried story. These clues make sure the viewer is included into the subtle communication she attempts to create.

Although the classical perspective has been mostly banished, color explores a far-away and close spatial environment within the painting. It is sometimes subdued with thinner layers, but occasionally jumps out of the canvas. Opaque and transparent areas spawn openings and holes where sensibilities are conjured.

Solo Exhibitions

2020 Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, USA

2019 Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, USA

2016 Chapters, Thackeray Gallery, London

2012 Zero10 Gallery, The Assembly Rooms, Soho, London

2011 Zero10 Gallery, The Assembly Rooms, Soho, London

2010 L’Etage du Froid, Fat Galerie, Paris 3ieme, France

2009 Urban Blueprints, Piers Feetham Gallery, London

2007 Room with a Woman, Fat Galerie, Paris 3ieme, France

Selected Mixed Shows

2020 Selected for Carré Sur Seine 2020, Paris, France
2020 Mixed Show, Thackeray Gallery, London, UK

2019 Young International Art Fair, Paris, France

2018 Selected John Moores Prize, Walker Art Gallery, National Museum of Liverpool Life is Beautiful, Atlantic Gallery, New York

2017 Salon d Automne, Paris, Grand Palais, France
Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, Paris, France
Josie Eastwood Fine Art Gallery, UK
Thackeray Gallery Group Show, London

2016 The Columbia Threadneedle Prize, Mall Galleries, London
selected for the Columbia Threadneedle Prize Exhibition, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence

2015 Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London selected finalist for the Conversation Prize,
Portrait of Mike Bliss, commissioned by Mall Galleries- Summer Show, Thackeray Gallery -UK Art for Youth, Art Fair, Mall Galleries, London- 3 New Artists, Thackeray Gallery, London, UK

2014 UK Art for Youth, Art Fair, Royal College of Art, London, UK
Thackeray Gallery Winter Show, London, UK

2013 UK Art for Youth, ART FAIR, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2012 Debut, John Martin Gallery, London, UK
20-21 International Art Fair; Royal College of Art, London, UK

2009 12 Figures, Fat Galerie, Paris 3ieme, France
20-21 International Art Fair, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2006 Group Show - Fat Galerie, Loft Sevigné, Paris, France
Slick / Fiac represented by Fat Galerie, Montrouge, France

2002 Grands et Jeunes d’Aujourd hui, Art Fair, Espace Effeil-Branly, Paris, France

2000 Grands et Jeunes d’Aujourd’hui,Espace Auteuil, Paris France