De Monseignat's work translates an interest in psychology, mythology, urban legends, anthropology and other literary or historical sources which refer to birth, fertility, anthropomorphism and the uncanny. Through sculpting, she aims to provide physicality and functionality to such intangible concepts. It is often through the process of hand-making that the piece gains its quirks and idiosyncrasies. She works primarily with organic, mineral, sensual, strong yet vulnerable materials such as marble, fur, glass, steel and textiles that aim to echo the human body’s qualities, vulnerabilities and potentialities. Over the last 3 to 4 years she has been focusing on Greek female mythology characters and has worked with the symbols of the wheel, the pod, the ladder and now the pillar, representing universal entities for life cycles, progress, and rebirth.
Adeline de Monseignat (b.1987) holds a BA in Language and Culture, UCL (2009), a Foundation Diploma, Slade School of Fine Art (2010) and an MA in Fine Arts, City and Guilds of London Art School (2011). Her work has been shown worldwide in galleries and institutions such as Masa Galeria, Ronchini Gallery, Nahmad Projects, Blain Southern, Leila Heller, Victoria Miro, Cob Gallery, Totah, Kandlhofer, Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer, Saatchi Gallery, Freud Museum, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Royal Society of Sculptors, Museo Federico Silva, Museo de Geologia, Exeter Phoenix, and in art fairs including Zona Maco, London Global Art Fair, Art Brussels, Salon Acme, Art Moscow and Arte Fiera Bologna. Residencies include Casa Wabi, Mexico, Villa Lena, Italy, Fibra, Colombia, Hogchester Arts, UK and the Land Art Road Trip, USA. She is the recipient of the RBS Busrary Award 2013, The Catlin Art 2012 Visitor’s Prize and Arcadia Missa Gallery Prize 2011.