A pioneer of street art, Miss.Tic (Paris, 1956) since the early 1980s has adorned the streets of Paris with her stencil graffiti.
The pioneering works
Often depicting fierce, beautiful women, with slogans or wordplays, the artist plays with messages about society, life and love, desire and leaving to impress the audience. Miss.Tic’s work has played a fundamental role in validating Urban Art in the eyes of institutions and critics alike, shifting it from a “minor”, “underground” or “counterculture” art form, to a fully artistic socio-cultural phenomenon which culminated in the 2000s. Thanks to the pioneering works of Miss.Tic, Urban Art entered the museum and gallery scene.
Miss.Tic is an internationally renowned character: in 2010 Larousse asked her to create illustrations for the special edition of its Dictionary; in 2011 the French Postal Service printed a series of collector’s stamps of her works for International Women’s Day. Even Louis Vuitton, Kenzo, and Longchamp have used her figures, which are bold yet fragile, to represent their collections. In 2007 she was chosen by Claude Chabrol to illustrate the poster for his film La Fille Coupée en Deux, and in 2011 by the renowned “Art Rock” festival of Saint Brieuc. Again in 2011, a portrait of the writer Amélie Nothomb that she created for the Femme de l’être exhibition (dedicated to female icons around the world), was used as the book cover for Tuer le pére. Femme de l’être is also the title of Miss.Tic’s first monograph, written by Christophe Génin in 2008.
Most important exhibitions
Over the past twenty years Miss.Tic has received numerous commissions and her works have come to be included in both private and public collections: in the Fond d’Art Contemporain de la Ville de Paris in 1999; the Street Art collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, 2005; in 2009 the Musée Ingres in Montauban. Miss.Tic continues to work in the urban environment at night throughout her city and is actively taking part in many exhibitions. In 2019 the artist participated in CONQUÊTE URBAINE at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Calais, she has also had works in Art Urbain, Espace d’Art Le Comoedia, Brest (France, 2020), a solo show at the Le Belle Horense in Paris (2020), Expo OpenArt Dirty4Handz in Paris 2019; DES MOTS COEURS at Galerie Brugier-Rigail (Paris, 2018), Urban Artwood, Galerie Joël Knafo (Paris, 2017).