I hold an MA in art history from the University of Cambridge, and an MPhil in literary translation and art history from the University of London Institute in Paris. My first published study is Matisse: The Books (Thames & Hudson, University of Chicago Press, September 2020), a reading of Matisse’s eight major livres d’artiste.
I have over twenty years’ experience as a translator of monographs, exhibition catalogues, Web sites, sponsorshp materials, press information and gallery panels, for leading publishers/publications (Flammarion, Somogy, Philip Wilson, the Bénézit Dictionary), French art events (the Lyon Biennale, La Force de l’Art, temporary exhibitions at the Louvre and the Musée Marmottan, MONUMENTA…), institutions including the Louvre, the Centre Pompidou Paris and Metz, the Musée Marmottan, the Musée Rodin, the Musée Fabre (Montpellier), the CNAP (Dept of Visual Arts at the French Minstry of Culture) and the Institut National de l’Histoire de l’Art, and private foundations, galleries and institutions in Brussels, Geneva and Québec.
Selected published translations:
Lee Ufan: Inhabiting time
Jean-Marie Gallais et al.
Exhibition catalogue, Centre Pompidou Metz, 2019
Translator of the catalogue for this major retrospective of the work of Korean-born sculptor, painter and draughtsman Lee Ufan, February – September 2019.
Lee Mingwei: 9 Histoires / 9 Stories / 九則故事
ed. Nicolas Garait
les presses du réel, 2018
Translator of the English section of this trilingual survey of nine key projects in the career of Taiwanese participatory artist Lee Mingwei.
Mondes Flottants, 14th Lyon Biennale,
Emma Lavigne, Thierry Raspail et al., (ed. Nicolas Garait)
les presses du réel, 2017
Contributing translator of the 2017 catalogue of France’s major contemporary art biennale.
Icons of Modern Art: The Shchukin Collection,
(ed. Anne Baldassari)
Contributing translator of the catalogue for the first exhibition outside Russia of works from the Shchukin collection, at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, October 2016 – February 2017.
From Marie-Antoinette’s Garden
Elisabeth de Feydeau
Elisabeth de Feydeau’s fascinating study is part herbary, part garden history, and partly the tragic story of Marie-Antoinette herself, told through the plants and flowers she loved, and which accompanied her even to prison at the Conciergerie. With extracts from contemporary records and eye-witness accounts of the Trianon gardens, Marie-Antoinettes’ own letters, and the memoirs of her staff.
Berthe Morisot: the beautiful painter
Jean-Dominique Rey and Sylvie Patry
Rey’s classic study is translated into English for the first time with a new foreword by Sylvie Patry, reinstating Morisot as one of the founders and leaders of the Impressionist group, a pivotal, radical figure in the history of Western painting.
Claude Lévêque: Le grand soir
Christian Bernard et. al.
Catalogue of the French pavilion at the 2011 Venice Art Biennale, featuring immersive, conceptual art pioneer Claude Lévêque.
Régis Durand et. al.
Exhibition catalogue for the major Sherman retrospective held at the Jeu de Paume, Paris, in 2007.