I translate monographs, exhibition catalogues, Web sites, gallery panels, press information and sponsorship materials for leading French and francophone museums, galleries, publishers, and events.
Translation clients past and present include publishers Flammarion, Somogy, Philip Wilson, and Gründ (the Bénézit Dictionary); the Venice and Lyon Biennales, La Force de l’Art and MONUMENTA at the Grand Palais, Paris; and leading msueums – the Louvre (temporary exhibitions, texts and voiceovers for interactive modules on the museum’s first Web site, the online ATLAS database of works, launch materials for the Louvre Lens and Abu Dhabi…), the Musée Marmottan Monet, the Centre Pompidou Paris and Metz (exhibitions including Lee Ufan and Marc Chagall), the Musée Rodin, the Musée Fabre (Montpellier) and the Musées de Strasbourg. Institutional clients include the CNAP (Department of Visual Arts at the French Minstry of Culture), the Institut National de l’Histoire de l’Art, together with private foundations and galleries in Brussels (La Verrière) and Geneva.
I hold an MA in English literature, literary translation and art history from the University of Cambridge (Queens’ College) and a research MPhil. from the University of London Institute in Paris, on the translation challenges posed by French livres d’artiste.
Modern Couples: Art Intimacy and the Avant-garde Jane Alison, Coralie Malissard, Barbican/Centre Pompidou Metz, 2018/19
Contributing translator to the catalogue of this ground-breaking exhibition exploring the lives of creative 20th-century couples.
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.
Mondes Flottants / Floating Worlds: 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
Part herbary, part garden history, 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 accounts of the Trianon gardens, Marie-Antoinettes’ letters, and the memoirs of her staff.
Berthe Morisot Jean-Dominique Rey and Sylvie Patry
Flammarion, 2011 (reissued 2018)
The first English translation of Rey’s classic study, 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 pavillion at the 2011 Venice Art Biennale, featuring immersive, conceptual artist Claude Lévêque.
Cindy Sherman Régis Durand et. al.
Exhibition catalogue for the major Sherman retrospective held at the Jeu de Paume, Paris, in 2007.
The Little Book of Michelangelo, Hélène Sueur, Paul Joannides et al.
Translator (from French) and adaptor of English texts in this contributed introduction to the work of Michelangelo.
James Ensor, Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings Xavier Tricot
Petraco Pandora, 1992
Editor and translator of this major two-volume reference work.