Art in translation

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 Flammarion, Somogy, Philip Wilson, and the Bénézit Dictionary;  the Lyon Biennale, La Force de l’Art, temporary exhibitions at the Louvre and the Musée Marmottan, MONUMENTA at the Grand Palais; the Centre Pompidou Paris and Metz, the Musée Marmottan, the Musée Rodin, the Musée Fabre (Montpellier); the CNAP (Department 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.

I hold an MA in English literature, literary translation and art history from the University of Cambridge (Queens’ College) and an MPhil. from the University of London Institute in Paris.

Selected translations:

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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.

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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.

lyon biennale

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.

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Icons of Modern Art: The Shchukin Collection (ed. Anne Baldassari)
Gallimard, 2017
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.

MarieAntoinette

From Marie-Antoinette’s Garden Elisabeth de Feydeau
Flammarion, 2013
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’ letters, and the memoirs of her staff.

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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.
Flammarion, 2011
Catalogue of the French pavilion at the 2011 Venice Art Biennale, featuring immersive, conceptual art pioneer Claude Lévêque.

Cindy Sherman Régis Durand et. al.
Flammarion 2007
Exhibition catalogue for the major Sherman retrospective held at the Jeu de Paume, Paris, in 2007.

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